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

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


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.
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.
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 'María 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.
REPORTAGE: High expectations for full-body interaction
Cognitive Media Technologies Research Group member Narcís Parés is working on this technology, which is revolutionizing approaches to dealing with certain problems in children, such as autism and obesity.
UPF obtains 66 mobility grants under the new Erasmus+ KA107 programme
The rants will be announced during the first term of the 2015-16 academic year, with the aim of covering academic stays that will take place over the next two academic years, 2015-16 and 2016-17.
INTERVIEW WITH Cristina Galusca: "The opportunity to sum up my ideas and my research in four minutes struck me as being a really fun challenge"
Cristina Galusca won the first edition of the RIN4' competition for her presentation: "Eye remember this!", an exercise in scientific outreach by young PhD scientists aimed at a non-specialist audience that took place on 8 June on the Ciutadella campus.
The European Commission publishes a report on indicators for promoting Responsible Research and Innovation
The report offers a wide range of indicators for the different areas of RRI, but also warns that if RRI are only treated as a set of numerical indicators, they is likely to lose their transformative potential and become merely a bureaucratic ritual.
The Bioinformatics Barcelona Association is created
Arcadi Navarro, director of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences, is a member of the first governing board of the organization that aims to act as a catalyst for initiatives in advanced research, and knowledge and technology transfer.
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