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About the project during the BSRUN conference

Prof. Jacek Bigda presented the initiative "Study in Pomorskie" during the seminar "Knowledge Triangle: Education, Research, Innovation" organized by the Gdansk University of Technology on the 10th -11th of May 2012 in connection with the project Baltic Sea Region University Network (BSRUN). BSRUN is a network of the Baltic universities and was established in 2000 on the initiative of the University of Turku. Dr. Kari Hypponen from the University of Turku holds the position of BSRUN’s President. Currently the network is coordinated by the University of Latvia in Riga. Its mission is to strengthen cooperation among the 32 membership universities from Poland, Finland, Russia, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. BSRUN provides a base for the exchange of good practices, networking and the implementation of joint projects.

The conference “Study in Pomorskie” has passed

Over 100 people participated in the Conference supporting the project "Study in Pomorskie" which was held on the 8th of December 2011 in the Atheneum Gedanense Novum GUMed. The meeting was organised on the initiative of the University of Gdansk, the Gdansk University of Technology, the Medical University of Gdansk and the Academy of Art in Gdansk. The main subject of the conference was the presentation of the project which mainly aims at improving the recognition of the universities from Tricity abroad. In addition to four universities’ authorities in the conference also took part dr Marek Zimnak, the President of the Association of the PRom, Beata Mikołajek-Zielińska from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Bianka Siwińska, the Coordinator of the "Study in Poland" programme and the representatives of the local government. We could also meet Mirosław Marczewski, the General Director of the Foundation for the Development of the Education System (FRSE), Anna Atłas -  the Director of the Lifelong Learning Programme (FRSE) and Tomasz Szymczak, a Member of the Management Board of FRSE, the Director of the eTwinning programme.

ASINCO 2011 in Gdansk

On November 18, 2011 Gdansk University of Technology had a pleasure to host the first Annual Seminar on International Cooperation of Gdansk Universities (ASINCO). ASINCO is an initiative of four universities gathered in “Study in Pomorskie”, Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Gdansk University of Technology, Medical University of Gdańsk and University of Gdansk.

The seminar titled “Gdansk and Germany – Common Market, Common Research and Education” was focused on Polish-German university cooperation and took place with  participation of numerous German institutions: Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Warsaw, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Gdansk, DAAD, HafenCity Universität Hamburg, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Universität Rostock, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH), Hochschule Bremen, Fachhochschule Stralsund and Fachhochschule Köln. The representatives of the Office of the Marshal of  the Pomorskie Voivodeship also joined the seminar.

The seminar was divided into four sessions. The first, chaired by the Rector of Gdansk University of Technology, Prof. Henryk Krawczyk, was focused on academic cooperation between Polish and German institutions. The participants had a chance to listen to addresses of Mr. Joachim Bleicker, the Minister Plenipotentiary at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Warsaw, Ms. Annette Klein, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Gdansk, Ms. Krystyna Wróblewska from the Department for International Cooperation, Office of the Marshal of  the Pomorskie Voivodeship, Dr. Randolf Oberschmidt, Director of German Academic Exchange Service – DAAD Branch Office Warsaw and Prof. Patrick Moore, Professor for International and Capital Markets of Fachhochschule Stralsund.
During the second session, the representatives of four “Study in Pomorskie” universities were presenting their institutions’ cooperation with Germany. Prof. Andrzej Zieliński, Vice- Rector for International Cooperation and European Programmes of Gdansk University of Technology, Dr. Piotr Józefowicz, Vice-Rector for Students of Academy of Fine Arts
in Gdansk, Prof. Jacek Bigda, Vice-Rector for Development and International Cooperation of Medical University of Gdańsk and Prof. Mirosław Krajewski, Vice-Rector for Development and Financial Affairs of University of Gdansk along with Ms. Kamila Chomicz-Sokołowska, Head of Students Exchange Office and Institutional Coordinator of Erasmus Programme were giving an overview of their universities’ achievements.
The following session was dedicated to present German perspective on cooperation with Polish institutions. Addresses of Prof. Konrad Okulicz, Rector’s Representative of Fachhochschule Köln, Dr. Walter Pelka, President of HafenCity Universität Hamburg, Prof. Jutta Berninghausen, Vice-President of International Relations of  Hochschule Bremen, Prof. Michael Modigell, Chair of Mechanical Process Engineering (MVT), Aachener Vehrfahrenstechnik (AVT), RWTH Aachen, Prof. Helmut Schmidt, President of Technische Universität Kaiserslautern and Prof. Wolfgang Schareck, Rector of Universität Rostock gave a picture of long-lasting, fruitful cooperation.

The last session showed cooperation in specific fields with German institutions, realized at Gdansk University of Technology. Representatives of all the faculties had a chance to give an account of their department’s accomplishments.  

International Wróblówka

More than 600 foreign students from four universities from Tricity, including two hundred from the Medical University of Gdansk, gathered on the 30th of September 2011 in Wróblówka. There were tables full of regional delicacies, local music, dances and the bonfire. Rectors of major universities from Tricity, as well as representatives of the local authorities took part in the event.

The largest of this type event  in Pomerania was organised, for the second time, by the Academy of Art, the Medical University of Gdansk, the Gdansk University of Technology and the University of Gdansk.

At the largest universities in Pomeranian voivodeship 1100 foreign students will be studying together this year , including 647 students in the Medical University of Gdansk . They came to Gdansk to either take on the entire studies or on the part of studies within the LLP-Erasmus programme. The educational offer from Pomerania raises the greatest interest among the Swedes, Spaniards, Chinese, Germans, Saudi Arabs and Americans. Majority of foreign students choose the Medical University of Gdansk which offers them courses and trainings one week before the beginning of the classes. During the ’Orientation Week’ students attend intensive Polish language courses and meetings with pedagogues and representatives of students’ organisations, become familiar with the structure of the University, the city and the customs of our country.