We are a young university, officially recognized by the Parliament of Catalonia in May 1997. We want to play a part in Europe and the wider world-building on our strong Catalan roots. From its very beginnings, UVic-UCC has promoted academic quality and a supportive context for student-centered training. Our teaching programs offer quality and contact with students, as required for the European Higher Education Area. We also feel a strong commitment to Catalonia - its university system and the language and culture - and regional development, where we contribute to services outside the Barcelona area and promote a sustainable future.
UVic-UCC is under the authority of the Fundació Universitària Balmes, whose Board of Governors has a majority of representatives from the Vic City Council and the Generalitat of Catalonia. This combined model of independent management and public control guarantees flexible, accountable, and efficient government.
Our vocation to public service, as outlined in the founding parliamentary text about UVic-UCC, is reflected in the Generalitat's financial support and UVic-UCC's participation in the Catalan public university enrolment scheme.
This program is aimed at international students who wish to spend one or two semesters in Barcelona or Vic. UVic-UCC offers Spanish courses that can be combined with other elective courses in English in the fields of business, communication, and design.
International Summer courses
The University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia offers intensive academic summer programs combined with cultural and social activities at the heart of the vibrant city of Barcelona. These courses from June to late July may be transferable for academic credit. The length of each course varies according to the program.
This is a unique opportunity to focus on and explore a particular topic in-depth and experience Barcelona’s dynamic, multicultural environment.
The University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia offers short-stay academic programs in the fields of Education, Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Experimental Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Health Sciences. The programs are exclusively academic. The length of the courses varies according to the content and the planning of the program.
The University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia offers tailored courses for groups of international students and teachers in the fields of Education, Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Experimental Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Health Sciences. The programs can be exclusively academic or combined with cultural visits and sightseeing. UVic-UCC can arrange all kinds of additional services such as accommodation, transport, guided tours, and visits to organizations and enterprises of interest. The length of the course can be adjusted according to your needs.
- Created on 21 May 1997
- Independent university with public sector supervision
- Governed by the board of the Balmes University Foundation
- Rector: Josep-Eladi Baños