The University of Barcelona is the most formidable public institution of higher education in Catalonia, catering to the needs of the greatest number of students and delivering the broadest and most comprehensive offering in higher educational courses. The UB is also the principal centre of university research in Spain and has become a European benchmark for research activity, both in terms of the number of research programmes it conducts and the excellence these have achieved.
Its own history closely tied to the history of Barcelona and of Catalonia, our university combines the values of tradition with its position as an institution dedicated to innovation and teaching excellence: a university that is as outward-looking and cosmopolitan as the city from which it takes its name.
The University of Barcelona belongs to the top 200 universities in the world and the top 100 universities in Europe.
(in the world)
|QS World University Rankings||2020||165||69|
|Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities||2019||151||57|
|Times Higher Education World University Rankings||2020||201||98|