On January 29th, during the official gala organized as a part of the “Foreign students in Poland” conference, the Interstudent and Stars of Internationalization prizes were awarded.
Six students were awarded in the eighth edition of the contest for the best foreign student in Poland – Interstudent 2018. In the undergraduate category, the winner was Aigerim Balkhashbayeva from Kazakhstan, student from SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities. In the postgraduate category, the prize was given to Safour Reza from Afghanistan, student of the Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences. Finally, the winner among the PhD students was Włodzimierz Lewoniewski from Belarus, currently studying at Poznan University of Economics and Business.
The Jury has also awarded special prizes. One of the laureates was Snehalbhai Patel from India – student of the Silesian University of Technology. He was awarded for promoting Poland in international technological contests.
Candidates for the competition were recommended by their professors, tutors, international cooperation offices, as well as their colleagues. Winners of the contest are excellent ambassadors of their universities and our country.
During the gala, Star of Internationalization prizes were also awarded. The main idea behind this contest was to promote individuals who present outstanding achievements in terms of internationalization of Polish higher education institutions. The prizes are awarded jointly by Polish institutions and organizations involved in supporting the internationalization of Polish universities.
In the Star of Research category, the prize went to Dominik Antonowicz, PhD, from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. In the Star of Management, jury awarded Magdalena Popowska, PhD, from Gdańsk University of Technology. Award for the Star of Education was given to Monika Kopytowska, PhD, from University of Lodz, while in the Star of Marketing category, the award was given to Ewa Kiszka from Medical University of Gdańsk. The Rising Star prize was awarded to Emilia Wojtczak from Poznan University of Technology. Jury has also granted a special award for the entirety of achievements in the field of internationalization. The Outstanding Star of this year’s edition was Professor Jan Krysiński, PhD, from Lodz University of Technology.