The University of the Balearic Islands (UBI) is heir to a long tradition going back to Mallorca in 1483, when the General Study Luliano of higher education was created . A process that was broken in the nineteenth century with the demise of academic institutions of the Balearic Islands and renewed in 1951 with the rebirth of General Study Luliano to promote culture in Mallorca and restore the college and ended in 1978 with the creation of the University of the Balearic Islands, with a campus in Mallorca, and in 1998, with the opening of two branches on the islands of Menorca and Ibiza and Formentera.
The UBI is a university committed to a quality education which aims to achieve excellent research that makes a firm option for innovation and that does not neglect its commitment to culture and environment.
The UBI has adapted its graduate and postgraduate studies to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) in response to the training demands of our society, so that students can take specialized training, both professionally and academically, allowing them to join the labour market and achieve success. UBI offers undergraduate, masters and doctoral official programs.
Research, knowledge transfer and innovation are the cornerstones of our university, which has proved to be one of the most efficient in Spain, and that has five research institutes, two of which mixed with the CSIC, and 131 research groups have generated a number of patents and spin-offs. A work recognized nationally and internationally.
Our university has established doctoral programs with the Mention of Quality, to provide a strong research training and able to acces the world of innovation, and has a program for new entrepreneurs to develop joint working lines with public and private regional, national and international business.
To become a magnet for the best professionals and the best students, the UBI has impulsed the project Pyrenees-Mediterranean Campus of International Excellence with the University of Girona and the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). This project has as one of its objectives jointly develop a border pole with the University of Lleida, Perpignan Via Domitia and Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris), thus contributing to the cohesion of the universities of the Vives Network. A clear commitment to the establishment of synergies in the UBI consolidated but also the internationalization of our university, which has become a university receiving master estudents, energizing national and international exchange programs and promoting collaboration agreements with universities and institutions around the world.