Meeting of the IROs Forum President with the Coventry University and the British Council Poland

On the 4th of July at the Jagiellonian University there was a meeting with the representative of the British Council Poland, Katarzyna Szczepaniak, Business Development Director at the Coventry University’s International Center for Transformational Entrepreneurship, Lilian Biglou and Dr Joan Lockyer from the Coventry University with Halina Czubała from the Jagiellonian University Careers Service, Head of the Section of the JU International Relations Office Dr Izabela Zawiska and Head of the JU International Relations Office and the President of the IROs Forum Dorota Maciejowska.

The discussion at the meeting was about students’ perspectives on the modern labour market and whether the graduates are adequately prepared for the challenges of the 21st century.

Together with our British partners, we decided to organize workshops for the main Polish universities associated with the IROs Forum. Workshops will take place next year.

pict. Izabela Krajewska,UJ IRO. From the left: Director of Education Dr Joan Lockyer, Head of IRO UJ and the IROs Forum President Dorota Maciejowska,Business Development Director at the Coventry University’s International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship Liliana Biglou , Head of the Section of JU IRO Dr Izabela Zawiska, JU Careers Service Halina Czubała, British Council Poland  Katarzyna Szczepaniak.

pict. Izabela Krajewska, DWM UJ. Director of Education Dr Joan Lockyer, Head of IRO UJ and the IROs Forum President Dorota Maciejowska, JU Careers Service Halina Czubała
pict. Izabela Krajewska, JU IRO.  Director of Education Dr Joan Lockyer, Head of IRO UJ and the IROs Forum President Dorota Maciejowska
pict. Izabela Krajewska, JU IRO.  Director of Education Dr Joan Lockyer, Head of IRO UJ and the IROs Forum President Dorota Maciejowska
pict. Izabela Krajewska, JU IRO.  Head of the Section of JU IRO Dr Izabela Zawiska
pict. Izabela Krajewska, UJ IRO. Business Development Director at the Coventry University’s International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship Lilian Biglou
pict. Izabela Krajewska, UJ IRO. Director of Education Dr Joan Lockyer i Head of IRO UJ and the IROs Forum President Dorota Maciejowska
pict. Izabela Krajewska,  UJ IRO. Business Development Director at the Coventry University’s International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship Lilian Biglou
pict. Izabela Krajewska, DWM UJ. Director of Education Dr Joan Lockyer i Head of IRO UJ and the IROs Forum President Dorota Maciejowska
pict. Izabela Krajewska, UJ IRO. JU Careers Service Halina Czubała, British Council Polska Katarzyna Szczepaniak, Business Development Director at the Coventry University’s International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship  Liliana Biglou,  Head of the Section of JU IRO Dr Izabela Zawiska
pict. Izabela Krajewska, UJ IRO. Head of IRO UJ and the IROs Forum President Dorota Maciejowska. JU Careers Service Halina Czubała, British Council Polska Katarzyna Szczepaniak
pict. Izabela Krajewska, JU IRO.  Head of the Section of JU IRO Dr Izabela Zawiska
pict. Izabela Krajewska, JU IRO. JU Careers Service Halina Czubała, British Council Polska Katarzyna Szczepaniak
pict. Izabela Krajewska, JU IRO. Director of Education Dr Joan Lockyer i Head of IRO UJ and the IROs Forum President Dorota Maciejowska
pict. Izabela Krajewska, JU IRO. British Council Polska Katarzyna Szczepaniak, Business Development Director at the Coventry University’s International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship  Liliana Biglou
pict. Izabela Krajewska, JU IRO. Head of IRO UJ and the IROs Forum President Dorota Maciejowska
pict. Izabela Krajewska, JU IRO. Head of IRO UJ and the IROs Forum President Dorota Maciejowska
pict. Izabela Krajewska, JU IRO.  Head of the Section of JU IRO Dr Izabela Zawiska

 pict. Izabela Krajewska, JU IRO. Director of Education Dr Joan Lockyeread, Head of the Section of JU IRO Dr Izabela Zawiska

Meeting between representatives of institutions associated with IROs Forum and FRSE (Foundation for the Development of the Education System).

Meeting between representatives of institutions associated with IROs Forum and FRSE (Foundation for the Development of the Education System).

On the 29th of May, 2019 at the headquarter of FRSE in Warsaw, a meeting was held with representatives of universities associated with IROs Forum and FRSE.

The aim of the meeting was to exchange opinions on the inevitable digitization of mobility management in Erasmus + program presented at the conference on the 28th of May, 2019 by a representative of the European Commission.

In addition, it was discussed how the universities associated with IROs Forum will prepare for digitization of mobility, and how other universities can ultimately benefit from the IROs Forum experience.

The reasons for a small interest in projects such as “Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education” and falling interest of Erasmus + program were analysed.  Partners were searching for solutions that could heal the situation.

What is more, views on the legitimacy of increasing the monthly scholarships for students in 2020 to maximum rates and preparation for the Erasmus program 2021-2027 were exchanged.

Last but not least discussion was about  the assumptions of  IROs Forum activities for the years 2019-2020 in order to define the initiatives that IROs Forum can undertake in cooperation with FRSE.

IROs Forum meeting

On the 12th and the 13th of September at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków there will be a meeting of IROs Forum. Members of this network will meet to share their opinions and discuss the plans for the future.

This time Dominika Janik-Hornik will be our special guest. She will present “What Design Designing can do for the integration of migrants and refugees”.

Election of the Council Chair

During the last Forum Council meeting in Gliwice on 3 and 4 December a new IROs Forum Council Chair was elected for 2016: Ms Agata Wójcik, Head of International Relations Office of the University of Silesia in Katowice.