From 14 to 18 October 2019, the University of Economics in Bratislava hosted 20 representatives from 15 foreign partner institutions in 13 countries of Europe, Africa and Asia at the 9th edition of International Teaching & Training Week 2019. The event was inaugurated by the Rector of the University of Economics in Bratislava, prof. Ing. Ferdinand Daňo, PhD. and H.E. Ms Enkeleda Mërkuri, Ambassador of Albania to Slovakia.
EUBA is actively responds to the Erasmus+ project calls and is currently working successfully with a number of non-European countries, cooperating with universities in Japan, Bhutan, Mauritius, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Syria, Ukraine, China and most recently with the University of Tirana, Albania. In her opening remarks, the Ambassador of Albania to Slovakia highly praised the EUBA's cooperation with universities outside Europe and the new cooperation between the University of Economics in Bratislava and the University of Tirana. “It is a great honour for me to open this exceptional event at the University of Economics in Bratislava. Let me thank the Rector of the University of Economics in Bratislava, prof. Ferdinand Daňo and Rector of the University of Tirana prof. Mynyr Koni for the successful completion of bilateral cooperation between the two universities under the Erasmus+ programme'.
As every year, the University of Economics in Bratislava has prepared an interesting, varied and balanced programme for its guests, which was appreciated by the participants. International teachers attended workshop trainings and participated in the teaching at various faculties. EUBA students thus had the opportunity to attend 18 lectures focused on marketing, logistics, informatics, management, communication and international relations by international lecturers.
The event was also attended by university staff, for whom the International Mobility Department prepared two workshops: Internationalization of HEIs: Recent Conceptualization and Implications for Practice with regard to the subtitle of the event (Importance of International Credit Mobility for HEIs) and Implementation of International Credit Mobility led by Ms Katarína Šmalová from the Erasmus+ National Agency.
At the end, the participants evaluated the individual activities and especially appreciated the establishment of new academic contacts, potential project, scientific and research cooperation and excellent preparation of the event. Mr Boris Mattoš, Vice-Rector for International Relations presented the certificates to the participants on behalf of the EUBA Rector on premises of the National Council of the Slovak Republic.