Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, has always encouraged closer contact between cities and international projection at all levels. Barcelona is a beautiful Mediterranean city, with 2,000 years of history behind it, open and friendly to visitors. Its commercial, productive and creative talent has given the city its dynamic and modern character

Barcelona, the Southern Gate to Europe, hosts one of the largest university communities in Europe, made up of 173,319 students and 13,942 professors in eight universities offering 758 degree programmes. In its 500 years of university life, Barcelona has committed itself to provide a high quality education offer, without forgetting our history and traditions.

The Catalan university system depends on the Ministry of Business and Knowledge, according to the legal framework in Spain which allows the Autonomous Government of Catalonia, the Generalitat, to take full responsibility for education at all levels in Catalonia.

The main aspects over which the Ministry has jurisdictional power, regarding the universities, are university programming; the creation of new public universities and the recognition of private universities; the approval of the public universities statutes; the programming and implementation of new studies and research activities and the elaboration, approval and control of the universities’ budgets.

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UNIVERSITIES

 

UB | Universidad de Barcelona

UB | UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Founded in 1450, the University of Barcelona represents deep academic tradition coupled with frontier scientific knowledge. The eighteen centres of the University of Barcelona are distributed over six campuses, the majority of which are located…

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UAB | Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

UAB | UNIVERSITAT AUTÒNOMA DE BARCELONA

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is a comprehensive, dynamic and modern public university founded in 1968. It is committed to society and to the environment, opened to the world and with a genuine…

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UPC | Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña

UPC | UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE CATALUNYA

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) provides top-level training in the fields of architecture, engineering and technology. The education we offer is multidisciplinary, international and prestigious, and can be oriented…

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UPF | Universidad Pompeu Fabra

UPF | UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA

UPF is a public, international and research-intensive university that, in just twenty-five years, has earned a place for itself among the best universities in Europe. The university structures its studies on…

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URL | Universidad Ramon Llull

URL | UNIVERSITAT RAMON LLULL

The Ramon Llull University (URL), located in Barcelona, is a private, not-for-profit university. It is inspired by humanist and Christian values and promotes a public service that aims to provide a high-quality, personalised…

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UVIC | Universidad de Vic

UVIC-UCC | UNIVERSITAT DE VIC-UNIVERSITAT CENTRAL DE CATALUNYA

Open to the world and focusing on all-round training, the University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC) offers degree courses in the fields of Science, Education, Business, Health, Biosciences, Engineering,…

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UIC | UNIVERSITAT INTERNACIONAL DE CATALUNYA

We have been teaching people based on academic rigour, university and enriching life experiences since 1997. We offer 15 degree programmes and a wide range of master’s, postgraduate and continuing education courses in highly diverse areas of knowledge…

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UAO | Universidad Abat Oliba (CEU)

UAO | UNIVERSITAT ABAT OLIBA CEU

The Universitat Abat Oliba CEU is one of three universities within the Fundación San Pablo CEU. The UAO CEU offers a broad academic offer unique in the Catalan university market,…

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INSTITUT DEL TEATRE

The Theatre School is a cultural institution with a long history of training in the various specialities of the performing arts and the research, promotion and dissemination of theatre. The combination of all of these activities makes it one of the most dynamic and influential institutions in the world of performing arts in Europe.

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Fundació BCN Formació Professional is a foundations that Works as an instrument of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) centres, institutions, companies and representatives of the social and economic sectors of Barcelona and its metropolitan  area; a tool for developing shared projects among centres companies and any other agents related to VET within the city

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masterMEESCUELA DE NEGOCIOS EUROPEA DE BARCELONA

The Escuela de Negocios Europea de Barcelona (European Business School of Barcelona) is a business school specialized in masters and post graduated education of high performance that it is characterized by being a distance learning center. ENEB has several reference programs of an international relevance in Spain and in Latin America, in which upper management positions are trained in the different business areas.

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XARXA FP 

Xarxa FP is a non-profit association of European cities founded in 1999 by the Barcelona Education Institut (IMEB) with the objective to collaborate on the improvement of Vocational Education and Training (VET), through mobility programs, traineeships and in-company work placements, as well as the promotion of joint strategies among the European cities therein. At present, Xarxa FP comprises up to 22 European cities of 8 different countries. Xarxa FP’s mission is to propel VET students and professional’s mobility to undertake work placements in companies located in the partner cities, therefore enriching their comprehensive education. Xarxa FP also enables the exchange of methodology and education experiences between VET schools and teachers, along with companies and local authorities across Europe.

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