The Universitat de Barcelona (UB) is a public Catalan university with a large number of students and a broad educational offering. In addition, it is one of the main university research centres in Spain because of the number of research programmes it develops. Closely linked to the history of Barcelona and Catalonia, UB combines tradition with teaching innovation and excellence. It is an urban, open, cosmopolitan university. It has campuses spread out around in Barcelona.
The UB offers a wide range of courses adapted to society’s needs and demands. UB offers EHEA Bachelor’s degree courses, Master’s degrees and doctoral programmes, both distance and face-to-face learning courses to its more than 70,000 students. Moreover, aware of the importance of lifelong learning, it proposes a broad and multidisciplinary offer of such courses in Catalonia, through the Institute of Lifelong Learning (IL3-UB). In addition to the academic aspect, the university also promotes cultural and sporting activities.
The UB is one of the leading research universities in Spain. According to the Third European Report on Science and Technology Indicators, UB is the second-ranked Spanish institution, after the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), in terms of volume of publications.
The UB is made up of more than 5 000 researchers, technicians and scholarship holders, organised into research institutes and participates in national and international centres of reference and networks. It houses the Parc Científic de Barcelona (Barcelona Science Park, PCB). The UB Science and Technology Centres (CCiTUB) are a Research infrastructure facility at the University with the main goal to support research. The headquarters of the Permanent Secretariat of the Arab-Euro Conference on Higher Education (AECHE), a network which gathers the Association of Arab Universities (AArU), the European University Association (EUA) and their respective members, are based at UB.
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