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Polish Qualifications Framework (PQF)

The Polish Qualifications Framework organizes qualifications awarded in the educational and higher education system in Poland. It has eight qualification levels in total. Obtaining a given qualification level must be confirmed by achieving specific learning outcomes. The learning outcomes have been assigned to three categories: knowledge, skills and social competences.

Training in a doctoral school enables doctoral students to achieve learning outcomes corresponding to qualifications at level eight of the Polish Qualifications Framework.

1. A PhD student knows and understands:

a) EU1(P8S_WG) to an extent that allows effective revision of existing paradigms, the global body of work including theoretical foundations as well as general issues and selected specific problems (specific to the scientific discipline or disciplines within which a PhD student prepares a doctoral dissertation);

b) EU2 (P8S_WG) main development trends in the scientific disciplines in which training is provided;

c) EU3 (P8S_WG) methodology of scientific research;

d) EU4 (P8S_WG) rules for disseminating the results of scientific activity, including the open access mode;

e) EU5 (P8S_WK) fundamental problems of contemporary civilization,

f) EU6 (P8S_WK) economic, legal, ethical and other relevant factors affecting scientific activity;

g) EU7 (P8S_WK) basic principles related to the transfer of knowledge to business and social domains as well as the commercialization of the output of scientific activity and the know-how related to this output.

2. A PhD student can:

a) EU8 (P8S_UW) use the knowledge from various areas of science for creative identification, formulation and innovative handling of complex research problems, as well as – specifically – define the purpose and subject of scientific research, formulate research assumptions, develop research methods, techniques and tools and creatively use these; draw conclusions based on the output of scientific research; perform critical analysis and evaluation of research output, expert activity and other work of creative nature and its contribution into the development of knowledge; transfer the output of scientific activity to business and social domains;

b) EU9 (P8S_UK) communicate on specialist topics to an extent that will enable active contribution to the international scientific community;

c) EU10 (P8S_UK) disseminate the output of scientific activity, including popular forms addressed to broad audience;

d) EU11 (P8S_UK) initiate debates and take active part in the scientific discourse;

e) EU 12 (P8S_UK) use a foreign language at B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages to an extent that allows active contribution into an international research and professional community;

f) EU 13 (P8S_UO) plan and implement – both individually and as part of a team – research and creative projects, also in an international environment;

g) EU 14 (P8S_UU) independently plan and act towards personal development as well as inspire and organize the development of other people; plan classes or courses and conduct them using modern methods and tools.

3. A PhD student is prepared to:

a) EU15 (P8S_KK) critically review the body of work within a given scientific discipline, critically review his/her own contribution into the development of the discipline, recognize the importance of knowledge in addressing problems of cognitive and practical nature;

b) EU16 (P8S_KO) fulfill social obligations imposed on the researcher, initiate actions for the benefit of the public, think and act in an entrepreneurial manner;

c) EU17 (P8S_KR) preserve and foster the values represented by the community of researchers and creators, including independent pursuit of research and respect for the principle of public ownership of research output while demonstrating compliance with the principles of intellectual property protection.

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