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: email@example.com
. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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+ Strategic Partnerships
Social Skills in Blended Learning for Better Student Achievement
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
Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme (CERV)
LITMAG - Testing the Boundaries and paving the way to democratization. East European Literary Magazines 1945 – 2004
International Visegrad Fund
Cooperation in promoting the directions of cultural tourism and cultural heritage in Ukraine and the V4 countries
Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway grants
Citizen journalism for enhancement of regional development. Development of the interdisciplinary curricula and implementation of teaching innovations (1/3/2022 – 29/2/2024)
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
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:
Contact information of the Science and External Cooperation Office:
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.
ul. Willowa 2
building L, room: 311 (3rd floor)
tel.: +48 (33) 82 79 330 or 445
fax: + 48 (33) 82 79 201
Katarzyna Dudek, MSc
head of the office
Ewa Sobiecka, MSc
Maria Kamińska, MA
Course Cataloge in Russian
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