The UAB Promoting knowledge, encouraging innovation


In its mission, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona defines itself as a public Catalan university with an international outlook. For the university, internationalisation is one of the tools to achieve its objectives in offering quality education, research and knowledge transfer. 

Our internationalisation strategy is based on three fundamental lines of action: mobility, collaboration and cooperation, and the attraction of talent.

Mobility must give our students, lecturers and administration staff the chance to work in prestigious universities mainly through exchange programmes.

Collaboration with other universities and institutions must permit students and lecturers to discover and propose new teaching experiences and open new fields of research together with other prestigious universities.

Cooperation with developing countries contributes to the construction of a more solidary university committed to social reality.

Attraction of talent aims to select the best students, especially at the master's degree and PhD level, and attract the best lecturers from around the world.

To foster these objectives we place special importance on strategic alliances with other universities through a variety of consortiums and networks.