Top 15 Program - Launch your scientific career 

The TOP 15 Program - XII edition 

TOP 15 is a prestigious academic program for the most outstanding Kozminski University Students. The purpose of the program is not only to award the best students but also to allow them to develop their individual research skills and gain further knowledge.

 

 XII EDITION OF THE TOP 15 PROGRAM
Apply by the 12.05.2020 - details below.


Who can participate in the TOP 15 Program ? 

TOP 15 is open to 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th year students at Kozminski University, regardless of the field and mode of study. Every year a maximum of 15 students is selected for the program. Candidates should demonstrate curiosity for research, self-reliance, and self-discipline as these are the characteristics required for scientific work.

What are the advantages of participation in the TOP 15 Program?  

Participation in the program TOP 15 combines a number of benefits:

  • Know-how - TOP 15 allows you to get a unique know-how associated with the realization of research the projects. This is extremely useful knowledge both in business practice and in the scientific work.
  • Work with a mentor - participation in the program gives you the opportunity to develop your research competences under supervision of a mentor.
  • Own scientific publication - prepared under the Program TOP 15 papers, which will be positively assessed by independent reviewers, will be published in special, prestigious scientific booklets.
  • Establishing new contacts - participation in the program will allow participants: to get to know each other,exchange experiences and cooperation during workshop specially designed for the needs of participants.
  • Points for the scholarship - program participants will have the opportunity to gain extra points for a scholarship.
  • The prestige - participation in a unique Polish-scale project.

 

    How to apply?  

    If you think that the program is for you, simply fill out the application form.

    Applications for the XII edition of the TOP 15 Program will be accepted until 12th May 2020.

    (The completed application form should be sent via e-mail: TOP15@kozminski.edu.pl)

    What's next? 

    Those, whose applications receive the highest number of points awarded by the Committee, will be qualified for the participation in the program. Next the student starts cooperation with his tutor (chosen individually from research staff of KU) to conduct the research project and prepare the article. The article should be prepared within 9 months. Finished text (in English or Polish) is reviewed by a professor. After its final approval the article is published.

    After a positive evaluation, the student start cooperation with his tutor (chosen individually from research staff of KU) to conduct the research project and prepare the article. The article should be prepared within 9 months. Finished text (in English or Polish) is reviewed by a professor. After its final approval the article is published.

    TOP 15 program members who manage to publish their work in the journal of the Top 15, will become the members of the elite Top 15 Club.

    TOP 15 program members who manage to publish their work in the Top 15 booklets the top 15, will receive the title of his Ambassador and become members of the elite Club Top 15.

    The largest polish newspapers wrote about the program and it's participants in the past and it proves that the program is well known among the most opinion forming societies in the country.

     

    Application form -> Recruitment interview (positive decision) -> Preparation and realization of the research project -> Write your article -> Review of the text -> PUBLICATION!

    * TOP 15 Program participants will take part in workshops on how to write a scientific article.

    Contact

    In case of any questions please contact with Top 15 counsellor  – dr Svetlana Gudkova

    sveta@kozminski.edu.pl

     

    Anna Górska is a research and teaching assistant in Marketing Department at Kozminski University. She has been published in both Polish and international academic journals and participated in multiple scientific conferences. She has been granted a Fulbright scholarship to conduct her research at Columbia Business School in New York.

    “I've always been interested in research, but frankly speaking, didn't know how it works at all. TOP15 was a great opportunity for me to find out what is research all about. It turned out that the research itself is just a beginning and then there come even more challenges, as the preparation of the article, reviewers’ comments (that are not always as good as you anticipated) and project dissemination. TOP15 program gave me this unique opportunity to have a peak of what an academic research looks like and how challenging it is.  After the program finished I went to Oxford conference to present my research results and got engaged in new research projects. For me, it was a beginning of my academic career. Surely, the decision to participate in TOP15 led me to the place I am today”.

    Anna Górska