Julia Łukasiak and Aleksandra Burdziej are the UW doctoral candidates who were awarded first two prizes in this year’s Polish edition of “Ma thèse en 180 secondes” competition. The participants’ task was to present the subjects of their scientific research in French. The presentation could not last more than three minutes.
“My thesis in 180 seconds” is a competition addressed to doctoral candidates, in which participants present the subjects of their scientific research in French. The presentation cannot last longer than three minutes.
Due to the extraordinary circumstances caused by the pandemic, this year’s Polish edition took place online. It gathered nine participants from all over Poland. Their presentations in the form of video recordings were evaluated by a jury composed of, among others, representatives of the Embassy of Belgium in Poland and Lithuania, French Embassy in Poland, the National Agency for Academic Exchange or the Polish Academy of Sciences. The audience could also cast their vote.
The first two prizes were awarded to doctoral candidates of the University of Warsaw:
1st Prize (Prize of the French Embassy in Poland): Julia Łukasiak from the Institute of French Studies (academic supervisor: Dr hab. Judyta Zbierska-Mościcka) – the prize is a monthly scholarship for research stay in France
2nd Prize (Prize of the Polish Academy of Sciences): Aleksandra Burdziej from the Institute of Biochemistry (academic supervisor: Prof. Anna Szakiel) – the prize is an Amazon voucher worth € 200
Aleksandra Burdziej was awarded the Audience Prize (Prize of the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange – NAWA), as well. The prize is a travel to an European scientific conference.
“Ma thèse en 180 secondes” is a competition that has been organized since 2012. It currently takes place in more than 30 countries. The Polish edition took place for the second time.
The awards were funded by the event’s partners: the French Embassy in Poland, the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Wardyński & Partners firm and the National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA). Co-organizers of the competition are: the UW Centre for French Culture and Francophone Studies, Association academique des romanistes polonais “Plejada”, the Jagiellonian University and the Institut français de Pologne à Varsovie.