Five representatives of the European University Association (EUA), an international organization standardizing the processes of educating students and conducting research as a part of the Bologna process, have begun the evaluation of Gdańsk University of Technology in terms of organization and management of the university. During their visit they met with Prof. Jacek Namieśnik, the GUT rector.
Submitting to the evaluation conducted by the European University Association is completely voluntary. Its results are presented in a form of recommendations for the evaluated university and guidelines regarding the aspects of its activity that can be improved. The delegates of this organization were asking about changes concerning higher education related to its ongoing reform and how Gdańsk University of Technology intends to prepare for them. They were also interested in issues related to the evaluation of scientific activity, the project entitled "Integrated Development Program of Gdańsk University of Technology" and the scholarship fund for students from selected countries.
"It is clearly visible that internationalization is one of the priorities for Gdańsk University of Technology. We appreciate the fact that GUT has ambitious goals, including being present among the first 100 universities of the Academic Ranking of World Universities", Prof. Sokratis Katsikas, chairman of the delegation, emphasizes.
The EUA delegation consisted of Prof. Sokratis Katsikas (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Prof. Janis Vetra (Stradins University in Riga), Prof. Marisol Morales Ladron (Universidad de Alcala, Spain), Lewis Purser (Irish Universities Association) and Silke Kern (Graz University, Austria) (all pictured).
During their visit, the delegates of the European University Association met with representatives of the GUT faculties and visited the campus. They will visit Gdańsk University of Technology for the second time in May, and the results of their assessment can be expected this summer.