ERASMUS POLICY STATEMENT (2014-2020)
Szczecińska Szkoła Wyższa Collegium Balticum is an institution with global ambi-tions, and embedding a culture of internationalisation across all activities is the core aim of our international strategy. The international strategy of the University corre-sponds with the European Union policy.
The strategy that will deliver this vision has four core objectives:
1) To enhance the University’s global research reputation through establishing a series of strategically-conceived mutually-beneficial partnerships.
2) To recruit and retain strong and diverse cohorts of high quality international staff and students.
3) To provide an accessible, welcoming, supportive environment for international staff and students.
4) To encourage the development of an international perspective in all our stu-dents.
Our international strategy will be driven by our academic strengths. In developing stra-tegic partnerships, we are looking to institutions that either have a similar approach to teaching and learning who offer comparable subject breadth, or that have similar disci-plinary strengths – in our case Pedagogy, Social Work, Internal Security and Informa-tics – that wish to develop deep and sustainable relationships across student and staff exchange programmes and research interests.
The participation in the Erasmus+ Programme brings long term benefits to the Univer-sity in terms of the growth in its internationalization, recognition, common international publications, common academic conferences, an increase in the quality of education thanks to the lessons conducted by foreign academics, increased professionalism amongst the academic staff, the development of the educational offer in foreign lan-guages (part of the internationalization of the studies), improving linguistic competen-cies, inspiring new projects and having a positive influence on group activities.
The participation in the Erasmus+ Programme has a considerable effect on the deve-lopment of the university and forming the basis for its internationalization. The positive effects of the Programme are reflected to the increased number of interested parties every year.