Students from the United University of India have been studying artificial intelligence and students from the Western University of Canada are studying engineering, as well as going sightseeing in the region.
Sixteen students from the United University of India and eighteen more from the Western University of Canada are the first groups of international students to be trained in person at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) through the Study Abroad programme after the pandemic. The programme is organised by the URV Foundation and targets international audiences. It consists of a stay at the University with different types of training activities, such as classes, seminars, workshops, and technical visits related to the topic of the course, in addition to more cultural outings in the territory and some Spanish classes for beginners and Catalan language and culture.
Students from the United University of India took part in an artificial intelligence training programme that was taught by the URV’s School of Engineering for two weeks. The 20-hour course, taught in English, gave them with an overview of the application of artificial intelligence, artificial vision, pattern recognition and machine learning, among other things.
Students from the Western University of Canada will be at the URV until 16 May undertaking a programme on the interdisciplinary skills needed by engineers, familiarising themselves with the local industry.
International students participating in the Study Abroad courses also take a short course of Spanish for beginners, go sightseeing around the region (for example, Roman architecture or the Poblet monastery), take part in some nautical activities, and visit the experimental winery of the URV’s Faculty of Oenology.
United University and Western University, which are part of the Study Abroad programme for the first time, join other American universities such as James Madison University and Northeastern University, which will resume their stays at URV in 2023.