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. Teaching activities at the UAB began in October 1968.
The UAB departments are units in charge of organising and developing the activities of the teaching and research staff. Each department corresponds to a field of knowledge and is divided into even more specific areas. The UAB has over sixty departments which cover all disciplines of knowledge.
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 Library Service has developed a regulatory framework that establishes the conditions under which the loan of documents, group work rooms and laptops of the UAB libraries must operate, as well as the loan of documents between universities Public Catalan (PUC), and the inter-library loan. It is also included the open access policy of the UAB, and the DDD regulations.
Any foreign student, researcher or professor coming to a catalan university must have medical insurance cover. If you are from outside of the European Economic Area you should check whether there is an agreement for healthcare between the Social Security of your country and the Social Security of Spain.
UAB Campus Residential Area Facilities and Services
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.