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The article emphasizes the role of regularly carried out international seminars in the education
process. Modern education, besides traditional way of teaching based on lectures and laboratories,
should be supported by different kind of activities. Interesting examples of them are seminars
conducted by experts from foreign academic centres. Participating in such seminars gives students
ability not only to extend their theoretical and practical knowledge, but also to get some information
about activities and projects conducted at foreign universities. It is also an unique occasion for
students to consult their ideas, projects and problems connected with seminars’ topics. Seminars are
carefully planned to introduced students to the subjects which are not covered by the regular Master
Degree program. That is why such meetings are popular among students and they enable them to
broaden their horizons in many aspects.
International seminars are a special kind of meetings, which makes students to feel free to take part in
discussions and panels. It gives them possibility to check their language skills. Moreover, seminars
form the basis for future mobility to foreign universities. Students, encouraged by those meeting, more
often decide to take part in programmes such as Erasmus or international internships.
International Seminars on Computer Science (ISoCS) are also great opportunity for teaching staff of
hosting university. Direct meetings with experts give ability to share newly gained knowledge. They
help in breaking barriers between universities from different part of world. Seminars, as a unique
opportunity for strengthening cooperation and partnership, give results in establishing new common
projects and activities both on personal and organizational level.
The seminars described in the article were conducted by the educational project “A graduate of our
time” granted by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The project covers creation of new
specialisations for the Computer Science Master Degree program in Lublin University of Technology.
The details of the project and conducted ISoCS are presented in the paper, as well as results of
students survey made after seminars.