JOIN THE DOCTORAL STUDENTS
AT THE DOCTORAL SCHOOL OF THE JAN KOCHANOWSKI UNIVERSITY
The Jan Kochanowski University of Kielce (UJK) is one of the 18 classic state universities in Poland.
It is a fast developing institution with a solid position in the country and is the largest in the voivodeship.
At the the Doctoral School we have 4 sections, containing 11 disciplines:
Section of ‘Human Sciences’
- literary studies
Section ‘Social Sciences’
- legal sciences
- political and administrative sciences
Section of ‘Natural Sciences’
- biological sciences
- physical sciences
- chemical sciences
- Earth and environmental sciences
Section of ‘Medical and Health Sciences’
- medical sciences
- health sciences
The priorities of the Doctoral School include highly specialized education of young scientists, providing PhD students with social skills and competences allowing them to conduct independent scientific research and disseminate their results. The education of doctoral students lasts four years, it takes place in the form of courses in Polish and English.
It is taught in the form of general subjects for all PhD students, specialized subjects dedicated to individual sections and specialized disciplinary subjects which are optional, including those outside of a given discipline. The education program includes didactic practices and an obligatory foreign scientific internship which lasts for minimum one month.
Our PhD students participate in scientific projects financed through the polish National Science Centre (NCN), the National Centre for Research and Development, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, as well as European funds. Presently, a prestigious NCN Maestro grant is realized in physics, led by Prof. M Gaździcki (leader of the NA61 experiment at CERN), which deals with critical structures of the strong interactions and is carried out in collaboration with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva. Moreover, in biology a project dealing with the role of gasdermin as a potential permeabilizing factor bacterial outer cell membranes is currently ongoing.
All doctoral students at the Doctoral School receive university scholarships.