The University Alliances Program in Spain has received its seventh member: The University Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB).
UAB is considered to be the best University in Spain by the 2012 QS World University Rankings, which ranked the university 176th overall in the world. UAB is a pioneering institution in terms of fostering research. There are many research institutes in the campus, as well as other research centers, technical support services and service-providing laboratories. It has more than 40.000 students and more than 3.600 academic and research staff.