Bilateral Cooperation

India

Since 2009, the Institute of International Relations has been cooperating with several renowned research centres and universities in India. The cooperation was tightened especially after the Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies (CCIRS) began functioning at the IIR. For more information visit CCIRS IIR website: www.ccirs.ism.uw.edu.pl.

IIR cooperate with more than 15 universities and institutes in India. Institute organized with Indian partners over 40 international conferences and seminars.

From 2012 students can take part in student exchange program and visit for one semester one of Indian universities.

In 2012 Institute in cooperation with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland and University of Calcutta and Manipal University set up Polish and central European Study Centres in Kolkata and Manipal.

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PARTNERS (UNIVERSITIES AND THINK-TANKS IN INDIA)

  • New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University, Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), Institute of Economic Growth, the University of Delhi, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), Developing Countries Research Studies, University of Delhi, Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi
  • Kolkata: University of Calcutta (Institute of Foreign Policy Studies)
  • Mumbai: TATA Institute of Social Science, SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, University of Mumbai, Gateway House
  • Hyderabad: University of Hyderabad
  • Trivandrum: Centre for Development Studies; University of Kerala
  • Chennai: Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • Bangalore: Institute for Social and Economic Change
  • Manipal: Manipal University
  • Pune: University of Pune, Fergusson College
  • Sharda University

CENTRES FOR POLISH AND CENTRAL EUR. STUDIES IN KOLKATA AND MANIPAL

The Institute of International Relations of the University of Warsaw (IIR UW), the Centre for Europe at the University of Warsaw (CE UW) and the Polish Association for International Studies (PAIS), in cooperation with the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, have established the Centres for Polish and Central European Studies at the Manipal University and the University of Calcutta.

As part of the joint project of the IIR UW, the CE UW, the PAIS and their Indian partners (the Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal University, and the Institute of Foreign Policy Studies, University of Calcutta), from the academic year 2013/2014 these two Indian universities will open courses devoted to the subject of economic transformation, foreign policy and security of Poland and international relations in Central Europe. The courses will be conducted by Polish researchers. Moreover, the project partners will organize joint seminars and conferences concerning the relations between Poland and India, including economic and cultural cooperation. The aim of the Centres is to promote Poland and to create a platform of cooperation for Polish and Indian researchers, entrepreneurs and students. The project is supported by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Polish Embassy in India and the Polish Institute in New Delhi.

EU FUNDED PROJECT WITH INDIAN PARTNERS

• Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies (Programme: EU India Action Plan Suport Facility, ASIE/2009/215-062; Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies). The value of the grant is 270 000 euro. The Institute is leader and main coordinator of the project
• IIR UW is a part of research consortium won the prestigious EU grant under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7). The implementation of the project (No. 295060) entitled the India-EU Joint House for Science and Innovation began on 1 February 2012. The value of the grant is 519 000 euro
• Since July 2012 Institute of International Relations and Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies IIR University of Warsaw is a part of Indo-European research consortium which won grant in Programme: Erasmus Mundus (Sub-Programme: Erasmus Mundus Partnerships in Action 2, Strand 1). Project title: Interdisciplinary Bridgies in Indo-European Studies (IBIES). Coordinators of the project are: Aarhus University from Denmark and IIT Madras, India
More about projects: https://www.ism.uw.edu.pl/centre-for-contemporary-india-research-and-studies-iir/

CONFERENCES, SEMINARS AND RESEARCH VISITS

In years 2010 – 2013, the Institute of International Relations together with its partners from India and Europe organized than 15 international conferences, 25 seminars and 20 lectures devoted to India-related issues.

  • March 2013, Dr Jakub Zajączkowski presented paper External Powers in Indian Ocean region during conference External Concerns and Involvement in South Asia in the post Cold War Period, organized by University of Calcutta
  • 2012, December, Prof. Sharma is a Fellow at Developing Countries Research Centre, University of Delhi. He came to Institute of International Relations for six months under the Erasmus Mundus Program (EMEA Lot 12). For further details please see cv. He gave lectures on: North and South in IR, Global Political Economy and the North-South Relations, Research Methodology for Studying/Researching Politics and Business in India, Climate Change and the Developing Countries.
  • On November 26th of 2012 a conference “Development and Democracy in Asia: Quest for New Economic Order”, organized by the Center for Contemporary India Research and Studies and the HumanDOC Foundation, took place in the Old University Library Building of University of Warsaw.
  • On October 23rd 2012, Institute of International Relations organized international seminar: India-Pakistan relations at the turn of XXI Century. Implications for security and development of South Asia. In seminar took part: dr Ashwani Sharma (University of Delhi, India), dr Karan Thagunna (Universityof Kathmandu, Nepal), Mr Muhammad Awan (University of Karachi, Pakistan). Opening remarks were given by Dr Bogusław Zaleski who was also chairperson during the seminar.
  • 2012, October, Mr Saurabh Kumar (CV), journalist and scholar, gave lectures: Regionalism in South Asia – Indian perspective, Security in South Asia – Indian approach, Role of Media in contemporary India, Conflicts in Asia, Naxalites In India
  • Study visit to India 9-17 September 2012
    From 9th till 17th September delegation from Institute of International Relations and Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies IIR University of Warsaw: dr Hanna Schreiber and dr Boguslaw Zaleski visited India. During their stay they visited six universities, took part in conferenes, seminars and discussion panels. For details of research visit please visit website of the Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies IIR (more..).
  • Study visit to India 5-29 August 2012
    From 5th till 29th August delegation from Institute of International Relations and Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies IIR University of Warsaw: dr Karina Jędrzejowska, dr Bogusław Lackoroński and Aleksandra Jaskólska, visited India. During their stay they visited more than ten universities, took part in conferences, seminars and gave lectures. For details of research visit please visit website of the Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies IIR (more..).
  • 1 June 2012, joint conference organized in cooperation with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in New Delhi and Global College International (Kathmandu): India and the European Union in International Relations – New Challenges, Old Problems? in Warsaw.
  • On 31 May 2012, in the Institute of International Relations was held a lecture: Indian Financial Market given by Dr. Rahul Singh, Associate Professor in Emerging Market and Sustainability. Rahul is engaged in teaching and research in areas of Emerging Market, Sustainability, Financial Inclusion. He has been at Indian Institute of Finance and Devi Ahilya University before Birla Institute of Management Technology.
  • May 2012., Lecture given by Professor Rajendra K. Jain, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Lecture was focusing on: India – emerging Power. Implications for EU.
  • 1-2 March 2012, joint seminar organized in cooperation with Centre for European Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University: India and the European Union in a Changing World: Perceptions and Perspectives in New Delhi
  • 13-14 February 2012, joint seminar organized in cooperation with Institute of Foreign Policy Studies, University of Calcutta, Global College International (Kathmandu), Embassy of the Republic of Poland in India: Analysing the Rise of India and China: Domestic, Regional and Global Implications in Kolkata
  • 27-30 April 2011, joint conference organized in cooperation with Centre for European Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Embassy of the Republic of Poland in India: India in International Relations: European and Indian perspectives in New Delhi
  • 16-17 December 2011, conference co-organized with representatives of international consortium (more than 30 partners from Europe, India and Nepal): India in International Relations – Regional and Global Dimensions in Warsaw
  • 2-4 November 2011, joint conference organized in cooperation with University of Hyderabad: India: Emerging Economic Power – Quest for EU and World Economic Order” in Hyderabad
  • 18-21 November 2010, conference co-organized with representatives of international consortium (more than 30 partners from Europe, India and Nepal): Research and Studies in Contemporary India – methodological perspectives in Warsaw
  • 11-14 April 2010, conference co-organized with representatives of international consortium (more than 30 partners from Europe, India and Nepal): India – EU: A challenging partnership in a changing world in Warsaw
  • 13 January 2011, joint seminar organized in cooperation with Centre for European Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University: India and Poland in the context of EU global aspirations in New Delhi

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EXCHANGE STUDENTS

From 2012 students can take part in student exchange program and visit for one semester one of Indian universities with which IIR signed Memorandum of Understanding. Presentation of the partners below:

  • In academic year 2012/2013 nearly 40 students will take part in exchange program to Indian universities.
  • Exchange program include BA, MA and PhD students
  • Partners:

    Presentation about exchange download

    Details about students exchange: International Exchange Programmes – Outgoing Students

    RESEARCH COOPERATION FOR YOUNG SCHOLARS

    CCIRS IIR offers also program of exchange for PhD Students:

    •  Aleksandra Jaskólska in 2011 went as visiting fellow to Institute of Foreign Policy Studies, Univeristy of Calcutta
    • From August to October 2013 Marta Zdzieborska (PhD Candidate) was visiting Institute of Foreign Policy Studies, Univeristy of Calcutta
    • Four students from IIR (Krzysztof Antosik, Dominika Gmerek, Maciej Michałek and Agnieszka Rostkowska) spent almost a month (From the 13th of January to the 9th of February 2012) making a research and consulting with experts in India on: Security, Democracy The cases of microfinancing programs in West Bengal and Kerala states One of the result of the project University of Calcutta published volume: Issues And Perspectives In The Securitisation Process : Perception From India And Europe. The papers that were published by the participants of this project are the record of a presentation given on 19th January 2012 in Calcutta, during  an international conference organized by the Institute of Foreign Policy Studies of University of Calcutta.

    COORDINATOR

    Coordinators of the cooperation between the Institute of International Relations and Indian Institutions of Higher Education:

Nepal

The Institute of International Relations has been cooperating with Nepali scholars and institutions of higher education since 2009. Cooperation is multi-dimensional: research, students exchange, scholars exchange, EU projects.

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PARTNERS

  • Global College International, Kathmandu
  • Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu
  • Pokhara University, Lekhnath Municipality

JOINT MA AND BA PROGRAMMES IN IR WITH KATHMANDU, NEPAL

IIR is jointly running MA and BA Programmes in International, Relations with Global College International in Kathmandu, Nepal where students pursue first year courses in Nepal and complete the remaining courses in Warsaw and obtain MA and BA diploma in IR of University of Warsaw.

CONFERENCES, SEMINARS AND RESEARCH VISITS

  • Dr Bogusław Zaleski and dr Karina Jędrzejowska paid research visit in Kathmandu in January 2013. They had lectures about Transformation in Central Europe and Euro Crises for students of Global College International and University of Tribhuvan. They discussed also about joint MA Programme.
  • Nar Bahadur Bista, Global College of Management, gave lectures in December 2012 on Public Debt Sustainability in Developing Countries. Lectures was for students who attend course Methodology in India Business and Politics.
  • Professor Karan S. Thagunna (University of Kathmandu, School of Management) had guest lectures in November and December 2012 and in January 2013.  Lectures focused on contemporary Nepal’s business environment and its economy.
  • October, 2012. Dr Manish Thapa (Global College International and University of Tribhuvan) had lectures on Security Complex in Nepal and South Asia.
  • 29 March 2012, joint conference organized in cooperation with Global College International on: Higher Education Policy in Developing Countries: A Lesson from Polish & Indian Experience, in Kathmandu
  • 1 June 2012, joint conference organized in cooperation with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in New Delhi and Global College International: India and the European Union in International Relations – New Challenges, Old Problems? in Warsaw.
  • 13-14 February 2012, joint seminar organized in cooperation with Institute of Foreign Policy Studies, University of Calcutta, Global College International (Kathmandu), Embassy of the Republic of Poland in India: Analysing the Rise of India and China: Domestic, Regional and Global Implication,in Calcutta
  • In years 2010 – 2012, Global College International and Tribhuvan University (the Department of Conflict, Peace and Development Studies) organized several joint seminars and lectures in Poland and Nepal. Since 2010, within the framework of the Eramsus Mundus Programme two students from Tribhuvan University attended the GPIR Programme and two – the PhD Programme.

RESEARCH COOPERATION

  • From March 27th to April 2nd 2012, the Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations of the University of Warsaw, Prof. Włodzimierz Lengauer, and representatives of the Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies (CCIRS) at the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw, Dr Jakub Zajączkowski and Dr Bogusław Zaleski, paid a visit to Kathmandu.

On 29 March 2012, conference on Higher Education Policy in Developing Countries: A Lesson from Polish & Indian Experience. Prof. Włodzimierz Lengauer and Dr. Bogusław Zaleski presented University of Warsaw and gave comments on System of Higher Education in Poland. In conference also took part:

  • Khagendra Ojha – Director of IPRD
  • Dr. Manish Thapa – GCI
  • Prof. Rajendra K. Jain, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • representatives of Nepalese Government
  • representatives of Ministry of Education and University Grant Commission
  • authorities from Higher Education Institutions (Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu University, Western University, Apeejay School of Management)

At the end of the conference Memorandum of Understanding between University of Warsaw and Global Collage International for initiation of Joint Masters Program in International Relations was signed. In conference participated more than 300 people.

In accordance with the MoU agreed upon by the two institutes, Global College International since fall 2013 is going to launch the MA Programme in International Relations in association with the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw. Students will pursue their first year of studies at Global College International in Nepal while the second one at the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw, Poland. Further information about Global College International is available at:  www.gci.edu.np

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Delegation from University of Warsaw also met with VC of Pokhara University, Prof. Khagendra Prasad Bhattarai. MoU between UW and Pokhara Univeristy was singed already one year ago. Prof Lengauer and prof. Bhattarai discussed possibilities of program of exchange for scholars, students and about common research project.

  • Study visit of Nepali scholars (July 2012): dr Tilak Rawal, the chairman of Global College Management, VC of Pokhara University, and dr Manish Thapa visited Institute and University of Warsaw in July 2012. They met with Prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak, Vice rector of University of Warsaw and Prof. Janusz Adamowski, Dean of Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, and Prof. Edward Haliżak, director of the Institute.
  • Study visit of scholars from Nepal (March 2011); the delegation from Global College International and Pokhara University visited the University of Warsaw,
    • Prof. Dr. Keshar Jung Baral, Vice Chancellor of Pokhara University
    • Prof. Dr. Deepak B. Bhandari, Dean of Pokhara University
    • Prof. Manish Thapa, Director of Global College International, Tribhuvan University
    • Mr. Nar B. Bista, Director of Global College International
    • Mr. Gangadhar Dahal, Director of Global College International
    • Mr. Khagendra P. Ojha, Chairman of Global College International

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw and Global College International, Nepal. The MoU has enabled the staff and student exchanges between the two institutions. Global College International, located at Kathmandu, Nepal is a registered Cambridge International Examination Centre of the University of Cambridge. Global College provides a wide range of world-class quality international academic programmes in management, economics and social sciences. The Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw signed also MoU with Pokhara University and in near future MoU with Tribhuvan University will be signed.

EXCHANGE STUDENTS

In academic year 2012/2013 nearly 5 students will take part in exchange program to Nepali universities.

Students go for one semester or one year to:

Presentation about exchange download

Details about students exchange: International Exchange Programmes – Outgoing Students

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COORDINATORS

Coordinators of the cooperation between the Institute of International Relations and Nepali Institutions of Higher Education:

China

The Institute of International Relations has been cooperating with Chinese scholars and institutions of higher education since several years.

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PARTNERS

  • Tsinghua University, Beijing
  • Xiamen University
  • Peking University
  • Fudan University
  • Zheijang University

CONFERENCES, SEMINARS AND RESEARCH VISITS

  • Between 18 June and 15 July 2013, Dr Jakub Zajączkowski paid a study visit to China under the Erasmus Mundus programme. During the visit, Dr Zajączkowski gave the following lectures at the Tsinghua University (Department of International Relations) and Xiamen University (School of International Studies): ‘UE–Asia’, ‘UE–China’ and ‘Security system in Asia’. Dr Zajączkowski visited and met with scholars from following universities:

– Peking University (School of International Studies);
– Renmin University (School of International Studies);
– Beijing Normal University (School of International Relations)
– Tsinghua University (Department of International Relations)
– Fudan University (School of International Relations and Public Affairs)
– Xiamen University (School of Humanities and School of International Studies);
– Zheijiang University (Department of Political Science);
– Nankai University (Zhou Enlai School of Government).

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At the meetings with the Chinese researchers, Dr Zajączkowski presented the scientific activity of the IIR and talked about the scientific and student exchange. It was agreed that already this year, the IIR will conclude new agreements with the Fudan University, the Zheijiang University and the Renmin University. From February 2014 on, the students of the IIR will have the opportunity to go to these universities under student exchange programmes. Furthermore, the IIR will sign agreements on scientific cooperation with the Nankai University and the Beijing Normal University. During his visit to China, Dr Zajączkowski met with representatives of the Polish Embassy in China (Maciej Gaca, Head of the Cultural Section) and with Andrzej Pieczonka (Head of the Trade and Investment Promotion Section, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Shanghai).

  • Dr Rafał Ulatowski gave four lectures at Tsinghua University and at CarnegieTsinghua Center for Global Policy (April 2013)
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  • December 2012, Dr Jakub Zajaczkowski had two lectures about EU-Asia relations at Xiamen University;
  • December 2012, Prof. Edward Haliżak had lectures (Trilateralism in International Relations) in The Instituite of International Relations, Tsinghua University and School of International Studies, Peking University
  • December 2012, Dr Jakub Zajaczkowski gave lectures for students of European University Centre at Peking University;
  • December 2012, Institute of International Relations and Xiamen University organized joint seminar about EU-Asia relations;
  • 11 July 2012, seminar with prof. Zhang Lihua, Institute of International Studies, Tsinghua University, Deputy Director of Research Centre for China-EU Relations: How China’s Traditional Core Values Affect Chinese Foreign Policy, in Warsaw
  • professor Ning Zhou, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities College, University of Xiamen visited in July 2012 IIR;
  • 13 February 2012, joint conference with Institute of Foreign Policy Studies, University of Calcutta,  Global College International, Kathmandu in cooperation with Embassy of the Republic of Poland: Analysing the rise of India and China: Domestic, Regional and Global implications. Professor Han Hua, Peking Prof. University, presented paper: Nuclear programme and modernization of army of China: Challenge for India, Professor Shen Dingli, Fudan University, focused on: The Role of US in India-China relations
  • 31 May- 1 June 2011, Center for South Asian Studies, Fudan University i Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore: The Rise of India and China and Changing Asia-Pacific Geopolitcs, Dr Jakub Zajączkowski focused on: India and China: Emerging Powers In International Relations.
  • 28-30 May 2011, International Economic Forum organized by Fudan University in Shanghai jointly organized with Korea Foundation for Advanced. Dr Jakub Zajączkowski presented paper on: Role of India and China In the  Indian Ocean Region
  • Pawel Sokola, MA (PhD students) visited Peking University in the frame of Erasmus Mundus in 2011
  • December 2010, Lectures of dr Jakub Zajączkowsk at European University centre at peking University about evolution of EU-China relations
  • Since 2009 Institute took part actively with Chinese and European universities with Erasmus Mundus projects
  • Since 2009 the Institute of International Relations has been a part of the European University Centre at Peking University, the highest ranked university in China. Apart from IIR  and Peking University many prestigious European universities are members of the Centre.

STUDENT EXCHANGE FOR INSTITUTE STUDENTS

The IIR has started exchange program to the following Chinese Universities:

Important documents:

  • Zheijang University fact sheet download
  • Zheijang University academic calerndar download
  • Courses for undergraduate students Zheijang University download
  • Courses for graduate students Zheijang University download
  • Application form download
  • Physical examination form download
  • Fudan University Non-degree Exchange Programme info download
  • Instructions about non-degree visiting student application download

Presentation about exchange download

Details about students exchange: International Exchange Programmes – Outgoing Students

EXCHANGE PROGRAMME FOR CHINESE STUDENTS FROM CHINESE UNIVERSITIES

Institute hosted several students and PhD students from China in recent years.
All Chinese students are welcome in our Institute.

COORDINATOR

Coordinators of the cooperation between the Institute of International Relations and Chinese Institutions of Higher Education:

Taiwan

The Institute of International Relations cooperates with Taiwanese universities. One of our aims in the future is to enhance and deepen scientific cooperation with major research centres in Taiwan which deal with international issues, and to intensify the international exchange programme for students.

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PARTNERS

  • National Chengchi University
  • Tamkang University
  • National Chiao Tung University

JOINT SEMINARS, RESEARCH VISIT

  • On June 7th, 2013 IIR has organized a guest lecture held by Professor To-Hai
    Liou (Department of Diplomacy, National Chengchi University, Taiwan): „North
    Korean Foreign Policy under Kim Jong-un: Has Anything Changed?”
  • November 2012: Professor Cheng-Shin Ouyang from Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) from Taiwan gave two lectures during his visit in the Institute of International Relations: Two Lines Struggle in addressing the Euro Debt Crisis (15 November); Energy Cooperation in Northeast Asia: A Geopolitical Game (20 November). He was also keynote speaker during research seminar “Eurodebt Crises – Implications for EU”, which took place on 22nd November. Moderator of the seminar was dr Katarzyna Kołodziejczyk from the Institute.
  • 24 April 2012 seminar with prof. Jenjaw Soong (Department of Political Science and Graduate Institute of Political Economy, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan) on: Taiwan’s New Regional Development Strategies towards China and Southeast Asia: a win-win-win strategic thinking, in Warsaw
  • 16 November 2011, seminar with prof. To- hai Liou, (National Chengchi University) on: Economic integration in Asia: processes, challenges and perspectives, in Warsaw
  • International Political Economy in Asia Pacific Region. Towards Sustainable Growth (international conferences) took place on 26 April 2010. It was attended by partners from universities in Taiwan, Nepal and Germany.
  • The 26th Taiwan-European Conference East Asia and the European Union in an Emerging Multipolar World was held on 7-8 December 2009 at Warsaw University. The conference was organized by the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University.

An international conference entitled Western World and East Asia, Values, Ideas, Politics was held in May 2009. The conference was attended by both Polish and Taiwanese scientists.

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STUDENT EXCHANGE FOR INSTITUTE STUDENTS

The IIR has started exchange program to the following Taiwanese Universities:

Important documents:

  • Application form for exchange students download
  • Reikaku International House Dormitory Application Form download
  • National Health Insurance Information download
  • Visa Information download
  • Information about National Chengchi University download

Presentation about exchange download

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COORDINATOR

Aleksandra Jaskolska, MA is the Coordinator of the cooperation with Taiwan.
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Republic of Korea

Institute has started cooperation with universities from Republic of Korea in the last years.

PARTNERS

  • Kyungpook National University, Daegu

 

JOINT PROJECTS, SEMINARS, RESEARCH VISIT

  • 2013 – in March dr Jakub Zajączkowski visited Kyungpook National University, Daegu. He met with representatives of International Office and also with authorities of Department of Political Science.
  • 2013 – Institute took part with Kyungpook National University in EU funded project Jean Monnet Chair.

 

STUDENT EXCHANGE FOR INSTITUTE STUDENTS

The IIR has started exchange program to the following Korean University:

  • Kyungpook National University
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Presentation about exchange download

COORDINATOR

Russia

The Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw has been cooperating with Russian universities at numerous levels for many years.

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PARTNERS

  • Saint Petersburg State University
  • MGIMO University
  • The Russian State University for the Humanities, The Kaliningrad Affiliated Branch
  • North Ossetian State University
  • Far East Institute of International Relations in Khabarovsk
  • Vladivostok Institute of International Relations (currently the School of
    Regional and International Studies)

RESEARCH COOPERATION

  • 2013, September –  dr Maciej Raś stayed on the internship in Kaliningrad as a grantee in the frame of Erasmus-Mundus Program (Aurora). At that time dr. Raś gave lectures at the Kaliningrad Branch of the RSUH as well as he carried out research concerning international activity of the Kaliningrad oblast’.
  • 2013, August/September – Ten students and researcher from the Kaliningrad Branch of the Russian State University for Humanities participated in the summer school in Warsaw organized by ISM UW (dr Łukasz Gołota).
  • 2013, On 26th of June the conference – organized by ISM UW and RSUH – was held in Kaliningrad. It was devoted to scientific activity of universities in Poland and Russia. This conference was prepared by prof. Anatoliy Kibysz and dr Elena Kuczerjawaja (RSUH) as well as by dr Anna Solarz and dr Maciej Raś (ISM UW).
  • 2013, June – The Kaliningrad Branch of the Russian State University for Humanities (RSUH) became a co-organizer of this year’s conference in Pieniężno (24-25.06.2013). Delegation of researchers from Kaliningrad came to Poland and held lectures concerning security in the Middle East.
  • 2013, April – Dr Maciej Raś (Institute of International Relations) was invited by the Faculty of International Relations, the Sankt Petersburg State University (SPbSU), to give 5 open lectures for the SPbSU’s researchers and students on 14-20 April 2013. Lectures concerned Polish foreign policy, especially Polish – Russian political, economical and cultural relations, as well as relations between Poland and other post-Soviet states.Dr Maciej Raś held talks on the development of cooperation between the Institute of International Relations and the SPbSU’s Faculty of International Relations with representatives of the SPbSU, and the Polish Institute in Sankt Petersburg, as well as with the Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Sankt Petersburg, Mr. Piotr Marciniak.All our partners confirmed their will of participation in the further cooperation, i.e. through:continuing the staff and student exchange;preparing 2 common scientific publications in 2014-15 years;preparing the common panel during the congress of international relations in Frankfurt–am-Main in August 2014.
  • Between 17 and 20 of April, 2013 the Institute of International Relations hosted the official delegation from the State University in Sankt Petersburg (PUSB). Within the framework of the visit in the IIR several lectures were held by:Prof. Irina Nowikowa – Contemporary Russian Nacionalism: 30 Years of Evolution (Współczesny rosyjski nacjonalizm: 30 lat ewolucji), 18 March, 2013Prof. Konstantin Chudoliej – Russian Foreign Policy (“Rosyjska polityka zagraniczna”), 19 March, 2013Igor Gretsky, PhD –  What will be the next phase of Polish-Russian Relations? ( „Jaki będzie następny etap stosunków polsko-rosyjskich?”), 19 March, 2013.The lectures were organized by Maciej Raś, PhD from the Institute of International Relations
  • Dr Alicja Curanović participated in the international interdisciplinary conference Still Postsocialism? Cultural Memory and Social Transformations organised by the Center for Cultural Studies of Postsocialism, the Institute for Comparative Studies of Modernity (Kazan Federal University) and the Open Society Foundations. The conference, held on 19-20 April 2013 in Kazan, gathered representatives of many prestigious academic centres, e.g. University of Cambridge, Rutgers University, Max Planck Institute, European University at St. Petersburg, Aleksanteri Institute (University of Helsinki), MGIMO, Humboldt University, Moscow School of Economics. Dr Alicja Curanović was rewarded a conference grant by the host institutions. She presented her paper on her original research Neither Tsar nor Gensek?: the Image of Political Leader in the Russian Federation. The Case of Telemost (2001-2011).
  • March, 2013 – Delegation of the Institute (Deputy Director for the scientific research and international cooperation, Dr. Jakub Zajączkowski, and Dr. Maciej Raś) paid a visit in Kaliningrad (March 20-24) in order to discuss the program of the mutual cooperation, as well as to present our academic offer. The Institute’s representatives met Director of the Kaliningrad Affiliated Branch of the RSUH), Prof. Nina Tamarska, and the RSUH scientists interested in the cooperation with the University of Warsaw. The  program of cooperation for 2 nearest years was established during bilateral talks. It includes – among others: common organization of international scientific conferences/seminars in Poland, as well as in the Kaliningrad Oblast’; academic staff exchange.
  • In January 2013 – from the Institute of International Relations’ initiative – the University of Warsaw signed “Memorandum of Understanding” with the Kaliningrad Affiliated Branch of the Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH), including a wide range of the bilateral cooperation between universities mentioned above. Our Institute was indicated in the document (Dr. Maciej Raś) as the coordinator of the cooperation.
  • In 2012/2013 Institute started cooperation with the Russian State University for the Humanities, the Kaliningrad Affiliated Branch. In March 2013 dr Jakub Zajączkowski and Maciej Raś paid research visit in Kaliningrad.
  • In December 2012 dr Igor Dr. Igor Gretskiy  (Faculty of International Relations, Sankt Petersburg State University) gave lecture: Ukraine after 2012 Elections.
  • 2012, December 13th, international seminar on “Polish – Russian dialogue after 2010. The Russian point of view”  took place at Institute of International Relations (IIR). Dr Igor Gretskiy  (Faculty of International Relations, Sankt Petersburg State University) presented his speech on subject mentioned above and gave also some remarks on Russian perception of EU’s Eastern Partnership. He answered few questions (concerning either Polish – Russian relations, or development of Russia) during discussion after  his speech.  The meeting was organized and discussion was conducted by dr Maciej Raś (IIR).
  • In November 2012 dr Maciej Raś, dr Karina Jędrzejowska and dr Anna Wrobel paid research visit at School of International Relations, Saint Petersburg State University. During the visit Polish scholars gave lectures about Polish-Russian relations and also about Economic crises in EU and implications for Russia.
  • In 2010, the Institute of International Relations established cooperation with Russian scientific research centres in the Far East. During the study tour, employees of the Institute (Dr. A. Curanović and Dr. S. Kardaś) attended the Russia-wide humanistic scientific conference organized by the Far Eastern State Academy for Humanities and Social Studies in Birobidzhan (Dr. Curanović delivered lecture on The Chinese Factor in Shaping the Identity of the Russian Federation, Dr. Kardaś gave lecture on Prospects for Reconciliation in the Polish-Russian Relations). On behalf of the Institute, they also held talks on cooperation with the Far East Institute of International Relations in Khabarovsk and with the authorities of Vladivostok Institute of International Relations (currently the School of Regional and International Studies) at the Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok. The talks conducted with the latter were particularly fruitful since they led to the conclusion of an agreement regarding cooperation at the faculty level. On the basis of the agreement, joint research projects and other scientific entures (conferences, seminars, telebridges, study visits) will be realised. The first jointly agreed and developed research project concerns the Russian Far East and its importance in the process of regional cooperation. The scholars of the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, University of Warsaw are involved in the implementation of the project: Dr. hab. Andrzej Wierzbicki (the Institute of Political Science, University of Warsaw), Dr. Alicja Curanović, Dr. Marcin Kaczmarski, Dr. Szymon Kardaś and Dr. Maciej Raś (the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw). Launching the realisation of the research project was planned for autumn 2011. Dr. Szymon Kardaś is the coordinator of cooperation between the School of Regional and International Studies, Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok and the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw;

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  • The cooperation with the School of International Relations, Saint Petersburg State University established in 2001 is of the most intense nature. The legal basis of cooperation is determined by two agreements: the first one concluded at the university level (in 2001) and the second – concluded at the faculty level (in 2001 and 2007).Within the framework of the cooperation, guest lectures and seminars are also held (in the academic year 2010/2011, guest lectures were delivered by Associate Professor Rusłan Szamgunow, specialist on Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus at the School of International Relations, St. Petersburg State University). The participation of research workers of both centres in conferences and symposiums organised in both Poland and Russia is also a permanent element of the cooperation (from the Polish side Dr. A. Curanović, Dr. S. Kardaś and Dr. Maciej Raś ystematically take part in research visits). Both centres also carry out joint research projects which resulted, among others, in the publication of the book edited by Professor Stanisław Bieleń and Professor Konstantin Chudoliej Russia’s Relations with the European Union (Warsaw University Press) published in 2009. Dr. Szymon Kardaś is the coordinator of cooperation between the Institute of International Relations at the University of Warsaw and the School of International Relations in St.Petersburg.
  • Institute cooperates also with universities from Russia in Erasmus Mundus projects.

EXCHANGE STUDENTS

  • Since 2002, the student exchange between the Institute and Saint Petersburg University has been developing dynamically (in each semester, four students from each centre are awarded a half-year scholarship to study abroad). The cooperation at the student level includes also such initiatives as the Polish-Russian Summer School (the Solovetsky Archipelago was the meeting venue) – organized for the first time in July 2011 with the support of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Warsaw – initiated by Dr. Alicja Curanović and Dr. Szymon Kardaś.
  • Institute has exchange students agreements with:
    • Saint Petersburg State University
    • MGIMO University
    • The Russian State University for the Humanities, The Kaliningrad Affiliated Branch
    • North Ossetian State University
    • Far East Institute of International Relations in Khabarovsk
    • Vladivostok Institute of International Relations (currently the School of
    • Regional and International Studies)

    Presentation about exchange download

COORDINATOR

Dr Szymon Kardaś szymon.kardas@ism.uw.edu.pl

Ukraine

Institute started cooperation with think-tanks and universities from Ukraine in the 90s. Scholars from Institute took part actively in research projects with Ukraine partners.

PARTNERS

  • Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Memorandum of Understanding)
  • Donetsk National University
  • Taras Shevchenko National University
  • Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University In Ivano-Frankivsk
  • National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
  • Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv
  • National University “Ostrog Academy” in Ostrog, Rivne oblast

JOINT SEMINARS, RESEARCH VISIT

  • 2012 – Institute is a partner of the international research project „Europeanization of Higher Education in Ukraine”. Project funded by Polish Ministry of Foreign affairs. Leader is Centre for Europe University of Warsaw. Partners from Ukraine: Ivan Franko National University of Lviv; Donetsk National University;
  • 2011 – Institute is a partner of the international research project „Youth in Ukraine and the EU”. Project funded by Polish Ministry of Foreign affairs. Leader is Centre for Europe University ofWarsaw. Partners from Ukraine: Ivan Franko National University of Lviv; Donetsk National University. Result of the project: Poland in the European
    Union: Adjustment and Modernization. Lessons for Ukraine,
    K. Zajączkowskiego, A. Adamczyka (eds.), Warsaw-Lviv 2012;
  • 2010-2011: Ivan Franko National University of Lviv was a partner of project Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies (funded by the EU). Leader of the project was Institute;
  • Lectures given by Institute scholars in Ukraine (prof. E. Haliżak, dr M. Raś, dr A. Szeptycki).

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EXCHANGE STUDENTS

In the current academic year, the Institute of International Relations of the University of Warsaw proposes student exchange with seven partner universities in Ukraine, which are:

  • The Institute of International Relations of the National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv (http://www.iir.kiev.ua/; http://www.univ.kiev.ua/);
  • Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Faculty of International Relations) (http://www.lnu.edu.ua; http://www.lnu.edu.ua/faculty/intrel/index.htm);
  • Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University In Ivano-Frankivsk (Institute of History and Politology – Chair of International Relations) (http://www.pu.if.ua; http://www.pu.if.ua/depart/Historical/ua/);
  • Donetsk National University (Faculty of History – Chair of International Relations) (http://http://www.donnu.edu.ua; http://hist.donnu.edu.ua/uk-ua/departments/Department%20of%20International%20Relations/Pages/Default.aspx);
  • National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (Faculty of Social Sciences and Social Technologies – Chair of Political Science) (http://www.ukma.kiev.ua/; http://www.ukma.edu.ua/index.php/osvita/fakulteti/fsnst/kafedra-politologiji);
  • Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv (Faculty of Humanities) (http://www.ucu.edu.ua; http://clio.ucu.edu.ua/);
  • National University “Ostrog Academy” in Ostrog, Rivne oblast (Faculty of International Relations). (http://www.oa.edu.ua/; http://www.oa.edu.ua/ua/departments/mizhn/mizhn_mizhn).

Most of the courses are given in Ukrainian. National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” proposals several courses in English. At the Institute of International Relations of the National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv and in the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv some courses are taught in English, while at the Donetsk National University – in Russian. At the Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University students can follow individual teaching in Polish. At the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv some courses may be taken individually in Polish or in English. Detailed information about courses proposed by each university can be found on their Web pages. The coordinator of cooperation with Ukraine Andrzej Szeptycki, Ph.D, as well as local coordinators at the partner universities will help the students from the Institute of International Relations of the University of Warsaw to find suitable courses.

According to the agreements passed with the Ukrainian partners, each year two students from the Institute of International Relations of the University of Warsaw may visit each university in Ukraine. Currently students can enroll for the Spring term 2013/2014.

Student exchange is based on a “free-of-charge” concept: students do not have to pay to enroll or to follow the courses, but they do not receive any kind of scholarship from the hosting university. A place in the students’ dormitory costs from 200 UAH (65 PLN, 25 USD) per month. Some universities (Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, National University “Ostrog Academy”) offer places at students’ dormitories for free.

The candidates are required to send by e-mail the following documents to Andrzej Szeptycki (andrzej.szeptycki@uw.edu.pl) no later than on November 4th 2013: application form (https://www.ism.uw.edu.pl/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/application-form-bilateral-agreements.doc), CV, motivation letter, document certifying the knowledge of a foreign language (a certificate, exam passed at the School of Foreign Languages etc.), document certifying the grade point average issued by the office of the dean of the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, recommendation letter from a member of the teaching staff. If a candidate does not possess a document certyfing the knowledge of Ukrainian or Russian, he/she declares his/her abilities. The recruitment commission reserves the right to verify the upon mentioned declaration.

Presentation about exchange download

“Semester Abroad” brochure download

“Semester Abroad” information download

COORDINATOR

Andrzej Szeptycki, PhD, andrzej.szeptycki@uw.edu.pl

Western Balkans

Institute started cooperation with think-tanks and universities from Western Balkans. Institute is taking part in Erasmus Mundus project with Western Balkans.

PARTNERS

  • University for Business and Technology Pristhina, Kosovo (Memorandum of Understanding)
  • University of Belgrade

JOINT SEMINARS, RESEARCH VISIT

  • On June 10th, 2013 prof. Marta Kicińska-Habior (Vice-Rector on Students Affairs and the Quality of Education, University of Warsaw) and  prof. Edmond Hajrizi (Rector of the University for Business and Technology, UBT) have signed in Prishtina, Kosovo the agreement on Joint Bachelor and Masters Programmes in international studies. The agreement will be realized by the Institute of International Relations from the University of Warsaw and UBT. Studies are open for the students from Kosovo and the West Balkans countries.

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During the visit prof. Marta Kicińska-Habior, prof. dr hab. Edward Haliżak and dr Jakub Zajączkowski have met with students and researchers from the UBT. Prof. Marta Kicińska-Habior presented the offer of studies at the University of Warsaw while prof. E. Haliżak and dr J. Zajączkowski introduced the research and didactics profile of the IIR.

The UW delegation have also met with  prof. Rame Buja, Minister of Education, Science and Technology of Kosovo, and Gëzim Kasapolli, Vice-Minister of the European Integration. During the meeting IIR and UBT representative discussed the plans of future cooperation in Kosovo and the West Balkans region.

  • 25 January 2013 r. guest lecture given by Prof. Edmonda Hajrizi, Rector of the University for Business and Technology in Pristhina,
    Kosovo and Western Balkan Countries: Political and Economic Situation and Innovation.
  • 2011-2012 Institute took part in Eramsus Mundus project with Western Balkans

JOINT MASTER AND BACHELOR PROGRAMMES WITH PRISTHINA, KOSOVO

IIR is jointly running MA and BA Programmes in International,Relations with University for Business and Technology, Prishtina, Kosovo. Students could attend all modules in Kosovo or they may pursue the first year modules in Kosovo, and complete the programme in Warsaw. On graduation they obtain their diploma from the University of Warsaw.

EXCHANGE STUDENTS

  • Institute sends and hosts students from Universities from Western Balkans
  • Institute took part in Erasmus Mundus project with University of Belgrade and also University for Business and Technology, Pristhina, Kosovo

COORDINATOR

Prof. Justyna Zając j.zajac@uw.edu.pl

Middle East and North Africa

Institute started cooperation with think-tanks and universities from Middle East and North Africa. Since 2011 scholars from Institute took part in conferences and seminars organized by universities and think-tanks in Middle East and North Africa.

PARTNERS

  • University of Haifa (Memorandum of Understanding)
  • University of Jordan (Memorandum of Undesratnding)

JOINT SEMINARS, RESEARCH VISIT

  • 2013, August/September – Ten students and researcher from the University of Haifa participated in the summer school in Warsaw organized by ISM UW (dr Łukasz Gołota).
  • 10-12 March, study visit of Prof. Edward Haliżak, director of the Institute and dr Jakub Zajączkowski, deputy director of the Institute, at University of Haifa (schedule of visit attached);
  • Institute is a partner of University of Haifa in Tempus project application (project tittle: I-Access, Enhancing Access to Internationalization of Higher Education in Israel). Research consortium: University of Haifa (leader); the Technion (Israel’s MIT, also located in Haifa), including 4 colleges – Gordon College of Education, Oranim College, Shaanan College and Sakhnin College, students Union of University of Haifa, Alexandru Ioan Cuza – University of Iasi, Romania; Kaunas Technological University, Lithuania; University of Warsaw, Poland; TU Berlin-Technische Universität Berlin Germany; UNICA; AQAS; AQA; The University of Nottingham
  • 18-21 December 2012, paper presented by dr Jakub Zajaczkowski , International Research Cooperation in EU’s strategy. The Experience of Poland and the University of Warsaw. Implications for Poland-Jordan academic Cooperation, Internastional 3rd International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference, Poland-Jordan-European Union: a New Role of Europe in the Middle East after the Arab Spring, Amman 2012, organized by University of Jordan and Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Jordan;
  • December 2011, paper of Prof. Justyna Zając, about EU-Middle East relations during  3rdInternational Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference, organized by University of Jordan and Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Jordan;

EXCHANGE STUDENTS

  • Since 2013 Institute will send and host students from University of Haifa
  • Institute took part in Erasmus Mundus project with University of Jordan (one PhD student from Institute was awarded Mundus scholarship to study at the University of Jordan)
  • Institute is going to start exchange of students with University of Jordan (from 2014)

Presentation about exchange to Israel download

Courses – University of Haifa download

COORDINATOR

Prof. Justyna Zając j.zajac@uw.edu.pl

Latin America

PARTNERS

Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (BUAP) in Mexico

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Pontificia Universidade Católica Do Rio De Janeiro (Puc-Rio)

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PROJECTS

Institute of International Relations actively develops studies on Latin America. Since 2008 our Latin American students have the opportunity to study in the universities in Brazil and Mexico.
Morover, the Association Proyecto del Sur has completed 4 research projects:

  • Academic Revolution (2008)
    place: Venezuela
    head: Alicja Fijalkowska
    partners: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Ministry of Higher Education of Venezuela, Polish Embassy in Caracas, Venezuelan Embassy in Warsaw, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Unversidad Santa Maria (Caracas, Venezuela), Universidad Bolivariana de Venezuela
  • Stereotypes in Latin America (2009)
    place: Argentina,  Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay
    head: Marcin Gawrycki and Alicja Fijalkowska
    partners: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Embassy of Argentina in Warsaw, Embassy of Chile in Warsaw, Embassy of Peru in Warsaw, Embassy of Poland in Buenos Aires, Embassy of Poland in Santiago de Chile, Universidad de Chile, Universidad de Palermo (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Colombia in International Relations (2010)
    head: Alicja Fijalkowska
    place: Colombia, Ecuador
    partners: Colombian Embassy in Warsaw, Polish Embassy in Bogota, Universidad Externado de Colombia
  • Impact of Jesuits on Bolivia’s local development (2011)
    head: Katarzyna Cholewinska
    places: Bolivia
    partners: Embassy of Bolivia in Germany

CONFERENCES, SEMINARS AND RESEARCH COOPERATION

During the academic year 2012/2013 the Institute of International Relations organized the following seminars on Latin America:

  • April 26, 2013 Futuro en las relaciones entre Polonia y America Latina (The Future of the Poland – Latin America Relations) with the participation of His Excellency Ambassador of the Republic of Ecuador in Poland – Fabian Valdivieso. The lecture was followed by the exhibition of photographs from Ecuador prepared by Francisco Adolfo Granja Jacome
  • May 24, 2013 on Mexican Foreign Policy with participation of Diego Dewar , Cultural and Media Attaché of the Embassy of Mexico to Poland who delivered a lecture on  Mexican Foreign Policy: past, present and future and dr Anita Oberda, IIR, who gave a lecture on Polish-Mexican Relation: a general overwiew
  • July 19, 2013 Mexico and the NAFTA after two decades of its creation: challenges and perspective – a lecture delivered by Dr Pedro Manuel Rodríguez Suárez from Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), México. The seminar was followed by a meeting on the IIR exchange programme with Benemerita Universidad Autónoma Puebla.

From academic year 2010/2011 our institute has been cooperating with Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (BUAP) in Mexico. Our researchers: Alicja Fijalkowska and Maciej Ras participated in a book Tendencias hacia la regionalización mundial en el ambito del siglo XXI: America, Asia, Africa, Europa, Eurasia y Medio Oriente that is published by BUAP.

In July 2012 we held a visit of BUAP delegation, organizing the following activities:

  • meeting with students about exchange program
  • seminar on “North America in the regionalization process”

We also signed bilateral agreement on research and didactic cooperation with BUAP, which includes both joint research projects and exchange program for students and professors that are launched starting from academic year 2012/2013

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STUDENT EXCHANGE

Since 2012/2013 two students from the IIR have participated in the exchange programme with BUAP.

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Presentation about exchange download

Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP)

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Information on exchange programme download

Information on UDLAP download

UDLAP’s brochure download

COORDINATOR

Anita Oberda, PhD aoberda@uw.edu.pl

USA

Cooperation with the Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU)

The cooperation with the Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) in Chicago was initiated in April 2001, during the Visegrad Youth Conference organized by the Association ‘Young Diplomats Center’. The result of the conference was the participation of delegations of IIR students and staff in the conferences organized by the Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago: ‘Europe’ (February 2002) and ‘Asia’ (February 2003) and the ‘Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium’ (April 2002, April 2003). Whereas the NEIU delegation took part in the ‘Polish-American Student Meetings’ organized  in November 2002 by the students from the Institute of International Relations.

In May 2003, the two universities signed an agreement on cooperation which enabled the execution of a student exchange program and research cooperation. The agreement provides for research exchange for students and academic staff of the University of Warsaw.

Between 18 and 28 of May 2013 a delegation from the Northeastern Illinois University visited Poland. The Institute of International Relations (the leading entity of WU-NEIU students’ exchange program) was responsible for organizing the delegation’s visit at the Warsaw University. The prominent NEIU’s representatives: Ms Wamucii Njogu – Dean College of Arts and Sciences, Ms Murrell Duster, Associate Vice President Emerita for Diversity and Inter Cultural Affairs and Ms Lidia Filus – Professor of Mathematics Department were hosted by the Warsaw University Vice Rector for Research and International Relations – prof. dr hab. Alojzy Nowak and the Director of the Institute of International Relations – prof. dr hab. Edward Haliżak. Also students of the IRI had a chance to participate in a special lecture given by the guests about the U.S. economy and the American higher education system. The main goal of the NEIU representatives’ visit was to discuss possibilities of strengthening and developing the cooperation between WU and NEIU including starting of new scientific projects. The sides agreed that the most important things to work on are: to encourage NEIU’s students to study at WU; to tighten the cooperation between NEIU’s and WU’s scholars and to start new projects that would deepen the bilateral interest and cooperation between the students and professors from both institutions.

RESEARCH AND STUDENTS EXCHANGE ACTIVITIES

The cooperation between the UW and the NEIU has existed since 2004. Each academic year, 20 students of the UW can study at the NEIU. In the first years of the exchange program, there were several editions of ‘Summer School’ for Polish students at the NEIU (2004–2006) and one edition of ‘Summer School’ for students from the USA in Poland (2007), organized as part of cooperation with the Warsaw School of Economics and the Jerzy Giedroyć School of Communication and Social Media.

The exchange program also includes many visits, meetings and joint conferences of the UW and NEIU. The UW staff participated in conferences and cultural events organized by the NEIU (e.g. the Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium, the conference ‘Leadership and the Global Environment’, a conference cycle organized by the College of Business, a conference cycle organized by Prof. Lidia Filus). Representatives of the NEIU visited Poland many times, participating in numerous conferences, meetings with authorities, UW staff and students, as well as special events (e.g. a series of concerts of the university’s flamenco group Ensemble Español on the occasion of 30th anniversary of the group’s existence in 2006).

INFORMATION FOR PERSONS INTERESTED IN VISITING THE NEIU

a) For students

The student exchange is an opportunity for UW students to study in the USA in the form of one semester studies at the NEIU. The participants of the program study at the NEIU for one semester under the same rules as US students. The Polish students do not pay for the courses and can fully benefit from the university infrastructure. However, they are required to pay the costs of travel and living expenses in the USA (accommodation, food, insurance and other expenses). After the students’ return to Poland, the semester completed in the USA is settled under the Polish program of studies (detailed rules of transferring credits for the courses are set out in the Rules of Exchange).

This form of cooperation is dedicated to the students of the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, UW, and students of other faculties of the UW which expressed an intention to participate in the exchange program. The students from faculties other than the FJPS are recruited by the International Relations Office of the UW. The participants of the program are students of the 2nd and 3rd year of BA studies (students can apply to the program from the second to the fourth semester of BA studies) and MA studies (applications from the last year of BA studies until the second semester of MA studies). Each semester 10 students of the UW can study at the NEIU.

Presentation about exchange download

b) For research staff

The exchange for research staff provides for the possibility of visits in the NEIU of academic staff from the institutes of the UW cooperating with the NEIU. The academic staff participating in the exchange can: conduct research and benefit from the full university infrastructure (first of all, the very well equipped library), participate in cultural events and conferences organized by the NEIU, as well as hold courses and lectures.

THE ACTIVITIES OF THE STUDENT ASSOCIATION APAC SUPPORTING THE EXCHANGE

The Association for Polish-American Cooperation (APAC) was officially established at the Institute of International Relations in 2004.  Informally, it had operated already from 2001 – long before the signing of the agreement on cooperation between the UW and the NEIU.

The main goal of the APAC is to broaden the knowledge about the USA and the Polish-American relations, as well as supporting the exchange between the UW and the NEIU. The activities of APAC include many meetings and discussion panels of experts from the United States and Poland.

APAC also helps organize visits of NEIU representatives and supports American students starting studies at the UW as well as Polish students going to the NEIU. More information about APAC and how to join it is available at www.apac.org.pl.

COORDINATOR

dr Aleksandra Jarczewska, amjarcze@uw.edu.pl