We are a research-intensive university, achieving significant international impact across all branches of knowledge.
We provide a singular environment for quality, innovative cross-disciplinary research and for the transfer of research results to society. More than 6000 teachers and researchers work in the different branches of knowledge: health sciences, experimental sciences, engineering, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Their research is carried out across sixteen faculties, some three-hundred recognised research groups by the Generalitat de Catalunya and the UB and affiliated research institutes and centres, some of which are certified Severo Ochoa and María de Maeztu Units of Excellence. The European Commission has acknowledged the respect for equal opportunities and the capacity to attract talent in a positive working environment with the HRS4R accreditation, and we are members of the League of European Research Universities (LERU).