Founded in 1997, UIC is a private liberal arts university with campuses in Barcelona
and Sant Cugat del Vallès in Spain. It is known in English as The International University of Catalonia. Approximately 6,000 students attend the university today at both under- and postgraduate levels; a significant growth compared to the 400 students who took part in the university’s opening two decades ago.
Academics at UIC
The university is organised into various faculties covering a vast amount of subject areas: the Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Communication Sciences, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, and the School of Architecture.
Research is also conducted at UIC thanks to several institutes and centres being added since its founding. Some of these institutes include: the Institute for Multilingualism, the Doctorate School, the Charlemagne Institute for European Studies (ICEE), and the Institute of Advanced Family Studies (IESF) – which became the most important institute in Spain in the area and study of family policy.
Student Life at UIC
Sports are an important part of life for many students, and UIC is well aware of this. The institution maintains agreements with several different sports facilities which offer various services and discounts to students, family members, and alumni. Team sports are also run by the university which students are encouraged to get involved in.
As for accommodation, there are specially-designed student residencies in which students can stay, however this option is not operated by UIC, so students must organise accommodation themselves.
There are Student Services, though, to aid students with everything connected to university life.
Learn More About Studying in Spain
Are you considering attending UIC, for an entire course, or perhaps for an erasmus
? If so, take a look below at what past and present students have to say about their experience at the university. Or, you can learn about other Spanish institutions here
. And finally, take a look at our pick of the top universities and business schools in Spain here in parts one
, and three