Pompeu Fabra University Barcelona

Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona


Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) is a modern public university, conveniently located in the centre of Barcelona (Spain) and founded in 1990 with the aim of providing top quality education and standing out as a research-based university.

Today, UPF is both a specialised university with a unique teaching model and a cutting-edge research institution in three closely related fields of knowledge: − Social sciences and humanities, on the Ciutadella campus − Health and life sciences, on the Mar campus − Communication and information technologies, on the Poblenou campus

UPF places a strong emphasis on quality teaching, based on comprehensive education and student-centred learning, and innovation in the learning processes. UPF’s MOOCs are produced within this general goal.

In recent years, the university has deepened its international collaboration with highly valued, strategic partners on all continents, yielding new opportunities for mobility and enabling the launch of joint programmes. The university has also experienced substantial growth in research thanks to its policy, from the start, of seeking out top international talent, which has allowed it to recruit some of the best researchers and lecturers.

These policies have helped to make UPF a multilingual university with three working languages (Catalan, Spanish and English) for both teaching and research. All PhD programmes and a wide range of master’s programmes can be fully or partially taken in English, as can an ever-increasing percentage of undergraduate-level coursework.

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