The Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, or Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) is among the best young universities in the world; within this group, it stands out through its research and its capacity to establish collaborative networks with the best international research groups. All its efforts are directed towards providing quality teaching, to training the finest professionals, and helping those who spend time in our classrooms and lecture halls to become citizens with solid democratic values, open-minded people with a sense of solidarity, who are willing to listen to other points of view, and endowed with the capacity to critically evaluate the world around them, the society in which they live, the institutions that govern them, and to act accordingly. In recent years, the UAB has seen recognition for its efforts in promoting quality teaching, in attracting international talent and in obtaining a growing impact in research, together with a progressive improvement in its classifications in the most prestigious and influential international rankings. Thus, the UAB occupies an outstanding position among Spanish universities, as well as in the QS World University Rankings (QS WUR), the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE WUR) and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). And it does this in what is a highly privileged place. The UAB campus is a green, sustainable, friendly and welcoming environment where there is time and space to go beyond the activities of teaching and research. For doctoral students, the university offers excellent technical training, flexible lab rotations, as well as training and extensive resources in complementary research skills.