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The 2nd study visit with workshops under the “European Eastern University” project

Another study visit under the project is over!

On 13-19 September the second study visit with workshops took place in Vilnius. The objective of this visit was to familiarise its participants with the functioning of Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) and the Vilnius City Office, as well as with cooperation between these entities.

Representatives of all partners in the project took part in the visit. In addition to the Lublin Municipality, these were the following higher education institutions: The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, the Lublin University of Technology and the Catholic University in Ružomberok in Slovakia.

The participants in the visit had meetings with the MRU authorities and were made thoroughly acquainted with the functioning and facilities of the University. They got to know the educational package, the study quality management processes, international marketing and research and innovations devised at MRU. The representatives of MRU presented in detail the procedures for enrolment and attending to foreign students, and discussed the problems in this field, as well as ways of solving them. The participants in the visit could also see the facilities of the University used by foreign students and even visit one in his room in a hall or residence.

The visit agenda also included a meeting at the Vilnius City Office. The participants were greeted by the Mayor of Vilnius. Directors and employees of the Office familiarised the guests with its structure and the international cooperation and educational policy pursued by the City.

A very interesting point of the agenda was a visit to DEMOLA – an institution that unites companies and students to allow young and creative individuals create innovative business solutions.

The study visit was also the perfect opportunity to discuss project-related activities. Research that had been recently concluded by the Lublin-based universities was presented and discussed.

At numerous individual meetings participants could also discuss common issues with representatives of Mykolas Romeris University and the Vilnius City Office. These meetings served the purpose of exchanging experience, sharing good practices in respect of enrolling foreign students in universities and their admittance to the cities and also creating an appropriate package for them.

The last visit under the project is scheduled for November. This time it will be hosted by the Catholic University in Ružomberok.

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