The best foreign students in Poland
In the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk the final ceremony of INTERSTUDENT 2015, the competition for the best foreign student in Poland, was held. We had learned the names of the winners in BA, MA and PhD categories as well as the winner of the Special Prize – the Most Popular International Student in Poland, selected by an internet ballot.
Cristina Rodríguez Álvarez from Spain (the Gdańsk Technical University) – BA studies, Timothy Mankowski from Canada (the Medical University in Łódź) – MA studies, Assef Salloom from Syria (the Catholic University in Lublin) – PhD studies, Francisco Gubinelli from Italy (the Jagiellonian University), selected by the internet ballot, had been declared winners in the sixth edition of the INTERSTUDENT competition, organised as part of the „Study in Poland” program conducted jointly by the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (CRASP) and the „Perspektywy” Education Foundation
The competition had been launched in the autumn 2015 and the Polish universities had put forward 130 candidates. Among them there were Ukrainians, Belarussians, Indians, candidates from Armenia, China, Egypt, Georgia, Spain, Israel, Canada, Kenya, South Korea, Namibia, Russia, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Syria, and Italy.
All of them had proved to be unusually active – they participate in scientific life, organise charity actions, produce films, organise festivals, help their colleagues to accommodate to life in Poland. Waldemar Siwiński, the President of the „Perspektywy” Education Foundation, stated: – They are fantastic young people who really bring a lot to our academic life.