From 10 to 16 May Lublin welcomed representatives of universities in Vilnius and Ruzomberok, Slovakia. The visit was to familiarise them with the life of our city and of those universities in Lublin that participate in the project by admitting foreign students, primarily students from the Eastern-Partnership countries.
The visitors attended a meeting with the City-Office representatives, who presented the academic character of Lublin, especially in terms of people from abroad studying here. They also participated in workshops on the problems that the city is tackling as far as the influx of foreign students is concerned, cooperation with universities, and other academic issues. The workshop formula facilitated the exchange of experiences, in which the partners could show what problems they faced and how they solved them. For Lublin this meant new inspirations on how to attract increasing numbers of foreign students and to create an even better package for them.
The visits by the representatives of foreign universities in those Lublin universities that are participating in the project, namely the Catholic University of Lublin (KUL), Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (UMCS), and the Lublin University of Technology, formed an important part of the agenda. Thanks to the meetings with people engaged in the creation of study curricula and non-educational programmes, and those responsible for the admission of foreign students, the visitors could become acquainted with, evaluate, and make their comments on, the involvement of universities for the benefit of foreign students, which led to valuable comments and suggestions.
This was the first of the three study visits forming part of the project. The remaining two destinations are Vilnius and Ruzomberok.
The “Eastern European University” project is co-financed from EU funds under the Erasmus+ programme.