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University of Barcelona (UB)
The University of Barcelona (UB) is the most renowned public institution of higher education in Catalonia, catering to the needs of the greatest number of students and delivering the broadest and most comprehensive offering in higher educational courses. The UB is also the principal centre of university research at state level and has become a European benchmark for research activity. During the academic year 2014-2015, it had 663 research projects obtained in competitive calls and more than 750 research projects and collaboration agreements with companies, with an overall income of 62.7 million euros. Its own history, dating back from 1450, is closely tied to the history of Barcelona and of Catalonia. The UB combines the values of tradition with its position as an institution dedicated to innovation and teaching excellence: a university that is as urban, outward-looking and cosmopolitan as the city from which it takes its name. The UB counts 17 faculties, 1 school and 8 affiliated centres which comprise almost 65,000 students and more than 5,300 professors. The UB offers 73 EHEA bachelor's degrees, 144 university master's degree courses, 78 doctoral programs, 97 university extension courses, 654 UB-specific master's degres courses and postgraduate diplomas and 599 lifelong learning courses.