The Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE)

The Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE) network is an academic network that brings together teacher educators, educational researchers, policy makers, teachers and practitioners from Europe and beyond to discuss and identify key elements that contribute to strengthening teacher education and the quality and professionalism of teachers in schools. The TEPE Network is dedicated to advancing research in and on Teacher Education that can influence policy making. The network builds on previous European collaborative projects in the field of teacher education policy – principally the Thematic Network on Teacher Education in Europe (TNTEE) funded by the European Commission (1996-99) and the (EUDORA) European Doctorate in Teaching and Teacher Education project funded by the European Commission (2000-05)

Foundation for the Development of the Education System

Foundation for the Development of the Education System has been operating for 25 years now. Initiatives coordinated here provide opportunities for gaining general and specialist knowledge in formal and non-formal settings. The Foundation facilitates pursuing interests of its beneficiaries both in local communities and distant countries.

FRSE is the only institution in Poland displaying such an extensive expertise in managing European educational programmes. Between 2007-2013, the Foundation implemented the Lifelong Learning Programme (including Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius and Grundtvig) and the Youth in Action programme in Poland. Thanks to the integrity and reliability of its operations, FRSE has been appointed the Polish National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme scheduled for 2014-2020.

FRSE is also responsible for other European informational and educational initiatives in Poland: European Language Label, eTwinning, Eurodesk, Europass, EPALE, Eurydice and Youth Wiki. The Foundation supports partnerships with countries in the East via Polish-Lithuanian Youth Exchange Fund, Polish-Ukrainian Youth Exchange Council and SALTO-EECA Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre. For several years, the Foundation has acted as the Operator of the Scholarship and Training Fund operating as part of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism and the EEA Mechanism, as well as the Scientific Exchange Programme Sciex-NMSch. Since 2014, the Foundation has also been implementing Operational Programme Knowledge Education Development that is a successor of Operational Programme Human Capital. In 2018 Foundation became National Agancy of The European Solidarity Corps Programme and operator the Education Program implemented under EEA Grants.

The Pedagogical University of Cracow

For over 70 years the Pedagogical University of Cracow has taken the lead among pedagogical higher education institutions in Poland, and it is also the oldest Pedagogical University in Poland. It is exceptional because of its high prestige, professional education and modernity. The mission of the Pedagogical University is exercised by professional and experienced teaching staff who apply modern and up to date teaching content. It is also expressed through scientific research, outlining new fields of scientific development, transmitting knowledge, and developing and enriching the personalities of its graduates by educating them according to the highest European standards

The Faculty of Education, University of Warsaw

The University of Warsaw is the largest university in Poland and best research centre in the country. More than 45 000 students are educated in its organizational structures. The high quality of teaching is reflected in the results of various rankings. According to these, the University of Warsaw is among the top 3% of universities in the world.

The University of Warsaw is among the top 3% of the world’s best universities. According to international rankings, it also is the best university in Poland and one of the leading ones in this region of Europe. In addition, the University of Warsaw holds very good positions in comparative evaluations of the quality of education, in particular study programmes, such as the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Ranking and Eduniversal Best Masters and MBA Worldwide. 17 programmes provided by UW have been listed in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018. 15 programmes offered by UW have been listed in Eduniversal Best Masters & MBA Ranking 2017.

The leading concepts of the University’s activity are the unity of teaching and research, and the harmonious development of all branches of knowledge represented in its curriculum. The University employs 3,750 scholars, ¼ of whom hold professorial titles. Their scientific enquiry extends over 3,350 research topics; students who they concurrently teach have the opportunity of joining in their research projects. The University’s research teams have won worldwide recognition in many areas of knowledge and have joined international research programmes.

The Faculty of Education at the University of Warsaw is the oldest department of education in Poland – it has existed for 60 years. It provides the highest level of training for future pedagogues, teachers, socio-cultural animators, educators, tutors, education policy specialists, pedagogical therapists and andragogues. Our graduates may take up work in public educational, social and cultural institutions and organizations, as well as NGOs and the private sector.