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Student Testimonials

Rahime Aslan - 

I remember the day of the Erasmus’ exam as if it was yesterday. In addition to it, I will not forget the day of preference. I wrote the best option for me in Poland which is Bielsko-Biala. When I wondered where it is and how it is, I fell in love with the city just accordingly to the pictures and its location because I have been living in Nevşehir which has not enough green area for the whole year except for spring. I was looking forward to coming to this city to complete my missing part. I came and I was amazed because I met some elderly people who could not speak English tried to help me to reach our school’s dormitory for this reason my hesitation started to break. However; I was shocked when I learned the special condition of supermarkets here because they were not open except for Zabka which is so close to our dormitory on Sunday. 
 
I took part in orientation days of the university that is named as ATH. Therefore, I was able to learn some basic vocabulary. After the meeting of orientation, my Erasmus+ Institutional Coordinator organized city sightseeing with a tour guide. I was able to learn not only geographical but also historical information about the city. Afterward this event, I joined our Erasmus+ welcoming dinner with other Erasmus+ students from other countries such as Turkey, Spain, Ukraine, Morocco, and Slovakia. The atmosphere of it was so peaceful and friendly because we were trying to learn about different cultures and we also were trying to be familiar with each other because we would live in the same place as if we were family. 
 
I can appreciate the attitude of some people toward foreign people. For example; the ladies in markets made me happy and comfortable when I went shopping. Moreover, some of them were unforgettable because one of them was a drunk man and he invited us to drink alcohol with him by using body language even I and my friends tried to explain that we couldn’t understand him but he insisted on us and everybody laughed at us. These are unforgettable moments for me because they helped me to break my hesitation.
 
 The amusement activities are also crucial for me because my aims are to develop myself and entertain during the time that I spent here. Therefore, I could join some festivals such as Colour Festival which I went to with my friends from the dormitory and school, a classic music concert that led to complete my missing part of music, and organization of breath-taking which was organized by Agnieszka Bedkowzka, a trip of Szyndzielnia which is famous for the cable car and karaoke night.
 
 The education system of the University of Bielsko-Biala is so similar to my university in Turkey because the contents of lessons are almost the same. Teachers are so kind and understanding. They always tolerate our attendance accordingly on our trips. They are always helpful; they can easily find the solution to our problems.
 
 I like the city because it is surrounded by mountains. It has a special atmosphere because it is covered with various types of trees, flowers, and animals. It has an environmental area because when the weather is rainy, you can smell just fresh air and serenity instead of polluted air. In other words, the location of it is very useful because I have another aim that was trips to Europe. It is so close to Katowice, Krakow, and Wroclaw. To sum up, my Erasmus experience is so awesome and wonderful. I will remember my days in this beautiful city. I hope that I will keep in touch with people who I have already met in here.

Ahmet Mustafa Mahir -

Erasmus in Bielsko-Biala is a great opportunity for students coming from both the EU area and non-EU areas. As an Erasmus student coming from Turkey/Karabuk, I chose  ATH (University of Bielsko-Biala) because of the location. When I arrived there for first time with my friends, we fell in love with the combination of nature with old buildings. 
In the first week, we were invited to a welcoming dinner which is special for us with Ukrainian, Spanish, Arab, and Slovakian Erasmus students. It was a perfect dinner to make us meet each other. I met with one of my best friends David Filko who is from Slovakia. He is a friendly man and he is interested in Turkish culture. He asked me about drinking beer but I told him we were in Ramadan and he understood and respected me. I will never forget David. 
 
The location is the most important thing when choosing the university and the city. Bielsko-Biala is located close to some of the most significant cities like Katowice, Krakow and Wroclaw. These cities must be visited and Krakow has been my favorite among them. Another important feature of the location is the distance to International Airports. Krakow, Katowice, and Wroclaw are easy to reach and they are used often by the students because the cheapest tickets for flights are sold by Ryanair and it has gates in these airports. 
In Bielsko-Biala, I loved eating some Polish traditional foods. The first one to try is Ponckies which means donut and it has a perfect taste. Then Pierogi must be tried. Pierogi Ruskie/Ukrainiskie is the most delicious one. All the students in the dormitory love this food as well. 
 
When it comes to the education at Bielsko-Biala University, teachers are very equipped and they worked hard to teach the knowledge to us. One of my favorite teachers is Doctor Tomasz Markiewka who taught us Introduction to Literary Theory and Seminarium Magister which means Master Degree Seminars. He is a perfect teacher and he is very friendly. When we told him that we will not be able to attend the lesson, he permitted us and never made a problem. Another great teacher is Doctor Agnieszka Bedkowska-Kopczy who is at the same time Institutional Erasmus Coordinator of the University of Bielsko-Biala. We had 2 courses with her and one of them wasis about Polish Culture and Language. Including these topics, she taught us about the history of Poland and the European Union. I was interested and happy about this lesson. I could not wait for it. We also had several perfect teachers like Marzena Foltyn, Agnieszka Pochopien, Maciej Niemiec, Zuzanna Sztanaik and Monika Marek. I am very grateful for these teachers and I will never forget them as well. 
 
Since there are different students from different nations, I could learn about their cultures. Especially, I learned lots of things about Slovakian culture from my friend David. I and my friends visited 12 countries and if we had more time here we could visit more. 2 weeks before, Our Erasmus Institutional Coordinator Doctor Agnieszka invited us to visit Synzdelnia mountain which is a great symbol for Bielsko-Biala. We used cable car and it has a great development process. 
 
Although I stayed at ATH just for a short time, I could say that I am very happy to choose this university for this unforgettable experience. I would like to thank all my teachers and Doctor Agnieszka Bedkowska-Kopczyk.

Zeynep Sözbir -

I fell in love with Bielsko-Biala from the very first day of my arrival. It was as if I set foot in a magical city, hidden a great distance from where I lived. The city covered with lush forests was full of tranquility with the sound of birds chirping. That was the moment I was completely sure that my Erasmus adventure would be flawless. However, there was more which awaited me. With the help of authorities, I could easily find my way to the dormitory and university where I would be spending my days. After a great tour with a guide and other Erasmus students, I witnessed the interesting and heartbreaking history of both the city and Poland. I felt deeply sorry inside. Nevertheless, I was happy that I could empathize with citizens who were welcoming me to their country openheartedly. I was so eager to see where my education would start. Therefore, I went around the university of Bielsko-Biala immediately which consists of several buildings with a pleasant view. It attracted me most with its library, especially as a literature student. I believe that the beautiful statue of a woman reading a book in the garden of the university must be a clue for me about this situation. I easily found the books I intended to read in the company of polite librarians. In addition, I attended meetings that are arranged for introducing Erasmus+ students by our coordinator and I really enjoyed the feeling of becoming familiar with people with different personalities, cultures, and traditions. I learned interesting things that people had better avoid in Poland. For the very first time, I had experienced what was like to be in a cable car in Szyndzielnia where I had a chance to taste delicious food with mushrooms. We discovered churches which have a great atmosphere inside most particularly due to spectacular architecture, artistic touches on the sculptures and drawings on both the roof and walls. Last but not least, we gladly joined lots of activities such as a color fest, karaoke, walking in parks, and more. Among them, the best thing that happened to me was certainly having an opportunity to listen to my favourite composer Chopin via the talented pianist Avery Gaglino thanks to our institutional coordinator who is so kind to know I am fond of classical music. I was highly delighted by Cavatina Hall which offers people lots of performances for entertainment. It has such an elegant design that one could waltz around the hall while feeling like in a scene of a movie. Apart from that, my university days were went awesome. From the beginning until the end, my colleagues were so helpful that I could consult them whenever I have a question about lessons I take. The beautiful thing is I found my soulmate who is now my Polish best friend. I share lots of common points with her and want her to visit Turkey someday. Meanwhile, the professors were so cheerful and warm-hearted. They always cared about their students and enjoyed our presence. I did not have any difficulty during lessons. All in all, I am quite sure about the fact that my Erasmus days in Bielsko-Biala were so precious and unforgettable. 
 
Last of all, a park in Bielsko-Biala was a source of inspiration for me to write a poem:
 
BURDEN
 
Tell me world, how glorious are you 
While wrapping all kinds of 
Agony and overthoughts 
With those colorful delicate flower beds 
And azure sky of your curtains 
 
Tell me do not you know a limit 
While carrying the burden 
Of so many creatures 
As I feel like suffocating 
Everytime I think how you stand 
When even for a single heart, it is heavy 
The boundless arrogance of mankind
 
 

Study Schedule

You can access an English version of the study schedule here.

How to arrive to Bielsko-Biala


For some people, it may be confusing how to get to Bielsko-Biala from the airports of other Polish cities, such as Warsaw, Krakow, and Katowice. For this reason, this guide has been created. It will include information regarding how to get from Bielsko-Biala from the airports of Warsaw, Krakow, and Katowice, through the use of primarily train transportation.

Warsaw:
Arriving at the Warsaw Chopin Airport, make your way to the train station which is located near/inside the airport. From there, you will want to take the train which is departing for the Sulejówek Miłosna train station, although you will be getting off the train at the 5th stop, named Warszawa Zachodnia/W-wa Zachodnia (Western Warsaw).

Once at the Western Warsaw station, you will want to go to the train departure area, and find an intercity (IC) train which takes you straight to Bielsko-Biala. The train to Bielsko-Biala departs at many times. It is recommended that you check the available connections using this website, entering the corresponding date and time that you will be at the Warszawa Zachodnia station.

Once on the train, you will want to stay on it until you reach the stop named “Bielsko-Biała Główna” (Main Bielsko-Biala), get off the train at this stop. This trip should have taken you around 5 hours. Congratulations, you have reached Bielsko-Biala from Warsaw!

Krakow:
Arriving at the Kraków John Paul II International Airport, make your way to the train station which is located near/inside the airport. From there, you will want to take the train which is departing from Kraków Lotnisko (Krakow Airport) to Kraków Główny (Krakow Main Station). This train departs many times during the day. You will be getting off at the 6th stop, Krakow Main Station.

Once there, you will want to go to the train departure area, and find a train which is going to Bielsko-Biala. It is recommended that you check the available connections using this website, entering the corresponding date and time that you will be at the Krakow Main Station.

Once on the train, you will want to stay on in until you reach the stop named “Bielsko-Biała Główna” (Main Bielsko-Biala), get off the train at this stop. This trip should have taken you around 4 hours. Congratulations, you have reached Bielsko-Biala from Krakow!

Katowice:
Arriving at the Katowice Wojciech Korfanty Airport, make your way to the bus stop which is located near/inside the airport. From there, you will want to take a bus which is departing from the Pyrzowice Port Lotniczy (Pyrzowice/Katowice airport) bus stop to the Katowice Dworzec (Katowice Railway Station) bus stop. It is recommended that you check the available connections using this website, entering the corresponding date and time that you will be at the Pyrzowice/Katowice airport bus stop.

Once at the Katowice railway station, you will want to go to the train departure area, and find a train which is going to Bielsko-Biala. It is recommended that you check the available connections using this website, entering the corresponding date and time that you will be at the Katowice railway station.
Once on the train, you will want to stay on it until you reach the stop named “Bielsko-Biała Główna” (Main Bielsko-Biala), get off the train at this stop. This trop should have taken you around 2 hours. Congratulations, you have reached Bielsko-Biala from Katowice!

Important:
In case you are lost or unsure of something, do not being afraid to use the Internet (specifically, Google Maps), as it really is a valuable tool which can not only tell you where you are, but also can inform you about railway and bus connections. Airport and railway station workers will also help you if you have any questions.



University Library


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Poland


Poland is located in Central Europe, with a population of around 38 million. It is a democratic country with a parliamentary representative system, elections to parliament are held every 4 years, while presidential elections are held every 5 years. It is an ethnically and religiously homogenous country, with 98% of the population being comprised of ethnic Poles, and 90% of the population being Roman Catholics. Poland has been a member of NATO since 1999, and a member of the European Union since 2004. The official currency of Poland is the Zloty, Poland does not use the Euro.  

The Polish economy is one of the largest and fastest growing economies in Europe, its unemployment rate is also one of the lowest in the European Union.  

The country of Poland has more than a thousand-year long history, with the first Polish state being established in 966. Throughout its history, Poland has maintained rich political and cultural relations with many countries, such as France, Italy, and Lithuania. Poland, in the form of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, was one of the largest countries in Europe.  

Poles, the main inhabitants of Poland, are a Slavic ethnic group which speak the Polish language. As such, Poles have a strong cultural and linguistic relation with Czechs, Slovaks, Ukrainians, Byelorussians, and Russians, among other nations.

You can read more about Poland’s government (1), culture (2), history (3), and economy (4) by clicking on the corresponding hyperlinks.
(1) Politics of Poland
(2) Culture of Poland
(3) History of Poland
(4) Economy of Poland

Bielsko-Biala


Bielsko-Biala is a city in Southern Poland which is located at the foot of the Beskids [Polish Beskidy], and upon the Biała River, which for centuries separated the historical Silesia region from Lesser Poland s It is the capital of the region called Podbeskidzie [a region at the foot the Western Beskids] with 175 thousand inhabitants. As the name of the city suggests, initially Bielsko-Biala was not one city, but two different cities, Bielsko, and Biala, which were separated by the Biala river. The two cities were adminstratively connected in 1951, forming Bielsko-Biala. During the 20th century, the city was mainly associated with the automobile and electro-technical industries, and was the 2nd textile centre after Łódź. According to a report by the Arcadis company, Bielsko-Biala, in terms of social, economic, and environmental development, is the 6th best city to live in, in Poland!

The city of Bielsko-Biała has the potential to become an important cultural, economic, and transport hub in Central Europe, being located in an almost equal distance from the capital of Poland (Warsaw), the capital of Czechia (Prague), and the capital of Austria (Vienna), as well being quite close to the capital of Slovakia (Bratislava) and the capital of Hungary (Budapest).  For many people Bielsko-Biała is just a place they go through when travelling to  Slovakia, Hungary, Czechia, Austria, or further into Southern Europe. Whereas others, particularly the inhabitants of Upper Silesia [Polish: Górny Śląsk], pass by it during their holiday trips to the Beskids.  However, those who stay in Bielsko-Biala for longer learn the true history of the city, not a grand history which can be read about in textbooks, but a history which is still equally interesting, one which many may find surprising, and one which inspires reflection on the transience of life and fate. Read more
Bielsko-Biala is located right next to the powiat (district) Bielski. The Bielski district has a good turistic and recreational offer for international students who are studying at Bielsko-Biala. You can read more here.

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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More info in Polish: http://niepelnosprawni.ath.bielsko.pl/

Student Housing




The University of Bielsko-Biała offers you offers single, double and triple rooms in the Student Dormitory. Each room is equipped with a wardrobe, a table, a chair, a refrigerator and bed linen (to be changed every 3 weeks). Wi-Fi is included in the price.

Common spaces:
The spacious kitchens have two sinks, two slabs and they are fully equipped. Bathrooms are common for residents of 4 rooms. Every morning, special personnel cleans the common areas and corridors. A shared laundry room with two washing machines is available on the ground floor. There is a telephone on each floor.

For price list click here.

Information for Erasmus+ students
The winter semester starts on the 1st October. Checking in starts from the 29th of September. 
The summer semester starts on the 21nd of February. Checking in starts from the 18th of February.
Note that number of rooms is limited. Do not delay the application process.

Method of Payment 

How to log into USOS and pay your monthly rent for the student dormitory 
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Deposit 
At the beginning foreign students are asked to pay a refundable deposit for accommodation in the amount of about 150 PLN. The deposit will be returned to the students before their departure if there is no necessity to pay for any damage caused.
Download file: 
Housing Request Form - studies
Housing Request Form - internship

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Contact:
Student Dormitory (in Polish: Dom Studenta)
ul. Spółdzielców 11
43-303 Bielsko-Biała
Phone:  
+ 48 33 827-96-50
+ 48 604-087-842
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How to reach the Student Dormitory from the Bielsko-Biała Główna station (Bielsko-Biala Main Station), and also how to reach, from the Student Dormitory, the campus of the University of Bielsko-Biala?
Click HERE for instructions.

You can buy tickets in the kiosk (next to the train station or at the bus stop). Remember to clip your ticket in the bus.




Partner Institutions and Projects


Image by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay

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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ewa Sobiecka, MSc
head of the office
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Katarzyna Dudek, MSc
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Maria Kamińska, MA
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
   
 
   
   

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. 
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

More info in Polish: http://niepelnosprawni.ath.bielsko.pl/ read more>
24 February 2021
Partner Institutions and Projects

Image by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay

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