Academic Ranking of World Universities

Autonomous University of Barcelona
English Name: Autonomous University of Barcelona
Region: Southern Europe
Country: Spain
Found Year: 1968
Address: Edifici A. Campus UAB Bellaterra
Website: http://Http://www.uab.cat/en

The 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 UAB caters to all aspects of university life. 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:

·           87 bachelor's degrees. Its international dimension can also be seen by the high number of students from abroad enrolled (1,469 international bachelor’s degree students). The degrees in Business Management and Administration, EconomicsPrimary Education and Tourism are offered fully in English, and many other degrees offer subjects in English.

·         315 Master’s Degrees, whose aim is to provide students with an advanced-level, specialised, multidisciplinary education oriented towards both professional specialisation and research initiation.

·         68 PhD programmes, providing advanced training in research techniques, culminating in a doctoral thesis (1,072 PhD theses in 2015-2016). They involve preparing and defending a thesis and usually last three years, with the aim of producing top-level academic and professionals. A total of 27 of the UAB’s PhD programmes have received an Excellence Award. The European Doctoral Research Component includes stays in different European countries and the participation of lecturers from foreign universities.

The international dimension of the UAB can be seen by the number of students enrolled from abroad, especially in master's degrees with 2,105 international students (35%), and PhD programmes with 1,692 international students (33%). There are over 45 master's degrees taught 100% in English. 

 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, as well as with scientific centres such as the Alba Synchrotron Light Facility, located five minutes away from campus.

The UAB campus includes 351 research groups57 departments and 68  research institutes and centres, many of which were created in collaboration with important scientific institutions, and all of which conduct a large amount of research activities (3,316 articles published in indexed journals according to 2015, Thomson Reuters WOK). Research activities are also carried out in the five UAB-affiliated hospitals, three of which have been awarded the Carlos III Health Institute’s seal of excellence.

The university actively encourages the involvement and participation of its students in volunteering activities and community service, and has been recognised by several institutes for these tasks. It also carries out awareness-raising campaigns among the university community.

The UAB facilitates participation in mobility programmes and works to attract students from abroad (3,546 international mobility students). Its most important projects are Erasmus Mundus, Comenius, Leonardo Da Vinci and Erasmus K2. It also has specific programmes which welcome and aid 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.

Total Enrollment:
           International Students:(%)
Undergraduate Enrollment:32767
           International Students:1262(4%)
Graduate Enrollment:
           International Students:(%)

Undergraduate Programs
           Advertising and Public Relations
           Art History
           Audiovisual Communication
           Biochemistry
           Biology
           Biotechnology
           Business Management and Administration
           Business Management and Administration+ Law
           Catalan Studies
           Chemistry
           Classics
           Computer Engineering + Mathematics
           Criminology
           Documentation
           East Asian Studies
           Economics
           Education Studies
           Educational Psychology
           English Studies
           Environmental Science
           Food Science and Technology
           French Studies
           Geography
           Geology
           History
           Humanities
           Journalism
           Labour Studies
           Law
           Literary Theory and Comparative Literature
           Market Research Methods
           Mathematics
           Mathematics + Computer Engineering
           Mathematics + Computer Engineering
           Medicine - Uab
           Music and Music History
           Philosophy
           Physics
           Political Science and Public Administration
           Psychology
           Social and Cultural Anthropology
           Sociology
           Spanish Studies
           Translation and Interpreting
           Veterinary Medicine
Master's Degree Programs
           Accounting and Finances
           Administration and Management of Business Administration and Distribution
           Advanced Accounting and Auditing
           Advanced Accounting and Taxation
           Advanced Accounting and Taxation
           Advanced Dermatology
           Advanced Typography
           Advertising Account Management
           Affective and Anxiety Disorders In Adults
           Affective and Anxiety Disorders In Adults
           Analytical Psychology and Psychotherapy
           Analytical Psychology and Psychotherapy
           Animal Law and Society
           Animal Law and Society
           Applied Social Research Techniques
           Audiovisual Translation
           Auditing
           Auditing
           Books and Literature For Children and Young People
           Business and Institutional Communication
           Business and Institutional Communication
           Business and Public Employment: A Legal, Economic and Values-Based Approach
           Business Management
           Canine Unit Instruction
           Catalan Teching For Linguistic Inclusion
           Childhood Clinical Psychopathology
           Childhood Clinical Psychopathology
           Children'S Speech Therapy
           Children'S Speech Therapy
           Chronic Illness and Childhood Behavioural Disorders
           Civil and Family Law
           Clinical Optometry
           Clinical Optometry
           Clinical Psychology and Behavioural Medicine
           Clinical Psychology and Health Intervention
           Communication and Education
           Communication and Education
           Communication, International Cooperation and Socio-Cultural Mediation In The Mediterranean
           Communication,International Cooperation and Socio-Cultural Mediation In The Mediterranean
           Computer Assisted Translation
           Conflicts and Peace Communication
           Conflicts and Peace Communication
           Conflicts and Social Movements Communication
           Conflicts and Social Movements Communication
           Contemporary Migration Movements and Interculturalism
           Contemporary Migration Movements and Interculturalism
           Cooperation In Health and Medical Geography
           Cooperation In Health and Medical Geography
           Court Psychology and Forensic Psychological Assessment
           Court Psychology and Forensic Psychological Assessment
           Creative Communication
           Creative Communication
           Creative Illustration and Visual Comunications Techniques
           Creative Ilustration and Visual Comunications Techniques
           Criminalistics Analysis of Information and Advanced Techniques In Forensic Sciences
           Criminology
           Criminology
           Dance and Movement Therapy
           Dance and Movement Therapy
           Dance and Movement Therapy
           Dependence and Domiciliary Care
           Dependence and Domiciliary Care
           Digital Publishing Design
           Digital Publishing Design
           Electronic Records Management
           Electronic Records Management
           Emergencies and Catastrophes
           Emergencies and Catastrophes
           Emergencies and Intensive Treatment: Integrated Adult Nursing Care
           Emergencies and Intensive Treatment: Integrated Adult Nursing Care
           Environment Specialising In Management of Basins and Natural Resources
           Equestrian Injury Rehabilitation-Hippotherapy
           Equestrian Injury Rehabilitation-Hippotherapy
           Eu-China: Culture and Economy
           Euroasian International Business
           European Graphoanalysis
           European Graphoanalysis
           European Master In Demography
           European Master In Demography
           European Politics of International Cooperation For Development
           Event Management Business Tourism
           Event Management Business Tourism
           Event Management Business Tourism
           Experimental Chemistry
           Fashion and Design Industry Management
           Finance Office Management
           Financial Solutions
           Fine Chemicals Experimentation
           Fine Chemicals Experimentation
           Fiscal Policy
           Food Safety
           Food Safety
           Food Safety and Quality Management
           Food Safety and Quality Management
           Forensic Psychological Assessment and Consulting In Civil, Family and Labour Law
           Forensic Psychological Assessment and Consulting In Civil, Family and Labour Law
           Forensic Psychological Assessment For Criminal Court
           Forensic Psychological Assessment For Criminal Court
           Forensichandwritinganalysis,Graphistics, Document Examination and Forensic Sociolinguistics
           Forensichandwritinganalysis,Graphistics,Document Examination and Forensic Sociolinguistics
           Gender and Equality
           Gender and Equality
           Geographical Information Systems
           Geographical Information Systems
           Glaucoma Fellowship
           Global Business Management
           Graphic Communication
           Graphic Communication
           Graphic Communication
           Graphic Communication Strategies
           Graphic Communication Strategies
           Graphic Elements Design
           Graphic Elements Design
           Guidelines and Strategies For Educational Debate In The Context of The Family
           Guidelines and Strategies For Educational Debate In The Context of The Family
           Gynecology Endoscopic
           Holistic Urgent and Emergency Care
           Holistic Urgent and Emergency Care
           Hotel Management
           Hotel Marketing and Finance
           Hotel Marketing and Finance
           Human Dietetics and Nutrition
           Human Dietetics and Nutrition
           Human Reproductive Medicine
           Human Reproductive Medicine
           Information Sciences In Business and Marketing
           Insurance Company Management
           Insurance Company Management
           Insurance-Specialist Techniques
           Insurance-Specialist Techniques
           Integral Conflict Management and Promotion of Peaceful Coexistence
           Integral Conflict Management and Promotion of Peaceful Coexistence
           Integrated Care For Serious Trauma
           Integrated Freight Transportation
           Integrated Nursing Care For The Fragile
           Integrated Nursing Care For The Fragile
           Integrated Protection and Self-Protection For Public Safety Professionals
           Integrated Protection and Self-Protection For Public Safety Professionals
           Intensive Nursing
           Interactive Creativity and Strategy
           Interactive Creativity and Strategy
           Interdisciplinary Studies In Contemporary Migration
           Intermediterranean Relations: Economic Investment and Intercultural Integration
           Intermediterranean Relations: Economic Investment and Intercultural Integration
           International Armed and Social Conflicts Communication
           International Armed and Social Conflicts Communication
           International Business and Marketing
           International Business Management
           International Comparative Rural Policies Studies
           International Comparative Rural Policies Studies
           International Comparative Rural Policies Studies
           International Comparative Rural Policies Studies
           International In Family Law
           International In Family Law
           International Trade and Marketing
           Introduction To Business
           Landscape Management For Land Use and Environmental Planning
           Landscape Management For Land Use and Environmental Planning
           Language Consultancy For Audiovisual Media
           Language Consultancy For Audiovisual Media Legal Translation
           Language Consultancy In Catalan For Audiovisual Media
           Legal Translation
           Management and Strategic Planning In Safety Organizations
           Management and Strategic Planning In Safety Organizations
           Management of Financial Institutions
           Management of Geriatrics Centres
           Management of Geriatrics Centres
           Management of Political and Electoral Communication
           Management of Political and Electoral Communication
           Management of Sports Services Companies
           Management Planning In Safety Organizations
           Management Planning In Safety Organizations
           Managing People In Organizations
           Managing People In Organizations
           Marketing and Supply Chain
           Mathematics For Finance
           Mathematics For Finance
           Mathematics For Finance
           Mathematics For Finance
           MBA In Hotel Management
           Mediation: Community Mediation Specialization
           Mediation: Community Mediation Specialization
           Medical Education
           Medicinal Plants and Natural Medicine
           Medicinal Plants and Natural Medicine
           Mfs-Orthodontic
           Mobility Planning and Road Safety
           Mobility Planning and Road Safety
           Mobility Planning and Road Safety
           Mobility Planning and Road Safety
           Multimedia Design
           Multimedia, Information and Documentary Infographics
           Multimedia, Information and Documentary Infographics
           Music Education
           Music Education
           Nephrological Nursing
           Neurologopedics
           Newborn and Paedriatic Intensive Nursing Care
           Obesity and Eating Disorders
           Obesity and Eating Disorders
           Ocular Photography
           Oncologic Surgery
           Ophthalmic and Orb Plastic Surgery
           Organization and Management of Musical Training Centres
           Organization and Management of Musical Training Centres
           Osteopathy
           Out-Of-Hospital Emergency Care
           Out-Of-Hospital Emergency Care
           Out-Of-Hospital Emergency Care
           Out-Of-Hospital Emergency Care
           Peace Culture
           Peace Culture
           Perioperative Nursing
           Photojournalism
           Physical Therapy In Paediatrics
           Physiotherapy In Neurology: Assessment and Treatment Practical Application
           Physiotherapy In Neurology: Assessment and Treatment Practical Application
           Physiotherapy In Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
           Physiotherapy of The Thorax
           Physiotherapy of The Thorax
           Podiatry Outpatient Minor Surgery
           Podiatry Outpatient Minor Surgery
           Political Analysis and Communication
           Political Analysis and Communication
           Political and Institutional Communication
           Political and Institutional Communication
           Pre-Hospital Care
           Pre-Hospital Care
           Press and Public Relations Offices
           Press and Public Relations Offices
           Primary Health Care
           Primary Health Care
           Production of Graphic Messages
           Professional Psycho-Pedagogical Intervention and Consulting
           Professional Psycho-Pedagogical Intervention and Consulting
           Programme For Updating Techniques For Human Assisted Reproduction
           Programme For Updating Techniques For Human Assisted Reproduction
           Projective Tests
           Proofreading and Language Quality Control
           Proofreading and Language Quality Control
           Psychobiology and Cognitive Neuroscience
           Psychobiology and Cognitive Neuroscience
           Psychocreativity
           Psychocreativity
           Psychological Analysis of Handwriting Familiy Orientation and Professional
           Psychological Analysis of Handwriting Familiy Orientation and Professional
           Psychological Analysis of Handwriting, Graphoanalysis, Graphopathology and Graphic
           Psychological Analysis of Handwriting, Graphoanalysis, Graphopathology and Graphic Projective Tests
           Psychology Applied To Sports Performance
           Psychology Applied To Sports Performance
           Psychology of Creativity
           Psychology of Creativity
           Psychomotor Development From 0 To 8 Years
           Psychosocial Rehabilitation In Mental Health
           Psychosocial Rehabilitation In Mental Health
           Psychotherapy of Group Based On The Clinical Practice
           Psychotherapy of Group Based On The Clinical Practice
           Psychotherapy of Group Based On The Clinical Practice
           Psychotherapy of Group Based On The Clinical Practice
           Public Relations and Press Office
           Public Relations and Press Office
           Publishing
           Quality Control and Food Safety Legislation
           Quality Control and Food Safety Legislation
           Refractive Corneal Surgery
           Remote Sensing and Gis From Satellite Images To Internet Cartography
           Remote Sensing and Gis From Satellite Images To Internet Cartography
           Reproductive Biology and Assisted Human Reproduction Techniques
           Reproductive Biology and Assisted Human Reproduction Techniques
           Research Methodology: Design and Statistics In Health Sciences
           Research Methodology: Design and Statistics In Health Sciences
           Retail Management
           Sap Erp
           Sap Erp Financials
           Sap Erp Financials
           Schizophrenia and Dementia
           Schizophrenia and Dementia
           School Libraries, Written Culture and Web-Based Society
           Science and Welfare of Laboratory Animals
           Scientific Computation and Simulation
           Scientific Computation and Simulation
           Social Agent Integral Training Sanitary Branch
           Social Agent Integral Training Sanitary Branch
           Social Agent Integral Training Sanitary Branch
           Social Research Techniques
           Sport and Physical Activity Nursing
           Sport Traumatology
           Sports Physical Therapy and Recovery To Physical Activity
           Sports Physical Therapy and Recovery To Physical Activity
           Start Date Access To The Legal Profession
           Start Date Addictive Behaviors: Prevention and Nursing Intervention
           Start Date Adult Clinical Psychopathology
           Start Date Adult Clinical Psychopathology
           Start Date Advanced Accounting and Auditing
           Start Date Environment Specialising In Management of Basins and Natural Resources
           Statistics and Design In The Health Sciences
           Statistics and Design In The Health Sciences
           Strabismus and Pediatric Ophthalmology
           Strategy and Interactive Creativity
           Strategy and Interactive Creativity
           Strategy For Graphic Communication
           Strategy For Graphic Communication
           Structural Osteopathy
           Support For Educational and Social Inclusion
           Surgery and Anaesthesia In Small Animals
           Surgical Nursing
           Systemic Coaching
           Systemic Coaching
           Systemic Family Therapy
           Systemic Family Therapy
           Teacher Training
           Theory and Practice of Creative Documentary Making
           Theory and Practice of Prosociality and The Application of Logotherapy
           Theory and Practice of Prosociality and The Application of Logotherapy
           Thinking Contemporary Art
           Tourist Landscape and New Technologies: Aesthetic Theory and Cultural Heritage Management
           Tourist Landscape and New Technologies: Aesthetic Theory and Cultural Heritage Management
           Travel Agency Management and Consulting
           Travel Agency Management and Consulting
           Travel Journalism
           Travel Journalism
           Treatment and Pathogenesis of Aids
           Treatment and Pathogenesis of Aids
           Typography: From The Creation of Type To Publishing
           Typography: From The Creation of Type To Publishing
           Urban Law
           Urban Law
           Vent Management Business Tourism
           Video Game Design
           Video Game Design
           Vitreoretinal Studies
           Winery Management
           Writing For Television and Cinema
Doctoral Programs
           Advertising and Public Relations
           Ambient Intelligence and Accessibility
           Animal Biology
           Animal Medicine and Health
           Animal Production
           Applied Economics
           Aquaculture
           Art History and Musicology
           Audiovisual Communication and Advertising
           Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
           Biodiversity
           Biology and Plant Biotechnology
           Biotechnology
           Catalan Language and Literature and Theatre Studies
           Cellular Biology
           Chemistry
           Clinical and Health Psychology
           Cognitive Science and Language
           Communication and Journalism
           Communication Content In The Digital Age
           Comparative Political and Social History
           Computer Science
           Cultures In Contact In The Mediterranean
           Demography
           Economic Analysis
           Economic History
           Economics, Management and Organisation (Business Economics)
           Education
           Educational Psychology
           Egyptology
           Electrochemistry. Science and Technology
           Electronic Engineering
           English Philology
           Environmental Sciences
           Food Science
           Genetics
           Geography
           Geology
           Health Psychology and Sports Psychology
           High-Performance Computing
           History of Science
           History, Geography and Social Studies Education
           Immunology
           International In Entrepreneurship and Management
           International Public Law
           International Relations and European Integration
           Language and Literature Education
           Law, Science and Technologies (Last-Jd)
           Literary Theory and Comparative Literature
           Materials Science
           Math and Science Education
           Mathematics
           Media, Communication and Culture
           Medicine
           Microbiology
           Microelectronics and Electronic Systems
           Morphology and Structural and Molecular Pathology
           Neuroscience
           Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Preventive Medicine and Public Health
           Pharmacology
           Philosophy
           Physical, Visual Arts, Music and Voice Education
           Physics
           Political Science
           Prehistoric Archaeology
           Private Law
           Psychiatry
           Psychology
           Public Law and The Philosophy of Law
           Public Policy and Social Transformation
           Romance Languages and Cultures
           Social and Cultural Anthropology
           Social Psychology
           Sociology
           Spanish Philology
           Surgery
           Telecommunications and Systems Engineering
           Terrestrial Ecology
           Translation and Intercultural Studies

Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities
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Ranking
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Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Broad Subject Fields
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Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Subject Fields
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