4 th Erasmus Staff Training Week
JUst a Week
19-23 June 2017
It has become a tradition that every year the JU International Relations Office invites administrative officers from partner universities to discuss and foster new ideas on the development of international co-operation and other issues related to the international activities of universities. The event is directed to the staff of higher education institutions from the European Union as well as those from outside of Europe which participate in the KA103 and KA107 Erasmus+ Programme.
This year, on 19-23 June, JU hosted 26 representatives from 20 countries and 21 different universities during the Fourth Erasmus+ Staff Training Week ‘JUst a Week.’ On five days, the participants discussed and shared experiences on staff and student mobility, quality of EU and non-EU solutions for support services, welcome centres for international academics, emergency protocols and security systems related to academic environment as well as the organisation of job shadowing and staff weeks. The participants of the training week represented various higher education institutions – eleven from Europe: Hungary, Czechia, Bulgaria, Romania, Germany, Turkey, Italy, Great Britain, Finland, Belgium, Serbia and Estonia, as well as fifteen from non-European universities from India, Kenya, Russia, Ukraine, China, Japan, Mexico and South Africa, which have signed inter-institutional agreements on co-operation with JU within the Erasmus+ Programme KA107. Their sharing allowed us to compare and better understand the needs and demands of students and academics from partner countries visiting our university as well as our students and academics visiting their institutions.
The opening of ‘JUst a Week’ was held on 19 June 2017 at the Faculty of Law and Administration. The Jagiellonian University was represented by Prof. Adam Jelonek, Rector’s Proxy for Internationalization, and Dorota Maciejowska, Head of the International Relations Office.
Throughout the week, the guests of ‘JUst a Week’ had the opportunity to participate in numerous workshops and seminars conducted not only by JU staff but also by invited speakers from other universities such as the University of Helsinki, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Tartu University and the University of Łódz. There were also visits to the oldest and the newly constructed buildings of the Jagiellonian University. Thus our guests visited the 15th century Collegium Maius and the 21st century new campus as well as the Jagiellonian Library. They also had the possibility to experience the beauty and unique atmosphere of the city of Kraków. We took them to the Wawel Royal Castle and Kazimierz, the former Jewish district of Kraków. As part of the social programme they were invited to compete in small international teams during an International Pub Quiz – contest concerning the general knowledge of the world as well as Poland’s history and culture.
- JU Dr hab. Radoslaw Rybkowski - Entrepreneurial University
- JU Agnieszka Kołodziejska-Skrobek - Centre for Project Administrative Support
- JU Barbara Chmielowska - Welcome Centre
- University of Lodz Liliana Lato - University Diversity
- Ljiljana Siriški - University of Novi Sad
- Sebastian Horst - Presentation Welcome Centre RUB