University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

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Pompeu Fabra University is a public university in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Founded in 1990, the university is named for the linguist Pompeu Fabra, an expert on the Catalan language, credited with standardising this once-disused language and revising it, giving it the status it holds today.
Academically, it is the Spanish university along with the Autonomous University of Barcelona among the top 200 best in the world according to Times Higher Education academic classification of universities (175th and 163rd place respectively) and it is one of the 7 fastest-rising young universities in the world, according to the same ranking.
In recent years, the university has begun to figure prominently in some international rankings. Its studies on the Economics field have been ranked among the top 50 worldwide, 23rd for Economics and Econometrics in the QS World University Rankings by Subject and 48th for Business & Economics in the Times Higher Education Rankings.
The university's Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences is the first and only faculty in Spain (public or private and for any discipline) to be awarded the Certificate for Quality in Internationalization granted by a consortium of 14 European accreditation agencies.
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  • This university managed to present me with a narrow-minded blind arrogance of Catalan ethnocentrism. Let alone the staff members always put a poker face as if you owe them one million euros...  more »
  • The worst educational institution I have ever seen in my entire life. In terms of actual education, the university is a joke. Everyone gets accepted. The administration is rude and horrendous. No one....  more »
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  • The UPF campus is publicly accessable and worth a visit. Situated in the Vila Olímpica neighbourhood, next to Ciutadella Park and Barcelona Zoo, it was set up in this area as a result of the urban regeneration that came to the city in the wake of the Olympic Games, and breathed new life into three historical buildings that had fallen into disuse. Two of these three buildings, known as Jaume I and Roger de Llúria, owe their origin to the military barracks constructed in 1887. The third, the Dipòsit de les Aigües, had been built some years before and inaugurated in 1880 to regulate the flow of water to the waterfall in Ciutadella park and irrigate the gardens. Designed by architect Josep Fontserè the construction is identical to a Roman prototype, comprising a maze of 14-metre-high parallel arches, which intersect in a barrel vault and spread out with a mirror effect along its 65 metres. Antoni Gaudí, then a young architecture student, contributed to the project by doing the calculations for the support elements. Now transformed into a public library with enormous reading rooms for students. No public WiFi unless you have a student account. The cafeteria sells resonable food at bargain prices.
  • This place is like getting a dub in Fortnite first times is exciting but then gets usual and you wanna buy new skins so when you win you get better and bet

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