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Resources for learning

UdL webpage. it is available to the general public; it provides all the information about the university, its faculties and activities at http://www.udl.cat.

Intranet. it consists of different spaces accessible only for users who own an assigned username, i.e. anyone belonging to any structural unit, faculty, department or governing body of the UdL.

E-mail. all the members of the University of Lleida (students, teachers and administration and service staff) have an e-mail account available at http://correu.udl.cat.

Virtual Campus (SAKAI platform). the virtual campus is a teaching support tool which not only makes part-time class attendance and e-learning possible, but it also allows face-to-face learning and puts at the student’s disposal all the information needed for the subject (teaching plans, diaries, announcements, on-line activities and forums, among others).

TIC Observatory. Observatory of information and communication technology of the UdL (https://www.lleida.org/observatori-tic/ang/) is a project of the l'ICE Virtual Teaching Unit whose aim is to offer an analysis space and study of different subjects related with the TIC use at teaching.

Platform for academic management. It facilitates enrolment processing, introduction of qualifications, records management, certificates generation, qualification procedures, fees charging, etc. Apart from internal management it also owns a self-service that allows students to consult their academic record, enrolment and other procedures at the Secretary’s Office.

Néstor University Tutoring Plan. During the PAT welcome sessions some workshops are held to explain about its performance. Also, information related to its use in the form of tutorials can be found on the principal page: http://www.udl.cat/ca/organs/vicerectors/veo/ProgramaNestor/

Library. The University of Lleida owns a Library and Documentation Service (SBD) recognized with a quality certificate of ANECA since 2003. SBD offers a wide range of services accessible through the Library website: (http://www.bib.udl.cat).

  • Purchase.
  • Training.
  • Laptops and USB sticks borrowing.
  • Book borrowing.
  • Obtaining documents (SOD in Catalan).
  • Bibliographic information.
  • Informative leaflets.
  • Refworks (an online bibliography management tool).

Digital library. The University of Lleida offers a range of documents that can be browsed on line:

  • Electronic files (dossier-e): it is a set of digitalized materials that aim to complement education, teaching and research.
  • E-books.
  • Electronic magazines browser.
  • Electronic dictionaries.
  • Electronic encyclopaedias.
  • Databases.
  • PhD dissertations.
  • Thematic guides.
  • Virtual libraries.
  • Press.
  • Official newspapers.
  • Digital documents archive.

Cappont library. This building was inaugurated in 2003 during the commemoration activities of the 700 Anniversary of the University of Lleida. It was conceived as the campus library, therefore, it contains materials in the following areas: Law, Economy, Business, Labour Studies, Computer Science, Engineering, Psychology, Pedagogy, Social Education, Teaching and Sociology. It has a surface of 4.520m2 and 509 seats.

Study rooms. The Polivalent Building or Aulari is a building to be used by all educational centres and services at university as well as by those units placed on the same Campus. There are some study rooms as well as tables and chairs in the hall with Wi-Fi connection and plugs for laptops.

Computer Rooms:

LocationNumber of CPU'sOperative System
Edif. Centre de Cultures (0.02) 30 Linux (Fedora 14)
Edif. Polivalent (1.02) 31 Linux (Fedora 14) / Windows XP
Edif. Polivalent (1.04) 20 Linux (Fedora 14)

 

Auditorium (Centre de les Cultures i Cooperació Transfronterera). The Auditorium is an emblematic space where several academic and public acts take place.

Placed in the Polivalent Building, it offers the following services: printing, photocopying, binding and purchasing classroom materials. Besides, teachers of every degree can leave there materials necessary for students to follow lectures.

The University of Lleida has several campuses within the city of Lleida. Every building takes part of an interrelated system that comprises a functional organic unit integrated in the urban and suburban pattern. Each campus tries to create a university environment suitable for work, study, research and debate.

The Higher Polytechnic School has two own buildings, the central building and the Research Centre of Applied Energies (CREA), which are situated in Cappont campus. In the same campus we can find the Transboundary Culture and Cooperation Centre, the Polivalent Building, the Law and Economics Faculty.

The physical infrastructures of the Higher Polytechnic School are distributed into four buildings of Cappont campus::

  • The central building of the Higher Polytechnic School, with five floors, where you can see the biggest part of the physical spaces of the school.
  • The CREA building,, with two plants, which contains specific laboratories associated with the degrees in Industrial Engineering and Technical Architecture
  • The Polivalent building, with five floors, shared together with the Education Science Faculty and the Law and Economics Faculty. In that building there are a lot of classrooms (26 classrooms), two computer rooms open to users, as well as some central services of the Cappont campus such as photocopying, financial service, coffee shop and restaurant, etc.
  • Transboundary Culture and Cooperation Centre, with four floors, shared together with the Education Science Faculty and the Law and Economics Faculty. In this building you can find both the library and the campus auditorium. It also contains a videoconference room and several computer rooms open to all students.

 

With the objective to rationalize resources, the Higher Politechnic School uses their own laboratories and those belonging to ETSEA (Higher Technical Agriculture School), placed in 191 Alcalde Rovira Roure street.

These laboratories are related with the degree in Technical Agriculture Engineering, and its special field of Mechanization and Rural Constructions.

The infrastructures of the Higher Polytechnic School can be classified as following:

  • Teaching spaces. They are built as classrooms and laboratories, seminary classrooms for tutoring, computer rooms, special rooms (study rooms, conference rooms…).
  • Management and Secretariat area. The management area consists of a management office and a meeting room, two offices for vice-directors who act as heads of study, as well as the management secretary’s office. The Academic Secretary’s Office with a head and five administrative assistants. Besides, every building has a reception office.
  • Department areas. Two new teaching departments have been added to the Higher Polytechnic School: Mathematics Department and Computer and Industrial Engineering Department. There are spaces for management and secretariat for both of them, as well as a large number of individual offices, double and collective ones for the teachers who give lectures at school. Moreover, the center has a number of specific spaces for research associated with different groups that work at the Higher Polytechnic School.
  • Other spaces. They include a copy service, a coffee shop, banks, cash dispensers, automatic vending machines, the Students Council Office, etc.

Internships in enterprises

In this line, the UdL is one of the four Spanish universities where internships in enterprises are a mandatory subject in all their bachelor degrees. EPS, that was pioneer in implementing this educational format, has more than 10 year experience implementing internships as a subject. During this time an enterprise pool was created and consolidated, where students can develop their internships. In many cases these internships are a tool to bridge the gap between education and professional life, even developing the Bachelor Thesis in the enterprise.

Mobility and internationalization

Nowadays, internationalization is a key factor in every professional career. For this reason, EPS provides their students with several options to perform educational stays abroad by means of different mobility programs (Erasmus, bilateral agreements, etc.). In line with this strategy, UdL offers their students language courses to improve their level at Languages Institute (http://www.udl.cat/ca/serveis/il/). Moreover, in order to improve the language skills of all students (and not only those who can go abroad), EPS has implemented a teaching system where a group of ECTS are taught in English in the last courses of every degree.

Research and new knowledge

The relation of Eps with different research groups and the research centre INSPIRES results in the integration of the research results into the teaching activity, allowing the students to learn State-of-the-art technologies and experience research (even developing research in research groups as part of their Degree Thesis).

Price to Excellence

Finally, to foster knowledge and excellence, EPS has implemented a system to follow to complementary degrees in parallel. Moreover, to recognise the best students, EPS awards the best Degree Thesis and the student with the best record.