WUT and NAWA Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange have signed an Agreement with two ENHANCE Network Partners from Ukraine
On 20 December 2022, at the National Agency for Academic Cooperation (NAWA) headquarters, the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs of the Warsaw University of Technology, prof. Jan Słyk signed an agreement with the National Agency for Academic Cooperation. NAWA funding is dedicated to the development of academic cooperation with Ukrainian universities.
The funding could be received only by Polish universities cooperating in alliances of European universities within ‘European Universities Initiative’. These are international partnerships of universities that are intended to become the universities of the future, enabling students to combine their studies in several countries through innovative forms of education, and university staff to cooperate systemically with foreign partner universities. WUT will develop academic cooperation with National Technical University of Ukraine in Kyiv and Lviv Polytechnic National University, which are associated partners of the ENHANCE Alliance (ENHANCE Network Partners). In November 2022, ETH Zurich, Delft University of Technology and Gdańsk University of Technology joined ENHANCE.
The project proposal was prepared by the Centre for International Cooperation in collaboration with the faculties and the Foreign Language Centre at WUT. The project will be implemented in 2023, with a budget of 992 750 PLN. As part of the NAWA project, we are planning the participation of researchers and students from Lviv and Kyiv Technical Universities in study visits, internships, summer and winter schools, as well as conferences and language courses organised at Warsaw University of Technology, and the development of teaching materials with the participation of academic teachers from both Ukrainian technical universities.
“Warsaw University of Technology is carrying out many activities for the benefit of the Ukrainian community. After the outbreak of the war, we launched a special recruitment system to enable Ukrainian students to continue their studies at our University. We will also continue our cooperation with Ukrainian universities in the ENHANCE Alliance and in the NAWA project. “– said Prof. Jan Słyk.
The NAWA project is a follow-up of the ‘Solidarity with Ukraine’ programme, under which Warsaw University of Technology has allocated 530 000 PLN from NAWA to pay scholarships to 53 students.
The event was attended by Dr Tomasz Rzymkowski – Secretary of State at the Ministry of Education and Science, Dr Dawid Kostecki – Director of NAWA and vice-rectors of Warsaw universities which are members of ‘European Universities’ alliances: Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw School of Economics and Warsaw University of Life Sciences. Grzegorz Robak, Director of the Centre for International Cooperation, was also present.
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