Ramon Llull University (URL) is a private university of humanist and Christian inspiration, nonprofit and of social initiative, created in 1990 and approved by the Parliament of Catalonia in 1991.  

The URL has a federal structure made up of eight higher education and research institutions with a long tradition and prestige in Catalonia (IQS, Blanquerna, La Salle, Esade, Faculty of Social Education and Social Work Pere Tarrés, Observatori de l'Ebre, Borja Institute of Bioethics, Institute of Mental Health Vidal i Barraquer) and an affiliated center (ESDi Higher School of Design). 

The federal structure of the URL enhances the personality of its centers and makes it one of the most innovative universities in Catalonia and Spain, which promotes excellent academic and research training. Quality teaching, focused on the comprehensive training of the person in a deep ethical sense of the profession, is one of the main objectives of the URL, together with the solid commitment to promote innovation through the search for oriented excellence to social challenges. All this, with a clear commitment to the internationalization of its activity in order to enhance the quality of studies, research and the perspective of the members of the URL's university community.