Year of foundation: 1990
Approx. number of students:
Period of study: Mid September-Mid December; Early January-Mid March; Mid March-Mid June
MCI partner since: 2014
Barcelona is the capital, most populous city of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, with a population of approx. 1.6 million people. The city is located on the Mediterranean coast.
Barcelona is recognized as a global city because of its importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts and international trade. Barcelona is a major economic center with one of Europe's principal Mediterranean ports, and Barcelona International Airport is the second largest in Spain after the Madrid-Barajas Airport (handles about 30 million passengers per year). The city is well known in recent times for the 1992 Summer Olympics. The headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean are located in Barcelona.
People in Barcelona speak usually Catalan, not Spanish.
Pompeu Fabra University is named after the Catalan philologist Pompeu Fabra. The University offers 19 undergraduate degrees, 37 official masters, and 9 PhD programs, as well as around 60 UPF masters. It is currently the only Spanish university to figure in the Times Higher Education top 200 ranking at position 164.
The UPF is located in three separate campuses, each associated to its own area of knowledge :
Social Sciences and Humanities (Ciutadella Campus)
Sciences and information technologies and communication (Communication Campus - Poblenou)
Biomedical sciences (Mar Campus)
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