13.09.2021 15:11

Information regarding classes conducted in the winter semester 2021/2022

Information regarding classes conducted in the winter semester 2021/2022

Ladies and Gentlemen, 

at the verge of the approaching academic year 2021/2022, I would like to inform you about the regulations introduced at the University of Economics in Katowice for the winter semester. Bearing in mind first and foremost the safety of the entire academic community, classes for the undergraduate and graduate full and part-time programs will be conducted in a hybrid form.

The decision concerning the method of conducting classes was preceded by a thorough analysis of the epidemiological recommendations and numerous consultations with representatives of other Polish universities, including economic universities. Above all, it is the result of a great concern for the health of all members of the academic community, as well as an interest in the quality of education provided at the University. We have closely assessed the number of students in particular programs and the University’s infrastructure, and can guarantee that students will be able to participate in classes in a hybrid form while keeping the principles of a sanitary regime.

The following shall be conducted in a stationary form for undergraduate and graduate programs:

  • tutorials/laboratories,
  • physical education classes, 
  • lectures conducted in English for the following programs: FAB, ARIMA, E-Commerce, IB, Mercuri, Erasmus, with the exception of lectures for the IB program (first-cycle), where more than one student group was formed.

The following shall be held remotely for undergraduate and graduate programs:

  • lectures (including lectures for students of the first-cycle IB program),
  • seminars,
  • foreign language classes,
  • office hours.

Classes for English-language programs are, as a rule, conducted in a stationary form due to small student groups. In addition, classes for English-language programs are attended by foreign exchange and degree-seeking students.

The form of classes for postgraduate programs depends on the chosen study program and can be stationary, remote or hybrid. However, classes for students of the Third Age University and those participating in the ELiT (Economy for High Schools and Technical Schools) program will be conducted at the University.

I would like to emphasize that the University constantly monitors the epidemic situation in the country and responds to the recommendations of the Ministry of Education and Science and the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate. The pandemic situation changes rapidly, which means that in the case of  a concerning increase in the number of infected, the decision on the method of providing education may change in favor of conducting all forms of education remotely.

Nevertheless, I look into the future with optimism and hope that soon we will be able to return safely to the full-time education and personal meetings at the University, which everyone misses so dearly. 

Lastly, I wish you good health and all the best for the challenging new academic year.

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