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Polish-Czech University Association to Replace the Conference of Rectors of Silesian Universities

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The Conference of Rectors of Silesian Universities will expand and act as the Polish-Czech University Association, the University of Silesia in Katowice has announced.

Its Rector Prof. Andrzej Kowalczyk will preside over this body.

The signing of the founding declaration of the Polish-Czech University Association was one of the key points of a meeting held on November 7 - 8 at the Silesian University in Opava. In addition to its transformation, the main topics of the session included: the implementation of a new Law on Higher Education and Science at Polish universities and the possibilities of developing cross-border cooperation.

Established in 2003, the Conference of Rectors of Silesian Universities brings together six universities: the University of Wrocław, the University of Opole, the University of Silesia in Katowice, the University of Economics in Katowice, the Silesian University in Opava and the University of Ostrava.

Members of the new association are the universities previously cooperating in the Conference of Rectors of Silesian Universities and: the Technical University of Liberec, the University of Hradec Kralove, the Palacky University in Olomouc and the University of Pardubice University.

According to the University of Silesia, the agenda also included the presentation of a report on the activities of the executive body of the Conference of Rectors of Silesian Universities - the International Centre for Silesian Studies; topics related to the third-century cross-border university project were also discussed.

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