Study & Learning

Where to Study? Universities in Barcelona

Barcelona universities stand out nationally and globally, since from their facilities to their classes, teachers and students are excellent. Barcelona is one of the best destinations to study.

Let’s see some universities and their characteristics.

1. Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)

This university shows us that it is not age but efficiency is important, since it has topped the list of the best universities in Spain, and is also among the 200 best universities in the world. It has been founded for 30 years and is a clear example that seniority is not mandatory to demonstrate excellence. It has 27 degrees, 33 masters and 9 doctorates. It is one of the best law universities in Spain.

The University is divided into the following faculties:

  • Humanities
  • Health and Life Sciences
  • Higher Polytechnic School
  • Economic and business Sciences
  • Political and Social Sciences
  • Communication
  • Law
  • Translation and interpretation

This university has 6 attached centers and three campuses where the different faculties are developed, such as; social sciences and humanities that are on the campus of the city, sciences and information and communication technologies this is located on the campus of communication, and biomedical sciences that is based on the campus of the sea.

2. University of Barcelona (UB)

This university is characterized by being classical, it was founded in 1450 and it is the oldest in the city, though the facilities are modernized.

The campuses are in different parts of the city, you can get it even in the center of it.

Its most historic building is located in the university square where its humanities campus is.

Its library is the second most important in the country, you can study any degree sitting in this beautiful library that has 1,611,721 volumes.

This faculty is the one with the most faculties, and it was founded by King Alfonso, in its more than 500 years of history its excellence has been preserved.

The quality of the training is also among the best universities in the Spanish ranking. And they stand out in being the best university to study medicine and it is relevant worldwide with this faculty.

3. Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)

This university was founded in 1968, it is located (most of it) on the Bellaterra campus in Cerdanyola del Vallés, province of Barcelona. You can also get its centers in areas such as Sant Cugat del Vallés, Manresa or Sabadell. It is the second university in Spain in the global ranking.

It is one of the most populated faculties in Spain as it has a number of students of 37,166 according to the data of the last census and the number of teachers 3,262 in particular.

At the bellaterra campus you can find a perfect residential complex for the installation and accommodation of students during their career or years of studies.

In this university these faculties are obtained:

  • Ingeniery school
  • Faculty of Biosciences
  • Science Faculty
  • Faculty of communication sciences
  • Faculty of Education Sciences
  • Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology
  • Law School
  • Faculty of Economics and Business
  • Faculty of Philosophy and Letters
  • School of Medicine
  • Faculty of Psychology
  • Faculty of Translation and Interpretation
  • Veterinary school

4. Open University of Cataluña (UOC)

Founded in 1994, it is a private non-face-to-face university, its headquarters are in Barcelona and it is recognized as the number one online university in the world.

It offers 27 undergraduate degrees, 46 university master’s degrees and 4 doctoral programs.

It has a highly efficient virtual campus and platform, it is an excellent option if you want to obtain a professional degree and the economic possibilities are low, and also not being able to travel to Barcelona. You would be training at one of the best universities in the world.

The university also offers online language courses, and subjects that you can take freely, because its training is online, the tuition costs are accessible unlike a face-to-face private university, and it has nothing to envy since it is positioned as one of the best.

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