The project "Welcome TULbox - Support of organizational skills and qualifications of the administration staff of Lodz University of Technology in the scope of servicing foreign students and academic staff" is implemented by the International Cooperation Centre of Lodz University of Technology in cooperation with the Library of TUL and Language Centre of TUL. Project is realised within the framework of the Welcome to Poland NAWA Programme, co-financed by the European Social Fund within the framework of the Operational Programme Knowledge Education Development.
The project concerns the organizational preparation of our university in the scope of providing services to foreign students and academic staff, through:
- increasing the competence of administrative staff in the field of interpersonal communication in an intercultural environment
- increasing access to necessary and practical information and documents for foreigners at the university (preparation of guides and leaflets, internal documents of the university in English)
- increasing and adjusting the resources of the Library of Lodz University of Technology for the needs of internationalisation: purchase of scientific and didactic books in English and French, as well as literature on customs and culture of the countries from which our guests come, but also preparation of e-learning courses in English facilitating the use of the library's resources by foreigners
- facilitation of acclimatization and development of language skills for foreigners studying at Lodz University of Technology through participation in Polish language compensatory classes organized by the Language Centre of Lodz University of Technology
The project will be implemented in the period from November 2018 to June 2020.
Projects implemented under the PROM programme
Lodz University of Technology implements projects under the PROM programme - International scholarship exchange of PhD candidates and academic staff.
The aim of the project is to increase international exchange of PhD students at TUL, improve quality and level of internationalization of third degree education as well as strengthen cooperation with foreign universities. Outgoing and incoming mobilities may be aimed at active participation in a conference, taking measurements, obtaining materials for a PhD thesis, participation in training etc.
In the 2018/2019 academic year the project offered co-financing of 66 mobilities, lasting from 5 to 30 days, including 33 departures of PhD students and academic staff members of TUL to foreign institutions and 33 arrivals of PhD students and academic staff members of foreign institutions at TUL. The project supported 62 PhD students and 4 academic staff members.
The project was implemented between 01.10.2018 and 30.09.2020.
In the 2019/2020 academic year TUL implements the next edition of the project this time offering co-financing of short-term mobilities for 80 PhD students, including 40 participants from overseas and 40 participants from TUL.
More information about the current edition of the project can be found on the website Promobility
Projects implemented under the NAWA Modern Foreign Promotion programme
The main aim of the project "TUL Study Camp - Promotion of the educational offer of Lodz University of Technology among the Polonia in Argentina and Brazil" was to elaborate and test new innovative methods of promotion of our university in Latin America. It involved organization of a 14-day visit to our university of a group of young people from families of Polish origin in Brazil and Argentina. The visit took the form of a summer school, during which the young participants had a possibility to get acquainted with the TUL study offer, Lódź and Łódź region. During educational workshops they also learned new educational methods used at TUL (i.e. design thinking) and they improved their skills in Polish language. As a result they prepared recommendations on how to promote the university in Brasil and Argentina. After they came back they became Ambassadors of Lodz University of Technology in their countries.
The project was implemented in the period from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019.
Go to the project website TUL Study Camp.
The direct objective of the "Ca roule avec TUL - Promotion of the educational offer of Lodz University of Technology in Morocco" project was to prepare and conduct a comprehensive promotional campaign of "Gestion et Technologie" study programme in Morocco. The campaign included a mobile bicycle advertisement of TUL in Marrakech and a meeting with potential candidates for studies. The project contributed to increasing recognition of the university brand in Morocco and also enabled the university to increase its potential to use modern tools to promote its teaching and scientific offer abroad. The experience gained will be used in subsequent promotional and information campaigns in other regions of the world.
The project was implemented from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019.
Go to the project website Ca roule avec TUL.
Academic mobility under the Education Program (EEA)
As part of the component II of the Education Programme - Mobility Projects in Higher Education - Lodz University of Technology implements an academic mobility project for students and staff members, in cooperation with selected partner universities from Iceland and Norway.
The project is implemented between 01/07/2020 and 30/09/2022.
The total value of the project is EUR 95,020.
The project is co-financed from the EEA funds.
More information about the project offer is available at Student Mobility and Staff Mobility.
Flipped Education at TUL - visit of an American specialist under Fulbright Program
Dr. Elizabeth Mauch from Bloomsburg University in the United States, a specialist with over twenty years of experience in the application of student oriented teaching methods, came at the invitation of the Centre for International Education to Lodz University of Technology
The visit was part of the Fulbright Specialist Program, co-financed by the Polish-American Fulbright Commission. The Program enables Polish institutions to establish cooperation with outstanding American specialists and jointly implement projects in Poland.
During her two-week stay, from May 20 to June 2, 2019, Dr. Mauch gave an open lecture on the model of flipped classroom - an integral part of the student-centred system - and held workshops and individual consultations with 66 academic teachers representing various fields of study at our university. During the classes, our staff were able to familiarise themselves with the practical aspects of flipped classroom teaching.
The results of the visit will be used in the process of implementing the flipped education model at our university starting from the academic year 2019/2020.