On 29 May 2019 the Doctoral School of the University of Wrocław, an organised form of doctoral training, was established. The training of doctoral students in particular disciplines will now be carried out in doctoral colleges established within the doctoral school at faculties appropriate to the respective councils of scientific disciplines.
The training programmes at the Doctoral School at the University of Wrocław focus both on providing doctoral students with the highest qualifications in a given scientific field and on supporting them in the implementation of their doctoral theses, and on sharing the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to independently manage their own careers (including building a research and teaching workshop, working in interdisciplinary and international teams and supporting them in conducting their own research projects). Doctoral students at the UWr Doctoral School benefit from implementation doctorates, Preludium BIS and OPUS projects. Currently, the Doctoral School at the University of Wrocław educates over 300 doctoral students, every tenth of whom is a foreigner.
Currently, there are 16 colleges at the UWr. The Doctoral School at the University of Wrocław offers about twenty courses, including some available in English. Education at all doctoral schools is free and lasts four years. In addition, each doctoral student at the Doctoral School receives financial support in the form of a scholarship.
The curriculum at the Doctoral College of Political and Administrative Sciences takes into account the recommendations of the Bologna Seminar “Doctoral Programmes for the European Knowledge Society”, which was held in 2005 in Salzburg at the initiative of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the European University Association. The recommendations and conclusions from the seminar are continuously promoted by the European University Association.
By launching a new programme at the Doctoral College of Political and Administrative Sciences, we place particular emphasis on three of the recommendations we intend to implement:
the main component of curriculum involves the doctoral students in carrying out their own research,
the doctoral students are perceived as professionals who have a significant contribution to make in broadening knowledge,
the curriculum of doctoral studies assumes the promotion of mobility—in the international dimension, between the university and other entities and within the university between various disciplines.