summer school

International Summer School

Courses and Training
Summer School
3 weeks
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 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 Europ.
Key topics

BUSINESS COURSES  1. Artificial Intelligence in Business (4 ECTS) (possibility of online classes) 2. Economic Intelligence in Times of Climate Change (4 ECTS) (possibility of online classes) 3. Introduction to Data Science with R and Python (4 ECTS) 4. New Technologies in Finance (Blockchain. Bitcoin. Fintech) (4 ECTS) (possibility of online classes) 5. Organizational Communication in the Age of AI (4 ECTS) 6. Strategic Digital Marketing (4 ECTS) (possibility of online classes) 7. Sustainability Transition in Business (4 ECTS)

LEGAL COURSES 1. EU Insurance Law (6 ECTS) 2. Multiculturalism, Multilingualism and Comparative Law (6 ECTS) 3. New Challenges for IP Law (6 ECTS)

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


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 Leon Ciechanowski

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. Introduction to Data Science with R and Python (4 ECTS)

This course will lay out fundamentals of data science methods and applications, aiming at empowering future decision-makers with a set of necessary quantitative skills. Topics:

  • Data Visualisation
  • Data Analysis
  • Foundations of Machine Learning
  • Machine Learning Algorithms

Professor: Prof. Veljko Jeremic

4. 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

5. 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

6. Strategic Digital Marketing (4 ECTS)

This short, but intensive Strategic Digital Marketing course will deliver a practical understanding on how to create a seamless online presence and will provide you with an overview of the digital marketing landscape. Develop your skill-set and upskill in areas including Search Engine Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Website Management and Web Analytics.

Professor: Dagmara Plata – Alf, PhD

7. 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

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

3. New Challenges for IP Law (6 ECTS)

The Intellectual Property (IP) Law Course is addressed at the same time to students and professionals in IP area. We will concentrate on the new aspects of the IP law such as Biotechnology, Fair use, Freedom of Panorama, Copyright protection or Fanfictions, New IP courts in the European Union as well as Fashion Law. This will allow participants to become familiar with the subject and at the same time to get informed about the new trends and challenges in this area.

The lecturers are at the same time specialists in their field and also practitioners, which is why the course is not based on doctrine analyses, but we show the practical elements of our subjects together with many relevant examples/ case studies.

The lecturers come from different legal backgrounds; therefore, students have a unique chance to meet professors from the Max Planck Institute in Munich, the University of Leicester, the Technological University Dublin as well as from Kozminski University.   

Professors: Joanna Buchalska, PhD Daria Gęsicka, PhD Agnieszka Doczekalska, PhD Pedro Henrique D. Batista LLM Mark Hyland, PhD

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.

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). 

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 Veljko Jeremić

Veljko Jeremić graduated from the University of Belgrade and pursued a PhD in the field of Computational Statistics at the same University. Since 2009, he has been employed at the Department of Operations Research and Statistics, University of Belgrade (promoted to Associate Professor position in December 2017).

His main tasks include research and teaching activities in the field of Applied Statistics and Data Science. He’s teaching a wide range of undergraduate (BSc) and graduate (MSc and PhD) courses at the University of Belgrade. He is engaged in MSc dual diploma International Business and Management with Middlesex University, as the module leader of Applied Statistics for Business and Management.
In semestrial student surveys, he was awarded as Top 5 Professor five times; six times awarded as the Module Leader of Top 5 ranked courses. He supervised more than 60 BSc and 30 MSc thesis; engaged as the advisor/co-advisor of three PhD students. Served as the committee member for ten PhD thesis.

He took part in Erasmus Mobility programs and taught a wide range of topics at the University Vilnius, Roma Tre University, University Federico II, Université Catholique de Lille and Kozminski University.

He published 50 Web of Science indexed papers with being cited 520 times in the Web of Science. Member of International Statistical Institute, International Association for Official Statistics and International Society for Informetrics & Scientometrics.

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: and puts reflective theories into dynamic actions through projects in the area of High-Tech Entrepreneurship (
Co-author of the book: "Organizational Agility: designing the future now: A guidebook to Future Organizational Design" (

MA Dagmara Plata-Alf

Head of Digital Marketing Major and Management in Virtual Environment Studies, President of The Marketing and Digital Transformation Council and a lecturer at the Marketing Department of the Kozminski University in Warsaw. A counsel and business trainer specializing in strategic consulting in the field of internet marketing and marketing automation processes. Managing Director and Owner in Hotel Media Group marketing and consulting agency, a graduate of PhD studies at the Kozminski University and MBA at the University of Bedfordshire. An author of numerous articles on marketing and management, pursuing her passion and sharing her knowledge also during guest lectures at many business-related conferences, including I love marketing, Forum IAB or New trends in tourism.

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 Joanna Buchalska

Dr Joanna Buchalska is the coordinator of the IP Summer School, who is a professor’s assistant at the Civil Law Department at Kozminski Law School. She is also a barrister, employed in the Polish Supreme Court as a member of the Court Studies and Analyses Office She has a big experience in lecturing abroad, participated numerous international conferences. Joanna was a scholarship holder at EUIPO and the Max Planck Institute in Munich. 
She is the author of many publications about IP and civil law. Full list of her publications and presentations at conference can be found on the Kozminski web page - 

PhD Van Anh Le

Dr Van Anh Le is currently a Teaching Fellow in Intellectual Property (IP) Law at Warwick University. Prior to joining Warwick, she taught IP law at Durham University. Van Anh gained her LLB in International Law in Ho Chi Minh University of Law (Vietnam, 2008) and completed the LLM in International Commercial and Business Law in Bangor (UK, 2011) with Distinction. As a result, she was granted a Bangor University Fellowship to pursue her PhD degree which she was awarded in 2018 without corrections. During the writing of Van Anh’s doctoral thesis, she was granted a research scholarship at the prestigious Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Munich) in 2016 and 2017. In addition, she was a recipient of the Eric Sunderland IP Law Travel Scholarship in 2013 awarded by the Welsh Livery Company.
Prior to embarking on academic career, Van Anh completed the Legal Practice Course in Vietnam and worked for a couple of years as a tax consultant in the private sector (Ernst & Young).
She is the member of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) and the IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Network.

PhD Ewa Żelazna

Dr Ewa Żelazna is a lecturer at the University of Leicester. She was a visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Law of EU External Relations Law at the T.M.C. Asser institute in the Hague and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. She completed a traineeship at the Court of Justice of the European Union and attended the International Academy for Arbitration Law in Paris. She was a Research Assistant at the Investment Treaty Forum of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. 

Dr Żelazna researchers in the area of the EU’s External Action and she has authored many papers on the subject which have been published internationally. She is currently exploring issues relating to international dispute resolution in the areas of international economic law, such as international investment, international trade and intellectual property.   

PhD Mark Hyland

Dr. Mark Hyland was very recently appointed a lecturer at the Technological University Dublin. Prior to March 2020, he was a lecturer in International Intellectual Property Law at Bangor University Law School, Wales. His main field of research is Intellectual Property Law with a special focus on Copyright Law.  He also has a strong interest in the interface between Intellectual Property Law and related fields such as Information Technology Law and, Competition Law. At Bangor, Dr. Hyland taught Intellectual Property Law, Competition Law, and International Banking Law. In 2016, he was awarded a Bangor University Teaching Fellowship for his commitment to teaching excellence and student support. 
Dr. Hyland was awarded his PhD by Newcastle University in 2014 for a thesis that critically evaluates the application of the tort Private International Law rules to the internet, using online copyright infringements as a case study. 
In June 2019, he was appointed the inaugural IMRO adjunct Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the Law Society of Ireland.  
Dr. Hyland’s research has been published in specialist law journals such as the European Intellectual Property Review, Communications Law and Computer and Telecommunications Law Review. His most recent research on website blocking injunctions (analysed in an IP context) will be published in the very well-regarded specialist law journal, Law, Innovation and Technology (Vol. 12, Issue 1, 2020 (March, 2020)). In that article, he critically evaluates webblocking injunctions using the important tests of effectiveness and legitimacy. Dr. Hyland’s current research focuses on digital copyright and how geo-blocking/geolocation technology can be used to facilitate the territorial licensing of digital copyright works. His research will also examine possible tensions (in the specific context of digital copyright content) between two important EU laws: the Geo-blocking Regulation and the Portability Regulation.
Dr. Hyland is a qualified solicitor and, from time to time, contributes articles on EU IP/IT Law developments to the Eurlegal section of the Law Society Gazette.

Pedro Batista

Pedro Basista is a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich and Executive Editor of the German IP journal GRUR International. He is specialized in the field of intellectual property, he holds a law degree from the University of São Paulo and a Master’s degree (LL.M.) from the University of Munich, where he is currently a Ph.D. candidate.



Dates of the program: 5 - 23 of July 2021

Apply online at - choose the International Summer School program

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

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 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 1st 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



  • 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.

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: 15th 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
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.