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University education. Students enrolled for oficials masters. By sex and universities

University education. Students enrolled for oficials masters. By universities and sex Catalonia. 2021
Men Women Total
Students enrolled 21,114 24,999 46,113
State university system 11,035 11,440 22,475
University of Barcelona 2,670 3,668 6,338
Autonomous University of Barcelona 1,415 2,240 3,655
Polytechnic University of Catalonia 3,650 1,562 5,212
Pompeu Fabra University 1,470 1,964 3,434
University of Girona 379 487 866
University of Lleida 575 563 1,138
Rovira i Virgili University 876 956 1,832
Private university system 2,477 2,301 4,778
Ramon Llull University 1,864 1,396 3,260
University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia 262 411 673
Internacional University of Catalonia 196 307 503
Abat Oliba CEU University 155 187 342
Open University of Catalonia 7,602 11,258 18,860
Source: Ministry of Business and Knowledge.
Note: Integrated and attached centers.

Last update: June 1, 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.
University master's degrees
Official university degrees that are intended to provide the student with advanced multidisciplinary training aimed at academic or professional specialisation, or to enable the student to embark on research projects. Students must obtain between 60 and 120 ECTS credits, the equivalent of a period of one or two academic years, to be awarded a university master's degree. University master's degrees also provide admission to doctoral programmes.

Methodological aspects

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:

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 "..".