IROs Forum at „Foreign students in Poland 2021” conference

The XV conference „Foreign students in Poland 2021” took place between 26th and 27th of April, 2021.

Within its frameworks this online event included 11 panel sessions with 40 speakers involved, as well as 2 special reports on internationalization and 2 gala awards: INTERSTUDENT 2021 – 11th edition of the competition for the best international student and STARS OF INTERNATIONALIZATION 2021 – 4TH edition of background award.

The conference organisers were: The Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (CRASP), Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences and “Perspektywy” Educational Foundation.

As every year, the IROs Forum representatives participated in this annual feast of higher education’s internationalization.

On the first day of the conference, during the joint session of IROs Forum and NAWA (Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange) related to challenges and good practises in the area of higher education’s internationalization, former IROs Forum President Mrs Dorota Maciejowska of Jagiellonian University (currently IROs Forum honorary member) and Mrs Katarzyna Baron-Lisiakiewicz – the Director of International Relations Office of Cracow University of Technology had an opportunity to present the conclusions of consultation workshops which took place in December 2020.

During the conference’s second day IROs Forum was represented by Mrs Ewa Kiszka – Head of the Department of Internationalization of Medical University of Gdańsk, who shared with the participants her experiences referring to virtual marketing in the area of foreigners’ recruitment process at the time of pandemic.

On the other hand IROs Forum President – Mrs Marta Foryś of AGH UST University of Science and Technology in Krakow was presenting new initiatives and actions initiated by IROs to support the internationalization of Polish higher education. She underlined the role of local networks of academical cooperation such as KUN Krakow Universities Network.

On behalf of IROs Forum we would like to thank the organizers sincerely for the invitation to join this spectacular event, whereas Mrs President Marta Foryś oraz IROs Forum members: Mrs Dorota Maciejowska, Mrs Katarzyna Baron-Lisiakiewicz and Mrs Ewa Kiszka for suitable representation and promotion of Our Network.

See you next year!