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University education. Teachers. By categories and universities

University education. Teachers. By categories and universities Catalonia. 2021
Professors Full lecturers
University University colleges Contracts University University colleges Associate lecturers Others Total
Teachers 1,414 68 271 2,459 250 11,594 5,461 21,517
State university system 1,414 68 271 2,459 250 10,131 3,357 17,950
University of Barcelona 503 11 99 729 83 3,173 1,145 5,743
Autonomous University of Barcelona 320 4 41 576 18 2,190 609 3,758
Polytechnic University of Catalonia 219 38 37 525 81 1,402 665 2,967
Pompeu Fabra University 91 37 97 2 538 191 956
University of Girona 78 2 11 216 18 828 253 1,406
University of Lleida 91 11 29 135 20 711 227 1,224
Rovira i Virgili University 112 2 17 181 28 1,289 267 1,896
Private university system 0 0 0 0 0 1,432 1,788 3,220
Ramon Llull University 0 0 0 0 0 877 552 1,429
University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia 0 0 0 0 0 289 702 991
Internacional University of Catalonia 0 0 0 0 0 266 268 534
Abat Oliba CEU University 0 0 0 0 0 266 266
Open University of Catalonia 0 0 0 0 0 31 316 347
Source: Ministry of Research and Universities.
- Teachers at integrated centres. Information as of 1 January. Currently active staff; it doesn't include staff in early retirement or speakers at conferences.
- UOC and private university teaching staff do not form part of state bodies.
- Others teachers: Agregats, lectors, col·laboradors permanents, visitants, emèrits, ajudants, adjunts, contractats doctor, investigadors principals i altres.

Last update: July 5, 2022.

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Methodological note

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.

Methodological aspects

We have used the information 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.

The mobility data for the Catalan university system are made up of all the students who take part in mobility actions, whether through international programmes or bilateral agreements with the different universities, and both the students who come and those who leave.

Catalan universities are:

Name Year established
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 "..".