La Universitat de Barcelona is the university with the largest number of students and the most complete and wide-ranged educational offer. Besides, it is the main university research centre of Spain and one of the largest in Europe, both as regards the number of research programs and for the excellence achieved in this area. It owns a prominent place in the most important worldwide, European and national rankings.
Closely linked to the history of Barcelona and Catalonia, the UB combines traditional values with the fact of being an innovative institution of excellence in teaching. It is also a university city, open and cosmopolitan, like Barcelona itself.
The University of Barcelona displays its campuses throughout the urban fabric of the city, and nourishes the relationship of interdependence between the organization and Barcelona. This relationship provides human and cultural entertainment in the city and allows the university community to enjoy the services provided from both sides.