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TRANSFORM4EUROPE

EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY

Joint degree programmes, international research cooperation, open laboratories, visits abroad and meetings of the University employees, students and doctoral students – such are the possibilities provided by the prestigious European University – the Transform4Europealliance, the member of which is the University of Silesia in Katowice.

Check why it is worth taking part in our initiatives.

 


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Uczestnicy spotkania zwiedzają miasto

T4EU mobility in practice
that is European University students’ and employees’ visits. From the left:
Representatives of the University of Silesia in Katowice | photo: UŚ materials,
Representatives of the University in Kaunas | photo: Indrė Baltakytė
and Representatives of the University in Alicante | photo: UŚ materials

PROJECT LEADER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SILESIA IN KATOWICE

MAŁGORZATA MYŚLIWIEC, PhD, Assoc. Prof.

prof. Małgorzata Myśliwiec
photo: Małgorzata Dymowska

The greatest challenges connected with initiating international cooperation in Europe arise from the fact that we have different languages and cultures, as well as different styles of work. Together with six other universities, we have created the European University Transform4Europe, to learn more about each other. Our cooperation includes a joint creation of over 100. 000 students and almost 20. 000 employees

Apart from our scientific and didactic aims, we also share a number of civilization challenges. None of us expected that such terrible conflict would occur close to our border. Now we need to show the unity of Europe even more. Our reaction to this event was immediate, and what is worth mentioning jointly and severally. At the moment, discussions concerning supporting Ukrainian universities by making them partners of T4EU alliance and other alliances are taking place. In my opinion, it is one of the examples of European values, showing the T4EU identity.

Małgorzata Myśliwiec, PhD, Assoc. Prof.– Polish political scientist, researcher of political systems, regional parties’ problems and etnoregional parties in present-day Europe, and political processes in the Upper Silesia. A fan of Silesian and Spanish culture. Transform4Europe leader at the University of Silesia in Katowice.

prof. Małgorzata Myśliwiec
photo: Małgorzata Dymowska

TRANSFORM4EUROPE OFFICE

MAŁGORZATA SĘK

Małgorzata Sęk
photo: Małgorzata Dymowska

AGNIESZKA KWAŚNIAK

Agnieszka Kwaśniak
photo: Małgorzata Dymowska

Working in the Transform4Europe project is a big challenge mainly due to the realization of tasks not only in the multidimensional University reality but also in the international and culturally diverse environment.

Since the project has many aspects, thanks to teamwork, the experts’ support and the commitment of academics and non-academic employees of the University are crucial to realize particular tasks and reach the milestones defined in the project.

Overcoming communication and organizational difficulties are rewarded by the satisfaction we have from being a part of this ambitious and, still rather pioneering undertaking, the effects of which shall bring many profits to the academic community – in terms of knowledge and skills, as well as experiences.

Małgorzata Sęk – Management graduate at the University of Economics in Katowice and the Academy of Physical Education in Katowice. As a part of Transfrom4Europe, she participates in the teams realizing tasks concerning education quality, mobility strategy and communication.

Agnieszka Kwaśniak – graduate of English Studies at the University of Silesia in Katowice and of International Relations in the Lodz International Studies Academy. As a part of the Transform4Europe project, she is responsible for the realization of tasks within the scope of the Alliance’s joint educational offer, intelligent transformation and the multilingual campus.

CHAIR OF THE STUDENT COUNCIL

EMILIE SZWAJNOCH

Emilie Szwajnoch
photo: Ewelina Orzeł

The possibilities provided by our cooperation in the Transform4Europe project are already significant. They include not only establishing new contacts but also exchange of knowledge and experiences. Getting back to travelling, stopped by the Coronavirus pandemic, finally allows us to meet each other in person, and the initiatives, planned as a part of the Alliance will include a growing number of people.

For example, in May 2022, as a part of the Transform4Europe Week, students, doctoral students and employees of the seven universities of the Alliance could meet in Katowice. It was a chance to initiate research cooperation, extend joint didactic activities and create a network of European contacts. In the coming years, such an event will be organized at all of the seven universities, which means that the scale of experiences and knowledge will grow.
I am looking forward to starting the next joint initiatives. I am grateful that, as a doctoral student, I can be a part of this project.

Emilie Szwajnoch Szwajnoch – a PhD student in political science and public administration of the Doctoral School at the University of Silesia in Katowice. Her research interests lie in the domestic politics of China, in particular, the security policy. She is a member of the University Council of the PhD Student Government at the University of Silesia and a Vice-Chair of the Transform4Europe Student Council.

Zdjęcie grupowe
The voice of students and doctoral students is very important in the Transform4Europe alliance. In the photograph: participants of the Forum of Universities for the Future of Europe in Paris. The T4EU alliance is represented by Emilie Szwajnoch. | photo:Le ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation (MESRI)

Emilie Szwajnoch
photo: Ewelina Orzeł

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