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The beginnings

The Barcelona School of Telecommunications Engineering (ETSETB) was created in 1971 coinciding with the transformation of the Polytechnic Institute of Barcelona into the University.



It opened its doors on November 23 of that year, simultaneously giving the first and second courses of Plan 64, in the building of the School of Industrial Mestry located on the Avenue of the Caudillo number 331 of Terrassa. Given the strong growth in students, during the following academic years, the School had to request space in the Industrial Engineering and Industrial Technical Engineering Schools of Terrassa.

Transient locations

In the summer of 1974, the School moved to Barcelona to a building loaned by the Provincial Council and shared with the Institute of Women, located on Calle Baixa de San Pedro number 7. Again, the strong demand for studies obliges the Next course to occupy classrooms assigned by the School of Architecture in the area of Pedralbes, and rental premises located on Calle Dr. J. Pou, 2-4.


In the summer of 1978, a prefabricated building was constructed in the fields of Pedralbes, in the street Jordi Girona Salgado s / n of 4,992 m2. Once again, additional spaces have to be adapted or they deal with different annexes around the main building and some buildings that are popularly known as mushroom, banana, greenhouse, barracots, etc.

The final location

In 1979, people started planning a definitive building on the North Campus of Pedralbes. In 1981, this initial project was changed by modular multipurpose buildings with a total of 40,000 m2. In 1984, construction began, which was completed in 1994.

To sum up, in all these years of history, the School has gone through a complicated scientific, human and geographical path, to make up that what is today: a young institution, but mature and with a high academic and social recognition.