1948 - Creation of the Escola Normal de Mestres(Standard School of Teachers), by Barcelona’s council of bishops1991 - Unanimous approval by the Parlament de Catalunya of the Universitat Ramon Llull of which the Fundació Blanquerna is a founder member, with the Escola Universitària de Mestres and the new Facultat de Psicologia i Pedagogia, at Císter, 34
The Blanquerna-URL student will be able to learn with three different learning formats: practicing professionals from the sector concerned, teachers and researchers. All three complement each other and incorporate differentiating elements in the teaching-learning process.
Teachers from the sector bring their experience and the real world to the classroom. Teachers promote analysis and synthesis. Researchers provide the results of their research. A complete education which takes on board the complexities of reality.
At Blanquerna-URL technology is not only considered to be a vital learning tool, but its use is demanded in the specific context of the profession. This provides our students with a broad knowledge of the use of the latest tools they will have to use on an everyday basis.
Blanquerna-URL is an acknowledged and recognised centre for the preparation of top professionals in Catalonia and is cofounder of the Universitat Ramon Llull, the first Catalan university to be awarded the status of Campus de Excelencia Internacional (CEI) by the Spanish government.
Three faculties in different areas of Barcelona, 462 teachers, 5,300 graduate students and collaboration agreements with 2,390 companies and institutions have gone beyond the old model of the university campus confined to a limited space.
Blanquerna-URL provides a network rich in knowledge, opportunities and synergies between university, the business world and society.