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Pompeu Fabra University (Catalan: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, pronounced [uniβəɾsiˈtat pumˈpɛw ˈfaβɾə]; UPF) is a public university in Barcelona, Spain. It was created by the Autonomous Government of Catalonia in 1990, and was named after the linguist Pompeu Fabra, an expert on the Catalan language.Use our Barcelona vacation planner to arrange your visit to University of Pompeu Fabra and other attractions in Barcelona.
Pompeu Fabra University is the only Spanish university among the top 150 in the world according to the academic classification of THE universities, and it is one of the seven young universities that progress most rapidly worldwide. It is the most efficient Spanish university and the most productive according to different national and international rankings.
Pompeu Fabra University occupies the first place in the national ranking of scientific productivity since 2009. In recent years, the university has begun to excel in some prestigious international rankings. The studies in the field of Economics at UPF have been ranked among the top 50 worldwide, occupying the 20th place in Economics and Econometrics in the QS World University Rankings by subject in 2016 and 40th place in Economics & Business in the Times Higher Education Rankings.
The university's Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences is the first and only faculty in Spain (public or private and for any discipline) to be awarded the Certificate for Quality in Internationalization granted by a consortium of 14 European accreditation agencies.
UPF was designated as an “International Excellence Campus” by the Spanish Ministry of Education in 2010.
University of Pompeu Fabra Reviews
This university managed to present me with a narrow-minded blind arrogance of Catalan ethnocentrism. Let alone the staff members always put a poker face as if you owe them one million euros... more »
The worst educational institution I have ever seen in my entire life. In terms of actual education, the university is a joke. Everyone gets accepted. The administration is rude and horrendous. No one.... more »
The UPF campus is publicly accessable and worth a visit. Situated in the Vila Olímpica neighbourhood, next to Ciutadella Park and Barcelona Zoo, it was set up in this area as a result of the urban regeneration that came to the city in the wake of the Olympic Games, and breathed new life into three historical buildings that had fallen into disuse. Two of these three buildings, known as Jaume I and Roger de Llúria, owe their origin to the military barracks constructed in 1887. The third, the Dipòsit de les Aigües, had been built some years before and inaugurated in 1880 to regulate the flow of water to the waterfall in Ciutadella park and irrigate the gardens. Designed by architect Josep Fontserè the construction is identical to a Roman prototype, comprising a maze of 14-metre-high parallel arches, which intersect in a barrel vault and spread out with a mirror effect along its 65 metres. Antoni Gaudí, then a young architecture student, contributed to the project by doing the calculations for the support elements. Now transformed into a public library with enormous reading rooms for students. No public WiFi unless you have a student account. The cafeteria sells resonable food at bargain prices.
This place is like getting a dub in Fortnite first times is exciting but then gets usual and you wanna buy new skins so when you win you get better and bet
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