The Autonomous University of Barcelona is one of the best universities in Europe let alone the whole world. It is currently ranked 160th best university in the whole world, 67th in europe and the 4th best in Spain. The university currently houses 50,000 people including professor´s, undergrad and post-grad students and researchers. The university is lauded for its excellence in research quality and teaching. The university offers 87 Bachelor degrees, 315 Master´s degrees and 68 phd programs and are taught by state of the art professors and researchers. The university is best known for its business classes and it promotes innovation, employability and entrepreneurship. The University regularily conducts research and gains knowledge surrounding key elements of surrounding the business and industrial community as well as scientific centers such as the alba synchrotron light facility that is nearby the university.
The university has a strong influx of foreigners as thanks to its use of several foreign projects for exchange students such as the Erasmus Mundus, Comenius, Leonardo Da Vinci and Erasmus K2. With the foreign exchange programs i.e the Erasmus Mundus, the University has agreements with around 500 different universities in Europe and receive thousands of new foreign students per month.
The Autonomous University of Barcelona is without a doubt one of the finest universities in this world with a very active student life. The number of international students equate to 2,187 coupled with a total of 31,986 local students with the majority being postgraduate students consisting of 25% and 75% undergraduate students. It is also worth noting that apart from being a largely business-oriented university, it is also very competent at biosciences, sciences, communication studies, education, political science and sociology, law, economics, engineering, philosophy and arts, medicine, psychology, translation and interpreting.
The main languages used in subject are Spanish and Catalan however, English is also used very often in several subjects. The courses are all taught in a semester-based interval, free Catalan courses are offered to students who come from abroad. Social life in Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona is very active, plenty social events are organized regularly on weekends and everyone is always having a fun time getting to know everyone and forming close bonds. The students are proud of their college and representing the university at parties and events forms a big pride of the college.
Sports also form a major part of the University. Sports management is one of the colleges major´s that teach students about coaching and also includes courses that talk about the history and origins of tennis, soccer, basketball, swimming etc in order to prepare the young-ins and make them into brilliant sports co-ordinators and coaches. The College students also organize regular sport events particularly soccer and the college does participate in sports competitions with other colleges too.