The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) was developed by the European Commission to provide common procedures in order to guarantee academic recognition of studies done at other home and foreign institutions when they form part of students' regular program. Thereby the European Commission promotes the cooperation between institutions of higher education concerning an exchange of students. The European Credit Transfer System has been successfully implemented in many schools of higher education in Poland and Western Europe alike. Its overriding purpose is to create legal and organizational framework concerning curriculum structures, which will enable students to commence or continue studies abroad. Moreover, the ECTS enables access to other Polish institutions of higher education which have implemented the system. It is also thanks to the ECTS that foreign students may commence their studies at a Polish institution.
The ECTS program, which is part of the Socrates-Erasmus program, aims at the unification of studying in Europe, thereby leading to full academic recognition of studies done in Poland and abroad.
The objective of the preparation and implementation of the program at the University of Information Technology and Management was to enhance students' exchange programs with foreign institutions.
published: 11 March 2009 09:35