The Faculty of Psychology, Education and Sports Sciences Blanquerna
Ramon Llull University
With 14 centers and 3 university institutes, Ramon Llull University is one of the most innovative and modern universities in Spain. URL’s success is based on its quality education which fully responds to society’s current needs. It was the Catalonia’s first private university.
URL comprises 11 higher education and research institutions with a long tradition and a prestigious reputation in Catalonia (IQS, Blanquerna, La Salle, Faculty of Philosophy, ESADE, Pere Tarrés Faculty of Social Education and Social Work, School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi HTSI, Ebro Observatory University Institute, Vidal i Barraquer Mental Health University Institute, Borja Institute of Bioethics and ESDi Higher School of Design, an affiliated centre). It is one of the most innovative teaching institutions in Catalonia and in Spain as a whole.
The Faculty of Psychology, Education and Sports Sciences Blanquerna has a long history of 65 years at the service of higher education as an evolution of Blanquerna School of Teachers. From this tradition, at the beginning of Ramon Llull University, we developed new studies in the fields of Psychology, Education, Sports, and Speech Therapy. At the moment, we are more than 3000 students, 250 faculty members, and 63 administration and services professionals. We are currently offering 7 degree courses,11 university master’s courses, 4 doctorate courses and different URL courses and Continuing Training courses. We have agreements with more than 2500 practice centres.
Our main aim is to train professionals with those competences and flexibility required by current societies and the contexts of educational, social and health care professions. We also educate people on the basis of a proposal of high-quality, personalised, integral training, with emphasis being laid upon humanistic training and also the acquisition of personal competences such as autonomy, initiative, responsibility, leadership skills, creativity, teamwork, communication and expression skills, and emotional and social competences.
Blanquerna’s own method is based on personalised attention, participation in seminars (small groups of 12-15 students per tutor), approach to the professional world, and learning based on scientific rigour and values of humanism. These traits characterise us and shape our expertise, thus becoming a guarantee for quality education.
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, a country whose nation boasts a long history. It is located on the north-east coast of the Iberian peninsula, facing the Mediterranean Sea and bordered by Andorra and France along its north. Catalonia also has its own language, Catalan, which grew out of Latin, as also did Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese. Catalan is its official language, together with Spanish, and is used regularly in every walk of life. In addition, most of the people working in international trade and the country’s main tourist areas speak English and other languages as well. Barcelona has always attracted people from all over the world, making it even more multilingual and special. It is the people living there, with their different backgrounds and cultures, who make it so cosmopolitan, diverse and intercultural.