UNIVERSITY OF BIELSKO-BIALA - UNIVERSITY FOR YOU!



The YETI project (Young Entrepreneurial Teachers Initiative), within the Erasmus+ programme, is an international Erasmus+ strategic partnership project, in which the University of Bielsko-Biala participates as a partner.

YETI project is a continuation of very fruitful cooperation within the PIETE project (PIETE - Partnership for Initial Entrepreneurship Teacher Education), in which UBB also participated as a partner from 2018 to 2021. The results of the project, as well as open access materials, can be accessed at https://www.entrepreneurialteachers.eu/
The leading member of the international consortium of the YETI project is the Czech Technical University in Ostrava. Apart from UBB, project members include University of Szeged (Hungary), Univations GmbH - Institute for Knowledge and Technology Transfer at Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany), Pedagogical University of Tyrol (Austria), Bantani Education (Belgium) and University Industry Interaction Network (the Netherlands).

The scope of the project is to develop the entrepreneurial competence of students in teacher training. It is important to underline that entrepreneurial competence is not only synonymous with the skills necessary to run a business successfully; entrepreneurship is nowadays understood as a much broader concept, referring to soft skills and multiple life skills. According to EU directives, entrepreneurship in its broadest sense is one of 8 key competences that underpin lifelong learning. YETI project therefore aims to include this key competence into teacher education, which nowaday is present only sporadically, mainly due to misinterpretation of the term.

The objectives of teacher education already include the development of entrepreneurial competence, but the methodology and actual content are not yet well developed in many countries. YETI project is beneficial mainly because of its effective support of entrepreneurship education in the field of teacher education. With entrepreneurial minded teachers, the entrepreneurial competence of the next generation of students in teacher education is likely to increase, which will benefit society as a whole in the long run. As various universities and other institutions are involved in the project, chances are created for long-term international cooperation in the field of interdisciplinary research as well as further didactic projects. If you are interested in the YETI project or the results of the previous PIETE project, please contact Dr. Anna Wieczorek (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) from the Institute of Modern Languages, who is the coordinator of both projects at UBB.

YETI webpage: https://yetiproject.eu/
27 July 2021
Services for Students with Disabilities

University of Bielsko-Biala takes all the necessary precautions to ensure a life withouth barriers for our physically challenged students by offering:
- the opportunity of availing of the help of a teaching assistant
- the opportunity of changing the form of participation in classes (e.g. by participation in a videoconference or increasing the permissible number of hours of absence from classes with the option of making up for them in a manner agreed with the teacher)
- possibility to change a given place / date of sitting exam
- extension of the time of examination / graded assignment.

Classes and exams take place in venues free of architectural barriers. On the premises of the University of Bielsko-Biala there are marked parking spaces, as well as appropriate facilities for wheelchairs: elevators (except for building "B"), thresholds, ramps, toilets adapted to the needs of people with disabilities. In addition, on the basis of an agreement between the University authorities and the Bielsko-Biała City Hall, students with physical disabilities are transported to and from the University.
The library facilities are adapted to the needs of the disabled. The Library and Reading Room are located on the ground floor of the L building. You can park your car near the entrance. The lack of thresholds and carpeting make it easier for people in wheelchairs to move around. On the ground floor, next to the reception desk, there is a toilet adapted for the disabled.

The Reading Room has a workstation for the disabled, provided with a 23-inch screen that enables easy enlargement of the text, a keyboard adapted for the blind and partially sighted (contrasting colours, capital letters and Braille characters), as well as headphones. IVONA Text-to-Speech software has also been installed.
The library has an on-line Prolib catalogue containing bibliographic descriptions of all collections available in the library. Books available at the Lending Department can be ordered remotely. In the university network, the Library's readers have access to full-text Polish and foreign-language databases. You can log in to the databases on the EBSCO platform from outside the university network. The access password can be obtained by the readers by phone from Monday to Friday from 8.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. (telephone number 33 82 79 272) or by sending a request to the following email address: biblioteka@ath.bielsko.pl. Disabled readers are served first. Library staff are available to assist in finding and delivering library materials. Authorised persons can collect books from the library on behalf of a disabled person. An appropriate document template can be downloaded from the Library website.

The support system of the University of Bielsko-Biala meets the needs of students with disabilities in terms of architectural accessibility, adaptation of forms of education and supporting technologies.The Rector's plenipotentiary provides consultations for students with disabilities. If you have a question, call us on +48 33279434 or write to us: dmika@ath.bielsko.pl

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24 February 2021
Partner Institutions and Projects

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The University of Bielsko-Biala cooperates with many academic centres and research institutes all over the world to build partnerships to help better the experience for students. The number of bilateral agreements is growing rapidly each year. We currently have over 100 Erasmus+ agreements in the EU and beyond, as well as about 50 bilateral agreements covering scientific and educational cooperation with foreign partners.

Erasmus+ agreements
Bilateral agreements


INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS

ONGOING
Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships  
Social Skills in Blended Learning for Better Student Achievement
e-CET

YETI - Young Entrepreneurial Teachers Initiative
Innovations for Big Data in a Real World –  iBIG World
NICE – Network for Inter-Institutional Cooperation in Entrepreneurial Education

PIETE – Partnership for Initial Entrepreneurship Teacher Education


International Visegrad Fund
Cooperation in promoting the directions of cultural tourism and cultural heritage in Ukraine and the V4 countries


COMPLETED
Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships 
GPSV – Geometrical Product Specification and Verification as toolbox to meet up-to-date technical requirements
Find your inner inventor


The POWER Structural Funds
Invest in yourself it is never too late. The model of increasing the access of people aged 50+ to various forms of lifelong learning

Visegrad Fund
Corporate social responsibility Academy in V4 – Universities for society
Cross-border Bees in V4 Countries – Building of Educational Entrepreneurship Start-ups in V4 Group


To find out more about projects contact Science and External Cooperation Office
that reports directly to the Vice-Rector for Science and External Cooperation. Its main tasks are:
  • cooperation with the university's basic units in the task of planning, coordinating and reporting on research and development and scientific cooperation with foreign countries
  • preparation of the research policy of the university
  • auditing the financial merit of scientific projects financed from the state budget and transfer them to the authorities of state administration
  • providing information on existing legislation, procedures and their changes in the field of science and about scientific conferences, courses, internships, scholarships and opportunities to participate in research projects
  • coordination of work related to the implementation of university's internal grants
  • collection of data for evaluation research units in terms of scientific, economic and development of information, analyzes and to report in this area
  • assistance in the preparation of applications for scientific-research projects' funds and projects financed by the Structural Funds
  • identifying and updating data on the research potential of the University in the area of international research collaboration,
  • assistance in establishing and maintaining relationships and collaborative research with foreign institutions (bilateral agreements besides Erasmus+ IIA)
  • coordinating the matters relating to staff visits abroad.
Contact information of the Science and External Cooperation Office:
     Address:

     ul. Willowa 2
     43-309 Bielsko-Biała
     Poland
     building L, room: 311 (3rd floor)
     tel.: +48 (33) 82 79 330 or 445
     fax: + 48 (33) 82 79 201
     e-mail: nauka@ath.bielsko.pl

Ewa Sobiecka, MSc
head of the office
e-mail: esobiecka@ath.bielsko.pl

Katarzyna Dudek, MSc
e-mail: kdudek@ath.bielsko.pl

Maria Kamińska, MA
e-mail: mkaminska@ath.bielsko.pl
 
   
 
   
   
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22 February 2021
Course Cataloge in Russian
Are you a speaker of the Russian language? This course catalog will help you to pick up a study programme that fits your interest. Bear in mind that the courses are held in Polish except for MA in International Business and MSc in Computer Science that are held in English.  read more>
17 February 2021