UPF Research Park

  • Wellington II building: €15.2M
  • Built-up area of 8,685 m2
  • Home to 14 leading centres in the social sciences and humanities
  • Future: new building to have a built-up area of 4,260 m2 (projected outlay: €14M)

Results under the EU's 7th Framework Programme

Initial results under the Horizon 2020 programme

International talent recruitment

Scientific output

  • Most productive Spanish university (U-Ranking, 2015)
  • Top Spanish university in normalized impact of its papers (Scimago, 2014)
  • Top Spanish university in percentage of papers published in collaboration with foreign institutions (Scimago, 2014)

Ministerial recognition

  • Two accredited 'Severo Ochoa' centres of excellence
  • Two departments (DCEXS and DTIC) designated a 'María de Maeztu' unit of excellence

Knowledge transfer


  • Bachelor's degree in Bioinformatics
  • Bachelor's degree in Global Studies
  • Open bachelor's degree programme
  • A4U bachelor's degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering
  • As well as simultaneous and double degree programmes

New Doctoral School

  • 89% of programmes have received the Spanish Ministry of Education's 'Pathway to Excellence' award
  • 63% of theses are read in English (2014)
  • 52% of students are international

Support for MOOCs

Strategic partnerships

  • UPF-UCLA Summer School
  • JHU-UPF Public Policy Center
  • Networks joined since being designated a CEI: Europaeum, Yerun

Alumni programme

  • 30% of all UPF alumni
  • Career services
  • Class reunions

Opening of new international markets

  • New agreements to consolidate position in BRICS countries
  • Entry into the Turkish, Philippine and Iranian markets via the A4U


INTERVIEW WITH Louise McNally: "Language is only a tool, like a pencil. We can use a pencil to do a lot of things other than write"
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.
'Maria de Maeztu' distinction of excellence awarded to the Department of Information and Communication Technologies
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.
INTERVIEW WITH Josep Maria Palau: "The University radio is an open door for students and lecturers to express their concerns and opinions"
Josep Maria Palau is a lecturer of communication and director of UPF RÓdio, which this year launched a new website for the University radio.
Jaume Casals tackles the relationship between universities and territory at the annual summit of academic leaders organized by Times Higher Education
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 community.
UPF remains among the top 170 universities in the world, according to the Times Higher Education ranking for 2015-2016
Times Higher Education (THE) has just presented the 2015-2016 edition of the World University Rankings, one of the most prestigious and most internationally acclaimed. In this edition, UPF has risen one place with respect to last year (from 165th to 164th).
Pompeu Fabra remains one of the world's top 300 universities, according to the QS World University Rankings 2015/16
The University ranks 295 th in the world, three slots higher than in the previous edition, and has made clear improvements on two of the indicators used to calculate the ranking: international faculty and citations per faculty.
Alejandro Saiz Arnaiz appointed to the Management Board of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
The ad personam Jean Monnet chair in the area of European Constitutional Law and head of the Department of Law at UPF, will hold the position for a term of five years. He was appointed by the Spanish government, at the joint proposal of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Justice.
UPF climbs in the Shanghai ranking
The 2015 edition of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has positioned Pompeu Fabra University in the 201-300 segment, a result that improves on its performance in previous edition and consolidates its upwards movement in the ranking.
Pompeu Fabra tripled its scientific output between 2004 and 2013
UPF has gone from 337 to 1,059 publications and from an index of 1.13 publications per lecturer to 3.39, as reflected in the IUNE Observatory 2015 Report of the Alliance 4 Universities (A4U), focused on R&D&i and the Spanish University System.
Arcadi Navarro grateful for the acknowledgement that comes from receiving 'MarÝa de Maeztu' distinction as a Unit of Research Excellence
The director of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences at UPF collected the distinction last week from the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness accompanied by Jaume Casals, rector of the University.
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