Constantina Skanavis, PhD, University of West Attica, Greece:
Nikolina Topolko, Associate Expert for Science and International Cooperation, University North, Croatia:
»My name is Nikolina Topolko, I work as an Expert Associate for Science and International Cooperation in the Department of Science and Art at the University North in Varaždin (Croatia). From 7 to 11 March 2022, I completed an Erasmus+ mobility programme for the purpose of training at the University of Novo mesto in Slovenia at the Faculty of Health Sciences. I applied for Erasmus+ mobility to gain and improve my knowledge and experience with examples of good practise from another institution related to my field of work. I am grateful to all the staff of the University for welcoming and hosting me so kindly and for their efforts to make my stay at the University and in Novo mesto as pleasant, high quality and interesting as possible. My special thanks go to the international Erasmus+ coordinator Sabina Krsnik, the Vice Rector for Development and Research Professor Dr Karmen Erjavec, and to Ms Mateja Šimec and Ms Kristina Rakuša Krašovec. Go dare to look at the way other universities and their staff work and make new acquaintances and wonderful friends. Until another collaboration! Thank you very much!«
Agnieszka Saran-Jagodzińska, PhD, University of Applied Sciences in Konin, Poland:
|»I am an assistant professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, in University of Applied Sciences in Konin and my trip under the Erasmus+ program took from 9 to 13 May 2022. I talked to students of nursing at the School of Health Sciences Novo mesto in Slovenia about the interaction of drugs with food, as well as the benefits and risks of dietary supplementation. The lectures were accompanied by a discussion on scientific topics, but also on the work of nurses and life in Poland. Slovenia is a beautiful country where people are kind and cheerful, the nature is delightful, and the cuisine is wonderfully delicious. I recommend this university to everyone and it's a wonderful place.«|
University of Novo mesto values the contributions that incoming staff make to the university. Visiting international colleagues enrichen international perspectives and broaden minds within our community, mutually working with us to facilitate internationalisation and to extend the impact of Erasmus+ values.
Professional development in an international workplace environment enhances an individual's career invaluably, and staff mobility opportunities make this possible. While hosting an incoming staff member during a visit at UNM, we support them in their pursuit to:
University of Novo mesto encourages international mobility of academic and non-academic staff:
Twice a year the University of Novo mesto organises the Erasmus+ Staff Week for staff from foreign partner institutions:
Staff interested in exchange at UNM during the staff week should contact their home institution's International Office to check if there is an agreement in their subject area and if there is funding available for their visit.
If there is an inter-institutional agreement in place covering staff exchanges, the member of staff can request their home institution to nominate them for a staff visit (deadline: at least 30 days before the actual mobility).
The incoming teaching / non-teaching staff is obliged to deliver their proposed curriculum (for teaching), i.e. work plan (for training) to the University's Office for International Relations at the following email address: email@example.com at least 14 days before actual mobility.
If mobility is possible, a signed work plan and an invitation letter are delivered to the incoming participant.
Incoming mobile participants are obliged to request financial support from their sending organisation for their stay at the University, and they need to have valid health insurance during their stay in the Slovenia.
Staff members can stay at:
Among Dolenjska hills, less than an hour's drive by motorway from Ljubljana and Zagreb, less than two hours from the sea and the Alps, surrounded by the Krka River lies city Novo mesto. There are approximately 37,300 people living in the municipality, with over 23,000 living in the town of Novo mesto that is the seat of the municipality. Novo mesto is the seventh largest town in Slovenia and the Municipality of Novo mesto is one of the eleven Urban Municipalities in Slovenia.
Novo mesto is the administrative, economic, ecclesiastical, cultural, educational, medical and sports centre of the Southeast Region of Slovenia. It is a hub of plentiful activities, which goes far beyond the regional framework.
It is recognisable by its exceptionally successful pharmaceutical, automotive, construction, textile and other industries, as the municipality is home to large companies such as Krka, Revoz, Adria Mobil and TPV. That is why Novo mesto is called "the export capital of Slovenia".
The rich archaeological sites in Novo mesto have also made it known as Novo mesto – The Town of Situlae.
NOVO MESTO IN NUMBERS:
Name: Novo mesto, old name: Rudolfswerth
Founded: 7 April 1365
Founder: Rudolph IV von Habsburg
Area: 236 km2 (municipality); 30.3 km2 (town)
Forest area: 97.239 km²
Altitude: from 164 to 220 metres above sea level
Average age: 41.2 years
Nearby larger towns: Ljubljana (70 km), Celje (80 km); Zagreb (HR) (70 km)
Climate: moderate continental climate
Average temperature: January 1.3 °C; July 19.3 °C
More information about Novo mesto: https://eng.visitnovomesto.si/
Photo source: Fototeka Zavod Novo mesto
International Relations Office
Sabina Krsnik, MBA
coordinator of international mobility
Telephone: +386 7 393 00 21
Sabina Krsnik, MBA
Coordinator of international mobility
+386 7 393 00 21
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