summer school

International Summer School

Courses and Training
Summer School
6-30 days
Aleksandra Ryniewicz
Aleksandra Ryniewicz

About the program

The purpose of studies

Kozminski University focuses and encourages students personal development specifically in business and legal area; therefore, we invite students from all around the world to take part in our International Summer School in Warsaw. The program aims to provide academic professional courses and additionally business and cultural activities. During time spent at our university and in the city will give a unique chance to all the participant to attend classes in one of the best business schools in Central-Eastern Europe and discover beauty of Warsaw.  

Gain an amazing international experience and participate in highest quality courses in the heart of this part of Europe! 

Program Highlights

  1. Participate in the international program with students coming from all around the world.
  2. Attend intensive courses, fully recognized upon completion, related to your professional interests.
  3. Get additional credits. 
  4. Participate in courses held in various forms, such as practical classes, labs, lectures etc.
  5. Professional academics and specialized practitioners in each subject field.
  6. Travel easily around Poland and the rest of Central-Eastern Europe.


Key topics

BUSINESS COURSES  1. Artificial Intelligence in Business (4 ECTS) [hybrid] 2. Economic Intelligence in Times of Climate Change (4 ECTS) hybrid] 3. New Technologies in Finance (Blockchain. Bitcoin. Fintech) (4 ECTS) [online] 4. Organizational Communication in the Age of AI (4 ECTS) hybrid] 5. Sustainability Transition in Business (4 ECTS) hybrid] Duration of each course: 1 week

LEGAL COURSES 1. EU Insurance Law (6 ECTS) [hybrid] Duration of each course: 2 weeks Hybrid = the course is delievered on campus, however students can participate in classes online as well.

* On student's request, online participation will be also possible. More details ->


Applicable for those students, who want to come to Warsaw:  Please make sure you are vaccinated or follow the regulations given by the Polish Government at  Also, check the regulations which you have to follow in your home country. 


1. Artificial Intelligence in Business (4 ECTS)

The course focuses on issues related to various sub-disciplines of artificial intelligence and their potential application in business planning and growing. The aforementioned AI disciplines include mainly big data analytics and machine learning (from classical approaches based on regression, SVMs, random forest and clustering to unsupervised learning and deep learning with particular focus on deep reinforcement procedures. Students will also gain more general picture of how Artificial Intelligence impacts Business Strategy.The discussion seminar will focus on training data scientific skills applied to business building and growth.

Professors: Prof. Aleksandra Przegalińska-Skierkowska Anna Kovbasiuk 

2. Economic Intelligence in Times of Climate Change (4 ECTS)

This course aims at providing students with the use of economic intelligence as a tool for strategic business analysis in the context of climate change. It familiarizes students with methods of evaluating strategic business opportunities and environments based on three pillars of economic intelligence, such as:

  • mastering of relevant information (predictive analytics & data mining); 
  • economic security (protection of strategic economic assets), and
  • influence analysis (impact scenarios).

Moreover, this class helps students understand the complex reality of economic interdependencies from both, country- , and firm-specific perspectives.

Professors: Prof. Waldemar Karpa  Antonio Grginović 

3. New Technologies in Finance (Blockchain. Bitcoin. Fintech) (4 ECTS)

The nformation age seems to shift the way businesses and people function to keep up with the ‘modern lifestyle’. Traditional banking based to large extent on relationship management. The new approach is to speed up processes, such as on-boarding, credit risk scoring, advisory services and product purchases, to increase the convenience of today’s customers by using automation and artificial intelligence. The recent development of technology, including Blockchain allows us to achieve these objectives. In our course we will discuss the above mentioned developments and propose where the future of financial institutions is heading.

Professors: Prof. Aneta Hryckiewicz Monika Kania

4. Organizational Communication in the Age of AI (4 ECTS)

The aim of this course is to discuss the strategic frameworks of internal and external communication in the world of complexity, agile management, remote working, dispersed teams and information overload. 

We will try to find a way to frame the conversation about communication in the age of emergent realities, strategizing and ubiquitous digital transformation to find efficient approaches to organisational change management from a sociotechnological point of view. 

The course will focus on Human Centered Design, Communication as Organizing concept and Customer/Employee Experience Mapping.

We will use most recent strategies to Organizational Communication Management such as Communicative Leadership, Creative Explorations or SCOT (Social Construction of Technology). The textbook is Betteke van Ruler's "The Communication Strategy Handbook". 

If you want to reflect on how technology-driven changes reshape the landscape of organisational communication, this course is definitely for you.

Professor: Monika Sońta, PhD

5. Sustainability Transition in Business (4 ECTS)

This course explores different possibilities of taking climate action to the next level. It is important to understand current trends and Innovative practices and sustainability transition. The key focus of this course is on the real business contribution to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a promising way to cope with the tragedy of climate crisis. There is a shift in corporate practices from reactive attitude and passive compliance with societal expectations to more proactive engagement based on descriptive Innovation, particularly in climate sensitive industries like energy, construction, textile, or food production and distribution.

Professor: Prof. Boleslaw Rok


1. EU Insurance Law (6 ECTS)

The course is to present to the students regulations regarding insurance industry at the EU level, including requirements that the insurers have to fulfil to operate in countries other than that in which they have their headquarters, how to establish an insurance undertaking, how to distribute insurance products and whether an agent can work as a broker. The course will also discuss matters related to the supervision of insurance companies and what it really means to be a regulated company. The course will try to answer numerous questions not only from the theoretical point of view but also practical – students will be presented with problems from the area of international insurance and their possible solutions. Not only will the students leave the course with the general knowledge about the insurance sector, but they will also be given a practical insight of the issues insurers can face and how the relevant regulations are actually applied in practice. The course will enable the students to implement the knowledge previously acquired during the introductory lectures through workshops and case studies.

Professors: Anna Tarasiuk, Solicitor Prof. Katarzyna Malinowska


Organization of classes

Classes take place from Monday till Friday. Weekends are free, so students to attend cultural activities organized by Kozminski International Society and/or explore city on their own.


Leading lecturers

Prof. Aleksandra Przegalińska-Skierkowska

Prof. Aleksandra Przegalińska holds the position of Vice-Rector responsible for International Cooperation and ESR and is also part of the MINDS (Management in Networked and Digital Societies) department at Kozminski University. She received a doctoral degree in the field of the philosophy of artificial intelligence at the University of Warsaw. She is a graduate of The New School for Social Research in New York, where she participated in research on identity in virtual reality, with special emphasis on Second Life. She received a scholarship from the Fulbright Foundation. She also worked during the Polish Presidency of the EU Council as chairwoman of the Audiovisual Working Party on behalf of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

In 2016, she has started a fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 2021, she became a Research Fellow in the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), and since 2022 is a Senior Research Associate at Harvard University as part of the Harvard Labour and Worklife Program.

Anna Kovbasiuk

Anna conducts “Big Data and Algorithms”, “Data visualization”, “Statistics for Machine Learning”, “Introduction to Python”, “Introduction to Online Analysis and Data Mining”, and “Customer/User Experience” workshops and seminars in Kozminski University. She is also developing her expertise in the domain of human-computer interaction and neuroscience by conducting research with the help of various behavioral and psychophysiological measures such as MRI, EEG, EMG, EDA, and eye-tracking. . She also conducts research about the influence of video games training on brain structure in Gameslab at SWPS University.

Prof. Waldemar Karpa

Holding a PhD form University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, prof. Karpa's research interest embrace innovation markets, innovation policy, as well as climate change economics. As a lecturer, he values the real economy set-up in class and strives for an ever engaging student learning experience.

Antonio Grginović

Antonio is currently a PhD candidate at Kozmiński University wher he prepares the PhD thesis on climate finance. He has been professionally engaged in managing the energy sector in Poland, where he was actively participating in realization of complex business and technical endeavours on a daily basis. In addition to that, he has also been engaged in the development of the Polish innovation ecosystem on behalf of one of the major institutional player that created the very first pre-seed/seed financing and VC financing funds. Thus, his active business experience as well as solid academic background makes him prefectly suited for the applied part of the course.

Prof. Aneta Hryckiewicz-Gontarczyk

An economist and expert in corporal finance and bank services, a lecturer at Goethe University in Frankfurt, a visiting lecturer at IESEG Business School in Paris, Lille and University of Florence. She’s an author to numerous scientific articles and monographs issued in prestigious journals listed in Journal Citation Reports. 

Recent publications:
F. Allen, A. Hryckiewicz, O. Kowalewski, G. Tümer-Alkan, Transmission of financial shocks in loan and deposit markets: Role of interbank borrowing and market monitoring, Journal of Financial Stability
A. Hryckiewicz, What do we know about the impact of government interventions in the banking sector? An assessment of various bailout programs on bank behavior, Journal of Banking and Finance
A. Hryckiewicz, O. Kowalewski, Economic determinates, financial crisis and entry modes of foreign banks into emerging markets, Emerging Markets Review

PhD Monika Sońta

Communication Professional and Social Scientist who specializes in the area of Organisational Culture, Internal Communication and Creativity in Business. Has over 15 years in multinational companies in HR&Communication departments. 
Certified facilitator of creative methods of work: FORTH innovation method facilitator (, LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, practitioner, SCRUM master and Design Sprint facilitator. 
Assistant Professor at Koźminski University in the Management in Networked and Digital Societies (MINDS) Department.:


"COMMUNICATION PLAYBOOK. CREATING CULTURE OF INNOVATION THROUGH COMMUNICATION". and“Organizational Agility: designing the future now: A guidebook to Future Organizational Design”
Sońta, M. (2021), "Designing playful employee experience through serious play– reflections from pre-pandemic corporate learning events in Poland", Journal of Work-Applied Management, Emerald Publishing Limited,  
Sońta, M. and Magala, S. (2020), "What You Create Is What You Learn", International Journal of Management and Applied Research, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 293-307,

Prof. Bolesław Rok

Professor of Corporate Sustainability Management. Head of Sustainability Transition at Kozminski University. Director of Positive Entrepreneurship Research Lab. Expert on circular economy, values-driven transformation, and sustainable entrepreneurship. Co-founder of Climate Leadership platform for business powered by UN Environment. The Associate Research Expert at SUSTBUSY Research Center Business & Society – Towards a Sustainable World at ESCP Europe and visiting professor at Audencia Business School.

Anna Tarasiuk

Anna Tarasiuk - attorney-at-law working on the insurance market since 1999. Anna is a private insurance law expert in the field of both: life and non-life insurance. She provides advisory services to financial institutions, including insurers, banks, insurance and financial intermediaries. Anna advises in relation to regulatory matters, cross-border services, distribution of insurance products, insurance contracts and bacassurance and affinity cooperation.

Prof. Maciej De Abgaro Zachariasiewicz

Professor Maciej Zachariasiewicz, LLM is an associate professor of law at Koźmiński University Law School in Warsaw, an of counsel at Popiołek, Adwokaci i Doradcy law firm in Katowice and an arbitrator at the Arbitration Court of the Polish Chamber of Commerce and the Lewiatan Arbitration Court in Warsaw.

Professor Zachariasiewicz is an author of number of publications in both Polish and English. His research interests focus on the fields of private law, particularly with cross-border elements, as well as on international litigation and arbitration.

Mr Zachariasiewicz’s legal practice focuses on arbitration, contract and commercial law. He also advised parties on a number of different issues of European Union law.

Prof Zachariasiewicz is an alumni of the University of Silesia in Katowice (2002) and the Central European University (LLM 2003) He was a visiting scholar at the Columbia Law School in New York (2013) and carried out academic research in various institutions in Europe.

PhD Elwira Macierzyńska-Franaszczyk
PhD Agnieszka Doczekalska

Agnieszka Doczekalska is an Assistant Professor at the Kozminski University’s Law School (the Department of International and EU law) in Warsaw (Poland). She holds a doctorate in law from the European University Institute (Italy) and diplomas in translation from the Centre for Modern Translation Studies (University of Lodz, Poland) and the Institut de Traducteurs, d’Interprètes et de Relations Internationales (University of Strasbourg, France). In the framework of the Sonata Grant from the National Science Centre, she has recently examined the language of national legal acts transposing EU directives. She currently conducts research on language in the human-machine era within the COST LITHME Action (2020-2024). Her research focuses also on copyright regulatory approach to digital and creative revolution, and fandom’s attitude towards copyright law. She has published papers on comparative law, Japanese law, multicultural legal communication, legal multilingualism and legal translation.

PhD Domenico Pauciulo

Domenico Pauciulo is Adjunct Professor of International Law at the SSML Carlo Bo in Florence and PostDoctoral Research Fellow at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome. He is an Italian lawyer (qualified in 2012) and holds a PhD in International and EU Law. His main fields of research and professional activities are international economic law (investment law), commercial matters, international arbitration and judicial proceedings, public international law, development and human rights litigation. He is a member of several societies and associations, including the Italian Society of International Law and the Italian Association of Arbitration.

Prof. Giuliano Vosa

Giuliano Vosa is García Pelayo Fellow at Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales (CEPC), Madrid. Raised in Naples, he obtained (2008) the Magister Degree at LUISS Guido Carli in Public Law – and worked as a stagiaire at the European Parliament (Schuman Trainee, Legal Affairs Committee, 2009) and at the EU Relations Office (Italian Chamber of Deputies, 2011); from 2011 to 2015 he was Legal Advisor to the Major of Napoli in the area of Public Buildings and Properties, and “Infrastructures and Public Water Management”. Ph.D. at La Sapienza University, he has been Post-doc Fellow in Constitutional Law at LUISS Guido Carli, Department of Law.

PhD Elisa Moro

Dr Elisa Moro is the data protection specialist assisting the Data Protection Officer of the Council of the European Union. She has been référendaire at the General Court of the European Union and member of the Legal service of the Council. She has provided legal advice and litigated cases in Justice and Home Affairs and Economic and Financial matters. Dr Moro has a PH D in European Private law and a LLM in European Law.

Krzysztof Pleśniak

Krzysztof Pleśniak graduated from the Silesian University in Katowice in 1999 (LLM). Since 2004 he is a member of the Polish Bar (radca prawny). He is an official in the European Institutions. He served 8 years in the Court of Justice (most notably as référendaire in the Chambers of Mme Advocate General Sharpston and as a member of the Private office of Mr van der Woude, the President of the General Court) and 9 years in the Council of the European Union as a member of the Legal Service. Currently, he occupies a post of Senior Legal Adviser in Directorate of Justice and Home Affairs of the latter.
His main tasks consist on providing legal advice in the legislative process and on the application and implementation of EU law by the Member States, as well as representing the Council before EU courts and in the negotiations with the European Parliament.
Main fields of activity: police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters, fundamental rights, personal data, asylum, Schengen acquis, civil service law.

Prof. Ana Claudia Ruy Cardia Atchabahian

PhD and Master in International Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo. Professor of Private International Law and Assistant Coordinator at Mackenzie Presbyterian University - Faculty of Law. Advisor, Latin American Academy of Human Rights and Business – Board Member, Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association. Coordinator of “Mack DH&E: Business and Human Rights” Study Group and Coordinator of the Research Project "Invisible people: prevention and combat of internal and international human trafficking", both from Mackenzie Presbyterian University. Member of the Human Rights Commission at the Brazilian BAR Association, São Paulo Section (OAB/SP). Member of the International Law Association - Brazilian Branch. Lawyer and ESG Consultant in São Paulo, Brazil.

Katarzyna Malinowska
Prof. Katarzyna Malinowska

Professor of Kozminski University, attorney at law, expert in risk management and insurance, including space insurance. Author of at least several dozen publications on the above. Her main book concerns ‘Space insurance. International legal aspects’ (Kluwer Law International, 2017). The recent research concerns risk management and insurance of in-orbit-servicing ventures and suborbital flights. Frequent speaker at Polish and international academic and industry conferences. Head of the Centre for Space Studies at Kozminski University and leader of the postgraduate studies ‘Entrepreneurship in the space industry’. Expert at the Committee of the Enterprise Risk Management at International Astronautical Federation.

Michał Szwajewski

Lecturer with 11 years experience working in the space sector. Executing space and engineering projects of a multidisciplinary nature. 4 years of experience as Head of Project Office, responsible for managing multidisciplinary group of engineers and business development activities. Lecturer at Kozminski University and Warsaw University of Technology in the field of Project Management in the aerospace sector. Scientific interests in the field of space law and analytical mechanics (details in publications section). 

Bartosz Malinowski

Bartosz is a legal counsel with 13 years of experience working at the Space Research Centre of Polish Academy of Science. Lecturer at Kozminski University. Speaker at national and international conferences. Member of the Polish Rocket Society. Member of the Supervisory Board of Astri Polska sp. z o.o. . In the years 2015 -2021 legal counsel at the Institute of Communications. In the course of research for doctoral thesis on suborbital activities. Expert in the field of space contracts. 

LL.M. Giulio Palermo

Giulio Palermo is an arbitration specialist qualified in Switzerland, Italy and Spain.
Over the past 15 years, Giulio has been involved in over fifty international arbitrations in English, Spanish, Italian and French administered by all major institutions (e.g. International Court of Arbitration, Court of Arbitration for Sport, Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution, Corte de Arbitraje de Madrid, London Court of International Arbitration, Milan Chamber of Arbitration, etc.).

Feel free to check below what participants of previous editions of the program think about:

Business courses and the lecturers

Artificial Intelligence in Business: “Aleksandra is a fascinating person, and was an excellent lecturer. The course itself was very interesting. Anna did very well to teach a class with mixed mathematical ability. Both lecturers are admirable.” 

Economic Intelligence in Times of Climate Change: “Course which I would recommend to everyone that’s interested in climate changes and the world around us, also looking from the economic point of view. Really interesting classes, engaged lecturers and great atmosphere! Happy to be part of it!” 

New Technologies in Finance: “Again very interesting content which isn’t offered at my home university. The most exciting topic offered in the summer school for me. Content was really interesting, professors were very devoted to the classes and participants.”

Organizational Communication in the Age of AI: “I’m so happy that I made a decision to participate in this course! Great lecturer, interesting topics, fun way of conducting classes – that’s a perfect combination for summer school program 😊”

Sustainability Transition in Business: “Fascinating subject, and the Professor is clearly top of this field. My favorite course for the programme!”  

Artificial Intelligence in Business “Overall it was a very interesting course where i learned a lot about AI.” “Very interesting content which was completely different to anything offered at my home university. A course which would probably have been better delivered in person but glad I got the opportunity to take it being on the other side of the world.”

Economic Intelligence in Times of Climate Change “Very interesting course with great teachers.” “Variety of topics, excellent delivery of the classes, clear and well organized methods of teaching. I enjoyed this course a lot!”

New Technologies in Finance (Blockchain. Bitcoin. Fintech) “Very interesting and complete course.”

Organizational Communication in the Age of AI “Very dynamic and fun course. Above my expectations.” “Amazing and interesting classes, full of different activities and tasks, completely different methods of teaching and approach then what I’m used to back in my home country.”

Sustainability Transition in Business “I want to thank professor Rok for always including in the lectures an analysis of real life situations with examples regarding existing businesses.” “Excellent professor and excellent approach. I am satisfied both with lectures and activities.”


Legal courses and the lecturers

EU Insurance Law 

“I am very happy to have the chance to participate in this course. Professors were the best and I have gotten much useful and interesting information from them. Thank you.”

“Very interesting course. The professors are good.”

“Has been a wonderful experience, from all possible points of view!”

Multiculturalism, Multilingualism and Comparative Law 

“Very impressive and useful lessons”

“This course gave me the opportunity to meet high qualified professors and I had the chance to experience practically what I learned during lessons, which is something that is not usual in Italy.”  

“First of all, thank you! I'm very glad that I've attended this course and gained more than just knowledge. The teachers were definitely good, Aleksandra (program's coordinator) for sure was very helpful and always gave some positive vibes, everything at the university was good and so on. Most of all I liked Ms. Agnieszka Doczekalska and the Irish lecturer. I wish that the materials were more close to the course name. Wish you a lot of success and more and more students and projects every year! Again, I am very glad and happy to have spent my time at your university and this beautiful memory will stay with me all my life!”




Dates of the program: 4 - 29 of July 2022

Apply online at - choose the International Summer School program

* Students will be informed in June 2022 if we would proceed with the full online programme as it is subject to the prevailing and expected COVID-19 situation.


Applicable for those students, who want to come to Warsaw:  Please make sure you are vaccinated or follow the regulations given by the Polish Government at  Also, check the regulations which you have to follow in your home country.   

  • the scan of your ID/passport 

  • the Certificate of English ( B2 or FCE, TOEFL, IELTS) unless English is your native language or it is the language of instruction at your home University 

  • 1 passport size picture in JPG file

Before your arrival please send to a copy of the medical insurance (in case of EU citizen - please submit European Health Insurance Card) 

Mandatory – please send confirmation of payment for the participation in the program to 

  • Go to and choose the International Summer School program.

  • Complete your personal data and add all the required documents.

  • Submit your application until 6th of July (for courses starting at 11th of July or later)

  • Wait until your application is reviewed – then you will be contacted by the program’s coordinator who will provide you with all the further details.

  • Pay for the participation in the program (700 EUR for students from KU’s partner universities; 900 EUR for students from non-partner universities).

  • Choose courses, get to know their schedules, contents etc.



  • The journey should take you approximately 30-45 min. ”. to the city center and 1h-1h 15 min. to Kozminski University.
  • The best way to get from the Chopin Airport  to the University is to take the bus 175 in front of the Airport Exit gates, and get off at the “CENTRUM” stop. When you get off from the bus, you will need to go underground to access the tram stop. Follow signs with trams of direction to Żoliborz.
  • Take tram 18 to ŻERAŃ FSO, get off at the stop “PIMOT”,  the university will be on your left side- a blue building.


Kozminski University does not have on-campus accommodation. 

We recommend to participants to use portals such as and air bnb to look for short term rentals in Warsaw. Also you can use services of PepeHousing and discounts which we have arranged for participants of ISS.


Mandatory transfer’s title: International Summer School + name and surname of the participant 

Bank Millennium SA 

PL 22 1160 2202 0000 0000 3260 4533 


900 EUR (1- 4 courses) for students from non-partner Universities excluding accommodation;

700 EUR  (1- 4 courses) for students from KU partner Universities excluding accommodation.

Deadline for payment: 5th of July (for participants who start the classes on 11th of July)

Cancellation fee

The cancellation fee is 25% of the fee applicable by the 5th June. Students from non- partner institutions receive 675 euro back, from partner institutions - 525 euro.  After the 5th June, no fees are refundable. 

Fees paid for the current summer cannot be transferred to the next year.

Benefits of studying at KU

International experience at the University with triple crawn accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS & AMBA.
High quality teaching; intense courses during summer time.
Base in one of the most beautiful cities of Poland – Warsaw, easy access to other cities and the rest of central-eastern Europe.
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Cultural activities organized by Kozminski International Society.
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Possibility of building new contacts and networking in international academic environment.