It is a great pleasure to invite you to the 6th International Environmental Best Practices Conference “Sustainability schemes for bio-based products in the framework of the circular bioeconomy”, which will be held from 22-26 September 2019 in Olsztyn, Poland.
The Conference will be preceded (23 September 2019) by the four satellite workshops/project meetings: STAR-ProBio, EBIPREP, PANACEA, BIOmagic, and a special workshop for doctoral students & young researchers.
It is our intention to provide an excellent opportunity for the bioeconomy community to get together in a pleasant atmosphere in Olsztyn, in 2019.
About University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
The University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (UWM) was founded on 1 September 1999. The establishment resulted from merging three institutions of higher education in Olsztyn, i.e. the Academy of Agriculture and Technology, the Higher School of Pedagogy, and Warmian Theological Institute.
At first, in 1999, there were 12 faculties, 32 branches of study, and 24.500 students at UWM. The University also had a right to grant doctoral degrees in 13 scientific disciplines, and postdoctoral degrees in 6 branches. According to the University’s Act of Establishment, the position of the first Rector of UWM was taken by Prof. Ryszard Górecki, PhD. The University has been settled in Kortowo – an academic campus that used to belong to the Academy of A&T.
UWM has undergone an intense transformation since its beginnings. Achieving such a progress would not be possible without funds of the European Union. Educational and scientific bases of the University have been significantly reinforced, for example by purchasing high-tech laboratory equipment.
Over the years, UWM offer was extended to new branches of study, and consequently, new faculties were established. Currently, there are 17 faculties at UWM, 11 of which have full academic rights, namely the right to grant postdoctoral degrees (in 13 disciplines). Furthermore, the doctoral degree can be granted at 16 faculties, within 24 disciplines.
In the Academic Year 2014/15, there are 27.000 students that are educated at 17 faculties, and 65 branches of study, within either full-time or part-time studies. Additionally, there are also 600 doctoral candidates, and 1500 post-graduate students.
About Offenburg University of Applied Sciences
Founded in 1964 as a “National School of Engineering” Offenburg University of Applied Sciences quickly established itself as a high-performance educational institution with a practical orientation. Today our University forms a thriving community, with more than 4,500 students on two campuses. We offer Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in these four departments: Business and Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Mechanical and Process Engineering, and Media and Information.
The University maintains excellent relations with regional and national businesses, and there is a constant exchange of information between faculty members and industry professionals, providing continuing access to current scientific and engineering know-how. These extensive business partnerships also provide resources for students in terms of gaining work experience, doing research, or for future employment.
The Institute for Applied Research (IAF) heads the University’s technology and innovation work in the fields of solar energy, medicine, robotics and electric mobility, among others.The close collaboration with industry partners benefits all sides – application-oriented research and technology transfer, up-to-date laboratories and concentrated, interdisciplinary expertise in different technological fields all provide major draws for prospective students.
Offenburg University prides itself on the international orientation of its programs. In 1998, it was one of the first institutions of higher education in Germany to introduce international Master’s degree programs through the Graduate School. Today, we offer five English-taught programs which cater especially to international students, who comprise about twelve percent of the total student body. Additionally, the International Office maintains active exchange programs with more than 70 partner universities worldwide, giving our students plenty of opportunities to study and pursue internships abroad. Thanks to our proximity with the French border, we can also offer double-degree programs with prestigious French universities.
Students at Offenburg University benefit from the advantages of a more intimate campus environment – smaller classes, individual supervision and support by faculty and staff, hands-on teaching, and close integration with the regional economy. It enjoys consistently high rankings and as a reformed technical college has been awarded by the Association for the Promotion of Science and Humanities in Germany.