UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
UB was founded in 1450. With 62.696 students and a research staff of 5.825 members, it offers degrees in 74 different areas of teaching with numerous postgraduate and doctorate programs as well as continuing education courses. UB, ranked the first Spanish university, and the twenty third European institution in scientific quality and productivity, is the largest of the six universities of Barcelona and of the ten in Catalonia and manages an average of 150 European projects per year. It is member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), an association of leading research-intensive universities that share the values of high-quality teaching within an environment of internationally competitive research. The UB was granted the Human Resources Excellence in Research Award by EURAXESS. This award implies that the institution is committed to continually improve its Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) and align it to the principles stated at the Charter & the Code.