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No. 32 - March/June, 2020

Foreword by the Vice-Rector

by John Style, Vice-Rector for Internationalization

COVID-19 Special Issue

Since our last newsletter, a lot has changed! Our university life and our way of working has transformed in a way, and at a speed, we could never have imagined. The imposition of the confinement resulting from the COVID pandemic has affected us all deeply, of course. | » More


Living through the pandemic away from home


International students who have remained in Tarragona and local students who have not been able to return home at the end of their studies abroad describe their lockdown experiences. | » More

The pandemic puts the URV’s medical students to the test


Almost 170 current and former students from the URV’s degrees in Medicine and Nursing form part of staff at healthcare centres, after being contracted to help relieve the pressure on healthcare professionals during the Covid-19 pandemic. | » More

Almost half of the URV’s master’s degrees will be taught online in the first semester of the next academic year


The move online and the opportunity to study part-time help students as they prepare for their professional careers. | » More


“Choosing the city, choosing the URV and doing an internship at URV I-Center were one of the best things I could have done for myself.”


Irem Sahra Dikbiyik, Erasmus intern at the URV International Center 2019/20. | » More

“Coronavirus Covid-19 is the last warning: if we don’t make decisions, it will be the collapse of our species”


Eudald Carbonell i Roura, Professor of Prehistory of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), researcher of the Catalan Institute of Human Palaeoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES) and vice-president of the Atapuerca Foundation . | » More

URV information
on COVID-19

COVID-19 related  news
All the news related to COVID-19 published on URV news page. | » More
FAQ's about mobility
Frequent questions for international students, in the situation of global health alert due to COVID-19. | » More
Continous update
The Rector has published, on 15 March, a resolution to provide guidelines to be followed by the URV community in order to collaborate in reducing the spread of COVID-19. All URV buildings and facilities are closed except for the essential basic services and mechanisms to ensure non-presential working are established. | » More

More news

URV staff participate in the initiative to make personal protective equipment

Researchers at the URV are working to develop a device to quickly detect COVID-19

Newly identified ‘metabolic signature’ can determine adherence to Mediterranean diet, help predict CVD risk

A study identifies the mechanism by which eating fish reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease

Two anti-inflammatory drugs found that inhibit the replication of the COVID-19 virus

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