ComCiència is the URV’s science communication and outreach unit, recognized as a Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit by FECYT.
At ComCiència we use informative news articles to communicate the research results and knowledge generated at the URV. We also organize, coordinate, and support science outreach activities organized by the Unit and other outreach initiatives in which researchers from the University participate.
We work to foster and increase the interest of citizens in science, technology, knowledge, and innovation, and to awaken scientific vocations. Through various outreach activities, we make the knowledge generated at the University accessible in understandable language for a non-specialized audience.
We also make ourselves available to the entire URV research community: providing communication advice when presenting competitive projects, offering support to organise outreach activities, and providing communication training for teaching and research staff (PDI).
Award for Outstanding Project, granted by the Scientific Culture and Innovation Units of Spain within the framework of the ComCiRed meeting in 2022, for the initiative "Castells of Science", which conducts scientific outreach from the viewpoint of various disciplines and in different formats with the castells as the main focus.
Science Communication Award of the Catalan Association of Scientific Communication 2022, for the project "Science Appetizers", which conducts outreach from the viewpoint of various scientific fields by distributing coasters distributed to more than 400 establishments in the Tarragona area.
Diploma for Scientific Merit, awarded by the Tarragona City Council in 2023.