IQS has two university schools: IQS School of Management and IQS School of Engineering; the division IQS Executive Education, which offers specialized training to professionals and companies, the Tech Transfer division, which manages the transfer of technology and the services provided for companies and, finally, the IQS Tech Factory division, which promotes entrepreneurial culture and supports the creation of new scientifically-based companies with an industrial character.

Top reasons to study here

  • Practical and experimental education combined with ethical values; always at the forefront of research and innovation.
  • Excellent opportunities for international exchanges with prestigious universities through IQS signed agreements.
  • Professional careers service and job board.

About

History

IQS (Institut Quimic de Sarria) is a Jesuit Institution, and one of the most prestigious Universities on the national and international academic and scientific stage.  With more than 110 years of teaching experience, IQS distinguishes itself by focusing on answering the dynamic social, economic and industrial challenges facing today’s society.

Education

IQS organizes its educational offer through its two faculties: IQS School of Engineering, where scientific and technical studies are carried out; and IQS School of Management, where studies in Business Administration and Management are taught. 

-The programs are designed to provide a practical and interdisciplinary education, with highly practical and up-to-date guidance.

-All students undertake work experience internships in private companies and the final projects can be addressed to develop practical application works such as a business plan.

-Students have access to the IQS Job Exchange and to the Professional Careers guidance Service, were they are given professional assessment and support, especially with their first job placement.

Research

The objective of the research activities at IQS School of Engineering and IQS School of Management is the industrial application of the results obtained, the technology transfer to companies, the provision of services to companies and administrations, the application of training techniques to the development of products and the improvement of production processes, as well as the specialization in the different fields of the company.

Some of our numbers are:

28 published books or book chapters

246 published scientific papers

218 magazine publications

12 registered patents

11 research groups

Career

IQS Careers offers professional advice to students, to facilitate their first insertion into their professional life. Two of the main actions are:

-Organization of the XII IQS Employment Forum (in March) that brings together companies and students. This event also allows students to get to know the selection processes in which they will participate in the future, and to present their CVs to companies.

-Training courses for students where they are advised about the elaboration of their CV, and they practice group dynamics and carry out competency interviews.

100% of IQS students undergo an internship in a company during their programs. As a result, some of them are hired by those companies. 90 % of students find a job in less than 2 months. More than 500 companies collaborate with the Professional Careers department.

Services

Student services

IQS contributes to the economic, scientific and technological development of society by training professionals who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility in the companies and industries in which they work.

IQS Careers offers professional counselling and guidance to Undergraduate and Master Degree students.

• Professional guidance to facilitate a job placement for IQS graduates

• Personalized training programs that include behavioural interviews, group dynamics and social network training for job searching.

• Job Forum

• Workshops on career opportunities

Housing services

The International Relations service helps the foreign students coming to study at IQS (Incoming) and also helps IQS students who want to study abroad (Outgoing), either to finish a degree or to conduct research.As we want to be helpful while you are in your home country, we are ready to answer your questions regarding IQS and living in Barcelona. If you are an IQS student who wants to go abroad, you can come to our Office to ask us what you need.If you want to visit us, we are situated at the ground floor of the new IQS building. However, you can also get in touch with us through email or telephone.

Library services

The IQS Library, which has a long tradition in the fields of chemistry and chemical engineering, has specialized itself in other fields to cover all the topics covered by the educational programs.The library in numbers:25,428 books4,915 subscriptions to emagazines99 subscriptions to paper magazines

Student Life

Sports facilities

IQS believes in the necessity of cultivating sport practice between their students. The student can choose between diverse sport disciplines, and the sport can be carried out under advantageous conditions in the facilities of IQS or in the University Ramon Llull, Nou Can Caralleu Sport Complex.

The teams of IQS participate in sport competitions of both national and European scope; among the competitions is the UNIJES trophy in which teams from university centres of the Company of Jesus in Spain participate.

Student clubs

The fundamental purpose of AIQS is to promote, develop and encourage activities that can contribute to the training and development of its associates and the IQS in which it refers to any professional activity of its associates.Some of the activities organized by AIQS are:-10th World Congress of Chemical Engineering-Conference on palm oil-Vertix, before and after of the economic crisis-2ND conference of Medical Devices

Accreditation

-AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, USA) for all the studies of IQS School of Management-ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission for the studies of Chemical Engineering (2009 plan) and Industrial Engineering (2003 plan)-AQU (Agency for the Quality of the University System of Catalonia) for all the official tittles of IQS School of Engineering and IQS School of Management with more of two years-Aristos Campus Mundus In the category of European regional scope, as Campus of Excellence 2011 of the Ministry of Education-ASIIN Euromaster accreditation for the Master in Analytic Chemistry and the Master in Pharmaceutical Chemistry