International Relations Office (IRO) is under the charge of 

Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations

Dr. Hab. Marcin Tkaczyk, OFMConv., prof. KUL


 

Tasks of the International Relations Office:

 

1. drafting agreements/memoranda of understanding and coordinating the cooperation with foreign universities in the framework of bilateral agreements;

 

2. administering the scholarships offered by the Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange to KUL students and staff;

 

3. coordinating the mobility of students and staff in the framework of scholarship and exchange programmes (non-degree short-term mobility);

 

4. organising official trips of the university authorities and coordinating the stay of the official delegations and guests of the university authorities at KUL;

 

5. administering international affairs and liaison with international organisations (FIUC, FUCE, EUA);

 

6. cooperation with the Friends of KUL Societies abroad;

 

7. administering the purchasing procedure for airline tickets for KUL students and staff;

 

8. preparation of the tendering procedure for translation and proofreading services and implementation of the agreements for the services.

 

Tasks of the International Exchange Section:

 

The International Exchange Section deals with coordination and administrative support of international mobility of KUL students and staff in the framework of EU educational programmes. The tasks of the Section include in particular:

 

1.  coordination and administrative support of the Erasmus+ Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals (bilateral agreements, outgoing and incoming student mobility for studies, outgoing and incoming student mobility for placements/traineeships, outgoing and incoming teaching staff mobility, outgoing and incoming staff training mobility, organisation of mobility, promotion and dissemination activities);

 

2. coordination and administrative support of mobility of students and staff in the framework of other EU educational programmes;

 

3. networking and cooperation with foreign partners with regard to mobility;

 

4. development and implementation of own projects related to mobility of students and staff (Measure I - Mobility projects within the Scholarship and Training Fund, International Mobility of Disabled Students and Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds within PO WER programme);

 

5. development and dissemination of information about mobility opportunities for students and staff (e.g. own website, contacts with students and staff, organisation of information meetings, seminars, trainings for KUL students and staff);

 

6. development and dissemination of information materials in English about the university (e.g. Guide for Erasmus Students, Courses in English);

 

7.  preparation of statistical data and reports related to mobility in the framework of EU educational programmes for the university, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange, national and international rankings, etc.;

 

8.  dissemination of information about the changes in the European Higher Education Area (the Bologna Process, ECTS, etc).