Top Universities, Colleges and Alumni Network in Barcelona

​Top Universities,
Colleges and
Alumni Network
in Barcelona

 

UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA

 


The University of Barcelona is a public university with more than 72.000 students. It is one of the biggest universities in Spain and the 1st in the ARWU ranking 2020 in the country. It was awarded 175 national research grants and 17 European grants and participated in over 500 joint research projects.

 

AUTONOMICAL UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA

 

The Autonomous University of Barcelona, is a public university that consists of 57 departments in the experimental, life, social and human sciences, spread among 13 faculties/schools. UAB is the second best university in Spain and it has more than 40,000 students and more than 3,600 academic and research staff. The university is a pioneering institution in terms of fostering research.

 

POMPEU FABRA UNIVERSITY

 


The Pompeu Fabra University was ranked the best university in Spain in 2021 and 10th best young university in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has 10.000 students. The studies in the field of Economics at UPF have been ranked among the top 50 worldwide.

 

POLYTECHNINC UNIVERSITY OF CATALONIA


The Polytechnic University of Catalonia is the largest engineering university in Catalonia with over 30.000 students. UPC is one of Europe’s technical universities with the most international PhD students and the university with the largest share of international master’s degree students.

 

OPEN UNIVERSITY OF CATALONIA

 

The Open university of Catalonia is a private open university based in Barcelona. It had 85.7000 graduates in the academic year 2019-2020. They offer graduate and postgraduates in fields such as Psychology, Computer Science, Sciences of Education, Information and Knowledge Society, and Economics. It has support centers in different cities in Spain, Andorra, Colombia and Mexico.

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF LLEIDA

 

 

The University of Lleida was the first university in Catalonia, founded in 1300. Nowadays it is a leading institution in Spain for research and education in Agronomy, Forestry and Food Technology.

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF GIRONA

 


The University of Girona is ranked 801 in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Over 15,000 students are enrolled at UdG with 1,200 teaching and research staff. The university offers 14 doctoral programs and around 800 PhD students are enrolled.

 

 

UNIVERSITY ROVIRA I VIRGILI

 

The University Rovira i Virgili was ranked, in 2020, within the top 200 world’s universities by the Times Higher Education 2020 ranking, which recognizes universities for their social and economic impact based on 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. URV offers 24 doctoral studies programs and welcomes, every year, 11400 undergraduate, 1300 master and 1200 PhD students.

 

 

BAU DESIGN UNIVERSITY CENTER

 

BAU is currently the only university in Spain that provides full university courses specializing in design. The purpose of Bau and its teachers is to train contemporary, questioning, creative, open-minded designers who are able to understand social, cultural and economic changes and are committed to sustainable development to respond to the changing needs of society.

 

INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF CATALONIA

 

The International University of Catalonia (UIC) has 4.660 degrees students and postgraduates, also 520 professors. It is a part of the Live University Network. Students are able to study abroad through the student mobility programs and as part of the student network agreements with more than 300 universities across the world.

 

 

ESADE BUSINESS SCHOOL

 

 

ESADE is a private Jesuit educational institution known for the quality of its education, its international outlook, and its focus on holistic personal development. It has been one of the world’s top-ranked Business & Law School for over 60 years which aims to develop future professionals capable of leading projects that generate economic value and at the same time have a positive impact on the environment, on people and in society.

 

RAMON LLULL UNIVERSITY

 


The Ramon Llull University is a private university made up of 14 schools and three university institutes, with a total of 14.309 students. It is positioned as the 401th top world university by the World University Rankings.

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF VIC

 


The University of Vic is a privately managed institution in Vic, Catalonia, that aims to foster higher education, postgraduate training and scientific and cultural research activities. It has 6.344 students, with a 20% ratio of international students.

 

 

IESE BUSINESS SCHOOL

 


IESE business school is a private school with campuses in Barcelona, Madrid, Munich, New York and São Paulo with 51.736 students of more than 100 nationalities. IESE has helped to develop a network of 15 associated schools internationally, many of them in the developing world.

 

 

EADA BUSINESS SCHOOL

 


EADA business school is an international business school located in Barcelona. The Financial Times put EADA as the 28th best European business school in 2017 and is one of only a few business schools in Spain to have a Financial Times ranking and to also be a member of CFA Institute partner program.

 

 

ESIC BARCELONA

 


ESIC was the first business school created in Spain. Now it has campuses around Spain in cities like Barcelona, Valencia, or Madrid, among others. ESIC is one of the leading Marketing schools around the globe, considered the 803rd university in the World University Ranking, with more than 62.000 alumni.

 


ABAT OLIBA CEU UNIVERSITY

 

Abat Oliba University is a private University located in Barcelona. In 2017, Abat Oliba was granted a UNESCO Chair, which helps reinforce higher education institutions worldwide to bridge the knowledge gap, mobilize university expertise and collaborate on the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030.


INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE OF CATALONIA


The IAAC is dedicated to the development of architecture professionals capable of meeting the worldwide challenges in the construction of habitability. IAAC has carried out research projects in Brazil, Taiwan, Croatia and Romania among others.

 

GBSB GLOBAL

BUSINESS SCHOOL

 


GBSB Global Business school is a management school based in Barcelona with students from more than 70 countries. They have several international partnerships like Microsoft, which has named it as a Showcase School, accrediting GBSB as a leader in digital education.

 

 

HARBOUR SPACE UNIVERSITY

 

Harbour Space is a private university of technology, entrepreneurship, and design. The university’s partners include technology companies Kaspersky Lab and Yandex.

 

 

FUNIBER

 


The Ibero-American University Foundation is a scientific and investigative university institution that ties professional universities and institutions to offer a Global Education that respects local identities. It provides traditional and online education and projects with an international focus around the globe with presence in 4 of the 5 continents.

 

 

TBS BUSINESS SCHOOL

 


The Toulouse Business School Toulouse Business School is part of a prestigious circle of business schools obtaining the Triple Crown in accreditations: EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. TBS works with 196 partner universities and welcomes 80 nationalities on its 4 campuses in Toulouse, Casablanca, Barcelona, and Paris.

 

INSA
BUSINESS, MARKETING & COMMUNICATION SCHOOL

 

INSA Business, Marketing & Communication School is a private Business School with over 30 years’ experience in the areas of Assistant Management and Communication. It has more than 13,000 alumni from 40 different nationalities.

 

 

GENEVA BUSINESS SCHOOL

 

The Geneva Business School is an international private institution founded in Geneva with principal campuses in Geneva, Barcelona, and Madrid. They offer bachelor´s, master´s, and doctoral degrees in Finance and Business Administration on the international, geopolitical, and digital aspects of management, marketing, finance, and entrepreneurship.

 

 

MIA – DIGITAL UNIVERSITY

 

MIA – Digital University is an international university specializing in Masters and certificate programs based on the use of innovative, educational and cutting-edge technological tools. It has several agreements with different institutions like the Bengaluru-based ed-tech startup the globe like the Newton School.

 

 

EU BUSINESS SCHOOL

 


EU Business School is a private business school with campuses in Geneva, Montreux, Barcelona and Munich and a big network of academic partners around the globe. Among other achievements it’s listed as a top 20 business school by China Review magazine and top 30 European higher educational institutions for entrepreneurship by EU-Startups.

 

EUROAULA

TOURISM SCHOOL BARCELONA

 

The EUROAULA is an institution specialized in tourism training, part of the Association Européenne des Escoles d’Hôtellerie et de Tourisme, an International Organization that aims to promote the European Hotels and Tourism Schools.

 

 

ESEI INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL

 

ESEI is a business school that provides international business education that meets the demands of global businesses. It’s a recognized International Higher Education Institution whose Bachelor programs are official qualifications awarded by top UK universities.

 

BARCELONA

SCHOOL OF

ECONOMICS

 

The Barcelona School of Economics is a leading institution for graduate education and research in Economics, Finance, and Data Science. It connects students from more than 90 countries with top-ranking researchers, experienced teaching faculty, international alumni, and a strong recruiter network. It’s ranked in top 5 Economics departments in Europe.

 

IQS SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING & MANAGEMENT

 

The IQS School is recognized as one of the best undergraduate schools for business administration in Spain and is known too for its specialist master’s programs. Among several international partnerships, it has agreements with Free University of Berlin, the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan; and in the US with Ohio University, and several others.

 

 

BARCELONA TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL

 


Barcelona Technology School is a leading education project for students that want to become professionals who will transform the digital industry. Their students come from more than 60 countries.

 

 

EUHT StPOL

 


The University College of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts of Sant Pol de Mar (EUHT StPOL) has been a pioneer among hospitality schools in Europe by introducing its own HOTEL SCHOOL which hosts real guests. The College is the number 1 in Spain and 24 Worldwide in Hospitality & Leisure Management by QS World University Rankings.

 

 

MBP SCHOOL OF COACHES

 


MBP School of Coaches is an institution that creates football coaches. At this point MBP has partnerships with Atletico Mineiro and FCSKA (Brazil), U de Chile (Chile), Austin Bold (USA), Santa Teresa (Spain) and with federations like the Mexican and Peruvian one.

 

 

BARCELONA EXECUTIVE BUSINESS SCHOOL

 


The Barcelona Executive Business School blends academic excellence with real-world business, which results in the kind of training that startups, corporations, family businesses, and individual entrepreneurs are looking for. The school has students from more than 80 countries.

 

 

CEI INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

 


CEI International Affairs is an institution that works with and for professionals in diplomacy and international relations. The CEI is a center attached to the University of Barcelona. The old alumni network is working all over the globe, most of them in embassies.

 

 

BARCELONA CULINARY HUB

 

Barcelona Culinary Hub is a gastronomical school in Barcelona. It is part of an international superior education network with 22 institutions in Europe, America and North Africa with more than 100.000 students from more than 114 nationalities.

 

 

IED BARCELONA

 


The Istituto Europeo di Design opened its seat in the city of Barcelona in 2002 and it currently is one of the reference centers in design education, eminently recognized at national and international level. It is the most international and multicultural education center in Spain; 65% of its students are foreigners and 36% of its courses are imparted in English.

 

 

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE ESTUDIOS PSICOLÓGICOS

 


The Higher Institute for Psychological Studies. ISEP, is a private European institution of higher training and clinical intervention in the areas of clinical psychology, neurosciences, education, and speech therapy. They have trained more than 35,000 professionals from more than 45 countries, and treated more than 20,000 patients at its clinics

 

 

NEUROSCIENCE BUSINESS SCHOOL

 


Neuroscience Business School (NBS) is the first business school specialized in Business programs with the application of the latest neuroscience technologies in all programs. In addition to the business lessons they provide, they teach Brain Training to adapt the brain to changes, enhance attention, concentration, flexible analytical thinking and creative imagination to innovate.

 

CINEMA AND AUDIOVISUAL SCHOOL OF CATALONIA

 


The Cinema and Audiovisual School of Catalonia is a film and audiovisual school member of the International Center of Laison des Écoles et de Télévisión (CILECT), organization that unites 120 specialized formation centers. The school is also one of the founders of the Groupement Européen des Écoles de Cinéma et de Télévisón (GEECT) and the Schools Federation of Image and Sound in Latin America (FEISAL).

 

 

OBS BUSINESS SCHOOL

 


OBS Business School was the first business school born online in Spanish in the world offering MBAs and Masters to future leaders of change. With more than 30,000 trained students from 80 countries it is the 1st 100% online Business School in the world to receive the outstanding QS Stars rating, obtaining the highest distinction, five QS Stars, in the Online Learning category.

 

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY, TOURISM & LANGUAGES

 


HTL International School of Hospitality, Tourism and Languages offers a series of study programs of Business, Tourism and Hospitality Industry in Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid and Online. They collaborate with NIC International College in Japan, the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission for ERASMUS+ projects.

 

ESCUELA DE

NEGOCIOS EUROPEA

DE BARCELONA

 

ENEB is a business school specialising in high-performance Masters and Postgraduate training programs based on distance teaching methodologies. It is a global and international business school, aimed at training company directors and experts in the business field.

 

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR EUROPEO
DE BARCELONA

 


The Instituto Superior Europeo de Barcelona is an educational institution specialized in distance training programs. ISEB includes in most of its training programs Emotional Intelligence, Coaching, NLP and Corporate Social Responsibility content.

 

OSTELEA
TOURISM MANAGEMENT SCHOOL

 


Ostelea is an international university center, belonging to the Training division of Grupo Planeta, specializing in training professionals in the Hospitality and Tourism sectors.

 

INESDI DIGITAL BUSINESS SCHOOL

 


INESDI is the first business school specialized in Digital Innovation and a benchmark in specialized training in digital economy applied to the different areas of business organizations.

 

 

BARCELONA DIGITAL TALENT

 


Barcelona Digital Talent is a human resources consulting company that promotes the competitiveness of the market by working to reduce the current gap in digital talent. The program promotes professionals’ reskilling in digital competences and seeks to attract new professionals in the market both locally and internationally.

 

INTERNATIONAL COACHING SCHOOL

 


The International Coaching School of Barcelona offers different international coaching certificates. They are committed to integrate technical knowledge together with the development of human skills and competencies that this profession requires.

 

FUNDARES
COACHING & BUSINESS

 


FundAres Coaching & Business – International Neuro Coaching and Business School, is a company with a highly qualified team in Advance Coaching. Specialists in personal, executive, business and team development processes.

 

 

BARÇA INNOVATION HUB

 


Barça Coach Academy provides theoretical and practical tools for designing and implementing training programs based on the methodology used by FC Barcelona on topics such as health, nutrition, high athletic performance, the digital sphere, and all topics related to sports and its impact on society.

 

 

BARCELONA STUDENTS

 


Barcelona Students is an educational consultant company that specializes in helping international students to move to Barcelona, providing studies programs, formula of housing and support for the paperwork.

 

 

IM DIGITAL BUSINESS SCHOOL

 


IM is a digital business school specialized in high digital performance, borned as a response to the need of companies, who in a context that evolves faster than their ability to adapt, require digital professionals not only hyper-trained but agile to deploy them with higher performance, in line with the pace of the digital revolution.