Tuesday, 7 April 2015

About the AUA Poland Study Tour

Now that the Easter weekend is over and the study tour team has met, it is time to introduce this blog.

The Association of University Administrators exists to advance and promote the professional recognition and development of all who work in professional services roles in higher education, and to be an authoritative advocate and champion for the sector.  Established over 50 years ago, the AUA is an inclusive membership-led professional body with more than 4,500 members both in the UK and around the world.

The international study tour is arranged on an annual basis by the AUA’s International Higher Education Network for the benefit of members and to strengthen international links between the AUA and overseas organisations.   

This year’s study tour will visit Poland between 11 and 17 May 2015, making a number of institutional visits in Warsaw, Poznan and Krakow. It has three objectives.

  • To undertake a fact finding mission and produce a report on the Polish HE system which incorporates analysis of similarities and differences and considers ways of sharing best practise;
  • To enable participants to gain an international perspective on aspects of HE decision making, policy and practise;
  • To allow tour participants the opportunity to challenge their existing notions about HE and undertake research in a non-UK environment.
A key deliverable will be a report of the findings, along with associated dissemination activites. This blog will also give a commentary on the development of the tour: before, during and after.

Between now and the tour, we'll be introducing the team and giving you a preview of the issues we will be looking at, and why Poland is such an interesting HE system to study.

So stay tuned.

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