Since it was founded in the year 1450, the University of Barcelona has been a leading centre of education, science and critical thought. The quality of its teaching and research, which have won recognition both inside and outside Spain, complements the UB’s commitment to serving the interests of local society and the country as a whole.
The University of Barcelona offers prospective students a wide range of course offerings tailored to their needs and to the needs of society in general, thus placing the University at the head of academic fields in very different degree areas, from technology on the one hand to art on the other.
The University of Barcelona (UB) is Spain’s leading research university, publishing more research than any other Spanish institution with the exception of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) (Third European Report on Science and Technology Indicators).
If you would like to form part of the University of Barcelona team you should consult the open calls for job vacancies in each of the following professional profiles:
Students at the University of Barcelona have access to the best services and support materials for every aspect of their academic lives: a network of libraries boasting the largest catalogue of all the Catalan universities, the chance to learn a wide selection of languages , comprehensive sports facilities, plus the advantages offered by new teaching and learning technologies and institutional subscriptions to leading publications .
The UB can help you find accommodation in Barcelona , whether in a UB-owned or UB-associated student hall of residence or in a private centre. The Barcelona Centre Universitari (BCU) or Viure i Conviure program and to online portals where to find the accommodation you are looking for.
The UB Library offers its users the following services and resources:
Teaching activity at the University of Barcelona is fully supported by the Virtual Campus, an online learning environment adapted to the needs of face-to-face, blended and distance learning models.
The University of Barcelona has campuses throughout and outside Barcelona, creating a unique relationship with the city and the wider region. This relationship stimulates participation in civic life and provides a means of sharing resources and services between the University and the city.
The UB aims to promote regular sports activities to improve physical and mental health and to contribute to a rounded education.
UB Sports offers a wide range of sports classes and provides the university community with facilities including a swimming pool, tennis courts, rooms for sports classes and fitness, football and rugby pitches, a sports centre and an athletics track, among others.
The UB considers that activities organized by students, whatever their focus, are one of the best indicators of the university's vitality and modernity. Consequently, the UB aims to support associations and student participation through various measures.
As a member of an association, group or collective, students can get involved with issues that affect students and society in general, discuss them and take action.
The UB in the field of legal studies is the only university in Catalonia that is among the top 100 universities in the world according to the QS World University Ranking in 2014.