Pompeu Fabra University

Pompeu Fabra University
HE Institution
Year of foundation: 
Member since: 
Pompeu Fabra University


Institutional postal address: 
Plaça de la Mercè, 10-12 - 08002 Barcelona
Institutional e-mail: 
Institutional phone: 
(+34) 93 542 20 00
Institutional fax: 
(+34) 93 542 20 02

Mission / Vision

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.

Global indicators:
  • 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)

Main activities

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.


  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government