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PhD at the University of Silesia as part of T4EU PhD Tracks


The University of Silesia in Katowice is initiating a new path for educating doctoral students as part of the Transform4Europe consortium of European universities. Candidates accepted for projects under T4EU PhD Tracks will be doctoral students at the University of Silesia, but they will carry out some of their tasks at the partner universities of the Transform4Europe consortium, under the supervision of the so-called advisors – researchers from these universities, who will support the doctoral student and the supervisor in the preparation of the doctoral dissertation.

Each doctoral student will have one or more advisors, and therefore – they will spend part of their education at foreign European universities, for example, in Alicante (Spain), Trieste (Italy), Pirmorska (Slovenia) or Kaunas (Lithuania).

The results will be announced by June 17.

Admission ended on 31 May. The University of Silesia launched the following 10 pilot projects:

1. Experimental remediation techniques of the soil and water environment in the area of groundwater pollution sources (Earth and environmental sciences), supervisor: Dominika Dąbrowska, PhD, DSc, Assoc. Prof.
2. The role of spontaneous vegetation in shaping soil micro-food webs and carbon sequestration on mineral extraction areas (biological sciences), supervisor: Gabriela Woźniak, PhD, DSc, Assoc. Prof.
3. Understanding the Role of ABA in Climate Resilience through Alternative Splicing in Barley (biological sciences), supervisor: Agata Daszkowska-Golec, PhD, DSc, Assoc. Prof.
4. Narratives of Transformation (literary studies), supervisor: Paweł Tomczok, PhD, DLitt, Assoc. Prof.
5. Technē and Epistēmē in the 21st Century. The Impact of Digital Technologies on Knowledge Production and Humanistically-Oriented Epistemologies (philosophy), supervisor: Michał Krzykawski, PhD, DLitt, Assoc. Prof.
6. New materials for medical applications (biomedical engineering), supervisor: Grzegorz Dercz, PhD, DSc, Assoc. Prof.
7. Early detection of side spine curvature in children by using thermovision (biomedical engineering), supervisor: Prof. Eng. Armand Cholewka.
8. Procedural generation of artistic patterns (computer science), supervisor: Krzysztof Gdawiec, PhD, DLitt, Assoc. Prof.
9. Protecting vulnerable entities in the time of digital transformation (legal sciences), supervisor: Monika Jagielska, PhD, DLitt, Assoc. Prof.
10. Life with intelligent machines. Robot cultures in hybrid societies (cultural sciences), supervisor: Anna Malinowska, PhD, DLitt, Assoc. Prof.