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We are extremely proud to announce that two projects designed by our academics won major awards at the 13th International Fair and Competition INTARG® 2020 Online – Social Innovations. SWPS University’s project RESQLLepszy Klimat Szkoły” (RESQL – Better Atmosphere at School) was awarded the “Pro Societas Bono” Grand Prix and the Diamond Award for a solution of an exceptional social significance. The international jury has also recognized the Jasnopis app, co-developed by scientists from SWPS University and the Institute of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN), with the World Invention Intellectual Property Associations (WIIPA) award and a INTARG® Gold Medal.

SWPS University Working for the Common Good

“Social Innovations Serving the Common Good” was the main theme of this year’s INTARG® competition. SWPS University’s mission to effect social change through applied research is aligned with this idea and our researchers have been working to improve the quality of life for many years.

SWPS University engages in projects that benefit not only the society, but also help business organizations. The goal of these initiatives is to creatively solve social problems in communities and organizations at the local, regional, national, and international level. These problems may include climate and demographic changes, protection of health and life, meeting human needs, and ensuring safety in different life situations, such as crises. The awards that we received for the RESQL application, which helps to prevent peer violence in schools, and Jasnopis, which facilitates clear and concise writing, are a confirmation that we are going in the right direction.

“We knew that what we’d created was useful, interesting, important, and unique. But would the program meet the needs? Would other people like it? – This nobody knew. Therefore, we submitted our projects for the International Fair and Competition INTARG® with a dose of caution. It is a huge event, over 200 innovations... We quietly dreamed of being at least noticed, but it transpired that we won the Grand Prix. We are very grateful. We won’t disappoint.”

Piotr Ciszek, Center for Knowledge Transfer, member of the RESQL research team

 

RESQL – Preventing Violence in Schools

As much as 57 percent of students, age 11 to 17, experience peer violence, which impacts their self-esteem, undermines confidence, increases anxiety and causes negative mood. A team of psychologists and educators from SWPS University, led by Małgorzaty Wójcik, Ph.D and Radosław Kaczan, Ph.D., developed a program for the prevention of violence, which is linked with a special app that allows children to safely and effectively take preventive steps, when they see signs of aggression among their peers.

 

Based on research results, conversations and workshops with teachers, students, and parents, our academics prepared lesson scripts on topics such as group conflict resolution or taking steps to prevent aggression. However, the most unique features of the program include a mobile app for students, a teachers’ panel where students’ reports of potential incidents are recorded and analyzed, and a headmasters’ panel that facilitates monitoring of violence at school, running reports, and analyzing diagnosed problems during teachers’ council meetings.

More information about the RESQL project »

For more information about our social innovations, please contact:

Krzysztof Rzeńca: krzenca@swps.edu.pl

Piotr Ciszek: pciszek@swps.edu.pl

Jasnopis – Writing with Clarity

Jasnopis is an application developed in cooperation between SWPS University and the Institute of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN). The tool helps people to write clearly and concisely. The development of the tool was led by Professor Włodzimierz Gruszczyński, expert in linguistics, who worked at our Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in Warsaw for many years. Thanks to special algorithms, the application evaluates the clarity of texts, highlights complicated fragments, and proposes amendments aligned with the needs of addressee groups. Jasnopis allows not only to assess readability of texts, but it also helps to simplify texts of many documents, such as agreements, regulations, public administration letters, product instructions, and even simple notes.

The algorithm may be adjusted to meet the requirements of individual users or specific industries, for example the public administration, bank and financial sector, pharma industry, or telecom companies. The tool has been designed to address the needs of specific users and ensure that data security and confidentiality is maintained. Jasnopis may also be used as a plug-in for different text editors.

Jasnopis is the first commercialized research project in the area of linguistics in Poland.


More information about Jasnopis »

INTARG® Competition

The goal of the 13th International Fair and Competition INTARG® 2020 Online – Social Innovations is to present and promote innovations that help to solve social problems. The idea behind the event is to facilitate transfer of social innovations to communities and businesses, and to provide an opportunity for networking and establishing cooperation between the academia, public administration, non-governmental organizations, and business.

Due to the pandemic, this year’s edition was organized online. The new format of the Fair provided a great opportunity for presenting and promoting the submitted innovations internationally. Over 200 innovations from around the world were presented during the event.

The Award Gala took place on November 10, 2020. The submitted innovations, were judged by an international jury on the level of innovation, social and economic impact, the level of advancement, social needs, a potential for implementation nationally and internationally, the type of intellectual property rights, and a presentation of the project.

More information about INTARG® »

Rankings & Recognition

Awards & Recognition 23-11-2020

Best Student Research Club in Poland Operates at SWPS University

SWPS University’s Psychologist in Business Research Club has won the Pro Juvenes Award in the Research Club category. This means that the best student research club in Poland operates at SWPS University. This...

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Awards & Recognition 20-11-2020

Prof. Adam Szpaderski Appointed Chief Consultant of Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum

We are proud to announce that our researcher, Associate Professor Adam Szpaderski, Head of the Center for Research on the Economics of Memorial Sites, has been appointed Chief Consultant for...

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Awards & Recognition 18-11-2020

SWPS University's RESQL Program Named Best Social Innovation

We are extremely proud to announce that two projects designed by our academics won major awards at the 13th International Fair and Competition INTARG® 2020 Online – Social Innovations. SWPS...

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Awards & Recognition 14-10-2020

Patent and Design Awards for Students of School of Form

Ladan Zadfar and Mohammad Farshad were searching for a university that would meet their design needs. They wanted well-equipped studios and workshops, and a place that would allow them to...

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Awards & Recognition 12-10-2020

Celebrating Successes of Our Sport Psychology Graduates

Everyone in Poland, and tennis fans everywhere, are excited about Iga Świątek’s victory in the French Open tournament in Paris, where in the finale Iga defeated Sofia Kenin from the...

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Awards & Recognition 22-09-2020

Wiesław Bartkowski’s Exhibition Accepted to Ars Electronica Festival

We are very excited to announce that the “Hello! I know you – I am you” exhibition, co-authored and curated by Wiesław Bartkowski from SWPS University’s School of Form, has...

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Awards & Recognition 15-09-2020

Prof. Adam Szpaderski Appointed to Gross-Rosen Museum Council

We are proud to announce that one of our researchers, Associate Professor Adam Szpaderski, Head of the Center for Research on the Economics of Memorial Sites, has been appointed to...

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Awards & Recognition 10-08-2020

Best Professional Start for Graduates of Our Psychology Programs

According to a report, commissioned by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, and published by the Polish Graduate Tracking System (ELA), graduates of the psychology programs offered by SWPS...

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Awards & Recognition 25-06-2020

SWPS University Among Global Top Providers of Continuous Professional Development Programs

We are happy to announce that in the 2020 U-Multirank evaluation, SWPS University has been ranked among the Global Top 25 performers in the Income from Continuous Professional Development category...

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Grants 03-06-2020

SWPS University Among Top Grant Recipients from NCN

We are very pleased that the latest report published by the National Science Centre (NCN) on grants awarded to research institutions in Poland, for the period 2011–2019, indicates that SWPS...

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Awards & Recognition 28-05-2020

Mayor of Wrocław Thanks SWPS University for Engagement During Pandemic

The Mayor of Wrocław, Mr. Jacek Sutryk, sent an official letter to the Rector of SWPS University to express his gratitude for the initiatives undertaken by the University during the...

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Awards & Recognition 20-05-2020

Our Law Students Gain Lex Silver Plus Certificates

The complicated legal system, frequent changes in legislation, and different interpretations of regulations require that lawyers demonstrated extensive knowledge, flexible thinking, and effective use of professional tools. Wolters Kluwer Polska...

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Awards & Recognition 13-05-2020

SWPS University Gains Rights to Grant Doctoral Degrees in Political Science and Administration

SWPS University has been building its leading position among higher education institutions in Poland on two pillars: education and research. Recently, the Central Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles has...

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Awards & Recognition 17-04-2020

Beviado app awarded in “Focus” magazine competition

A mobile application, Beviado, developed by psychologists from SWPS University has been voted the best new invention in the Education category of the Soczewki 2019 science competition, organized by “Focus”...

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Awards & Recognition 07-04-2020

Our lecturer among top 50 nominees for Global Teacher Prize

We are proud to announce that our lecturer, Przemysław Staroń, is among the top 50 nominees for the 2020 Global Teacher Prize, established by the Varkey Foundation in collaboration with...

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Awards & Recognition 04-03-2020

Fulbright Commission Scholarship for Our Doctoral Student

We are thrilled to announce that our doctoral student, Karolina Dyduch-Hazar from the Faculty of Psychology in Warsaw, is among twenty recipients of the Fulbright Junior Research Awards for 2020-2021...

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Awards & Recognition 02-03-2020

Prof. Adam Szpaderski appointed to Sybilla Competition jury

We are happy to announce that one of our lecturers, Associate Professor Adam Szpaderski, Head of the Center for Research on the Economics of Memorial Sites, has been appointed to...

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Awards & Recognition 04-12-2019

2019 Elsevier Research Impact Leaders Award for SWPS University

We are very happy to announce that for the second time in a row, SWPS University was recognized for its contribution to the visibility of Polish science around the world...

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Awards & Recognition 14-11-2019

Stan Maes Early Career Award for Dr. Dominika Kwaśnicka

We are proud to announce that one of our researchers, Dr. Dominika Kwaśnicka, has been awarded a prestigious Stan Maes Early Career award granted by the European Health Psychology Society...

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Grants 26-08-2019

Our doctoral students awarded grants from NCN

Several doctoral students from SWPS University have been awarded research grants by the National Science Centre. Thanks to the NCN’s ETIUDA funding scheme for doctoral candidates, they will research various...

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Grants 23-08-2019

Dr. Konrad Bocian awarded grant from EASP

We are pleased to announce that one of our scientists, Dr. Konrad Bocian, from the Facutly of Psychology in Sopot, has been awarded a 'seedcorn' grant from the European Association...

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Awards & Recognition 24-07-2019

SWPS University recognized for commitment to changemaking

SWPS University as the only higher education institution in Poland has been recognized for its commitment to spark and accelerate changemaking. The recognition comes from Ashoka U as part of...

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Grants 17-07-2019

SWPS Researchers Receive Over 4M in Grants from NCN

Several psychologists, social scientists and culture experts from SWPS University have been awarded over PLN 4 million in research grants from the National Science Center (NCN). Professor Radosław Markowski, Associate...

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Awards & Recognition 08-07-2019

Our Law Students in Finals of CDRC VIENNA Competition

Two teams of students from SWPS University’s School of Law qualified for the finals of the Mediation and Negotiation Competition, CDRC Vienna, an event devoted to the promotion of Consensual...

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Awards & Recognition 04-04-2019

Our Management and Leadership Program Awarded Ashoka J2CC

Several months ago SWPS University has embarked on a journey, a Journey to Changemaker Certificate (J2CC) granted by Ashoka. Today, we have reached the first stage of this process and...

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Grants 27-02-2019

NCN Grants Close to PLN 4.5M to Our Researchers

Why do people tend to reach for sugary or salty snacks when they feel stressed? Why do strongly motivated individuals give in to everyday temptations and abandon the pursuit of...

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Awards & Recognition 21-01-2019

Faculties in Katowice and Poznań gain right to grant doctoral degrees

We are happy to announce that the past eight years of diligent work contributed by faculty members from SWPS University in Katowice and Poznań have been recognized by the Central...

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Awards & Recognition 13-12-2018

Elsevier Research Impact Leaders Award for SWPS University

We are very happy to announce that SWPS University was recognized for its contribution to the visibility of Polish science around the world with the Elsevier Research Impact Leaders Award...

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Awards & Recognition 10-12-2018

SWPS University Awarded 2018 Silver Paper Clip for Educational Channel

Sharing knowledge and helping people is an inherent part of our strategy. Therefore, we are very happy to be recognized with a 2018 Silver Paper Clip Award for our work...

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Grants 27-11-2018

SWPS University Researchers Receive PLN 6.5M in Research Grants

Researchers from SWPS University have been awarded a total of PLN 6.5M in research grants from the National Research Center and the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange. The awarded...

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Grants 24-05-2018

SWPS University Receives PLN 4.3M in Research Grants from NCN

Researchers from SWPS University have been awarded a total of PLN 4.3M in grants from the National Science Centre (NCN) for research projects that will focus on topics such as...

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Grants 19-02-2018

SWPS University Receives PLN 4.5M in Research Grants from NCN

Researchers from SWPS University have been awarded a total of PLN 4.5M in grants from the National Science Centre (NCN) for research projects that will focus on topics such as...

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Awards & Recognition 01-02-2018

Aigerim Balkhashbayeva Wins Interstudent 2018 Award

Aigerim Balkhashbayeva from Kazakhstan, who studies Psychology in English at SWPS University, has won the INTERSTUDENT 2018 award, in the Undergraduate Studies category. The award recognizes international students, who build...

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Awards & Recognition 04-12-2017

Golden Paper Clip Award for SWPS University’s YouTube Channel

Over 34,000 subscribers, close to 4 million views, hundreds of likes, positive comments, and shares of educational and scientific content provided by SWPS University - these numbers speak for themselves...

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Grants 20-11-2017

SWPS University Receives PLN 1.3M in Research Grants from NCN

Researchers from SWPS University have been awarded a total of PLN 1.3M in grants from the National Science Centre (NCN) for research projects that will focus on topics such as...

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Awards & Recognition 14-11-2017

Graduates of SOF Win Prestigious Prize in Dubai

MIKO+ jewelry, designed by Ewa Dulcet and Martyna Świerczyńska, graduates of School of Form in Poznań, has been awarded the Progress Prize at the Global Grad Show in Dubai. The...

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Grants 31-10-2017

Professor Wojciszke Awarded Beethoven 2 Research Grant

Professor Bogdan Wojciszke, Deputy Dean for Research of the Sopot Faculty of Psychology has been awarded a research grant in the Beethoven 2 competition, which was organized by the National...

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Grants 27-07-2017

Among Top Recipients of Grants from the National Science Centre

The National Science Centre (NCN) has published a report related to grants awarded to research institutions in Poland for the period 2011-2016. SWPS University ranked 5th among the top recipients...

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Awards & Recognition 05-06-2017

Our Students Win 2nd Place in Enactus Competition

Two community projects, developed and implemented by students of SWPS University, have been awarded 2nd place in the national edition of the Enactus Competion 2017, organized by an international non-profit...

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Awards & Recognition 01-06-2017

Prof. Wiesław Godzic on FIPRESCI Jury at Moscow Film Festival 2017

Professor Wiesław Godzic, media expert at SWPS University’s Institute of Cultural Studies, will join the Jury of the International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI, at the Moscow International Film Festival...

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Awards & Recognition 27-02-2017

School of Form Awarded at 2017 London Fashion Week

The first ever fashion exhibit designed by students and graduates of the School of Form (SOF) for the International Fashion Showcase (IFS) at the 2017 London Fashion week has been recognized...

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Awards & Recognition 07-11-2016

Polish Nobel Prize for Professor Bogdan Wojciszke

For the 25th time, the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) has granted the annual FNP Prizes, considered to be Poland’s most important scientific awards. This year’s winners include three leading...

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Awards & Recognition 13-10-2016

Teofrast Superstar Award for Professor Andrzej Eliasz

Professor Andrzej Eliasz, the co-founder and first Rector of SWPS University, has received the Teofrast Superstar award, established by Charaktery, a Polish popular science magazine devoted to psychology. “Twenty years ago...

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Awards & Recognition 30-09-2016

Piotr Voelkel - Visionary of Polish Business

Piotr Voelkel, the owner of Vox Capital Group, Founder of SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, art connoisseur and promoter of Polish design has been awarded Wizjonerzy 2016 [Visionaries...

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Awards & Recognition 27-06-2016

SWPS YOUTUBE LEARNING CHANNEL REACHES 1M VIEWS

SWPS University Channel on YouTube has become the most popular and the highest ranked university channel on the video sharing platform, in Poland. It is an indication that SWPS University...

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Awards & Recognition 22-06-2016

Agnieszka Kruszewska joins editorial board of Journal of the Research Society of Pakistan

Agnieszka Kruszewska, Ph.D., an international relations expert, specializing in the issues of South-Asia, has joined the editorial board of the Journal of the Research Society of Pakistan. JOURNAL OF THE RESEARCH...

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Awards & Recognition 13-06-2016

Chinese Book Center Opens at SWPS University

On June 14, 2016, the first in the world Chinese Book Center was opened at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw. The ceremony coincided with the official...

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Awards & Recognition 01-06-2016

HR Excellence in Research - Our Commitment to Researchers

As a research institution that meets the requirements of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, developed by the European Commission, SWPS...

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Awards & Recognition 16-04-2016

DOCTOR HONOROIS CAUSA FOR PROFESSOR JAN STRELAU

Professor Jan Strelau, the creator of the Regulative Theory of Temperament (RTT) and the leading psychologists in the area of Psychology of Individual Differences was awarded the title Doctor honoris...

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Awards & Recognition 25-01-2016

SWPS University Academics Awarded Elsevier Certificates

Two SWPS University academics from Wrocław, Agata Gąsiorowska and Katarzyna Byrka, have been awarded Elsevier Reviewer Certificates. Elsevier, a world-leading provider of information solutions for researchers in the field of...

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