A report from the study visit with workshops in Lublin

The report includes a description and summary of the first study visit under the project, held in Lublin on 11-15 May 2015. It also offers some suggestions and conclusions as to the educational and non-educational package for foreign students, as provided by participants in the study visit from Vilnius and Ružomberok.

For download (in Polish): the EUW_Report on the study visit with workshops in Lublin

A survey on current solutions and best practices

The survey was conducted using the “desk research” method by staff at the International Exchange Office at the Lublin University of Technology. The report includes an analysis of 10 selected universities (8 from abroad and 2 from Poland) selected by the consortium to participate in the survey together, as entities that follow good practices worth pursuing in respect of their programmes for foreign nationals. The report also addresses academic and non-academic issues, discusses the internationalisation strategies of the analysed universities, and elaborates on matters of relevance to EP students.

For download (in English): the Abstract_EUW_Report on existing solutions and good practices

A survey on satisfaction from studying in Lublin among students from Eastern Partnership (EP) countries

The survey was conducted by academic staff at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin and covered EP students from the Lublin universities. Two research methods were employed: a quantitative survey using a questionnaire with a group of 150 people, and a qualitative survey using in-depth interviews with 20 people. The primary goal was to collect students’ opinions on various aspects of studying in Lublin, and define their level of satisfaction with what the universities and the city itself have to offer.

For download (in English): the Abstract_EUW_Report on survey on satisfaction from studying in Lublin among students from Eastern Partnership countries

A survey on the motivation of potential students from abroad

The survey was conducted by academic staff at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, via an on-line questionnaire in four language versions – Polish, English, Russian and Ukrainian. The survey covered a group of 500 students from Eastern Partnership countries in secondary education and university students taking their first year, mainly from Ukraine. The primary goal was to learn about the motivations behind young people’s choices concerning their plans for future education, as well as their choices of specific higher education institutions abroad.

For download (in English): Abstract_EUW_Report on the survey on motivation among potential students from abroad

Project surveys completed

Please take this opportunity to make yourselves familiar with reports on three surveys concerning foreign students, conducted as part of the “European Eastern University” project.

In particular, we would like to invite higher education institutions and representatives of the municipal authorities of the cities interested in attracting foreign students.

The surveys were conducted in the first half of 2015. (more…)

A study visit with workshops within the “Eastern European University” project

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. (more…)

The Lublin University of Technology

The Lublin University of Technology has more than 60 years of experience and tradition in teaching engineering professionals, and an established position among Polish higher education institutions. Currently, the University runs 17 courses, whose curricula have been adjusted to the needs of the labour market. Technical studies are of crucial importance to the development of the economy. Therefore, our alumni are faster to find their jobs and have greater opportunities to start their careers. The highly qualified teaching staff and cutting-edge scientific equipment of the Lublin University of Technology make it even clearer that the student’s choice of our university was spot-on.

The University is located in an academic city, which is inexpensive for students to live in, and agglomerates nearly 100 thousand students. The Lublin University of Technology is home to the Academic Choir, the “GAMZA” Team of Ballroom Dancing, the Song and Dance Ensemble, the Contemporary Dance Group, the pollub.tv television, and the Students’ Photo Agency. Students can also use the well-equipped sports hall, fields and pitches, and tennis courts and develop their passions in the numerous sports sections. Students can also benefit from financial support, including grants, scholarships for academic, sports and artistic merits, and benefits.

Students associated under the Student Government participate in the creation of the University’s image. Each year the Government organises the Juwenalia Lublin Student Culture Festival, which include concerts by stars, sports competitions and numerous contests. The atmosphere of the University invites alumni to return to it and continue their education and act as part of the Alumni and Friends Association of the Lublin University of Technology. (more…)

Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (UMCS)

Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin is the biggest public university in Eastern Poland. It was established in 1944, taking for its patron Maria Curie-Skłodowska, the prominent Polish physicist and chemist, and the pioneer of a new branch of chemistry – radiochemistry – who was twice the winner of the Nobel Prize.

In over 70 years of its operation, the University has been constantly developing and has been the subject of many transformations. Out of the University’s structures, the following higher education institutions were established: the Medical University of Lublin and the University of Life Sciences in Lublin. Currently UMCS educates students in 12 faculties, including the Campus in Puławy. (more…)

The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin

The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (KUL) is the oldest university in Lublin and one of the oldest in Poland. It was established in 1918 on the initiative of Rev. Idzi Radziszewski, who became its first Rector. At the beginning of the University’s operation its task was to serve God and Fatherland – Deo et Patriae. Over nearly 100 years of its history, KUL has become one of the most prominent centres of Catholic teaching, and influenced the shape of Polish science and culture, wining acclaim in the country and abroad.

The present-day KUL is open to civilisational and scholarly challenges. The University educates its students at the following faculties: the Faculty of Theology, the Faculty of Law, Canon Law and Administration, the Faculty of Philosophy, the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences, the Faculty of Mathematics, IT and Landscape Architecture, the Off-Campus Faculty of Legal and Economic Sciences in Tomaszów Lubelski, and the Off-Campus Faculty of Law and Social Sciences in Stalowa Wola. Within the organisational structure of the University there are also other scientific units, including the Institute of Lexicography, and the College of Interdisciplinary Individual Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as non-scientific entities, e.g. the Open University and the School of Polish Language and Culture. (more…)

The Lublin Municipality – the Project Coordinator

Lublin, also referred to as the capital of Eastern Poland, is the biggest and the most buoyant city on the right side of the Vistula. As the capital of the Lublin Voivodeship it fulfils the role of the administrative, economic and cultural centre of the region. Lublin is home to nearly 340 thousand residents, which makes it the 9th most populous city in Poland.

The history of Lublin, which spans more than 700 years, includes many events that changed Poland and Europe. The city’s rich history, its location in a melting pot of cultures, a historical heritage saturated with Jagiellonian tradition, and the mixture of cultures and religions, create a magical atmosphere which you can feel and experience. This place attracts its visitors with its unique atmosphere and lush architecture abounding in monuments. (more…)