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Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Innovation, employability, and entrepreneurship

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is known for its excellence in research and quality in teaching, and is a reference centre in Europe. The UAB is located only 25 minutes via public transportation from Barcelona’s city centre, a cosmopolitan metropolis lying on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The main campus is located in Bellaterra, at the heart of one of the main industrial and technological poles of Mediterranean Europe.


The campus is a true city of knowledge with almost 50,000 inhabitants: students, lecturers, researchers and administrative staff. It is organised with all the necessary services for the university community: residence halls (2,100 places), specialised libraries, a language learning centre, sport facilities (with a gym, pools, football pitch, etc.), healthcare centre, restaurants, stores and cafés.


The UAB offers top-level postgraduate and graduate programmes in almost all areas of knowledge:

  • 105 bachelor's degrees. The degrees in Business Management and Administration, Economics, Primary Education and Tourism are offered fully in English, and many other degrees offer subjects in English.

  • 274 Master’s Degrees.

  • 68 PhD programmes.

The University

The international dimension of the UAB can be seen by the number of students enrolled from abroad, especially on master's degrees and Study Abroad programmes.

In addition we offer mobility programmes like Erasmus Mundus, Comenius, Leonardo Da Vinci and Erasmus +. International students can study alongside local students and on international programmes as visiting students.

The UAB promotes innovation, employability and entrepreneurship. It strives to foster research and transfer in all areas of knowledge and works closely together with the surrounding business and industrial community.
The university actively encourages the involvement and participation of its students in volunteering activities and community service.

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