University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia emerged from a regional and citizens’ initiative to continue with a university tradition that goes back to the Middle Ages. University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia is a public university under private management. It provides a public service in the areas of teaching, research and knowledge transfer in its fields of expertise.

Its mission is to develop knowledge and innovation to serve the region, and it has a distinctive international vocation. It focuses on students and their all-around training and instills the values of individual creativity, professional rigor and social commitment. The UVic-UCC is closely associated with the local environment and the cultural, social and economic progress of Catalonia.


Training model

The training model at University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia ensures full personal growth and professional development of students, who are supported throughout their training and provided with personalized teaching. Training is organized through teamwork between teaching staff and all other areas of the university community.

Multilingual education

UVic considers multilingual training key for student and staff mobility, and the study of languages and culture an excellent way to gain a wider awareness of today’s world. Therefore, all undergraduate degrees include a number of courses in English for professional purposes.

Research activity

Twenty-five research groups, sixteen of which are recognized by the Catalan government, and eleven research chairs carry forward UVic-UCC research activity with the clear aim of generating knowledge and transferring it to society.


International profile

UVic-UCC has exchange agreements with universities and institutions in forty countries all over the world and makes an effort to ensure that International students at UVic-UCC feel at home, and the small size of the university means more opportunities for student-staff interaction, promoting study and personal development. UVic-UCC meets the needs of international students through the International Relations Unit and Student Services.

The UVic-UCC International Campus is an umbrella organisation for UVic-UCC activities aimed at an International public: providing mobility and Exchange programmes, continuing education and international cooperation projects.

Besides, it also offers Study Abroad programmes in Barcelona, intensive academic Summer Programmes combined with cultural and social activities, and Tailored courses for institutions.

Social and professional integration

UVic-UCC adopts a practical teaching approach, is open and responsive to the changing needs of society, and takes an active role in ensuring satisfactory professional placement (in Spanish) of graduates.

Teaching innovation

UVic-UCC has an Education Innovation and Training Centre (CIFE) (in Spanish) to promote lifelong learning of university teaching staff, tutorial planning, and the development of innovation to improve teaching quality.

Social and territorial commitment

UVic is a local university, committed to the economic and social development of the surrounding region and Catalonia (in Spanish), through its teaching, research and knowledge transfer activity, imbued with a distinctive European and international vocation.

Ethical code

At UVic-UCC and Balmes University Foundation, ethical behavior is based on three values: individual commitment, impartiality, and scientific truth. The University’s Ethical Code (in Spanish) is comprised of twelve general principles designed to raise people’s awareness of the need for ethical behavior and of their responsibilities as members of the UVic-UCC community and Balmes University Foundation.

University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia centers

  • Doctoral College
  • Faculty of Business and Communication Studies
  • Faculty of Education, Translation and Humanities
  • Faculty of Health Sciences and Welfare
  • Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Faculty of Health Sciences at Manresa (federated centre)
  • Faculty of Medicine (federated centre)
  • Faculty of Social Sciences at Manresa (federated centre)
  • BAU. Design College (affiliate centre)
  • EADA, School of Management and Administration (affiliate centre)
  • ESERP - The Barcelona School of Business and Social Science (affiliate centre)
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Executive courses

Universitat de Vic

The Master in Specialized Translation is an interuniversity degree coordinated by the University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia in which the University San Jorg ... [+]

The Master in Specialized Translation is an interuniversity degree coordinated by the University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia in which the University San Jorge (Zaragoza) participates. It is the update of the Specialized Translation program offered by the University of Vic between 2007 and 2013, and aims to train professionals and scholars in the areas that generate more demand within the translation sector.

To obtain the Master's Degree in Specialized Translation, it is necessary for the student to complete a total of 60 ECTS, of which 18 ECTS belong to compulsory subjects and 12 to Master's Final Project. Regarding the remaining 30 ECTS, the student has three options:

Choose a specialization (15 ECTS of subjects related to that specialization plus 15 ECTS of elective subjects that the student chooses freely).Choose two specialties (15 15 ECTS of subjects related to these two specialties).To complete a total of 30 ECTS from the free choice of elective subjects, but without any specialization.... [-]
Spain Barcelona
October 2019
Part time
1 - 2 years
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Universitat de Vic

This master is designed for students to learn the integrated techniques of management, planning, organization, marketing strategies and innovation of companies. ... [+]

The main objective is that they acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to recognize the strategic role of marketing and lead access to new markets and innovation in companies. In today's competitive environment, companies need professionals capable of making decisions and achieving a position that distinguishes them from the rest.

This program consists of three large content blocks:

The first is related to business management. It includes updated, rigorous and complete training on the structure of organizations and emphasizes the advanced concepts of strategy, leadership, information and financial systems.The second revolves around marketing. Students receive training to develop a strategic vision of marketing in relation to the positioning of the organization, market segmentation, planned communication and data management.Finally, the third deals with innovation. Students receive the necessary preparation to see innovation as the main tool that will allow them not only to generate elements of strategic differentiation in the markets, but also to elaborate new combinations of products and markets in free spaces of competition.... [-]
Spain Barcelona
October 2019
Part time
9 months
Online & Campus Combined
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Universitat de Vic

The aim of the Master is to produce well-trained professionals in Bioinformatics and Omics Data Analysis who after graduation would be able to perform efficient and rigor ... [+]

The aim of the Master is to produce well-trained professionals in Bioinformatics and Omics Data Analysis who after graduation would be able to perform efficient and rigorous analysis of large amounts of genetic and molecular data in a wide range of applications.

The master responds to the growing use of high-throughput omics techniques, both in the context of biomedical research and in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and to the increasing demand for highly qualified professionals in this field.

The program covers genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, metagenomics, interactomics, and integromics and provides knowledge of the most important techniques for omic data acquisition and analysis. The students will be able to analyze omics data information using appropriate statistical and bioinformatics tools.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
October 2019
Part time
1 year
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