• 13th highest<br />ranked university<br />in the world
    Among those under 50 years of age
    Times Higher Education, Top 100 under 50 ranking, 2014
  • 1st Spanish university
    Position 165 worldwide and 72 in Europe
    1st Spanish university
    Times Higher Education ranking (2014)
  • One of the twenty European universities with more projects funded by the European Research Council
    One of the twenty European universities with more projects funded by the European Research Council
    European Research Council, 2013
  • International Excellence Campus
    Distinguished as a
    International Excellence Campus
    Spanish Ministry of Education, 2010
  • 22% of UPF's faculty is international
    22% of UPF's faculty is international
    (2014)
  • First Spanish<br/>univeristy
    in productivity in the areas of
    teaching and research
    First Spanish
    univeristy
    U-ranking (BBVA Foundation & IVIE, 2013)
  • 90% of graduates would choose again UPF to take their studies
    High degree of satisfaction
    90% of graduates would choose again UPF to take their studies
    AQU Catalunya, 2014
  • High level of employment
    83% of UPF graduates work
    High level of employment
    AQU Catalunya, 2014
  • 31% of UPF graduates have studied abroad
    31% of UPF graduates have studied abroad
    2012-2013 academic year
  • Admission: two students apply for every UPF place available
    Admission: two students apply for every UPF place available
    (2014-2015 academic year)
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News

31.10.2014
Interview with Jordi Sunyer: "Seeing the results of research is something that takes a hold of you forever"
Professor Jordi Sunyer Deu, professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences and the co-director of the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), has received a grant from the European Research Council to study the possible relationship between air pollution and neurological development in children.  In 2014, he has received the John Goldsmith Award.
31.10.2014
A mechanism that allows a differentiated cell to reactivate as a stem cell revealed
A research published in the magazine Cell Reports has found out a mechanism that could explain it. The study has been led by Jordi Casanova, research professor at the Instituto de Biologa Molecular de Barcelona (IBMB) of the CSIC and at the IRB Barcelona, and by Xavier Franch-Marro, CSIC tenured scientist at the Instituto de Biologa Evolutiva (CSIC-UPF).
30.10.2014
UPF and Johns Hopkins University broaden their cooperation
The agreement includes the exchange of students between the master's programme in World History at the University and the master's programme in History at Johns Hopkins, as well as lecturers and researchers from the two institutions.
29.10.2014
UPF and Aelis Farma sign a licensing agreement for the treatment of dendritic diseases
UPF has assigned the company exclusive rights to develop and market a CB1 cannabinoid receptor antagonist, developed at the CEXS Neuropharmacology Laboratory for the prevention and treatment of diseases such as fragile X and Down syndrome, as well as other possible indications.
28.10.2014
A study reveals a hitherto unknown protein affinity
Coordinated by Gianni Fabritiis researcher ICREA at CEXS Department and head of the laboratory of Computational Biophysics at GRIB (IMIM - UPF), published in Nature Communications on October 28th.
27.10.2014
INTERVIEW with Marcel Mauri: "The students' vision of the University is essential for improving the institution"
A lecturer in the Department of Communication, expert in the history of journalism, deontologics and news ethics, he has been the delegate of the rector for students since the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year. Working with the General Secretary, his role is to facilitate students' participation in University life.