More foreign students at the UdL
The first of the emblematic sites of the Civil War in the Lleida area
will receive signposting
20th September 2007 ·The
different UdL centres are expecting more than 150 students from all over the world for this first
term of the 2007/08 academic year. They are students who, thanks to the Erasmus programme and the
University of Lleida’s mobility programmes, can study at the UdL for a term or for the whole year –
and this year there are more of them than in 2006. To all these students must be added 26 with
grants from the Sicue programme, who come from Spanish universities. In total, the UdL is expecting
to welcome about 210 outside students this academic year and to send more than a hundred to foreign
The UdL takes part in a space mission on the survival of lichens
18th september 2007 · The first
signs in the "Pilot scheme for the location and sign posting of the emblematic sites of the Civil
War, Francoist repression and struggle against Franco in the Lleida area" are to be unveiled on
Thursday. They were created between 2005 and 2006 by the History, Documentation and Heritage
Service of the UdL’s Department of History, financed by the Catalan Government’s Ministries of
Institutional Relations and Participation and Universities and Research. They concern Merengue, a
hill on the municipal boundary of Camarasa.
The Algerian writer and doctor Malika Mokeddem opens the academic year
at the UdL
13th september 2007 · The
University of Lleida is taking part in a project that will study the survival of lichens and
microorganisms in space and during their re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere. The experiment
"Lithopanspermia", with the participation of Jacek Wierzchos, researcher and head of the Electron
Microscopy Service at the UdL, will be launched into space tomorrow, 14th September, on a Soyuz
rocket from Baikonur (Kazakhstan), which will carry, among other species, lichens and other
microorganisms that will live under extreme conditions.
The management team fixes the priorities of the UdL for the new academic
12th september 2007 · Malika
Mokeddem, the Algerian writer and doctor, will this year take charge of opening the academic year
at the UdL at an event that will take place on 21st September, at 12 noon, in the Rectorate’s
Function Room. Mokedemm, born in the heart of the Algerian desert (Kednasa, 1949), will give the
lecture: Malika Mokeddem: à part, entière (Malika Mokeddem, from reality to fiction), a journey
through her life and work from the perspective of commitment.
The UdL co-operates in the first university work camps in Algeria
10th september 2007 · In order
to fix the main policy lines that will mark the management of the UdL over the academic year
currently beginning, the Rector, Joan Viñas, and his team met on the 6th and 7th at Les Avellanes.
The aims of the meeting were to establish the priority actions for the UdL which the team, together
with the Management Board, should carry out during 2007/08. The actions to be undertaken fall into
three central areas: teaching, research and management.
7th september 2007 · The UdL’s
International Co-operation Centre, as a member of the Co-operation and Solidarity Committee of the
Vives Network of Universities, is helping with the organisation of the first university work camps
in Algeria, as part of the Algeria Universities Programme begun this year by the Vives Network,
which brings together Catalan-speaking universities. Students interested in taking part can contact
the UdL’s International Co-operation Centre until 28th September.
5th september de 2007 ·
students on the UdL’s audiovisual communication degree course will use new facilities for the first
time this academic year. They include a 150 metre-squared studio, located on the third floor of the
Rectorate building, and a mobile unit shared with Lleida Televisió. Pep Oriol, lecturer in
audiovisual communication at the UdL, explained yesterday that the Lleida students will be the only
ones in Catalonia with access to a mobile unit to complete and improve their education.
Pre-registration for this degree course began on Monday and runs until the 14th.
ETSEA lecturers, winners of the Vicens Vives distinction for their
project on innovative and quality teaching
28th August 2007 ·
The Department of Innovation, Universities and Companies of the
Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan Government) has awarded the Higher Technical School of
Agricultural Engineering of the University of Lleida, for the quality of teaching practiced within
their institution, with one of the Jaume Vicens Vives distinctions. They have been awarded this
distinction for their work on a project of innovation and quality of teaching based on the
introduction of a teaching model based on aptitude. The presentation of these distinctions will
take place on 14th September at the Rovira i Virgili University, during the Catalan University
system academic year opening ceremony over which the president of the Catalan Government, José
Montilla, will preside.
27th August 2007 ·
Aportaciones de los arquitectos catalanes ocupados en la historia
o teoría del arte y la arquitectura
, de "Llotja" al GATCPAC, this is the title of the last
issue of the UdL Espai Temps collection. Work by the Architect and Professor of History of Art at
the UdL, Frederic Vilà, the book analyses the contributions of Catalan architects to the History of
Art, the theory of art and architecture, focusing on the period starting from the Llotja — at the
beginning of the 19th century — to the group of Catalan artists and technicians through the
progress of contemporary architecture which, during the 1930s, introduced the language of modern
31st July 2007 ·
Tresánchez, Advanced diploma in Computer Systems, the first student from the Advanced Polytechnic
School of the UdL to defend an end of degree project in English. Optimisation of Floor Cleaning
Coverage Performance of a Random Path-planning Mobile Robot is the title of this project directed
by the professor of the EPS, Jordi Palacin. The board, which has awarded the project a distinction,
has evaluated the defence of the work in English as well as its technical merits.
30th July 2007 ·
The rector of
the UdL, Joan Viñas, has plotted today at the Department of Innovation, Universities and Companies
the “Proposal for the improvement of standards at the Faculty of Medicine of Lleida”, a document
that has been elaborated by his Dean, Joan Ribera, where petitions form the faculty “to correct
historical deficits” are colleted. The document applies to the council, directed by the Republican
Josep Huguet, for an investment plan to improve standards at the centre, as well as the
incorporation of 30 more students in the next academic year and a proposal for welcoming more
students starting from the 2008-09 academic year.
25th July 2007 ·
Commissioner for Universities and Research, Blanca Palmada, said yesterday that the Commission
could increase the ten million euro consignment by two and half million euros — announced a few
weeks ago now — destined to “fortify research at the University of Lleida”. Moreover, nothing was
specified on the possibility that Lleida could study/submit, in the near future, veterinary studies
and, considering the controversy that has arisen over the shortage of places at the Faculty of
Medicine of Lleida, the increase in places was rejected for this year, but the issue was proposed
for the academic year 2008-09.
20th July 2007 ·
d'Exportacions Catalanes SA (PRODECA) and Mercolleida are to welcome four work experience students
from the next edition of the Postgraduate Degree in Agro-food Law, organised by the University of
Lleida and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Action. This postgraduate degree, which began
this academic year, is aimed at the specific teaching of the techniques of agro-food law, a
specialisation that has become more and more popular amongst companies from the sector and
12th July 2007 ·
Interdisciplinary Seminary of Women’s Studies (SIED) of the University of Lleida, through the
Enxarxades a Lleida project, offers courses to bring new information and communication technologies
(ICT) closer to the women in the districts of Lleida. “ICT training for women” is a program from
Exarxades a Lleida that brings together sixteen courses on the Internet and websites, which will
take place in five western districts: Garrigues, Pla d'Urgell, Urgell, Segarra and Solsonès, from
July to October of this year.
11th July 2007 ·
courses at the Cappont campus already began on Monday, yesterday the 15th edition of the Summer
University of the UdL was inaugurated officially at La Seu d'Urgell with a reflection on the
certainties and doubts that are generated by climate change by Josep-Enric Llebot, Professor of
Condensed Matter Physics at the UAB. This year’s edition of the Summer University has, from today,
437 students enrolled. This is the second highest enrolment number in the last seven years. However
the number of participants could still go up, as there is still time to enrol before the courses
10th July 2007 ·
Council has today approved several resolutions for convocations of development cooperation aids.
These are aids to help finance a study within the Lérida (Colombia) – Lleida union, in
collaboration with the Paeria; a study carried out by different members of the UdL and universities
of Senegal so as to stimulate development; research related to development, international
cooperation and solidarity; studies about the so-called Fourth World, and mobility aids for
carrying out cooperation projects “in situ”, among other things.
26th June 2007 ·
With the aim of
training new teachers in modern technologies and with the highest index demands, the Advanced
Polytechnic School of the UdL, in collaboration with companies from the ITC sector from the Lleida
Science and Technology Agro-food Park, offers free courses for UdL students in the month of July.
The courses, to which professionals from the sector can also register, have a duration of 90 hours
each and will be held at the school in the Cappont campus.
18th June 2007 ·
and restoration work on the north gate of the Iberian collection of the Vilars (Arbeca) has taken
seven months. This collection was the most important, and possibly unique, during the 4th century
and until the fortress was abandoned (between 350 and 325 BC). Thanks to the Employment Plan of the
Department for Work of the Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan Government), supplied with €82,000,
the Group of Prehistoric Research of the UdL has been able to finalise its work on the recuperation
and restoration of the north gate of the fortress, which they have been able to demonstrate as
being one of its most monumental elements.
11th June 2007 ·
Cyclin Cln3 is retained at the ER and released by the J-chaperone
Ydj1 in late G1 to trigger cell cycle entry
is the title of an article published by the
science magazine Molecular Cell, one of the most prestigious magazines in the world of biomedicine.
Executed by the research group Cicle Cel·lular (Cellular Cycle) of the UdL, the study opens up the
way for new paths into the research of more specific therapies for the treatment of cancer.
6th June 2007 ·
entities of Lleida, Italy, Slovakia and Germany, associates of the EQUAL Women, from change to
reality project have been carrying out from the year 2000 until now, within their own territories,
a series of initiatives aimed at eliminating the inequality of opportunities between men and women
in the work place in rural areas. This combination of experiences are brought together in the guide
for good practices, that tomorrow and the day after will be presented at the UdL in the framework
of the transnational conference: “Women, Rural World and European Perspective 2007-2013”.
24th May 2007 ·
done our homework and now we would like the Catalan Government to take on the responsibilities
which correspond to it, seeing as up to now this has not been the case.” With these words Joan
Viñas, who yesterday took on the role of rector of the UdL for the next four years, demanded of the
councillors of Universities and Agriculture a valiant and fair bid for the UdL. The president of
the Social Council of the UdL, Josep Maria Pujol, also added to these reclamations by asking that
the people from the University of Lleida be listened to.
21st May 2007 ·
Unpublished Photographs about the
Spanish Civil War in Lleida shown at UdL
Science and Technology Agro-food Park (PCiTAL) reserves a third of the space planned for the
extension of the business incubator, exclusively to technology-based firms (TBF) and
entrepreneurial projects related to agro-food promoted by teaching and research staff, as well as
students and also graduates and postgraduates who have finished their studies in the University of
Lleida in the last three years.
16th may 2007 ·
Lleida at War: the Ramon Rius Collection
is the title of
the exhibition of photographs that can be visited at Centre de Cultures i Cooperació
Transfronterera from today and until the 15th June 2007. This collection was first shown at the
Wellesley College - Massachusetts in Boston and presents around forty photographs of Lleida during
the revolution and the Civil War, most of which had never been exhibited in Spain before.
15th may 2007 ·
Llebot, Professor in Physics at the UAB, will read the lecture "Certainties and doubts about the
climatic change" to inaugurate the 15th edition of the UdL Summer University in La Seu d’Urgell on
the 10th July 2007. The organisers expect the success of the previous edition, which registered 478
participants. The registration period this year starts on Thursday 17th May and will remain open
until the day before the courses start. Students who register before the 8th June will receive a
15% discount on the fees.
10th may 2007 ·
Lleida will host
the 12th Exhibition of University Drama, which will be celebrated from the 14th to the 18th of May
2007. The three stage rooms in Teatre de l'Escorxador and the Conference Hall in the Rectorat
building at UdL will be the sites of the exhibition, which will involve more than 15 hours of
performances and the participation of 212 university students including actors, directors and
technicians. All performances are free.
9th may 2007 ·
The Professor in
Surgery Joan Viñas, present Rector and sole candidate in the past elections, was provisionally
proclaimed new UdL Rector for the next four years. Viñas obtained the support of 68.75% of the
votes issued, against a 31.25% of blank votes. There was an abstention of 89% and students were the
group who less attended the ballots; only three in every 100 students voted.
20th april 2007 · The new
Faculty of Education, designed by the reputed architect Alvaro Siza, will be completed in
September. Both the UdL rector Joan Viñas and the Portuguese architect, who visited the
construction site at the Cappont campus yesterday, pointed out that the works are advancing at a
good pace, a fact that will allow to open the new building in the next academic year, though only
with a provisional access.
UdL students celebrate their
19th april 2007 ·
edition of the UdL Students’ Festival will be celebrated on Thursday 26th April in the Cappont
campus. According to its organisers at the UdL Student Council, “this year we attempt to make the
festival more genuine, closer to the participants, more participative, and much more vindicating".
That is why the Student Council has organised events like a bicycle ride to call for a better and
safer bicycle lane in Lleida, or a monologue contest.
19th april 2007 ·
Paolo da San
Leocadio and the Beginning of Renaissance Painting in Spain, edited by CEIC Alfons el Vell (Gandia,
2006), is the first complete monographic work published about the Italian artist Paolo da San
Leocadio (1447-1520), who introduced the new Italian code of Renaissance painting in Spain. Written
by Ximo Company, UdL Professor in Modern Art History, the book includes a Spanish translation and
its publication in Italy is currently under way.
10th april 2007 · Graphic
artists, both amateur and professional, can present their sketches to the 3rd International Graphic
Humour Contest “Humour and Health”, organised by the Faculty of Medicine at UdL in collaboration
with Santa Maria Hospital and the Humoràlia Cultural Association. The deadline is April 15th,
UdL prepares to lend bicycles to
students next year
2nd april 2007 ·
UdL prepares to
offer bicycles to students during the next academic year, giving preference to those living outside
Lleida. The Vicerector of Student Affairs Xavier Gómez made this announcement during the signing of
a framework agreement of collaboration between UdL and the Bicycle Users and Friends Association
(CUAB), whose president is the INEFC lecturer Francesc Reig. Students borrowing a bicycle will pay
a deposit that will be refunded once the bicycle is returned.
29th march 2007 · 33 Mexican
students and 16 UdL students participated in the 3rd Mobility Conference at UdL, which this year
has been granted the royalties derived from the first edition of the book “Discovering Lleida",
written by the ex-UdL Rector Jaume Porta. This conference attempts to be a meeting point for
students participating in the UdL mobility programme Jade, financed by Banco Santander Central
Hispano, which has been running for five academic years.