On 30th March, the UW authorities met with the representatives of twenty German universities, which belong to the German Academic Exchange Service (German: DAAD). The main aim of the visit was to strengthen the cooperation and discuss the possibility of joint academic projects.
The meeting between the authorities of the University of Warsaw and their German counterparts was part of the German Academic Exchange Service project. It aims at familiarising the presidents, vice presidents and chancellors of the German universities with the reality of Polish higher education institutions.
Prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak, the UW Rector, thanked the representatives of twenty DAAD universities for the existing cooperation, “Many of our students and scientists visit German universities. I hope that this cooperation will continue, resulting in joint projects of our researchers”.
“I am impressed by the beautiful main campus of the University of Warsaw. The DAAD monitors many projects with German universities, but we have our greatest foreign partner in Poland. In the course of the delegation’s visit, we want to learn more about Polish universities, strengthen international cooperation and discuss the possibility of joint projects,” Dr Kai Sicks, the Secretary General of the DAAD, said.
During the meeting, the UW Rector presented the key facts about the University and mentioned the latest initiatives, such as the establishment of the Faculty of Medicine. Prof. Nowak also answered a few questions of the German guests regarding the help for Ukrainian students, the University’s finance and employment issues.
The event also included the address of Robert Gray, the UW Chancellor, who said a few words about the University’s structure and administrative issues. Prof. Ewa Krogulec, the Vice-Rector for Development held a presentation on the University’s latest investments. The question of the digitalisation at the UW was brought up by Prof. Sambor Grucza, the Vice-Rector for Cooperation and Human Resources. The event was also attended by Dr Justyna Godlewska-Szyrkowa (the UW Rector’s Plenipotentiary for Quality of Education), Diana Pustuła (the Head of the UW Office for International Research and Liaison) and Dr Anna Sadecka (the Head of the UW International Relations Office), who discussed the University’s activities in education, research and international cooperation.
The University of Warsaw was also represented by Prof. Zygmunt Lalak, the Vice-Rector for Research.
The delegation included the authorities of twenty universities: University of Passau, University of Regensburg, Technische Universität Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, University of Bonn, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, University of Bayreuth, Ulm University, Giessen University, University of Hildesheim, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Leipzig University, University of Hohenheim, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, German Sport University Cologne, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, and University of Stuttgart.
The meeting was also attended by Dr Martin Krispin, the Director of the DAAD Regional Office Warsaw.