Cultural Orientation at UW – practical workshops

Dear Students,

We would like to invite you to the Cultural Orientation at UW workshop, organized by the Welcome Point.

The main goal of this free event is to provide all newcomers with tools that will ease their life in a new place at the very beginning, when help is much needed. However, if you are not a new student but are interested in the topic and the structure of the University of Warsaw still seems complicated to you, feel free to join.

During the workshop we will discuss the following topics:

•       How cultural differences influence daily communication in the academic community.
•       The structure of the University of Warsaw.
•       Communication with academic and administrative staff: dos and don’ts.
•       Studying at the University of Warsaw from a foreigner perspective.
•       Intercultural communication: useful tips and tools.

We are planning two editions of the workshops:

– 28-29  September for first-year long term students of the first-cycle (BA), students of 1st, 2nd and 3rd year of uniform master level studies and doctoral candidates
– 1-2 October for long term students of 2nd and 3rd year of the first cycle (BA), long term students of the second cycle (MA), long term students of 4th and 5th year of uniform master level studies

The workshop will be held online from 10 am. to 1:30 pm.

Cultural Orientation Workshop at UW (1– 2 of October) is organized within the Integrated Development Programme at the University of Warsaw and is funded by European Social Fund.

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Quantitative Preserving the Qualitative: a Teaser for Integrating Methodologies – 18-19 September 2020

Quantitative Preserving the Qualitative:
a Teaser for Integrating Methodologies

18-19 September 2020

A teaser event for the upcoming CILC5 2021 conference.


Human behavior and experience is fragile under the measurements and richer than any measures can describe. Our aim is to bring together researchers working within several approaches, who are aligned by their focus on preserving the value-realizing and qualitative aspects of human behavior and experience, and who seek quantitative methods that enable this. Prominent researchers from both “quali” and “quanti” sides will present their views on the problem of integration of these complementary approaches to science.

The theme of the symposium resonates with a long-standing worry about reducing persons, their deeds and feelings to measurements and relating these measurements to each other by (most often) linear models. This worry is equally present within ecological, enactive, cognitive ethnographic and dynamical systems frameworks, yet the dialogue among them and the exchange of research experience on the methodological level seems still rather limited. Each approach develops predominantly its own valuable ways of investigations, responding to the specific needs of its domain. Therefore the main goal of this event is to establish a common ground among researchers from these fields as an introduction to the next year’s stationary conference.

Symposium Format

The symposium will consist of short 20 min talks from each speaker and a panel discussion. The event will be held online with the possibility to interact with the speakers via chat. The conference will take place over two days at varying hours to fit in as many time zones as possible (unfortunately with varying convenience):

  • Friday, 18th of September, 2pm-6pm (UTC +0)
  • Saturday, 19th of September, 6am-10am (UTC +0)
Invited Speakers
  • Hanne de Jaegher, University of the Basque Country,
  • Mark Bickhard, Lehigh University
  • Vasu Reddy, University of Portsmouth
  • Li Wei, University College London
  • Bert Hodges, University of Connecticut
  • Sarah Bro Trasmundi, University of Southern Denmark
  • Michael Richardson, Macquarie University
  • John Sutton, Rachel Kallen, Sara Kim Hjortborg, Macquarie University
Here you will find the full programme, with times in your time-zone and abstracts:
The participation in the Symposium i s free of charge. To participate please register before 13th of September
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