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General information


APQUA does not teach people what decisions to make. Instead, it provides the necessary knowledge and understanding so that individuals can more effectively make their own decisions as participating members of a free and democratic society.


The main goals of APQUA are:

  • To provide schools and community groups with educational experiences focusing on science and its relationship to our lives.
  • To promote the use of scientific principles, processes, and evidence in public decision making
  • To enhance the role of science teachers as educational leaders in their own communities.

APQUA is an educational project developed in Spain, since 1989. The project is the result of a collaboration agreement between SEPUP (Science Education for Public Understanding Program) of the Lawrence Hall of Science of University of California at Berkeley, and the University Rovira i Virgili at Tarragona.


APQUA operates as an integral part of the Chemical Engineering Department of the University Rovira i Virgili, and is supported through contributions from industry, and private and governmental foundations.


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