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General services

The University of Girona provides the necessary services to support educational activities, research, educational and professional orientation as well as in cultural, sports and leisure fields. These services are addressed to all the members of the university community as well as to city residents in general.

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Library

The library is a learning and research resource centre that makes a series of information resources available to the university community (magazines and e-books, databases, special sources, institutional storage), as well as providing services (document loans and acquisitions, advice and education, research support services, cultural activities) in order to contribute to the whole community attaining their objectives with the utmost level of quality and excellence. With premises at each campus, it offers modern open facilities seven days a week and dedicated spaces for individual and group study.

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Josep Pallach Institute of Education Sciences and Modern Languages

The Institute of Educational Sciences and Modern Languages is a University of Girona body, whose goals are to: promote educational innovation; contribute to ongoing training and updating of staff at the UdG and of teaching staff at every level of education and, in the area of languages, of students at the UdG; and offer technical advice on teaching and education, learning and accreditation of mother tongues and work languages at the University.

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International Office

The International Office aims to facilitate the implementation of the UdG’s Internationalisation Strategy. Its main duties are therefore:

  • To act as administrative service reference for higher education institutions in other countries that would like to collaborate with our university.
  • To see to the coordination of the University of Girona's internationalisation initiatives described there and which cover such areas as Cooperation and volunteer work, Teaching, Practicals or Promotion and to take part in the initial revitalisation of strategic internationalisation projects
  • It is directly responsible for the management of the mobility programmes in which the University of Girona takes part, in all their aspects and for coordinating the student reception and support services, PAS and international TRS, in accordance with the reception planning approved by the university’s governing body.

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Academic and Student Administration Service

The Academic and Student Administration Service (SGAiE) coordinates the formalities associated with academic records, managing and providing information and advice to students about accessing the university and the course catalogue, scholarships and grants, payments and returning receipts and issuing degree and academic certificates, among other services.It is also tasked with pre-enrolment for university master's degrees and incorporates the services provided by the School of Doctoral Studies.

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Publishing Service

The Publishing Service works for the university community in the promotion, technical production and dissemination of scientific, teaching, university extension and institutional image publications. It publishes support materials for teaching and research (in hardcopy and digital formats) and articles in collections and journals launched by the departments, teaching institutions and research units.
The Publishing Service is part of sectoral publishing networks and has well-established commercial distribution channels. The service is also responsible for the institution’s website project.

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Human Resources Service

The Human Resources Service is responsible for managing all procedures relating to persons who carry out their professional activity at the university, either in the academic field or in administration and services.
Correct selection and access processes, contractual linking and management of the work life of staff, as well as of remuneration issues and other topics relating thereto, are at the core of managing the Human Resources Service.
Other topics more linked to development and organisation (training, skills development, appraisals) work relations and care and advice on the subject of staff to all workers are also fundamental.

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Sports Service

The Sports Department is responsible for organising and promoting the practising of healthy physical activity at the university. The main objective is to help students to get a well-rounded education and improve the quality of life of the university community.
To achieve this goal, it offers programmes in various areas: competition, initiation in a huge variety of sport activities, leisure activities and those involving the natural environment. It also manages the university’s sport facilities at the Montilivi campus: 7-a-side football, tennis, padel, table tennis, volleyball and basketball (all outdoors), and it promotes agreements with other organisations to make other sports available to the university community, such as: swimming, gym, squash and athletics, among others.

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Technical Assistance and Maintenance Service

The Technical Assistance and Maintenance Service is responsible for urban planning, architecture, engineering and general services in the University’s Campuses and buildings. Its duties are to carry out maintenance work on the buildings, guarantee the electricity supplies, see to the smooth running of the facilities and manage and direct the cleaning, gardening and surveillance services. Another of the Technical Office Assistance and Maintenance Service's duties is to manage and carry out the investments in building work, reforms and improvements to keep the university’s spaces in suitable operational conditions, maintain their good state, suitable conditions of use and safety and manage energy consumption under sustainable criteria.

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Research Technical Services

The functions of this service are to give technical and instrumental support to the institution’s research groups, to other public and private institutions and to society in general, meeting the demands of the social and economic environment in research, development and/or innovation. Giving technical, instrumental and general support in various specific areas, such as: quality assurance, characterisation of production faults, product marketing, investment research, categorisation of waste, conservation of heritage, etc.

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Social Commitment Unit

The Social Commitment Unit is a service aimed at the entire university community that integrates seven fundamental areas in which to develop good citizenship. It protects and promotes values such as health, sustainability and gender equality. In turn, it conducts volunteering and cooperation activities for development. As part of this commitment to society, it supports people with disabilities and fosters access to an inclusive, quality education for all, offering training programmes for the over-50s.  

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