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Figure 1 shows (l-r) Professor Z.J. Pudlowski, Professor Ryszard Pukała,
Pro-Rector for Student Affairs of the SSHVE and Mrs Dorota I. Pudlowski
ready to depart for a campus tour.


Figure 2 shows Mrs D.I. Pudlowski at the beginning of the WIETE presentation.


  19 June 2023


Monday, 19 June 2023 saw a meeting with the Rector, Professor Krzysztof Rejman and Pro-Rector, Professor Ryszard Pukała of The Bronisław Markiewicz State School of Higher Vocational Education in Jarosław (SSHVE), Poland. In a friendly atmosphere, the WIETE directors briefed the rectors on the nature, scope and a range of activities of the World Institute for Engineering and Technology Education (WIETE). Of particular interest to both parties was a collaborative approach to assist Ukrainian academics in their struggle to keep abreast with contemporary changes and advancements in engineering and technology education.

With the proximity of the SSHVE to the western boarder of Ukraine (approximately 30 km), having several mutual organisations and joint Polish/Ukrainian associations, as well as a multitude of working contacts established in the past - so abruptly disturbed by the recent war - the School is particularly suited to be at the forefront of the interaction with Ukrainian academics.

One of the possible directions discussed at the meeting was a joint organisation of a mixed-mode international workshop/seminar/conference that would bring the parties together, and stimulate co-operative research projects and publications. The WIETE’s experience in this endeavour would provide an excellent platform for such an event, with its two international journals serving as vehicles for the publication and dissemination of scientific information.

Having discussed the WIETE international journals, it was decided to organise a special information session for a group of academics with a special focus on the benefits and requirements of publishing in these journals. The session took place on Thursday, 22 June 2023, and was attended by close to 20 senior academics. The WIETE directors provided a concise presentation of the journals - their origins and current status - that opened space for discussion on institution-specific requirements, academic expectations arising from publishing in a Scopus-indexed journal, plagiarism, publication ethics and other issues vital for both the publisher and author. The engaging, informal discussion was an indicator of the academics’ interest in making their research outcomes available to a wider international audience.