Founded in 1450, the Universitat de Barcelona or University of Barcelona (UB) is the oldest and largest of the six universities in Barcelona and boasts a rich academic tradition and a diverse student body. With a present day enrollment of over 76,000 students and 5,000 staff and personnel, UB is the second largest university in Spain. Today, UB consists of 20 university schools spread out over four campuses around the city. GSE students attend the central campus located in the city center in Plaza Universidad, a short five minute walk from Las Ramblas, Barcelona’s most famous boulevard. UB has an average annual international student population of nearly 1,300. As a GSE participant and UB student, you are sure to make friends from all over the globe.