By decision of the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) in Brussels, the international consortium COLOURS, which Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa is part of, received the status of a European University. Obtaining the honourable title is the result of JDU joining the consortium and participating in the implementation of a powerful, interinstitutional project.
Only 7 consortia out of 65 applications received funding from the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). In addition to JDU, among Polish universities, Cracow University of Technology became a member of another consortium.
For JDU it is one of the greatest successes and a great opportunity for further internationalisation of fields of study, scientific cooperation and exchange of experience in the field of innovation.
COLOURS, or COLlaborative innOvative sUstainable Regional univerSities is an alliance of nine universities from EU countries, whose common feature is a strong commitment to the development of regions. Apart from Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa, it comprises: Paderborn University (Germany) - leader, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain), University of Ferrara (Italy), Le Mans University (France), Kristianstad University (Sweden), Josip Juraj Strossmayer University in Osijek (Croatia), University St Kliment Ohridski Bitola (Macedonia), Ventspils University of Applied Sciences (Latvia).
With our participation, the consortium (the acronym COLOURS) received funding in the amount of approx. EUR 15 million for a joint project for 48 months.
COLOURS will promote joint educational programmes in international and interdisciplinary teams in the field of research and innovation, in cooperation with local external stakeholders. This profile of the proposed joint ventures will also optimise the mobility of students, young researchers, academics and administrative staff of the partner universities. At the same time, innovative interdisciplinary pilot projects will foster the strengthening of research cooperation in the international space and the transfer of knowledge and technologies supporting entrepreneurship in the local, international and general social context.
Representatives of JDU who participated in the preparation of the application:
prof. Janusz Kapuśniak – Vice-Rector for Research & International Relations,
prof. Marcin Sosnowski – Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology,
prof. Przemysław Sznurkowski – Dean of the Faculty of Humanities,
prof. Joanna Górna – Head of the University of the Third Age (Faculty of Social Sciences),
dr Olga Bińczyk – Vice-Dean for Student and Didactic Affairs of the Faculty of Humanities,
prof. Renata Barczyńska-Felusiak – Vice-Dean for Student and Didactic Affairs of the Faculty of Science and Technology,
dr Rafał Głębocki - academic teacher, Faculty of Science and Technology,
dr Agnieszka Rudzka – Erasmus+ Coordinator at the Faculty of Science and Technology,
Bartłomiej Kowalik, MA – Institutional Coordinator of the Erasmus+ Programme,
Illia Kulchikovskyi, MA – Deputy Institutional Coordinator of the Erasmus+ Programme,
Aleksander Frymus – student of the Faculty of Science and Technology