Internationalisation is an important element of the University's strategy, with special focus on student and staff mobility, participation in educational and research programmes, networking, membership in European associations and organisations and collaborative links with stakeholders. Teaching at the University is research-based. Research studies are conducted in collaboration with EU and non-EU partner institutions, also those located on other continents (e.g. in China). Consequently, partner institutions are chosen and approved by the academics based on scientific links and by the Vice-Rector for International Relations and Regional Cooperation. The renewal of the existing Bilateral Agreements depends on the activities performed in previous years. New Bilateral Agreements are signed with the universities in European and non-European countries showing their interest in cooperation regarding student and staff mobility and training. It is vital for the University to attract students from and outside the EU to pursue their studies at bachelor's-master's-doctoral levels at the Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences. For this reason, the offer of courses taught in English has been developed and the list is steadily increasing. It is equally important to extend the offer of the degree courses in various modes of study (e.g. part-time). Implementation of e-learning and blended learning, which has already been launched, shall be continued and developed, so that the exploitation of ICT potential shall be more effective and made available also to disabled students. Learning mobility and professional staff development are envisaged as an added value to cross-border cooperation and exchange schemes, provided they meet the quality criteria as described in the Study Regulations and the Statute of the University. The infrastructure of the University is improved continuously, so that both the staff and the students have access to cutting-edge facilities and equipment allowing them to teach, learn and conduct research studies using advanced technologies, the dissemination of which should have a positive impact on the promotion of the University and consequently on attracting students from different countries across Europe and beyond, at bachelor’s-master’s-doctoral level, to pursue their studies at the Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences. The academics and administrative staff receive respective support from the university enabling them to participate in international educational and research programmes, including the mobility schemes. Academics and entrepreneurs from other countries are invited to deliver lectures and bring the internationalisation closer to those who for different reasons cannot benefit from the exchange programmes. Study programmes for the students at each level are developed and/or restructured with the assistance of external entrepreneurs representing stakeholders in the respective discipline in order to build effective links between education, research and business. Integration of the educational offer at the University with placements offered by the EIT+, the Technological Park and international centres/institutions/organisations is expected to bring talented students and staff into innovative environments allowing them to acquire advanced skills indispensable for knowledge-intensive jobs and research.
The strategy of internationalisation at our University is aimed at attracting students from abroad at each level of study, developing partnerships with other institutions regarding teaching and learning, creating an international environment for our students (“internationalisation at home”), providing our students with more opportunities to have a learning experience abroad, attracting researchers and staff from other countries, providing our staff with opportunities to go abroad. The ongoing modernisation of the University buildings, laboratories and equipment is aimed at improving internationalisation, and consequently, our position in national and international rankings.