Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB, www.uab.cat), located in Bellaterra, near Barcelona, is one of the major public universities in Spain. Since its foundation in 1968, the UAB has been acknowledged for its excellence in promoting quality in teaching and in attracting international talent. In the 2022 edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the UAB placed second among Spanish universities, 170th in the world ranking and 75th within Europe.
Regarding the UAB’s research activity, the following annual data stand out (for 2021): More than 5,454 articles published (Clarivate Analytics WoS), 281 research agreements, 168 national research projects, 40 patents filed, and 2 new companies hosted at the UAB’s Research Park.
UAB has over 40,000 students, almost 6,000 researchers and teaching staff, and hosts more than 5,000 foreign students. Currently, the university offers more than 100 bachelor’s degrees, more than 140 master’s degrees, as well as 8 Erasmus Mundus master's degrees; 67 doctoral programs and an average of 640 PhD dissertations are defended per year.
The Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology (www.uab.cat/ca/antropologia) is ranked among the best ones in several indices, and offers an BSc in Social Anthropology, the MSc in Anthropology, the international MSc CREOLE shared with a Consortium of European Universities, and the Ph.D. program in Social Anthropology.