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COLLEGES

SGMK is more than just a place of learning, it’s foremost a community. A community that interdisciplinarily binds five cities : Warsaw, Lublin, Olsztyn, Kraków, and Toruń. Each of these cities offers a unique academic experience, thanks to the specializations of our colleges, spanning from astronomy and medicine to economics, philosophy, theology, and law.

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College of Economic Sciences and Management - Warsaw

College of Philosophy and Theology - Kraków

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College of Legal Sciences -Lublin

College of medical science -Olsztyn

College of Natural Science and Astronom - Toruń

Budynek SGMK w Warszawie

College of Economic Sciences and Management in Warsaw

At the College of Economic Sciences and Management in Warsaw, we offer training in the discipline of economics and finance. Our programs are developed in collaboration with the National Bank of Poland, which provides our institution with continuous mentoring and substantive support. This partnership ensures that SGMK gains access to the latest research, the most credible data, and lectures by world-renowned faculty, including those from Cambridge, Princeton, Oxford, Harvard, and NASA. Such exposure gives our doctoral candidates and students a distinct advantage.

Our College’s primary objective is to equip our graduates with the skills required for independent and credible scientific research, as well as to foster and facilitate the freedom of academic debate. Our educational program not only nurtures unique competencies but also reinforces positive character traits, preparing our doctoral candidates for proactive participation in both their professional and social lives.

We invite you to join our elite community, embodying the quintessence of the academic spirit, innovation, and international collaboration in the realm of economic sciences.

Economics and Finance – Information for Candidates and Students

Training in the field of economics and finance at the SGMK Doctoral College lasts for 6 semesters. The curriculum includes both a structured study program and the execution of an Individual Research Plan, culminating in the achievement of Level 8 qualifications as outlined by the Polish Qualifications Framework. The doctoral studies are tuition-free and are conducted in a hybrid mode.

Economics and Finance – Abbreviated Curriculum

Methodology and techniques of research in economics, finance, and management; Preparing scientific publications; Contribution of Copernicus and Polish economists to the development of social sciences; Microeconomics; Philosophy of science, ethics, and the freedom of scientific debate within Christian values; Scientific seminar; Macroeconomics; Corporate finance; Economics of socio-economic solidarity and Christian social teaching in economic and civilizational development; Institutions, tools, and products of the financial market; Econometrics; Statistics; Public sector economics; Risk management and modeling; Doctoral seminar; Individual Research Plan; Compulsory subjects common for students across all colleges.

Economics and Finance – Annual Student Performance Evaluation

The student performance assessment period spans the academic year. For the evaluation of the annual training phase, doctoral candidates are required to submit all necessary documents to the Dean of the College by a stipulated deadline. To successfully complete the academic year, students must fulfill all criteria outlined in the study program.

At SGMK, the advisor presents an annual report on the doctoral candidate to the Dean, recommending or not recommending advancement to the following year/semester. Based on the assessment report, the Dean decides on the continuation of studies.

Evaluation Criteria:

Successful completion of courses according to the study program;

Progress in the execution of the Individual Research Plan;

Achievement of objectives identified as “milestones” in the doctoral thesis;

Scientific publications;

Participation in scientific conferences;

Research trips or internships;

Attendance at trainings, workshops, courses, seminars, summer schools;

Other criteria (defined individually within the College).

Budynek SGMK w Krakowie

College of Philosophy and Theology in Kraków

General Information

The College of Philosophy and Theology provides education within the framework of the Doctoral School, which is an integral part of the SGMK NICOLAUS COPERNICUS SUPERIOR SCHOOL, in the following disciplines:

  • Philosophy
  • Theological Sciences

The doctoral curriculum we propose embodies a commitment to content diversity, methodological variety, and above all, interdisciplinarity, underscored by a personalized approach to academic mentorship. Our dedication to students in theology and philosophy extends beyond disciplinary boundaries, fostering close collaboration with sciences and embracing international perspectives. We prioritize enhancing research competencies and skills to facilitate active participation in cross-disciplinary dialogues and effective teamwork. This approach reflects our institution’s ethos of openness, as theology and philosophy engage with scientific insights and knowledge, enriching scholarly discourse. Our collaboration with the finest theological and philosophical faculties across Europe offers students the opportunity to pursue canonical recognition (within the Roman Catholic Church). Our program equips students with the tools to navigate and engage with the ethical challenges posed by these advancements in our modern world. Inspired by luminaries such as Nicolaus Copernicus, we address contemporary, complex questions surrounding topics like technology, AI, and transhumanism, fostering critical inquiry into their ethical dimensions. Our initiative to collaborate with scholars, particularly those from abroad, seeks to reignite the vibrant exchange of ideas reminiscent of medieval Europe, guided by a theological understanding that urges humans as imago Dei to explore the principles underlying Creation, resonating with our commitment to interdisciplinary exploration.

This commitment to understanding the divine plan was deeply embedded in the essence of university studies for a long time. Despite advancements in science and shifts in broader cultural paradigms, contemporary humans still face myriad questions without satisfying answers. With ever-increasing communication capabilities and exchange of views, many still struggle to pinpoint a truly worthwhile direction in life. Thus, support for studies in philosophy and theology remains invaluable, not only in terms of opening up new perspectives on the world or interpreting phenomena that touch on the mysterious. It allows for the revival, to a large extent, of the once lost but now sought-after role of a master surrounded by a community of students engaged in understanding the reality that envelops us all.

Join our unique academic community and embark with us on a journey of sincere and open scientific and interdisciplinary quest for truth and meaning.

Philosophy – Information for Applicants and Students

Education in the field of philosophy at the SGMK Doctoral College spans 6 semesters. The education encompasses both the academic curriculum and an Individual Research Plan, leading to the achievement of learning outcomes consistent with Level VIII of the Polish Qualifications Framework. The doctoral studies are tuition-free and are conducted in a hybrid mode.

Philosophy – Abbreviated Curriculum

Interdisciplinary research – methods and objectives; Ethics in research work; Creating a scientific project and obtaining sources of funding; Communication in science; Challenges of modern pedagogy; Reviewing scientific articles; Preparing scientific texts; Dissemination and commercialisation of research results; Scientific activity – planning and implementation; Economic foundations of scientific research; Intellectual property law; Argumentation theory in practice; New technologies in science; Critical theories of science; Great philosophical traditions; Contemporary methods of thinking; Metaphysics in science; Great philosophical problems; Culture and Society; Analysis of philosophical texts; Individual research plan methodology; Current Challenges in the Relation between Science and Religion; Doctoral Seminar; Individual Research Plan; Research Activity.

Philosophy – Annual Student Performance Evaluation

The student performance assessment period encompasses the academic year. For the evaluation of the annual training phase, the doctoral candidate is required to submit to the Dean of the College, within a specified deadline, all necessary documents for the year’s accreditation. The prerequisite for passing the academic year is fulfilling all conditions specified in the education program.

At SGMK, the supervisor submits to the Dean an annual report of the doctoral candidate, either recommending or not recommending promotion to the next year/semester. Based on the assessment report, the Dean decides on the continuation of studies.

Evaluation Criteria:

– Successful completion of courses as per the study program;

– Progress in the implementation of the Individual Research Plan;

– Achievement of objectives defined as “milestones” in the doctoral dissertation work;

– Having scientific publications;

– Participation in scientific conferences;

– Research trips or internships;

– Participation in trainings, workshops, courses, seminars, summer schools;

– Other (specified individually within the College).

Theological Sciences – Information for Candidates and Students

Studies in the field of Theological Sciences at the SGMK Doctoral College span 6 semesters. The program encompasses both a prescribed curriculum and the execution of an Individual Research Plan, culminating in the attainment of Level VIII qualifications as defined by the Polish Qualifications Framework. Doctoral studies are tuition-free and are conducted in hybrid mode.

Theological Sciences – Abbreviated Curriculum

Interdisciplinary research – methods and objectives; Ethics in research work; Creating a scientific project and obtaining sources of funding; Communication in science; Challenges of modern pedagogy; Reviewing scientific articles; Preparation of scientific texts; Dissemination and commercialisation of research results; Scientific activity – planning and implementation; Economic basis of scientific research; Intellectual property law; Argumentation theory in practice; New technologies in science; Great theological problems (1 – 2); Christianity in mass culture; Dialogue of religion and science; Contemporary apologetic challenges; Theology of creation and modern cosmology; Directions in the development of theology; Analysis of theological texts; Individual research plan methodology; Analytical theology; Doctoral seminar; Individual research plan; Scientific activity.

Theological Sciences – Annual Student Performance Evaluation

The student performance assessment period encompasses the academic year. To evaluate the annual training phase, doctoral candidates must submit all required documents for the year’s accreditation to the Dean of the College by a specified deadline. To pass the academic year, students must meet all requirements stipulated in the educational program.

At SGMK, the advisor submits an annual report on the doctoral candidate to the Dean, recommending or not recommending promotion to the subsequent year/semester. Based on the assessment report, the Dean makes a decision regarding the continuation of studies.

Evaluation Criteria:

Successful completion of courses as per the study program;

Progress in the execution of the Individual Research Plan;

Achievement of objectives identified as “milestones” in the doctoral thesis;

Publication of scientific papers;

Participation in scientific conferences;

Research trips or internships;

Attendance at trainings, workshops, courses, seminars, summer schools;

Other criteria (defined individually within the College).

Budynek SGMK w Lublinie

College of Legal Sciences in Lublin

Overview

The College of Legal Sciences offers education as a part of the Doctoral School of the SGMK NICOLAUS COPERNICUS SUPERIOR SCHOOL, specializing in legal studies. The College’s curriculum is founded on principles of content diversity, methodological variation, interdisciplinarity, and a personalized model of scholarly guidance. The education program of the College focuses on the development of research competencies and skills that support conscious participation in communicative processes, enhancing a doctoral student’s ability to function effectively within research teams.

The College’s objective is to introduce to the Polish legal communities new, highly educated individuals who have been shaped in a distinctively international academic environment, while still deeply rooted in the foundations of European legal civilization. The Lublin College of Legal Sciences will also be a space for profound exploration of what the law is and how it should be designed to truly serve humanity.

Legal Studies – Information for Candidates and Students

Education in legal studies at the SGMK Doctoral College spans 6 semesters. The program encompasses a structured curriculum and the execution of an Individual Research Plan, leading to achieving Level 8 qualifications as outlined in the Polish Qualifications Framework. The doctoral studies are tuition-free and are conducted in a hybrid mode.

Legal Studies – Abbreviated Curriculum

Methodology of Legal Sciences; Comparative Law; Historical-Legal Methodology; Economic Analysis of Law; Ethics in Research Work; Fundamentals of Crafting a Research Project and Securing Funding; Methods and Techniques of Adult Education; Axiological Foundations of Polish and Foreign Constitutions; Evolution and Development of Polish and Foreign Civil Law; Evolution and Development of Polish and Foreign Commercial Law; Evolution and Development of Polish and Foreign Criminal Law; Evolution and Development of Polish and Foreign Administrative Law; Evolution and Development of Polish and Foreign Civil Procedure Law; Evolution and Development of Polish and Foreign Criminal Procedure Law; Evolution and Development of Polish and Foreign Administrative and Judicial Administrative Law; Copyright (Intellectual Property Law) in Academic and Educational Activities; Institutions, Instruments, and Financial Market Products; Contemporary Methods of Thought; Doctoral Seminar; Individual Research Plan; Compulsory Subjects Common for Students Across All Colleges.

Legal Studies – Annual Student Performance Evaluation

The student performance evaluation period encompasses one academic year. To assess the annual phase of their education, doctoral candidates are obligated to submit all essential documents to the Dean of the College by a stipulated deadline. To successfully complete the academic year, students must fulfill all requirements of the study program.

Within the SGMK, the mentor presents an annual report on the doctoral candidate to the Dean, recommending or not recommending progression to the subsequent year/semester. Based on this evaluation report, the Dean decides on the continuation of studies.

Budynek SGMK w Olsztynie

Medical Sciences College in Olsztyn

Overview

The Medical Sciences College provides education within the Doctoral School of the SGMK NICOLAUS COPERNICUS SUPERIOR SCHOOL in the discipline of medical sciences. The College’s curriculum is based on principles of content diversity, methodological variation, interdisciplinarity, and a personalized model of scholarly care.

Medical Sciences – Information for Candidates and Students

Training in the discipline of medical sciences at the SGMK Doctoral College spans 6 semesters. The education encompasses both a structured study program and the execution of an Individual Research Plan, culminating in the attainment of Level VIII qualifications as per the Polish Qualifications Framework. The doctoral studies are tuition-free and are conducted in a hybrid mode.

Medical Sciences – Abbreviated Curriculum

Plagiarism and academic misconduct; Intellectual property rights protection; Commercialization of scientific research; Structure of a scientific text; Medical informatics and statistics; Legal prerequisites for conducting medical experiments and preparation for submission to the Bioethics Commission; Ethical aspects of scientific research and the code of ethics for researchers; Foundations of Evidence-Based Medicine; Medical law; Principles of conducting scientific research; Laboratory research methods; Preparing scientific publications; Scientific information – library course, using the university’s database, bibliometric parameters, library workshop, information search, literature creation software; Securing research funding sources; Doctoral seminar; Individual Research Plan; Compulsory subjects common for students across all colleges.

Medical Sciences – Annual Student Performance Evaluation

The student performance assessment period encompasses the academic year. To evaluate the annual phase of education, doctoral candidates are obliged to submit all necessary documents to the Dean of the College by a stipulated deadline. Completion of the academic year is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set out in the study program.

Within the SGMK, the advisor presents an annual report on the doctoral candidate to the Dean, recommending or not recommending progression to the following year/semester. Based on the assessment report, the Dean decides on the continuation of studies.

Evaluation Criteria:

Successful completion of courses as per the study program;

Progress in executing the Individual Research Plan;

Achievement of objectives termed as “milestones” in the doctoral dissertation;

Possession of scientific publications;

Participation in scientific conferences;

Research trips or internships;

Attendance at trainings, workshops, courses, seminars, and summer schools;

Other criteria (defined individually within the College).

Budynek SGMK w Toruniu

The College of Astronomy and Natural Sciences in Toruń

Overview

The College of Astronomy and Natural Sciences in Toruń, a distinguished division of the Doctoral School of SGMK NICOLAUS COPERNICUS SUPERIOR SCHOOL, is renowned for its unique offerings in the field of astronomy. The Toruń College stands as a beacon of scientific innovation, paving new avenues for prospective doctoral candidates.

The essence of our college is manifested not merely in the top-tier educational programs we offer, but also in our embrace of diverse content and methodologies. We adopt a bespoke mentorship model, tailored to the individual needs of every doctoral candidate, thereby fostering their research proficiencies.

In line with other colleges within SGMK’s Doctoral School, we champion interdisciplinarity. However, we simultaneously underscore the distinctiveness of the astronomical domain. Our institution not only assures premier education but also stimulates collaborative research endeavors and champions inter-doctoral cooperation.

By collaborating with eminent scholars, including those from abroad, we perpetuate an ethos of intellectual knowledge transmission intrinsic to the annals of academia. Our college serves as a nexus where medieval research ideals coalesce with cutting-edge astronomical breakthroughs, crafting an unparalleled environment for the future trailblazers of this discipline.

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