University of Barcelona


University of Barcelona

The University of Barcelona (UB) is the leading public university in the city and the main university in Catalonia, with the highest number of students and the widest range of courses on offer. It was founded in 1450 and is considered one of the most important universities in Spain, due to its long tradition, prestige, quality and demanding admission requirements. Currently, it is the top Spanish university in the QS World University Rankings, Academic Ranking of World Universities and SCImago.

A university with history

Founded in 1450, the University of Barcelona is one of the top 25 universities that are over 400 years old, according to the Times Higher Education.

Spain's leading university

The University of Barcelona leads Spain in prestigious university rankings such as the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and the QS World University Rankings.

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