13 Aug 2019

Personal contacts between researchers evolving into institutional cooperation

A memorandum of cooperation was signed in August 2019 by and between the Institute of Art Studies, BAS, and Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland. Under the memorandum, researchers and teachers from both institutions will exchange visits by doctoral students; consider joint applications for projects; hold conferences, seminars, fieldwork, etc. Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, established in 1611, is now one of the three largest higher educational institutions in Poland and among the three Polish universities providing the highest educational standards. The main party to cooperate with will be the Institute of Slavic Philology, an academic-educational unit, which belongs to the Faculty of Polish and Classic Philology at the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań. The main areas of the Institute’s research are the studies concerning literature, language, and culture of the Central European, Western Slavic, and Southern Slavic countries.
Proponents of the idea of the institutionalisation of professional relationships were on the Bulgarian side, Assoc. Prof. Stefka Venkova and Assoc. Prof. Wojciech Jóźwiak from AMU, who use Erasmus+ EU programme on a regular basis to make more visible their researches in musicology and film respectively.
The first donations of books published by both institutes were exchanged on 12 August 2019 in Sofia, supposed to strengthen the cultural ties between Polish and Bulgarian academia.