University of Barcelona

The Universitat de Barcelona was founded in the XVth century and is considered as one of the leading institutions in Biomedical Sciences in Spain at present. The university includes other scientific and humanistic areas such as Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Law and Economy ( In the postgraduate programmes, the Universitat de Barcelona offers 115 master programmes and a number of Ph.D. Programmes. More than 50.000 students are enrolled in degree courses and up to 10.000 in postgraduate and master courses.

Research institutes associated with the University of Barcelona include (among others):

Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), an international centre of excellence in basic and applied biomedical research developing research programs relevant to the field of interest (Cell and Developmental Biology, Structural and Computational Biology, Molecular Medicine, Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Oncology).

Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), an international centre promoting the development of multidisciplinary research of excellence, focused on six research programmes including Cellular Biotechnology, Nanobioengineering, Biomechanics and cellular biophysics and Biomaterials, implants and tissue engineering.

The International Master in Cell and Stem cell Biology at the Universitat de Barcelona

At the academic level, the department of Cell Biology will open parts of a dedicated master programme to students from UPMC and Erasmus Medical Center.

The Master of Neuroscience coordinated by the Universitat de Barcelona started in 2005. This is a 90 ECTS master programme. It collects -in a single master- various branches including Neurobiology, Cell Biology, Biomedical Sciences and Psychology, considering both basic and applied features.
The teaching board of this master includes over 100 staff members (lecturers and researchers).
The master programme in Neuroscience consists of 4 modules, plus laboratory training. The teaching modules are: Techniques in Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology, Physiopathology and Neural Diseases, and Cognitive Neuroscience.
This Master aims to provide future researchers in basic and clinical fields with the knowledge to tackle problems by adopting a cross-disciplinary approach and to become skilled members of laboratories in public and private institutions.

At the research level, leading research groups will provide numerous opportunities for research training.



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