The 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, in 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:
• 97 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.
• 267 Master’s Degrees.
• 68 PhD programmes.
The international dimension of the UAB can be seen by the number of students enrolled from abroad, especially in master's degrees.
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.
The UAB facilitates participation in mobility programmes and works to attract students from abroad. The most important projects are Erasmus Mundus, Comenius, Leonardo Da Vinci and Erasmus +. It also provides support to international students once they arrive at the UAB. Under the Erasmus programme alone, the UAB has 1,300 bilateral agreements with more than 500 universities in Europe.
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