The rectors of seven universities forming Transform4Europe European University met on 30 November 2020 to talk about the implementation of the most important goals of the project. The event was an opportunity to present the individual universities, as well as to discuss subjects such as innovative education, research excellence, and most important challenges. The rectors also exchanged comments on the new opportunities provided by international cooperation in the context of modern education and strengthening the research potential of European University on the international arena.
The meeting, which was held remotely, was also attended by vice-rectors as well as project managers and coordinators representing particular universities. During the afternoon discussion panels, the participants talked e.g. about the best methods to communicate the idea of the project, taking into consideration the needs of different groups of recipients, including students, doctoral students and employees of universities, as well as broadly understood environment – at the regional, national and global level.
The University of Silesia in Katowice was represented by Prof. Ryszard Koziołek, Rector of the University of Silesia, Assoc. Prof. Tomasz Pietrzykowski, Professor of the University of Silesia, Vice-Rector for Domestic and International Cooperation, Assoc. Prof. Małgorzata Myśliwiec, Professor of the University of Silesia, Project Manager on the part of the University of Silesia, and Magdalena Szczepocka, T4E Office Manager.
European Universities is an initiative of European Commission intended to strengthen academic exchange, research potential and international competitiveness of European universities. The University of Silesia in Katowice, together with six other universities, carries out the project called „Transform4Europe – T4E: The European University for Knowledge Entrepreneurs” (T4E).