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PBM 2/2014 - Polish Business Magazine
ISSN 1426-1995
2/2014
Polish Science 2014.
Study & Research.
RACHUNKOWOŚĆ I PODATKI
NOWOŚĆ! Specjalność zorientowana jest na warsztatową wiedzę i umiejętności z zakresu rachunkowości finansowej i prawa
podatkowego wykorzystywaną w prowadzeniu działalności przez podmioty gospodarcze i inne jednostki organizacyjne, zgodnie
z polskimi i unijnymi regulacjami prawa bilansowego i podatkowego.
Absolwenci tej specjalności mogą pracować jako księgowi, główni księgowi, audytorzy, analitycy finansowi w biurach rachunkowych,
centrach finansowych, w firmach doradztwa podatkowego własnych i obcych, w różnych instytucjach kontroli finansowej.
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PRAWO W BIZNESIE
Atrakcyjna, jedyna w swoim rodzaju specjalność na kierunku ekonomia. Studia I-go stopnia licencjackie, stacjonarne i niestacjonarne.
Specjalność stanowi unikatowe połączenia nauk prawnych z naukami ekonomii. Taka synergia powoduje, że absolwent specjalności
dysponuje wiedzą praktyczną, która jest tak pożądana na rynku, a nie dostępna po ukończeniu studiów na kierunku prawo
lub ekonomia.
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LLB
INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN LAW LLB
The LLB International and European Law course brings together elements of domestic law, comparative studies, and European/
international aspects trough a focus on the knowledge skills and social competences crucial to working in de legal profession and to
pursuing further graduate-level education in the social sciences, with particular emphasis on specialization in study of the law.
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AIO
ADMINISTRATION IN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Organizacje międzynarodowe stały się powszechnym i wyjątkowo ważnym środowiskiem funkcjonowania administracji i pracy
administratywistów, a studia dają możliwość dogłębnego poznania tego środowiska. Lepsze opanowanie specjalistycznego języka
angielskiego (w zakresie administracji, prawa, ekonomii, zarządzania, socjologii organizacji itd.), będzie dodatkową korzyścią jaką
wyniosą absolwenci studiów.
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CONTENTS
International and European Law LBB – University of Wroclaw .......................... II cover
Contents ......................................................................................................................page 1
Learning without Borders. Education, Training and Science International Trade Shows .....2-3
Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences. Lodz University of Technology ................4
Prof. Wacław Dąbrowski Institute of Agriculture and Food Biotechnology ....................5
Institute of Heavy Organic Synthesis ,,Blachownia” .........................................................6
Faculty of Chemistry. University of Technology.................................................................7
Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals ..................................................................................... 8-9
Institute of Natural Fibres & Medical Plants ...................................................................10
Institute of Industrial Organic Chemistry ........................................................................11
Institute of Security Technologies ,MORATEX” .............................................................12
Central Mining Institute ...................................................................................................13
Institute of Welding ...........................................................................................................14
Foundry Research Institute ...............................................................................................15
Electrotechnical Institute ..................................................................................................16
Institute of Electron Technology.......................................................................................17
Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce..............................................................................18
Cracow School of Business. Cracow University of Economics .......................................19
University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn ..................................................................20
Cardinal August Hlond University of Education in Myslowice ......................................21
University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów ............................22
Faculty of Law. University of Bialystok ...........................................................................23
Polish Naval Academy in Gdynia ......................................................................................24
Faculty of Ocean Engineering and Ship Technology. Gdansk University of Technology .... 25
University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin .........................................................26
Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management. University of Nicolaus Copernicus in Toruń ...27
Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz. Nicolalus Copernicus University ...........................28
Poznan University of Medical Sciences ............................................................................29
Pomeranian University in Szczecin ..................................................................................30
Wroclaw Medical University .............................................................................................31
Tele & Radio Research Institute .......................................................................................32
Textile Research Institute .......................................................................................cover III
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ROBERT LINBERGH
LEARNING WITHOUT BORDERS:
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND SCIENCE
INTERNATIONAL TRADE SHOWS
A
s a symposium of organizations within
an industry that showcase their latest
goods and services, the trade show continues to serve as forum for enterprises to advertise their products as well as evaluate the
work of their competitors. From its early
beginnings in Medieval Europe in which
guilds would convene upon a continental
trade post to present their artisan crafts and
through its modern transformation during
the Industrial Revolution as an exhibition
of mass produced merchandise for the multitudes, the trade fairs of the 21st century
span the entire globe with companies and
institutions introducing different products
and services that are increasingly designed
for mass usage, outsourced production or
digital consumption. As these contemporary trade shows develop their format and
platform to a worldwide audience, a lucrative opportunity is beginning to present
itself in scientific as well as education &
training expositions for major institutions
such as universities and research institutes
that are continuing to cope with the financially deleterious effects of the global economic recession of 2009. As technological
developments continue into the 21st century, knowledge related trade shows will
also continue to be an important basis for
improving standards of industrial production, securing additional resources for further research and development works, an
even creating markets for new goods and
services.
World of knowledge, world
of trade fairs
Although science as well as education and
training exhibitions are typically amalgamated under the same category by news
organizations and expo-focused websites,
these three types of trade fairs each serve
different purposes and audiences. A training trade show usually incorporates workshops and product presentations that are
focused on matters relating to improving
the mental and/or physical skill set that
both employees and managers have at their
disposal to achieve their enterprise’s goals
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and understand critical workplace issues, as
in the case of the International Association
of Chief of Police’s annual education and
training exposition which hosts over 200
program sessions that provide new procedures and products relevant to law enforcement officials. On the other hand, the HR
Leadership Summit which, according to
its organizer, puts the strongest emphasis
on sharing best practices and developing
leadership skills that enhance organization’s ability to impact the local and global
business climate. Everything about practical, technical and specific as well as general
and soft skills - the variety of training trade
shows is indeed remarkable.
Science trade fairs present the most recent
studies and technological advances on various subjects along with goods and services
that aid in observational and experimental
precise analyses. One of the largest science
trade shows belongs to the Japan Analytical
Instruments Manufacturers’ Association,
promoting itself as “Asia’s largest analytical and scientific instruments show”. At the
same time, the Society for Neuroscience an event held in USA (Washington) - deals
with latest research on neuroscience, advancing the understanding of the brain
and nervous system. It has to be mentioned
that some websites along with journalist
categorize on-topic seminars, conferences
and forums as science trade shows. However, this point of view is in the minority as
a trade show, by its very definition, should
be somehow closely related to the commercial sector.
Last but not least, education trade fairs are
commonly associated with shows where
schools, colleges and universities present
their educational offer. The main goal is to
promote an institution and thus to attract
students and business partners (sponsors,
supporters, customers etc.). For example
the China Education Expo gathers national
and foreign educational institutions interested in catching the attention of Chinese
students and entering into relations with
Chinese counterparts. While the aforementioned expo is of a general profile (the institutions that take part in that event provide a
wide range of knowledge), the Access MBA
is a typical specific education trade show
mainly aiming at business people.
It has to be noted that some events are difficult to categorize. The most well-known
educational organizations: the National
Association of Foreign Student Advisers
(NAFSA), European Association for International Education (EAIE), and Asia-Pacific Association for International Education
(APAIE) regularly held events that can be
classified as both science and educational
trade shows. (To find more on this particular subject see “International science and
education fairs 2012/13” - an article published on Expochart.com).
What’s in it for everyone?
Some trade shows are closed off to visitors
as one of the important functions of such
events is to present recent product developments that are of use to and within the price
range of a limited group of people within
a similar or complementary industry, but
science, education and training trade fairs
are frequently opened up to the public. And
generally speaking, for visitors themselves,
public trade shows are of interest because
the products showcased may be goods or
services of day to day use. Even in the case
of visitors who do not consider themselves
trade fair consumers, both hobbyists and
spectators can spend their time at a convention learning more about the different
groups participating, the innovations they
are presenting, and the brand and philosophy by which those presenting design their
goods and services. Especially as these trade
shows expand into an international arena,
formerly miniscule groups of consumers,
hobbyists, and spectators can exponentially
grow into an appreciable market of millions
across the world for firms to advertise their
work to.
For universities and research institutions,
this potential for advertisement allows for
a better chance of matriculating foreign
students as well as hiring post-graduate
research fellows that may be underrepresented ethnically and/or departmentally in
the organization’s region. With an added
visibility to their reputation, universities
and research institutions should also find
it easier to obtain grants from an applicant
pool that is typically oversaturated with requests for funding. In addition to the availability of visitors and customers to amplify
the earnings and popularity of companies
that host trade conventions, firms that
come together for the purpose of innovating industry standards are better situated
to share content and begin collaborative
projects with one another as the trend
one firm paves with its products weaves
together with the trend of products from
another firm, thereby allowing their similar
or compatible goals to function as a basis
for joint ventures. Universities and research
institutions can utilize such co-operative
relations to update their databases with
scientific results from other organizations,
comparatively analyze their own processes
with their partner’s methods, have access
to equipment or patented material for a
reduced or non-existent fee, increase the
organization’s reputation by associating it
with the reputation of highly esteemed associations, as well as corroborate results
with consultants or experts employed with
partnering institutions.
Future means technology...
The possibility for growth in terms of
members and exhibits in science as well
as education and training conventions is
of significant importance for participants
and visitors. Educational, training and science trade shows come about as different
groups within an industry jointly partake in
establishing an exhibition of their latest innovations for potential customers to compare and evaluate. These prospects among
participants, clients, and visitors will only
be magnified as trade shows incorporate
technological advancements in communications and design that drive a competitive
incentive among participating organizations to not just present the best good or
service in the region, but also in the world.
As economies and social networks become
more globalized in the 21st century, trade
shows will be uprooted from local conventions to global platforms. A leading cause of
this geographical shift is due to video conferencing services such as Skype and WebEx which allow organizations to present
their goods or services with reduced set up
costs relative to the threshold trade show
costs associated with shipping merchandise
and personnel to a distant site.
Upcoming technological developments
will also motivate product designers and
engineers within various associations to incorporate internet accessibility throughout
their goods and services in order to create
an interface ecosystem that allows users
to more easily and passively operate their
devices. In shifting toward the “Internet of
Things” model of product development,
competition among producers will become
increasingly globalized as non-technological producers will begin to depend upon
a cheap and international market of hardware manufacturers for their wireless and
networking components. As this model
gains momentum, there are already several
trade shows that cross borders between the
broad IT industry and the education, science or even training sector. For instance,
dedicated to internet-product integration
events such as the Shenzhen International
Internet of Things Expo as well as the Internet of Things North America conference
share the category of IT and education. This
trend will inevitably be increasing.
...and globalization means
no borders
Technology shapes the present but some
things surely won’t be changed. Rather
than undermine the traditional aspects of
trade shows, the technological advances of
the 21st century and beyond only reinforce
the fundamental role of the trade show as
an enduring convergence of innovators and
exhibition of innovations in which various
parties, from multinational partnerships to
local consumers, come together to analyze,
evaluate, and share their works to shape
their industry. This platform for presenting an organization’s goods and services
spans across an array of topics, such as science trade fairs that showcase research and
technological developments in addition to
education and training exhibitions which
serve to present learning offer and improve
the working skills of employees and managers. Alongside industries that benefit as
a whole from exhibitions, individual organizations and visitors find value in attending trade fairs as such events provide
opportunities for professional networking,
comparing products, and learning more
about the directions in which the trade is
expanding. Particularly for universities and
research institutions, trade shows are valuable for the sustainability of their organizations since trade shows attract foreign students and post-graduate researchers, build
a reputation for quality research standards,
encourage fruitful partnerships with other
research groups, and provide a track record
upon which to seek grants.
Looking again toward the future, science,
education and training trade fairs show a
strong promise to not only avoid obsoletion from technological progress, but also
utilize such high-tech developments as
video conferencing, the Internet of Things,
and cloud computing to cross the borders
when it comes to learning. Science and education have always been perceived as universal and thus global. The phenomenon
widely known as “globalization” is controversial to a number of people but its ‘scientific’ and ‘educational’ aspect (international
contacts and global experiences gained by
scientists and educators) is seldom questioned by anyone. No doubt trade shows
and exhibitions create better platforms for
both producers and consumers for years to
come. The same applies to people involved
in science, education and training projects.
Apart from the technological development,
globalization is the most important factor
that will shape the future of trade shows,
particularly those knowledge and learning
related. They are definitely worth attending.
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Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences
90-924 Lodz, Wólczańska 171/173, building A4
tel. (48) 42 631 34 00, 42 631 34 03, fax (48) 42 631 34 02,
email: [email protected]
The Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences at the
Lodz University of Technology (Lodz, Poland) started its
scientific and educational activity over 60 years ago, in 1950.
It carries out basic and applied research in industrial, environmental and food biotechnology. Currently, almost 1800
students of the Faculty are studying the following courses:
Biotechnology, Food Technology and Human Nutrition, and
Environmental Protection.
The Faculty of Technology and Food Sciences is divided into
four institutes: the Institute of Technical Biochemistry, the
Institute of General Food Chemistry, the Institute of Chemical Technology of Food and the Institute of Fermentation
Technology and Microbiology. It also runs the Collection of
Pure Cultures of Industrial Microorganisms registered in the
Catalogue of World Federation of Culture Collection (WFCC)
as LOCK 105. The collection consists of 700 strains of yeasts,
filamentous fungi and bacteria for traditional and modern
biotechnological processes, including functional food production.
Research at the Institute of Technical Biochemistry (ITB),
conducted under supervision of Prof. Stanisław Bielecki, is
focused on the topics presented below:
• Bacterial bionanocellulose production and application. Cellulose produced by Gram-negative Gluconacetobacter xylinus bacteria has unique physicochemical and mechanical properties, therefore being a suitable basis of novel
wound dressings, skin and cartilages substitutes. Researchers
from the Institute of Technical Biochemistry have broad experience in production of this biopolymer as well as cellulose-dressings designed to improve effectiveness of wound healing and biomaterials applied in regenerative medicine (e.g.
cartilages). CelMat®, the product obtained in ITB, is planned
to be manufactured commercially in large scale soon. Improvement of cellulose production requires detailed genetic
analysis of G. xylinus bacteria, which has been recently initiated thanks to the successful Gluconacetobacter xylinus genome sequencing. The achievement is a result of cooperation of
the Polish biotechnological company, Genomed, and the IBT
researchers.
• Proteomics, metabolomics and microorganism screening as tools for identification of enzymes and cells
useful in biocatalysis and biotransformation processes
ITB has rich collection of meso-, psychrophilic and psychrotolerant microorganisms, which can be used as a source of
unique enzymes for food processing, conversion of plant
biomass and environmental protection. In particular, the available enzymes include membrane-bound Mucor circinelloides preparations, Mucor racemosus lipases and chitosanases
useful in transesterification of plant oils with alcohols, waste
fats hydrolysis, synthesis of saccharides and fatty acid esters,
as well as chitooligosaccharides production. The enzymatic
preparations and relevant technologies have been protected
by numerous patents. Other enzymatic preparation isolated
from Aspergillus niger IBT-90 has been patented for its use in
textile industry to improve flax textiles quality. Fructosyltransferase from A. niger IBT-90 and β-fructofuranosidase from Bifidibacterium longum have been studied for their potential
application in production of prebiotic fructooligosaccharides
(FOS). The X-ray structure and catalytic properties of the latter
enzyme have been recently determined at the Institute.
• Bioremediation of biotopes polluted by petroleum.
Bacteria collected at ITB have been selected also in terms of
their ability to degrade higher aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons. The resulting bacterial consortia (containing three
or four selected strains) have been used for bioremediation
of petroleum-polluted soil. Both bacterial strains and relevant technologies are protected by six patents. The invention
„Enzyme preparation supporting process of oil hydrocarbons
biodegradation” received a golden medal at the International
Exposition of Inventions IWIS 2008.
• Plant natural products. Another branch of research
conducted at IBT is focused on plant carotenoids, terpenoids
and polyphenols, with emphases on catechins, condensed
and hydrolysable tannins. Research group under supervision
of Prof. Maria Koziolkiewicz have broad experience in isolation
and physicochemical characteristics of these compounds, as
well as studies of their bioavailability and influence on signal
transduction in epithelial cells from human gastrointestinal
tract. Recent studies of the group are focused on phytocompounds possessing hypoglycemic or anti-diabetic activities.
• Search of new ligands for nucleotide and lysophospholipid receptors. Nucleotides and lysophospholipids
are known to have many different biological activities. They
can influence GPCR-mediated signal transduction in some
human cells as well as stimulate growth and migration of fibroblasts and endothelial cells. Their phosphorothioate analogues, containing a single sulfur atom in phosphate group
instead of one of the two non-bridging oxygen atoms, are
more stable than their natural counterparts and can exert
similar or higher biological activities. Chemical synthesis of
phosphorothioate analogues of nucleotides and lysophospholipids followed by studies on their biological activities
have been undertaken to identify new factors influencing
cellular signal transduction.
• X-ray crystallography of proteins and other biomolecules. The Institute involves very experienced research group
studying protein structures by X-ray crystallography and 3D
structure modeling. The team, supervised by Prof. Grzegorz
Bujacz, successfully determined X-ray structures of numerous
proteins, including enzymes, enzyme-inhibitor complexes,
transcription factors and monoclonal antibodies.
The Institute of General Food Chemistry is focused on
studies in the field of bioorganic and bioinorganic chemistry, especially in terms of DNA-drugs interactions, bioactive
peptides able to bind metal ions and other ligands, enzyme-based biosensors and biotransformations of organic compounds with the use of stereospecific enzymes. Two research
groups of the Institute have developed methods of isolation
and analysis of essential oils from natural raw materials as
well as chemical synthesis of fragrances.
Research activities of two other institutes of the Faculty are
tightly connected with food technology and biotechnology.
Researchers at the Institute of Chemical Technology of
Food are specialized in food analysis and quality evaluation
(starch and confectionery technology, polysaccharides in the
process of sugar production, alternative food and feed products of sugar beet, assurance of analysis of food quality proficiency tests). The Institute includes the Sugar Analysis Laboratory with the ISO 17025 accreditation. Staff of the Institute
have developed physical, chemical and enzymatic methods
of starch modification as well as new technologies of prebiotic oligosaccharide synthesis and production of chocolate
containing probiotic Lactobacillus and Streptococcus strains
(numerous patents).
Fig. 1. Bioreactors for synthesis of Mucor biomass being a source of lipases and chitosanases
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Researchers from the Institute of Fermentation Technology
and Microbiology have been experienced in bread fermentation processes and selenium supplementation of food. The
Institute has developed traditional and modern technologies
of wine, beer and spirits production. The Institute cooperates
with the Children Memorial Hospital in Warsaw to design and
produce functional food addressed to children with atopic
and allergic diseases. Latopic - the new product designed in
the Institute - contains three probiotic strains of lactic acid
bacteria from the LOCK 105 collection. Technology of its production is protected by three pending patents. This product
has been recently introduced on the Polish market. One of
the research groups at the Institute is also focused on studies
on microbial biodegradation and biodeterioration of technical materials.
Moreover, the Institute of Fermentation Technology and Microbiology has been involved in realization of a research project entitled “The development of modern method of biogas
contaminants bioconversion in the presence of oxygenated
derivatives of nitrogen in industrial scale”. The research
aimed at isolation and selection of microorganisms biodegrading selected contaminants, including those present in
biogas. The obtained results form the basis of an efficient biogas clean-up technology from sulfur/nitrogen compounds
and carbon dioxide.
The Faculty closely cooperates with many branches of food
industry. Only in ten years, since 2004, its staff have obtained
more than 60 patents. Currently, the researchers of the Faculty are participating in several projects financially supported
by the European Union:
„Production and Upgrading of 2,3-Butanediol from Biomass”
– financial support by ERA-NET (the 6th EU Framework Programme). The project has been realized at the Institute of
Technical Biochemistry and its objective was to develop of
an efficient fermentation process to produce 2,3-butanediol
from various low-cost renewable feedstocks and its further
upgrading.
„Plant polyphenol preparations for cardioprotection and inhibition of platelet aggregation” (EU Structural Funds, Ministry of
Regional Development, Operational Programme PO IG) – the
project is realized by the Institute of Technical Biochemistry in cooperation with the Medical University of Lodz.
„Biotransformations useful in pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries” (EU Structural Funds, Ministry of Regional Development, Operational Programme PO IG) – the project is realized
by the Institute of Technical Biochemistry.
“Utilization of biomass for the preparation of environmentally
friendly polymer materials” (EU Structural Funds, Ministry of
Regional Development, Operational Programme PO IG) – the
project is realized by eight partners, including the Institute
of Technical Biochemistry and the Institute of Fermentation Technology and Microbiology.
“Food and Nutrition in 21st century” (EU Structural Funds, Ministry of Regional Development, Operational Programme PO
IG) – the project has been realized by three institutes of the
Faculty (the Institute of Technical Biochemistry, the Institute of Chemical Technology of Food, the Institute of Fermentation Technology and Microbiology) in cooperation
with the Research Institute of Horticulture, Skierniewice.
Fig. 2. Cellulose dressing CelMat®, obtained
in ITB and designed to improve effectiveness
of wound healing
Fig. 3. Structure of β-fructofuranosidase from
Bifidibacterium longum determined
by Prof. Bujacz team.
www.ibprs.pl
The Institute has been carried out scientific, development and implementation works in the field of bio-technology and agricultural and food processing technology for more than 60 years. These works, which have the final
and applicable character, comprise a number of disciplines, such as technical micro-biology and food micro-biology, cellular engineering, process
engineering, chemistry and bio-chemistry, food technology, human nutrition and dietetics.
The main directions of the Institute’s science - research activities
are the following:
• gaining, collecting, storing and improving the strains of the microorganisms useful in the bio-technological processes of the agricultural
and food processing industry, preparing the methods of their evaluation and securing their applicable characteristics,
• carrying out scientific and research - scientific works in the field of the
technology, technique and analysis of raw materials and the following
industrial products: fermentative, fruit and vegetable, processing and
storing of grains, baking and confectioning, sugar industry, refrigeration, fodder, food concentrates and starch processing,
• popularizing the results of research and development works as well as
their real application,
• research on obtaining new starch products,
• research on the non-waste technologies of the agricultural and food
processing industry as well as protecting natural environments (the
reduction of water and sewage use along with gasses emission),
• elaborating and adapting the methods of food analysis for testing raw
materials, technological processes and food products (including food
falsifications),
• research on wrapping materials, packaging and the techniques of
packing for the high quality and safety of food.
The Institute widely cooperates with countless scientific - research centers
and higher education facilities. This cooperation comprises of working on
common research projects, organizing conferences, trainings and seminaries as well as promoting master and doctorate theses.
FUTURE PLANS
• acquiring the status of the State Research Institute
• progressing the international cooperation
• continuously intensifying the cooperation with the national economy
• monitoring of the quality and functionality of raw materials and agricultural and food processing industry products
• evaluating and minimizing the threats to natural environment caused
by the agricultural and food processing industry
• collecting, storing and improving industrial microorganisms (The Collection of Industrial Microorganism Cultures).
Prof. Wacław Dąbrowski
Institute of Agricultural and Food Biotechnology
36 Rakowiecka str.; 02-532 Warsaw
tel. (+48) 22 606 36 00; fax. (+48) 22 849 04 26
Poland
www.ibprs.pl
e-mail: [email protected]
KRS: 0000126823; REGON: 000053835; NIP: 525 000 82 64
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Institute of Heavy Organic
Synthesis “Blachownia”
ul. Energetyków 9
47-225 Kędzierzyn-Koźle
Poland phone: +48 77 487 34 70
fax: + 48 77 487 30 60
e-mail: [email protected]
www.icso.com.pl
The Institute
of Heavy Organic Synthesis
“Blachownia”
The Institute of Heavy Organic Synthesis “Blachownia” (ICSO) is a
research center operating in the field of organic chemistry. Starting
from 1952 it has been a reliable partner for both domestic and foreign
customers when it comes to developing, implementing and improving
chemical technologies as well as manufacturing and selling chemical
products. ICSO is one of the highest ranked institutes in Poland
(according to the classification of the Ministry of Science and Higher
Education)
According to the 2012 report of the Patent Office of the Republic of
Poland, ICSO “Blachownia” is ranked fifth in Poland, among other
entities which obtained the largest number of patents. In the Opole
Region, ICSO is a leader in this field. In the last 5 years it has obtained
Patents and utility models obtained in the Opole Region
Patents obtained by ICSO “Blachownia”
146 patents.
The Institute carries out R&D works in the field of chemical sciences.
It implements the results of those works to the industry. ICSO also
performs research and chemical analyses. ICSO competences and
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experiences are proved by numerous publications, patents and
implementations. The Institute has implemented 871 technologies into
the industrial use, obtained 1577 patents, including 57 abroad, issued
2019 publications in Poland and abroad, 1659 papers, announcements
and posters, and signed 14 contracts for the export of technologies (as
of 31.12.2013).
Possessing modern research and measuring equipment, the Institute
provides the complex services: research, analyses, consultancy and
design as well as scientific and technical information.
ICSO research subject area includes conducting scientific research and
R&D works concerning chemical processes, especially in the field of:
 organic synthesis and technology,
 acrylic, phenolic, epoxy resins, polycarbonates and others, as well as the modification of resins properties,
 separation of gases, hydrogen and pressure processes,
 technology of processing renewable raw-materials,
 petro- and carbochemical processes,
 homo- and heterogenic catalysis,
 chemistry and technology of polymers and plastics, their
modification and processing,
 surfactants and household chemistry,
 auxiliaries for various branches of the industry,
 chemical analyses,
 physical chemistry,
 chemical engineering,
 environmental protection and wastes utilization.
ICSO ”Blachownia” cooperates with national and foreign organizations.
It participates in scientific and industrial consortia, scientific networks
and technological platforms.
In order to meet the expectations of its industrial partners, Institute’s
technologies, technological solutions, branch products and provided
services are consequently adapted to worldwide standards. The
Institute has obtained the Certificate of Quality Management System
ISO 9001:2009, while its Analytical Department performs analyses in
accordance with the Good Laboratory Practice rules (GLP).
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Instytut Metali Nieżelaznych
Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals
ul. Sowińskiego 5
44-100 Gliwice, Poland
wwww.imn.gliwice.pl
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Technology for production
of rhenium-nickel alloys
Innovative method for production of Re-Ni alloys from
aqueous solutions, used as a material for initial alloys,
master alloy in production of special alloys, heat-resistant
alloys and rhenium-based superalloys, was developed
by the Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals within the project
no. POIG.01.03.01-24-019/08 „New technologies and new
constructions of machines and equipment for enrichment
and metallurgical processing of mineral resources”.
Compact, metallic and homogeneous Re-Ni alloys produced by electrochemical method, are perfect alternative
for currently used, expensive, complicated and energyconsuming methods for production of Re and its alloys.
elements and shields of the spaceships. Addition of rhenium from 3 to 6% to superalloys makes it possible for the
engine to operate in higher temperature, what improves
their performance and reduces fuel consumption.
Method for production of Re-Ni alloy, received the
following Awards:
• Silver Medal at the World Exhibition of Inventions,
Research and New Technologies „BRUSSELS INNOVA,
Brussels, 2013.
• Medal at the XIX International Fair of Technologies
for Foundry, METAL, Kielce, 2013
• Diploma awarded by Minister of Science and Higher
Education during the Exchange of Inventions 2014
• and Gold Medal at the Poznan International Fair,
ITM-Research for Industry, 2014.
These alloys are used as addition to superalloys
containing high-melting metals:
 they decrease costs of their production,
 they reduce Re losses,
Technology for production of rhenium-nickel alloys is
 they eliminate waste and waste water from technology
covered by Polish and European Patents.
of their production.
Rhenium-nickel alloys are used for production of monocrystalline aircraft turbine blades, power turbine main
Instytut Metali Nieżelaznych
Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals
ul. Sowińskiego 5
44-100 Gliwice, Poland
wwww.imn.gliwice.pl
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The Institute of Natural Fibres & Medicinal Plants is an interdisciplinary
research centre with more than 80
years of history. The Institute’s mission is to conduct research in the field
of genetics and growing of fibrous and
herbal plants, and their application in
the textile industry, environment protection, and other industries such as
construction, food processing, automotive, chemical, aviation, biotechnology, pharmacology and medicine.
The Institute carries out a multidirectional cooperation with numerous research centres in Poland and abroad,
based on bilateral agreements and on
an active participation in the works of
European Union’s research platforms.
The Institute comprises 7 Research
Departments, the Research-Development Center of Medicinal Plant
Pharmacoanalysis, and Experimental Departments. The workshops and
laboratories are well furnished with
modern measuring and analytic equipment. The INF&MP conducts a wide
range of tests, provide services and
implementation in the field of growing
and agricultural-engineering of fibrous
and herbal plants, processing these
materials and their application as final
products.
The Institute runs the Gene Bank of
Fibrous Plants and the Bank of Natural Fibres.
The Institute’s participation in a number of innovative projects is an effect
of its advanced national and international cooperation.
At present, the Institute is involved
in 28 projects financed by national (NCBR, NCN, MNiSW, MRiRW,
NFOŚIGW) and international sources
(the European Commission).
Instytut Włókien Naturalnych i Roślin Zielarskich
Institute of Natural Fibres & Medicinal Plants
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The Institute’s activities include also
publishing and editing works of their
own international publications e.g.
„Journal of Natural Fibres” (JCR),
“Herba Polonica”, EUROFLAX Newsletter, and “LEN i KONOPIE” – the Information Bulletin of Polish Chamber
of Flax and Hemp.
The Quality Management Systems
ISO 9001:2008, which were implemented in the Institute, as well as the
certificates issued for the Flammability Laboratory and Textile Laboratory
(both accredited by the Polish Accreditation Center PCA) and other
specific Quality Management Systems
including ISO 22 000 and GMP are the
best guarantee of the highest quality
of performed scientific research and
development works.
Ul. Wojska Polskiego 71b. 60-630 Poznań, Poland
Phone + 48-61/8455800, fax + 48-61/841 78 30
Email: [email protected];
www.iwnirz.pl • www.sklep.iwnirz.pl
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www.moratex.eu
ul. Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie 3 • 90-505 Łódź, Poland
tel. +48 42 637-37-10 • fax: +48 42 636-92-26 • [email protected]
Institute of Security Technologies „MORATEX”
performs the studies and implements the results of research and developmental works
on elaborating and testing the individual personal protection equipment, including the
ballistic and anti-blow ones, as well as the equipment dedicated for the first responders
and the materials applicable for the manufacture of such products.
The research projects in progress are mostly co-funded by the National Science Centre, National Centre for Research and Development, Ministry of Science and Higher Education as well, as by the
European Union:
•
Research project No. N N508 629940: „Research on the
functionalisation of ballistic materials”, funded by the National Science Centre.
The objective of the project is to develop the method for the functionalization of the textile ballistic materials potentially applicable
in development of ballistic personal protection equipment, mainly
in terms of increasing their usefulness and safety.
•
Project No. WND-POIG.01.03.02-10-015/08: „Refinancing
of the cost of property protection in Poland and abroad
for the researches results”, co-funded by the European
Union from the European Regional Development Fund
and by the State budget.
The general objective of the project is refinancing the costs related
to obtaining the protection of industrial property in Poland and
abroad, generated from the research and developmental works
at the Institute of Security Technologies „MORATEX” performed on
their own.
Within the frame of the project the following products were submitted for patent application (in Poland and in EU):
 The method of modifying the properties of composite
ballistic panels;
 The barrier fabric and the method for manufacturing
the barrier fabric;
 The ballistic inserts;
 The hybrid ballistic packet;
 The anti-blow protective vest;
 The device for shredding plastic materials, especially the
waste of ballistic polyethylene;
 The layered, haemostatic dressing and the method of
for manufacturing the layered, haemostatic dressing;
 The method of recycling of products consisting of fibres
of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene.
•
Project „Research on the velocity of low-energy projectiles - POCISK”, funded by the National Centre for Research and Development. Agreement No. DOBR/0007/R/
ID2/2012/03.
Members of the consortium:
MORATEX, Central Police Forensic Laboratory, Military Institute of Armament Technnology, Police Academy in Szczytno,
Research and Development Centre of Research and Didactic
Equipment COBRABiD Ltd.
The objective of the project is to develop a facility for measuring
the velocity of the low-energy projectiles and to measure the velocities of most common low-energy projectiles, and assessing
their impact on the human body.
•
Project „Modern, flame-retardant and ergonomic ballistic vest to be worn covert - VEST” funded by the National Centre for Research and Development. Agreement
No. 0012/R/ID 2/2012/02.
Members of the consortium:
Institute of Security Technologies MORATEX, Military Institute of
Armament Technnology, MASKPOL Jsc., Central Institute for Labour
Protection – National Research Institute, Institute for Engineering of
Polymer Materials & Dyes, Military University of Technology.
The objective of the project is to develop a modern, flame-retardant and ergonomic bullet-proof vest to be worn covert, based on
the fibrous composites, and adaptation for protection against
bullets of improved piercing capabilities such as 4,6 × 30 mm or
5,7 × 28 mm.
•
Project „Integrated modular ballistic helmet for Individual Fighting Systems - TYTAN”, funded by the National
Centre for Research and Development. Agreement No.
DOBR/0036/R/ID1/2012/03.
Members of the consortium:
Institute of Security Technologies MORATEX, Military Institute
of Armament Technnology, MASKPOL Jsc.
The helmet will be designed for protection of a wearer’s head
against direct hitting with fragments and some bullets from firearms, against the results of hitting with dangerous objects and the
injuries during the missions of land troops in combat. The helmet
is designed for use under various weather conditions or climate
zones. The helmet should be a platform for mounting optional accessories of the TYTAN Individual Fighting Systems.
•
Project “Individualisation of the design of multifunctional ballistic vest to be worn covert - SECRET”, funded by the
National Centre for Research and Development. Agreement No. DOBR-BIO4/045/13067/2013.
Members of the consortium:
Institute of Security Technologies MORATEX, Central Police
Forensic Laboratory, Military Institute of Armament Technnology, Police Academy in Szczytno, MASKPOL Jsc.
The objective of the project is to develop a modern, ergonomic
multifunctional ballistic vest to be worn covert, on a basis of fibrous
materials, featuring an extra protective capabilities against cold
steel. Moreover, the procedures will be also elaborated for selecting the functionalities of the vests, depending on identified risks
related to specificity of officers’ duties.
•
Project „Optimisation of procedures, dislocation of bases
and improvement of technical solutions for equipment
in use among the Polish emergency services in dealing
with natural hazards, with particular emphasis on floods
(flood sleeves) - ŻYWIOŁ”, funded by the National Centre
for Research and Development. Agreement No. 0013/R/
ID2/2011/01.
Members of the consortium:
Institute of Security Technologies MORATEX, Scientific and Research Centre for Fire Protection – National Research Institute,
Delta Rescue, PHU Lester, AMZ Kutno Ltd., The Main School of
Fire Service, Chodkowska Higher School of Technology and
Trade.
The objective of the project is to optimise the procedures and dislocations of bases for equipment, as well as introducing new technical solutions for equipment, which could be applicable by Polish
rescue services for dealing with the natural threats, especially the
floods, by:
- developing a concept of Local Flood-warning System, respecting the verified procedures of actions and the suggested dislocation of bases for equipment;
- developing a mobile, specialised anti-flood kit dedicated for
use among Polish rescue services in case of a flood.
•
Project „Developing a modern flame-retardant vest
based on fibrous and polyethylene composites, using
solid 3D hard panels with regard to protection against
modern combat projectiles - HARD-VEST” No. O ROB 0001
03 001, funded by the National Centre for Research and
Development.
Members of the consortium:
Institute of Security Technologies MORATEX, Military Institute
of Armament Technnology, MASKPOL Jsc., Central Institute for
Labour Protection – National Research Institute, Military University of Technology, Police Academy in Szczytno.
The objective of the project is to develop a modern, bullet- and
fragment-proof vest, capable to protect against new kinds of bullets from pistols or rifles. The vest would be a kit (system) consisting
of compatible structural modules, usable depending on potential
threat and needs of the end-user.
Project „Modern personal protection equipment for
emergency services of National Firefighting and Rescue
System (NFRS/KSRG), based on the needs of end-users”
No. ROB001401/ID14/1, funded by the National Centre
for Research and Development.
Members of the consortium:
Institute of Security Technologies MORATEX, The Main School
of Fire Service, Scientific and Research Centre for Fire Protection – National Research Institute, Lodz Technical University,
Medical University of Lodz, Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute, ARLEN SA, TEXA Sc, Kaliskie
Zakłady Przemysłu Terenowego, Manufacture of Fire Uniforms.
The objective of the project is to develop a technology of modern
personal protection equipment for the first responders of KSRG,
based on the needs of the end-users as well as verification of the
products functionality, safety and ergonomics. The project’s plan
includes elaboration of concepts of 2 types of fire-fighter’s clothing and another one for practice, with a system for monitoring the
wearer, and with a fire-fighter’s helmet.
•
•
Project „Demining tool-BOX for humanitarian clearing of
large scale areas from anti-personal landmines and cluster munitions (D-BOX)” No. 284996, co-funded by the European Union under the 7-th Frame Programme.
Members of the consortium:
Institute of Security Technologies MORATEX, Astrium Sas,Astri
Polska Ltd., Bactec International Limited, Cbrne Ltd, Comite
Europeen De Normalisation, Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario Per Le Telecomunicazioni, Technische Universiteit Delft,
Totalforsvarets Forskningsinstitut, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V, Infoterra
Limited, Consorzio Universita Industria – Laboratori Di Radiocomunizioni – Radiolabs, Selex Sistemi Integrati Spaspot Infoterra Hellas , Eoinformation And Space Products And Services
Ae Spot Infoterra Hellas Ae, Telespazio Spa, Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek
– Tno, University Of Surrey, Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus Vtt,
University Of Leicester, E - Geos Spa
The project is performed by consortium of 20 scientific and industrial partners from over a dozen countries of European Union.
The objective of the project is to develop the innovative solutions,
interfaced and integrated into a comprehensive toolbox, that is going to provide demining stakeholders the best tools, methods and
procedures, inexpensive and easy to use. They will cover human
and ethical procedures, technologies for mapping and localising
landmines or cluster munitions, neutralization, protection, education and training. All these parts will lead to a series of demonstrations to evaluate the performances and to the establishment of a
roadmap for its development and future implementation.
Project „Refinancing of the cost of property protection in Poland and abroad for the researches results”,
co-funded by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund and by the State budget
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Research objective No. 3; „Developing the technology of the coal gasification
for the highly-efficient production of fuels and electric energy” financed
by the National Center for Research and Development within the framework of
the strategic program of the scientific research and development works named
„Advanced technologies of gaining energy”.
CENTRAL MINING INSTITUTE
One of the key challenges for the Central Mining Institute (GIG) is the activity
on the field of climate change and clean
energy. For a few years GIG has been seriously involved in the works aiming at the
development of the technology of underground coal gasification. Pursuing these
works, the institute carries out projects cofinanced by the Coal and Steel Research
Fund and by the National Center for Research and Development.
The experimental process of the underground coal gasification (PZW), run in
the conditions of the fully operating coal
mining, was launched in March 2014, in
the coal mining “Wieczorek” (KWK), which
is owned by the Coal Holding of Katowice
JSC (KHW S.A.). The pilot installation was
built by the joint forces of the Central Mining Institute and KHW S.A. on the area
of KWK “Wieczorek”, within the research
objective named: “Developing the technology of the coal gasification for the
highly-efficient production of fuels and
electric energy”. Within this objective, GIG
is a leading unit in the field of PZW. Apart
from preparing the strategy of the coal
gasification development in Poland, the
main utilitarian goal of the objective in the
field of PZW is developing the technological project and initial feasibility study of
the informative installation of PZW in the
scale of 20 MW. The results of this pilot experimental process, which will last a number of days and nights on the coal-bed No.
501 in KWK “Wieczorek”, will serve as the
base source of data in this field.
It needs to be emphasized that the
experimental process is of exploratory
nature and apart from testing the tech-
nological assumptions, aims at answering
the questions of the influence of this process to environment and of its safe carrying out procedure.
The installation comprises of two main
parts:
 The underground part, located 400
meters below the surface. Its most important element is the geo-reactor of gasification in the coal-bed No. 501 of the thickness of approximately 5 meters.
 The ground part, located in the area
of the East coal-pit. This part comprises of
geo-reactor’s power supply as well as gas
receiving and utilization elements.
Basic reasons of constructing the pilot installation are as follows:
 Testing the possibility of launching the
underground coal gasification process in
the conditions of the fully operating coal
mining.
 Obtaining data for developing the
technological project and initial feasibility study of the informative installation of
PZW.
 Obtaining data for conducting the
multi-parameter estimation of the eco-effectiveness of the developing technology.
Assumed process parameters of the pilot
installation are as follows:
 Efficiency of coal gasification ranges
from 100 up to max. 600 kg/hour.
 Size of a coal lot used for gasification is
approximately 200 m2, while the amount
of gasified coal in the time of experiment
will be about 1200 tones.
 Speed of supporting gasification factors:
- in case of air only – up to 1200 Nm3/h
- in case of oxygen 200-300 Nm3/h
 Amount of obtained gas – maximum
1500 Nm3/h
 Expected composition of obtained
gas:
carbon dioxide – 16% vol., carbon monoxide – 12% vol., methane – 3% vol., hydrogen
– 15% vol., nitrogen – 53% vol.,
while its fuel efficiency will be approx. 3,5
– 5 MJ/Nm3.
The construction of the installation in the
conditions of the operating coal mining is
a unique project in Polish mining industry.
That is why there was a need to solve a lot
of law and formal problems connected
with meeting the requirements imposed
by the Mining and Geological Bill. The
State Mining Authority and Local Mining
Authority in Katowice were parties involved in this process.
The underground coal gasification consists in feeding a flaming coal seam with
the gasification factor and receiving the
produced industrially valuable gas on surface. The condition of the proper course
of the process is an efficient control of
supporting the gasification factor so it is
possible to set the temperature that allows creating gasses of a specific composition. Gas obtained from coal in the underground gasification process can have a
number of applications. It can be used to
produce heat and electricity in the power
supply industry, it can replace the natural
gas in chemistry, and it can be also used to
the production of liquid fuels.
Central Mining Institute
Katowice, Plac Gwarków 1 • Poland
www.gig.eu
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ELECTROTECHNICAL INSTITUTE
ul. Pożaryskiego 28, 04-703 Warszawa
tel.: +48 22 812 20 00 fax: +48 22 615 75 35
e-mail: [email protected]
www.iel.waw.pl
The Electrotechnical Institute (IEL) is a - lighting technologies with special emphasis
modern and innovative research unit, which put on problems of energy saving and human
meets the European standards when it health,
comes to the science-research potential, per- - switchgear and electrical power engineering
forming research and development work, as devices operating in the full range of voltages
well as producing highly processed and tech- - from low to high voltage, direct and alternologically advanced products. The institute nating current.
has fully equipped and accredited test laboratories and specialized laboratories.
The accredited laboratories of the Institute
The main directions of the institute’s science- perform certification and testing products
in compliance with EU directives. It has to be
research work are the following:
stressed that the Institute operates in the Euro- medium power energy-saving electric ma- pean Union’s system of conformity evaluation
as a notified unit No. 1460 for the low voltage
chines,
- power electronic devices for processing the (LVD) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
renewable wind, solar and hydro- energy as directives.
An important area of activity of the Institute is
well as its transfer to electrical grids,
to implement projects related to environmen- medium and high power electronic drives
- power supply systems for electric traction of tal protection that gives the opportunity to the
creative use of past experience to guarantee
direct and alternating current,
- semiconductor tools and medium and high participation in many projects associated with
ecology.
power static power electronic circuits,
- high power modern traction drives,
- hybrid power supply circuits for traction ve- Laboratories
The Set of Laboratories of the Electrotechnical
hicles,
Institute (NZL) was created on 1 May 2010. In
- contactless energy transfer systems,
the present state, the new-created Set of Labo- traction vehicle control systems,
ratories of the Electrotechnical Institute in- charging terminals for electric vehicles,
- renewable and alternative energy sources cludes in its range the hitherto activities of two
(fuel cells, solar cells and collectors, super- testing laboratories and that of the calibrating
capacitors, composite high pressure tanks laboratory. The Laboratories have the PCA accreditation in the range of testing – nr AB 022,
storage and acquisition systems,
- electrotechnical materials consuming low AB 074 and of calibration nr AP 102.
amounts of energy in production and saving In the range of the accreditation possessed,
the laboratories of the Electrotechnical Instienergy in operation,
- smart and advanced materials as well as bio- tute in Warsaw conduct testing: of electric high
materials and bio-ceramics for medicine, food and low voltage apparatus and equipment,
transformers, electric switchgear, toys, electric
industry and electrotechnical purposes
tools motors, machines, lighting fitting, bulbs,
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sodium-discharge lamps, selfstabilizing ballasts for lamps, electric ballasts and outfit for
lighting and information equipment.
Switchgear Testing Laboratory of the Electrotechnical Institute have over 50 years experience in testing activities and is accredited (certificate AB074) by PCA since 1996. The Laboratory performs type and research tests of LV-HV
AC and DC equipment, switchgear, controlgear,
switches, transformers, insulators, surge arresters, electrical protective equipment and insulated tools. The Laboratory is equipped with 3
short-circuit generators (up to 2 500 MVA) and
testing stands for short-time and peak withstand current tests, making and breaking tests
(including DC test stand with current up to 35
kA on 4 000 V) and internal arcing tests. It also
performs voltage, temperature rise, climate, IP,
IK in full range. Full scope of accreditation is on
http://www.pca.gov.pl/zakresy/zakresy.
php?d=AB&z=AB%20074 .
The quality of the Electrotechnical Institute’s
work is confirmed by multiple awards won
abroad. In the recent years the Electrotechnical
Institute gained 99 medals at domestic and international fairs and exhibitions, including 43 gold,
32 silver and 24 bronze medals, as well as 103
prestigious special awards and distinctions.
The Institute’s innovations were awarded,
among others, during exhibitions in Geneva,
Brussels, Nuremberg, Bucharest, Seoul, Bangkok, SuZhou, Cluj-Napoca, Taipei and Warsaw.
The success of the Electrotechnical Institute are
evidence of the international recognition of
the scientific level of the Institute and provide
proof of both innovation and great value technical solutions presented.
Instytut Technologii Elektronowej
The Institute of Electron Technology (ITE) in Warsaw and its divisions in Piaseczno and Kraków
employ scientific staff specialising in electronics, physics, chemistry and materials engineering
– 5 Professors, 12 Doctors of Science and 47 Doctors of Philosophy – in seven departments.
On 1 January 2012 Division PREDOM, specialising in conformity testing and certification, became part of ITE.
ITE’s leading position in the area of advanced micro- and nanotechnologies
is the result of combining research results with implementation activities:
¼ nuclear radiation detectors for the purposes of high
energy physics, experiments in the field of radiation
chemistry and dosimetry,
¼ optoelectronic detectors and radiation sources to
be used in industry, environmental protection and
medicine,
¼ micro- and nanoprobes, microsystems and sensors
for medical and technical diagnostics,
¼ design of integrated systems and circuits (ASIC) to
order
DIVISION OF SILICON MICROSYSTEM
AND NANOSTRUCTURE TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF PHOTONICS
DEPARTMENT OF MICRO- AND
NANOTECHNOLOGY OF WIDE
BANDGAP SEMICONDUCTORS
DEPARTMENT OF INTEGRATED
CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS
Research and implementation activities enabling the scientific community and
entrepreneurs to take part in research and development of new solutions in:
¼ Centre of Nanophotonics – near-infrared detectors and lasers: GaAlAs, InGaAs, devices
based on wide bandgap semiconductors: GaN, ZnO and SiC.
¼ Centre of Microsystems and Electronic Nanotechnologies MINTE – micro- and
nanoelectronic systems and circuits, specialised photodiodes, photodetectors and
radiation detectors.
¼ Laboratory of Multilayer and Ceramic Technologies LTCC – ceramic electronic
microcircuits and microfl uidic structures.
Long and active participation in numerous international European projects (5, 6, 7 Framework
Programme, ENIAC JU, Eureka, among others). Institute’s staff also participated in discovery of
Copernicium (112) and confirmation of existence of Ununseptium (117).
DEPARTMENT OF MICROELECTRONICSS
DEPARTMENT OF MATERIALS AND
SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURES RESEARCH
DEPARTMENT OF CHARACTERISATION
OF NANOELECTRONIC STRUCTURES
Research conducted by scientists from ITE has resulted in numerous
publications and patents. Achievements in the last 5 years include:
¼ Nearly 1000 publications
¼ Over 70 patents
¼ “Polish Product of the Future” awards granted by
the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development
¼ Gold Medal of the Poznań International Fair (2012)
¼ Masovian Enterprise of the Year
¼ Ministry of Science and Higher Education Award
02-668 Warsaw | Al. Lotników 32/46
www.ite.waw.pl
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Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce
ul. Żeromskiego 5, 25-369 Kielce
Tel.: 41 349 72 00
Fax: 41 349 72 01
www.ujk.edu.pl
Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce
is the largest and quickest developing
college in the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, which is situated in the southeast part of Poland. The university is
a workplace for 1491 people, including 894 academic teachers, among
whom 247 have the professor title or
post doctoral degree in 2 areas. The
university teaches 15 338 students,
219 doctoral students and 389 postgraduate students.
The University comprises 7 departments:
the Humanities Department, Mathematics and Nature Department, Health Sciences Department, Pedagogy and Art
Department, Management and Administration Department as well as Philology and History Department and Social
Sciences Department which operates in
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the branch office in Piotrków Trybunalski. University’s diversified educational
offer includes 37 faculties and over 150
program-major-specializations in the
field of health science, humanities, science subjects, natural studies, social sciences and arts. The university offers the
first cycle degree program (BA/BSc) and
supplementary second cycle degree program (MA/MSc) as the full time and part
time courses, as well as the third cycle
degree program (doctoral). The college
is licensed to confer a postdoctoral degree in the subject field of history and
physics, and a doctoral degree in the
eleven subject fields: history, linguistics,
literature studies, pedagogy, arts, political sciences, biology, geography, physics, chemistry and health sciences. The
educational offer is extended with additional post-graduate studies and skills
improvement courses.
Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce is a
dynamically operating academic center,
which widely cooperates with other scientific institutions and a local self-government. It also carries out countless international, national and regional researches.
In the recent years the infrastructure of
the academic campus has been intensively developed. The campus comprises
the Mathematics and Nature Department, Management and Administration
Department, Foreign Languages Teaching Center, University Library as well as
Entrepreneurship and Business Center. In
the immediate future, the college is planning to commission of the new seat of
the Health Sciences Department and to
build the Sport and Rehabilitation Center.
In the couple of recent years, within the
development of science-research background, 44 new laboratories have been
created and 30 modernized.
Cracow School of Business is a specialized unit of the Cracow
University of Economics. Operations of the School are concentrated on teaching and training activities – CSB CUE offers
more than 80 majors of postgraduate studies (that range from
finance, accounting and auditing to marketing and corporate
management, real estate and trade), 3 MBA programs, courses and trainings as well as consulting and research programs.
Within postgraduate study programs the School educates about
1000 students a year.
The School constantly expands the offer by new majors, adapted to the needs and the challenges of today’s market. All programs and courses offered by the CSB CUE meet the needs of
local and international companies and changes triggered by the
economic crisis. Especially, designed for people with managerial experience, MBA programs offered by the School, which are
organized together with foreign partners from Sweden (Executive MBA Program), Switzerland (International MBA Program)
and USA (MBA CSB + Master Program). Programs are conducted
partially or fully in English. Thanks to the close cooperation with
business, MBA programs are focused on practice, development
of managerial skills and ability to work as part of a group, which
allows students to exchange their experience and make new
professional contacts.
Dynamic development and successes achieved, place the MBA
programs of CSB CUE high in Polish rankings. As it is apparent
from the rating, prepared by the Association of Managerial
Education FORUM over the last two editions both, the Executive MBA and the International MBA Programs were found to be
within the professional plus class of the best MBA programs.
Moreover both Programs have made it to the top 10 of the Perspektywy 2012 and 2013 MBA league table and they are the best
in southern Poland. Also its renown on the international stage
grows.
Cracow School of Business CUE is a member of EFMD – European Foundation for Management Development – an organization
granting accreditation, among others, EQUIS and EPAS. In addition, the School is related to EMBS – European Management of
Business Sciences Consortium; NIBES – Network of International
Business Economic & School; ESSAM program – European Summer School for Advanced Management, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University (Denmark).
The number of students and growing interest in the educational
offer is the proof of professionalism, as well as a strong brand
Cracow School of Business CUE enjoys among institutions organizing postgraduate studies.
Learn more at:
www.ksb.uek.krakow.pl
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University of Warmia and Mazury
in Olsztyn (UWM)
www.uwm.edu.pl
UWM is the largest academic institution in North- Eastern Poland. The mission of UWM is to carry out diverse activities with
the aim of educating highly qualified graduates and scientific
staff, to carry out scientific research responding to the needs
of the region’s economy and to enrich the national culture.
UWM constantly develops and updates research programmes
and curricula content, increasing the level of internationalization and the interdisciplinary character of all scientific disciplines and fields. UWM is the first university in Poland implementing the Green University idea.
Research in the UWM are concentrated in 49 scientific research problems and fit
into the theme of the National Research Programme.
UWM in Olsztyn has a great innovative potential: in 2013 - 25 patents and utility
models were obtained.
One of the last greatest scientific achievements of UWM was the attainment of
the accreditation of the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary
Education (EAEVE) that the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine received as the only
veterinary department in Poland.
The Faculty of Geodesy and Land Management is one of the few in Poland that
is dealing with the issues from the ESA area of interests. On September 13, 2012
Poland signed an agreement on joining this organization, thanks to which it will
gain access to the satellites and the modern satellite technologies.
The Faculty of Medical Sciences was awarded for three inventions from the field
of medicine during the 62 World Exhibition BRUSSELS INNOVA 2013: Interactive fusion system of multiple 3D data as a surgical preoperative strategy and
educational tool, Conopy Indirect Calorimetry System, Measuring instrument
for determination of reaction force moment and monitoring the results of foot
drop treatment.
• 2 science-technological parks,
• 11 research centers:
Center For Renewable Energy Research
Center For Dairy Research And Development
Center Of Natural And Traditional Food Research
Center For Nutri-bio-chemical Research
Center For Innovative Diagnostic And Therapeutic Techniques
Center for Eastern Europe Studies
Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer
Centre for Cultural and Natural Heritage
Centre for Social Research
Interdisciplinary Center PROBALTICUM
Center for Advanced Technologies RIMAMI.
Center for Innovations and Technology Transfer (CIiTT) is an interdisciplinary
unit of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn. Centre aims at promoting innovative growth of Warmia and Mazury Region by increasing numbers
of successful technology implementations. CIITT runs on–line technologies and
services database with over 200 offers and o –line experts database with over
300 experts.
„SMART SPECIALISATION” – UNIVERSITY AS AN OPPORTUNITY
FOR THE REGION
The notion of “smart specialisation” assumes that individual regions should
concentrate on developing innovations in those fields, which match their predispositions. It is about supporting grass-roots processes initiated by the entrepreneurs.
At present, in the Warminsko-Mazurskie province a number of fields are perceived as promising, including: furniture industry, high quality farming and
broadly-understood water technologies, as well as medicine associated with
the care of the elderly, recuperation and rehabilitation.
„GREEN UNIVERSITY” IDEA
In Poland, this is the first approach towards the future of the University realized
on such a large-scale.
The original concept of the Rector includes the following actions:
• building new university buildings in harmony with the surroundings,
• energy-efficient, environmentally friendly technologies,
• concept of commuting “by bicycle to campus”,
• research and education in the field of alternative renewable energy resources, ecological transport, constructing machines that produce clean
energy,
• the maximum use of the scientific potential and development in accordance with the requirements of the protection of the natural environment
and in the harmony with the development of the region,
• using energy from renewable sources by the University,
• using local energy sources in the UWM research stations /using biomass/.
Research in numbers:
•
621 scientific papers from the JCR list were published in 2013,
• 193 research projects are currently running,
• 5 research and didactic stations.
Science-Business Cooperation in numbers:
• 7 regional business clusters,
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International cooperation
University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn is a member of “Science Without
Borders” Programme, and 6 international universities networks: EUA-European
University Association, BSRUN - Baltic Sea Region University Network, EAIE - European Association for International Education, CIRCEOS -The Interuniversity
Centre for Research and Cooperation of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe,
GUNI - Global University Network for Innovation , VUA - Visegrad University Association. UWM signed bilateral agreements and letters of intent with 72 institutions from 25 countries.
Our university takes part in Erasmus+ Programme and has signed about 180 bilateral agreements with universities from all over the Europe to provide greater
opportunities of mobility among students and teaching staff.
Our education offer in 2014/2015 in English: Medicine, Veterinary medicine, International relations (majoring in global and regional perspective), Law (majoring in European law), Environment protection (majoring in process engineering,
majoring in biotechnology and environment protection - Second-cycle studies ), Administration (majoring in criminology and related sciences in criminal
proceedings - Second-cycle studies), Geodesy and cartography (majoring in
geodesy and satellite and geodesy navigation, majoring in geoinformatics Second-cycle studies), Land management (majoring in modern real estate
management - Second-cycle studies), Political science (majoring in international political and economic relations - Second-cycle studies), Renewable energy
sources - Second-cycle studies, Biology (medical biology - First-cycle studies).
The Cardinal August Hlond
University of Education in Myslowice
was founded in November 1995.
It provides studies majoring
in pedagogy as well as postgraduate
studies and courses.
The Cardinal August Hlond University of
Education in Myslowice conducts a wide scope
of science-research activities. It organizes many
scientific domestic and international conferences
and closely cooperates with local municipalities.
The university monitors social problems and affairs
within the local community. It is an institution that
prepares scientific reports in this region, which
are the subjects of analysis for bodies dealing
with social policy and social work. The University
confers the Upper Silesian Scientific Laurel
“Sapere Aude” on outstanding personalities
from Silesia, Poland, Europe and the World,
bringing permanent and universal humanistic
values into national and European culture.
Additionally, the university hosts the GENIUS
Children Academy as well as the University of the
Third Age for the senior communities in the towns
Mysłowice, Lędziny and Bieruń and their environs.
The Cardinal August Hlond University of
Education in Myslowice actively participates
in international academic relations by
participating in student and scientific-teaching
staff exchange programs, applying the European
Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)
and by supporting the organization of internships
and scientific research.
The university takes part in the following projects:
GRUNDTVIG activeICT (Active Citizenship through
Information and Communication Technologies at
all Ages), Comenius, ERASMUS and Leonardo da
Vinci.
The university also participates in periodical
international conferences, such as: ICELW, an
international conference focused on e-learning in
the workplace, and the Conference on Elderly and
New Technologies in Castelló de la Plana, Spain.
The teaching staff of the Cardinal August Hlond
University of Education in Myslowice are members
of international associations, such as: CLADEA,
SEA (Academic E-Learning Association), ILEA
(International E-Learning Association), EUROCALL
(European Association for Computer-Assisted
Language Learning), EAS (European Association
for Security), CCN (The Consumer Citizenship
Network), EDEN (European Distance Education
Network) and NAP (Network of Academics and
Professionals).
The university is a member of the European
Transnational Network of Educational Institutions
which train directors of social assistance institutions
operating under the aegis of the EURODIR
European Association. Furthermore, it possess the
“Reliable School” certificate.
The school has its own publishing house which
publishes consistent scientific studies including
editorial and authorial works as well as scripts. The
Publishing House of the Cardinal August Hlond
University of Education in Myslowice has also its
own series of publications, for example ”Teacher
and School” (ISSN 1426-9899, currently with 4.0
points on the MNiSW scale).
The choir “Tota Anima Cantate” makes its home
at the university. Their musical artistic projects
have gained serious interest and have performed
many times in Poland and abroad, including on
TV broadcasts. Large vocal-instrumental pieces
having been performed by the choir include: a
pre-rendering of the composition “Everything
has its time” from the Book of Ecclesiastes as
interpreted by Czesław Miłosz (2002) and the
Silesian Philharmonic, and the same concerto by
the Cracow Philharmonic under the patronage
of Cardinal Franciszek Macharski, the oratorio
”Omnia Nuda Et Aperta” from the poem Roman
Triptych: Meditations (2005) by John Paul II, the
musical-ballet spectacle ”DESIDERATA” (2005),
and ”Stabat Mater” by B. Pergolesi (2009).
Janina Ochojska
Laureate of Sapere Aude Award 2013
Górnośląska Wyższa Szkoła Pedagogiczna imienia Kardynała Augusta Hlonda
41-400 Mysłowice, ul. Powstańców 19
www.wsew.edu.pl
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UNIVERSITY OF BIALYSTOK
Faculty of Law
Mickiewicza 1, 15-213 Białystok, POLAND
phone: +48 85 732 70 62, fax: +48 85 740 60 89
e-mail: [email protected], www.prawo.uwb.edu.pl
The Faculty of Law at the University of
Białystok within 20 years of its existence
managed to catch up with the best universities in Poland. The degree programmes in
law conducted at the Faculty were awarded an outstanding assessment from the
State Accreditation Committee and the
certificate of the best degree programmes
in Poland issued by the Ministry of Science
and Higher Education in 2012. In 2013 The
Faculty of Law in Białystok was ranked
number 1 among all the law faculties in Poland in the parametric assessment of scientific units. The assessment was performed
by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and reflects the measure of scientific
successes of the school.
The Faculty provides degree programmes
in law, administration, European studies and
national security. In addition we are launching two new programmes in 2014/2015.
Criminology is a first degree programme addressed to students who are interested in
problems of contemporary dangers and instruments to combat them, especially in the
field of organized crime, economic crime,
systemic crimes, terrorism etc. The European
Studies master degree programme is offered in English and/or Russian as an opportunity for foreign students interested in
economy and politics of the EU and Central
and Eastern Europe. It is also a possibility for
Polish students to obtain a diploma in foreign language.
The mission and the strategy of the Faculty comprise: internationalization of the
Faculty and the scientific cooperation with
foreign research units. As a result, over
70 agreements are implemented with foreign universities and institutions from Europe and other parts of the world including United States, Japan or Russia. The
Faculty offers 70 courses taught in foreign
languages and has been a popular place
for international students who come to
study here under variety of exchange programs and participate in the master and
doctoral studies.
There are several schools of foreign laws operating at the Faculty i.e. the Summer School
of Comparative US-EU Law (accredited by
the American Bar Association), the School of
Russian and European Law, the School of
German Law, the School of French Law, and
the British Law Centre. School of Japanese
law is in the nearest future plans of the Faculty.
The Bialystok Legal English Centre (BLEC)
has been operating at the Faculty since
2012. On 21 June 2013 one of the projects
that the BLEC implemented - the textbook
for Legal English “Legal English – niezbędnik
przyszłego prawnika” received the European
Language Label 2013 award, which is granted for the most innovative language learning projects in each EU country every year.
The students of the Faculty of Law can learn
the law through practice in the Students’
Legal Clinic and the Centre of Judicial Internships. In the Clinic they have to face real legal
problems and under the supervision of tutors prepare legal opinions and give legal advice to the inhabitants of the region who are
of limited means. They can gain first professional experience in working with clients. In
the Centre of Judicial Internships students
prepare simulations of trials, play the roles of
judges, parties’ representatives, apprentices,
defendants, claimants, eye and expert witnesses. The simulations are held in a specially
arranged hall which resembles the court
room. So far over 30 judicial simulations have
been held at the Faculty, which makes the
Faculty the only faculty in Poland which regularly carries out simulations according to the
specially designed curriculum.
The Faculty of Law at the University of
Białystok is located in the heart of a wonderful, student-friendly city, across the street
from a historical Branicki Palace and in the
surroundings of many parks. Bialystok, with
several higher education institutions is an
academic centre of the north-eastern part
of Poland and a unique window of the European Union to the East.
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Polish Naval Academy in Gdynia
The history of the Naval Academy is inseparably connected with the
return of Poland to the Baltic coast and establishing the Polish Navy.
Since 1946 it has carried out its mission in Gdynia. Up to now several thousand students have graduated from the academy, people truly
dedicated to the sea, who treat their work not only as occupation but as
the calling to face challenges posed by the sea element.
Programs of study for military students are focused on educating
officers whose duties involve full commitment and dedication to service. Therefore our fundamental mission is to educate for the military
profession and build up characters. We do this to secure and protect
our national maritime achievements and interests.
Civilian courses, run for many years along with military courses,
constitute a perfect supplement of the educational offer. The Naval
Academy of today, as a modern civilian-military seat of learning, which
has a clearly defined educational profile, well known on the educational
market, is open not only to young people from Poland but from neighboring countries as well. We create a new quality which is a direct response to our membership in the European Union and NATO.
The Naval Academy has its own, modern and very well equipped didactic facilities, excellent staff who constantly increase their qualifications,
and our students attend several maritime-oriented practical training
courses.
The school is composed of four faculties: Faculty of Navigation and Naval Weapons, Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Faculty
of Command and Naval Operations and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The Naval Academy is a research and development center for the Polish Navy and other organizations linked to the defense and national
security. The research problems are selected so as to shape scientific
specialties of the academy in connection with plans for development of
the Polish Navy as well as with the process of technical modernization
of ships, weapons systems and equipment.
The academy is friendly and open to all, especially to those who are not
afraid of challenges. Studies at Naval Academy offer not only a good
job-focused education but they are also a true school of life.
Polish Naval Academy
ul. Inz. Jana Smidowicza 69
81-103 GDYNIA, Poland
Phone:
Fax:
+48 58 6262520
+48 58 6262821
+48 58 6203091
E-mail: [email protected]
[email protected]
www.amw.gdynia.pl
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Faculty of Ocean Engineering
and Ship Technology
realizes study in the following fields:
OCEAN ENGINEERING
3,5-year intramural study and 4-year extramural study at the
BEng level in marine specializations:
• Shipbuilding and Ocean Engineering (Ships & Jachts)
• Machinery, Power Plants & Deck Equipment of Ships & Ocean
Engineering Objects
• Engineering of Natural Resources
3,5-year intramural study at BEng level in specialization:
• Management & Marketing in Maritime Economy
1,5-year (or 2-year) intramural study and 2-year extramural
study at MEng level in specializations:
• Designing of Special Ships and Ocean Engineering Equipment
• Exploration of Seas & Ocean Resources
• Subsea Technology
• Ship Technology and Offshore Engineering (in English) – NEW!!!
• Marine Engineering and Offshore Energy (in English) – NEW!!!
POWER ENGINEERING
3,5-year intramural interdisciplinary study at BEng level in
specializations:
• Automation of Power Systems
• Turbo-machinery
1.5-year intramural study at MEng level in specializations:
• Advanced Power Engineering Systems
• Operation of Power Engineering Systems
• Propulsion Turbines in Land, Ocean and Air Transport
TRANSPORT
3.5-year intramural study at BEng level in specializations:
• Means of Water Transport
• Water Transport Integrated Systems
GEODESIC TECHNOLOGIES IN ENGINEERING – NEW!!!
1,5-year intramural interdisciplinary study at MEng in
specializations:
• Measuring technologies in Ocean Engineering,
• Maritime SIP and remote sensing.
INFORMATION:
Phone: +48 58 348-67-08, +48 58 347-15-67
E-mail: [email protected][email protected]
www.oce.pg.gda.pl
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WSEI DO R MITO RY
HEADQUARTERS OF WSEI IN LUBLIN
WSEI DIDACTICAL OFFER
FACULTY OF PEDAGOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY
„Psychology „Pedagogy „Nursery „Public Health
„Social work
FACULTY OF ECONOMICS AND LOGISTICS
„Economics „Management „Logistics
FACULTY OF ADMINISTRATION
„Administration „Internal Security „International Relations
FACULTY OF TRANSPORT AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
„Transport „Computer Science
„Mechanics and mechanical engineering
In 2012 WSEI
University puts main emphasis
on practical use of research results
and new technological solutions by entrepreneurs. This can be
achieved thanks to possessing modern laboratories, equipped with
an unique test instrumentation dedicated to research projects
implementation and generating innovative solutions for industry
and economy. Thanks to effective use of European Union funds,
University created Centre for Computer Science and Transport
Security (11 laboratories). Currently modern Innovative Centre
for Diagnosis, Research and Analysis in WSEI (3 laboratories)
is under creation.
launched Centre for
Economics Expertise,
which main aim is to transfer and commercialize experience,
academic knowledge and research results into business. WSEI
possess own, strong academic staff, capable of running advanced
research in fields which University educated in.
University
+48 81 749 17 70 [email protected]
ul. Projektowa 4, 20-209 Lublin, Poland
University
of Economics and Innovation
in Lublin
From 2014 WSEI possesses modern dormitory for its students.
The dormitory offers 94 flats with 218 rooms, where around
300 people can live. The dormitory is located in very attractive
localization, near the city centre, which assures good links with
every part of the city. Students have to their disposal: underground
car park, areas dedicated to learning as well as spending leisure
time, reading room, laundry room, cafeteria.
WSEI DORMITORY
UNIVERSITY WIDELY APPRECIATED IN POLAND
„ In the ranking of “Rzeczpospolita” and “Perspektywy” from
9th May 2013, WSEI was given maximum score in Poland
in category “Innovativeness” as well as got high score
in category “scientific power”
„ In the ranking of “Rzeczpospolita” and “Perspektywy”
from 9th May 2013, WSEI was given maximum score (100)
in category “studying conditions” for own didactical base
„ On 21st June 2013 Academic Information Centre from PoznaĔ
awarded WSEI in competition “Most innovative and creative
university in Poland” for creating professional perspectives
„ WSEI is the only University from Eastern Poland, that was
placed in the ranking of best 17 Polish Business Universities,
made by “Home&Market” in 2013
University of Economics and Innovation responsibly makes use
of opportunities, that nobody was able to use before, that is why
we propose to students, unconventional solutions in prestigious
place of education.
University of Economics and Innovation (WSEI) in Lublin was established
by „OIC Poland” Foundation on the strengths of the permission of Minister
of Education from 24th October 2000. WSEI is a private higher education
institution, registered in the register of non-state universities and led
by the Minister of Science and Higher Education under the number 196.
The Facoulty of Economic Sciences and Management is one of the largest and best equipped
at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun. There ale almost 4.500 students. It was established in 1968. It is one of the youngest facoulties at the Nicolaus Copernicus University. Our facoulty
offers three levels of teaching programmes: bachelor, master, and doctoral as well as postgraduate
studies and MBA courses. Executive Master of Business Administration studies, acredited by North
Central Associacion of Collages and the Associacion Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. The
program runs by Nicolaus Copernicus University together with the Dominican University in Chicago.
The Facoulty of Economic Sciences and Management is very internationally oriented.
The broad scope of our research activities and educational international programmes enables us to
attract students and teachers from all over Europe and USA. Every year more than 150 our students
go abroad to participate in exchange programmes around the world at one of our almost 50 partner
universities. We hospitated more than 170 foreign students and 80 researches from very many universities and business schools. Our Facoulty offers also a common programme in english for the double
degree with the University of Angers in France. The Polish-American Center for Leadership and Social
Corporate Responsibility and just opening The International Center for Economic Research of Central
and Eastern Europe are very active and important units of the facoulty. Since 2009 we are applying
for the AACSB international acreditation. The Facoulty was awarded by the Eduniversal International
Scientific Committee in Paris with “Three Palms” in 2009 and 2010, as one of the 1.000 best business schools from all over the world. Our courses in business English are certificated by London
Chamber of Commerce.
1. Executive MBA Program is offered at Nicolaus Copernicus University in collaboration with Dominican University (Chicago) since 2000. Our program is distinguished
by a curriculum that balances theory and practice. It is grounded in solid academic theory
and research; it also provides students with practical skills and up-to-date knowledge. Within our MBA - International Business program students will graduate with a firm grounding in
the staples of business education - finance, strategy, operations management, marketing,
etc. - but will also learn how to work in teams, how to motivate others, and how to see the
‘big picture’ when solving problems. During classes students solve problems as a team to
learn to reach goals by becoming interdependent, just as they would in a diversified corporate setting. MBA graduates should know how to learn, because lifelong learning is the key
to success for practising managers and executives. The Program intends to equip students
with the ability to embrace change, accept ambiguity, and lead others with the vision and
confidence gained from continuous learning.
Alumni receives diploma of both universities. Dominican University is accredited by the
North Central Association. The Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
accredits the Master of Business Administration degree.
2. Centre for Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility was set up in 2009
by the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management, Nicolaus Copernicus University in
Toruń and the Brennan School of Business, Dominican University in Chicago. Lech Wałęsa,
former Polish president, accepted honorary patronage over the Centre. Main aims of the
Centre are:
- conducting and coordinating scientific research on corporate social responsibility in the
areas of internal relations, relations between the enterprise and the natural environment,
relations with the external surroundings;
- disseminating values of realizing the principles of responsible business through the promotion of good practices of enterprises, scientific achievements concerning the attitudes
of leaders and enterprises in the domain of social responsibility, didactic achievements
of higher education establishments in the field of teaching ethics and corporate social
responsibility.
In 2015 WNEiZ organizes the international congress of the SPACE association, which gathers business and language schools from all the states of the European Union and USA.
3. inLAB - innovative laboratory of cooperation between science and business” is a
new body of Nicolaus Copernicus University. It is a part of the project, co-funded by the
European Union under European Social Fund, which leader is Polish Economic Society
in Bydgoszcz and the partners are Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, University of
Economy in Bydgoszcz and Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Finland. The major
aim of the project is to implement in Poland the Finnish model of expanding sources of
innovative solutions from university to the business environment. In order to engage in R&D
the staff with the best competencies, there will be used “The Questionnaire analysing the
potential of academic staff and students for implementing R&D”, which measures such
aspects as: teamwork skills, attitude towards innovativeness, readiness to take up R&D or
ability to find new solutions.
Since 2004 the department has been a part of the international educational research program orga-
4. Since 2013 the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management (WNEiZ) has been a
member of the International Controllers Association (ICV).
Starting from the academic year of 2014/2015 WNEiZ will be running management master
degree course in cooperation with the Angers University (France), specialization: tourism and sport
management.
nized and financed by the Spanish bank group SANTANDER.
The facoulty of Economic Sciences and Management developes links with business and international organisations. We cooperate with global business - Nestle, Sharp, PricewaterhouseCoopers,
Ernst & Young and many Polish, stock exchange companies. Local Committee AIESEC Torun offers
many international interships, seminars and conferences. The facoulty is an active member of SPACE
(there are almost 200 members - business and language schools from Europe and USA).
5. Retail payments and electronic banking research project. Our partners, among others,
are: Master-Card, Visa Europe.
The consortium has the form of a cluster (in accordance with the signed agreement): The
Community for the Development of Innovative Methods of Payment
The leader is: Foundation of Advanced Computer Studies (FACS)
Additional information obtained from the Polish Press Agency (PAP):
The Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP) has assigned a subsidy amounting to 21 million PLN to the consortium of 12 entities representing the payment services
industry under the patronage of the Foundation of Advanced Computer Studies. The funds
are destined for a project of developing a uniformed system for authorizations and settling
non-cash payments in the so-called mobile terminals (m-POS).
The consortium realizing the project includes the following: FACS, mPay SA, Politechnika
Warszawska, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu, Fundacja Rozwoju Obrotu
Bezgotówkowego, Polasik Research, Dotpay SA, Fastino Sp. zo.o., SC2Labs Sp. z o.o.,
Techweb Software Sp. z o.o., Polidea Sp. z o.o.,CFO Dawid Nestoruk, Arteria SA, Rebel
Coffee Sp. z o.o., Royal Sub Sp. zo.o., and Siódemka SA.
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Nicolaus Copernicus University
Collegium Medicum
in Bydgoszcz
Faculty of Medicine:
biomedical engineering
biotechnology
medicine (also in English)
ocular optics with elements of optometry
Faculty of Pharmacy:
cosmetology
medical analytics
pharmacy
Faculty of Health Sciences:
audiophonology
dietetics
electroradiology
emergency medicine
midwifery
nursing (also in English)
physiotherapy (also in English)
public health
Throughout their education in Collegium Medicum,
students have a chance to become familiar
with different medical disciplines, modern
technologies and latest medical equipment.
It allows them to choose their future specialization
based on knowledge gained along with clinical
experience. Every academic year Collegium
Medicum organizes national and international
scientific conferences, where professionals
as well as students may present their
achievements and share knowledge with peers.
Our university environment is becoming more
and more multicultural every year while
friendly atmosphere helps our international
students to feel here at home. They are
welcome to join students’ associations and
sports activities as well as take part in events
organized by the university.
For more information about our Programs
in English visit
www.cm.umk.pl/english
contact us at
[email protected]
or call
48-52/585-3890
Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu
Collegium Medicum im. Ludwika Rydygiera
w Bydgoszczy
ul. Jagiellońska 13-15
85-067 Bydgoszcz
Poland
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20th
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YOUR PASSPORT TO THE WORLD!
The Pomeranian
Medical University
in Szczecin
The Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin (PUM) is the best university in the West Pomeranian Region. Running 12 directions, it teaches more than five thousands students. Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of
Medicine and Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Biotechnology and Laboratory Medicine and Faculty of Health Sciences.
The Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin runs the following
study programs: master degree, the first cycle degree program (bachelor degree) and second cycle degree program (master degree) – both
as full time and part time courses, doctoral and post graduate. There
are programs carried out in English for English speaking students in
the medical and medical-dental departments. In the academic year of
2013/2014 the Asklepios Program has been started. It is aimed at the
citizens of Germany. The Pomeranian Medical University also manages
two clinical hospitals.
30
70-204 Szczecin
ul. Rybacka 1
phone: +48 91 48 00 700, +48 91 48 00 800
fax: 91 48 00 705
www.pum.edu.pl
The most world’s famous scientist who works for PUM is prof. dr hab.
Jan Lubiński - a geneticist, the head of the Genetics and Patho-morphology research institute, the winner of the “Man of the 25-years of
Freedom” plebiscite organized by Gazeta Wyborcza in Szczecin.
In 2012, in cooperation with the Institute of National Remembrance,
PUM has created the Polish Genetic Database of Totalitarianism Victims.
The goal of this database is to identify the victims of crimes committed
by totalitarian systems.
The University exercises scientific relations with reputable foreign centers in USA, Germany, Italy, Sweden and other countries.
Wroclaw Medical University is the biggest
medical university in Lower Silesia
ment capabilities for the first year are limited to 150 people:
106 at the Faculty of Medicine and 30 at the Faculty of Dentistry. Citizens of Sweden, Norway, Germany, the USA, Saudi
Arabia and Canada are the most common English-speaking
students.
Students have two student houses at their disposal (”Bliźniak” and ”Jubilatka”), which can accommodate up to
926 people.
There are 127 active student societies at the University,
which assemble students from the Faculty of Medicine,
Dentistry, Pharmacy and Health Science.
Since the 1998/1999 academic year Wroclaw Medical
University has participated in Erasmus exchange programmes. This is currently operated within the framework of the ”Learning throughout life” programme. The
University is one of Polish leaders in international exchange programmes and has received the Erasmus Charter.
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The University consists of five faculties:
• Faculty of Medicine,
• Faculty of Dentistry,
• Faculty of Postgraduate Medical Training,
• Faculty of Pharmacy with Medical Analytics Division,
• Faculty of Health Science,
providing higher education in ten majors: medicine,
dentistry, pharmacy, medical analytics, nursing, obstetrics, physiotherapy, public health, emergency medical services, nutrition (both as full-time and part-time studies). In the 2013/2014 academic year the University had 5349 students.
The University also provides classes in English (majors in
medicine and dentistry) which are operated by the English Division Team. In the 2013/2014 academic year there
are 534 students who participat in the classes conducted
in English – 446 at the Faculty of Medicine and 88 at the
Faculty of Dentistry. In the academic year 2014/2015 recruit-
Wroclaw Medical University
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T
he Tele & Radio Research Institute continues the scientific traditions of two institutes
of long history, leading in the field of electronics and power engineering: the Radio
Research Institute – the first in the country scientific-research centre with electronic
profile, established in 1929 by eminent Polish radio-electronic engineer, professor Janusz
Groszkowski and the Industrial Institute of Electronics – established in 1956 by Prof. Wiesław
Barwicz from the Central Laboratory for Electronics.
The basic objective of the Institute is to create new solutions in
The research projects followed by the ITR are inscribed in the
the field of electronics and to transform them in to innovations
objectives set by the European Union and the strategic areas
for partners interested in manufacturing modern and competitive
specified by the National Framework Programme. The Institute’s
products. More than 70% of Institute annual turnover is acquired
R&D strategy is concentrated on:
directly from the commercialisation of the research results. The
object of Institute activities consists of carrying out scientific
research and development work as well as adapting their results
to practical applications. The research work is carried out in
specialized centres, subordinated to priority directions of Institute
activities in the field of:
} advanced electronic materials and technologies,
} ICT systems and hardware applications,
} systems for technological processes automation,
} thermo-chemical processes,
} vacuum technology.
Tele & Radio Research Institute
PL 03-450 Warsaw
ul. Ratuszowa 11
tel. +48 22 619 22 41
fax +48 22 619 29 47
www.itr.org.pl
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} carrying out the key projects in the domestic and European
innovation
} system through comprehensive, multidisciplinary research and
development works,
} creating new solutions in the field of electronics and
converting them into innovations for business entities,
} putting into life research projects and research and
development projects of technological and IT nature playing
a key role in satisfying the needs of the modern economy.
Textile Research Institute – creator of innovative technologies
and functional textiles for various branches of economy
Today IW continues to
search for new areas of research, working with many
national and international
research centers and universities, participating in interdisciplinary research programs
thus creating the new face of the
textile industry by developing:
•
•
•
Textile Research Institute in Lodz is the
oldest research & development centre of
the textile industry in Poland. In its long
69- year - activity the Institute has always
played a significant role in the development of new textile technologies and has
cooperated in this field with industrial
partners.
high-tech innovative materials of special properties
ties
and for new applications,
ns,
functional textile materirials - added value textiles,
biomaterials.
The chief asset of IW is its research
potential and equipment - 4 Scientific Divisions and 6 Testing Laboratories (5 accredited by Polish Centre
for Accreditation).
Within the scope of testing services
there are: chemical tests, instrumental analysis, testing physico-mechanical and wear properties, testing
electrostatic and surface properties,
testing textile fabric structure, yarn and
fibre identification tests, textile fabric
evaluation. Of vital importance is the
activity allowing to achieve and maintain accreditation of testing laboratories.
These labs provide testing services for
local and foreign clients – R&D centres,
companies and private enterprises representing different branches of industry. With the financial support of the
European Regional Development Fund the
he
Laboratory of Testing Medical Textile Fabrics has been established. This laboratory
offers a comprehensive scope of microbiological testing services of textile fabrics. It is
a unique laboratory in Poland carrying out
tests within evaluation and classification of
textile medical products: surgical gowns,
surgical drapes, disposable and reusable clothing for
surgery theatre staff.
TEXTIL-CERT Certification Unit is a separate body
within IW organizational structure. It holds PCA Certification no. AC 017 and is a notified body (Notification
no. 1435) to 3 EU directives (89/686/EEC, 2009/48/WE,
93/42/EEC).Types of offered certifications: EC Type Examination and Certification of compliance.
IW is the representative of Oeko-Tex Association and
as the only one in Poland carries out Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification procedure.
N
NANOMITEX – no. POIG
01.03.01-00-004/08 carried
out at IW (project leader)
and co-financed by Europ
pean Union
from European
Regional Development
p
Fund
within Operational ProFu
gram
gramme
Innovative Economy
(2007
(2007-2013).
Within the
these projects the following
technologies are offered for comtechnologie
mercialisation:
mercialisat
•
technology of obtaining inorganic
modifiers
• technology of organic UV absorbers. Method of obtaining UV barrier
materials for elements of individual
protection equipment /clothing (apparel, caps)
• technology of obtaining UV barrier
materials for special applications
(e.g. book collection covers, old
prints covers, etc.)
• technology of barrier materials protecting against electromagnetic field
(EMF) for architectural applications
; materials produced by using the
equipment for continuous deposition
of metallic films by magnetron sputtering method
• technology of linear textile fabric having
electrostatic properties - electroconductive thread
• technology of linear textile fabric having
electrostatic properties - electroconductive tape
• technology of antibacterial nonwovens
modified with triclosan microspheres;
applied as filters in air-conditioning systems or as medical/hygienic half-masks
IW is engaged in creating “Economy based on knowledge” by implementing to industrial practice innovative technologies and new generation textiles. This approach is manifested by two R&D projects (so
called key-projects): ENVIROTEX - no. POIG 01.03.01-00-006/08 and
contact:
dr eng. Jadwiga Sójka-Ledakowicz, Associate Prof. – Director
IW – Textile Research Institute, 5/15 Brzezinska Street , 92-103 Lodz, Poland
www.iw.lodz.pl/eng • e-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]
tel. 4842 6163 110 • fax 4842 6792638
Technologies developed at IW gain recognition and are often rewarded
for innovative approach at local and international fairs and invention
exhibitions.
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ROBERT LINBERGH
LEARNING WITHOUT BORDERS:
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND SCIENCE
INTERNATIONAL TRADE SHOWS
A
s a symposium of organizations within
an industry that showcase their latest
goods and services, the trade show continues to serve as forum for enterprises to advertise their products as well as evaluate the
work of their competitors. From its early
beginnings in Medieval Europe in which
guilds would convene upon a continental
trade post to present their artisan crafts and
through its modern transformation during
the Industrial Revolution as an exhibition
of mass produced merchandise for the multitudes, the trade fairs of the 21st century
span the entire globe with companies and
institutions introducing different products
and services that are increasingly designed
for mass usage, outsourced production or
digital consumption. As these contemporary trade shows develop their format and
platform to a worldwide audience, a lucrative opportunity is beginning to present
itself in scientific as well as education &
training expositions for major institutions
such as universities and research institutes
that are continuing to cope with the financially deleterious effects of the global economic recession of 2009. As technological
developments continue into the 21st century, knowledge related trade shows will
also continue to be an important basis for
improving standards of industrial production, securing additional resources for further research and development works, an
even creating markets for new goods and
services.
World of knowledge, world
of trade fairs
Although science as well as education and
training exhibitions are typically amalgamated under the same category by news
organizations and expo-focused websites,
these three types of trade fairs each serve
different purposes and audiences. A training trade show usually incorporates workshops and product presentations that are
focused on matters relating to improving
the mental and/or physical skill set that
both employees and managers have at their
disposal to achieve their enterprise’s goals
and understand critical workplace issues, as
in the case of the International Association
of Chief of Police’s annual education and
training exposition which hosts over 200
program sessions that provide new procedures and products relevant to law enforcement officials. On the other hand, the HR
Leadership Summit which, according to
its organizer, puts the strongest emphasis
on sharing best practices and developing
leadership skills that enhance organization’s ability to impact the local and global
business climate. Everything about practical, technical and specific as well as general
and soft skills - the variety of training trade
shows is indeed remarkable.
Science trade fairs present the most recent
studies and technological advances on various subjects along with goods and services
that aid in observational and experimental
precise analyses. One of the largest science
trade shows belongs to the Japan Analytical
Instruments Manufacturers’ Association,
promoting itself as “Asia’s largest analytical and scientific instruments show”. At the
same time, the Society for Neuroscience an event held in USA (Washington) - deals
with latest research on neuroscience, advancing the understanding of the brain
and nervous system. It has to be mentioned
that some websites along with journalist
categorize on-topic seminars, conferences
and forums as science trade shows. However, this point of view is in the minority as
a trade show, by its very definition, should
be somehow closely related to the commercial sector.
Last but not least, education trade fairs are
commonly associated with shows where
schools, colleges and universities present
their educational offer. The main goal is to
promote an institution and thus to attract
students and business partners (sponsors,
supporters, customers etc.). For example
the China Education Expo gathers national
and foreign educational institutions interested in catching the attention of Chinese
students and entering into relations with
Chinese counterparts. While the aforementioned expo is of a general profile (the institutions that take part in that event provide a
wide range of knowledge), the Access MBA
is a typical specific education trade show
mainly aiming at business people.
It has to be noted that some events are difficult to categorize. The most well-known
educational organizations: the National
Association of Foreign Student Advisers
(NAFSA), European Association for International Education (EAIE), and Asia-Pacific Association for International Education
(APAIE) regularly held events that can be
classified as both science and educational
trade shows. (To find more on this particular subject see “International science and
education fairs 2012/13” - an article published on Expochart.com).
What’s in it for everyone?
Some trade shows are closed off to visitors
as one of the important functions of such
events is to present recent product developments that are of use to and within the price
range of a limited group of people within
a similar or complementary industry, but
science, education and training trade fairs
are frequently opened up to the public. And
generally speaking, for visitors themselves,
public trade shows are of interest because
the products showcased may be goods or
services of day to day use. Even in the case
of visitors who do not consider themselves
trade fair consumers, both hobbyists and
spectators can spend their time at a convention learning more about the different
groups participating, the innovations they
are presenting, and the brand and philosophy by which those presenting design their
goods and services. Especially as these trade
shows expand into an international arena,
formerly miniscule groups of consumers,
hobbyists, and spectators can exponentially
grow into an appreciable market of millions
across the world for firms to advertise their
work to.
For universities and research institutions,
this potential for advertisement allows for
a better chance of matriculating foreign
students as well as hiring post-graduate
research fellows that may be underrepresented ethnically and/or departmentally in
the organization’s region. With an added
visibility to their reputation, universities
and research institutions should also find
it easier to obtain grants from an applicant
pool that is typically oversaturated with requests for funding. In addition to the availability of visitors and customers to amplify
the earnings and popularity of companies
that host trade conventions, firms that
come together for the purpose of innovating industry standards are better situated
to share content and begin collaborative
projects with one another as the trend
one firm paves with its products weaves
together with the trend of products from
another firm, thereby allowing their similar
or compatible goals to function as a basis
for joint ventures. Universities and research
institutions can utilize such co-operative
relations to update their databases with
scientific results from other organizations,
comparatively analyze their own processes
with their partner’s methods, have access
to equipment or patented material for a
reduced or non-existent fee, increase the
organization’s reputation by associating it
with the reputation of highly esteemed associations, as well as corroborate results
with consultants or experts employed with
partnering institutions.
Future means technology...
The possibility for growth in terms of
members and exhibits in science as well
as education and training conventions is
of significant importance for participants
and visitors. Educational, training and science trade shows come about as different
groups within an industry jointly partake in
establishing an exhibition of their latest innovations for potential customers to compare and evaluate. These prospects among
participants, clients, and visitors will only
be magnified as trade shows incorporate
technological advancements in communications and design that drive a competitive
incentive among participating organizations to not just present the best good or
service in the region, but also in the world.
As economies and social networks become
more globalized in the 21st century, trade
shows will be uprooted from local conventions to global platforms. A leading cause of
this geographical shift is due to video conferencing services such as Skype and WebEx which allow organizations to present
their goods or services with reduced set up
costs relative to the threshold trade show
costs associated with shipping merchandise
and personnel to a distant site.
Upcoming technological developments
will also motivate product designers and
engineers within various associations to incorporate internet accessibility throughout
their goods and services in order to create
an interface ecosystem that allows users
to more easily and passively operate their
devices. In shifting toward the “Internet of
Things” model of product development,
competition among producers will become
increasingly globalized as non-technological producers will begin to depend upon
a cheap and international market of hardware manufacturers for their wireless and
networking components. As this model
gains momentum, there are already several
trade shows that cross borders between the
broad IT industry and the education, science or even training sector. For instance,
dedicated to internet-product integration
events such as the Shenzhen International
Internet of Things Expo as well as the Internet of Things North America conference
share the category of IT and education. This
trend will inevitably be increasing.
...and globalization means
no borders
Technology shapes the present but some
things surely won’t be changed. Rather
than undermine the traditional aspects of
trade shows, the technological advances of
the 21st century and beyond only reinforce
the fundamental role of the trade show as
an enduring convergence of innovators and
exhibition of innovations in which various
parties, from multinational partnerships to
local consumers, come together to analyze,
evaluate, and share their works to shape
their industry. This platform for presenting an organization’s goods and services
spans across an array of topics, such as science trade fairs that showcase research and
technological developments in addition to
education and training exhibitions which
serve to present learning offer and improve
the working skills of employees and managers. Alongside industries that benefit as
a whole from exhibitions, individual organizations and visitors find value in attending trade fairs as such events provide
opportunities for professional networking,
comparing products, and learning more
about the directions in which the trade is
expanding. Particularly for universities and
research institutions, trade shows are valuable for the sustainability of their organizations since trade shows attract foreign students and post-graduate researchers, build
a reputation for quality research standards,
encourage fruitful partnerships with other
research groups, and provide a track record
upon which to seek grants.
Looking again toward the future, science,
education and training trade fairs show a
strong promise to not only avoid obsoletion from technological progress, but also
utilize such high-tech developments as
video conferencing, the Internet of Things,
and cloud computing to cross the borders
when it comes to learning. Science and education have always been perceived as universal and thus global. The phenomenon
widely known as “globalization” is controversial to a number of people but its ‘scientific’ and ‘educational’ aspect (international
contacts and global experiences gained by
scientists and educators) is seldom questioned by anyone. No doubt trade shows
and exhibitions create better platforms for
both producers and consumers for years to
come. The same applies to people involved
in science, education and training projects.
Apart from the technological development,
globalization is the most important factor
that will shape the future of trade shows,
particularly those knowledge and learning
related. They are definitely worth attending.

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