The Abat Oliba CEU University has its origins in the Abat Oliba CEU University Center, which created the San Pablo CEU Foundation in 1973 through an affiliation and collaboration agreement with the University of Barcelona. It began classes at its first location, on Pearson Avenue in Barcelona, in 1974 and, since then, it has trained more than 8,500 university graduates.
In 1993 it moved to the Bellesguard Campus and, as the Abat Oliba CEU higher education teaching center, it now teaches all the degrees in Law and Business Administration and Management, as well as the first cycle of the degree in Economics.
Ten years later, the new Abat Oliba CEU University was recognized by Law 20/2003, of July 4, of the Parliament of Catalonia, creating two centers in Barcelona: the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Polytechnic School of Engineering.
Principles and Mission
In the Preamble of the rules of organization and operation of the Universitat Abat Oliba CEU published in number 266 of the BOE, dated November 4, 2011, this institution is defined as follows: “The Universitat Abat Oliba CEU is a private non-profit university, promoted by the San Pablo-CEU University Foundation, an initiative of the Catholic Association of Propagandists (ACdP).
It adopts the legal personality of a foundation, with the name of Fundació Privada Universitat Oliba CEU, which was established on November 23, 2002, and was registered in the Registry of Foundations of the Generalitat of Catalonia on June 23, 2003.
The Universitat Abat Oliba CEU is an academic institution recognized by Law 20/2003, of July 4, of the Parliament of Catalonia, under article 27.6 of the Spanish Constitution and article 172.2 of the Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia, and within the framework of article 101 of Law 1/2003, of February 19, on universities in Catalonia.
The Abat Oliba CEU University was born from the Center for University Studies (CEU), the work of the Catholic Association of Propagandists, erected in the light of Father Ayala's thoughts on the formation of people endowed with a supernatural spirit and a moral ideal, at the service of good. common, under the decisive impulse of the Servant of God Ángel Herrera Oria.”
Why USP CEU?
The CEU San Pablo University has received the International Certification designation from the National Architectural Accrediting Board for the following professional Degree in Architecture in 2015.
FabLab Madrid CEU(Center for Bits and Atoms of MIT)
The EPS has a digital fabrication laboratory, the FabLab Madrid CEU, which belongs to the global network of the Center for Bits and Atoms Laboratory at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). The center carries out architectural and engineering projects in collaboration with other universities around the world.
First Journalism school in Spain
The Faculty of Humanities and Communication Sciences was the first to offer a degree in Journalism in Spain and is the only one that offers the chance to complete an entire undergraduate degree in English.
One of the best private universities in Spain
CEU San Pablo University stands for the second-best private University in Madrid and number four in Spain according to the newspaper El Mundo ranking.