If you are coming to live in Barcelona as a university student, you should already know that you are coming to one of theEuropean cities that Barcelona hosts one of the largest university communities. Shared flats for students, university residences and, of course, most importantly, internationally recognized prestigious universities.
The best known universities for all students from outside Barcelona are the University of Barcelona (UB), the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). However, Barcelona has other prestigious universities, which we will be presenting to you in the coming weeks.
Today we start with the Pompeu Fabra University, better known to its students as UPF.
UPF is a public, international and research-focused university. Although it is a recent university (it was founded in 1990), it has reached the level of the best European universities very quickly.
UPF has three campuses located in the center of Barcelona and specializes in the following areas: Political and Social Sciences, Health and Life Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Humanities, Communication, Translation and Language Sciences, xe Engineering and ICT.
UPF is one of the best-rated universities among its students, which stand out as offering quality, comprehensive and student-centered teaching.
As we mentioned, UPF is also a university very focused on the field of research, ranking among the twenty European universities with the highest number of projects funded by the European Research Counciland is the most productive university in Spain according to various state rankings. (BBVA Foundation or CyD Foundation).
One of the most out standing characteristics of UPF is that it is the public university with the highest percentage of international students. UPF and Barcelona share a cosmopolitan character and an open conception of the world. UPF's international profile begins with its professors, most of who mhave extensive international experience or are directly recruited abroad.
This favors UPF to be a multilingual university, with three working languages ??(Catalan, Spanish and English) for both teaching and research. All doctoral programs and a wide range of degrees and masters can be taken in English in whole or in part.
If you are planning to come to study in Barcelona during the summer months, Pompeu Fabra University also offers the Barcelona International Summer School (BISS), a reference program to enrich the curriculum of both local and internationa lstudents during the summer in Barcelona.
If you are looking for accommodation as a student near any of the UPF campuses, do not hesitate to contact our reservations department.