ECTS Points granted for participation in Europe’s Viviamo! Summer School 2007

ECTS Points granted for participation in Europe’s Viviamo! Summer School 2007       

                                              

Through cooperation with the Tischner European University (TEU) based in Krakow, World Youth Alliance Europe has secured the opportunity for all student participants of Viviamo! Summer School 2007 to receive two ECTS Points (European Credit Transfer System Points) in recognition of their participation in the course offered by Professor Czesław Porebski. The acquisition of these points enables students to validate the course in their home Universities provided they are within the borders of the European Union.


Brief information on TEU founding fathers and its mission:


Tischner European University was founded by the Znak Publishing House – an institution which has been a cultural landmark in since 1959. Combining commercial success with quality, it is one of the most dynamic and prosperous publishing houses in Poland. It has published famous classics by authors such as St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, William Shakespeare, Alexis de Tocqueville, Pope John Paul II, Nobel Prize laureates – Czesław Miłosz, Wisława Szymborska and Seamus Heaney, Joseph Brodsky, Norman Davies, Timothy Garton Ash, Krzysztof Kieslowski and Andrzej Wajda. Furthermore, Znak is the meeting place for various scientific, artistic, political and business circles, which for many years set the highest standards in Polish intellectual and public life. TEU is a continuation of this tradition.


A statement from TEU’s website:    


“The core of our mission is to assist our students in developing their potential by a combination of rigorous requirements with a caring, individual approach. It is our wish to educate active, self-confident, open-minded citizens, ready to participate in dialogue with others, and capable of competing in the European labour market. To set ourselves ever more ambitious goals and to provide students with a top-quality education, we are looking outward, seeking new ideas, best practices and partner arrangements with educational, business and non-profit-making organisations both in and abroad.”