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Relationships with Secondary Schools

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This space aims to be the entry portal to facilitate interrelation between secondary and polytechnic education. We believe there is a need to strengthen, broaden and improve the university’s links with secondary education and higher education systems, particularly disseminating the research and technological development carried out by the School as a way of promoting vocations in science and technology as well as disseminating advances made in these areas.

In the different sections, we present you with activities and information that we think may be of interest to you. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Assistant Manager of Students and Relationships with Secondary Schools.

Would you like to get to know the Polytechnic School? Open days (JPOs) are designed specifically for you to get to know the university. Coordinators will explain the courses we offer and show you around our buildings.

For further general information on the UdG’s open days, please see this page.

If you would like to come over as a group on another day for a more personalised visit, please contact the Assistant Student and Secondary-School Relations Manager.

Every year the Polytechnic School at the University of Girona awards the best bachelor's degree theses. Students participating in the awards produce a poster with the results of their work, which are exhibited in the Polytechnic hall on awards day.  

We have two collections of 15 posters, printed on size A0 foam board.We would like to offer you the chance to temporarily display last year’s posters in your centre. Just ask us, stating the dates, emailing to the Management Secretary’s Office We will take care of sending it to you and fetching it. We can send you around 15 posters, depending on the space available.

Further information.

 

 

We would like to offer you the chance to host scientific and technical talks at your centre, explaining what we do here at the Polytechnic school, both from the point of view of the courses that we offer and the research that we do. The talks are geared towards the public, from the top year of compulsory secondary education to upper secondary school education and vocational studies. Apply by email link
Talks webpage.

We offer you the possibility of coming to the Politècnica campus to take part in scientific and technical workshops. 
You can see the full list of workshops by clicking on the following link: Workshop website.
Apply by email link

Every year we offer a series of technology workshops within the education plan for secondary school teaching staff. These workshops tackle basic and at the same time specific subject matters on some practical aspects of technology and engineering, allowing secondary school teaching staff to explore these subjects in-depth and giving them the opportunity to work in the Polytechnic School laboratories.

During the period of the pandemic the workshops of technology have been canceled. 

You can consult the page of the ICE where the activities of education are published (link)

 

The last edition programmed of the Technochallenge was on the 16th May 2020, that it could not be carried out, and there is not new programmed date.

You can consult the information of former editions in this link.

 

The School accommodates preparatory sessions and some tests of selection for the Olympiads of different disciplines: Technical Architecture and Construction, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Contact the coordinators for more information.

II Olympiad "Engineering in the construction: constructing with wit" (edition 2022)

Organised from the Bachelor's degree in Architectural Technology and Building Construction of the UdG, together with the other Catalan universities. The objective  is to promote the scientific culture, the technology and the innovation, between the students of ESO, Upper Secondary School Education and Formative Cycles of medium and superior bachelor's degree.

This edition proposes the development of a project that relates the engineering of the construction with the sustainability. The teams will be of between 2 and 5 students. And the inn in value of the projects will be conceived as application of learning and not a critical judgement about the knowledge. (Inscriptions: of the 15 February in 1 March 2022.)

More information     Bases of the competition     Inscription

Coordinator of the Bachelor's degree in Architectural Technology and Building Construction: Jordi Soler  coordinador.gate@eps.udg.edu
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Olympiads of Computer Science

The sessions are open to upper secondary school pupils. The beginning of the sessions will be announced ahead of the coming year. 

Coordinator: Joan Surrell.
IT and Applied & Statistical Mathematics Department. 
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Olympiads of Chemistry 

The Polytechnic School at the University of Girona is the stage of the Chemical Olympiad of Catalonia (OQC),where the tests for the Girona region are carried out. Tests also take place in Lleida, Tarragona and Barcelona at the same time. The 21 best pupils in Catalonia are classified, who receive the corresponding certificate from the Official School of Chemists of Catalonia. The seven best pupils enter the state phase. Pupils who qualify for the state phase represent Spain in the international and Latin American phases.

The Catalan Chemistry Olympiad is organised by the Official Catalan Chemists’ Association and is held every year around the start of March. The state phase takes place during the month of April, the international phase in the month of July and the Latin American phase in September or in October.

The aims of the Chemistry Olympiad of Catalonia are to stimulate the interest of secondary school pupils in chemistry, establishing bridges between secondary education and the university in this discipline. The aim is also to motivate teaching staff to apply a more experimental and applied method closer to real-life.

The OQC tests contain ten questions (theoretical questions, calculation exercises, questions related to the laboratory and formula/nomenclature of chemical compounds). The syllabus that the pupils have to prepare includes the two top years of upper secondary school education, the first in its entirety and the second up to section 4. The duration of the tests is 3 hours.

The chemistry teacher at each centre voluntarily prepares pupils.

For more information, address your consultation to the technical director of the OQC, Dr. Carme González.
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Olympiads of Physics

The Physics Olympiads is organised by the Catalan Society of Physics, which belongs to the Institute of Catalan Studies. Every year the test for the Girona region takes place at the University of Girona (EPS) under the supervision of a professor from the Department of Physics. The organiser of this activity is the teacher Joan Josep Sunyol
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Olympiads of Mathematics

The Polytechnic Association has the objective of recognising the talent and keeping vigil so that it stays in the territory. For this motive give economic contributions to award the winners of the technological categories of different competitions of research works. You can consult them to his web.

The Prizes for Works of Recerda of the Board of Trustees of the University of Girona
Prize to the best work in the category of industrial innovation: 1800€
Web of the prizes

The Congrés CRASHES of the University of Girona
Prize to the best research in the technological area: 500€
Web of the prizes

 

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Polytechnic - University of Girona Board of Trustees  

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