Central European Intenrational Week, University of Opole, April 16-20, 2018

2018 is a special year when we expect colleagues from over 20 partner countries to visit us within the framework of Erasmus+ KA107 programme. We invite all our partners to join the event and take part in any of the following modules:


Guest lectures by visiting professors

The University of Opole runs several study programmes in English (hello.uni.opole.pl/study) in the disciplines ranging from humanities and social sciences to natural sciences. It will be our pleasure to invite you, your faculty members to visit us and share your knowledge by giving our students lectures, workshops, or seminars. The call for lectures will be sent in the next newsletter.


Training sessions and contact seminars

Located in the very centre of Europe, connected to many universities on the continent and beyond, the University of Opole strives to establish itself as a meeting point for prospective collaborators to exchange experiences, discuss good practices, and make academic connections.


International Conference 17th - 18th April 2018:

Interdisciplinarity and Transdisciplinarity - Science for Society and Human Beings

Participate in an inclusive conference on the state of contemporary academia. Within the scope of the topics are:

  • the (dis)advantages of interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity
  • doing science for (rather than on) society and human beings
  • local identities vs. globalization of science and academia
  • cultural diplomacy and higher education
  • English as a lingua franca of academia; dominance of Anglo-American academic traditions 
  • research and teaching cooperation programmes - good practices and achievements,
  • quality and comparability of research/teaching programmes;
  • new methods/technologies in academic teaching/research
  • research excellence indicators: global/local perspectives

Students and PhD candidates who would like to share their research projects and discuss them with experts are welcome to join the conference panel for students held on 18 April 2018.

  • To take part please register through an online form and include the topic of your proposed presentation with a short abstract and key words by 1 April 2018.
  • Papers accepted for the conference should be 15 minutes long
  • The participation in the conference is free of charge.
  • Conference papers will be published in "Polish Borderlands Studies", an interdisciplinary on-line academic journal founded and published by the Institute of Political Sciences, University of Opole. The Journal publishes articles (in the Polish and English languages). The articles will be published in an open access.

The organizers can help arrange accommodation at the university facilities or in the town.

There will be a cultural programme and a possibility to arrange weekend trips before or after the International Week to the nearby Polish cities of Wroclaw or Krakow and to other European cities. The chance to explore Central Europe will definitely broaden the experience of our international colleagues coming from all over the world.

More information (Website) - Conference Call for Papers (PDF) - Preliminary Schedule (PDF)

The Central European Week by The University of Opole is organized under the auspices of the Vice-Rector for Research and Finance prof. Dr hab. Janusz Słodczyk

Organizing committee: Dr. Michał Wanke, Office for International Study Programmes/Institute of Sociology, Dr. Katarzyna Molek-Kozakowska, Communication Studies Lab/Faculty of Philology, Oksana Smolnikova, MA, Office for International Study Programmes.


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