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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UB is the main public university of Catalonia, the university with the largest body of students and the most over-arching and well-rounded education.
The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is a leading public university with a strong international vocation, highly committed to promoting mobility, collaboration and the capture of talent…
Engineering, architecture, science and technology are the four main areas of knowledge of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC).
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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,…
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
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.
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.