Ramon Llull University

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Ramon Llull University (URL)
Universitat Ramon Llull
Ramon Llull University Logo
Motto Ser i Saber (To be and to know)
Type Private
Established 1990
President Dr. Esther Giménez-Salinas
Academic staff
Undergraduates 13,696
Postgraduates 3,136
Location Barcelona, Spain
Campus Urban
Programs 58
Mascot None
Website www.url.edu

Ramon Llull University (Catalan: Universitat Ramon Llull, URL; IPA: [uniβərsiˈtat rəˈmoɲ ˈʎuʎ]) is a private university located in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain established in 1990. Currently it is formed by several different colleges specialized in different topics, most of which are located in downtown Barcelona.


Ramon Llull University is named after Ramon Llull, a famous writer and philosopher born in the 13th century. Ramon Llull University was founded by four educational institutions to whom seven more were added later on. All eleven of them are:

  • ESADE (Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas) (1958).
  • La Salle Engineering and Architecture (1903).
  • IQS (Institut Químic de Sarrià) - Chemical Institute of Sarriá (1905)
  • Blanquerna Foundation (1948).
  • Philosophy Faculty - Includes Philosophy and Humanities (1864).
  • Pere Tarrés University School of Social Studies (1998).
  • Ebro Observatory Research Institute (1904).
  • Vidal i Barraquer Foundation - University Institute of Mental Health (1964).
  • Borja Institute of Bioethics (1974).
  • ESDi Higher School of Design (1989).


Ramon Llull University comprises 14 schools and faculties:


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