Central European International Week by the University of Opole

Poland – April 16-20, 2018

Central European International Week 2018 Schedule

Conference Programme

International Week

The University of Opole invites you to participate in the Central European International Week by the University of Opole held on 16th – 20th April 2018. 2018  is a special year when we expect colleagues from over 20 partner countries visiting us within the framework of Erasmus+ KA107 programme. We invite all our partners to visit us and take part in any of the three  following modules

Guest lectures by visiting professors

Training sessions and contact seminars

International Conference

Guest lectures by visiting professors

The University of Opole runs several study programmes in English (hello.uni.opole.pl/study) in the disciplines ranging from humanities and social sciences to natural sciences. It will be our pleasure to invite you, your faculty members to visit us and share your knowledge by giving our students lectures, workshops, or seminars.

Guest lectures will be scheduled upon registration (excluding the conference panels and workshops if participating).

Training sessions and contact seminars

During the training sessions and workshops the University of Opole staff will share their knowledge and expertise in particular areas. You can join any of the following sessions:

WORKSHOP 1: International Credit Mobility – risks and rewards  – Halina Palmer-Piestrak, MA

WORKSHOP 2: Writing abstracts in English – Katarzyna Molek-Kozakowska, PhD 

DISCUSSION PANEL: Students careers and the labor market (moderated discussion panel) – Marcin Deutchmann, MA

WORKSHOP 3: Trinational Diploma in Practice – example of Europa Master – Joanna Kulska, PhD

WORKSHOP 4: How to cooperate after or beyond Erasmus+ – Marzanna Pogorzelska, PhD, 

WORKSHOP 5: Photography and Publicity – prof. Magdalena Hlawacz, prof. Grzegorz Gajos

The detailed programme of the International Week is here.

Contact seminar

Located in the very centre of Europe, connected to many universities on the continent and beyond, the University of Opole strives to establish itself as a meeting point for prospective collaborators to exchange experiences, discuss good practices, and make academic connections.

During contact seminars, the University of Opole provides a stall with a table and chairs where exhibitor will be able to present their universitites, departments, centres, research teams, projects, etc.  

International Conference, 17 April 2018

Interdisciplinarity and Transdisciplinarity – Science for Society and Human Beings

We invite you to participate in an inclusive conference on the state of contemporary academia. Within the scope of the topics are:

  • the (dis)advantages of interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity
  • doing science for (rather than on) society and human beings
  • local identities vs. globalization of science and academia
  • cultural diplomacy and higher education
  • English as a lingua franca of academia; dominance of Anglo-American academic traditions
  • research and teaching cooperation programmes – good practices and achievements,
  • quality and comparability of research/teaching programmes;
  • new methods/technologies in academic teaching/research
  • research excellence indicators: global/local perspectives

Conference Programme

Conference papers will be published in Pogranicze. Polish Borderlands Studies“, an interdisciplinary on-line academic journal founded and published by the Institute of Political Sciences, University of Opole.

The Journal publishes articles (in the Polish and English languages). The articles will be published in an open access.

The participation is free of charge

The Central European Week by The University of Opole is organized under the auspices of the Vice-Rector for Research and Finance prof. dr hab. Janusz Słodczyk Organizing committee: Dr. Michał Wanke, Office for International Study Programmes/Institute of Sociology, Dr. Katarzyna Molek-Kozakowska, Communication Studies Lab/Faculty of Philology, Oksana Smolnikova, MA, Office for International Study Programmes, Halina Palmer-Piestrak, MA, Erasmus Office