“Study in Pomorskie” – an agreement concerning support for activities designed to internationalise and increase the competitiveness of Pomeranian academic centres and enhance the competitiveness of the region has been signed by the Pomeranian Voivodeship Regional Government and eight Pomeranian higher education institutions, the University of Gdańsk being one of the signatories.
Polish and Israeli students are due to familiarise themselves with Gdańsk’s social problems and search for innovative ways of solving them. The best projects have a chance of being implemented. This is the sixth time that the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Gdańsk and the European Solidarity Centre have hosted Polish-Israeli Innocamp workshops as part of the Leaders of Democracy project.
The purpose of the project “Empowering Teachers and Pupils for a Better Life through Nature” is to devise a modern education programme about birds and nature, available to teachers from Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Macedonia and Spain and to provide training for selected teachers from those countries.
31 May 2016 at the Faculty of Management saw the celebrations to mark the end of the second series of classes of the Children’s University of Economics (EUD) at the University of Gdańsk. The classes, comprising a series of six meetings, were held between 15 March and 31 May 2016.
On 10 June 2016 the Vocational Schools of Commerce in Sopot held a pilot event under the name of “Business Day”. The event was organised in cooperation with the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Management of the University of Gdańsk and its main theme was the issue of e-banking in the broadest sense
“Co-operation Pays” – this was the motto behind the grand opening of one of the most modern teaching and research buildings in Poland – the University of Gdańsk’s Institute of Biotechnology.
The ceremony took place on 14th April 2016 in the company of invited guests and members of the academic community, especially the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology of the University of Gdańsk and Gdańsk Medical University.
Between 15 and 23 June 2016 Södertörn University in Stockholm is going to organise a summer school entitled “Cultural Memory of Europe: East and West”, under the patronage of the Council of the Baltic Sea States. Classes will be conducted in English.
In the 2016-2017 academic year the University of Gdańsk is beginning a new course of studies – Business Chemistry. Enrolment begins in May 2016 and the studies themselves in October 2016. This is the first unique course of studies in Poland with such an engineering and managerial profile. The course was inspired by employers in the chemical industry, working in conjunction with the University of Gdańsk as part of the UG’s Faculty of Chemistry’s Consultative Council.
One year ago, the Year of Mathematics in Pomerania was inaugurated at the University of Gdańsk. To mark the occasion the UG’s Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics organised thirty important and dynamic events throughout the region, including several hundred competitions, popular science lectures, presentations, exhibitions, and mathematical games, as well as 110 workshops. More than 6,000 people took part.