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Pompeu Fabra University

Pompeu Fabra University
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Established 1990
Type Public University
Rector Jaume Casals
Location Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Campus Urban
data from 2014

Pompeu Fabra University (Spanish: Universidad Pompeu Fabra; Catalan: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, UPF; IPA: ) is a university in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Founded in 1990, it is named after the Catalan philologist Pompeu Fabra. Currently (2013–14), the University offers 22 undergraduate degrees, 25 official masters, and 9 PhD programs, as well as around 100 UPF masters. It is currently the only Spanish university to figure in the Times Higher Education top 200 ranking at position 164.


  • Organization 1
  • Research 2
  • Governance 3
  • Campuses 4
  • International rankings 5
  • Notable faculty 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9


UPF offers its studies around three areas of knowledge focused on the human being: the social sciences and humanities, the health and life sciences, and the ITC and communication sciences.

Teaching is organized in seven faculties or schools: Humanities, Health and Life Sciences, Economics, Political and Social Sciences, Communication, Law, Translation and Interpretation, and one polytechnic school.

Research is organized in eight departments: Economics and Business, Law, Political and Social Sciences, Humanities, Experimental Sciences and Health, Information Technologies and Communication, Communication, Translation, Language Sciences; and three university research institutes (University Institute of Culture, Jaume Vicens i Vives University Institute of History, University Institute for Applied Linguistics). The University also has four affiliated centers (International Trade Business School -ESCI-, Elisava School of Design, University School of Business Studies of the Maresme -EUM-), Mar University School of Nursing -EUIM-, two interuniversity postgraduate platforms (Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals -IBEI- and Barcelona Graduate School of Economics -Barcelona GSE-), and its own Continuing Education Institute.


‘Dipòsit de les Aigües’ Library, located at UPF Ciutadella Campus, Barcelona
Ciutadella Campus, Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona

In order to promote research and transfer activities undertaken by university researchers and provide them with greater international visibility, the University is developing the UPF Research Park in the fields of social sciences, humanities, communication and information technologies. The UPF Research Park, which develops its activity at Ciutadella and Poblenou campuses, coordinates its activities in the fields of health and life sciences with the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB), located at Mar campus.

UPF has also been participating in a set of institutions and centers specializing in teaching, research and transfer that have their own legal personality and which comprise the UPF Group, andw hich often exist in collaboration with other institutions and universities Thus, in the field of research and transfer, plus the three science parks include the Municipal Institute of Medical Research (IMIM) - Hospital del Mar, Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE) (CSIC-UPF), the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), the Institute of Territorial Studies (IET), the Research Centre for International Economics (CREI) and Fundació Barcelona Media (FBM).


Enric Argullol served as rector from the founding until June 2001, followed by M. Rosa Virós i Galtier (2001-2005) and Josep Joan Moreso (2005-2013). The current rector is Jaume Casals.


Poblenou Campus, Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona
PRBB, Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona

The UPF is located in three separate campuses, each associated to its own area of knowledge:

  • Social Sciences and Humanities (Ciutadella Campus)
  • ITC and communication sciences (Poblenou Campus)
  • Health and Life Sciences (Mar Campus)

International rankings

The position of the UPF is presented in the following international rankings: Times Higher Education (THE), Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the one published by Shanghai University (ARWU) and SCimago Institutions Ranking (Scimago).
The UPF in international rankings
RANKING Spain Europe World
THE 2013 "General" 1 72 164
THE 2014 "100 Under 50" 1 7 13
QS 2013 "General" 5 132 281
QS 2013 "50 Under 50" 3 10 25
ARWU 2013 5-8 n/c 301-400
Scimago 2013 "% International collaboration" 1 94 178
Scimago 2013 "Normalized Impact" 1 54 82
Scimago 2013 "% High Quality Publications" 2 102 224
Scimago 2013 "Output" 24 245 700

Notable faculty

See also


External links

  • The university's English-language web site
  • UPF's International Excellence Campus official website

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