UB Economics

UB Economics is a platform that centralizes and coordinates research in economics at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona (UB). Its mission is to build a reputation for internationally excellent research in major fields of economics.

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UB Economics is a platform that centralizes and coordinates research in economics at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona (UB). Its mission is to build a reputation for internationally excellent research in major fields of economics.

UB Economics pools the key strengths of the faculty in three research areas: Growth, Trade and Spatial Economics; Public Economics and Policy Analysis; Behaviour, Games and Risk.

UB Economics offers two postgraduate programs taught entirely in English: the university master’s degree in Economics and the doctoral program in Economics. The master’s degree is a two-year program designed to provide students with the analytical and quantitative skills they will need to work in the public and private sector or to conduct research. The doctoral program has been distinguished with the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science quality award.

UB Economics aims to create an environment through which the faculty can excel, attracting new researchers at both senior and junior levels. It provides technical support to researchers for funding applications, project management and the dissemination of results, and aims to promote the transmission of major findings outside the academic setting by increasing interaction with wider society.

UB Economics will contribute actively to the goal of consolidating Barcelona’s status as a European capital of economic research and a pole of attraction for international students and researchers.

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The UB has a proud tradition stretching back over 560 years. It now has some 65,000 students, 5,300 lecturers and researchers, 6 university campuses and 19 faculties and publishes 3,723 journals and periodicals. It is among the foremost universities in Spain, with one of the largest student populations, a wide range of courses and extensive research and innovation output. The UB is the first South European University according to QS University rankings 2014-2015.

The Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona is home to 9,000 students and 600 lecturers and researchers and publishes some 400 scientific articles a year. It is a leading center for teaching and research and forms part of an internationally important hub of economics research in the Barcelona area. The University of Barcelona is the third highest-placed Spanish university third Economics institution based on ISI and IDEAS/RePEcrankings.

The staff and students of the Faculty of Economics and Business have access to a comprehensive range of services and facilities that meet their diverse daily requirements: a network of libraries and resource centres with the largest catalogue of any Catalan university, dedicated seminar rooms, access to extensive language learning options and the largest network of sports facilities in the city.

Student Life

The University of Barcelona offers you the chance to study and conduct research at an institution that it fully integrated into its surroundings. Barcelona, located on the Mediterranean coast and with a population of over 1.5 million, is one of the most economically, socially and culturally significant cities in Europe.

Its also actually among Europes top student cities: lots of international business schools and good public universities, good weather, cultural and leisure offer, and affordable living costs might be some of the reasons to think that Barcelona could be the place for you. You might like to carefully have a careful look to these reasons!

LIVING IN BARCELONA

Accommodation

If you are going to study in Barcelona you will probably need to find accommodation, unless you already live in the city or the surrounding area. The UBs Student Support Service (SAE) can advise you on how to make accommodation arrangements when you get to Barcelona or before you arrive.

The Universityof Barcelonaoperates its own halls of residence and has agreements with a number of affiliated residences around the city. At Barcelona Centre Universitari (BCU) you can also finda list of companies and institutions that can help with student accommodation, and the different options that they offer.

There are also a number of other accommodation options, such as shared apartments or private halls of residence.

Moving around

Barcelona and its metropolitan area boast an excellent public transport system, considered one of the best in Europe. TMB, the metropolitan transport authority, operates two permanent transport networks (metro and bus) and offers a range of leisure services. For further information about public transport in and around the city, visit the TMB website.

In addition to the metro, bus network and tram system, Barcelona has the Bicing bicycle sharing system, a simple, practical and sustainable service for moving around the system.

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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