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1 February 2011 Quality, innovation, internationalisation

2 A young university A public university founded in 1990 and called to become one of the leading European universities based on its own identity founded on quality teaching, its proximity to the students, the maximum degree of internationalisation and a categorical leaning towards research and innovation

3 A quality university International Campus of Excellence awarded by the Ministry of Education (2010) Times Higher Education ranking (2011): The only Spanish university in the Top 200 (position 186 worldwide and 77 in Europe) Shanghai Ranking (2011): In the top 400 universities in the world and In the top seven Spanish universities El Mundo ranking (2011): 10 out of 15 degree courses evaluated in the Top 5 Outstanding research: 26 ERC Grants (UPF Group) 1st Spanish university and in the Top 20 in Europe The 18% of the Spanish grants and the 37% of Catalan

4 Facts & figures* Undergraduate students: 9.115 (UPF Group: 11.209) Official Masters students: 993 (UPF Group: 1.468) Doctoral students: 1.127 UPF Masters student: 1.934 Number of academic staff: 556 FTE Number of permanent professors: 324 Number of administrative and service staff: 670 2012 Budget: 121 M (*) 2011-2012 academic year

5 A university that revolves around people Three areas of knowledge, closely interconnected, that place people and their relation with the polis at the centre of our university project:

6 An urban university in the heart of Barcelona Ciutadella campus: social sciences and humanities Mar campus: health and life sciences Poblenou campus: communication and information technologies

7 Ciutadella Campus: social sciences and humanities Ciutadella campus: social sciences and humanities

8 Ciutadella campus: degrees offered Economics, finance and business Business Management and Administration Business Sciences Economics International Business Economics International Trade and Marketing (ESCI) Business Administration and Innovation Management (EUM) Tourism and Leisure Management (EUM) Research into Economics, Finances and Business Specialised Economic Analysis (BGSE) Economics and Finance (BGSE) Teacher Training for Secondary Education, Vocational Training and Language Training Business Financial and Accounting Management (IDEC) Banking and Finance (IDEC) Entrepreneurship and Innovation (EUM) Economics, Finance and Business Masters degrees Doctorate Bachelors degrees * Multidisciplinary Masters degrees Doctorate Bachelors degrees Literary Creation Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Thought Comparative Literature and Literary Translation World History Chinese Studies Humanities History Humanities Law Bachelors degrees Masters degrees Doctorate Advanced in Legal Studies Political Philosophy Analytical Philosophy Criminology and Public Prevention Policies Law Labour Relations Politics and society Political and Social Sciences Immigration Management Research in Political Science Public Management Latin American Studies Social Sciences in Development: Cultures and Development in Africa International Relations (IBEI) Public Policies and International Development (IBEI) Erasmus Mundus in Public Policies (IBEI) Political and Administration Sciences Political and Social Sciences Masters degrees Doctorate Bachelors degrees

9 UPF Research Park – Social Sciences and Humanities (I) Entities present Pompeu Fabra University Department of Economics and Business Department of Law Department of Political and Social Sciences Department of Humanities Jaume Vicens i Vives University Institute of History (IUHJVV) University Institute of Culture (IUC) Mixes research centres and institutes Research Centre for International Economics (CREI) Economy and Health Research Centre (CRES) Centre for Research on the Economies of the Mediterranean (CREMed) Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE) Pasqual Maragall Foundation for Research into Alzheimers

10 UPF Research Park – Social Sciences and Humanities (II) A project for the future Both the current UPF25 Years strategy and the International Campus of Excellence project hinge around developing the Social and Human Sciences Park to its full: Academic, research and innovation potential: UPF is the top Spanish university in the Times Higher Education social sciences ranking (2010) Infrastructure potential: the 60,000 m 2 of land not built upon offer a great opportunity for expansion Potential for international scope Goal: To consolidate highly competitive research groups and take part in unique research and transfer initiatives in order to bring university knowledge closer to society Resarch Park development (3 phases)

11 Mar campus: health and life sciences

12 Mar campus: degrees offered Health and life sciences Bachelors degrees Masters degrees Doctorate Human Biology Medicine Nursing (EUIM) Bioinformatics for Health Sciences Pharmaceutical Industry and Biotechnology Biomedical Research Clinical Laboratory Occupational Health Public Health Neurosciences Respiratory Medicine Occupational Safety and Health Occupational Hazards Prevention Biomedicine

13 Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (I) Entities present Pompeu Fabra University Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (DCEXS) Mixed research centres and institutes Municipal Institute of Medical Research (IMIM) Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE) (CSIC - UPF) Centre of Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona (CMRB) Hospital del Mar Research Institute Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL) Occupational Health Research Centre (CISAL) Spin offs Qgenomics

14 Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (II) Project The PRBB is the result of a joint initiative between the Catalan Government, Barcelona City Council and UPF to create one of the biggest biomedical research centres in southern Europe Main features Directly associated with Hospital del Mar Annual expenditure on research: 70 M 1,200 people from 50 countries Over 100 research groups with renowned international researchers (30% are foreign) Groups at the forefront coming from Harvard, Salk and EMBL, among other More than 600 scientific articles published in international journals in 2008

15 Poblenou campus: communication and information technologies

16 Poblenou campus: degrees offered Linguistic communication and multilingual mediation Bachelors degrees Masters degrees Doctorate Applied Languages Translation and Interpretation Translation Studies Theoretical and Applied Linguistics Cognitive Science and Language Training of Teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language Learning and Teaching of Spanish in Multilingual and International Contexts Linguistic Communication and Multilingual Mediation Information and communication technologies Information, Communication and Audiovisual Media Technologies Bachelors degrees Masters degrees Doctorate Sound and Music Technologies Interdisciplinary in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media Advanced Sciences of Modern Telecommunications Design and Communication (Elisava) Audiovisual Systems Engineering Telematic Engineering Engineering in Computer Science Building Engineering (Elisava) Industrial Design Engineering (Elisava) Design (Elisava) Social communication Bachelors degrees Masters degrees Doctorate Audiovisual Communication Journalism Advertising and Public Relations Social Communication Advanced Studies in Social Communication Contemporary Film and Audiovisual Studies Television Innovation and Quality (TV3) Digital Contents Management Theatre Studies Youth and Society

17 Barcelona Media Park (I) Entities present Pompeu Fabra University Department of Information and Communication Technologies Department of Communication Department of Translation and Language Sciences University Institute for Applied Linguistics (IULA) Technology centres Barcelona Media – Innovation Centre Barcelona Digital Spin offs Barcelona Music & Audiovisual Technologies (BMAT) Reactable Systems Voctro Labs S.L. Companies and institutions Field of the media: MEDIAPRO, Lavínia, Cromosoma, RBA, RNE, CAC, BTV, Media-TIC centre Field of ICT: T-SYSTEMS, INDRA, Orange, CMT, etc.

18 Project A joint initiative of the Generalitat (Government) of Catalonia, Barcelona City Council (via municipal company 22@Barcelona), UPF and companies in the media sector with the aim of providing an integral service of all areas supplied by this industry, ranging from the contents to the technology on which it relies. Main features An area of research and collaboration between the business and teaching sectors with more than 70.000 m 2 for productive activities and equipments linked to the audiovisual sector and an increasing potential of 30.000 m 2 Networks and spaces for social and economic relations and promotion such as the Barcelona Activa business incubator or 22@Network Continuing education centres in the field of technology and contents: IDEC/UPF, IL3/UB, FUPC and the UOC And major infrastructures at the service of the Park such as, for example, the Audiovisual Production Centre (CPA) or the Learning and Research Resource Centre (CRAI/UPF) Barcelona Media Park (II)

19 The UPF model

20 Quality teaching Excellence in research An international outlook

21 Quality teaching Quality teaching indicators More than two students apply for every UPF place available (2011-2012 academic year) Highest rate of performance in the Spanish system: 86% (2010-2011 academic year) Graduate employment: 87% (Catalan Quality Assurance Agency, 2011) Satisfaction rate: 93% of UPF graduates would choose the same university again (Catalan Quality Assurance Agency, 2011) External reports The institutional report prepared by the European University Association (EUA, July 2008) highlights the high degree of attention to teaching quality Position in the rankings Remarkable position in both Times Higher Education and Academic Ranking of World Universities of the University of Shanghai* (2011) First Spanish University in teaching quality and ability to attract students (CyD Report, 2010) Always among the top ten universities in Spain in national rankings (University Quality Assessment, El Mundo) (2011) First university library in Spain (Atlas digital de la España universitaria: bases para la planificación estratégica de la enseñanza superior, 2007) * Even though Shanghai does not weight the indicators in respect of the size of the institution and that UPF is the seventh public Spanish university with the least students (Spanish National Statistics Institute, 2009).

22 Excellence in research First Spanish university and among the 20 in Europe in grants funded by the European Research Council (January 2012): 11 UPF Grants (the 8% of the grants given to Spain, the 16% in Catalonia) 26 Grants for the UPF Group (the 18% in Spain, the 37% in Catalonia) Second spanish university and fifth spanish institution in terms of EC contribution granted to the FP7 research projects) (Innovation Union Competitiviness Report, European Commission 2011) Recruitment and retention of talent: 28 Ramón y Cajal, 22 Juan de la Cierva, 36 ICREA and 18 ICREA Academia (January 1st, 2011) The 78% of doctoral dissertations written and defended in English (2010-2011 academic year) Position in the rankings First Spanish university for international collaboration and field normalised citation score (Scimago Institutions Rankings, SIR World Report, 2011) First Spanish university in research productivity, being the most productive in three indicators: journals articles indexed in the JCR, research + development projects (2010) and doctoral dissertations (2004 and 2009 ) (Ranking 2010 in research production and productivity in the Spanish university public system) First university in Spain and Latin America for international collaboration and average in scientific quality; and for social sciences, health sciences and life sciences in terms of the percentage of publications in journals listed in the first quartile of the most influential journals in the world (Scimago Institutions Ranking Latin America, 2010)

23 An international outlook Foreign presence 6% of undergraduate students are foreigners 30% of official masters students are foreigners 49% of doctoral students are foreigners 869 students from the United States within the Study Abroad Programm 12% of lecturers are foreign 25% of research support staff is foreign Internacional experience First Spanish university in the International Faculty indicator (Times Higher Education ranking, 2011) Agreements with 27 of the Top 50 universities in the world (Times Higher Education ranking, 2011) 29% of graduates have spent stages abroad 40% of teaching and research staff has studied, researched or taught in a foreign university

24 TOTAL: 350 agreements (260 concerning student exchange) Map of international relations USA & Canada (40 universities) Europe (203 universities) + Spain (24) Latin America (64 universities) MEXICO Tec de Monterrey UNAM, El Colegio ARGENTINA Torcuato di Tella, Belgrano... BRAZIL Getulio Vargas, USP CHILE Diego Portales, Pontificia Católica... CANADA British Columbia, Montreal, Toronto, Simon Fraser... USA (Ivy League) Boston College, Bentley, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Richmond, Pittsburgh, NYU, UCLA, Barnard College… Austria: Vienna Belgium: Brussels Free, Louvain Catholic... Czech Republic: Charles University in Prague Denmark: Aarhus, Copenhagen, Roskilde... Finland: Helsinki... France: ENSAE, Sciences Po, Pierre et Marie Curie, Toulouse... Germany: Berlin Free, Berlin Humboldt, Munich, Konstanz... Hungary: CEU Budapest Iceland: Reykjavik Italy: Roma III, Roma La Sapienza, Bologna, Trento, Florence… Netherlands: Maastricht, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Tilburg... Norway: Oslo, Bergen Poland: Warsaw Portugal: New Lisbon Sweden: Stockholm, Linköping... Switzerland: Zurich, Geneva, Lausanne... United Kingdom: Oxford, Warwick, Kings College, Saint Andrews, Essex... Asia (20 universities) CHINA: City University and The Chinese University in Hong Kong INDIA: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade JAPAN: TUFS, Keio KOREA: Seoul National, Korea University SINGAPORE: Singapore Management University THAILAND Chulalongkorn Australia (4 universities) AUSTRALIA Adelaide, New South Wales, Queensland, Sydney Technology

25 Strategic alliances Autònoma de Madrid Autònoma de Barcelona Carlos III de Madrid Pompeu Fabra Maastricht Toulouse University College Dublin CEU Budapest Pompeu Fabra Brown Chicago Northwestern Stanford Columbia Cornell Harvard Barcelona Autònoma de Barcelona Pompeu Fabra

26 UPF Group Barcelona GSE, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics BCN Media, Barcelona Media - Innovation Centre BIArch, Barcelona Institute of Architecture BMAT, Barcelona Music & Audio Technologies BSM, Barcelona School of Management CREAL, Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREI, Research Centre for International Economics CRES, Centre for Research in Health and Economics CRG, Centre for Genomic Regulation Elisava School of Design ESCI, School of International Trade EUIM, Mar University School of Nursing EUM, Maresme University School of Business Studies IBE, Institute of Evolutionary Biology IBEI, Barcelona Institute of International Studies IDEC, Continuing Education Institute IET, Institute of Regional Studies IMIM, Municipal Institute of Medical Research INSIGNEO, Barcelona Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Modeling


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