Founded in 1450, the **Universitat de Barcelona** is a public university that combines a deep academic tradition with cutting-edge scientific knowledge. It is located in the city of Barcelona, one of the most important cosmopolitan centers in the Mediterranean and Europe. The sixteen centers of the University of Barcelona, divided into six main campuses, are spread throughout the city and fully integrated into urban life.
As one of the largest universities in Spain, the University of Barcelona receives a large number of students each year, both of Spanish and foreign origin. It has more than 44,000 undergraduate students and almost 19,000 master's, postgraduate and doctoral students. Almost 15% of the students are foreigners with more than 122 different nationalities.
As a public institution focused on academic excellence, the University of Barcelona is committed to the training and preparation of the current and next generation of world citizens. Professionals, researchers, entrepreneurs and executives with the ability to work at the highest university level anywhere in the world. At the same time, the University of Barcelona has positioned itself as the first in Spain in international rankings, becoming one of the most prestigious universities in the world in terms of impact on research.
The University of Barcelona has an international vocation, which is why it is a member of the most important university networks in the world, among which the League of European Research Universities (LERU), the COIMBRA Group (CG) and the Arab-European Conference on Higher Education stand out. (AECHE).
In addition, it has more than 2,800 international agreements, including agreements with 82 of the top 200 universities in the world.