Barcelona City Council
Links to the UABBarcelona is the capital of Catalonia and as such is also the capital of universities. The city is home to the facilities of eight universities: University of Barcelona, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Pompeu Fabra University, Ramon Llull University, Open University of Catalonia, International University of Catalonia and Abat Oliba University.
In line with its commitment to turning Barcelona into a pillar of the knowledge society, in November 2009, the City Council signed a document in which it expressed its interest in joining the UAB-CEI Strategic Plan, with the aim of “reinforcing the international standing of the UAB and of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area, by attracting talented researchers and entrepreneurs”.
UAB has six medical teaching units located at the hospitals of Sant Pau, Vall d'Hebron and Hospital del Mar. And countless are the students who, living in Barcelona, throughout the history of the UAB have travelled day after day - first to the facilities of Sant Cugat and then to campus of Bellaterra - to attend classes at the different centres.
University faculties and campuses can be found in several of Barcelona's neighbourhoods: Raval, Rambla, Pedralbes, Eixample and Vall d'Hebron are only a few of the districts where university students in Barcelona study and prepare for their future.
Barcelona is also a city fully supportive of businesses and it does so through several proposals, programmes and projects coordinated by Barcelona Activa.
Some of the main university centres and research institutes:
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Catalan Institute for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA)
Catalan Institute for Energy (ICAEN)
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
Open University of Catalonia (UOC)
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)
Ramon Llull University (URL)
University of Barcelona (UB)
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Mayor: Ada Colau
Address: Pl. Sant Jaume (08002) Barcelona
Telephone: 34 93 402 70 00