UNIVERSITY OF BIELSKO-BIALA - UNIVERSITY FOR YOU!

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.
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

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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