March 2024

Marcin Szewczyk, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof., co-authored a report on efforts to build a Union of Equality

We invite you to read the work entitled. „Equality Union. Between assumptions and reality” authored by Aleksandra Szczerba, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof, Anna Drabarz Ph.D. and Marcin Szewczyk, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof. in UITM The report takes a closer look at the strategies for implementing equality and non-discrimination regulations within the European Union by the current term of the European Commission. The publication was commissioned by the European Commission Representation in Poland.

The report focuses on the following issues: gender equality, the strategy for equality for LGBTIQ people, the strategy for the rights of people with disabilities, action against racism, the EU strategic framework for gender equality and social inclusion and Roma participation. For each of the aforementioned issues, data for several years back, the future course of action (including actions already implemented) and data for Poland are presented, along with recommendations.


March 2024

Heroes among us – celebrating World Social Work Day

Not every hero wears a cape. Good people are recognised by small activities that do not require publicity. Not everyone is capable of making sacrifices, not everyone is ready to give up thousands of minutes to support others every day, but social workers definitely do! They spread goodness every day, making our world a better place. Their mission is to empower marginalised groups, like people with disabilities, older people, refugees, and substance misusers, and ensure that they have access to the necessary resources, services, and opportunities to fully participate in society.
Every year, World Social Work Day is celebrated on the third Tuesday of March, shining a spotlight on the invaluable contributions of social workers across the globe. This year, it takes place on 19th March. It is an opportunity to recognize the dedication, compassion, and impact of social workers in improving the lives of individuals, families and communities. They work in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, social service agencies, and non-profit organizations, employing a holistic approach to help individuals navigate life’s challenges.

February 2024

Visegrad Sustainable Living Labs Network 4 Youth of Universities

The VSLLN4YOU project aims to create the Living Labs (LLs) network, which will enable the co-creation and testing of innovative and sustainable solutions, relevant to the Visegrad Universities and Region, in cooperation with partners from the private, public, and civil society sectors.
The SLLs will engage students with real-world experience, working on sustainable projects and green solutions, and prepare them to be change agents in their personal and professional lives. Through SLLs, workshops, training materials, and conference, the project offers knowledge transfer for sustainable change.

January 2024

UITM is again the second university in Poland in UI GreenMetric ranking!

In the international UI GreenMetric ranking, UITM was ranked second among Polish universities, as it was a year ago.
The ranking takes into account environmental and sustainability solutions, and the list includes 1183 universities from around the world.
In this year’s edition of the UI GreenMetric ranking, universities from 84 countries around the world participated, including 15 from Poland. Universities from the Netherlands, Great Britain and Germany topped the ranking. Among Polish universities, the Gdansk University of Technology ranked highest, at 197th place in the ranking. The University of Information Technology and Management from Rzeszow is in second place, which gave it the 325th position in the world ranking.

December 2023

UITM Students know that every gender is equal

In a resounding display of commitment to equality, students at the University of Information Technology and Management recently engaged in a compelling debate titled „Every Gender is Equal.” The event, held at the IQ Student Club on December 12, 2023, was a noteworthy part of this year’s celebration of Human Rights Day. Dr. Zdzisław Rapacki, economist and former Permanent Representative of the Republic of Poland to the UN office in Geneva from 2004 – 2010 was the honorary guest.

Dr. Rapacki delivered an enlightening keynote titled „The role of international organizations in shaping standards and monitoring compliance with human rights.

In addition to Dr. Rapacki, the debate was attended by Małgorzata Wejsis-Gołębiak, a lecturer at the Department of Political Science and Administration at UITM, and students of Management: Mieczysław Moneta, supervisor of the Intercultural Research Club „The Globe” science club, and Valeriia Krasnozhon.

An important element of the event was the summary of this year’s Amnesty International Letter Writing Marathon. The debate was also accompanied by an exhibition of posters „EVERYONE HAS EQUAL RIGHTS REGARDLESS OF GENDER”/”ALL PEOPLE HAVE RIGHTS REGARDLESS OF GENDER”, which was the originator and organizer of the Council of Scientific Clubs of UITM in cooperation with KN The Globe, the exhibition consisted of 16 works by students major in Computer Graphics.

December 2023

We invite you to the debate „Równość płci/every gender is equal”

The event will take place on December 12, 2023 at 9:30 am at the IQ Student Club of the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow. The debate will be held in English with simultaneous translation into Polish. The debate will provide insight into how students from different cultural backgrounds perceive gender equality issues, introduce the range of anti-discrimination solutions used around the world and the activities of international organizations. The event’s guest of honor will be Dr. Zdzislaw Rapacki, economist and long-time diplomat, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Poland to the UN Office at Geneva in 2004-2010.

December  2023

Meeting of institutions holding the European award „HR Excellence in Research”

December 5, 2023. The National Agency for Academic Exchange organized a meeting for Polish institutions that hold the European distinction „HR Excellence in Research.”
During the event, the latest European solutions and initiatives supporting the professional development of researchers were discussed, as well as the achievements of Polish units in this area.

October 2023

UITM joins the Academic Safety and Equality Network (ASBiR)

Membership in the Academic Safety and Equality Network (ASBiR) allows you to participate on an ongoing basis in events organized by affiliated universities and related to activities or plans of institutional solutions in the area of security and equality in the academic environment.

May 2023

Training on counteracting mobbing, discrimination, and violence

The training took place on May 26 and June 14, 2023, led by Andrzej Kiebała, Ph.D. During the training, the following topics were discussed: the issue of equality in employment, the types and effects of discrimination and mobbing, the employee’s rights in the event of discrimination and mobbing, the employer’s obligations in terms of preventing and combating discrimination and mobbing, as well as the liability of the employer and other persons (supervisors and other employees) for discrimination and mobbing.

November 2022

UITM Gender Equality Plan
The Gender Equality Plan aims to create a space of safety and equality conducive to the harmonious development of all members of the academic community, which consists of research and teaching staff, lecturers, administrative staff, and students.

October 2020

An Anti-Mobbing, Discrimination, and Violence Policy for employees and an Anti-Discrimination and Violence Policy for students

UITM has implemented this policy from the 2020/21 academic year. The first Rector’s Plenipotentiary for counteracting mobbing, discrimination, and violence was Konrad Szocik, Ph.D., and currently, the Plenipotentiary is Katarzyna Kurzępa-Dedo, Ph.D. Violence, mobbing, and discrimination are three phenomena that cannot be tolerated, especially in the academic environment. Each employee/student who has suffered discrimination, mobbing, or violence should report the matter to the Rector’s Plenipotentiary for counteracting mobbing, discrimination, and violence.

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