The University of Lleida has attracted 402 new students this year compared to the 2008-2009 academic year. Student numbers have now reached 8,657, according to the official enrolment figures provided yesterday by the vice-rector for Teaching, Isabel del Arco, and include UdL and affiliated schools. Of the total of enrolled students, 1,858 are in their first year, 144 more than last year. Del Arco believes that this increase is due to the success of the new courses in Biomedicine (40) and Audiovisual Communication and Journalism (55). Numbers have likewise been enhanced by a rebound in the Educational Sciences, which has a student body of 1,604 (compared to 1,492 the previous year), and in Law and Economics, with 1,569. The latter, together with courses related to the Health Sciences, were the most popular among new students.
Official master’s degrees also consolidated their offer, which contributed to the increase in enrolments. The UdL has a total of 538 master degree students compared to 342 the previous year. There was also an increase in the number of graduates compared to 2007-2008. Thus, in the 2008-2009 academic year 1,347 students successfully graduated, of which 805 were women and 542 men.
|Official master’s degrees also consolidated their offer: UdL has a total of 538 master degree students compared to 342 the previous year
At the request of the Government of Catalonia, the UdL plans to teach Tourism as a UdL-specific degree. A degree in Physiotherapy will also be introduced, which will mean the University of Lleida will be the second public university in Catalonia to offer this subject. The course will specialise in two branches: one related to geriatrics and the disability law; and the other to sport. The degree in Psychology and the master’s degrees in Agricultural Engineering and Industrial Engineering, which are recognised as professional qualifications, complete the list of new courses. The University of Lleida expects these new courses to be approved next January.