Erasmus+ Policy Statement




1. Mission, goals and priorities of UCTE for activities in the Erasmus+ program:

1.1. UCTE strategic directions perfectly fit into the tasks posed by the modern institution of higher education. They can be described by three fundamental slogans, which defined the direction of the development of the University: CLOSER TO THE STUDENT, CLOSER TO THE ECONOMY, CLOSER TO THE WORLD. Each of these philosophy points of functioning of UCTE shows it as a modern, friendly, international higher education university. University, which is monitoring needs on the labor market, flexibly adapting training programs to the expectations of the real economy. University, whose priority is to ensure the highest standards of teaching in the adopted unified training programs formula with foreign partners and giving away common international graduated diplomas.

1.2. UCTE focuses on multilateral cooperation with leading educational centers in Europe and the world. In the group of closest partners are University colleges of Great Britain, Hungary, Slovakia, Italy, Spain. University is interested in active cooperation agreement, which making possible to realize a modern, professional teaching process. The basis for effective cooperation projects will be based on knowledge transfer, exchange of know-how and unification of educational programs. The university plans to organize monographic lectures of professors from abroad, semester exchange of students, staff training and the implementation of common research projects. UCTE takes part in creating international education programs in a foreign languages. Today is ready for training in English, the University is open and ready to educate students from both the EU and outside the EU.A dedicated team of guardians support foreigners, implementing an induction program at the University. Students receive support and assistance in learning the Polish language, learning about Polish culture and the specifics of life in our country. Coordinator monitors their expectations and is ready to respond in case of the individual needs of students.

1.3. The mission of The University College of Tourism and Ecology is practical training at a level of the European standards. Goal of the University is to enable to students achieving of good overall knowledge, specialized knowledge as well and in the same time create the important skills to enter the labor and business market. Students of UCTE developing the skills of ability to freely communicating with people, to which they are using modern technology, invention, imagination, creativity and fluent knowledge of foreign languages. Our goal is to create for the graduates of UCTE the possibility to undertake a satisfactory job in leading companies and institutions or running own company in European market.

1.4. The University College of Tourism and Ecology supports and will continue to many projects based on youth exchange and implementation of common projects - social and cultural. Building awareness of Europeans - the openness and free communication, tolerance and sensitivity to the needs of the people - it is a social priority of education in UCTE.

2. Quality of academic mobility

2.1. The primary strategic goal of UCTE is a significant improvement of quality in all areas of the University is typing in the directives of the EU and implementing modern, transnational, specialized direction of development, University College of Tourism and Ecology sets the four basic strategic goals for the period 2012-2020. Specialization of education, internationalization of the University, elitist of education, innovative of education model.

2.3. In the time of common educational market one of the priority of the University if development of common projects with actual partners and beginning of cooperation with new academic societies. Currently UCTE cooperates with many European universities (England, Portugal, Italy, Cyprus, Hungary, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia) and outside Europe within a range of Erasmus+ program. One of the most important forms of exchange is the mutual exchange of experience and mobility between students and teachers in Erasmus+ program.

2.4 The University strives for an intensive exchange of professors teaching of foreign universities. UCTE supports the mobility of students, graduate students and professors. Enters the unification of training programs, allowing students to education at the partner universities and getting double international diploma. UCTE is ready to realize studies for foreign students. Strategy of "internationalization" covers a broad action-oriented as students from non-EU countries, offering European standards of education and honored around the world European university diploma. UCTE implements and develops extensive contacts outside Polish borders. It is planned to organize internships in the European Parliament (as far), cooperates with international organizations, be involved in projects promoting Poland in the international arena.

2.5 In the interests of ensuring and improving the quality of education is developed internal quality assurance system.

2.6 ECTS points have been introduced a few years ago to study programs implemented in The University of Tourism and Ecology. This led to facilitate the qualification process and the subsequent settlement of the results of students enrolled in the Transcript of Records. Students are informed every year and will be about formalities that must complete in order to become a participant in the ERASMUS program +.

2.6 Academic Careers Office provides high quality mobility of UCTE, all incoming and outgoing students and teachers interested in Erasmus receive the necessary information about opportunities to study abroad, university partners, the periods of recruitment, financial aspects, courses and accommodation. Through the Career Office, students can choose from a wide range professional practices organized in cooperation with employers. They will be able to participate in international projects carried out within the framework of the Erasmus+ project and other projects of the elements of cooperation with partner universities.

2.7 All students going to study and practice abroad can count on the support of the Erasmus + Institutional Coordinator, Rector's Plenipotentiary for practice and in emergency situations also teaching staff delegated by the university. Each student is treated individually, according to his expectations and predispositions. Receives support in the preparation of all documentation and organization of the whole trip - accommodation and travel expenses. Also during on the mobility of the student is under the constant supervision of the Coordinator / Supervisor's practice - always knows that he can contact and get support. Also, the course of study / training is monitored by regular reports from students who staying in mobility and contact with tutors from the host institution. For program participants - foreign visitors to our institution we also offer individual attention, assistance in completing the formalities upon arrival and during the stay. Visitors can count on the support of the organization as well as substantive. All the achievement of students in mobility are thoroughly analyzed and verified by designated for that person. Based on the findings of prior departure if the student has completed the expected results, has included this result in the achievements in the form of credits, an entry in the index, and also place information in the Diploma Supplement. Students who use mobility during the studies determine the details of their trip, choose items and approve the dean of his faculty. After obtaining of credits of subjects selected at the partner university have recognition of their achievements in the department in which they study and entry to the index and the transfer of ECTS credits in accordance with the rules of study.

3. Rules of equal treatment in UCTE

3.1. University is full involved in policies of implementation of equal opportunities in order to create the right environment to work and learn, which will be open and maximize the potential of all staff and students. This type of policy ensures that students and staff are not treated less favorably on grounds of sex, race, color, class, racial, ethnic, marital status, sexual orientation, age, identity, religious beliefs, physical or mental disability.

3.2. UCTE continues its policy of equal educational opportunities for students from different backgrounds, promotes a policy of equal opportunities for students with disabilities and appreciating the cultural value of mobility under the Erasmus program, contributes to the promotion of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue.

3.3. The university puts special emphasis on individualization of education. Students have wide possibilities to adapt the profile of study to their abilities and interests. Have an impact on forming the vision of the course of study career.

4. Erasmus + Policy Statement

In the Framework of the Erasmus+ program The University College of Tourism and Ecology encourages activities such as:

 continue the cooperation with universities and partner institutions in Europe,

 take action to establish partnerships with more universities and institutions in the EU,

 preparing students and teaching staff to participate in the Erasmus+ program exchanges of

students and staff, and abroad practices.,

 accepting students of partner universities to study and internships in the Erasmus+ program

 cooperation with companies and institutions in the organization of internships for students.


Sucha Beskidzka, 21.01.2014