Central European International Week
Last Monday, for the second time in a row, the University of Opole witnessed the official opening of the Central European International Week, which has become a great opportunity to establish new contacts and build up cooperation with international institutions. It was our pleasure to welcome guests from partner-universities worldwide, namely Afghanistan, Armenia, Bosnia, Denmark, Georgia, Germany, Indonesia, Kirgizstan, Romania, Turkey, and Ukraine, whom we offered an opportunity to attend a plethora of events, workshops, and meetings.
The schedule was rather heavy, but we hope each and every participant could make the most of it. Tuesday was marked by the conference Shortage Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Deficiencies in Social, Cultural, and Natural Contexts divided into 4 panels, where 13 papers were presented.
The University staff members: Halina Palmer-Piestrak, MA, Dr Michał Wanke, Prof. Katarzyna Molek-Kozakowska, Prof. Robert Geisler, and Dr Marzanna Pogorzelska shared their expertise on such much-in-demand issues as discrimination in academic environment, the world of Erasmus credit mobility, peculiarities of designing study programmes for foreign students, transnational entrepreneurship, and elements of successful academic publications.
The Senate Hall, where the Contact Seminar was held on Wednesday, with its aura of informality and friendliness, encouraged our partners, UO staff members and students to present their universities, make new acquaintances and exchange ideas and experiences.
The week was not only about work. We could not but let our guests enjoy Opole having invited them to learn, among other things, why Opole is called the Capital of Polish Song, and who built the Castle in Moszna.
The Central European Week by The University of Opole was organized under the auspices of the Vice-Rector for Research and Finance, Prof Janusz Słodczyk. Organizing committee: prof. dr hab. Robert Geisler/Institute of Sociology, Dr. Michał Wanke, Office for International Study Programmes/Institute of Sociology, Halina Palmer-Piestrak, MA, Erasmus Office, Oksana Smolnikova, MA, Office for International Study Programmes.