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Higher Education and Research

Barcelona has a long and well-established university tradition that goes back more than 500 years and currently offers services of the highest level, with 6 public universities and 2 private universities, international-standard business schools and a growing number of technology and knowledge transfer centres.

Barcelona also has a large network of science and technology parks, most of which are associated with universities and have become important tools for extending business-university relations and promoting research and development activities.

Barcelona University Centre
Universitat Abat Oliva – CEU
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Universitat de Barcelona
Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Universitat Ramon Llull
ESADE
EADA
IESE
Talència
Network of Catalan Science and Technology Parks (XPCAT)
The Barcelona Science Park
La Salle Innovation Park
Parc de l'Alba
Barcelona Biomedical Research Park
UPC Research and Innovation Park
UAB Research Park
Barcelona Nord Technology Park
Vallès Technology Park

Dossier: The higher education sector in Barcelona

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