Polish-German Colloquium on Student Affairs

July 12-16, 2016 in Olsztyn, Poland.
In a time of economic, social and political crises, Europe is under pressure to reinvent herself: Dealing with the economic and financial crises, migration to Europe, and the threat of terrorism have led to differences and feelings of uncertainty. At the same time, challenges in the social dimension of higher education in Europe can only be met by working closely together.

Entitled „Current Challenges for Student Services in a Changing Europe“,  the 11th Polish-German colloquiums aims to strengthen a united European spirit in higher education, and to highlight concrete examples of innovative student services for an increasingly heterogeneous student population.

The promotion of European integration in cooperation with the Vice-Chancellors for Student Services at Polish universities and other European partners is currently equally important.

What are the new developments in higher education in Poland, Germany and Europe? How can we provide efficient student services  for heterogeneous student groups? How can we promote internationalisation and intercultural understanding? And how can we find answers to safety concerns in an academic context that is dedicated to tolerance and diversity?

These are the key issues for the 11th Polish-German Colloquium on Student Services,  that will take place from  July 12-16, 2016 at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (Poland).

The program includes the following panels:

  • Current Developments in the Social Dimension of Higher Education in Europe
  • Innovative and Targeted Services for a Heterogeneous Student Population – What are the distinctive needs of different groups?
  • Internationalisation and Intercultural Understanding
  • Innovative and Targeted Services for the Support of Students with Children – Best Practice Examples
  • Responding to Safety Concerns on Campus

Foto von den Dächern und Türmen der Burg Allenstein in Olsztyn mit Baumkornen im Vordergrund.

Historic Castle in Olsztyn

Foto von der von Wald umgebenen Seenlandschaft im Ermland und in den Masuren.

Lake district of Masuria

The event is most useful for the leadership level in student affairs and services, such as Vice-Chancellors / Vice-Rectors and directors of student service departments, Studentenwerke and similar institutions. For the first time in its history, the Polish-German colloquium is open to European colleagues, the entire event will be translated simultaneously into English, Polish and German.

Next to the exchange of professional experiences and knowledge, the colloquium provides excellent opportunities to develop cooperations with Polish universities and student services institutions in other European countries.

A accompanying cultural program provides interesting impressions from the lake district of Mazury in Eastern Poland.

Please find full program and registration on the official conference website!