Conferences scientific
The 1st International Scientific Conference "Security of the modern state. Problems of local security taking into account governance, the role of administration, education and local energy security"
8 June 2024
Hybrid conference - online or in person at the PSW
Pomeranian University of Technology in Starogard Gdański
    In addition to the many types of state security that are present in the discussions of theoreticians and practitioners, there are also those that, despite differences in interpretation, have become permanently enshrined in scientific studies, laws and documents used in the day-to-day activities of state institutions. One such example is local security, which is an integral part of state security, taking into account the spatial criterion concerning the level of counties and municipalities. It encompasses, in appropriate proportions, such elements of state security as systemic security, general security, personal security and public safety and order. Importantly, it also takes into account the specific conditions of the local community: geographic, economic, social, political and cultural, covering additionally the following aspects: the type of threats occurring, their area and intensity, as well as local needs, problems or opportunities for social activity.
    It should be noted that the ongoing search for optimal solutions regarding local security, its conditions and contexts is continuous and will probably always continue. They concern the ongoing activities of local government administrations, services, inspections, non-governmental organisations, the armed forces and academia. This search, in relation to universities, is a consequence of their mission, related to the practice of science and the fulfilment of their servant role towards society.
    Engaging in discourse in the area of local security is the domain not only of the world of science, but also of practice, because existing them separately loses the meaning and purpose of cognition. The world of science cannot exist without the real world, the fragments of which are the object of cognition of scientists, constantly investigating and explaining its reality. Reflections in the area of local security therefore serve to define, systematise and improve the systems that ensure this security, and enable the proper organisation of their interaction. The implementation of coherent scientific and practical actions should improve the quality of local security. It is the above messages that underlie the organisation of the 1st International Scientific Conference "Security of the modern state. Problems of local security taking into account governance, the role of administration, education and local energy security".
    The objectives of this Conference revolve around the analysis of the conclusions of scientific research, views and opinions of representatives of scientific centres both from Poland and abroad, as well as the exchange of experiences of practitioners, i.e. representatives of local security entities and institutions related to its provision.
    The conference is planned to be attended by scientists from, among others, Ukraine, Slovakia, Bulgaria, France, Lithuania or the United Arab Emirates, as well as representatives from institutions involved in ensuring safety in Starogard County, namely: Starogard Gdański Poviat Starosty, Starogard Gdański Town Hall, Starogard Gdański Poviat Fire and Police Headquarters, Starogard Gdański Detention Centre, Starogard Gdański State Poviat Sanitary Inspector in Starogard Gdański and the 7th Pomeranian Brigade of Territorial Defence in Gdańsk.

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V International Day of Education for the Polish Diaspora (V MDEP)
26 November 2023
POSK, 238-246 King St, London W6 0RF, United Kingdom - hybrid form
Pomeranian University of Science and Technology and NEURO Specialist Clinic
The event was devoted to topics related to education and the Polish teacher's workshop.
Representatives of the PSW were members of the Scientific Council:
Dr Piotr Dehnel
Dr Roksolyana Shvay
Prof. Dr. Bożena Wojtasik
Dr Magdalena Czubak-Koch
Dr Jacek Koltan
Dr Monika Popow
VI Starogard Conference "Child victim of crime"
28 September 2023, 10.00am
We Give Children Strength Foundation
Pomeranian University of Technology in Starogard Gdański
The Starogard Conference is an event that has become part of the calendar of Pomeranian professionals working with children and families experiencing violence, organised by the dajemy Dzieciom Siłę Foundation since 2018.
The conference has an interdisciplinary character and is addressed to professionals, representatives of local government institutions, non-governmental organisations, the judiciary, educators, psychologists, teachers, social workers, family assistants, probation officers, police officers who work in the area of family violence and in the area of work with the child and family in the broadest sense.
Contemporary contexts of migration studies - crises, post-politics, security
Contemporary Contexts of Migration Studies - Crises, Post-Politics, Security
31 May 2023, 6pm
online conference
the meeting will be held in Polish and English.
Transnationalising nationalism and dead bodies - Polish far-right movements, ideas, and organisations in international context | Transnationalising nationalism and dead bodies - Polish far-right movements, ideas, and organisations in international context Dr Michał P. Garapich (University of Roehampton)

The dilemmas of a multicultural society in the Netherlands | Dilemmas of a multicultural society on the example of the Netherlands 
Dr. Łukasz Zweiffel (Pomeranian University) Joanna Leska-Ślęzak (University of Gdańsk)

An arc of instability? Conflicts in Ukraine, the Middle East and North Africa as drivers of migration to Europe |. An arc of instability? Conflicts in Ukraine, the Middle East, and North Africa as factors which fuels migration to Europe
Dr Łukasz Stach (Jagiellonian University)

Corporate glocalisation as a form of migratory expansion of economic activity |. Glocalization of enterprises as a form of migratory expansion of economic activity
Dr Marcin Kubera (Pomeranian University of Science and Technology)

Chairing/chairing | Dr Monika Popow, Dr Łukasz Zweiffel, Prof. PSW

1st International School for Supervisor/Promoter "Effective scientific management: perspectives and opportunities"
4-7 May 2023
National University "Lviv Polytechnic", Pomeranian University in Starogard Gdanski
Improving the professional competences of scientific research workers in the implementation of scientific supervision of a doctoral thesis in the process of conducting research - this is the aim of the 1st International School of Scientific Supervisor/Promoter "Effective scientific management: perspectives and opportunities". The event is organised by the National University "Lviv Polytechnic" and the Pomeranian University in Starogard Gdański. The members of the Scientific Committee are Dr Monika Popow, Dean of the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences of the Pomeranian University of Science and Technology and Dr Roksolyana Shvay, Prof. PSW, Director of the Institute of Pedagogy; the presenters include Dr Bożena Wojtasik, Prof. PSW.
XI International Scientific and Practical Conference "Management in Education"
27 April 2023
Lviv Polytechnic University, Department of Pedagogy and Innovative Education of the Institute of Law, 
Psychology and Innovative Education
A conference devoted to discussing the challenges facing the field of management in education and developing concrete recommendations and solutions. The conference was co-organised by the Institute of Pedagogy of the Pomeranian University in Starogard Gdański.

Man as an object of study in the humanities and social sciences
2 April 2023
Polish Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities, Pomeranian University in Starogard Gdański
We would like to invite everyone to join us in reflecting on the multifaceted development of contemporary science making the human being central to its reflection and enriching reflections on individuals and social groups with topics relevant to their past, present and future. We would like the conference to be a space for scholars and practitioners pointing out interesting fields of debate about man, but also an opportunity to exchange opinions and positions on the development and future of the social sciences and humanities.
Modern science makes the human being the subject of its research and his or her behaviour the object of empirical inquiry. In explaining the causes of behaviour, it makes use of specialist contexts, which are firmly rooted in a single discipline, or, on the contrary, sees in the interdisciplinary network the opportunity to gain a broader perspective on factors related to human functioning in different spheres. Thanks to its numerous theoretical concepts and the developing possibilities for the scientific verification of assumptions, it provides both insight into human history, analysis of changes in social reality and forecasting of the future, taking into account a number of levels of insightful inference.
The dramatic events of recent years call for a relentless diagnosis of the role of man in the modern world, as well as an interpretation of the effects of the phenomena and processes of which we are the recipients. The dynamics of change makes evident the necessity of not sticking to established patterns and creates a field for getting to know the human being in completely new facets of his/her actions, interactions or experiences. In analysing current scientific discourses, as well as practical activities, we are also mindful of classical accounts of human nature that have their roots in the history of the social sciences and humanities.
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Use, use of means of direct coercion and firearms Legal and administrative aspects
31 March 2023
online conference

Teacher's compendium - psychological and pedagogical aspects of work 1st symposium for teachers
4 January 2023,
 10 a.m.
Pomeranian University of Technology in Starogard Gdański
Recent years have been a real challenge for education and those employed in the sector. Dynamic changes have touched the foundations of school management and educational projects. Remote learning has been built from the ground up by modifying the entire system - from deconstructing existing ways of teaching, searching for new didactic means and creating a platform for contact between students and teachers that corresponds to modern times. Teachers' attitudes towards professional tasks have also been transformed. Continuous reflection and curiosity, the desire to acquire key skills and plan for professional development, the search for links between aspirations and the personal potential involved in the teacher's tasks have never been more evident than today, in the modern school.
Embarking on the path of transformation means looking for innovative ways of carrying out traditional tasks, as well as constantly thinking about the future of schools and educational institutions. It also changes the role of teachers in the education process. On the one hand, they focus on existing processes that require attention, commitment and professional qualifications.
On the other hand, they are confronted with completely new needs and problems of students, educational and child-rearing environments, but also their own dilemmas or original professional interests.
To meet the needs of today's teachers and professionals involved in the upbringing of young generations, we have created an educational space to update knowledge and acquire new psychological and pedagogical competences through:
- Participation in the symposium 'Compendium of the teacher - psychological and pedagogical aspects of the work';
- familiarisation with the monograph "Compendium of the teacher - psychological and pedagogical aspects of work";
- delivery of free e-courses relating to contemporary issues in education;
- meetings to exchange good practice and develop skills.

This time we would like to invite teachers and people working in the field of education to a Symposium at the Pomeranian University in Starogard Gdański. The meeting will be an opportunity to participate in thematic lectures and discussions on the problems of contemporary education.
The international project 'Teacher's Compendium - Psychological and Pedagogical Aspects of Work' is implemented within the framework of the Erasmus plus - KA2 - Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practice, Partnerships for Digital Education Readiness. The organisations that make up the project come from 4 countries, allowing for a multidimensional and in-depth approach to the topic of education. They are: Foundation of the Polish Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities (Poland), Polish Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities (UK), Consiglio dell'Istruzione in lingua Polacca in Italia (Italy), Associacio Cultural Escuela Polaca (Spain).

In the programme:
Presentation of the project Compendium of a teacher - psychological and pedagogical aspects of work - Aleksandra Jędryszek-Geisler
The new subject History and the Present - first reflections from students and teachers - Dr Łukasz Zweiffel
Educating the creative learner and social manipulation - Prof. Dr. Roksolyana Shvay

The Finnish model of education in the Polish socio-cultural context - Ewa Tomaszewska M.A.
School as a supportive environment for students' professional development - Dr Ewa Wojtowicz
Civic education. New challenges in times of crisis - Dr Monika Popow

Scientific Council:
Prof. Dr. Roksolyana Shvay, Pomeranian University of Technology
Dr Aleksandra Jędryszek-Geisler, Managerial Academy of Applied Sciences in Warsaw, Polish Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities in London
Dr Jakub Kufel, Pomeranian University of Technology
Dr Patrycjusz Matwiejczuk, Managerial Academy of Applied Sciences in Warsaw
Dr Monika Popow, Pomeranian University of Science and Technology
Dr Przemysław Ruchlewski, Pomeranian University of Technology
Dr Wojciech Styk, Medical University of Lublin
Dr Ewa Wojtowicz, Managerial Academy of Applied Sciences in Warsaw, Polish Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities in London
Dr Lukasz Zweiffel, Pomeranian University of Technology

Developing digital competence in the university. Creating an online historical archive in education
3 May 2023, 6pm
Pomeranian University of Science and Technology, online
What could be an alternative to the traditional school textbook? How can historical sources of information be used for the development of pupils and students? One answer is the innovative approach to education of Dr Isidora Sáez-Rosenkranz and Paula Fernandez, who have created an open historical archive. The authors of this unique innovation will be guests at a meeting at the Pomeranian College in Starogard Gdański. They will talk about how the archive can support teachers in using a variety of sources and also promote the use of open resources. They will reveal how, thanks to the archive project, they can work with historical memory by presenting sources relating to events and the everyday life of various social and ethnic groups.


Isidora Sáez-Rosenkranz
Doctor of Didactics in Social Sciences and Heritage at the University of Barcelona. She works as an assistant professor at the University of Barcelona and also works within the DHIGECS (Didactics of History, Geography, and other Social Sciences) and DHIGECS-COM research groups. She holds a degree in History of Latin American Studies from the University of Chile. Her research is on textbooks in post-transformation societies in a comparative perspective, with a particular focus on the teaching and learning of citizenship, memory and recent history. In recent years, she has participated in research projects related to teaching social studies, citizenship education, historical memory and the scientific method in the classroom. She has also participated in pedagogical innovation projects in social science didactics, related to learning evaluation and reflective practice as a tool for transforming teaching practice.

Paula Fernandez
She graduated in history from the University of Barcelona, where she is currently pursuing a master's degree in teacher education in the area in geography and history. Her research interests include contemporary history and education, as well as innovations in history didactics.

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in Kociewie, established
more than 20 years ago.
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