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09-11-2018

What Universities are there in Barcelona?

If you are reading this post, it is likely that you are thinking of Spain as your future destination to study abroad. If so, you should know what opportunities each city offers. Catalonia has a system of superior education of quality and prestige of international reference.

The university system of Catalonia, whose capital is our city, Barcelona, ??is formed by twelve universities: seven of them are public universities (Universidad de Barcelona, ??Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, ??Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Universidad de GironaUniversidad de Lleida y Universidad Rovira i Virgili), four private universities (Ramon Llull University, Abat Oliba University CEU, International University of Catalonia and University of Vic) and one that offers online teaching (UOC).

Barcelona is used to receiving thousands of foreign students every year, so all universities have international student attention offices that solve the basic questions for the stay in Catalonia (immigration procedures, health information, leisure activities and sports , etc.).

In what languages ??can I study at the University in Barcelona?

Catalan society is multilingual. Castilian, which everyone speaks and understands, is the most common language (50.7%) and Catalan, Catalonia's own and official language, is usually spoken by 36.3% of citizens. More than a third of the population over 15 years of age understands and speaks English (38.4%), and 23.9% in French.

The languages ??that are mostly used in teaching are Catalan, Spanish and English.

Barcelona capital hosts one of the largest university communities in southern Europe. With an offer of 758 university degrees and more than 700 master's and graduate programs: 250,000 students, 15,000 professors, 450 undergraduate and 470 master's programs -86 entirely in English and 34 in collaboration with foreign universities-, 800 research groups, 25,000 researchers and 45,000 people involved in research and development.

In addition, universities have international recognition: five Catalan universities are among the 500 best universities in the world (UB, UAB, UPC, UPF and URV) and four are among the 100 best universities with less than 50 years of history (UAB, UPC, UPF and URV).

Barcelona is also one of the European cities with the most concentration of prestigious business schools, two of which (Iese and Esade) are among the top 25 in the world.

There are also specialized postgraduate platforms, such as the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (BGSE) and the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI).