Research and Expertise in Society (completed)
ARENA cooperates with the Centre for European Studies at Jagiellonian University in Kraków in the establishment of a postgraduate research track within an MA in European Studies.
About the project
The Centre for European Studies (CES) at Jagiellonian University in Kraków in collaboration with ARENA, offers a new graduate research track within the MA in European Studies programme: Central and Eastern European Studies: Research Track.
ARENA researchers contribute to teaching in the regular courses in Kraków as well as the winter school for graduate students and PhD candidates in February 2015 and a summer school in June/July 2015.
Analyses of educational needs and the labor market situation shows an increasing demand for degree programmes combining research and didactics as well as offering a cooperation between science and business. In response to these needs, the project is aimed at improving the educational potential of the partners' institutes through the creation of the graduate research track within an MA programme in European Studies in Kraków: Central and Eastern European Studies: Research Track.
The specialization is a response to the need for professionals who will use the knowledge acquired during their studies in the most efficient way. The specialization is a innovative combination of theory and practical set of skills. Courses will be lead by academic specialists as well as experts from the private and public sectors. It will allow the students to learn about the mechanism of how the scientific research can be transferred into actions conducive to the development of economy, society and democracy which they will then be able to implement during their internship in NGOs, public or private institutions and companies. The result will be to educate top experts in the field, conscious of their role and responsibilities of researchers, who will strengthen the future, public-private partnership.
The project is supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants and co-financed by the Polish funds.
The collaboration is planned for the two academic years 2014/2015 and 2015/2016.
Centre for European Studies, Jagiellonian University is responsible for the MA programme in European Studies in Kraków.