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Thursday, March 14, 2019
Kick-off meeting of "FRIENDS" project

Silesian University of Technology is one of the European Partners in the Erasmus+ programme for Capacity Building in Higher Education project titled "Furthering International Relations Capacities and Intercultural Engagement to Nurture Campus Diversity and to Support Internationalisation at Home" (acronym: FRIENDS).


Project started in November 2018 and will last for 3 years. FRIENDS main goal is to strengthen the involved Asian universities‘ internationalisation capabilities and to develop their students' global competence through the purposeful integration of intercultural dimensions into the universities‘ formal and informal curriculum.


16 Partners Universities from 9 countries participate in the project:

Bulgaria: Varna University of Management, Project Coordinator

Hungary: Budapest Metropolitan University

Poland: Silesian University of Technology

Turkey: Istanbul Aydin University

Bhutan: Royal Thimphu College, Royal Institute of Management

Cambodia: Svay Rieng University, Dewey International University

Malaysia: Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation, Berjaya University College

Philippines: Saint Louis University, University of Cebu, Cebu Technological University

Thailand: Prince of Songkla University, Payap University, Mahasarakham University


Kick-off meeting took place on 4-9.03.2019 in Kuala Lumpur.

Silesian University was represented by Grzegorz Kłapyta, PhD Eng. (project coordinator at SUT) and Aleksandra Synowiec, PhD (researcher at the Faculty of Organization and Management).

Created: Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:16 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Last modified: Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:22 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
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