First-year SD students’ workshop on sustainable development.

On May 23, students of the first year of Sustainable Development conducted educational classes on sustainable development.

The first group explained to students from the Primary British School of Wilanów what the Sustainable Development Goals are, presenting a beautifully prepared poster, which after the class was given to the school. There was also an interactive activity during which the students were able to demonstrate how each of them can contribute to the achievement of the SDGs, and the importance of cooperation and agreement during the implementation of tasks. All students and participating teachers received symbolic seeds of forget-me-nots.
The gift refers to the symbol of the forget-me-not, which in Poland is identified with involvement in environmental protection. In the afternoon of the same day, we went to the UW Department of Oriental Studies where students from the Department of Japanese Studies took part in a workshop organized by a second group of SD students.

Here, too, the main topic was the idea of Sustainability. Japanese Studies students in groups moderated by SD students took part in discussions and quizzes about various aspects of sustainability. It should be noted the excellent preparation of SD students, who based the discussion on sustainability on elements of Japanese culture. Among other things, they used the plot of the famous anime film Princess Mononoke to hold a discussion on the depiction of people’s relationship with nature in art, as well as how films and other art forms can be used to deepen knowledge and awareness of various aspects of sustainability.

In the next workshop, students referred to the tradition of caring for a Bonsai tree by referring to the symbolism of depicting aspects of nature as spiritual concepts. The most active workshop participants were awarded bonsai trees. Both workshops were excellently prepared and, as a result, the participants took part in them with real commitment and enthusiasm. We hope that in the future Sustainable Development students will regularly engage in education for sustainable development.

“Beyond Borders and Boundaries” Conference- Brussels 27-28.05.2024

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the successful Erasmus Mundus – the pioneer initiative leading to the joint delivery of higher education Masters programmes in cooperation with international partners, and aimed at attracting in Europe top talents from around the world.

On 27-28 May, We are attending the ‘Beyond Borders and Boundaries’ conference in Brussels as the MERGED programme coordinator. As national coordinator, UCBS Director- Mariola Zalewska, PhD participated.

Students, alumni, higher education institutions, policymakers, and stakeholders are coming together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Erasmus Mundus programme and reflect on its future. The Erasmus Mundus programme has increased global educational exchange and cooperation in Europe. Launched in 2004 as a stand-alone programme, it is now an integral part of the international dimension of Erasmus+, enhancing the attractiveness of European higher education and attracting talent from around the world to Europe.

We are experiencing this at MERGED!

To celebrate the anniversary, I encourage you to read the results of the study ’20 Years of Erasmus Mundus,’ which highlights the transformative impact of the programme on individuals, higher education institutions, and countries in the European Union and beyond. The study provides a historical overview of the programme’s evolution and a detailed analysis of its broad impact.

Photo. The top 15 countries by HEI participation in EM Master’s projects (2024-2023).

Legalization of stay in Poland training 2024

Dear International Students,
Welcome Point would like to invite you to informative meetings on how to legalize your stay in Poland.

You may choose between two options – May, 8th (on-site meeting) and May, 14th (online event).
Prior registration:

This workshop is:

  • provided in English
  • free of charge

More details are available on the website:…/
If you have any questions, please contact us at

Practicing Interdisciplinary Field Research on the Environment: Chęciny- Poland- 29.02-13.03.2024

Two-week Practicing Interdisciplinary Field Research on the Environment course has ended! It was held for the first time in Poland, in Chęciny at the ECEG (European Center for Geological Education).

European Centre for Geological Education is one of the most modern of the research institute and conference facility operating within the structures of the University of Warsaw. Beautifully located, right in the heart of an extinct quarry in the Holy Cross Mountains considered to be an unique region of Europe and perfect research environment for geologists.

Also on March 1st, an exceptional meeting took place at the historic Niemczówka townhouse in Chęciny. The Mayor of Chęciny Municipality and City, Robert Jaworski, met with a group of students from the University of Copenhagen and the University of Warsaw participating in the „Practicing Interdisciplinary Field Research on the Environment” program.

This was an extraordinary opportunity for the exchange of knowledge, experiences, and collaboration on common goals related to global development and environmental protection.

We would like to thank everyone for their involvement and support in the implementation of this important project!

Indonesian Government’s Darmasiswa Scholarship for Academic Year 2024/2025.

The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Warsaw presents its compliments to all Polish Higher Education Institution and has the honor to inform the latter about the opening of the Darmasiswa Indonesian Scholarship.

The Darmasiswa Indonesian Scholarship is a one-year non-degree scholarship program offered by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia to all non-Indonesian citizens to study Indonesian language, arts, music, crafts and other specific subjects at 72 Indonesian Higher Education Institutions selected in various cities in Indonesia. This program is organized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The main objective of the DARMASISWA program is to increase and cultivate interest in Indonesian language and Indonesian culture among citizens from other countries. It also designed to increase mutual understanding and provide stronger cultural bonds between different nations.


MERGED online Open House for EU applicants

Save the date for the online information session on the MERGED MA programme!

The online event is addressed to everyone interested in applying for our Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Global Environment and Development! Don’t miss the opportunity to find out what is behind this joint study programme, created by 4EU+ member universities, and why it is worth applying for!


Friday, 9th February⋅1:30–3:30pm

Learn more:…

MERGED UW Welcome Metting Q&A

Behind us is an online meeting for MERGED students who have chosen the specialisation-Sustainable Environmental Development. The meeting was hosted by the local coordinator- Mariola Zalewska, PhD. We talked about such issues as:
    • Accomodation
    • Application for a place in the dormitory
    • Academic Calendar
    • Class schedule
    • Deadlines
    • Other questions
The presentation from the meeting will be made available later. Thank you all for coming, for your questions, and welcome to future meetings!