Gdańsk 21-22 January 2016


International Students in Poland 2016 Conference

CRASP, MUG, City Hall of Gdansk, PERSPEKTYWY Education Foundation

Auditorium Primum, Atheneum Gedanense Novum building
Medical University of Gdansk (MUG)
Gdańsk, Al. Zwycięstwa 41-42


Wednesday - 20 January 2016

13:00 - 17:30
Special Event

Seminar: Working with Agents - in English (for higher education institutions participating in the "Study in Poland" programme).

Venue: Hotel Mercure, ul. Jana Heweliusza 22, Gdańsk

The seminar, through presented research, best practice and discussions will help in better understanding of the role agents play in the global context. The specifics issues related to the choice and appointment of agents, legal issues and financial considerations as well as how to manage relations with agents will be discussed.

15:00 - 19:00

venue: Hotel Mercure, ul. Jana Heweliusza 22, Gdańsk

19:00 - 21:00

Welcome reception
venue: Hotel Mercure, ul. Jana Heweliusza 22, Gdańsk

Thursday - 21 January 2016

08:30 - 09:30

venue: Gedanense Novum building, GUMed, Al. Zwycięstwa 41-42, Gdansk

09:30 - 09:45

Opening and Welcome Address

  • Prof. dr hab. Janusz Moryś, rector, Medical University of Gdansk
  • Prof. dr hab. Wiesław Banyś, president, Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (CRASP), rector, Silesian University, board member, European University Association (EUA)
  • Paweł Adamowicz, president of the City of Gdansk
  • Waldemar Siwiński, president of Perspektywy Education Foundation
09:45 - 10:10

Guest Speaker

  • Representative of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (tbc)
10:10 - 11:30

Plenary Session I

Key Issues of Internationalisation of Polish Higher Education Institutions in 2016.

During the session the representatives of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (CRASP) will discuss key problems in internationalising higher education in Poland. These include the demographic context and its impact on internationalisation of higher education. CRASP will also present its main international activities, especially in Latin America.

Chair: Prof. dr hab. Włodzimierz Nykiel, chair of CRASP Commission on International Cooperation , rector of University of Łódź

11:30 - 12:00

Coffee Break

12:00 - 13:30

Plenary Session II

How to Promote Polish Higher Education Abroad – New Generation Marketing

Raising the level of internationalisation of higher education demand the use of proven methods and techniques in international promotion. During this session the speakers, including international experts will present new approaches to marketing based on the extensive use of the online tools and social media. University brand building and rebranding will also be discussed.

Chair: Dr Bianka Siwińska, managing director, PERSPEKTYWY Education Foundation, board member, Academic Cooperation Association (ACA)

13:30 - 14:45


14:45 - 16:15

Plenary Session III

Internationalisation – How do We Do It in Gdansk

Representatives of higher education institutions and of Gdansk city hall will share their experience in internationalisation of teaching and research. The audience will hear about best "Study in Gdansk” practices from representatives of University of Gdansk, Gdansk University of Technology, Medical University of Gdansk and the City of Gdansk.

Chair: Prof. dr hab. Janusz Moryś, rector of MUG, chair of the Pomeranian Rectors’ Council

16:15 - 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 - 18:00

Plenary Session IV

International Student Recruitment – Key Markets, New Initiatives

The session will focus on the prospective markets for Polish HEIs and their special characteristics. The speakers will analyse China’s market and the chances for the Polish HEIs related to the Silk Road initiative, Turkey as well as Poland’s eastern neighbours. Recruitment agencies and their notable role in international higher education will be in focus.

Chair: Prof. dr hab. inż. Marek Tukiendorf, of Opole University of Technology

19:30 - 22:00

Gala Dinner and INTERSTUDENT Awards for the best international student in Poland 2015
venue: European Solidarity Centre, Plac Solidarności 1, Gdansk

Friday - 22 January 2016

09:30 - 11:00

Plenary Session V

Internationalisation in Practice at Polish HEIs

Examples of best and new practice in the internationalisation in Poland deserve a special session. Persons presenting these examples are active in internationalisation on the operational level and come from such important organizations as IRO's Forum and PRom.

Chair: Ewa Kiszka, manager of Office of International Relations, Promotion & Development Projects, MUG

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:00

Guest Speaker

  • Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland (tbc)
12:00 - 13:30

Plenary Session VI

Partners in Internationalisation – the Strength of Synergy

Several Polish institutions support internationalisation of higher education. The representatives of Bureau For Academic Recognition And International Exchange, National Contact Point „Horizon 2020”, the Centre for the Development of Polish Education Abroad (ORPEG), the Polish Border Guard, as well as the Office for Repatriation and Aliens will discuss their activities.

Chair: Prof. dr hab. Andrzej Tretyn, rector of Nikolaus Copernicus University (tbc)

13:30 - 14:00

Final Session

Challenges in the Process of Internationalisation of the Polish Higher Education in the Changing European and Global Landscape.

  • Prof. dr hab. Wiesław Banyś
  • Prof. dr hab. Janusz Moryś
  • Waldemar Siwiński
14:00 - 15:00

Farewell lunch