We are pleased to announce that two scholars of the Department of National Security, Dr Dominika Dziwisz and Dr Arkadiusz Nyzio, received grants in competitions organised as part of the strategic programme Excellence Initiative at the Jagiellonian University (ID.UJ).
Dr Dominika Dziwisz received funding for two research projects. In the competition for travel grants (conferences), she received funding for the research project Rethinking Cyber Strategies - Lessons Learned from the Russia-Ukraine War in Cyberspace 2022-2023. The grant will allow her to present research results at the World Congress of Political Science organised by the International Political Science Association (IPSA) in July 2023 in Buenos Aires.
In a competition concerning the development of cooperation with the external stakeholders of the university, Dr Dziwisz received a grant for the project Foreign students in Poland - challenges of internationalization of higher education. Its main objective is to organise an international debate on the challenges of internationalisation of higher education, especially in the face of dilemmas and challenges related to higher education, directions of development of European universities, as well as strategies and channels for promoting English-language studies.
Dr Arkadiusz Nyzio won grants in two competitions. As part of the competition for the development of cooperation with the external stakeholders of the university, he received a grant for the implementation of the project Intelligence studies - directions of research and development prospects for the (sub)discipline. The objective of the project team is to comprehensively examine the achievements, challenges and prospects of Polish intelligence studies. It focuses on an in-depth systematisation of how intelligence services are examined in Poland. Specific research areas and trends, as well as researchers active in intelligence studies, will be mapped out and analysed thoroughly. The project adopts a systemic perspective. The team sets itself the task of defining the substantive boundaries of Polish intelligence studies and their relationship with the relative disciplines. This is intended to create a roadmap for the development of this (sub)discipline.
The second project led by Dr. Arkadiusz Nyzio is titled Adaptation of Central and Eastern European intelligence services to the challenges of the modern turbulent security environment. The grant was awarded as part of the competition for sustainable interdisciplinary research cooperation. The aim of the project is to conduct a comprehensive comparative study covering the formal, legal and functional conditions of the intelligence services of the Central and Eastern European countries. The topics of effectiveness, democratic accountability and transparency of the services wich will be selected for the project assume a special importance in the context of current grave security problems, such as the pandemic, the migration crisis and the war in Ukraine.
Congratulations on the achievements and good luck in their implementation!
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