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. 228 of the Senate of the University of Silesia in Katowice passed on 25 January 2022 concerning recruitment requirements and mode of recruitment.

Detailed admission schedule is determined by the Annex to the Regulation No. 1 of the Dean of IEDS of 31 January 2022

REGULAR ENROLMENT RECRUITMENT FOR PLACES FINANCED BY RESEARCH GRANTS
Regular enrolment
Title of PhD projects
Requirements to enter qualification procedure

To enter the qualification procedure, each candidate must:

  • create a personal account in irk2.us.edu.pl and fill a form containing relevant declarations and consents;
  • submitting through irk2.us.edu.pl the following documents: an authorized copy of master’s degree along with the supplement; curriculum vitae
  • outline of PhD project, a list of scientific achievements and documents confirming the list’s authenticity; other documents specified in qualification criteria (the documents should be submitted in the IEDS office or sent to polarknow@us.edu.pl or via the website);
    Doctoral project and list of scientific achievements

    Submit the form and attachments via the IEDS website [>>AVAILABLE SOON<<];
  •  pay the admission fee of 240,00 PLN.
Stages of the qualification procedure
  1. Assessment of the PhD project outline (max. 40 points). Candidates who have submitted an outline of the doctoral project together with the supervisor’s opinion within the time specified in the schedule and obtained above 20 points are admitted to further proceedings.
    2. Assessment of documented scientific achievements (max. 20 points). Candidates who have submitted the scientific achievements form within the time specified in the schedule will be admitted to further proceedings.
    3. Qualification interview (max. 40 points). A candidate who does not enter the interview or receives less than 20 points will not be admitted.
Schedule
  • July 1, 2022 — opening online registration for candidates through the online candidate registration system – OAS (https://irk2.us.edu.pl/).
  • August, 19 2022 — closing of online registration for candidates.
  • August 26, 2022 — deadline for submitting the outline of the doctoral project, the candidate’s scientific achievements form, and documents confirming scientific achievements and other documents.
  • August 29–31, 2022 – evaluation of the outline of doctoral projects (1 st stage of the recruitment procedure) and assessment of the scientific achievements of the candidates (2 nd stage of the recruitment procedure) by experts of the recruitment committee.
  • September 1, 2022, at 15:00 – deadline of introducing a copy of the graduation diploma with a supplement or a certificate of graduating from master’s studies into the OAS system.
  • September 1, 2022 – provision of information on the results of the 1st and 2nd stage of recruitment and the admission or not admission interviews, as well as notification of the date and place of interviews.
  • September 5-7, 2022 – interviews with candidates (3rd stage of the recruitment procedure).
  • September 9, 2022 – notification of candidates about the recruitment results.
  • 12–15 September 2022 – receiving documents from candidates qualified for admission and entering them on the list of doctoral students.
  • September 16, 2022 – notification of admission to candidates on the reserve list.
  • September 20–21 2022 – receiving documents from candidates qualified for admission from the reserve list and entering them on the list of doctoral students.
  • September 23, 2022 – the date of announcing the results of the recruitment procedure on the IEDS website.

The detailed admission schedule is determined by the Annex to Regulation No. 1/2022 of the Dean of IEDS of 31 January 2022.

Admission to IEDS
  • The maximum number of admitted candidates is 12 (excluding those whose studies will be financed from external sources).
  • Based on the results obtained by the candidates in the recruitment procedure, the recruitment committee creates a ranking list. It determines the order of admitting candidates to the doctoral school within the limit of places,
  • IEDS admission committee specifies the minimum point limit for admission of candidates from ranking lists.
  • A doctoral student who does not hold a degree of doctor shall receive a doctoral scholarship in accordance with Article 209 of the Act of 20 July 2018 – Law on Higher Education and Science.
IEDS Admission Committee
    • The qualification procedure is conducted by the admission committee appointed by IEDS Council.
    • The admission committee includes representatives of the entities jointly running the IEDS. All committee members hold the academic rank of a Professor or a post-doctoral degree (PhD with Habilitation).

The Head of the IEDS Recruitment Committee: Prof. dr hab. Jacek Jania (Faculty of Natural Sciences University of Silesia in Katowice)

Members of the Recruitment Committee in the discipline Earth and related environmental sciences

  • Dr hab. Aleksander Pietruczuk (Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences)
  • Prof. dr hab. Jacek Jania (Faculty of Natural Sciences University of Silesia in Katowice)
  • Prof. dr hab. Piotr Kowalczuk (Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences)

Members of the Recruitment Committee in the discipline Mathematics

  • Prof. dr hab. Piotr Gwiazda (Institute of Mathematics Polish Academy of Sciences)
  • Prof. dr hab. Tomasz Szarek (Institute of Mathematics Polish Academy of Sciences)

Members of the Recruitment Committee in the discipline Materials engineering

  • Dr hab. Małgorzata Karolus , prof. UŚ (Faculty of Science and Technology University of Silesia in Katowice)
  • Dr hab. Małgorzata Adamczyk-Habrajska, prof. UŚ (Faculty of Science and Technology University of Silesia in Katowice)

The secretary of the Recruitment Committee: dr Michał Ciepły