Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology (PJAIT) was founded in 1994. Since the beginning, it concentrated on high quality education of specialists who could work in the field of computer techniques’ usage which was important for the development of Poland. A celebration of PJAIT’s 25th anniversary will begin in October 2019.
- January - PJAIT gained open access to a database called Applied Science & Technology Source. It is a comprehensive, full-text database which covers full spectrum of applied sciences and computer science. It presents knowledge about the challenges of traditional engineering and provides materials for research on the consequences of appliance of new technologies. The scope of the database covers many fields of applied science – from acoustics to aeronautics, robotics, biomedical engineering, neural networks or nuclear engineering.
- The students of the Faculty of New Media Arts presented a project called „Places en Relation” in the Parisian Pompidou Centre where a museum of contemporary art is located. It was a part of an effort called „Civic City” which gathers designers, architects, graphic designers and students from 10 universities around the world.
- April 24 - The Scientific Council of The Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in cooperation with PJAIT enacted the establishment of new, interdisciplinary postgraduate studies - digital humanities. The exploratory and educational cooperation of literary scholars and computer scientists is supposed to upgrade the humane education with the help of digital technologies. It also provides knowledge to the Computer Scientists on the latest trends in literary studies, language and culture, particularly on modern development of its digital research.
- April - PJAIT along with SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities announced the establishment of new Intercollegiate Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies in English – Psychology & IT. The participants of those studies learn about currents in traditional psychology as well as about the latest techniques of gathering, analysing and elaborating data, including big repertories.
- May - the Educational Fund „Perspektywy” announced an annual ranking of universities. PJAIT was placed at number four among private universities. The ranking’s creators took into account criteria such as: scientific effectiveness and potential, the situation of the graduates on the job market, internationalization, prestige, innovativeness and the conditions of education.
- June - a lecturer - PhD Wojciech Domagalski won a silver medal during International Poster Biennale in Warsaw. 848 participants send their projects to an open competition „Niepodległa”. 84 works of 78 artists from 18 countries were accepted for the competition which was held for the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining its independence in 2018 and corresponding anniversaries in other countries of the region.
- March 2 - an Agreement of Cooperation was concluded between The State Fund for Rehabilitation of Disabled People (PFRON) and the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology (PJAIT) in order to increase the employment of the disabled, prepare and realise a programme “studies without barriers”, prepare alternative forms of didactic materials, develop and implement a programme supporting the training of disabled high school and technical school students in the field of IT.
- April - PJAIT and the Poster Museum at Wilanów organised a series of events connected to the effort „Women’s Rights are Human Rights”. The project arose thanks to an acclaimed designer and a retired lecturer of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, professor Elizabeth Resnick. The project of the exhibition „Women’s Rights are Human Rights” was dedicated to the phenomenon of social issues posters on a global scale.
- May - GALERIA MEDIUM on the Faculty of New Media Arts on PJAIT in Warsaw presented works of Józef Wilkoń – a brilliant Polish illustrator, painter and poster artist. The exhibition presents one of the last graphic works of the author who after many years of mastering the traditional graphic skills took to a modern technique of digital graphic arts. Also in May in DAP Gallery on Mazowiecka 11a Street in Warsaw an exhibition of professor Andrzej Kalina took place. Entitled "moja POLSKA podróż" (My POLISH journey) it depicts graphic illustrations and installations from the period of 1980-2017.
- An interactive graduation project of the New Media Arts Faculty graduate Aleksandra Stodulska was shown in the main programme of the International Biennale WRO 2017 which is one of the most important new media arts previews in Europe. The graduation project entitled “Lazy Eye” realized in the Multimedia Workshop was presented on the exhibition “Impulsy Samoistne”.
Professor Daniel Szczechura, a lecturer of the 2D Animation workshop on the Faculty of New Media Arts won the first prize – “Dragon of Dragons” on the Krakow Film Festival. The prize is granted for exceptional contribution to the development of world cinematography.
- June – 17th edition of Virtual University conference VU’2017. The conference takes place within the framework of an agreement of four universities: Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw University, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW and Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology. The conference engages in the most important aspects of e-education in all the fields and models.
- June – Central Commission to Degrees and Titles granted the Faculty of New Media Arts an authority for bestowing PhD degree in plastic arts. Therefore PJAIT became the first private university to have such eligibility. Today PJAIT is authorized to confer a PhD degree in three scientific fields: IT, mechanics and plastic arts as well as post-doctoral degree in the field of Information Technology.
- July – Exhibition TYPE DIRECTORS CLUB of which PJAIT is a partner. The exhibition comprises the best typographical projects and projects of magazine’s artwork from around the world. Type Directors Club is a professional non-profit organisation whose mission is a typographical education of international community of visual communication designers.
November – PJAIT’s team "Ninja-PJATK" takes part in e-sport championship "Akademickie Mistrzostawa Polski" (Academic Championship of Poland) and wins the third prize.
- PhD Bogdan Księżopolski, a researcher at the Department of Computer Networks of the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology received the Lublin Science Prize in 2015, called the Lublin Nobel Prize. Awarded work is the monograph "Multilevel Modeling of Secure Systems in QoP-ML", presenting a multi-faceted security analysis of information systems using the Quality-of-Protection Modeling Language (QoP-ML) model developed by the author. The proposed language allows, among others, creation of more efficient, safer and cheaper systems for network security.
- prof. dr hab. Marcin Giżycki was granted an “Award for Outstanding Contributions to Animation Studies for 2016”. It is a remarkably prestigious award for an outstanding contribution to studies on animated film. Its formal presentation took place during World Festival of Animated Film Animafest in Zagreb in June.
- April – creation of an exploratory laboratory (HCO-WLB) which is available to all persons interested, including persons conducting enterprises and research centres. The Laboratory came into being thanks to the support of the Mazovian Unit of EU Programmes Implementation as a result of a project called „Heterogeniczna Chmura Obliczeniowa jako Wielomodowe Laboratorium Badawcze (HCOWLB)” co-funded by the European Union from the funds of The European Regional Development Fund within the framework of the Regional Operational Programme for Mazovian Voivodeship in period 2007-2013.
- April – exhibition for the 10th anniversary of professor Marian Nowiński performing a function of the Dean of the Faculty of New Media Arts.
- April – third edition of a conference “Element Talks” in Warsaw of which PJAIT is a partner. It is one of the biggest conferences dedicated to the works and business activity of the designer.
- June – exhibition of works by the dean Marian Nowiński at Galeria Schody on Nowy Świat Street.
- June - PJAIT was placed first among private technical universities in the country in the “Perspektywy” Ranking. It was also ranked high in a general comparison of technical universities. PJAIT was placed third in a “Ranking of Private Graduate Universities”. For years, the Academy has been at the top three of the best private universities in Poland. The Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology was also placed at the top ten best universities in the category “IT faculties” as well as it was ranked high in the category “Employer’s preferences”.
- July – opening of an exhibition of New Media Arts Faculty students at the Warsaw Rising Museum called “Akcja Animacja” (“Action Animation”). The students have created cartoons inspired by interviews with the insurgents which are stored at the Oral History Archive at the Warsaw Rising Museum. The works have been developed under the supervision of PhD Piotr Nowiński, M.Sc. Rafał Masłyk and M.A Mateusz Szewczyk at the Workshop of Multimedia Cartoons and Games for Mobile Platforms.
- October 21-22 – Laughter Conference of which the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology is a main co-organiser. A series of workshops, public events and a two-day conference dedicated to the role of sense of humour in communication, problem solving and conflicts in the Robot Era. The event took place in the headquarters of the National Film Archive–Audiovisual Institute in Warsaw.
- PJAIT’s lecturer – M.A Jan Bajtlik received ORO / GOLD on an International Poster Biennale in Ecuador in a category A (Cartel Comercial) for a poster designed on an original exhibition in New York and also a silver medal for the poster “Pinocchio” in cultural poster’s category (category A) on an International Poster Bienalle in Mexico.
- November 24 – start of the International Student's Moving Type Festival “Motyf 2016" in Mainz at a partner university Hochschule fur Gestaltung New Medien institute and Gutenberg Museum. Motyf Festival is an international event initiated in 2013 by the students of our Academy. Students from Germany, Belgium, 12 PJAIT’s students as well as lecturers from USA, New Zealand and a few other European countries take part in the festival. The topic of this year’s festival is the heritage of world philosophy and poetry interpreted with the help of new media techniques. Works of students from around the world will be presented. The participation of Polish students was possible thanks to a grant of the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation and PJAIT’s lecturers may take part in this event thanks to the Erasmus programme.
- Painting exhibition of Piotr Nowiński in the Kazimierz Centre for Culture, Promotion, and Tourism on Lubelska 12 Street in Kazimierz Dolny.
- December - Poster exhibition under a railway bridge at the Warszawa-Powiśle station by Wojciech Domagalski – a graduate assistant at the Graphic Techniques Workshop at the Faculty of New Media Arts.
- Three of our students: Paloma Kałuzińska (graphic design, New Media Arts Faculty), Marta Myszewska – (graphic design New Media Arts Faculty) and Mariusz Tkaczyk – (management, Information Management Faculty) received one-year scholarships of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for outstanding achievements in the academic year 2016/2017.
- Dawid Cieślak, a PJATK student, won the world competition final (co-organized by Huawei) for the most innovative mobile application, beating European-Asian rivals.
- In the "Perspektywy" magazine ranking, the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology ranked 1st among all non-public technical colleges in the country. In the category "Employer Preferences", PJATK achieved the highest scores from all non-public schools. This means that graduates of the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology are highly rated on the labor market. PJATK's high position was also achieved in the category "IT Directions". The university was in the top ten in the country.
- PJATK students came in second in Hackathon LubCode.
- The ELITARNI team consisting of Maciej Kozłowski, Jakub Sikora, Wojtek Szczepański and Adam Uklański came in second in Lublin Hackathon LubCode. Our students on the 1st year of IT have prepared an application to file acts of destruction and vandalism to the City Hall.
- The government of Japan awarded Professor Ewa Pałasz-Rutkowska, lecturer of the Department of Japanese Culture PJATK, with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon. The professor is considered one of the leading Polish Japanologists. The results of her research, including the history of Japan and the Japanese-Polish relations, have been published in the form of numerous books and articles. She also made a significant contribution to the promotion of Japanese-Polish academic exchanges, actively developing contacts with Japanese universities through joint research, articles and guest lectures. The Oder of the Rising Sun is awarded to civilians for merits for Japan.
- Lecturer of our school and an outstanding designer of children's books, Jan Bajtlik, received the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Award for the design of children's books and pedagogical activity for children. Jan Bajtlik leads students in the English-speaking New Media Arts program with a focus on visual communication and editing, and takes care of the group that prepares thesis.
- In November 2015, the Educational Consortium was established at the headquarters of the Polish-Japanese Academy Information Technology in Warsaw. Polish universities, just like the largest US universities, will jointly prepare and offer open courses online. The consortium includes: Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology (leader), Leon Kozminski Academy, Dąbrowa Górnicza Business School and West Pomeranian Business School in Szczecin.
- Julia Potocka (3rd year student of Graphic Arts) and Dawid Cieslak (4th year student of Computer Engineering) received a scholarship from the Minister of Science and Higher Education for outstanding achievements in the academic year 2015/2016.
- PJATK has opened its Research-Development Center (CBT PJATK) in Bytom. The Center offers interactive access from anywhere in the country to its advanced analysis and synthesis labs in the share-economy model. Taking advantage of world-wide experience, CBR PJATK proposes cooperation and sharing of experience, hardware and software resources, enabling innovative and interdisciplinary research into the acquisition, analysis and synthesis of human movement, the dissemination of results in reputable world magazines, and development work leading to innovative products on the market. CBR offers, among others, access to the following labs: Human Motion Lab, Human Facial Modeling Lab (HFML) and Human Micro-expression Lab (HMX), HSL (Human Seeing Lab) WTL (Wearable Technology Lab), Human Dynamics and Multimodal Interaction Lab (HDMI) Laboratory.
- PJWSTK was granted the right to award a doctoral degree in technical sciences in the discipline of mechanics.
- In the ranking of the weekly Wprost, the academy was ranked second among non-state universities, and fifth in general, as the university most respected by employers. The ranking is based on a survey of 500 largest companies in Poland.
- The team LevelUP of PJWSTK came in second in the final of the national Imagine Cup 2014 in the Innovation category. The students in the Daprtment of IT at PJWSTK: Dawid Cieślak, Kamil Kowalski, Kuba Rejnhard represented the TapBooks project - a platform for books containing multimedia content created for the education sector. The platform on which books are created by and for users includes three elements: WebPlatform, a collection of all user and content contacts, Book Builder - a Windows 8 book creation application, and Book Reader - an application for reading. The team was supervised by Michał Tomaszewski, Ph.D., of PJWSTK.
- On 24th October the university changed its name to the PJATK (Eng. PJAIT, Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology). This change has to do with the school obtaining rights to award a doctorate in technical sciences in two disciplines.
- PJWSTK has launched new doctoral studies in the field of Social Informatics.
- Two teams from PJWSTK took part in the national finals of the 11th edition of the Imagine Cup 2013 competition. They competed to represent Poland in the world finals in St. Petersburg.
- Nokia has honored Michał Tomaszewski, lecturer at PJWSTK, with the Nokia Developer Champion award, which is awarded to the most active developers of Nokia development technologies.
- PJWSTK came in second among non-public universities in Poland. This is the result of this year's edition of the University Ranking prepared by the educational monthly Perspektywy and the daily paper Rzeczpospolita. Thus, the academy advanced in comparison with the results of last year from III to II place. PJWSTK is also the best non-public technical university in Poland. On the list of all technical universities, the school surpassed a dozen public polytechnics.
- PJWSTK came in first among all non-public academic institutions in the country in the academic ranking of Polish academic universities prepared by Polityka, which compared all academic universities in Poland in terms of quality of scientific research, conducted scientific research, etc. Generally speaking, PJWSTK has surpassed many state universities. In the same ranking, taking into account the specialization division, PJWSTK turned out to be the only non-public technical college. In this aspect, the academy also proved to be better than a few public universities.
- On February 22nd, 2012 JM Rector PJWSTK, dr Jerzy Paweł Nowacki received a medal from the Rector of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, prof. Stanisław Moryto, for the “merits for the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music ".
- The participation of our IT faculty member, Jacek Czech, in the Summer Paralympic Games 2012.
- In the Ranking of Universities 2012 prepared by the monthly Perspektywy and daily paper Rzeczpospolita, PJWSTK came in first among non-public technical universities in the country. On the list of all public and non-public technical universities, PJWSTK was ahead of Polytechnics: Czestochowa, Opole, Białystok, Rzeszów, Lublin, Świętokrzyska. In the ranking considering all non-public graduate schools in Poland PJWSTK took 3rd place. In terms of education, in the IT category, PJWSTK came in seventh in the country. The academy was ahead of universities: Jagiellonian, Wroclaw, Silesian, Nicolaus Copernicus in Torun and Polytechnics, including: Łódzka, Białystok, Czestochowa, Krakowska.
- Launch of the EBL ebook rental service.
- Zuzanna Szyszak, a student of Graphic Arts at the Department of New Media Arts, won the 21st Polish Film Festival Yach Film! Her music video for the song "Farewell to a Little Warrior" by Czeslaw Szpiewa won in the category "Animation". "Yach" is the most prestigious award for music videos in Poland, awarded since 1989.
- Launch of the project "Interactive Academic Squad for the Development of Knowledge-Based Economy", mainly directed to the young academic cadres of the PJWSTK. The project is 100% financed by the European Social Fund under the Human Capital Operational Program Measure 4.1.1.
- Start of the project "University closer to business - graduate closer to work." The project is 100% co-financed by the European Social Fund under the Human Capital Operational Program, Measure 4.1.1.
- The Ministry of Science and Higher Education co-financed two research projects implemented by PJWSTK: Quantitative measurement of motion, rationalizing - based on multimodal motion measurement - subjective UPDRS criteria to improve diagnostics before and after implantation of DBS pacemakers in patients with Parkinson's disease and Dimension reduction of the time series of poses and exploring the variety to which they belong for the purposes of clustering, classification and visualization of motion.
- On May 9th, 2011 the Voivode of Mazovia, Jacek Kozłowski and Rector of PJWSTK, Dr. Jerzy Nowacki signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of development of modern information technology as well as scientific and didactic cooperation. The agreement includes, among other things, the creation of joint research and development projects aimed at ensuring the implementation of the "Strategy for the development of the information society in Poland until 2013", in the area of cooperation with country-related research and development centers, economics and humans, and administration improvements with the help of organizational techniques, management and information technology and organizing common projects, conferences, meetings, conferences, courses and seminars, didactic shows.
- Minister of Infrastructure, Cezary Grabarczyk awarded PJWSTK with the Minister of Infrastructure Award for the contribution made by our academy in promoting the idea of development of information technology. The Minister particularly distinguished the high level of education at PJWSTK, which was adapted to European Union standards, as well as significant progress in the field of information technology, which institutes entrepreneurship and innovation.
- Interdisciplinary doctoral studies in bioinformatics have been launched by PJWSTK, and in cooperation with partner institutions: Oncology Center - Instytut im. Maria Skłodowska-Curie, Gliwice Branch and "Genomed" S.A., the studies are conducted under the project "Interdisciplinary Academic Squad for the Development of Knowledge-Based Economy ", co-financed by the European Union under the European Social Fund.
- PJWSTK came in third in the ranking of non-public master’s degree schools published by the monthly Perspektywy and daily Rzeczpospolita papers. Above us was one humanistic academy and one with a business profile. In the ranking of academic universities, PJWSTK took second place among non-public universities. In the ranking of technical universities, PJWSTK was the only non-public higher education institution, taking 12th place ahead of many universities and colleges.
- In October JM Rector PJWSTK, dr. Jerzy Paweł Nowacki received the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta from the President of the Republic of Poland for outstanding achievements in scientific-research, didactic and social activities, for popularizing science in Poland.
- RecONCILE Project onset: Fast and reliable web content credibility assessment.
- Zuzanna Szyszak - student of Graphic Arts at the Department of New Media Arts - received the first prize in the category of "Multimedia" at the International Biennale of Student Graphic Design, for a video clip entitled "Farewell to a Little Warrior" by Czesław Śpiewa.
- According to the Webometrics ranking, in terms of multimedia, the PJWSTK, surpassed other non-public universities in the country. The ranking takes into account, among others: internet publications, databases, free access to resources, university activity and researchers on the web, positioning of university websites, etc. The ranking includes all universities in the world and has been in the process of preparation since 2004 by the Supreme Scientific Research Council in Madrid (CSIC).
- The satellite campus teaching center in Gdańsk was transformed into an independent Department of Information Technology. Dr hab. Marek Bednarczyk, prof. PJIIT, became its dean.
- In PJWSTK in Gdańsk, the Faculty of New Media Arts was established, which educates students in the field of graphic design.
- Since October, master’s degree studies in cultural studies at PJWSTK have been launched in Warsaw.
- Projects "@cademy for ICT Development - Postgraduate Studies" and SYNAT were launched.
- Department of Information Technology PJWSTK once again received the first, highest category, ranking 11th in its field in "Electrical engineering, automatics, electronics and information technology". It is one of the highest positions in research institutes operating within higher education institutions, which indicates the great scientific achievements and implementations of the faculty of the IT Department.
- The Central Committee for Degrees and Titles granted the Department of Information Technology of the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw the right to award doctoral degrees with habilitation of technical sciences in the discipline of Information Technology. In the same year, the specialization "Social Informatics" was launched in the Master’s degree studies in the field of Information Technology. In 2009/2010 studies were funded by a grant from the Norwegian Financial Mechanism.
- The Faculty of New Media Arts PJWSTK was granted the right to conduct Master’s degree studies in graphic design.
- The project "Supporting students of computer science as a key to the development of knowledge-based economy - enriching the didactic program of the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology" won the Ministry of Science and Higher Education competition on so-called ordered specialties - ("Sub-measure 4.1.2. Increase of the number of graduates in key majors of the knowledge-based economy" Human Capital Operational Program).
- The project "Modern staff for e-economy - the program of development of the
Department of the Polsko-Japońska Wyższa Szkoła Technik Komputerowych in Bytom" received funding under "Sub-measure 4.1.1 - Strengthening the didactic potential of the university" Operational Program Human Capital.
- PJWSTK together with a consortium of other universities started the project "Regional foresight for universities of Warsaw and Mazovia - Academic Mazovia 2030".
- The university was granted the right to award a habilitation degree in information technology and thus launched a doctoral degree program in information technology.
- The Department of Information Technology, PJWSTK in Bytom was granted the right to conduct undergraduate studies in graphic design.
- PJWSTK won the Ministry of Science and Higher Education competition on so-called ordered specialties "Sub-measure 4.1.2. Increasing the number of graduates in key majors of the knowledge-based economy" Human Capital Operational Program.
- Rector of PJWSTK, Dr Jerzy Paweł Nowacki, was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon by the Japanese Government. This is the second most important state award granted by Japan. The Rector was awarded the Order for outstanding contributions to the Polish-Japanese cooperation.
- PJWSTK was granted the right to conduct undergraduate studies in cultural studies and launched the Department of Japanese Culture. Also in 2007, the academy received a grant from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education to launch the Academic Entrepreneurship Incubator. This incubator also won the competition of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education to support incubators of "Innovation Wizard. Support for innovative academic entrepreneurship. "
- In October, a department in Gdańsk was opened, where studies in Information Technology are conducted.
- The PJWSTK Research Center received the first (highest) category of the Scientific Council Committee in the field of "Electrical Engineering, Automation, Electronics and Information Technology".
- At PJWSTK, the first Japanese exam in NŌRYOKU-SHIKEN in Poland took place. The university has become the official testing center, the only one in Central and Eastern Europe, which enables obtaining a worldwide certificate of Japanese language. In the same year, Prometric Testing Center was launched - the only center in Poland that allows TOEFL, GRE, GMAT and PMI examinations via Internet.
- PJWSTK signed a cooperation agreement with the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, under which PJWSTK created a new department - New Media Arts.
- The school opened the satellite campus Department of Information Technology in Bytom.
- PJWSTK was granted the right to conduct undergraduate studies in management and launched the Information Management Department.
- PJWSTK, as one of the few non-state institutions, became a member of KRASP – the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland.
- The school was granted the right to award a doctorate of technical sciences in the discipline of information technology.
- PJWSTK, as the only non-state university, received categorization from the Ministry of Scientific Research and Information.
- Online extramural studies were started.
- Under the auspices of JICA, the IT training center for Central and Eastern European countries was launched - the Third Country Training Program.
- In October, the first CISCO Network Academy in Poland was launched.
- PJWSTK was granted the right to award a master's degree in information technology.
- PJWSTK became the official examination center of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations Board (LCCIEB).
- By the decision of the Minister of National Education, PJWSTK was entered into the register of universities under number 51 and was granted the right to award the title of IT engineer. PJWSTK students are entitled to the same rights as state university students, in particular those concerning public transport discounts, free health care, and postponement of military service.