FSS Program 

About 

Scholarship and Training Fund was created on the basis of  Memorandum of Understanding of implementing of Financial Mechanism EEA 2009-2014 between Iceland, Liechtenstein, Kingdom of Norway and Poland, as well as on the basis of Memorandum of Understanding of implementing of Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 between Kingdom of Norway and Poland.
Three countries of  EFTA (European Free Trade Association) which are also members of the EEA (European Economic Area)  i.e. Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, have offered to Poland non-refundable financial aid involving two instruments known as the EEA Grants and the Norway Grants.
The main purpose of the Fund will be to reduce the social and economic disparities within the European Economic Area and to strengthen bilateral relations between Poland, Norway, Liechtenstein and the Kingdom of Norway in the area of education.
The aim of the Fund will be enhancement of the human capital and knowledge base through:
•    increased higher education staff and students mobility between Poland and donor-states,
•    increased and strengthened institutional cooperation and partnership at all levels of the education sector (schools, higher education, vocational training/education and adult education) between Poland and donor-states.

Operator of Scholarship and Training Fund in Poland is Foundation for Development of Education System (FRSE)

ACTIVITIES WITHIN SCHOLARSHIP AND TRAINING FUND AT KOZMINSKI UNIVERSITY  

Within it Kozminski University developed projects and received funds within four measures:

Mobility Projects – in academic year 2015/2016

The project aims at the exchange of students and faculty between the universities in Poland (Kozminski University) and:

BI Norwegian Business School  29717-EPP-1-2014-1-NO-EPPKA3-ECHE

University of Lichtenstein  28700-EPP-1-2014-1-LI-EPPKA3-ECHE

Reykjavik University 210431-EPP-1-2014-1-IS-EPPKA3-ECHE

University of Stavanger  29666-EPP-1-2014-1-NO-EPPKA3-ECHE

University of Agder 29646-EPP-1-2014-1-NO-EPPKA3-ECHE

in academic year 2015/2016.

The purpose of the student mobility is to complete part of their studies abroad and thus gain knowledge and experience from another state.

Exchange of academic staff is designed to enable the exchange of good practices related to the process of education and the quality of education and thereby improve both the curriculum and quality assurance systems. 

 

Protocol 2015/2016

  • Student Mobility

In academic year 2015/2016 KU students are invited to apply for international exchange at partner universities:

BI Norwegian Business School  

University of Lichtenstein  

Reykjavik University 

University of Stavanger 

University of Agder 

Within the project the funding is provided for 14 or 17 weeks of stay depending on the country and the receiving institution.

Application process and selection of candidates for the exchange is in accordance with the rules of eligibility for exchange under the Erasmus program. Detailed information is available at International Relations Office.

Documents:

- Student financial agreement

- Learning agreement

- Student training agreement

  • Staff Mobility

In academic year 2015/2016 members of academic staff of Kozminski University are invited to apply for a training or teaching mobility at partner universities:

 

BI Norwegian Business School 

University of Lichtenstein  

Reykjavik University 

University of Stavanger  

University of Agder

The selection of candidates is done in accordance with accepted principles of staff exchange, among others, in the Erasmus program.

More information is available at International Relations Office.

Mobility Projects – in academic year 2013/2014 ONLY

The project aims at the exchange of students and faculty between the universities in Poland (Kozminski University) and Iceland (University of Reykjavik) and Norway (BI School of Management) in academic year 2013/2014.

The purpose of the student mobility is to complete part of their studies abroad and thus gain knowledge and experience from another state.

Exchange of academic staff is designed to enable the exchange of good practices related to the process of education and the quality of education and thereby improve both the curriculum and quality assurance systems. 

  • Student Mobility

In academic year 2013/2014 KU students are invited to apply for international exchange at partner universities in Iceland (University of Reykjavik) and Norway (BI School of Management). Within the project the funding is provided for 14 or 17 weeks of stay depending on the country and the receiving institution.

Application process and selection of candidates for the exchange is in accordance with the rules of eligibility for exchange under the Erasmus program. Detailed information is available at International Relations Office.

  • Staff Mobility

In academic year 2013/2014 members of academic staff of Kozmisnaki University are invited to apply for a training or teaching mobility at partner universities in Iceland (University of Reykjavik) and Norway (BI School of Management).

The selection of candidates is done in accordance with accepted principles of staff exchange, among others, in the Erasmus program.

More information is available at International Relations Office.

Preparatory Visits

Preparatory Visits are short visits of representatives from educational institutions undertaken in order to:

  • establish cooperation between institutions;
  • maintain and develop previous inter-institutional contacts;
  • prepare and  schedule common project;
  • fill in an application form in order to apply for funds within Scholarship and Training Fund or from other programmes.

Any institution which may participate in any of the actions under the STF, including institutions in Donor States, can apply for funding for visits. For formal reasons, it is the institution which applies, not individuals.
Detailed information at : http://www.fss.org.pl/pv

Inter-institutional Cooperation

Within Inter-Institutional Cooperation institutions from Poland and Donor States engaged in formal education may implement bilateral and multilateral projects.

  • International network supporting research and knowledge transfer as a platform of cooperation between Polish and Norwegian Universities

The aim of this project is to build Polish-Norwegian platform of research cooperation by: elaboration of a model of research project management and knowledge transfer for Polish Universities, defining common research areas/fields for the future, the improvement of the principles of research cooperation including the settlement of international research network. Partners are interested in research cooperation, and for this purpose they signed a Letter of Intent that settles Network Supporting Research and Knowledge Transfer.

The objectives of this project are consisted with activities of creating interdisciplinary, interuniversities and international research teams.

Within the project scope the following tasks are planned:

  • Elaboration of ”the best practices” of research projects management and knowledge transfer, and elaboration of a model of ”network” research projects management within partnership - creating Research Supporting Offices at the universities and a unit that coordinates the cooperation. All participants of the project will be involved in the project. A special attention should be paid to evaluate the principles of supporting research and researchers in partner institutions (surveys), study visits in institutions having great experience in conducting research project.
  • Defining the preferred by the universities taking part in the project fields of research, and to define 2-4 research fields for common research projects in the future. An emphasis will put on research project both for business and science, and implementation project in cooperation with companies.
Development of Polish HEIs

 

Unique, graduate two-year program in management studies - Management in Virtual Environments. The studies will be offered free of charge to 20 highly selected candidates. The program is aimed at preparing “digitally native” students for the role of managers and specialists ready to take advantage of Internet and network technologies in creating competitive advantage of an enterprise. The greatest value of the program is to provide the students with the mix of the top quality managerial courses with the specialized courses linked with internet and technology influence on contemporary management.


Detailed information available at: http://emanagement.kozminski.edu.pl/