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University of Barcelona


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The University of Barcelona, the number 1 University in Spain, is the main public university in Catalonia, catering to the needs of a great number of students and delivering the broadest and most comprehensive offer of higher education courses.

The Faculty of Economics and Business is the largest economics faculty in Catalonia
and also one of the faculties in the Barcelona Knowledge Campus, the most active ‘Campus of Excellence’ in Spain. The Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona is a center of excellence in teaching Economics, Business, Sociology and Statistics. Every academic year, the UB welcomes a large number of exchange students from other universities in Spain and abroad. They enjoy the opportunity of deepening their knowledge in their respective academic areas and to improve their Spanish skills. Here you can see the promotional video.

The Country

Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state and a member state of the European Union. Spain is a democracy organized in the form of a parliamentary government under a constitutional monarchy. It is a developed country with the 13th largest economy in the world. Widely known for Flamenco music and dance, bull-fights, fantastic beaches and lots of sunshine, Spain has to offer much more than that. It is – and has been for thousands of
years – one of the cultural centers of Europe. It has beautiful cities and towns, offering really old monuments as well as futuristic architecture.

The City

Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain, and its 2nd largest city. Barcelona is one of the world’s leading tourist, economic, trade fair/exhibitions and cultural-sports centers, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world’s major global cities. Barcelona has a huge number of attractions including a city center which retains its medieval street plan; some stunning modernist architecture including buildings like Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia; dozens of museums, including one dedicated to Picasso, another to Miro and yet another to Barcelona’s world famous football club, Barça! Barcelona is almost as lively at night as it is during the day and it has a unique, exciting atmosphere, which provides the visitor with a truly unforgettable experience. Barcelona, as a seaside city, has a warm, humid and sunny weather that invites to enjoy doing outdoor activities and even having a bath in the beaches from the spring until the beginning of the autumn season. Temperatures are rarely extreme but in winter they can reach minus 1 or 2 Celsius degrees.


The University of Barcelona does not offer on-campus accommodation facilities. Nevertheless,
the University is highly interested in the well being of international students and for that purpose has established agreements with a wide range of organizations, which offer accommodation. These centers provide students with diverse accommodation options especially oriented towards them for the temporary periods in which they are studying or participating in research programs at our institution.

Travel Opportunities

Barcelona overflows with activity and excitement, but there are many interesting places that make an easy day trip from Barcelona. The good public transport links make it easy to head further out of the city, too. The mountain top monastery of Montserrat is the most obvious day-trip to make, though the beaches on either side of the city also beckon in the summer. With more time, you can follow various trails around the local wine country, head south to the Roman town of Tarragona or north to medieval Girona and the Dalí museum in Figures.