Internationalization of scientific research and didactic programs is the priority for our university. WUE maintains partnership relations with a number of institutions and academic circles from all over the world. We share research efforts, organize international conferences, exchange personnel, organize lectures and traineeship programs, and participate in EU-funded programs. Cooperation with foreign institutions stimulates development and research of our scientific community and offers a chance to present Polish economic thought on a wider, international scale. Contacts with foreign partners directly influence the quality of research and education in our University. Cooperation within the framework of European programs is also gaining momentum, with large support from EU structural funds. The Wrocław University of Economics is particularly active in acquiring financial support within the framework of the European Social Fund – The Integrated Regional Operational Programme (IROP).
Last three years brought a significant improvement of internationalization for our University. In the field of didactic activities, this is indicated by an over 30% increase in the number of students involved in the Erasmus/Socrates program, development of Master/Bachelor Studies in Finance studies in English, introduction of doctoral studies in English, as well as numerous lectures presented in foreign languages (most notably English), with a large percentage of lectures presented by professors of foreign educational centers. WUE was involved in preparation of an international program of studies “Management in health service and social service institutions”, in partnership with Paris 13 University and the Wrocław Medical Academy and of intrafaculty studies of “Financing social security systems” in cooperation with Paris 1 University (the Sorbonne). Our students may also participate in courses at the International University Institute in Zittau (Germany). The Wrocław University of Economics has entered into consortiums of Study in Poland and Study in Wrocław, actively participating in such undertakings as international conferences (e.g. European Association for International Education), education fairs (e.g. China International Education Exihibiton 2006), and projects (Teper Wroclaw in Ukraine).
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Another example of long-standing and well-developed international partnership of higher education centers of the Nysa Euroregion can be found in the proceedings of the Academic Center of Coordination in Liberec, actively supported by WUE.
The Wrocław University of Economics is the only educational institution in Poland to offer a special business training program in cooperation with the USA Fundation Pennsylvania Partnerships Abroad, Ltd. (since 1990). Within the program, 250 WUE students have obtained 4-month training in the USA, free of charge. Our students are given the opportunity to participate in other grant programs, such as the Erasmus Curriculum Development, as well as study tours financed by DAAD, and numerous international workshops, such as Euro-Preneurship COEUR.