About Pompeu Fabra University:

Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) is a public university in Barcelona, Spain. The Universitat Pompeu Fabra is a highly regarded Catalan and Spanish university, created by the Autonomous Government of Catalonia in 1990, named after the linguist Pompeu Fabra, an expert on the Catalan language, credited with standardising this once-disused language and revising it, giving it the status it holds today. The university is a modern institution based on the model of the high-powered American research university with controlled admissions and an emphasis on rigorous instruction and research. UPF offers its studies around three areas of knowledge: the social sciences and humanities, the health and life sciences, and the ICT and communication sciences. Teaching is organized in seven colleges: Humanities, Health and Life Sciences, Economics, Political and Social Sciences, Communication, Law, Translation and Interpretation as well as one polytechnic school focused on engineering and ICT. Research is organized in eight departments: Economics and Business, Law, Political and Social Sciences, Humanities, Experimental Sciences and Health, ICT, Communication and Translation & Language Sciences. The University also has five affiliated centers (UPF Barcelona School of Management, International Trade Business School -ESCI-, Elisava School of Design, Tecnocampus and Mar University School of Nursing -ESIM) and partnerships in different inter-university postgraduate platforms such as the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals -IBEI- or the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics -Barcelona GSE-).



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings - - - 397 358 407 463 393 368 373 381 367 379 348 345

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Life Sciences - 184 245 216 228 239 230 194 175 176 165 172 142 176
Medicine - - - - - - - - - - 301-350 301-350 301-350 301-350
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Social Sciences - 158 140 176 214 228 160 134 150 161 145 169 172 182

By Subjects

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Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - - - - - -
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 184 184 176
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Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 351-400 301-350 351-400
Computer Science - - - - - 267 289 301-350 301-350 269 285
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - 193 217 196
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Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - 103 112 120
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 210 216 242
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - 297 272 - 297 281 285 301-350 351-400
Physics - - - - - - - - - - -
Plant & Animal Science - - - - - - - - - - -
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - 231 233 247
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 167 170 189
Space Science - - - - - - - - - - -
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
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