The international commission evaluating the project stresses that "the University has successfully
carried out an ambitious, well-focused programme" and recommends "continuing with its commitment to
strengths in teaching and research, without diversifying efforts".
National and international external experts have evaluated the research developed at the
University, an initiative that is supported by the Agency for Quality in the University System of
The University ranks 27
th best young university in the world and eighth in Europe.
Antonio Gallardo made a donation of 45,000 euros last October to the Laboratory of Archaeology of
the Department of Humanities, directed by professor Maria Eugenia Aubet.
Directed by Xavier Binefa, it has just been granted a "Maria de Maeztu" distinction of excellence
for the project carried out by Xavier Serra and Aurelio Ruiz, its respective scientific and
The new classification relates the institutions' research activity and their age. In its analysis,
U-Multirank highlights the results of some young universities like UPF, whose research activity "is
challenging" older institutions.
Louise McNally is a professor of linguistics in the Department of Translation and
Language Sciences at UPF and a member of the Formal Linguistics Research Group (GLIF). She
coordinated the local organization of the 27th edition of the European Summer School in Logic,
Language and Information (ESSLLI), held at the university in August.
In addition, the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics renews its "Severo Ochoa" and there are now
four (with the CEXS and the CRG) centres attached to UPF that receive these important distinctions
awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
Josep Maria Palau is a lecturer of communication and director of UPF RÓdio, which this year
launched a new website for the University radio.
The rector of Pompeu Fabra University participated in a panel where he debated with prestigious
experts on how to combine the international profile of a university with its ties to the local