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Among the nominees in the INTERSTUDENT competition are students from India, Ukraine, Sweden, Ethiopia Morocco, Lithuania, Albania, Ghana, Canada, Malaysia. Turkey, Iran, Kazakhstan and the Netherlands. The winners in this competition for the best international student in Poland will be announced on 27th February.
For the third time, the winner of the Most Popular Foreign Student in Poland will be selected in an open internet vote.
The idea behind the INTERSTUDENT competition organized by the Perspektywy Education Foundation within the framework of the “Study in Poland” program is to select, reward and promote the best international students enrolled in Polish universities – these are fantastic young people who make an important contribution to the Polish academic life – said Waldemar Siwinski, President of Perspektywy Education Foundation.
The INTERSTUDENT competition has been organized under the patronage of Prof. Jan Szmidt, President, Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland. The winners have been evaluated by the Jury that included: Prof. Marek Tukiendorf, Rector of the Opole University of Technology, Prof. Stanislaw Kistryn, Vice Rector, Jagiellonian University, Dr. Bianka Siwinska. Executive Director, Perspektywy Education Foundation, Michal Gajda, President, the National Representation of Doctoral Students and Tomasz Tokarski, President of the Polish Students’ Parliament. The winners were selected in the three categories: Bachelor, Master and Doctoral studies.
The Jury had a very difficult task this year as over 100 students from five continents had been nominated. Among them students from: Ukraine, Canada, Iran, Iraq, India and Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Colombia, Czech Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Georgia, Spain, the Netherlands, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco , Moldova, Norway, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Syria, Turkey, the USA and Vietnam.
“These are all great candidates”, – stressed Prof. Tukiendorf.
There will also be a Special Prize for the Most Popular Foreign Student : it will be given to the one of 20 nominees who wins the online voting contest, which starts on 4th February (link to the voting is available here).
In 2016 in Poland there were more than 57,000 foreign students from 157 countries, representing 4.1% of total number of students in our country.
Results of the contest INTERSTUDENT 2017 will be announced on 27th February during a Gala at the Sukiennice Cracow Hall, held within the framework of the conference "Foreign students in Poland 2017".