“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: https://forms.gle/A9gciFyS7GyHEZNa8

This workshop is:

  • provided in English
  • free of charge

More details are available on the website: https://welcome.uw.edu.pl/legalisation-of-stay-in-poland…/
If you have any questions, please contact us at welcome.event@uw.edu.pl

BUP student conference: Environment and Well-being

This Sunday, 29 October, is the last day to apply to attend the BUP student conference: Environment and Well-being. All bachelor, master, and PhD students are welcome to apply to this event where you will be immersed in a range of activities including workshops, study visits, and lectures.

The student conference will take place between 6-9 December in Ostrava, Czech Republic. And it will be based in this fascinating city as well as its surroundings.

The goal of the event is to:

  • Improve the knowledge of students around the key topics of this conference: Environment and Well-Being: a joint venture of technology, sciences, and humanities.
  • Promote and encourage stimulating discussions between students and staff members especially around the relevance of the topic for the everyday.
  • Discover and learn more about the city of Ostrava. Its historical context and current situation, as well as a Czech context on the highlighted topics.
  • Build skills in intercultural and interdisciplinary cooperation.

This student conference is organised by:
-The Baltic University Programme’s Coordinating Secretariat at Uppsala University, Sweden
-The Baltic University Programme’s National Centre in the Czech Republic at Ostrava University
-Ostrava University
-with contributions from all Czech universities within the BUP network. Including Czech Technical University in Prague and VSB-Technical University of Ostrava

To read more about event visit: https://www.balticuniv.uu.se/activities/bup-student-conference-environment-and-well-being/

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Master’s Degree Programme in Global Environment and Development (MERGED) – Webinar 2.10.2023

On 02.10.2023 at 4 p.m. we invite you to a presentation of the Master’s Degree Programme of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences – Erasmus Mundus Joint Master.

The event will be held in the form of a Webinar.

During the event, Prof. Carsten Smith-Hall, University of Copenaghen will present the MERGED course followed by an introduction to each track:

  • The track on „Sustainable Environmental Development,” Prof. Mariola Zalewska, University of Warsaw
  • The track on „Agricultural Development,” Prof. Carlo Pozzi, University of Milano

You will also get answers to all your questions.

The event will be held in English.

To participate, register on the website: cosp.orientamento.unimi.it and sign in for the event.

More informations about MERGED at: https://merged.info/



Welcome day for students of Sustainable Development: September, 29 at 2 pm

welcome dayDear Students! We are all very excited about the new academic year 2023/24 and we are looking forward to meet You at the University of Warsaw during realization of the Sustainable Development graduation course.

To make a good start for You we would like to invite You for the welcome day for students of Sustainable Development which will be held at the Department of Geology (the same building, where the office of UCBS is), room 3119, on 29th of September, 2023 at 2.00 p.m.

During the welcome day we would like to tell you all the important issues about the SD courses. The meeting will be also held in the remote way. Link to the meeting together with the presentation which is going to be shown during our meeting will be sent to You later.

Please also take in mind that the Welcome Point of the University of Warsaw is organizing Welcome Day 2023 You can participate in one of two stationary meetings:

Meeting in Polish: September 28th (Thursday)
Meeting in English: September 29th (Friday)
Both sessions will commence at 11:00 a.m.

We will see You personally on our meeting in the room no 3119 of Geology Department Building, Żwirki I Wigury street, no. 93 at 2.00 pm

Inauguration of the 2023/2024 academic year at UCBS

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You are cordially invited to the inauguration of the 2023/2024 academic year at the University’s Center for Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development, which will be held:

October 5 (Thursday) 2023

4:30 pm

Room 1012, p. 1,

Geology Department building, 93 Żwirki i Wigury Street.

This year, the event will be highlighted by a lecture by Dr. Katarzyna Delura of the Department of Geology: “From Geognosis to Conservation of Natural Resources”.

MERGED Commision meeting- 9-10.02.2023

On February 9 and 10, 2023, the first team meeting of the MERGED project –MERGED Commission meeting was held at UCBS.

The meeting was attended by Carsten Smith-Hall (Københavns Universitet), Katja Thorseth (Københavns Universitet), Mariola Zalewska (UCBS, University of Warsaw), Carlo Pozzi (Universita Degli Studi Di Milano) and the UCBS Team.

The main topics of the event were:

  • Development and implementation of the MERGED program
  • Agreement on the implementation and schedule of joint teaching activities
  • Development of the Joint Administrative Manual (JAM) and Student Handbook
  • Conducting the first MERGED Open House web conference

MERGED Commision

Christmas Meeting at UCBS

On December 19, a traditional Christmas Eve meeting was held at the headquarters of our Unit, which was attended by MSOŚ and SD students.
The meeting passed in a pleasant, festive atmosphere of the approaching Christmas. The invited guests had the opportunity to taste traditional Christmas Eve dishes, as well as delicacies from other parts of the world.
We would like to thank everyone for coming. We are glad that we could spend this pre-Christmas time in such a nice way!
We wish everyone a Merry Christmas!🎅🎅🎅



30 min for the climate – World Climate Day

Dear students,

Take part in an international symbolic action on World Climate Day!

At the same time, students all over the world will calculate their environmental footprint. You too can take part in this international mobilization!

How many planets would it take if everyone lived the same way as you?

Come and discover it in 30 minutes on December 8 at 2 p.m. (Brussels time).

To participate, connect to this link:


Not available on December 8? Calculate your environmental footprint now here: https://framaforms.org/ecological-footprint-world-climate-day-1669824819 

Mobilize for the planet and the climate!

Welcome Point’s 5th birthday

Welcome Point is celebrating its 5th birthday this year!

You are cordially invited to the UW’s Little Courtyard on October 5 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, where Welcome Point, together with its students, has prepared a day full of music and games. There will be an opportunity to get to know each other better, eat sweetly and test yourself in a wide variety of competitions – from linguistic to artistic.

More information here