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Why choose UPF-IDEC

  • Because we are the postgraduate school of Pompeu Fabra University, one of the best universities in the world according to the main international rankings:
    • Ranked 12th best university in the world under 50 years old according to the Times Higher Education Ranking (2015). In the same ranking it is the top Spanish university and the 5th European university
    • Top 10 amongst Europe's best universities according to U-Multirank (2015)
    • In the top 400 universities according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (2014). The top Spanish university in the area of Social Sciences
  • For our nationally and internationally renowned teaching staff; combining the best UPF lecturers, leaders in teaching, research and scientific output, with highly-qualified directors and professionals from the best companies in the market.
  • Because we believe in the value of specialisation. Our master's and postgraduate courses are tools designed to manage change, to keep one step ahead of it, to expand knowledge and to be highly competitive.
  • To enjoy an international learning experience on all our campuses. In 2014:
    • 28 nationalities represented amongst the student body
    • 90% of scholarships awarded to international students
    • 350 UPF collaborating universities all over the world
  • For our efficient Career Service, and high rates of internship placements for its students. In 2014, over 600 students carried out an internship in our collaborating companies.
  • For our Career Development Program, which covers employability requirements for our students and encourages networking between the student and the alumni communities.
  • For our magnificent location in the dynamic, cosmopolitan city of Barcelona and its emblematic facilities: all the school's programs are taught at the Balmes Building, the Ciutadella Campus, the Communication-Poblenou Campus and the Campus del Mar.
  • For our support of and commitment to the talent and motivation of our students. Last year 56 Talent Scholarships were awarded to the school's most brilliant students.
  • Because 89% of the 2013-2014 students would recommend our master's and postgraduate courses to a friend.

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