Message regarding the operation of the University in the summer semester 2021/2022

Due to the high number of SARS-CoV-2 infections in Poland and in the Silesian Voivodeship, temporary remote learning will be continued until March 20, 2022. The hybrid form of education will be reinstated from March 21, 2022.

Ladies and Gentlemen, 

In view of the current epidemic situation in the country and around the world, I would like to introduce the principles of operation of the University of Economics in Katowice in the summer semester of the academic year 2021/2022, which have been developed in consultation with representatives of the academic community.

We have decided that, as a rule, education in the summer semester will be provided in a hybrid form. At the same time, due to the high number of SARS-CoV-2 infections in Poland and in the Silesian Voivodeship, the temporary remote learning will be introduced from February 19 to March 20, 2022, and the non-academic staff will be allowed to work on rotation basis until March 18, 2022.

I would also like to assure you that we follow the guidelines of the Ministry of Education and Science and the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate. Arrangements concerning the method of course delivery are preceded by a thorough analysis of epidemiological recommendations and numerous consultations with representatives of other Polish universities, including economic universities. Above all, these measures result from a deep concern for the health of all members of the academic community, as well as the quality of education offered by the University. Number of students in each program and the University’s infrastructure are taken into consideration while making such decisions.

Prof. Celina M. Olszak, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Rector

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Temporary remote learning from February 19 to March 20, 2022

Course completion assessments and exams in full- and part-time Bachelor’s  and Master’s degree programs, the Doctoral School, postgraduate programs, and all educational programs conducted by the Lifelong Learning Center will be held using distance learning methods and techniques (online).

Hybrid form of education from March 21, 2022

The following will be conducted on campus for Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs:

  • classes/laboratories,
  • PE classes, 
  • lectures in English for the following programs and specializations: FAB, ARIMA, E-Commerce, IB, Mercuri, Erasmus, with the exception of lectures for the IB program (Bachelor’s degree), for which more than one student group was formed,
  • courses for students of the Doctoral School.

The following will be conducted online for Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs:

  • lectures (including lectures for students of the Bachelor’s degree program in International Business, for which more than one student group was formed),
  • seminars,
  • foreign language courses,
  • office hours.

As a rule, courses for English programs and specializations, as well as courses taught as part of the Euroclasses program, will be conducted on campus. Courses delivered in English are attended by students who participate in foreign exchange programs and degree-seeking international students.

Student internships will be realized  in a form determined by the Dean of the School of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies.

Classes for students of the Children's University of Economics will be conducted in a hybrid form, while classes for those who attend the University of Economics of the Third Age and pupils participating in the Economics for Upper Secondary School (Pol. ELiT) program will be held on campus.