Interantional Relations Coordinators
Academic Year 2009/2010
Sports Activities Center (SAD)
Computer Rooms / Wi-Fi
Youth Counselling Services
Welcome to the School of Engineering of the University of Zaragoza at Teruel!
The School is located in the city of Teruel, in north-eastern Spain. We are very happy that you have decided to study at our institution, which represents the largest academic and administrative unit at the Teruel Campus.
We hope our website will provide you with all the information you might need, and if you should find anything missing, please do not hesitate to let us know. This is a teaching and research centre, with over 45 academic members in 10 departments and numerous researching groups.
Our centre offers 2 undergraduate programs. The studies are composed of both year-long and semestral subjects.
The Community of Aragon is one of the seventeen autonomous communities comprising the Spanish state, and includes the provinces of Huesca, Teruel and Zaragoza, with a total of 739 municipalities (202 in Huesca, 236 in Teruel, and 291 in Zaragoza). It extends over a total of 47,650 square kilometres, Zaragoza being the largest province with 17,252 square kilometres, followed by Huesca with 15,613 and Teruel with 14,785. Aragon is the fourth largest Autonomous Community in Spain, only surpassed by Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y Leon and Andalusia. It is almost ten times larger than the Balearic Islands, Cantabria or La Rioja and occupies 9.42% of the Spanish territory.
Aragón borders on the north with France, on the west with Navarre, La Rioja, Soria, Guadalajara and Cuenca, on the south with Valencia and Cuenca, and on the east with Castellon, Lerida and Tarragona. Thus, the Autonomous Communities bordering on Aragon include Catalonia, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, La Rioja, Navarre and Valencia.
The University of Zaragoza was founded in 1542; however, lectures were not given until 1583. Consequently, it is one of Spain’s oldest universities in con-tinuous operation. At present, the University has 11 Faculties and 12 Schools spread across the three provinces that form the region of Aragón: Zaragoza, Huesca y Teruel. Meeting point of an increasingly multicultural population with science and research, this institution wants to remain open to a constantly wid-ening and evolving world.
According to the official statistics of the European Comission, the UZ as a whole ranks 14th amongst European universities in popularity and in number of incom-ing students (and 10th in sending students abroad). Moreover, according to the latest Webometrics survey in January 2008, the UZ is ranked 10th among Spanish Universities in terms of impact on the Internet caused by academic and research activities.
The University of Zaragoza has campuses in the three provinces of the Autonomous Community of Aragon. The Faculty of Social Sciences and Hu-manities is integrated within the University of Zaragoza and is situated in Teruel in the south of Aragon. The Province of Teruel is placed in the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula, bordering on the provinces of Zaragoza, Tarragona, Castel-lon, Valencia, Cuenca and Guadalajara.
More information: https://236ws.dpteruel.es/turismo/home.do?idioma=en
Teruel Polytechnic School of Engineering
C/ Ciudad Escolar, s/n
44003 Teruel (Spain)
Phone: +34 978618158 / +34978618102
How to get to Teruel:
The Polytechnic School of Engineering offers the following undergraduate de-grees (equivalent to Bachelor degrees)::
On the website: http://eupt.unizar.es/ you will find the educational programs belonging to the different degrees you can study at our centre, including information on subjects, credits, learning objectives, names of the lecturers, bibliography, etc. As you will see, there are subjects which last the whole year (September-June), other subjects are just for the first semester (September-February) and others just for the second semester (February-June).
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS COORDINATORS
Dean: Guillermo Palacios
Fax: +3497861 81 02
Address: Dean Office – Third Floor. Teruel Polytechnic School of Engineering (Ciudad Escolar s/n, 44003 TERUEL-SPAIN)
Erasmus coordinators at the Polytechinic School of Engineering
||Raquel Lacuesta Gilaberte
|Electrical and Electronic Engineering
||Agustín Llorente Gómez
Americampus and Bancaja coordinators at the Polytechinic School of En-gineering
|Electrical and Electronic Engineering
ACADEMIC YEAR 2009/2010
The academic year is divided into two semesters. The dates for the semesters in the academic year 2009-2010 are:
• First semester lectures: September 21, 2009 – January 26, 2010.
• First exam period: January 27, 2010 –February 8, 2010.
• Second semester lectures: February 9, 2010-June 5, 2010.
• Second exam period: June 4, 2010 – June 22, 2010.
• Third exam period: September 1 - 15, 2010.
Christmas Holidays: December 23, 2009-January 10, 2010.
Easter Holidays: April 1, 2010- April 11, 2010.
Further information on the organisation of practical sessions during the term will be provided by lecturers at the beginning of the semester. This information is in Spanish.
Introduce yourself to your coordinator, she/he will give you useful information on the registration procedures as well as on University and city services and facilities. You should bring some passport photographs and a copy of your passport or your identity card. Furthermore, he/she can help you about the subjects that could fit the best your curriculum/learning agreement or can guide about final degree project.
The International officer will send your official transcript of records to your University. A non official document of your marks can be obtained at marks (password is provided at registration) some 15 days after marks are officially published.
Among the actions for the improvement of the teaching quality and the students’ academic performance, an important feature is the figure of the tutor professor.
The purpose of the tutor program is to extend the tutor function, which has traditionally been restricted to the resolution of doubts about each professor’s particular subjects, to other aspects of the students’ development at University.
The most important functions of the tutor professor are:
• To offer students support and information on the different services provided by the school and the University in general.
• To facilitate the students’ development of their abilities and learning strategies.
• To identify aspects that interfere with the students’ academic performance.
• To provide orientation on study methods.
• To promote the students’ participation in activities aimed at improving their skills.
The principal objective of the Sports Activities Service is to facilitate the practice of sports and physical exercise among the members of the university community, to contribute to their personal education and improve their quality of life. To do so it organises a variety of activities and services in different areas (sponsorship, competitions and natural environments) and facilitates the execution of activities organised by the sports committees of the university’s institutions.
To take part, you only need to become a member of the sports club, (´Servicio de Actividades Deportivas´ or ´SAD`), and sign up for the chosen activities.
Phone: 978 618171
COMPUTER ROOMS / WI-FI
There is a computer room on the first floor of the building. Students are free to use them, without the need of a password or username.
A service that is highly appreciated by exchange students is the wireless internet (Wi-Fi). The Wi-Fi network covers the whole campus. By means of a laptop equipped with a wireless card, you will be able to surf the net for free.
Please note that WiFi is activated only after a student is officially registered for his courses at the centre. A bit of patience is required during the first 2 weeks of the exchange term, until you become registered.
For further information, WiFi
The Campus Library is located in the School of Engineering building. Feel free to read books, journals and other materials in the reading room. You can also borrow books with your Student Card. The rest of the libraries of the UZ are also at the students' disposal.
Opening hours from Monday to Friday: 8:30 - 21:30 (the lending desk is open until 21:00). Saturdays: 9:10 - 13:30.
For further information
Here you can find course material, make photocopies, purchase pens, paper, etc. It is located on the ground floor of the main building of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, and is open from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 to 20:30.
Pre-payment cards are also available at the copy shop for use of the photocopiers in the Faculty building and in the library.
You can choose between living in halls of residence or in private flats. To apply for a room in a hall of residence, you need to complete the accommodation form.
The hall of residence belonging to the Teruel Campus is the “Colegio Mayor Universitario Pablo Serrano”. It is located right next to the Faculty building and offers 96 single rooms.
Once at your destination, it is not very difficult to find a flat to share one with other students—most Spanish students choose this kind of accommodation. Depending on the kind of flat (with or without heating, lift, nice location, age of the building etc.) the average rent for a room is between € 100 and € 250. A full flat can cost between € 450 and € 700 a month.
If you want us to help you with your search
For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or click here (only Spanish version).
If you want to share a flat but do not like cooking, you can eat at the Campus’ cafeteria, which offers full meals for more or less 5 euros.
The cafeteria is situated on the ground floor of the Faculty building. It offers coffee, soft drinks, biscuits, sandwiches and a daily menu for 5 €. Open all day.
YOUTH COUNSELLING SERVICES
Vicerrectorado del campus de Teruel.
Ciudad Escolar s/n
44003 Teruel (Spain)
Phone (information, secretary and appointments): +34-978618106
All services are free and confidential. If you wish to use these services you must first dial the number above and make an appointment.
Legal counselling service
Information about anything related to the law: lawsuits, labour issues, housing rental, social insurance, immigration, etc.
Psychological counselling service
Helps to find solutions to problems that worry young people: problems in your family, with your partner, lack of ability to make friends, how to make decisions, eating disorders, anxiety over exams, etc.
The most relevant of the student associations at the centre is the Students’ Union. Its members, the school’s Student Delegates, represent all students of the centre. Their office is on the ground floor of the building. Its aim is to solve everyday problems that arise in class, to inform and advise students regarding exams, exchanges, scholarships, courses, activities and, finally, to improve the general studying conditions at the school.
RESIDENCE PERMIT IN SPAIN
Citizens of the European Union can freely enter, leave, move around and stay in Spain. That is, if you are a citizen of the E.U., you do not need to apply for a temporary residence card with the police.
However, for certain purposes (i.e., some legal or banking procedures) you will be asked to obtain a temporary resident status. In that case, please refer to:
Foreign Citizens Office (Oficina de extranjería):
Unidad de Extranjeros en Teruel
C/ Nicanor Villalta, 22-2º
44071 - TERUEL -
Tel.: +34978 969 119 +34978 969 119
Opening hours: 16,30- 18,30 h. from Monday to Friday
Link to Foreign Citizens Office
You will be required to bring along the following documents:
a) Passport or identity card (ID Card): original + 1 photocopy.
b) 2 passport-size photographs.
c) Registration form from the Universidad de Zaragoza (the document you receive once you have been registered at the School of Engineering) + 1 photocopy.
d) Health insurance certificate: European Health Insurance card + photocopy.
Non E.U. citizens
Please refer to the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in your home country for the necessary immigration details.
Spain, together with the majority of Western and Central European Countries, is a Member State of the Schengen Agreement which came into effect on March 26, 1995.
All foreigners who do not hold the nationality of a European Union member state, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, and who wish to remain in Spain more than 90 days out of every 6 months, must in all cases apply for a long-term visa, which may be a:
• Resident visa: allows the holder to reside in Spain without undertaking any type of work or professional activity.
• Work and resident visa: allows the holder to undertake work or professional activities, either for third parties or on his or her own behalf.
• Student visa: allows the holder to remain in Spain in order to pursue courses, studies, research or training programmes.
Visas may be requested and issued from the Spanish diplomatic missions and consular offices.
Once in Teruel, if your exchange period extends past the expiration date of your Student visa, please refer to the Foreign Citizens Office in C/ Nicanor Villalta, 22-2º in order to justify your stay in Spain.
You will have to present the following documents:
a) Your Visa.
c) 2 passport-size photographs.
d) Registration form from the Universidad de Zaragoza (the document you receive once you have been registered at the Social Sciences and Humanities) + 1 photocopy.
e) Proof that you have sufficient financial resources to cover your stay in Spain.
f) International health insurance.
g) Certificate of attendance at the Universidad de Zaragoza (to be requested at the International Relations Office).
To be able to hand over the document mentioned in point d), please do not go to the police before you have registered at the school.
It is very important to have health insurance during your stay in Spain, provided either by the Public Health Services (i.e. using the European Health Insurance Card), or, in the case of non-E.U. members, by means of a private insurance.
At present, the Faculty proper does not offer Spanish courses for speakers of other languages yet. Currently, our visiting students enrol in Spanish courses in the “Adults’ School”, which is within walking distance (a couple of minutes) from the Teruel Campus. It offers Spanish courses at several levels, and registration is only € 10 for the whole course.
However, depending on the number of visiting students in future years, the Vice-Rectorate of International Relations of the University of Zaragoza has offered to partially finance intensive courses in Spanish, to be held at the school.
Other economic options (religious and charity organizations) are currently being looked into.
You could perhaps get the actual feeling of university life by taking part at our cultural events, open to both the university community and the city. Music, theatre, arts exhibitions, cinema, we would really appreciate your involvement in any activity, knowing your contribution is of the ones that make the word University meaningful. You can see the cultural programmes at http://eupt.unizar.es.