UNIVERSITY OF BIELSKO-BIALA - UNIVERSITY FOR YOU!

New Erasmus+ Project at our University


 
2022 to be another successful year for Erasmus+ Projects at the Institute for Modern Languages – Social Skills in Blended Learning for Better Student Achievement (KA220-SCH-AB540773) is a 3-year Erasmus+ funded initiative aimed at developing various online tools for teachers aimed at increasing the level of Transversal Skills development in an online teaching and learning environment. The consortium of 7 project partners from Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Poland. HERE you can find more information regarding the project along with contact data to the project coordinator dr Elwira Lewandowska.

Cooperation with University of Sopron, Hungary


Habil. Dr. László Varga associate professor and the dean of Benedek Elek Faculty of Pedagogy at the #UniversityofSopron, Hungary, gave an on-line guest lecture on „Early Childhood Neuropedagogy – Golden 3000 Days” at the Department of Pedagogy. Thank you dr Małgorzata Jopek-Bizoń for initiating promising cooperation between #UniversityofBielskoBiala and #UniversityofSopron! Read more.

A message from the Student Government




➡️ A message from the Student Government
 
The Student Government of Akademia Techniczno-Humanistyczna is connect with our students from Ukraine in these tough times. We would like to inform you that among students and employees of the Akademia Techniczno-Humanistyczna there is a great desire to support you. Remember, you are not alone! If you need to talk, get help with a given matter, find out something or any other help – do not hesitate to message us. If, however, you need help, Ms Joanna Kancler is employed at the university (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), who offers you free psychological support at certain times (you only need to make an appointment). The Student Government also makes an appeal to students from Poland - none of us are to blame for this situation, but each of us needs support and a sense of community in these grim times. If you can see that an international student has a problem - help him, talk to him, remember that we are all human.

Since the irst day of the war in Ukraine, the Student Government has organized emergency service that is located in the Building D in our university campus. If you want to join us and help, contact the Chairman of the Student Government Nikodem Słowiński (+48797769096). Together we are greater than each of us alone!

More: https://www.facebook.com/samorzad.ath

Welcome new incoming students!


Dear Students,

welcome to our ATH University of Bielsko-Biala! We begin the Orientations Days tomorrow, that is,
on Monday, the 21st of February. Click here for the Program.

We are looking forward to seeing you!
Your IROs Team 
 

How to arrive to Bielsko-Biala and our student dorm


Dear new incoming International Students,

Do you wonder 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 and find a guide that will help you in your first steps in our town!

We wish you a safe journey to our beautiful town!
Your UBB IRO Team

A farewell meeting



Yesterday we had a wonderful farewell meeting with some of our international students. Great Asian cuisine, great stories, and great people. Even though you will be leaving ATH, Bielsko-Biala and Poland, we know that your hearts and your souls will always remain here, and that the memories you have created here, and the friends that you have made, will remain forever. 🥰🥰🥰
The International Relations Office wishes all Erasmus+ students returning to their home countries a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable trip, we will always remember you! ♥️♥️♥️ Do zobaczenia! ♥️♥️♥️
Your UBB IRO Team

Coronavirus updates: Rules & Procedures No. 1615/2021/2022


Dear International Students and Teachers,

We announce the Rules & Procedures No. 1615/2021/2022 of the Rector of the University of Bielsko-Biala of the 15th February 2022
in regards to preventing the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus among the academic community of the University of Bielsko-Biala.

1) Taking into consideration the dynamically changing situation of the pandemic and the incidences of individuals within the academic community of the University of Bielsko-Biala falling ill due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, during the period from the 21st of February 2022 until the 27th of February 2022 classes which were supposed to be carried out on-campus will be cancelled (Art. 1/1).

2) During this period, the classes planned to be conducted in the premises of the University will take place on the same days and hours, but in a fully remote mode, using methods and techniques of distance learning (Art. 1/2).

3) Also, the verification of effectiveness of learning, which includes tests and examinations, as well as the defence of theses, will be carried out only in an online form. (Art Art. 1/5).

4) The student dormitory will implement a restriction on the reserving of accommodation which lasts for less than 30 days (Art. 2/6).

5) The library of the University of Bielsko-Biala will remain open, still following pandemic restrictions. In rooms dedicated to individuals utilising the library, it will be prohibited for more than 15 people, or more than 1 individual per 15 m2, to be in the room, not including the librarian. Before the entrance to the library there will be information about these limits, which will be observed. Individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are excluded from these limits, provided they are able to show proof of their vaccination, either in the form of an EU Digital COVID Certificate, a certificate of vaccination, or a negative COVID test result and proof of recovery. (Art. 2/7).

6) In campus buildings workers and students have an obligation to cover their nose and mouth with the use of a face mask. (Art. 2/9).

7) Every time a worker or student enters a campus building, and before entering a classroom, they should disinfect their hands with the use of anti-bacterial gel. (Art. 2/10)

8) Individuals with a body temperature of over 37.5c should immediately vacate the campus building they are in, as well as the campus itself (Art. 2/11).

Stay safe!
Your UBB IRO

Rules for travellers before arriving to Poland


Dear incoming Exchange Students,

before arriving to Poland and Bielsko-Biala, you can get acquainted with the rules for travellers here and here
.
We are looking forward to welcoming you!

UBB IROs Team

University Library: Instructions in English


Dear Students,

find out how to use our University library and its online catalogue.

Click this picture for general instructions:


Click this picture for instructions about the online catalogue:



Coronavirus updates: Rules & Procedures No. 1563/2020/2021


Dear International Students nd Teachers,

According to Rules & Procedures No. 1563/2020/2021 of the Rector of the University of Bielsko-Biala of the 7th September 2021 in regards to preventing the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus among the academic community of the University of Bielsko-Biala we inform you that:

1) Taking into consideration the dynamically changing situation of the pandemic and the incidences of individuals within the academic community of the University of Bielsko-Biala falling ill due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, during the period from the 26th of January 2022 until the 20th of February 2022 classes which were supposed to be carried out on-campus will be cancelled (Art. 1).

2) During the above-mentioned period, the verification of effectiveness of learning, which includes tests and examinations, as well as the defence of theses, will be carried out only in an online form (Art 2).

3) The student dormitory will implement a restriction on the reserving of accommodation which lasts for less than 30 days (Art. 6).

4) The library of the University of Bielsko-Biala will remain open, still following pandemic restrictions. In rooms dedicated to individuals utilising the library, it will be prohibited for more than 15 people, or more than 1 individual per 15 m2, to be in the room, not including the librarian. Before the entrance to the library there will be information about these limits, which will be observed. Individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are excluded from these limits, provided they are able to show proof of their vaccination, either in the form of an EU Digital COVID Certificate, a certificate of vaccination, or a negative COVID test result and proof of recovery (Art. 7).

5) In campus buildings workers and students have an obligation to cover their nose and mouth with the use of a face mask (Art. 9).

6) Every time a worker or student enters a campus building, and before entering a classroom, they should disinfect their hands with the use of anti-bacterial gel (Art. 10).

7) Individuals with a body temperature of over 37.5c should immediately vacate the campus building they are in, as well as the campus itself (Art. 11).

Stay safe,

Your IROs Team
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