Are you mad for science?

Mad for science brings students closer to the cutting edge of science knowledge before they head to university



What is Mad for science?

Mad for science stimulates talent and encourages the science and tech vocations of 1st and 2nd year baccalaureate students who are curious to find out more about research, through theoretical and practical courses taught by researchers at leading research centres in Catalonia. The final aim of the programme is to help students guide their academic and professional future towards a possible research career, so that they focus on the field of research that most interests them.

Thirteen different courses will be taught in collaboration with research centres and institutions in Catalonia that are internationally recognised for their excellence, and the courses will consist of theory and practical sessions that will take place on Saturdays throughout the year. Students will work in the research centres, alongside leading researchers in their field. In this way students will also experience how people work in international research centres, which will allow them to gain practical experience in the latest cutting-edge methodologies, and better position themselves for a possible career in their chosen science of tech field. Lastly, they will also learn how to present and communicate science, while fostering the rigour and critical spirit required for research.

12th September - 19th October 2022
Deadline 19th October at 23.59h
29th October 2022
Pre-selection mathematics course
Online pre-selection test for the mathematics course. From 9.00h to 10.00h
28th October - 27th November 2022
Pre-selection and interviews with the pre-selected candidates
28th November 2022
Final selection
Communication sent to selected and non-selected students
28th November - 5th December 2022
Confirmation of student's place by payment
28th November - 16th December 2022
Deadline to receive documentation and to confirm attendance to the launch event for Mad for science 2023
13th January 2022
Opening ceremony
Launch event for Mad for science 2023
From 14th January 2023
Course starts
Courses start. Theory and practical sessions
24th - 31st January 2023
2nd payment
2nd payment of the participation fee