In terms of core vehicles for the University’s development, internationalisation - international cooperation programmes and initiatives, is one of the greatest challenges Jan Dlugosz University has taken up. In its primary form, the cooperation refers to the exchange of academic personnel and students – generally through undergraduate and graduate programmes, education in the Doctoral School, research and learning internships for academic staff and students, long- or short-term employment of foreign academic staff or participation of teaching staff in educational and research programmes. The University engages visiting professors in a series of lectures in Polish or other languages (of 60 teaching hours), as well as international students from partner universities in 3-month internships.
A crucial element of international exchange are over 170 bilateral agreements Jan Dlugosz University has signed so far, including the ones within the Erasmus+ and the CEEPUS programmes. The University’s grants for internationalisation are received through participation in projects and programmes of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the National Centre for Research and Development, and the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA). Until now, JDU has implemented the following projects: the PROM Programme - International scholarship exchange of PhD candidates, the STER - Doctoral Scholarships for Foreign Students, and the degree programme within STUDY in POLAND.
JDU academics are beneficiaries of the scholarships of: the Mobility Plus Programme of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the BEKKER Programme of the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange, the POLONIUM Programme of the Polish-French bilateral exchange, and the bilateral agreement between the Government of the Slovak Republic and the Government of Poland. Our students and PhD candidates are scholarship holders of the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange within the following programmes: the General Anders Scholarship Programme, the Stefan Banach Scholarship Programme, the Ignacy Łukasiewicz Scholarship Programme, and the Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme.
In the current year, the University has welcomed applications from 250 students and PhD candidates from Europe and Asia within the programmes of: the internship exchange, PROM, Erasmus+ and CEEPUS, together with over 60 candidates from Europe within the double diploma programmes. At the same time, over 50 JDU students and PhD candidates, while studying and interning abroad, mainly within Erasmus+, gained impressive global experience. In general, the annual JDU mobility accounts for 350 international visits and stays.
The most intense international collaboration develops with neighbouring countries - Ukraine, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania and Russia, to name but a few. Scientific research and artistic activity are also conducted in close cooperation with the institutions from France, Portugal, Spain, Croatia, China, Japan and the USA. The collaboration results in international experiences – the academics benefit from and boast mobility programmes, research publications, or innovative approaches together with their implementations. Double diplomas conferred by Jan Dlugosz University and a partner university is another boost of the collaboration. The range of academic centres and research institutions Jan Dlugosz University cooperates with is vast, but still the list continues to grow.