Its international orientation is one of the distinguishing features of UPF, a university with "its feet in Barcelona and its head in the world".
This international projection has been recognised by the Spanish Ministry of Education through the International Campus of Excellence seal (2010) and is backed up by the UPF's distinguished position in international rankings as one of the top Spanish universities.
The International Community
With the highest percentage of international faculty in Spain and one of the most international in Europe, every year UPF also hosts a high number of international students. In Master's Programmes in the 2012-13 Academic Year, for instance, international students represented 36% of all Master's students and 52% of all Doctoral students, attracted by the opportunity to study and carry out research with internationally renowned faculty and researchers.
A Global Network
It is precisely these international links and projects with the best universities in the world that constitute one of Pompeu Fabra University's most important assets. At present, UPF has collaboration agreements with 40 universities ranked among the world's Top 100 according to the Times Higher Education 2012-13 ranking.
This selection allows us to develop outstanding projects such as the Global Cities programme, an International Summer School run in conjunction with the University of California, Los Angeles, or double and joint degree programmes on the post-graduate level.
Through an extensive, select network of exchange agreements with over 250 universities, Pompeu Fabra University's mobility programmes enrich the campus with 1,529 students from 40 different countries (2012-13 Academic Year) and have allowed 30% of UPF graduates to effect an exchange abroad as a differentiating factor on their résumés.