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CEU Abat Oliba Universitat

CEU Abat Oliba Universitat

CEU Abat Oliba Universitat

Introduction

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?

NAAB recognition

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.

Campus Features

Abat Oliba CEU University, located in Barcelona, is one of three privately run, social-initiative universities that make up the CEU educational group, established by the Catholic Association of Propagandists. Officially recognized as a university in 2003, it has more than forty years of experience in the provision of higher education.

Its current structure comprises three faculties (Law and Business; Communication, Education and Humanities; and Psychology) in which undergraduate and graduate studies are taught. One of the University’s most defining features is the satisfaction of its students and the high employability rate of its graduates, as demonstrated in various studies by independent bodies.

International Mobility

The Workplace and Employment Service is responsible for guiding students at Abat Oliba CEU University and facilitating their transition from the classroom to the world of work. In this spirit, we offer a Jobs Bank that collaborates with more than 5,000 companies.

It comes under the remit of the Office of the Vice-Rector for Students.

Language Service

Abat Oliba CEU University is committed to offering excellent language training to students, both in the official languages of Catalonia and in foreign languages. Our commitment to multilingualism is key in the current globalization context. At UAO CEU, we want to make our students aware of the importance of solid training in languages as well as the need for consolidated communicative skills.

Library

The Library Service is here to support study and research activity, and our main mission is to meet the educational and scientific needs of the University. The Library is a member of the Catalan Universities’ Services Consortium, which allows you to check the Collective Catalogue of Catalan Universities (CCUC) and access a wide range of bibliographic resources online.

The Library, founded in 1975, is a member of the following library networks:

  • CCUC. Collective Catalogue of Catalan Universities
  • REBIUN. Spanish Network of University Libraries
  • San Pablo Foundation Library Network
  • ADLUG. Amicus / Dobis Libis User Group

Psychological Counselling

The Counselling and Psychological Services (SAP) is available to students and tutors at the University. Its main mission is to provide:

Academic and Personal Guidance for Students

  • Support for learning difficulties, improving academic performance, and information about study methodologies.
  • Psychological counseling for personal problems.
  • Support for new students with difficulties adapting.
  • Advice for students with functional diversity, offering information about the adaptations in terms of methodology they can request depending on their diagnosis and degree of difficulty.

    Admissions

    Degree Admission

    The Abat Oliba CEU University carries out its own 100% online admission process that is complementary to the PAU or any other official access route to the university. In this process, the capabilities and aptitudes of the candidates are evaluated in relation to the chosen career. It is based on an online admission test* that must be taken in parallel with the selectivity test and that can be done prior to the PAU tests.
    * Students who have obtained a grade equal to or greater than 8 in the first year of high school will be exempt from admission tests.

    1. Processing of the Application
    2. Admission Tests
    3. Documentation to Submit
    4. Communication of Pre-admission
    5. Place Reservation
    6. File Transfers and Credits Recognition
    7. Request for Study Aid
    8. Admission and Registration

    Admission of Master's and Postgraduate Degrees

    The Abat Oliba CEU University carries out a 100% online and free admission process in which the capabilities and aptitudes of the candidates are evaluated in relation to the chosen postgraduate degree. Below are the steps to follow to request admission:

    1. Processing of the Application
    2. Admission Process
    3. Admission and Reservation
    4. Registration

    International Undergraduate Admission

    The Abat Oliba CEU University carries out its own 100% online admission process that is complementary to the PAU or any other official access route to the university. In this process, the capabilities and aptitudes of the candidates are evaluated in relation to the chosen career. It is based on an online admission test* that must be taken in parallel with the selectivity test and that can be done prior to the PAU tests.

    1. Processing of the Application
    2. Admission Tests
    3. Documentation to Submit
    4. Communication of Pre-admission
    5. Place Reservation
    6. Request for Study Aid
    7. Admission and Registration

    International Admission of Master's and Postgraduate Degrees

    Before starting the admission process, read the following instructions carefully:

    The Abat Oliba CEU University carries out a 100% online and free admission process in which the capabilities and aptitudes of the candidates are evaluated in relation to the chosen postgraduate degree. Below are the steps to follow to request admission:

    1. Processing of the Application
    2. Admission Process
    3. Admission and Place Reservation
    4. Registration

    Scholarships and Funding

    Aid for Undergraduate Studies

    For more than 80 years, the CEU group has been working for the university education of young people. It is the Spanish private educational institution that invests the most money in scholarships and aid. It voluntarily assumes the challenge that none of its students, with sufficient capacity and motivation, stop pursuing a university degree for economic reasons.

    Abat Oliba CEU University is committed to a culture of effort and improvement. We believe in the value of giving opportunities to everyone who has a goal and strives to achieve it.

    We offer all our students the possibility of requesting study aid based on their academic merits, and personal and economic circumstances, through the Study Aid Program (PAE) for undergraduate studies or the Master's Study Aid Program ( PAEM) for students of official master's degrees and specialization programs, based on discounts and public and private aid.

    We also have awards and scholarships that are funded by our resources and contributions from collaborating institutions.

    Aid for Postgraduate Studies

    The UAO CEU annually offers the Study Aid Program to students of master's, postgraduate, and specialization courses (PAEM), based on discounts on the registration fee.

    This program, as its name indicates, helps to face the cost of master's, postgraduate, and specialization courses. The awards range between 10% and 50% of the total amount of the program and are awarded based on the student's academic record, his or her connection with the UAO CEU, and his or her family situation.
    The deadline to submit these applications will be fifteen calendar days before the start of each program.

    PAEM aid cannot be accumulated with each other, nor can it be applied to the CEU management fee.

    CEU Support for students with disabilities

    For more than 80 years, the CEU group has been working for the university education of young people. It is the Spanish private educational institution that invests the most money in scholarships and aid. It voluntarily assumes the challenge that none of its students, with sufficient capacity and motivation, stop pursuing a university degree for economic reasons.

    Abat Oliba CEU University is committed to a culture of effort and improvement. We believe in the value of giving opportunities to everyone who has a goal and strives to achieve it.

    We offer all our students the possibility of requesting study aid based on their academic merits, and personal and economic circumstances, through the Study Aid Program (PAE) for undergraduate studies or the Master's Study Aid Program ( PAEM) for students of official master's degrees and specialization programs, based on discounts and public and private aid.

    We also have awards and scholarships that are funded by our resources and contributions from collaborating institutions.

    Accommodation aid

    Personalized attention for all students who need accommodation. You can consult the Information Service to find out the residence that best suits your needs. New students at the Abat Oliba CEU University can process their request for accommodation aid within the deadlines set in the admissions calendar.

    In the case of teachers, short-stay students, summer course students, foreign students, or advanced course students, you can request information about our selection of alternative accommodation, which includes hotels, shared apartments, or private homes under supervised arrangements.

    Alumni Statistics

    Rankings

    CEU Universities Rank 6th Nationally, According to the Ranking

    Times Higher Education

    Times Higher Education (THE) published the results of its World University Rankings 2021. The publication, which has been running for nearly 20 years, assesses the quality of universities all over the world. In this new edition, CEU Universities rank 6th among Spanish institutions and are in the top 500 worldwide. THE World University Ranking 2021 included 1,527 universities across 93 countries.

    Universities around the world are assessed by weighing their performance across 5 areas: teaching; research; number of times their research publications are cited; international staff, students, and researchers; and transfer of knowledge to the industry. In total, 13 indicators are measured in these 5 areas. For this edition, survey responses from over 22,000 scholars, among other sources, were analyzed. In terms of research, THE Rankings examined 13.6 million publications and more than 86 million citations over five years sourced from bibliometric data from Elsevier.

    International outlook

    In terms of the internationalization of their staff, students, and researchers, CEU Universities rank 4th nationally, with the proportion of international students averaging 19% overall and exceeding 30% in the case of CEU UCH in Comunidad Valenciana. CEU Universities are also among the top 10 universities in Spain in such aspects as the staff-to-student ratio (11.5) or the gender ratio in the student population (63:37).

    CEU Universities—CEU San Pablo (Madrid), CEU Cardenal Herrera (Valencia, Elche, and Castellón), and Abat Oliba CEU (Barcelona)—are part of Fundación Universitaria San Pablo CEU, the largest private educational group in Spain. The group offers education at all levels, from preschool to graduate school.

    First Spanish Private University to Enter the Young University Ranking

    The CEU Universities, including our university, are the highest-ranking Spanish private universities participating in the latest edition of the Young University Ranking, which is compiled by Times Higher Education.

    This ranking places CEU Universities in 113th place worldwide. This means we are the second best-positioned institution among Spanish institutions, and best-placed among private universities.

    This outstanding position consolidates the good results the educational group is achieving in the various rankings promoted by Times Higher Education. Specifically, the Young University Ranking evaluates universities less than fifty years old around the world according to parameters that include the number of students, the faculty/student ratio, the number of international students and the proportion of men and women among the student body. In the 2021 edition, 475 university institutions took part.

    Locations

    • Barcelona

      Carrer de Bellesguard, 30 Barcelona, España, 08022, Barcelona

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