Medical University of Gdańsk (MUG) will receive financing in the amount of PLN 99,910 (ca. EUR 23,230) from the National Agency for Academic Exchange (Narodowa Agencja Wymiany Akademickiej, NAWA) for implementation of a project entitled „Hand in hand into the future” within NAWA’s „International Alumni” programme. The project will be carried out from May 1, 2019 till October 31, 2020, managed by Jacek Kaczmarek Ph.D., International Alumni Relations Officer (IARO). The project includes actions aimed at developing and reinforcing MUG’s relations with our international alumni (IA), and namely: integration-promotion meetings with IA abroad; photo competition for IA and current students; integration-training conference „Hand in hand into the Future” at MUG with participation of both IA and MUG students; inclusion of IA in teaching activities and mentoring process for MUG’s international students (also through their participation in the Orientation Week); preparation of network tools for management of IA relations (upgrading the IA website alumni.mug.edu.pl), and preparation and implementation of an alumni satisfaction questionnaire for use in evaluation and development of teaching process and student services at the MUG; publishing electronic information materials prepared by IA and targeted at current and future MUG students; introduction of IA webinars to the work of student scientific groups as a pilot action before introducing webinars and videoconferences into teaching process at undergraduate and master levels; and honoring some achievements of MUG’s international alumni.
Similar unique projects under NAWA’s „International Alumni” programme will be implemented by 23 Polish universities, among them 6 medical schools.