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Internationalization of University

Source of finance: co-funded from European Social Fund and national budget
Programme: Operational Programme Human Capital
Priority IV: Higher education and science
Measure: 4.1 Strengthening and development of didactic potential of universities and increasing the number of graduates from faculties of key importance for knowledge-based economy
Sub-measure: 4.1.1 Strengthening and development of didactic potential of universities
Period of implementation: 1.08.2009 to 30.09.2013
Organizational structure:
Project Director: Krzysztof Karaszewski
Project Manager: Zuzanna Żochowska
Assistant Project Menager: Wojciech Wnorowski

Description of the project:
The Project sets up a development of international cooperation between AWFiS and other academic centers in Europe. The project’s budget includes funding a number of courses given in English in order to encourage foreign students to visit AWFiS Gdansk in framework of Erasmus program. In order to brake down language barriers, 30 AWFiS academic teachers will be provided with high quality language courses and a broad offer of international practices. As a result a number of students participating in the Erasmus program will increase even 10 times! Furthermore, these who will take part in the exchange program will be provided with assistance in gathering funds and organizing their stay abroad.
The project’s value has been assessed for 2 million zloty and it is completely funded from the  ESF and national budget. The implementation of the project started on the 1st of August 2009.

The project is co-financed by the European Union within
the European Social Fund scheme.


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The ACK project (Development of the Academic Careers Office)

Source of finance: co-funded from European Social Fund and national budget
Programme: Human Capital Operational Programme
Priority IV: Higher education and science
Priority name: 4.1 Strengthening and development of didactic potential of universities and increasing the number of graduates from faculties of key importance for knowledge-based economy
Sub-measure: 4.1.1 Strengthening and development of didactic potential of universities
Period of implementation: 1.08.2009 to 30.09.2012
Organizational structure:
Project Manager: Maciej Topolewski, Career Officer: Magdalena Kowalska,
Trainees: Karolina Krzemińska, Jan Bielawski

Description of the Project:
The value of the ACK project (development of a Academic Careers Office) is the amount of 5 millions zloty. The project will be completely funded from the means of European Social Fund as well as from the national budget. This budget allows employing two experienced careers officers, three trainees and volunteers. Furthermore for the money we have been assigned there will be provided a fully equipped, suited for handicapped training room. There will be motivational and informational trainings given. The main aim of the ACK project is to encourage first year students in gathering a professional experience in the early stage of Studies. They will be acknowledged with methods of planning their professional careers as soon as they start to study.
There will be 1500 students trained in the ACK project in the range of:
Entrepreneurship – how to set up a company, create a business plan, asses necessary financial means
Social abilities – communication, negotiation, assertiveness, creativity, team management
Professional abilities – creating an application documentation, interview, successful job seeking, labour market requirements.

The trainings will be given in form of a workshop, in small groups of maximum ten students in fully equipped training room suited also for handicapped. Once in a month there will be a lecture given by a famous, successful entrepreneur on how to be a successful in a labour market. There will be offered 300 paid internships and over 120 non-paid practices. The innovative part of the project is creating a system of cooperation between the ACK (Students Careers Office) and labour market/employers in order to adapt program of studies to current labour market requirements.

The project is co-financed by the European Union within
the European Social Fund scheme.


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OKO

Source of finance: co-funded from means of ESF and national budget
Programme: Human Capital Operational Programme
Priority IV: Higher education and science
Measure: 4.1 Strengthening and development of didactic potential of universities
Sub-measure: 4.1.1 Strengthening and development of didactic potential of universities
Period of implementation: 1.08.2009 to 30.09.2014
Organizational structure:
Project Director: Krzysztof Karaszewski
Project Manager: Agnieszka Theus
Assistant Project Menager: Wojciech Wnorowski

Description of the project:

Project sets up a modification of the existing faculty of SPORT into an OLIMPIC SPORT faculty designed for elite athletes. The idea is to recruit the best young athletes and provide them with the best education adjusted to the schedule of trainings and sports events. The future OLIMPIC SPORT student will have an opportunity to gain experience and knowledge through practices in schools, sports clubs and sports organizations, e.g. Polish Olympic Committee, Polish Sports Unions, etc. Classes and lectures will match the schedule of trainings and sports events. Graduates will posses a broad range of abilities, powers and licenses, e.g. to work as teacher, 2nd class trainer, sports events manager. They will also have a opportunity to continue their education on Master’s Degree Studies. When considering didactics the project includes trainings, workshops and lectures given by professors and highly qualified top specialists. The project’s budget includes also apprenticeships for AWFiS didactic staff in Poland as well as in academic centers abroad. The value of the project is assessed for amount of 5 million zloty. The implementation of the project started on the 1st of August 2009.

The project is co-financed by the European Union within
the European Social Fund scheme.


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The Wind and Water School

Fund name: European Social Fund
Programme: Operational Programme Human Capital
Priority IX: Development of education and competencies in the regions
Measure: 9.1 Equalization of educational chances and providing high quality of educational services performed within the framework of the educational system
Sub-measure: 9.1.2 Strengthening Equalization of educational chances of students from groups with hindered access to education and diminishing the disproportion in the quality of educational services
Period of implementation:  01.03.2009 do 31.07.2010
Organizational structure:
Project Manager: Maciej Topolewski,
Project Coordinator: Kamil Koniuszewski
Consultant in didactics: Zbigniew Czubek

Description of the project:
"The Wind and Water School" is an innovative project in framework of didactics. The idea of it is to develop knowledge in science, physics, biology, mathematics, ICT and entrepreneurship using a combination of theory and practice of sailing. It is designed for pupils from primary and grammar/high schools in the age from 9 to 18 years old. There will be 140 pupils participating in the project. Forty pupils in the age of 9 to 12, fifty pupils in the age of 13 to 15 and fifty in the age of 16 to 18 years old.

Detailed purposes of the Project:
1) Developing knowledge from physics and mathematics based on theory of sailing
2) Developing knowledge from biology, geography and ecology based on meteorology, navigation, etc.
3) Developing competence in ICT by using GPS systems and modern navigation systems, electronic maps, radio, radio phone, Navtex system, etc.
4) Entrepreneurship – how to be an entrepreneur basing on marina management, yachts building
5) Gaining skills in sailing, yachting and windsurfing using different types of yachts and sailboats.

Theory classes.
The classes will take place on weekends in the period from October 2009 till May 2010. It is planned to give 81 hours of theory in total.
Courses will be given by experienced didactic staff, teachers and trainers. Also didactic aids like exercise-books and copy-books designed particularly for this project will be provided.

Practices.
First part of practical classes will take place in September and October 2009. In the winter time pupils will attend Theory classes (October 2009 – May 2010). Pupils will be back on water in May and June 2010. There will be 80 hours of practices given in total. Pupils will learn sailing in Zatoka Gdanska (Gulf of Gdansk) and Vistula river estuary. All the classes will be given by AWFiS employees and graduates, experienced trainers and sailing instructors.

The implementation and progress of the Project will be evidenced in form of video recordings made by AWFiS students. In June 2010 the project will end up with a three day regatta for pupils participating in the project. It will be a test for skills and abilities they gave gained during the Wind and Water School project.

The project is co-financed by the European Union within
the European Social Fund scheme.


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