Collegium Civitas signs Memorandum of Understanding with UNITAR

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Collegium Civitas is the first Polish university to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). The MoU outlines the scope of prospective collaboration that includes: training and degree programs in thematic fields such as sustainable development, international security and the rule of law.

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a specialized training agency of the United Nations with a mandate to develop individual and institutional capacities for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through outcome-based learning and training initiatives. Within the framework of UNITAR, the Division for Peace supports the (re-) establishment of peaceful, just and inclusive societies (SDG 16) by enabling individuals and organizations to contribute meaningfully to sustainable peace. With almost 60 years of experience in capacity building, UNITAR provides customized, creative and results-based learning solutions, carefully crafted for countries and communities emerging from conflict and facing specific development needs. At the core of the UNITAR’s approach is a specific methodology that allows for the creation of powerful and inspiring spaces, products and services (online and face-to-face) for high-quality learning and collaboration, as well as promotes participation, dialogue, local ownership and multiplication of knowledge for sustainable impact and behavioral change.

The forms of the prospective cooperation between UNITAR, Division for Peace, and Collegium Civitas include, among other initiatives: training and degree programs, conferences and joint publications. The thematic scope of the prospective collaboration includes International Security, Rule of Law for Peace Building, and Sustainable Development.

Collegium Civitas is a modern non-state University founded in 1997 by a joint initiative of Professors from the Polish Academy of Sciences. The quality of education in all fields of study is confirmed by positive assessments by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the Polish Accreditation Committee. Collegium Civitas holds top positions in the national rankings of Universities in Poland and offers academic programs in English, Polish and bilingual Polish-English in the four main fields: International Relations, Sociology, Management and Journalisms and New Media, among them over 20 master’s and bachelor’s degree programs in English. With a large number of lecturers from renowned Universities, students from over 50 countries, numerous projects with Universities from around the world, and a wide range of studies in English, Collegium Civitas is a leader in the field of internationalization. The University has over 100 agreements with partner universities from around the world. With the MoU signed with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, Collegium Civitas further strengthens its international outlook.