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Barcelona in figures
More than one million jobs are located in the city and nearly 2.5 million in the surrounding metropolitan area.Activity and employment rates in Barcelona (79% and 65,6%, respectively) are higher than the Catalan, Spanish and European averages.
40% of all people employed in the city are university graduates and 80% have completed secondary education. Catalonia is ranked fifth in the European Union in number of people employed in science and technology and has 12 universities, with nearly 227.000 students.
Barcelona offers high quality university education, as shown by the International Campus of Excellence recognition received by both the University of Barcelona's (UB) Barcelona Knowledge Campus and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), as well as the fact that 59 master's degrees of global excellence are offered in the metropolitan area.
Furthermore, two of Barcelona's business schools -IESE and ESADE- are ranked among the top 10 in Europe and the top 20 in the world, according to the Financial Times 2010 MBA Ranking