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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
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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.

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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

Computer Science in English - winter intake


UPDATE: ADMISSIONS IS CLOSED

Dear Candidates,
 
The admission for the summer semester of 2021/2022 academic year is OPEN for 
Master of Science Degree Programme in Computer Science       
Click here to register!

Season's greetings


Have a nice and warm holidays and all the best for the New Year 2022!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKAfNg4id-Q

 

Coronavirus updates


Dear International Students nd Teachers,

According to the Ordinance No. 1598/2020/2021 of the Rector of the University of Bielsko-Biala of the 9th December 2021,
due to the pandemic situation, University of Bielsko-Biala is switching to distance (online) learning on Monday, 13the December. This solution will apply to students and lecturers to 9th of January, 2022. This applys to all courses. Please check your mailbox at MS Teams for updates.
 
If you feel sick, call a doctor and stay home! 24-hour telephone line will inform you how to deal with SARS-CoV-2 virus: 800 190 590 (for Polish telephone cards) and for foreign telephone cards +48 800 190 590 (for English press 6).

Moreover, the Polish government introduced the following restrictions:
 
-         the number of restaurants’, pubs’ and hotels’ customers is declined up to 30%;
-         the number of cinemas’ theaters’ customers is declined up to 30%;
-         discos and clubs are closed – exception 31st of December and 1st of January (maximum number of people in a disco: 100);
-         consumption in cinemas is forbidden;
-         the number of people using public transport is declined up to 75%.
 
If you need any help or have questions, contact us, that is your International Relations Office at the University of Bielsko-Biala: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Stay safe!
 
 

 

A meeting held in the Russian language



International Relations Ofiice invites all ATH / UBB students and teachers to an online meeting that will be held in the Russian language. Join us to meet your teachers and colleagues from Belarus and Kazahkstan, Russia, and Ukraine!
 
When: Tuesday, 7/12/2021, 6pm to 7.30pm
Where: MS Teams, International Students and Teachers, code/kod: zt97zzh. Link:

Sacral Music Concert





As part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the ATH University of Bielsko-Biala, we invite you to the SACRAL MUSIC CONCERT 🎼, which will take place at the Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Bielsko-Biala, plac Świętego Mikołaja 16 on December 4, 2021 (Saturday), at 19:15.
Performers:
➡ Choir of the University of Bielsko-Biala
➡ Daniel Strzałała - organ
➡ Jan Borowski - conductor
➡ Justyna Wojciechowska - master of ceremonies
In program:
Bach, Handel, Clausen, Sarsany, Ešenvalds, Raczyński, Bator, Koszewski
International students and teachers are warmly invited! Save the date and join the concert!

Sport actvities


Sport actvities for ATH University of Bielsko-Biala students
Badminton: Tuesday 20:30
Basketball: Monday 17:00
Where: ATH Sports Hall, Willowa 2, Bielsko-Biala
Join us!  

Erasmus+ Funded YETI project




The YETI project (Young Entrepreneurial Teachers Initiative), within the Erasmus+ programme, is an international Erasmus+ strategic partnership project, in which the University of Bielsko-Biala participates as a partner.

YETI project is a continuation of very fruitful cooperation within the PIETE project (PIETE - Partnership for Initial Entrepreneurship Teacher Education), in which UBB also participated as a partner from 2018 to 2021. The results of the project, as well as open access materials, can be accessed at https://www.entrepreneurialteachers.eu/
The leading member of the international consortium of the YETI project is the Czech Technical University in Ostrava. Apart from UBB, project members include University of Szeged (Hungary), Univations GmbH - Institute for Knowledge and Technology Transfer at Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany), Pedagogical University of Tyrol (Austria), Bantani Education (Belgium) and University Industry Interaction Network (the Netherlands).

The scope of the project is to develop the entrepreneurial competence of students in teacher training. It is important to underline that entrepreneurial competence is not only synonymous with the skills necessary to run a business successfully; entrepreneurship is nowadays understood as a much broader concept, referring to soft skills and multiple life skills. According to EU directives, entrepreneurship in its broadest sense is one of 8 key competences that underpin lifelong learning. YETI project therefore aims to include this key competence into teacher education, which nowaday is present only sporadically, mainly due to misinterpretation of the term.

The objectives of teacher education already include the development of entrepreneurial competence, but the methodology and actual content are not yet well developed in many countries. YETI project is beneficial mainly because of its effective support of entrepreneurship education in the field of teacher education. With entrepreneurial minded teachers, the entrepreneurial competence of the next generation of students in teacher education is likely to increase, which will benefit society as a whole in the long run. As various universities and other institutions are involved in the project, chances are created for long-term international cooperation in the field of interdisciplinary research as well as further didactic projects. If you are interested in the YETI project or the results of the previous PIETE project, please contact Dr. Anna Wieczorek (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) from the Institute of Modern Languages, who is the coordinator of both projects at UBB.

YETI webpage: https://yetiproject.eu/
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

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)

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

Katarzyna Dudek, MSc
head of the office
e-mail: 
kdudek@ath.bielsko.pl

Ewa Sobiecka, MSc
e-mail: esobiecka@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