The history of PJAIT

The history of PJAIT

History of the academy

Polsko-Japońska Wyższa Szkoła Technik Komputerowych (PJWSTK) was founded in 1994 by the Foundation for the Development of Information Technology, which implemented an agreement between the governments of Poland and Japan in 1993.


  • 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.


  • PJWSTK became the official examination center of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations Board (LCCIEB).


  • PJWSTK was granted the right to award a master's degree in information technology.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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 PJWSTK Research Center received the first (highest) category of the Scientific Council Committee in the field of "Electrical Engineering, Automation, Electronics and Information Technology".


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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).


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Dr 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.