- Statistical Yearbook of Catalonia
- Demography · Society
- Higher education
- University education. Students enrolled. By branches of study and universities
University education. Students enrolled. By branches of study and universities. Methodology
Definition of concepts
- University education
- Education that seeks to prepare and specialise professionals, foster cultural progress and develop research. Access to university requires candidates to pass PAAU (university entrance aptitude tests). In the case of university colleges there is a set of reserved places for students proceeding from CFGS or FP2. University can also be accessed by people aged over twenty-five years that pass regulatory university entrance exams as proposed by universities, even though they do not possess the batxiller certificate. University education taken in higher technical colleges and faculties involves three cycles: first cycle studies, first and second cycle studies, second cycle studies and third cycle studies. Since the Bologna Plan came into force, university certificates are structured into three cycles: bachelor's degree, masters and doctorate. Bachelor's degrees replace diplomas and licentiates. Masters courses are for acquiring specialised training focused on research and the professional world. The aim of doctorate courses is to offer students advanced training in research techniques.
We have used the information provided by the Generalitat de Catalunya's Ministry of Business and Knowledge, obtained from the statistics services of Catalan universities. Data is offered on the number of teachers, and students enrolled at and qualified by the private and public universities that make up the Catalan university system. Data is also included in relation to the number of students taking third cycle (PhD and continuing education) courses. Since the Bologna Plan came into force (2010), information has been included on students enrolled for official degrees and masters. At the moment there are two coexisting systems until the expiry of the old plan. Data is also provided on PhD theses, and on students on the different student mobility programmes.
Catalan universities are:
|University of Barcelona (UB)||1837|
|Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)||1968|
|Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)||1971|
|Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)||1990|
|University of Lleida (UdL)||1991|
|University of Girona (UdG)||1991|
|Rovira i Virgili University (URV)||1991|
|Open University of Catalonia (UOC)||1995|
|Ramon Llull University (URL)||1991|
|University of Vic (UVic) the 2014 renamed University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC)||1997|
|Internacional University of Catalonia (UIC)||1997|
|Abat Oliba CEU University (UAO)||2003|
Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".