UPF is a public, international and research-intensive university that, in just twenty-five years, has earned a place for itself among the best universities in Europe. Awarded with a CEI label (International Excellence Campus) by the Spanish Ministry of Education, the University also figures in different international rankings.
International Excellence Campus (Spanish Ministry of Education, 2010)
Highest rate of performance in the Spanish system: 89% (2014-2015 academic year)
One of the twenty European universities with the most projects funded by the European Research Council (ERC, 2015)
Most productive university in Spain (U-ranking, by BBVA Foundation and Ivie, 2015)
High satisfaction rate (90%) and job placements (83%) among graduates (AQU Catalunya, 2014)
UPF structures its studies on three main fields of knowledge, closely interconnected and structured on three campuses:
Social sciences and humanities, Ciutadella campus
Health and life sciences, Mar campus
Communication and information technologies, Poblenou campus
Moreover, 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, located on the Mar campus.