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“Public speaking and investor pitching”  workshop recap:

 

 

Academia Copernicana Interdisciplinary Doctoral School hosted a workshop on 16-17 November 2022, “Public speaking and investor pitching” , which sought to introduce participants to current techniques of developing a planned approach to making a project investable.

This two-day workshop gave our doctoral students a great opportunity to learn and practice entrepreneurial skills such as pitching, storytelling, structuring of information and presentation skills.

These skills, tailored for young researchers, were taught by highly experienced coaches from Poznan Science and Technology Park (PSTP), each an expert in their own field.

The workshop was packed with practical exercises – at the end of it PhD students were asked to create a pitch deck that was capable of securing funding – it was great fun for all of the participants!

*Workshop was financed within the scope of the project entitled: “Internationalization of PhD Schools at NCU: a platform for joint and double degree (PhD@NCU)”, implemented by NCU Doctoral Schools, as part of the STER Programme – The Internationalisation of doctoral schools of the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange NAWA.

 

Recap of Academia Copernicana Welcoming Day – Internationalisation Across Disciplines and Cultural Integration

On October 12th, 2022, Academia Copernicana doctoral students came together to participate in the inauguration of Academic Year 2022/2023 and celebrate both the rich diversity of our vibrant community and the multi- and inter-disciplinary approach to teaching and learning.

Prominent guests were invited to give inspirational lectures and provide PhD candidates with new insights and knowledge, as well as encourage the sparking of ideas across disciplines.

Academia Copernicana Welcoming Day began with a warm welcome speech by the Head of the School, prof. dr hab. Katarzyna Hrynkiewicz.

Later, dr hab. Gracjan Maciejewski, prof. UMK from Institute of Astronomy delivered an engaging talk on “Our Place In The Universe”, telling the brief story of cosmic evolution, passing on the message that any journey of exploration, also the scientific one, needs a first step.

Presentation of dr hab. Sławomir Wacewicz, prof. UMK from Department of Experimental Linguistics entitled “Studying the origins of language across disciplines. The case of the human eye” gave an insight into a contemporary look at origins of linguistic communication.

 

Exceptionally motivational speech from mgr Natalia Proń-Nowak, HR Excellence in Research was devoted to vast opportunities available to PhD students which could allow them to raise the quality of their research and boost their scientific career paths.

Last but not least was a talk conducted by dr Bliss Ursula Furtado from Department of Microbiology, who successfully completed her doctoral studies and shared her, not always smooth, however very encouraging and thought-provoking personal PhD story.

The high point of the event was workshop devoted to “Internationalisation and Cultural Integration” ran by an experienced coach – Alicja Lizurej-Hanula. Its main aim was to encourage participants to engage and acquaint with one another and help them improve interaction and, most importantly, encourage to cross-cultural exchange of research experience.

Invitation to Academia Copernicnana Welcoming Day – Internationalisation Across Disciplines and Cultural Integration

ISDAC – Welcoming Day

We take great pleasure in inviting PhD students of Academia Copernicana to join us for the Academia Copernicana Welcoming Day – your chance to get a feel for what life will be like as PhD students at Nicolaus Copernicus University.

It will also be a great opportunity to exchange your experience and ideas, but most importantly to integrate into PhD students’ community and meet other fellow students.

The meeting will be organized on Wednesday, October 12th, from 9:00 to 14:00, at the Faculty of Biological and Veterinary Sciences, room 135 (ground floor).

The event will include three short inspiring lectures and it will culminate in a 2-hour workshop (in the form of fun icebreaker activities) devoted to international integration which will help you assimilate into your (new) environment.

We very much look forward to meeting you all!

 

Invitation to workshops within the scope of NAWA-STER project

It is hard to overestimate value of international cooperation in XXI century science. To encourage you to visit foreign lab/researach groups, to exchange your experience and ideas, and to integrate PDh students community at N Copernicus University we cordially invite you to participate in a short event: a concise workshop showing examples of profitable international exchanges.

The meeting will be organized on the next Wednesday, Sept 28th, from 10:00 to 14:00, at Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Chopina Street (not far from the city center). Three prominent scientists (France, Spain, UK, see the attached leaflet) will give us a scientific lectures reporting their research, but what more important, will share their experience and view on international science.

There is no registration fee.  Free coffee and free lunch will be offered, so jump on your bicycle and join us on Wednesday, it will not be a waste of your precious time!

 

Workshops for PhD students of the Academia Copernicana Interdisciplinary Doctoral School

POSTER 

With the generous support of NAWA STER project, the Academia Copernicana Interdisciplinary Doctoral School is organizing a series of workshops for its PhD students.

The workshops are tailored  specifically for PhD students and are intended to provide an opportunity to explore a wide range of topics which are relevant for real-life applications and will strengthen the skills necessary to succeed academically.

There are 3 workshops to choose from:

  1. Best grant opportunity for new postdocs: how to successfully apply for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship?
  2. Public speaking and investor pitching.
  3. The social dimension of science.

The call for applications is now open, and we highly encourage doctoral students to submit their applications and apply for one of the above-mentioned workshops.

*  Please note that each PhD student can apply to one workshop only.

**The number of participants is limited.

The application submission deadline is as follows:

  1. To apply for the workshop “Best grant opportunity for new postdocs: how to  successfully apply for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship?”, please complete the form below and send it to academia.copernicana@umk.pl by 14 October 2022
  2. To apply for the workshop “Public speaking and investor pitching”, please complete the form below and send it to academia.copernicana@umk.pl by 16 October 2022
  3. To apply for the workshop “The social dimension of science.”, please complete the form below and send it to academia.copernicana@umk.pl by 7 November 2022

The application form

Detailed workshop schedule is available here

ECTS points will be awarded.

All courses will be conducted in English.

All workshops will be held at the Faculty of Biological and Veterinary Sciences.

For questions please contact: trawicka@umk.pl

 

Interdisciplinary lecture within NAWA-STER workshops

On 14.06.2022 Doctoral School of Medical and Health Sciences organised an interdisciplinary lecture by a world-class Proferssor Janusz Pawliszyn from Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, entitled:  “Green analytical methods in pharmaceutical and clinical analysis”.

The lecture introduced PhD students to recent trends in clinical sample preparation include shift towards automation, high-throughput, miniaturization, and extraction methodology with low or no solvent consumption (“green chemistry”).  To accomplish this objective frequently microextraction approaches using sorbents combined with chromatography hyphenated with mass spectrometry or directly with mass spectrometry are being developed.  During the lecture two technologies meeting these criteria were discussed including Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME) and Needle Trap Device (NTD).  The presentation emphasized the ways in which solid phase microextraction (SPME) complement currently used techniques. This involved the overview of SPME in many biological applications, including doping inspection, clinical control, therapeutic drug monitoring and metabolomics studies. The most promising application of SPME, which distinguishes this method from other sample preparation techniques, is its applicability to on-site and in vivo sampling with no need of sample withdrawal. A few examples of such “chemical biopsy” in vivo tissue analysis during organ transplantation and brain investigations as the alternative to standard approaches were discussed. Finally, the importance of high throughput and automation in the view of clinical laboratory requirement as the large-scale drug screening were be shown.

After the lecture, a discussion ensued and there were questions from the students.

 

Invitation to the lecture within the scope of NAWA-STER project

We invite you to participate in the lecture entitled “The green analytical methods in pharmaceutical and clinical analysis”.Doctoral School of Medical and Health Sciences together with the Center of Excellence in Personalized Medicine invite all PhD Students for an interdisciplinary lecture conducted by Professor Janusz Pawliszyn from the University of Waterloo in Canada. The lecture entitled Green analytical methods in pharmaceutical and clinical analysis will be held on Tuesday, June 14th, at 3:00 p.m. in the room 35 of the Faculty of Pharmacy at 2 dr. Antoni Jurasz Street in Bydgoszcz.

The lecture – organised within the scope of NAWA-STER project – is open to the public.

Afterwards everyone is invited for a “Coffee shop” session.

 

Seminars on Artificial Intelligence and Law within NAWA-STER Summer School

Over two-day seminar (09-10.06.2022), NCU PhD students had the opportunity to attend an academic session on interdisciplinary artificial intelligence and its relation to law with a leading academic working at the forefront of his field –  Copenhagen Professor Hin-Yan Liu. Conducted lectures were not only a fantastic opportunity to find out about the latest research but also a chance to contribute actively in direct and relevant discussions.

 

 

SUMMER SCHOOL – Invitation to seminars on Artificial Intelligence and Law

We kindly invite you to participate in the Summer School organized by the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School of Social Sciences within the scope of NAWA-STER project.

The seminars will be led by Professor Hin-Yan Liu from the University of Copenhagen*.

On Thursday (June 9), at 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the room 6 (ground floor) of the Council of the Faculty of Law and Administration, Prof. Liu will conduct an open seminar for PhD students on the subject of interdisciplinary artificial intelligence.**

On Friday (June 10), at 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the room 6 (ground floor) of the Council of the Faculty of Law and Administration, Prof. Liu will conduct a seminar on the relationship of artificial intelligence and law.

To receive materials for lectures, please send an e-mail to the following address: wesolowska.e@doktorant.umk.pl

We remind you that during the lectures you should not use electronic devices (phones, computers and others).

Everyone is welcome!

* Hin-Yan Liu is Associate Professor at the Centre for International Law, Conflict and Crisis, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. Professor Liu was previously a Max Weber Fellow and then a Research Fellow at the European University Institute, and has held academic positions at New York University in Florence, King’s College London and the University of Westminster.

** Participants of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School of Social Sciences, by participating in lectures, will have the opportunity to pass the subject “Current research problems”.

Workshops within the STER project

On May 10, 2022, the students of two NCU doctoral schools and other participants had a unique opportunity to listen to three interesting lectures delivered by two famous Scandinavian historians and take part in the following discussions. The invited speakers were Professor Kurt Villads Jensen of Stockholm University and Professor Kirsi Salonen of the University of Bergen. The lectures and subsequent discussions concerned various historiographic issues related to both past and contemporary events. These research issues included but were not limited to medieval warfare and its legacy that still affects modern wars, papal offices and tribunals dealing with sinners and wrongdoers in the late Middle Ages, and the process of conversion to Christianity in the medieval Baltic region and its contemporary perception. The meeting was organised as a workshop under the title “Current research and methodological challenges of medieval studies in Scandinavia” within the framework of the STER programme funded by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange.

 

 

1st Call results

List of doctoral students qualified for funding of research visits in the first call for applications (January 2022) with the planned location of the visit.

6 month research visit:

Congratulations!

 

Mobility – 1st Open Call (competition) for research trips.

This task is to provide support for foreign mobility of the best NCU doctoral students conducting their education in joint or double degree by financing foreign research trips (outgoing research visits) at the world-class foreign universities and research institutions.

This call offers doctoral students of our Doctoral School:

The application submission deadline is 16 January 2022.

For more information about application process and eligibility criteria, please check our regulations available here: https://www.ac.umk.pl/nawa-ster/mobility/

Joint Doctoral Project available for candidates! NAWA STER – Additional recruitment

Deadline for submitting – 15 August 2021.

We welcome applications to a Ph.D student position in NAWA funded STER scholarship leading to a joint doctoral degree in biological and agricultural sciences. The project will be conducted in the partnership with the University of Rostock.

Four-year Ph.D. position starting 1 September 2021, available in the Department of Microbiology Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń.

Learn more about the doctoral project and submit your application for a Ph.D. position:

PhD student – Job offer (Project – PhD@NCU)_Potential of S. europaea endophytes in decreasing colonization of plants by HPMOs (146 KB)

How to apply

For more information about application process and eligibility criteria, please check our regulations available here: https://www.ac.umk.pl/nawa-ster/regulations/

The above-mentioned project will be conducted under the NAWA STER project entitled: “Internationalization of PhD Schools at NCU: a platform for joint and double degree (PhD@NCU).”

 

 

Second call for Ph.D. position

Apply for a ground-breaking Ph.D. research project in a new formula of joint and double degree!

Four-year Ph.D. position starting 1 August 2021, available in the Department of Microbiology Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, under the NAWA STER project entitled “Internationalization of PhD Schools at NCU: a platform for joint and double degree (PhD@NCU).”

Learn more about the doctoral project and submit your application for a Ph.D. position:

PhD student – Job offer (Project – PhD@NCU)_Potential of S. europaea endophytes in decreasing colonization of plants by HPMOs (281 KB)

How to apply

For more information about application process and eligibility criteria, please check our regulations available here: https://www.ac.umk.pl/nawa-ster/regulations/

Deadline for submitting – 2 July 2021.

First NAWA STER Scholarship Winners Announced!

We are delighted to announce that the first recipients of NAWA STER scholarship have been successfully selected from a pool of candidates.

The chosen candidates are:

  1. Benedikt Weigand, University of Würzburg, Germany (selected for the project titled: The Teutonic Order and its bailiwicks (‘Ballei’): A comparison between Prussia and Burgundy (Lotharingia), under the supervison of prof. R. Czaja).
  2. Amina Laouid, National School of Applied Sciences, El Jadida, Morocco (selected for the project titled: Nanostructures and thin films of metalorganics complexes and hybrid perovskites for applications in optoelectronics and photovoltaics, under the supervision of dr hab. Anna Zawadzka, prof. UMK).

Congratulations!!!

We hope the projects will give the candidates a tremendous opportunity to develop their academic skills.

The projects will be conducted within the scope of the project entitled “Internationalization of PhD Schools at NCU: a platform for joint and double degree” [PhD@NCU], implemented by NCU Doctoral Schools, as part of the STER Program – Internationalization of PhD Schools of the National Agency for Academic Exchange NAWA.

 

Competition of Candidates for Doctoral Projects – pursue your dream and conduct a ground-breaking PhD research project in a new formula of joint and doble degree!

Deadline for submitting – 31 May 2021.

We invite all self-motivated, hardworking young researchers with passion for science as well as students achieving outstanding learning results to participate in the competition for doctoral projects!

Choose one out of five exceptional Doctoral Projects and submit your application for a PhD position:

  1. PhD student _Job offer Project _PhD@NCU_Nanostructures and thin films of metalorganics complexes and hybrid perovskites for applications in optoelectronics and photovoltaics (112 KB)
  2. PhD student – Job offer_Project – PhD@NCU_The Teutonic Order and its bailiwicks (‘Ballei’) A comparison between Prussia and Burgundy (Lotharingia) (232 KB)
  3. PhD student – Job offer (Project – PhD@NCU) Dignity as a condition for releasing all-related medical machines and systems to the market, (157 KB)
  4. PhD student – Job offer_Project – PhD@NCU_Potential of S. europaea endophytes in decreasing colonization of plants by HPMOs (282 KB)
  5. PhD student – Job offer_Project – PhD@NCU_Porous materials based on coordination polymers containing multipodal ligands bearing 1,2,3-triazole units (231 KB)

How to apply

For more information about application process and eligibility criteria, please check our regulations available here: https://www.ac.umk.pl/nawa-ster/regulations/

The announcement of the competition results

We are delighted to announce the results of the PhD research proposals competition organised within the scope of the project titled “Internationalization of PhD schools at NCU: a platform for joint & double degrees” (PhD@NCU).

The list of the winning projects is available here:Ranking_list_of_applications_eligible_for_implementation_in_the_PhD@NCU_Project (264 KB)

Congratulations to the winners and the sincere thanks to all of the participants!

 

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Deadline for submitting 8 APRIL 2021

Are you considering a groundbreaking PhD research project to be conducted in a new formula of joint and doble degree?

Do you wish to establish cooperation with world-leading academics and acclaimed research units and benefit from top recognition for teaching and conducting research in international environment?

Do you want to enter into collaboration with exceptional doctoral students and help them obtain thorough knowledge in the chosen fields of studies and pursue academic degree?

We invite all senior academic staff members of the Nicolaus Copernicus University representing all disciplines to submit their full PhD project proposals within the scope of the project “Internationalization of PhD schools at NCU: a platform for joint & double degrees” (PhD@NCU).

How to apply

For more information about application process and eligibility criteria for submission of research proposals, please check – 59 Regulamin wyboru projektów doktorskich oraz zasad przyznawania doktorantom stypendiów z projektu (287 KB)

 

NCU AWARD ED IN THE STER PROGRAMME

We are proud to announce that Nicolaus Copernicus University has received funding under the STER Programme: The Internationalisation of doctoral schools. The Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange granted a system support package for the period from 04/01/2020 to 31/12/2023.

The Team composed of the Heads of all Doctoral Schools run at the University and led by the Head of the Interdisciplinary PhD School “Academia Copernicana”, prof. dr hab. Katarzyna Hrynkiewicz has commenced work on the project titled: Internationalization of PhD schools at NCU: a platform for joint & double degrees (PhD@NCU).

This groundbreaking undertaking aims to foster the development of collaboration with recognized foreign research units,  strengthen and expand outreach activities to attract, and support the most able candidates from all over the world and substantially increase academic potential by conducting  international projects aimed at obtaining a “joint” and “double degree”.