Incoming mobility

The Faculty of Biological Sciences offers the opportunity to realize a part of the studies (different courses) or a research project for the exchange students at the bachelor, master's and doctoral level. In addition, the academic teachers from partner universities interested in a teaching visit at the Faculty of Biological Sciences are welcome. Exchange students usually spend a semester or two at our Faculty, whereas the incoming academic teachers usually work at our Faculty during a period of at least two days (minimum 8 hours altogether). Financial support/Erasmus grant for this type of visit is covered by the partner University, for more details please contact the Erasmus Coordinator at your University. For the exchange to be possible, the partner University should hold the appropriate Erasmus bilateral agreement with the Faculty of Biological Sciences.

Course types

The types of courses offered by the Faculty of Biological Sciences:

- Lectures - the oral presentations of theoretical knowledge that are credited with a written exam at the end of the semester.

- Seminars - the courses assessed based on the student activity including the active course participation, the presentations, and the student attendance. During seminars, students have the opportunity to think, analyze, discuss, and address real scientific problems.

- Laboratories - the courses providing students with a safe, hands-on practice in experimental biology. During the lab courses students have the opportunity to explore the methods used by scientists in their scientific research.

- Field courses - the courses designed to provide students a firsthand experience in the field environments in order to understand the ecological and evolutionary processes.

- Practices - the courses designed to provide students a firsthand experience in the identification, comparison and description of biological material or fossils

 

Grades are awarded within a five-digit grading system ranging from 1 to 5 as presented in the table.

ECTS grade

Polish grade

Definition

A

5

(bdb)

EXCELLENT - outstanding performance with only minor errors

B

4,5

(+db)

VERY GOOD - above the average standard but with some errors

C

4

(db)

GOOD - generally sound work with a number of notable errors

D

3,5

(+dst)

SATISFACTORY - fair but with significant shortcomings

E

3

(dst)

SUFFICIENT - performance meets the minimum criteria

FX, F

2

(ndst)

FAIL - some more work required before the credit can be awarded

 

List of the courses

Winter semester

Summer semester

Subject

ECTS credits

Subject

ECTS credits

Basic paleontology I

Lecture (60 hours) + field course (60 hours)

6

Advanced techniques in plant developmental research

Seminar (30 hours)

3

Basic modeling in ecology with R

Practises (30 hours)

4

Basic paleontology II

Field course in June-August (60 hours)

6

Biology of plants

Lecture (15 hours)

2

Bioinformatic tools for gene identification and protein analysis

Seminar (30 hours)

3

History of European teriofauna

Lecture (30 hours) + practices (30 hours)

6

Bionanotechnologies

Lecture (10 hours) +

seminar (10 hours)

2

Biology

Lecture (30 hours) + laboratory (30 hours)

4

Environmental biology

Lecture (15 hours) + seminar (15 hours)

3

English language in biology

Seminar (20 hours)

3

Forest ecology

Lecture (15 hours)

2

Infectious parasitic diseases

Lecture (10 hours) +

laboratory (20 hours)

4

Plant Cell Culture Techniques

Lecture (30 hours) +

laboratory (30 hours)

6

Plant physiology

Lecture (30 hours) + laboratory (20 hours)

4

Landscape ecology

Lecture (15 hours)

2

Methods in plant molecular biology

Laboratory (45 hours)

4

Management of natural environment

Lecture (15 hours) + field courses (15 hours)

3

Conservation biology

Lecture (15 hours) + seminar (15 hours)

3

New vistas in plant experimental biology

Seminars (15 hours)

4

Medical microbiology

Lecture (15 hours) +

laboratory (30 hours)

4

Protein-protein interaction

Lecture (15 hours) + seminars (15 hours)

4

New vistas in plant experimental biology

Seminars (15 hours)

4

 

 

 

Human microbiota

Lecture (15 hours) +

laboratory (30 hours)

4

 

 

 

Total ECTS

 

52

 

 

38

 

Description of the courses

(document pdf)

How to register for courses

University of Wroclaw uses the University Study-Oriented System (called USOS) to manage information for students. It is a typical software information system supporting management of higher education at different Polish Universities. The functionality of USOS refers to course catalog, course registration, class schedules, student and teacher personal data and contact information or study programs. When accepted for studies at Wroclaw University, every student is signed up to USOS system. To join the particular course, every student must be registered in the student group created in the USOS system. As an exchange student you do have to contact an Erasmus+ Coordinator at the Faculty running the course and ask him/her to register you in the USOS system.

Below you will find the contact details of the Erasmus+ Coordinator at the Faculty of Biological Sciences:

Magdalena Migocka
Institute of Experimental Biology
(the building at the entrance to the Botanical Garden from the side of Cathedra)
Department of Plant Molecular Physiology
Kanonia 6/8
Room no. 310 (2nd floor)
50-328 Wrocław
Email address: magdalena.migocka@uwr.edu.pl

Localization of the courses

I. Botanical Garden (number 1 on the map)

Botanical garden is located in the centre of the city next to the Ostrów Tumski, a historic heart of Wrocław. You can enter the garden from two sides: from the Sienkiewicza street (H. Sienkiewicza 21 Street, 50-335 Wrocław) and from the Kanonia street (Kanonia 6/8 Street, 50-328 Wrocław). The laboratories (number 4 on the map) of Botanical garden are placed next to the entrance from the Sienkiewicza street, behind the red brick building.

II. Institute of Experimental Biology (numbers 2 and 3 on the map)

Institute of Experimental Biology is located in two buildings in the Botanical Garden. You can reach one building from the Sienkiewicza street (Department of Animal Developmental Biology, H. Sienkiewicza 21 Street, 50-335 Wrocław) and the other from the Kanonia street (Department of Molecular Plant Physiology, Department of Plant Developmental Biology and Department of Genetics and Cell Physiology, Kanonia 6/8 Street, 50-328 Wrocław).

III. Institute of Environmental Biology (numbers 3 and 5 on the map)

Institute of Environmental Biology is located in two buildings. One building is located in the Botanical Garden (Department of Paleozoology and Laboratory of Forest Biology, H. Sienkiewicza 21 Street, 50-335 Wrocław) and the other in Przybyszewskiego Street (Department of Invertebrate Biology, Evolution and Conservation, S. Przybyszewskiego 65 Street, 51-148 Wrocław).

IV. Department of Ecology, Biogeochemistry and Environmental Protection (number 2 on the map)

Department of Ecology, Biogeochemistry and Environmental Protection is located in Botanical Garden. You can reach the building from Kanonia street (Kanonia 6/8 Street, 50-328 Wrocław).

The garden and the buildings on the maps.

 

 

Completion of a semester study

The completion of a semester of study shall be certified. A student shall be required to print the records from the USOS website and bring them to the Faculty Erasmus+ Coordinator to get a sign and a stamp. Student can also go to the Dean office to print the USOS record, and then provide it to the Faculty Erasmus+ Coordinator.

The address of a Dean office of the Faculty of Biological Science:
Faculty of Biological Sciences
Kuźnicza 35 Street (2nd floor)
50-138 Wroclaw
(by the main building of the University of Wrocław at the Uniwersytecki square)