165 shared courses, coordination of 12 educational projects, joint research, summer schools and workshops organised under four Flagship programmes, development of the 4EU+ student portal, and intensification of international cooperation - the University of Warsaw has summarised its participation in the 4EU+ Alliance, during a conference held on 10 October 2022.
During the meeting, educational and research activities were presented, as well as other joint initiatives aimed at deepening and strengthening cooperation between members of the 4EU+ Alliance and the exchange of experience between Polish members of European Universities.
The event was attended by the representatives of other Polish institutions belonging to the European Universities Alliances, and delegates of other HEIs, including the Ministry of Education and Science, the Foundation for the Development of the Education System, acting as the National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme and the European Solidarity Corps, and the National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA).
The conference was opened by Professor Sambor Grucza, UW Vice-Rector for Cooperation and Human Resources:
"Over the last three years of the European Universities project, significant measures have been taken to increase mobility, create joint educational pathways and develop, among other things, soft competencies of students, PhD candidates, academic teachers and the UW administration staff," Rector Grucza said.
After the opening of the conference by Rector Grucza, the idea and mission of 4EU+ were presented by Isabelle Kratz, 4EU+ Secretary General. She emphasized that among all member universities, the University of Warsaw is one of the most active and innovative in terms of its approach to training and education. The 4EU+ research capacity-building process and sources of funding for research within the Alliance were presented by Professor Zygmunt Lalak, UW Vice-Rector for Research, and Diana Pustuła, Head of the Office for International Research and Liaison, and Head of Local 4EU+ Office. Participants could also hear about the experiences of the Warsaw University of Technology, Jagiellonian University and Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, from their participation in European University Alliances (ENHANCE, UNA EUROPA and YUFE respectively). The coordinators of the four 4EU+ Flagship programmes at the UW presented their activities and achievements; participation in the 4EU+ activities was also described by the UW students and PhD candidates. The conference concluded with presentations on the mobility and communication activities of the 4EU+ Alliance.
See the photo gallery from the event: