The history of the UAB begins on 6 June 1968, when the decree on the creation of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is officially promulgated. One month later the first four faculties are created: Philosophy and Arts, Medicine, Science and Economics.
This is a research-oriented degree programme providing a solid training in the main perspectives of each specialisation offered. Career options once the degree is completed include: research and PhD studies, a higher qualification to undertake the teaching of English at primary or university level education, English for business purposes such as publishing houses or media companies, research or a PhD programme.
The mentor figure is mainly aimed at bringing international and local students into contact. Thus, you can have a “buddy” to count on and share good times with, to make your stay at the University and your time in Barcelona much better. You will be assigned a student from your faculty. Not only will he/she be a friend to call on whenever you need, but he/she will also help you if you need a hand on any matter. Your mentor will be there for you especially during your first days here in Barcelona and at the UAB, and also throughout the academic year. He/she will advise you when enrolling in the courses, finding a place to live, deciding where to go out and what to visit, etc.
Vila Universitària - Halls of Residence
The UAB Library Service provides bibliographical and documental support to the educational and research activities that are carried out at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. It consists of seven libraries in the campus of Bellaterra, one in the campus of Sabadell and four at the educational units in agreement with hospitals.
It is a few minutes' walk from Vila Universitària to Bellaterra train station, which offers a great connection with central Barcelona, just 20 km away, and also easily accessible by road. The residential area is within walking distance of the UAB faculties and over 40 research centers.
Within the Vila Universitària there are 812 apartments of various shapes and sizes which can accommodate up to 2,193 people (24 of which are adapted for people with reduced mobility).All apartments have one room with two beds, one bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and dining room. Towels and linen are included.
The sports facilities of the UAB, situated within walking distance from the residential area of UAB Campus, are, purely in terms of their variety and quality, one of the most fully equipped sporting complexes in Catalonia. They include 2 indoor swimming pools, 1 outdoor swimming pool, a gym hall, a fitness room, tennis, paddle tennis and squash courts, a racquetball court, an indoor sports pavilion, an artificial grass outdoor football field, a rock climbing area, a beach volleyball court, a sauna, locker rooms and a solarium. In addition, there are 6 nature trails on the UAB Campus.