The Graduate School coordinates, manages and promotes the educational offer of the continuing education programmes at UAB. It is designed as a hub for students, professors, researchers and influential professionals.
Located at the UAB Campus, the Graduate School occupies the restored farm house (masía) known as Can Miró and the recently built facility next to it; overall, almost 3,000 m2 dedicated to graduate services, management and education.
The Graduate School also uses the facilities of the Casa de Convalescencia in downtown Barcelona, where most Health and Life Sciences graduate courses are taught. This three-story, 6,245 m2 building offers classrooms and meeting rooms completely refurbished with multimedia technology.
Brief historical note
The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona created, in 1994, the School for Doctoral and Continuing Education, during the tenure of the rector Carles Solà and under the direction of Dr. Carles Perelló. The embryo of this initiative had come from a group of teachers knowledgeable of the Anglo-Saxon model of the third cycle of education, who saw the creation of a "Graduate School" as a way for UAB to become an international benchmark.
The basic objective of this initial stage was to coordinate graduate studies at UAB and provide administrative support to departments. However, the school was soon assigned the tasks of promoting these studies and of their quality assurance. Thus the university pursued to contributing to the progress of society and country. On 28 February 2000, the new building that restored the "masia" can Miró was opened.
Soon the school became an actor and engine of a new reality in which training graduate studies (PhD's and continuing education) became more important in a society that demands professionals and researchers with a high degree of specialization and a permanently updated knowledge. To reflect this new orientation, the school was renamed Graduate School.
In 2014, as a result of the process of adaptation to the new regulatory framework, established by Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, UAB creates the Doctoral School, with the main objective of organizing the studies and activities of the PhD. The current building can Miró holds, therefore, two schools: the Doctoral School and the Graduate School.