summer school

International Summer School

Courses and Training
Summer School
Czas trwania
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 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) [online] 2. Economic Intelligence in Times of Climate Change (4 ECTS) [hybrid] 3. Introduction to Data Science with R and Python (4 ECTS) [online] 4. New Technologies in Finance (Blockchain. Bitcoin. Fintech) (4 ECTS) [online] 5. Organizational Communication in the Age of AI (4 ECTS) [hybrid] 6. Strategic Digital Marketing (4 ECTS) [online] 7. 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] 3. New Challenges for IP Law (6 ECTS) [blended] 4. Human Rights in Europe (6 ECTS) [online]

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. 


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 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. 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 Van Anh Vu Le, PhD

4. Human Rights in Europe (6 ECTS)

The objective of the course is to provide students with knowledge of the content and main features of the European regime of human rights protection, including issues concerning the application of different legal framework and the relevance of international institutions, as the EU, OSCE and the Council of Europe. By analyzing legal phenomena through the study of relevant international norms and practices, the student will acquire specific knowledge of the most important aspects of the international protection of human rights, both at the universal level and within the European regional context. This analysis will also be undertaken through seminars, conventions and conferences that will involve academics and professionals from the most important sectors of interest.

Professors:  Dr. Ana Bobic Prof. Ana Claudia Ruy Cardia Atchabahian Prof. Kushtrim Istrefi Dr. Elisa Moro Dr. Domenico Pauciulo Prof. Francisco Pereira Coutinho Mr. Krzysztof Pleśniak Mr. Mauro Puzzo Prof. Giuliano Vosa Dr. Joyce De Coninck 

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). 

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 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.

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 Ana Bobic

Ana Bobić is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the LEVIATHAN Project at the Jacques Delors Centre. As part of the LEVIATHAN team, she is working on questions of accountability in EU economic governance, with a specific focus on the position of the individual in the structure of legal accountability in the Economic and Monetary Union.
Her research interests also include EU constitutional law and theory, as well as judicial interactions in the EU more generally. She completed the DPhil at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford as a Law Faculty Graduate Assistance Fund scholar. Previously, she obtained a B.A. LL.M. summa cum laude at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia in 2011; and the MJur at Oxford as the OSI/University of Oxford scholar in 2012. She was a lecturer in Constitutional and Administrative Law at Keble College, University of Oxford. She is currently also the coach of the Hertie School’s team at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

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.

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.

Prof. Francisco Pereira Coutinho

Associate professor at Nova School of Law (Lisbon, Portugal) with a law degree (2002) and a PhD in Law (2009) from Nova School of Law. Vice Dean of Nova School of Law. Lectured at the Institute for Political and Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon and at Lisbon Autónoma School of Law, and was a legal advisor at the Diplomatic Institute of the Portuguese Ministry for Foreign Affairs and at the Portuguese Secretary of State of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers. Invited professor at the Scuola Superiore Sant’ Anna (Pisa, Itália), Fundação Getúlio Vargas (São Paulo, Brasil), IDP (Brasília, Brasil) and at the Universities of Business and Technology (Pristina, Kosovo), Burapha (Tailândia), Católica da Beira and Nampula (Moçambique), Montenegro (Podgorica), Mostar (Bósnia Herzegovina), Nagasaqui (Japão), Northumbria (Newcastle, Reino Unido), Petra (Amã, Jordânia) and Tirana (Albânia). Held Conferences in Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brasil, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, China, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Mozambique, Poland, São Tomé and Príncipe, Spain, Timor-Leste, Portugal and the United Kingdom. Member of CEDIS - R&D Centre for Law and Society, of the Portuguese Society of International Law, and of the Portuguese Association of European Law. Coordinator of the Data Protection and Portuguese Legislation Observatories and Compliance and Green Labs.

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. Kushtrim Istrefi

Dr Kushtrim Istrefi is Assistant Professor of Human Rights Law, International Security Law and Public International Law at Utrecht University. He is part of the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) and the Utrecht Centre for Accountability and Liability Law (Ucall), and serves in the editorial board of the European Convention on Human Rights Law Review and the ECHR Blog. He has a general interest in the European Convention on Human Rights and its intersection with international security. He has published on a wide range of topics, such as states of emergency and derogations, the right to life and prohibition of torture in peacekeeping operations, UN targeted sanctions and security detentions, counter-terrorism, statehood, accession to international organisations, jurisdiction, and judicial activism.

Next to academic work, Kushtrim has litigated and advised on complex issues of human rights and international law. He is co-counsel for victims of Srebrenica genocide before the European Court of Human Rights in Mothers of Srebrenica v. The Netherlands and Subasic and others v. The Netherlands. Previously he has litigated cases of enforced disappearances before the EULEX Human Rights Review Panel. He also provided legal opinions to Kosovo institutions on Kosovo-Serbia agreements. As a Senior Peace Fellow with Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG) he provided pro bono legal advice on peace agreements and human rights protection in relation to Sudan and Cameroon.

Previously, Kushtrim taught at the University of Amsterdam, Leiden University, the VU University Amsterdam, the Riga Graduate School of Law and the University of Prishtina. He was a visiting fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law of Cambridge University, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University, the Max Planck Institute for International Law and the European Court of Human Rights.

Mauro Puzzo

Mauro Puzzo holds a Master’s degree in Law from LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, Italy. He is a fully licensed lawyer admitted to the Bar of Siracusa, Italy. Before joining the OSCE Presence in Albania in April 2020 he has worked extensively with the United Nations: in Gambia with UNDP focusing on access to justice and legal aid issues, with the UN Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan investigating, monitoring and reporting human rights violations and with UNHCR in Italy during the refugees/migrants emergency. He also had working experiences at the International Criminal Court and in researching human rights at the Johns Hopkins SAIS in Washington DC. Mauro is fluent in Italian, English and Spanish and has working knowledge of French. He is passionate and committed towards the furthering of the rule of law and the
protection of Human Rights.

PhD Joyce De Coninck

Joyce De Coninck (°1988, Oostende) holds a Master of Laws from Ghent University (2013, Magna Cum Laude) as well as an LLM in International and European Law from the Institute for European Studies – Free University of Brussels (2015, Summa Cum Laude). Joyce focuses her research and teaching activities primarily on human rights law, public international law and European law. She has provided lectures on EU law, human rights law and asylum and migration law at Ghent University (Ba., Ma., LLM), at Loyola University (Chicago) and is a part-time lecturer of EU law and EU migration law at the University of Amsterdam. 
Throughout her doctoral research, Joyce focused on determining whether it is possible to hold the EU legally responsible for human rights violations in asylum and migration, or, whether systemic deficiencies in the responsibility framework prevent such determinations.

PhD Irene Sobrino Guijarro

Irene Sobrino Guijarro is currently a Senior Lecturer in Constitutional Law at the University of Seville in Spain. She holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence, that focused on the relationship between federalism and the welfare state in the European Union, Germany and Spain. This comparative work was awarded a prize by the Spanish Centre of Political and Constitutional Studies. She has conducted postdoctoral research at various institutions in the USA, including Harvard (as a Fulbright Scholar) and Boston College. She was also a Visiting Scholar at the University of Edinburgh, Humboldt University in Berlin, Aarhus University in Denmark and the Vermont Law School in America. She has produced numerous publications and participated in international seminars and research projects on the areas of Comparative Constitutional Law, Human Rights and EU law. In particular, she has focused on the political and constitutional obstacles to the full enforcement of social rights in the national, European and international contexts, devoting particular attention to the rights to health care, social security and housing. Since 2020, she is a member of the Bioethics Committee of Andalusia.



Dates of the program: 5 - 23 of July 2021

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* 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.


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.   

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  • 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



  • 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: 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
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.