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Angers invites Torun

map France / Poland
The School of Law, the School of Economics and Business Studies organized the first “international week” from Monday, October 17th to Thursday, October 20th. This week highlights the special relationship between Angers University and Nicolas Copernicus University of Torun, in Poland. Polish professors from Faculty of economics sciences and management came for the occasion.


This Angers-Torun week consists of welcoming speeches, faculties presentations, lessons with Polish professors, lunches with Faculty and staff of the University of Angers, local elected officials, visits of the campus, etc.

The Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management in Torun has become a long-standing partner of the School of Law, the School of Economics and Business in Angers. They created in 2010 a dual degree programme in International Management-International Human Resource management

Continuous exchanges
The University of Angers and the University Nicolas Copernicus have been partners for over 30 years. Exchanges of professors started in the eighties. Students exchanges began with  Erasmus in 1987. The partnership has deepened in 2010 with the dual master's degree.

“We are thinking about other dual degrees between our universities”, said John Webb, international relations vice-president of the University of Angers. Including one with ITBS in the field of sports management.

Academic exchanges Franco-Polish are expanding : the cities Angers and Torun signed a twinning charter of intent in January 2011. Angers and Torun will be “twin cities” in 2013.

“Torun process” leads Law students to move abroad
Bérangère Taxil, Erasmus coordinator for Law at the School of Law, the School of Economics and Business Studies notices that dual degree programme with Torun is generating other student mobility : more and more Law students apply for an Erasmus exchange, in Torun as elsewhere.

“The School of Law, the School of Economics and Business Studies of the University of Angers is considering the possibility of law lessons in English for the future”, explained Bérangère Taxil. University Nicolas Copernicus is very attractive for students from Angers thanks to courses taught in English.

This international week reminds students that 24 Erasmus partnerships are active in the School of Law, the School of Economics and Business Studies of the University of Angers, according to Dominique Peyrat-Guillard, coordinator of the dual degree programme.

Thérèse Rosset

University Nicolas Copernicus :

  • established in 1945
  • counts 45 000 students
  • 16 faculties
  • The Faculty of economics sciences and management is the largest university departement  : 4 000 students – 115 professors