Since the 1977–1978 academic year, the Barcelona School of Informatics (FIB) has been the UPC centre for study in the field of informatics and related areas. Since its inception, it has been a leader in its field in Spain. The FIB is located on the UPC's North Campus, a world-leading campus at the cutting edge of technological innovation that hosts MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe.
The School pioneered the adaptation of its curricula to the new international context. Since the 2003–2004 academic year, the FIB has improved the structure and content of its subjects and adapted its courses to the requirements of the European Higher Education Area. The new curriculum places particular emphasis on a practical approach and incorporates new project-based learning methods. This initiative received the Jaume Vicens Vives award from the Catalan government for quality in university teaching and is the starting point for the new bachelor’s degree in Informatics Engineering.
The FIB has its own Computing Laboratory (LCFIB) with fully equipped and renovated teaching laboratories that feature the latest technological advances. The FIB provides the best conditions for excellence in teaching with 21 computer rooms equipped with a projector, WiFi and 370 cutting-edge computers that are connected to a high-speed 1 GBps network. Students also have access to two group work rooms equipped with mobile plugs, high-speed mobile internet connection and a laptop loan service.
The FIB is an international reference centre. Over 140 agreements have been signed by which students are given the opportunity to study at foreign universities or receive a double degree from a prestigious foreign university.
There is a whole host of associative, cultural, sporting and leisure activities that are often organised by students through the School’s associations: the ForumTI will bring you in touch with companies; every year Fiberparty attracts an increasing number of students with an interest in technologies; and FestaFIB brings students and teaching and administrative staff together for a day of leisure activities.
Engineering degrees granted by the FIB are among the informatics qualifications that are most highly valued by potential employers. The employment rate for graduates is close to 100%.
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