Międzynarodowa Środowiskowa Szkoła Doktorska przy Centrum Studiów Polarnych w Uniwersytecie Śląskim w Katowicach
Proposed topic of the PhD project: Applied remote sensing and geophysical imaging in recognition of water-permafrost interactions in High Arctic catchments
The aim of the International Environmental Doctoral School associated with the Centre for Polar Studies at the University of Silesia in Katowice (IEDS) is to provide a new generation of scientists with new opportunities for high-quality contributions to scientific research by offering them theoretical and practical (methodological) training, designed to stimulate their intellectual growth and boost their academic status. These aims are in line with the general strategy of the University of Silesia in Katowice and the Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
The University of Silesia in Katowice and the Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences aim to achieve the highest standards of education and scientific research, assessed with the use of parameterised assessment methods. The International Environmental Doctoral School is likely to significantly help the cause through educating young academic staff and conducting research in collaboration with renowned academic centres from abroad. Useful in working towards the goal will also be the experience gained as a result of the previous activity of the Centre for Polar Studies and Interdisciplinary Polar Studies KNOW.
The International Environmental Doctoral School (IEDS) will involve cooperation with foreign academic centres, whose academic staff will work as supervisors or auxiliary supervisors and lecturers at IEDS, and which will accept IEDS doctoral students for internship programmes. Such cooperation will make it possible to ensure very high standards of education, which is a priority for the University of Silesia in Katowice and for the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Contact: Centre for Polar Studies (+48) 32 3689 380
Requirements to enter qualification procedure
Admission to the International Environmental Doctoral School (IEDS) associated with the Centre for Polar Studies at the University of Silesia in Katowice is in accordance with Resolution No. 76 of the Senate of the University of Silesia in Katowice passed on 26 January 2021 concerning admission requirements and mode of recruitment.
and Regulations for awarding NCN scholarships for NCN-funded research projects
The recruitment committee shall evaluate the candidates’ research achievements, their research-related achievements and competencies as regards specific tasks in the research project, expressed as a point score:
the candidate’s research achievements, including publications in prestigious academic press /journals (50% of the final score):
4 points – outstanding;
3 points – very good;
2 points – good;
1 points – poor;
0 points – no scientific achievements.
research-related achievements, scholarships, awards and research experience gained in Poland or abroad, research workshops and training courses, participation in research projects (20% of the final score):
4 points – outstanding (e.g. scholarships, fellowships at leading foreign research centres, prestigious international prizes or awards, workshops or training courses at the leading research centres, participation in international or foreign projects);
3 points – significant (scholarships, fellowships at good Polish and foreign research centres, national prizes or awards, domestic or foreign workshops or training courses, participation in Polish or foreign projects);
2 points – moderate (local prizes or awards, workshops or training courses, participation in university projects);
1 point – poor achievements;
0 points – no achievements.
the candidate’s competence to carry out specific tasks in the research project (30% of the final score):
3 points – very good;
2 points – good;
1 point – poor;
0 points – no competence.
2. Conditions for admission to the qualification procedure
registering an account in the www.irk.us.edu.pl system and filling in a form containing appropriate declarations and consents;
submission in the system www.irk.us.edu.pl:
– a copy of the graduation diploma with a supplement;
– curriculum vitae;
– title and outline of a doctoral project,
– the form of scientific achievements and the documents certifying them, as well as other documents specified in the eligibility criteria for specific topics (admissible submission at the office of the Ministry of the Environment, via firstname.lastname@example.org Form of the outline of the doctoral project and the list of scientific achievements of the candidateSubmit the form and attachments via the website of the IEDS [available from 1 July];
paying the enrollment fee in the amount of PLN 190.
Kontakt z wydziałem
Międzynarodowa Środowiskowa Szkoła Doktorska przy Centrum Studiów Polarnych w Uniwersytecie Śląskim w Katowicachul. Będzińska 60
Kontakt dla cudzoziemców
Biuro Rekrutacji CudzoziemcówBankowa 12, pok. 76