Cultural differences in contacts with a foreign student

Between 27th and 29th of June 2022, the teaching and administrative staff of the University of Bielsko-Biala participated in the training "Cultural differences in contacts with a foreign student". They analyzed characteristic elements of different cultures, especially focusing on those of their social motivation elements not present in the Polish culture. The training covered such cultures as: Ukrainian, Russian, Spanish, Italian, German, British, the cultures of Eastern Asia and the African and Arabic cultures.

The training was organized by the Optima Center for Development and Staff Training from Sopot, as a part of the project „University of Bielsko-Biala - your friendly space for study and intercultural integration”. The project is financed by the National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) and supported by the European Social Fund. 

Hybrid CPD course for English teachers

From June 27th to July 1st, 2022, a hybrid CPD course for English teachers was organised at our university, as part of the e-CET project, financed by the Erasmus+ program. During the course, the teachers who decided to take part had access to the e-learning Moodle platform with educational materials created by the E-CET project team. Within each of the available modules, all participants could perform various tasks, all of which were aimed at refreshing their language and methodological competencies. The participants' performance was supervised and evaluated by a team of our specialists. The course-takers had the opportunity to test the functionality of the created platform, and soon its full version will be put into use for all teachers who feel the need to improve their knowledge and skills needed in their professional work and beyond.

Soon some workshops are to be organised at the University as well, during which it will be possible to check what our platform has to offer. We cordially invite you to participate!

More information is to be shared soon. Stay tuned!

A successful trip!

Our trip to the Szyndzielnia was a great success. Not only was it a great opporutnity for us to admire the Bielsko-Biała landscape and environment, it was also a chance for us to discuss international matters, such as cultural differences between the Polish culture and other cultures. Thank you to all the students who came for a wonderful trip!

Szyndzielnia trip

Dear students,

We would like to invite you all to join us for a trip to the Szyndzielnia, tomorrow (Saturday, 28th of May) at around 11:00. 

The organiser of the trip is Agnieszka Będkowska-Kopczyk, her number is 600 453 371.

I have also created this guide, which helps you reach the bus stop closest to Szyndzielnia from the Student Dormitory.


Have a nice and fun trip!

CPD training COURSE for English Teachers

 Erasmus+ Project Team wants to invite you to the on-line CPD-course for teachers of English held at the University of Bielsko-Biala between 27th June – 1st July 2022.

The course is free of charge and the participants will receive Certificates of Attendance.

ATH Sports Days

Dear students, we would like to once again remind you of the ATH Sports Days!
Send your application and become a team member of 
- beach volleyball (3-person teams, including at least 1 woman) - 23 May
- futsal (interdepartmental games, each department organizes its own team, at least 5 players with a goalkeeper) - May 24
- badminton - May 25
- table tennis - May 25
- 3 × 3 basketball - May 26
Individual and group (teams) applications can be sent to the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until May 22, 2022.

Badminton training

Dear students, we invite you to join us for badminton training in our university sport's hall, every Tuesday from 18:30 to 20:30! 😃

Recruitment Periods

Dear students and candidates,

Below we are publishing an english translation of the recruitment periods for foreign students for our university, as per the Rules & Procedures No. 1630/2021/2022 of the Rector of the University of Bielsko-Biala of the 6th of April 2022:

Recruitment 1st round 2nd round 3rd round
Electronic Registration From 06.04.2022  to 30.06.2022 From 20.07.2022 to 31.08.2022 From 10.09.2022 to 21.09.2022
Entrance exams/preliminary interview (if required) 04.07.2022 to 08.07.2022 01.09.2022 to 06.09.2022 22.09.2022 to 23.09.2022
Decision of the Rector 20.07.2022 7.09.2022 26.09.2022
Application of Candidates From 21.07.2022 to 29.09.2022 From 08.09.2022 to 29.09.2022 From 27.09.2022 to 29.09.2022


Citizen Journalism for enhancement of regional development. Development of the interdisciplinary curricula and implementation of teaching innovations - a new ATH project

ATH new project "Citizen Journalism for enhancement of regional development. Development of the interdisciplinary curricula and implementation of teaching innovations".
Duration: 1/3/2022 – 29/2/2024
Objective: to develop a new interdyscyplinaryspecialization module Citizen Journalism consisting of 90 ECTS, i.e., 60 ECTS for BA and 30 ECTS for MA studies of Polish philology.

Online kickoff meeting with the partners from the Arctic University of Norway. 

More info about the project - click here.

All4Smile - Charity Project by the ATH Student Council

"Happiness is the only thing that multiplies when you share it." -Albert Schweitzer
We are proud to announce the new All4Smile project. It is a charity project that aims to support refugees in Poland, by assisting them with material help and ensuring that their basic needs are met. The project originates from the Student Council of the University of Bielsko-Biala initiative "ATH POMAGA!" (ATH is helping!).
The centre of the project is located on the campus of ATH, at the D building, Willowa 2, 43-300 Bielsko-Biała. If you are interested in assisting the All4Smile project, you can help by donating items such as clothes, food, personal care products, school supplies, and so on,  alternatively, you can fill in a special form and become a volunteer!
If you want to know more about the project, you can access their website at

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: 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:

More info in Polish: 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



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

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:

     ul. Willowa 2
     43-309 Bielsko-Biała
     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
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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