In compliance with the strategy to internationalise the UMFC, the Unit of International Cooperation focuses on establishing international contacts, it constantly aims towards expanding teaching offer and holds academic exchange with other universities.
Tasks of the Unit of International Cooperation
1. Organisation of international academic exchange of teachers, employees and students of the UMFC:
• coordinating international exchange of teachers, employees and students of the University as part of EU-financed programmes (e.g. Erasmus+), including admission of participants of the exchange, assistance for persons participating in programmes, content-related and financial settlement of projects,
• organisation and recording of exchange being part of European and non-European programmes,
• activities connected with servicing trips of university teachers, employees and students abroad (e.g. coordination of payment of allowances, trip organisation, settlement of stay),
• co-organising foreign internships for students,
• preparing and implementing programmes connected with the stay of foreign guests at the UMFC
2. Collaboration with universities and other foreign institutions, especially:
• preparing and monitoring the implementation of contracts with foreign partners,
• promoting the teaching and cultural offer of the UMFC abroad,
• collaborating with representatives of national and foreign institutions and Polish posts abroad,
• participating in activities connected with applying for funds for foreign collaboration from foundations and other organisations in Poland and abroad,
• organisation of information meetings with UMFC employees and students,
• participating in training courses and conferences in Poland and abroad.
3. Preparation of quarterly reports on international collaboration of the UMFC for the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
4. Ensuring the implementation of the tasks indicated by Rector and Vice-Rector for Foreign Affairs.
5. Ensuring the protection of legally protected information processed by the Unit.
The activities towards the internationalisation of University at all levels of education are implemented, among other ways, by the mobility of students, teachers and non-teaching employees. These activities are an important element of the development of the UMFC and they are part of the principles of the Erasmus+ Programme included in the Erasmus Policy Statement. According to these principles, the aim of our University is increasing the number of people going abroad for scholarships and creating an attractive programme for students coming to our University.
The mobility of employees is an integral part of internationalisation of European HEIs, an issue with a growing importance in European higher education policy and a key aspect of the Bologna Process. The promotion of employees’ mobility is an activity reflected directly in a professional development of each teacher. Apart from that – teachers’ mobility – and the activities and exchange of experiences resulting from it – supports the functioning and implementation of strategic activities set by the University, thus influencing the institution’s image and prestige.
Beneficiaries of the programme, teaching and non-teaching employees, highly appreciate the opportunity to use the good practices learnt abroad and they declare the influence of their participation in the programme on the increase of satisfaction from their performed work. They emphasise the improvement of social, linguistic and cultural competencies
Erasmus Policy Statement for higher education area is published on our website and you can find it under the following link: http://www.chopin.edu.pl/pl/studia/erasmus.