The project responds to the challenges in the field of higher education in Poland and Europe as well as the needs of the labor market related to changes occurring in the environment international and diplomacy. These are the issues of the growing number of foreigners in Poland, the fact and the need for further internationalization of higher education, more active diplomacy, including public Polish and the need for education students in this area. Education in an international environment and in English builds natural competence here.
The main goal of the project is to create an international, lasting 4 semesters (two in Krakow, two in Siena), a joint English-language study program International Relations and Public Diplomacy, including the development of a study program and teaching materials in cooperation with the University of Siena (having complementary to the Jagiellonian University competences in education in the field of public and cultural diplomacy).
The target group will be graduates and first-cycle graduates from Poland, Europe and non-European countries (which will enable natural cooperation in the environment international and intercultural), interested in deepening knowledge in a unique in the country as well as the EU program combining competences related to international issues and public diplomacy.
Description of planned activities
As part of the project, study visits are planned, during which partners will learn their ways of conducting study programs, program conferences, preparation of joint didactic materials for students (including the purchase of textbooks) and program promotion (electronic media, participation in fairs, printed matter).
Results and benefits and how to achieve them
The result of the project will be the preparation of a joint study program International Relations and Public Diplomacy in cooperation with the University of Siena. Benefit will create a project based on a synergistic cooperation model and previous experience of both universities (at the Jagiellonian University, especially in the field of International studies Security and Development, at the University of Siena based on the Public and Cultural Diplomacy program).
Expected benefits from the implementation of the Project
The project will allow to prepare a second degree study program unique in Poland and Europe, as well as increase the level of internationalization of the Jagiellonian University, which is in line with the strategy for the development of higher education in Poland, the development strategy of the Jagiellonian University and WSMiP.
Partnership cooperation in the project
As part of the cooperation, the Jagiellonian University will be responsible for project coordination, organization of study visits to Krakow, and project preparation in the field of relations international, and the partner will be responsible for the logistic organization of visits to Siena, substantive care over issues related to public diplomacy.