On 5 March, JU Rector Prof. Wojciech Nowak met with a group of foreign researchers who came to the University to assume the positions of visiting professors. The meeting served as an introduction to the remodelled visiting professorship programme financed from a special fund established by the rector.
The group of scientists consisted of Dr Maarten Michiel Leezenberg (University of Amsterdam), Dr Gerard McCann (St Mary's University College), Dr Non Arkaraprasertkul (University of Sydney), Dr hab. Oleh Petruk (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv), and Prof. Paul Vincent (Keene State University). The Jagiellonian University was represented by JU Rector’s Proxy for Internationalisation Prof. Adam Jelonek, Head of the JU MC Chair in Medical Biochemistry Prof. Piotr Laidler, and Head of the JU International Relations Office Dorota Maciejowska.
The meeting was devoted to organisational issues. The participants discussed the professors’ accommodation, conducted courses, duration of their stay, and the number of students attending their lectures. It was followed by a brief conversation about the contemporary issues regarding the European Union, globalisation, and internationalisation.