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  1. 1. Implementing the assumptions of the Bologna Declaration in Polish higher education Bożena Cieślar, Klaudia Matras, Sylwia Niewczas
  2. 2. Presentation Description• The presentation deals with the issue of implementing the premises of the Bologna Declaration in Poland. First, the main aims of the Bologna Declaration are discussed as well as the so-called Bologna Process. Then, the actions that were undertaken in Poland after the 1999, when the declaration was signed, are presented. The next part of the presentation consists of charts presenting the results of implementing the Erasmus programme in Poland and its results, namely the increased mobility of Polish students. Finally, the Bologna process in Ukraine is mentioned. The presentation ends with the discussion part that touches upon issues connected with the implementation of the Bologna Declaration in Ukraine.
  3. 3. The Bologna Declaration The Bologna Declaration was signed on the 19th of June 1999 and it introduced: Two main cycles of studies ( undergraduate, graduate) system of common credits – ECTS (European credit transfer system) European cooperation in quality assurance Common framework of reference of easily readable and comparable degrees
  4. 4. The Bologna process European integration in the field of higher education focuses on harmonising educational systems in the so-called Bologna process.• The main objectives of implementing the Bologna Declaration are: Creating conditions for students and teachers’ mobility Adjusting the educational system to current situation on labour market Improving the shape and competitive position of the higher education systems in Europe
  5. 5. Activites undertaken in Poland Working out the principles of issuing Diploma Supplements Applying the common credit system (ECTS) Developing two-stage study system as well as adjusting the standards of higher education in Poland Increasing students’ mobility Developing programmes for lecturing in foreign languages
  6. 6. European students coming to Poland In 1998/1999- 220 students In 1999/2000- 466 students In 2000/2001- 614 students In 2001/20002-1,300 students
  7. 7. Mobility of Polish students throughout the years(1998-2011)
  8. 8. Foreign students coming to Poland throughout the years.Since year 1998 the number of foreign students visiting Poland increased 34 times.Years Number of foreign students coming to Poland1998/1999 2202004/2005 23322007/2008 44462009/2010 60702010/2011 7583In Total: 1998-2011 36652
  9. 9. 10 Polish universities which sent the greatest number ofstudents on student exchange projects in 2009/2010University Number of studentsUniwersytet Warszawski 1117Uniwersytet Jagielloński 783Uniwersytet A. Mickiewicza w 775PoznaniuUniwersytet Wrocławski 526Uniwersytet Łódzki 386Politechnika Warszawska 352Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika 326Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach 269Politechnika Łódzka 261Uniwersytet Gdański 250
  10. 10. 10 Polish universities which accepted the greatest number of foreign Erasmus students in 2009/2010University Number of studentsUniwersytet Jagielloński 512Uniwersytet Warszawski 439Uniwersytet im. A. Mickiewicza w 224PoznaniuUniwersytet Wrocławski 219Politechnika Warszawska 194Szkoła Główna Handlowa w 172WarszawiePolitechnika Łódzka 153Politechnika Wrocławska 149Uniwersytet Łódzki 135Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w 134Krakowie
  11. 11. Mobility of Polish students in 2010/2011 – the most populartarget countries
  12. 12. Erasmus students coming to Poland in 2010/2011 Where did the greatest number of students come from?
  13. 13. Mobility of Polish university staff – popular target countriesin 2010/2011
  14. 14. 10 countries which accepted the greatest number of university staff in 2010/2011500045004000350030002500200015001000 500 0
  15. 15. The Bologna process in Ukraine Ukraine was welcomed to Bologna process at the summit in Bergen in 2005. Bologna zone
  16. 16. Discussion Are student exchange programs popular in Ukraine? Which countries are• the most popular to visit? Are assumptions of the Bologna Declaration implemented in Ukraine• (Establishment of a system of credits - ECTS; adoption of a system based• on two main cycles of education: Bachelor, Master; mobility od students)? Has any of you participated in a student exchange program yet?• Which country have you visited?