The university is located just outside Barcelona close to the Serra de Collserola Natural Park. You can expect to experience mild winters and hot summers. The university is known for its excellence in teaching quality and research and is ranked 145th in the THE world rankings. Students coming to UAB have the option to take part in some Catalan courses to help get them settled in to life in Catalonia. The number of places in student halls is limited so be prepared to look off campus for accommodation and begin the process as soon as possible.