University of Social Sciences
SPOŁECZNA AKADEMIA NAUK (SAN) – University of Social Sciences – is one of the leading private universities in Poland, placed very high in the educational rankings, published by the influential national magazines. We are experienced in language education and our experts have wide experience in multilingualism and multiculturalism.
There is a Linguistic Department within our University that will contribute to this project to large extent.
SAN also runs „Multi Language Center” and „Clark Language Center”, offering different types of language courses. The cultural and multicultural aspects are important to us. We have been involved in several EU projects targeted at language learning.
Our university has been the coordinator of a LLP – KA2 project “Multilingual Families: Supporting multilingual families – a linguistic treasure for Europe” (2013-2015) www.multilingual-families.eu . That project was invited by the European Commission to be presented as a good practice at one of four ‘Inspiration zones’ during EAC Education Training & Youth Forum organised in Brussels in 2013 and further at Language Show in London also organised by EC.
Since 2015 we have been coordinating an interesting project on multiculturalism for schools: http://www.multicultural-schools.eu/, that became an inspiration for this project.
We had run also a Culture 2000 project about intercultural aspects “S.E.ME – Sharing European Memories”.
Every year, together with Clark University from USA we organize “Intercultural Management Congress” that takes place annually in November here in Poland. Our University is also deeply involved in EU initiatives devoted to diverse and open culture. For example we have been involved in Comenius project – “MIH- Multicultural Interdisciplinary Handbook: tools for learning history and geography in a multicultural perspective” and Grundtvig “Communication for European Training Managers”. The University co-operates closely with local schools, migrants’ associations and other stakeholders.
In the project University of Social Sciences plays the role of the project coordinator and a leader of result nr 2: ‘Play With Languages! Repository of Activities for Families’.
Our university co-operates also with wide range of cultural organisations, associations and foundations as well as local and national Authorities.
City: Lodź (Poland)