Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), located in Bellaterra near Barcelona, is one of the major public universities in Spain. Currently, the university offers more than 100 bachelor’s degrees, covering a wide range of fields in humanities and arts, social sciences, health sciences, technology and physical sciences. The UAB also offers more than 136 master’s degrees, as well as 8 Erasmus Mundus master's degrees. Finally, the UAB runs 68 doctoral programs and an average of 850 PhD dissertations are defended per year .The UAB has over 39,000 students, almost 4,500 researchers and teaching staff, and hosts more than 5,000 foreign students. Since its foundation in 1968, the UAB has been acknowledged for its excellence in promoting quality in teaching and in attracting international talent. Its impact on research is also noteworthy. This excellence isreflected in its position in the most prestigious international rankings. In the 2018 edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the UAB placed second among Spanish universities, 147th in the world ranking and 68th within Europe.