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University of Barcelona

  • 156 QS World University Rankings 2018
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About University of Barcelona

The University of Barcelona is a public university located in the city of Barcelona, Catalonia in Spain. With 75 undergraduate programs, 353 graduate programs and 96 doctorate programs to over 63,700 students, UB was considered to be the best University in Spain in the 2011 QS World University Rankings which ranked the university 148th overall in the world. Its subject rankings were: 74th in Life Sciences & Biomedicine, 89th in Arts & Humanities, 87th in Natural Sciences, 143rd in Social Sciences and 175th in Engineering & IT. In 2010, according to University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP), it is the best university in Spain and 83rd university in the world.

Campus information

  • University of Barcelona comprises 100 departments grouped in 18 faculties and two university schools, one school and eight attached schools.
  • The UB offers 75 undergraduate programs, 353 graduate programs and 96 doctorate programs to over 90,644 students. It also has 30 research centers.

University of Barcelona located in Catalonia.


UB students can choose from different kinds of accommodation, including the following:

  • Halls of Residence. The UB has three halls of residence of its own and a number of private halls of residence are affiliated to the University. In total, these halls house around 2,000 students and are designed to cater specifically to students and their study requirements. Many of them are also equipped with sports facilities.
  • The Viure i Conviure Program. This homeshare program promotes and encourages supportive relationships between generations by providing students who want to live close to the UB with a room in an elderly person's house or flat, in exchange for their company. The program is for students under the age of thirty who do not have accommodation or a job in Barcelona.
  • Options provided by the Barcelona University Centre (BCU). The BCU is a consortium that coordinates activities to promote Barcelona as an international university town. It offers accommodation for UB students and  temporary visiting students through a reservations centre where people can choose from various types of accommodation: a bank of flats for young people to rent or rooms in shared flats.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 2 Business, Management 1 Engineering 1 Health and Medicine 2 Humanities & Social Sciences 3


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