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Universitat Autonòma de Barcelona (UAB)

Universitat Autonòma de Barcelona (UAB)

http://www.uab.cat/en/

The UAB is a young university, founded at 1968. During this period, our University has succeeded in establishing itself among the top Spanish universities, in terms of the quality of its teaching, the excellence of its research and results of its transfer of technology and knowledge. According to the rankings, the UAB is one of the best Spanish universities and also it is among the 100 best European universities.

One of the most striking features of the UAB is a campus structure that is unique in Spain, and which constitutes one of its greatest assets. In a single space, faculties coexist with schools, research centres, housing for students and researchers and the services for the entire university community, a veritable city of knowledge, which accommodates over 40,000 people every day.

In addition to the three key tasks which are currently assigned to all universities: teaching, research and transfer of knowledge, the UAB is not an academic ivory tower. It contemplates the social needs of our world and acts to satisfy them to the extent that its limited possibilities will allow, showing itself to be a responsible, supportive and committed institution, with an attitude that serves as an example for the overall education of its students and for the society that surrounds it. The UAB itself, with its integrated campus, where people both live and work, in contact with its regional surroundings in touch with the environment, has proven academic quality, a scientific setting with 25 research centres and institutes of recognised prestige, large installations such as the ALBA synchrotron, a highly technological business sector which forms the Vallès Technology Park and the large companies of the B‐30 Corridor (which appears in a number of reports as the most dynamic in Catalonia). All of this, coupled with the communications infrastructures in this privileged setting, make it the most important R&D centre of the Mediterranean corridor, and probably the most important in southern Europe.