General Organisation of Programme activities

The Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IAE PAN) is the only centre in Poland integrating a wide range of formerly isolated disciplines:prehistoric and medieval archaeology, classical archaeology, ethnology, as well as the history of medieval and modern material culture. It is a research institution boasting vast resources of documentation and archaeological material, which together with its specialised environmental and technical laboratories, provide an excellent basis for up-to-date archaeological, ethnological and historical investigations. A part of Institute’s scientific mission is offering III degree education, which has the advantage of integrating doctoral students with outstanding scientists. In all research centers of the Institute there is designated person to care for doctoral students. The Institute will actively promote Erasmus activities through its web site as well as in the form of e-mails to students and staff.

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences is offering III degree education. The credit
structure of doctoral degrees is in Poland not officially defined. Regulation of the MINISTER OF SCIENCE AND HIGHER
EDUCATION of 1st. September, 2011 specifies the number of credits for the course of doctoral studies at 45-60. Institute
will implement the directives of the Declaration of Bologna, caring about improving the quality and making its educational
offer international. Students learning outcomes, as well as their verification will be determined individually for each student
under an agreement between the host institution and the home institution and the outgoing or incoming doctoral student.
The credit structure of doctoral degrees however, will be developed in Institute over the next year.
www. iaepan.edu.pl/erasmus/credit system (in construction)

The description of the PhD course of Archaeology of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology is provided online in the Course Catalogue in Polish and English. Our PhD programme is designed especially for the students who wish to expand knowledge of current trends in theory and methodology, as well as new disciplines that are presently used in archaeological research. The course should be completed with the writing of the dissertation.

The approval and monitoring of inter-institutional agreements for study and teaching mobility is based on an internal
information and approval system supervised and directed by teaching staff members. The inter-institutional agreements for
research and teaching mobility must be approved by the directors of the Institute. The Coordinator is responsible for
creating and maintaining contact with the representative of the host institution, including obtaining information about the
courses available. The Coordinator is responsible for advertising the exchange links to students in the subject area and for
making the selection of students, ensuring that students have sufficient language skills and information to assist them in
making suitable choices at the host university. The content of the traineeship abroad should be previously agreed on with
the programme manager of doctoral studies.The Coordinator is also responsible for considering applications from incoming
students.

The goal is for participants to have the linguistic level sufficient to gain the maximum advantage of their stay abroad. The
languages that are considered required for participants are English, French, German , depending on the destination country
or language required by any institution or enterprise. For countries that do not have an official language of the four, is
considered English as a compulsory language.The minimum level required in these four languages will be: B1 . The
Institute enable students to improve their language skills (through on-line tools or any other type of support) to achieve the
required minimum level at the start of the mobility abroad (level to be specified and agreed on in the learning agreement).

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