Kujawy and Pomorze University in Bydgoszcz

Erasmus Policy Statement 2021-2027

Erasmus Policy Statement of Kujawy and Pomorze University in Bydgoszcz 2021-2027 and ECHE 2021-2027 for Kujawy and Pomorze University in Bydgoszcz

Kujawy and Pomorze University in Bydgoszcz (KPU) was founded in 2000 and is one of the biggest non-public universities in Poland. Kujawy and Pomorze University in Bydgoszcz is a modern university, following the latest trend, but always loyal to the traditions. Therefore it keeps modernizing it’s structures and teaching methodology. Participation in the Erasmus + Programme supports this actionon many levels.

Currently we offer the following faculties:
Law, Pedagogy, Administration, Philology: English, Spanish, Russian and German, Geodesy and Cartography, Construction, Information Technology, Economics, Social Work, Finance and Accounting, Nursing.

Within this 20 years, the university has gained the reputation of solid and friendly for students thanks to the care for high quality of education. Our activities are performed in accordance with the priorities such as improving the quality and effectiveness of education and vocational training as a contribution to creating economically competitive and socially coherent European Community. In its principles the University is oriented to serving other people. We constantly broaden the scope of our didactic offer by introducing new fields of studies and specializations which are adapted to educational needs and the labor market forecasts. Taking into consideration the fact that education plays the crucial role in the creation of integrated society we strive to prevent discrimination and marginalization of the disadvantaged groups of the society.

To ensure highest quality of education and research level, KPU cooperates with institutions from entire world.KPU has been cooperating with many universities in Poland and several dozen abroad, eg. in Turkey, Ukraine, Russia, Bulgaria, Portugal, Lithuania, Latvia, Greece, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Italy, Portugal, France and others. Knowing how important the international environment is for the quality of education, KPU offers students a wide range of study programs conducted in English and promotes internationalization by recruiting foreign students and through exchange, mainly thanks to the Erasmus + Program. The cooperation with foreign universities and companies has become a source of opportunities for transfer of innovation facilitating modernization of the study programs. Participation in the program allows to share good practices not only with Partner Universities, other students and KPU employees but also with the local community. Thanks to the acquired experience, our lecturers can adapt their curricula to European and world standards, making it easier for students to start a professional career.

KPU attaches great importance to student mobility as international experience is an crucial condition of European high-quality education.Internationalization is among the strategic priorities in the development plans of our University. Internationalization is not only the exchange of experiences within the framework of agreements with foreign partners but also promotion of foreign language learning, introduction of international content into curricula, joint education programs with foreign universities and many other activities, through which education receives transnational dimension.

KPU places great emphasis on the quality of mobility and equal treatment of all students and employees. Each incoming student is registered in the KPU system for the exchange / study period and is treated the same, he has the same rights as all students. There are no tuition fees charged for students from the exchange. Students after completing mobility receive Transcript of Records, which contains all their learning achievements gained during the exchange. Study periods and student achievements under the Erasmus +Program, and not only, receive full academic recognition.

Being aware that not all of our students have the opportunity to go abroad, whether for personal, professional or financial reasons, KPU strives to provide such students with the opportunity of international experience. We focus mainly on organizing lectures with people from abroad, inviting foreign lecturers as well as personalities and experts to share knowledge and experience, organizing international conferences and events with guests from abroad and by internationalizing the environment, i.e. encouraging foreign students to study at KPU and employing foreign lecturers.

KPU constantly cooperates with universities and companies from around the world, focusing not only on EU countries, but also reaching further and developing cooperation with India and China and has plans to have extensive cooperation with other countries. The university's strategy for the coming years includes plans to expand cooperation with Western Europe and Asia. It is associated with a huge, constantly growing and noticeable interest in cooperation with KPU and Polish Universities in general from countries such as Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Lithuania, as well as India and China. In the case of Belarus, Russia, Lithuania or Ukraine cultural proximity, as well as the geographical designation is an important factor for mobility and cooperation.

Our lecturers and administrative staff are intensively encouraged to participate in the program. The experience gained during mobility develops not only their professional skills but also language skills and allows for personal development. During the exchange of academic staff, teachers conduct lectures, workshops, trainings, share their knowledge and experience, learn about the work of Partner Universities at all levels, improve teaching methods, but also participate in a series of meetings, lectures, workshops. Administrative employees take part in trainings and meetings that lead to raising their professional qualifications. The exchange of experiences with people in similar positions plays a key role in improving the quality of work at the University.

Fundamental aims of KPU international cooperation focus around:

  • modernization of the university structure based on the implementation of effective solutions;
  • continuous improvement of the education quality;
  • promotion of mobility as one of the most effective elements of professional development of staff and students;
  • increasing the mobility of students, teachers and administrative staff leading to the acquisition of knowledge, exchange of educational and professional experience;
  • development of intercultural dialogue, creation of strategic partnerships and networks, which facilitate the realization of advanced works and exchange of views on the issues essential to further development of higher education; improvement of foreign language skills of the students as well as academic and administrative staff;
  • development of joint studies programs delivered in English and enhancement of cooperation with neighboring and far countries, expanding the educational offer for international students;
  • increasing the level of education through the exchange of experiences;

We aim to constantly improve the quality and effectiveness of education systems and their adjustment to occupational needs.

One of the principles of the University mission is development of intercultural dialogue. Frequently we organize intercultural events which strengthen dialogue and creation of multicultural yet integrated society model. Annual international conference “One World – Many Cultures” creates a possibility to find new common areas of understanding and to realize dialogue between people and religions. The International Open Scientific Days are another our annual initiative for presenting the cultural diversity and encouraging desire for knowledge. All this is in the priorities and goals of our university. The richness of cultures that KPU students can experience thanks to the presence of international characters influences their personal development and opens them to new experiences, broadens horizons and encourages participation in new projects and mobility as well as further activities.

 

 

Kujawsko-Pomorska Szkoła Wyższa w Bydgoszczy

ul. Toruńska 55-57, 85-023 Bydgoszcz
  52 321 11 88
  rektorat@kpsw.edu.pl