International Staff Week at US

On 18th October 2017 the University of Silesia in Katowice hosted a meeting with the representatives of 18 universities from all over the world. The event was organized within the framework of the Silesian Universities Network (SUN) Consortium, as a part of the International Staff Week organized by the Silesian University of Technology. 

The International Staff Week was attended by both academics and staff responsible for international cooperation at Erasmus+ universities. The main idea of the event was to improve the student and staff mobility among the participant universities, as well as to recognize possible forms of cooperation between these institutions.

The meeting in Katowice was opened by Jarosław Gąsior, the Erasmus+ Institutional Coordinator of the University of Silesia.

Joanna Laskowska, the Head of the International Students Admissions Office, presented the research potential of the University of Silesia, its infrastructure and teaching possibilities offered by the University. The presentation covered also the focus points of the University’s mission.

As one of the programme’s highlights, the participants engaged in a lesson of Polish language and culture for beginners. The lesson was led by Magdalena Knapik of the School of Polish Language and Culture of the University of Silesia.

To get more insight in the University’s traditions, the visitors paid a short tour around the University’s campus.

The final point of the visit at the University of Silesia in Katowice was the visit to the Scientific Information Centre and Academic Library (CINiBA).

This state-of-the-art library is a joint initiative of the University of Silesia and University of Economics in Katowice.

Photos by Sandra Beck of the Silesian University of Technology

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