summer school

International Summer School

Level
Courses and Training
Summer School
Duration
3 weeks
Language
EN
Mode
Full-time
Contact
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.
Program
Key topics

BUSINESS COURSES  1. Artificial Intelligence in Business (4 ECTS) [online] 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]

LEGAL COURSES 1. EU Insurance Law (6 ECTS) [hybrid] 2. Multiculturalism, Multilingualism and Comparative Law (6 ECTS) [hybrid]  

Hybrid = the course is delievered on campus, however students can participate in classes online as well.

Blended = part of the classes is delievered on campus, part of the classes is delievered online.

* Students will be informed in June 2021 if we would proceed with the full online programme as it is  subject to the prevailing and expected COVID-19 situation. 

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS 

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 https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus  Also, check the regulations which you have to follow in your home country. 

BUSINESS COURSES 

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 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

LEGAL COURSES

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

2. Multiculturalism, Multilingualism and Comparative Law (6 ECTS)

The aim of the course is to provide students with understanding and skills on how to deal with difficult social and legal problems that arise in contemporary multicultural societies, faced with various social and technological phenomena. In almost any lawyer’s work it is indispensable to understand the multicentric nature of the modern legal systems and to be able to approach various problem from different angles, with knowledge and sensitivity, open to differences. The course will include discussion about the interaction between various legal sources that may apply to different fact patterns and types of disputes: domestic, European and international.

Professors: Agnieszka Doczekalska, PhD Elwira Macierzyńska-Franaszczyk, PhD Prof. Maciej Zachariasiewicz

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Organization of classes

Classes take place from Monday till Friday. Weekends are free, for students to attend cultural activities and explore city on their own.

Community
Leading lecturers
Prof. Aleksandra Przegalińska-Skierkowska

Aleksandra Przegalińska, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at the MINDS (Management in Networked and Digital Societies) department at KU. 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). 

ISS
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.

PhD Monika Sońta

Monika Sońta is balancing between the world of academia and business. She is a Researcher and Lecturer (courses in Innovation Management, Organisational Development and Corporate Communication) at Kozminski University in Warsaw, Poland.
She actively participates in Doctoral Seminars and academic events around Europe. 
As a business practitioner, she is an Agile People Management consultant and an experienced facilitator of creative methods such as LEGO®SERIOUS PLAY® and other hands - on, minds - on  approaches.
She is also a certified SCRUM Master and Design Sprint Master and the only facilitator of FORTH Innovation Method in Poland: http://www.forth-innovation.com/ and puts reflective theories into dynamic actions through projects in the area of High-Tech Entrepreneurship (https://fundacjamost.pl/).
Co-author of the book: "Organizational Agility: designing the future now: A guidebook to Future Organizational Design" (https://loom.ly/Oi1M5hk)

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.

TERMS & ADMISSSION

APPLICATION AVAILABLE UNTIL THE 23rd OF JUNE

Dates of the program: 5 - 23 of July 2021

Apply online at https://rekrutacja10.kozminski.edu.pl/na/default.aspx - choose the International Summer School program

* Students will be informed in June 2021 if we would proceed with the full online programme as it is subject to the prevailing and expected COVID-19 situation.

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS 

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 https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus  Also, check the regulations which you have to follow in your home country.   

Required documents
  • 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

Additional information

Before your arrival please send to iss@kozminski.edu.pl 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 iss@kozminski.edu.pl 

HOW TO APPLY
  • Go to https://rekrutacja10.kozminski.edu.pl/na/default.aspx and choose the International Summer School program.

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

  • Submit your application until 23rd of June

  • 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.

Practical information

Transporation

HOW TO GET TO THE UNIVERSITY FROM THE CHOPIN AIRPORT?

  • 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.

Accommodation 

Kozminski University does not have on-campus accommodation. 

We recommend to participants to use portals such as booking.com 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.

Fees

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

Bank Millennium SA 

PL 22 1160 2202 0000 0000 3260 4533 

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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: 25th of June

Cancellation fee

The cancellation fee is 25% of the fee applicable by the 5th June 2021. Students from non- partner institutions receive 675 euro back, from partner institutions - 525 euro.  After the 5th June 2021, no fees are refundable. 

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

Benefits of studying at KU
Dyplom
International experience at the University with triple crawn accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS & AMBA.
Skills
High quality teaching; intense courses during summer time.
Lokalizacja
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.