FUNDACIÓ UNIVERSITÀRIA DEL BAGES (FUB)
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.
Currently the FUB has a student population of 1,454 – of which 29% come from outside Catalonia – and over 350 members of academic staff.
From the first Nursing graduates 20 years ago up to those who graduated at the end of the 2011-2012 academic year, 3,514 people have completed their studies at the FUB. The average of graduated students who then go on to gain employment is 88%.
One of the strongest healthcare projects at the FUB 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 FUB’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.