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Universitat de Girona (UdG)

Universitat de Girona (UdG)

A university with a history and a future
The UdG is a public university, rooted in and influenced by a country rich in culture and knowledge that has been at the crossroads of civilisation. It has strong ties to Europe thanks to its high-priority commitment to economic and social development. It has nine faculties and schools on three campuses and offers programmes in the sciences, technology, the humanities and the arts, the social sciences, education and health.

A university at your side
The UdG's commitment to high-quality teaching is characterised by a personalised approach, individualised student attention, and a wide range of undergraduate, graduate and master's programmes based on the benchmarks of the European Higher Education Area. It is also committed to the greening of the university, solidarity and to cooperation for development, and is an important part of a city that offers many possibilities for cultural and leisure activities.

A research university
The UdG has outstanding research capacity and the potential to have a practical impact on the local business fabric, with more than a hundred consolidated research groups. Scientific research, the dissemination of results and the subsequent social impact are particularly strong in water and environmental resources, tourism, technology and agribusiness, computer simulation and its applications, biomedicine, quality of life, and linguistic and cultural patrimony.

Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field where software tools are applied and developed for understanding biological data, joining research groups of different areas. In the biological scientific scope, the main research lines at UdG focus on the treatment of large genomic and proteomic data for analysis of molecular microbiome and population adaptation, on the molecular modelling for protein engineering for developing enzymes with specific catalysts, and on the analysis of the effects of weight loss on the microbiota and the cerebral microstructure. Regarding computer science research, major areas are data analysis and case-based reasoning for personalisation and evidence-based medicine, the developing of serious games and visualisation techniques, as well as the computerised image analysis for the development of computer-aided diagnosis tools.