UManresa / FUB information

The Fundació Universitària del Bages (FUB) was established in 1990 as a private foundation with the aim of guaranteeing the provision of a significant range of university studies in the central regions of Catalonia, thus contributing to achieve greater geographical balance in terms of university education.

 

UManresa is divided into two separate faculties: The School of Health Sciences, which offers degrees in Nursing, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy and Podiatry; and the School of Social Sciences, which offers degrees in Business Administration and Early Childhood Education.

 

Currently UManresa has a student population of 1,432 – of which 32% come from outside Catalonia – and over 656 members of academic staff.

 

From the first Nursing graduates 25 years ago up to those who graduated at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year, more than 5,000 people have completed their studies at UManresa. The average of graduated students who then go on to gain employment is 96%.

Campus UManresa
Fisioteràpia UManresa

One of the strongest healthcare projects at UManresa is the Outpatient Clinic. This Clinic is run by members of academic staff as well as a selection of students with the best academic records. The services offered by the Clinic are Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy and Chiropody. The Clinic also runs regular initiatives to promote early detection of health problems amongst school children.

 

One of the UManresa’s main objectives is to become a benchmark in public health; to this aim we have launched the ‘Healthy FUB’ initiative, a project oriented to improving the health of the University community and to supporting other institutions in the promotion of healthy habits in our society.

 

UManresa also offers a range of continuing education courses to complement our academic programmes. These courses are delivered through our School of Continuing Education, responsible for planning, organizing, publicising and delivering postgraduate training by means of Master’s degrees, postgraduate courses, specialist and short courses, conferences, symposiums and seminars.


UManresa campus

Campus UManresa

UManresa campus stretches over 20.000 square metres along Avinguda Universitària. It consists of three buildings: the FUB headquarters, housing academic and administrative services as well as teaching/lecturing facilities; the CU+ building, housing the University Clinic and specially-designed spaces used for both theoretical-practical sessions for Health Sciences students and clinical simulation; and FUB2 building.

 

UManresa campus is part of the Manresa university campus, which comprises Fundació Universitària del Bages, Escola Politècnica Superior d’Enginyers de Manresa and Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. As a whole, the campus offers over 30 official university degrees in areas such as Health Sciences, Technical Studies, Business Administration and Early

Childhood Education, as well as a wide range of qualifications offered by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

 

The university campus also offers other services which are open to the wider community, such as the University Clinic, the FUB’S School of Modern Languages, and a students’ residence. It also boasts a library shared by the three universities (BCUM), housed in a renovated listed building and equipped with significant bibliographic resources.

 

The existing concentration of university facilities in the north of the city, with direct access from the C-25 road, creates a ring of knowledge and learning, a “Gateway to knowledge” as cited in the city’s Strategic Plan for 2015. 


student services

Library

The UManresa library is an integral part of the Biblioteca del Campus Universitari de Manresa (BCUM), located in an adjacent building. It is a renovated space, beautifully maintained, with extensive reference and reading material and bibliographic resources. The BCUM, which opened in April 2005, spreads over 1200 m2 of modern facilities and offers the following student services:

• Reading room with 240 user stations, some of them fitted with special equipment for working with a selection of document typologies and formats.
• Book lending service (standard and interlibrary loans)
• Document retrieval service
• Laptop lending service
• Room for group work
• Access to databases and Internet; Wi-Fi connection
• Learning tutorials
• Virtual Language Lab
• Specialized information services
• Library user training courses

IT rooms and study areas

To accommodate the needs of its students, UManresa has a variety of spacious areas conducive to study:

- An IT room located on the first floor and equipped with 33 laptops, Internet connection, projector and screen.

- 2 study areas on the ground floor with tables designed for individual study or group work, equipped with 21 computer stations connected to printing facilities as well as electrical sockets for students to work with their own laptops and electronic devices.

There is Wi-Fi connection throughout the FUB main building.

Reprographic service

Located on the ground floor, the CISGRA reprographic service provides students with a range of services, such as B&W and colour photocopying, digital reproductions, binding of assignments and print finishing services. It also sells designated study materials and a wide assortment of stationary products.

Breik Café

The café on the ground floor opens from 8.00 to 21.00 h on weekdays and it is a meeting place for students, academic and administrative staff. It offers hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, pastries and snacks. At lunchtime it features a salad bar and serves a selection of hot dishes based on popular Mediterranean cuisine.


Manresa - a university city

UManresa is located in Manresa, a small city of approximately 80,000 inhabitants strategically situated in the heart of Catalonia. It is an hour away from Barcelona, half way between the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees, overlooked by the mountain of Montserrat. 

 

Manresa is the capital of the Bages region and as such it promotes industry, trade, services, sport and culture through the entire region. Consequently it boasts impressive cultural facilities and an excellent commercial, gastronomic and leisure offering.
In terms of tertiary education, Manresa enjoys a shared Campus (UManresa, UPC and UOC), a university library and a hall of residence to accommodate 100 students.

 

Manresa has a rich cultural and historic heritage; it is certainly worth taking time to visit its medieval centre, with the magnificent Gothic basilica of Santa Maria de la Seu, the “Pont Vell” Roman bridge, the Baroque churches and the Modernist architecture route.

Basílica de la Seu de Manresa