Universities UK International, the UK Science and Innovation Network in Poland and the Department for International Trade team at the British Embassy in Warsaw are organising a virtual study visit of UK universities to Poland, between 24-29 June 2021. The visit will consist of a series of webinars giving an overview of the Polish higher education landscape and providing information on different dimensions of and opportunities for UK-Poland university collaboration.
The purpose of the series is to build mutual knowledge and understanding of the respective higher education systems, to identify opportunities to build new university collaborations and to give UK and Polish institutions an opportunity to meet and network. It is open to UK and Polish university staff working in roles relevant to each session (see descriptions below).
More information about the sessions, can be found below.
Introduction to the Polish higher education and research landscape, Thursday 24 June, 10:00-11:30 BST
The opening session will include opening remarks from the British Ambassador to Poland and Polish Ministry of Education and Science and presentations on the Polish higher education landscape and funding system. This session is aimed at UK universities colleagues with strategic oversight of international partnerships and collaboration, or those who are interested in attending any of the other thematic sessions.
UK-Poland collaboration in research and innovation, Friday 25 June, 10:00-11:00 BST
The session is aimed at EU and international research managers and academic staff. The session will provide information about funding opportunities for UK-Poland research collaboration through the Horizon Europe programme, previous examples of successful UK-Polish projects in Horizon 2020, and funding schemes for international research collaboration available through UKRI and the Polish Education and Science Ministry.
UK-Poland collaboration in transnational education, Monday 28 June, 10:00-12:00 BST
This session is aimed at colleagues in international partnerships and academic staff with experience of, or who are interested in, developing new UK-Poland TNE partnerships. The first part of the session will provide information about TNE collaboration opportunities, including a presentation from Coventry University about their campus in Wroclaw, and the second will involve networking between institutions in small groups.
UK-Poland collaboration in student mobility, Tuesday 29 June, 10:00-12:00 BST
This session is aimed at OSM practitioners and academic staff at with experience of, or who are interested in, developing new UK-Poland mobility partnerships. The first part of the session will provide information about mobility collaboration opportunities and the second will involve networking between institutions in small groups.