The Center of Chinese Language and Culture – a research and teaching unit of the University of Silesia in Katowice – was officially opened on January 12, 2018 at Uniwersytecka 4 in Katowice. The establishment of the Center is a result of constantly increasing interest in the Far East. The event's program assumed seminars, demonstrative language lessons (of Chinese, Japanese and Korean), as well as an Asia-themed escape room.
On Friday, 12th of January 2018, the meeting with the Vice Rector of the National University of Mongolia will take place in the Rectorate of the University of Silesia in Katowice at 11:30 am.
The meeting with Beijing Foreign Studies University, a long-lasting partner of the University of Silesia, had taken place in Katowice on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017.
As BFSU is one of the leading Chinese universities in teaching Polish language and culture, primarily the cooperation focused on this area. The scope of mutual activities today covers initiatives in languages, cultures, and law.
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 opening of the new building of the Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television…
…took place on Monday, 9th October 2017 in Katowice.
On October 10th, 2017 the meeting with the representatives of the City of Hobart (the Capital of Tasmania, Australia) has taken place in the Rectorate of the University of Silesia. The meeting was organized in the frame of World Cities project governed by the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission.
The meeting of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region delegates with representatives of Silesian universities...
...took place On 21st September 2017 in the Rectorate of the University of Silesia in Katowice.
On Monday, October 9th, 2017, the University of Silesia will inaugurate the academic year for the 50th time. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 in the concert hall of the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice (Wojciech Kilar 1 Square).
From 1st to 28th August 2017 the 27th summer school of Polish language, literature and culture will take place in Cieszyn. The event is organized by the School of Polish Language and Culture of the University of Silesia. The aim of the summer school is to improve the Polish language skills of the students in accordance to their individual needs and interests. Thanks to numerous classes and activities the participants of the summer school will have an opportunity to verify and improve their knowledge of language through practice.
The University of Silesia in Katowice recently signed the cooperation agreement with National Dong Hua University (NDHU) in Hualien, Taiwan. In the frame of the agreement students and academic staff of both universities will have the chance to participate in joint exchange and research programs.
Knowing how hard is to determine the field of studies while being a candidate, the University of Silesia has prepared the U-kierunkuj się (“Find Your Path”) application. Being a multimedia quiz, U-kierunkuj się proposes candidates the programmes of studies chosen on the basis of their preferences.
The University of Silesia welcomes the representatives of the Université du Maine.
In the days of 31st May - 2nd June 2017 the delegation of the Université du Maine (France), a longtime partner of our University, will pay a visit to the University of Sileisa in Katowice.
On Friday, 12th May 2017, in the Rectorate of the University of Silesia an agreement was signed between the University, Academic Sports Association US and e-Sports Association in Katowice. As a part of the agreement, the University will contribute to creating learning programmes of multimedia-oriented high school classes.
European Economic Congress is one of the most important economic events in Central Europe. These year’s (ninth) edition took place on 10th – 12th May 2017.
On 11th May 2017 the delegation of the Liaoning Province of People’s Republic of China visited the Rectorate of the University of Silesia in Katowice.
The meeting was an opportunity to expose the activities of the University of Silesia, especially teaching of Chinese language and culture.
The University of Silesia will enter into cooperation with the University of Calcutta. The bilateral agreement between the Universities will be signed on 10th May 2017 during IX European Economic Congress, which will take place in the International Conference Center in Katowice on 10th – 12th May.
On Thursday 11th the University of Silesia will host the delegarion of Liaoning Province of People’s Republic of China. The Province will be represented by Zhao Guohong – Vice-Governor of Liaoning Province, Chang Hai – Director of the Committee for Foreign Affairs, Liaoning People’s Congress, Wang Xiaojiang – Executive Vice-Director of Liaoning Tourist Bureau, Ms.
The representatives of the University of Silesia will take part in the “International Joint Conference of Polish and Chinese Technical Universities, Establishment of the Joint Research Center of the New Silk Route in Poznan”. The conference will be hosted by Poznan University of Technology on 26 and 27 April 2017, and will cover the topics of the academic cooperation between Polish and Chinese universities.
Barbara Kożusznik, a Proffessor of the University of Silesia in Katowice, as well as the Head of the Chair of the Work Psychology in the Institute of Psychology, became the Research Board member of IDOCAL Instutite (Institute for Research in Psychology of Human Resources, Organizational Development and Work Quality of Life), a research unit of the University of Valencia.
The aim of the IDOCAL institute is to promote the results of psychological research in social life, especially in work organization and quality of work life.
Dr hab. Joanna Warmuzińska-Rogóż – vice-director of the Institute of Roman Languages and Translation studies, translation and literaturę specialist – was honoured with Pierre Savard Award in the category of the best Canadian Studies book written in foreign language. Pierre Savard Award is an annual prize of the International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS/CIEC) given to authors of scientific monographs, which significantly contribute to the promotion of Canada.
In order to intensify the academic cooperation between Poland and China, the representatives of Polish universities will pay a visit to Beijing on 20th – 24th March 2017.
On March 14-17, 2017 the visit of the representatives of Polish administration institutions and academic environment will head to the Nevada state in the United States of America. The visit is organized as a part of the Poland Business and Education Week organized by Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with Marshal's Office of Silesian Voivodeship, Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Katowice, Governor’s Office and Polish-American Chamber of Commerce of Nevada.
On Thursday, February 23rd, the final of the competition for the best internship destination in Silesia 2016 took place.
The representatives of the International Admissions Office are participating in the Education and Career fairs in Minsk, Belarus, which is held from, 16th February to 18th February 2017. The aim of the fairs is to promote the educational offer of foreign higher education institutions, as well as current teaching technologies, to the youth and potential candidates in Belarus.
The Orientation Day for exchange students will take place on Monday, February 13th at 11 am, in Aula im. Kazimierza Lepszego in the Rectorate of the University of Silesia (Bankowa 12, Katowice).
On 6 February 2017 the meeting of Silesian Universities Network took place in the Rectorate of the University of Silesia. The meeting summarized the activities of the network in the years 2014-2016, the period in which Prof. Mirosław Nakonieczny served as the network’s President.
The University of Silesia reached the first place among the comprehensive universities in Poland in terms of both number of patent applications and of granted patents in the year 2016.
The University of Silesia also placed 11th among 20 most innovative higher education institutions in Poland and 14th, together with the University of Warmia and Mazury, in number of patent applications.