Summer University 2018
After years of activity, following the tradition, University of Opole has prepared the Summer University for our colleagues from befriended foreign universities. 60 participants from China, Indonesia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan came to our University not only to learn English for academic purposes in various disciplines but also to get to know Poland and Europe. Four groups of students from Asia came from following partner universities: Fujian Normal University, Southwest University, and Dalian University of Foreign Languages from China together with students from Brawijaya University from Malang in Indonesia.
The inauguration of the Summer University programme took place in Collegium Maius, where students were greeted by Vice-Rector for Academic and Student Affairs dr hab. Izabella Pisarek, prof. UO, Dean of the Faculty of Philology dr hab. Joanna Czaplińska, and dr. Stankomir Nicieja from the Institute of English Philology. They wished a good and well spent time in Poland for the participants. After the opening speech, dr. Nicieja invited our summer students to the Museum of the Opole University where he briefly introduced students to the history of the University of Opole. Later, our guests were invited to a lunch, after which the whole programme and the plans for following days were discussed.
For three weeks, students will practice English intensively, and in the afternoons they will be divided into specialist groups: Intercultural Competence & Communication, Academic English or Art and Literature. The programme also includes artistic and cultural activities in the evenings. On weekends, students will visit Wroclaw, Krakow, and European capitals such as Berlin or Prague. Summer University is developing dynamically due to regularly expanding offer of studies in English and the growing number of foreigners studying at the UO.
The programme will last until August 4, 2018. The Summer University of Opole is the result of agreements signed with Chinese universities and intensive building of relations with universities from outside the European Union as part of the key action of the Erasmus+ program.