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Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
Barcelona, Spain

Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)

Mission and goals

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 some of the most influential 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, 2016)
  • High satisfaction rate (90%) and job placements (83%) among graduates (AQU Catalunya, 2014)

A specialized university

UPF structures its studies on three main fields of knowledge, closely interconnected and structured on three campuses:

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.

Facts & Figures (2015-2016 academic year):

  • Undergraduate studies: 9,943 students in 24 programmes (UPF Group: 14,065 students in 41 programmes) 
  • Official Master's studies: 1,113 students in 28 programmes (UPF Group: 3,117 students in 53 programmes)
  • Doctoral studies: 1,139 students in 9 programmes
  • UPF Master's studies: 1,443 students in 56 programmes
  • Number of teaching and research staff: 592 FTE (Number of permanent professors: 308)
  • Number of administrative and service staff: 678
  • 2016 Budget: 133 M€


Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
Location: Barcelona, Spain | Closing on Oct 20
Junior Group Leader Position in Human Genetics
The Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (DCEXS) of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) aims to fill a Junior Group Leader Tenure Track position in Human Genetics. We encourage applications from exceptional scientists in this field, especially those with a strong focus...
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Early Stage Researcher (ESR) PhD Position In Cybersecurity and Blockchain Technologies, as part of a new Marie Sklodowska Curie Project At Pompeu Fabra University
Are you interested in leading solutions for cybersecurity challenges of an emerging technology of great impact in our society as blockchain?  Do you want to further your career and attain a PhD in one of the Spain’s leading research intensive Universities?  The successful...