Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) has released the results of this year’s call for proposals of the “STER – Internationalisation of Doctoral Schools” programme. Ten universities will receive funding totalling nearly 20 million PLN under the programme NAWA STER, and the University of Wrocław is one of them! The project was created by our International Office led by Urszula Broda.
International doctoral studies, summer schools, and study tours abroad – those are only some of the university’s activities that will be funded under NAWA’s “STER – Internationalisation of Doctoral Schools” programme. NAWA has earmarked nearly 20 million PLN for university projects. As part of the NAWA-funded “Internationalisation as a Quality of the New Doctoral School” project, the University of Wrocław is planning to broaden cooperation with universities in Bochum and Ostrava, as well as universities in Florence and Tomsk. We are also planning to award scholarships to PhD students, organise summer schools, enhance international competences, organise self-presentation classes and study tours abroad.
Other universities to receive funding are: Jagiellonian University in Kraków, AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Gdańsk University of Technology, Łódź University of Technology, Silesian University of Technology, Warsaw University of Technology, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.
The “STER – Internationalisation of Doctoral Schools” programme is aimed at Polish universities and scientific institutions which run doctoral schools. The objective of the programme is to support internationalisation of doctoral schools in:
- improving the quality of education in doctoral schools and the quality of scientific research done by PhD students through international exchange of good practice and experiences,
- increasing international mobility of PhD students,
- developing activities related to university internationalisation, including organising teaching visits of foreign professors, organising courses aimed at improving the competences of PhD students and academic staff,
- supporting long-term international cooperation of doctoral schools,
- attracting PhD students and supervisors from abroad,
- awarding scholarships to PhD students who work on PhD projects in international cooperation and aim at obtaining a joint degree or a double degree,
- conducting international research projects by PhD students.