University in Barcelona

Barcelona offers a wide range of studies (public and private centers) and with guaranties of a high level education.

Universidad de Barcelona (UB)

It´s a Public University and is famous for being the oldest University in Barcelona (over 500 years of history) and it is also the University with the widest offer of studies (not only Degrees or Diplomas but also Seminars, MBA, Post Grades …). It is also the center that holds more students year after year (so it is relatively easy to get in) due to their big installations and infrastructures and also for the big classes (which is the main disadvantage, the UB has classes for 300 students and that makes a very impersonal College). With so large classes it is often interesting to get the documentation and invest the time in the Library or somewhere else.

Another weak of the UB is that with so many students, the University environment is almost inexistent.

UB is located in Plaza Universidad (Metro Universidad next to Plaza Catalunya) where the literary studies are taught and in Zona Universitaria (Metro Zona Universitaria – Palacio Real) for the rest.

The main and actually almost all of the careers can be studied in UB: Social, Economic, Engineer, Language, History, Science, Teaching, Medicine, …

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB)

The UAB (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona) is also a Public University and it is well known for being the only one which is located outside of the city, at the north side nearby a town called Cerdanyola del Vallès (15 km from Barcelona). Its location is the negative point of this University; however they have the best infrastructures and the largest campus of the whole Catalunya. It has a wide residential area, which is almost a little village with all the necessary shops (even a Driving School!) for the students that come from other cities.

Same as the UB, the UAB has a wide educational offer as it is allows to study not only Diplomas or Degrees (also including a wide offer) but also Post Grades, MBA, …

The advantages are: the number of students per class is less than in the UB and besides, the quality of the education is better and also the environment is much more attractive.
The disadvantage is its location, although it is well connected through public transport (it has its own train station) … always that it does not get any incident.

<a href="https://www.upc you can check”>Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya (UPC)

UPC is also a Public University and it is famous for being specialized in the Technical studies (Science, Engineer, Mathematics, Chemistry … Same as UB and UAB, there can be also studied Post Grade, Masters, MBA, etc.

Located in Escuela Industrial (next to Hospital Clínico, metro Hospital Clínico) and also as UB in Zona Universitaria (metro Zona Universitaria – Palacio Real) with very new and modern infrastructures.

Here are hold studies that due to their technical specialization are not hold in any other University in Barcelona.
The Disadvantage is the old infrastructures of the Escuela Industrial.

Universidad Pompeu Fabra (UPF)

UPF is also a Public University. It is a new University (15-20 years old) and it is famous for its new and especially elegant infrastructures. Besides of its short existence, this University has prestige due to its education quality (in part because of its philosophy of small classes and to count with experienced teachers who sometimes are retired politicians or Ministers).

Same as the other Universities, its offer includes Post Grades, MBA, Seminars, etc.

Located in Ciutadella next to the ZOO of Barcelona and the Olimpic Port (metro Ciutadella).

Main careers that can be studied are: Social, Humanities, Medicine, Information, Architecture, Economics, etc.

The disadvantage is that is not easy to study there due to its prestige and also because of the small classes.

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