The Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw was established in 1994 under agreements between the governments of Poland and Japan. As one of the best private universities in Poland, it has been educating specialists in the fields of computer science, management, cultural studies, interior design, art and graphic design for years.
PJAIT occupies leading positions in prestigious rankings and is recognized by students, lecturers and the media alike. The university has its own unit in Gdansk, where it conducts studies at the Faculty of Computer Science and the Faculty of New Media Arts, and in Bytom. The Bytom Branch of PJAIT has had a Research and Development Center for years, where new technologies and science meet business, medicine and the military. In 2023, the Bytom Branch launches bachelor's degree at the Faculty of Computer Science. In addition, PJAIT offers students postgraduate studies, an MBA for the IT industry, preparatory courses and online courses.
The Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology is a technical university and its educational offerings emphasize the development of new technologies and their application in various areas. Regardless of the educational programs and specializations implemented, students also learn about Japanese culture, language and customs. One of the University's majors is Culture of Japan. PJAIT is also the only Japanese language examination center in Poland for the JLPT - Japanese-Language Proficiency Test.
There are many foreigners studying at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology. In 2022, according to data from the Student's Office, we had students from as many as 74 countries! We are happy that young people from all over the world choose to study in the middle of Europe, right at our University!
Founding of PJWSTK
1994 - By a decision of the Minister of Education, PJWSTK was entered in the register of higher education institutions under number 51 and was granted the right to confer the title of computer science engineer. Students of PJWSTK are entitled to the same rights as students of state universities, in particular to discounts on public transportation, free health care and deferment of military service.
1997 - PJWSTK became an official examination center of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations Board (LCCIEB).
1998 - PJWSTK was granted the right to confer the degree of Master of Science in Computer Science.
2000 - Under the auspices of JICA, an IT training center for Central and Eastern European countries - the Third Country Trainning Program - began operations.
In October, the University launched the first CISCO Networking Academy in Poland.
2002 - Obtaining the authority to confer the degree of Doctor of Technical Sciences in the discipline computer science.
PJWSTK was the only non-state university to receive categorization by the Committee for Scientific Research.
Part-time studies via the Internet have been launched.
2003 - The university opened a branch faculty of computer science in Bytom.
PJWSTK received the authorization to conduct Bachelor's degree studies in the field of management and launched the Faculty of Information Management
PJWSTK, as one of the few non-state universities, became a member of CRASP - the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland.
2004 - The NŌRYOKU-SHIKEN Japanese language exam was held at PJWSTK for the first time in Poland. The university became an official examination center, the only one in Central and Eastern Europe, enabling the acquisition of an internationally valid Japanese language certificate. The same year saw the launch of the Prometric Testing Center, the only center in Poland that allows students to take TOEFL, GRE, GMAT and PMI exams via the Internet.
PJWSTK signed a cooperation agreement with the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, under which a new faculty was created at PJWSTK - New Media Art.
2005 - Another breakthrough for the Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology. In agreement with the Academy of Fine Arts, Faculty of New Media Arts is created. A unique in the country department combining art classes with learning how to use modern information technologies.
2006 - The PJWSTK Research Center received the 1st (highest) category of the Science Council committee in the field of "Electrical engineering, automation, electronics and information technology."
2007 - PJWSTK received the authorization to offer an undergraduate degree in cultural studies and launched Faculty of Culture of Japan.
Also in 2007, the University received a grant from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education to launch an Academic Business Incubator. The incubator won the Ministry of Science and Higher Education's competition to support incubators, "Wizard of Innovation. Support for innovative academic entrepreneurship".
In October, a branch was launched in Gdansk, where studies are being conducted on computer science.
2008 - The Rector of PJWSTK, dr hab. Jerzy Pawel Nowacki, was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Golden Rays with Ribbon, by the Government of Japan. This is the second most important national decoration awarded by Japan. The rector received the order for his outstanding contributions to Polish-Japanese cooperation.
2009 - The Central Commission for Degrees and Titles granted the Faculty of Computer Science of the Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology in Warsaw the right to confer the degree of Doctor of Technical Sciences in the discipline computer science. In the same year, the specialization "computer science Social" was launched in the second-degree studies at computer science. In the 2009/10 academic year, the studies were paid for by a grant from the Norwegian Financial Mechanism.
Faculty of New Media Arts PJWSTK has been authorized to offer a second degree program at graphic design.
The project "Support for students of computer science as a key to the development of a knowledge-based economy - enrichment of the didactic program of the Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology" won the competition of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for contracted majors ("Sub-measure 4.1.2 Increasing the number of graduates of majors of key importance for a knowledge-based economy" of the Human Capital Operational Program).
The project "Modern staff for the e-economy - a program for the development of the Faculty of the Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology in Bytom" received funding under "Sub-measure 4.1.1 - Strengthening of the didactic potential of universities" of the Human Capital Operational Program.
PJWSTK, together with a consortium of other universities, has launched the project "Regional Foresight for Higher Education Institutions of Warsaw and Mazovia - Academic Mazovia 2030″.
The university has been granted postdoctoral privileges at the Faculty of Computer Science and thus launched a third degree program at computer science.
The overseas Faculty of Computer Science of PJWSTK in Bytom has been authorized to conduct undergraduate studies in the field of graphic design.
The Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology has won a competition held by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for ordered majors "Sub-measure 4.1.2 Increasing the number of graduates in majors of key importance for the knowledge-based economy" of the Human Capital Operational Program.
2011 - Launch of the project " Interactive academic staff for the development of knowledge-based economy" directed mainly to young academic staff of PJWSTK. The project is 100% subsidized 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% subsidized by the European Social Fund under the Human Capital Operational Program Measure 4.1.1.
The Ministry of Science and Higher Education has subsidized two research projects carried out by PJWSTK: "Development of quantitative measures of movement, rationalizing, on the basis of multimodal measurement of movement, the subjective criteria of UPDRS to improve diagnosis before and after implantation of a DBS pacemaker in patients with Parkinson's disease" and "Reduction of dimensionality of time series of poses and discovery of the manifold to which they belong for clustering, classification and visualization of movement."
On May 9, 2011, the Mazovian Governor, Mr. Jacek Kozlowski, and the Rector of PJWSTK, dr hab. Jerzy Nowacki, signed an agreement on cooperation in the development of modern computer techniques and scientific and didactic cooperation. The agreement includes, among other things, the creation of joint scientific and research projects aimed at ensuring the implementation of the "Strategy for the Development of the Information Society in Poland until 2013″, in terms of cooperation with scientific and research centers in the areas of the state, economy and man, and the improvement of administration with the help of organizational, management and ICT techniques, as well as the organization of joint projects, conferences, meetings, meetings, courses, seminars and didactic demonstrations.
On the occasion of World Telecommunications and Information Society Day, held under the slogan: "Better community life with communication and information technology," the Minister of Infrastructure, Mr. Cezary Grabarczyk, awarded PJWSTK an award for the contribution made by our University in promoting the development of computer techniques and information and communication technology. The Minister particularly singled out the high level of education at PJWSTK adapted to the standards of the European Union, as well as the significant progress in the application of computer techniques creating entrepreneurship and innovation.
Interdisciplinary doctoral studies in bioinformatics have been launched, implemented by PJWSTK in cooperation with partner institutions: the Maria Sklodowska-Curie Oncology Center - Institute, Gliwice Branch, and "Genomed" S.A. They are conducted under the project "Interdisciplinary academic staff for the development of a knowledge-based economy", co-financed by the European Union under the European Social Fund.
PJWSTK took third place in the ranking of non-public master's universities announced by the Perspektywy monthly and the Rzeczpospolita daily. There was one humanities university and one with a business profile ahead of us. In the ranking of academic universities, PJWSTK took second place among non-public universities. In the ranking of technical universities, PJWSTK was the only classified non-public university and took 12th place ahead of many polytechnics and public universities.
In October, the Rector of PJWSTK, dr hab. Jerzy Paweł Nowacki received from the hands of the President of the Republic of Poland the Commander's Cross of the Order of Rebirth of Poland, Polonia Restituta for outstanding merits in scientific and research, teaching and social activities, for popularizing science in Poland.
The beginning of the project "RecONCILE: Resilient and rapid mechanisms for assessing the reliability of Web content".
Zuzanna Szyszak - a graphic design student at the Faculty of New Media Arts - was awarded first prize in the "Multimedia" category at the International Biennial of Student Graphic Design, for her music video for the song "Farewell to a Little Warrior," performed by Czeslaw Sung.
According to the Webometrics ranking, in terms of multimedia, the Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology is ahead of other non-public universities in the country. The ranking takes into account, among other things, online publications, databases, free access to resources, online activity of universities and researchers, positioning of university websites, etc. The ranking includes all world universities and has been prepared since 2004 by the Superior Council for Scientific Research in Madrid (CSIC).
2012 - On February 22, 2012, the Rector of PJWSTK, dr hab. Jerzy Paweł Nowacki, received from the hands of the Rector of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, Prof. Stanisław Moryto, a medal "for merits to the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music."
Participation of our Computer Science graduate Jack Czech in the 2012 Summer Paralympic Games.
PJWSTK took first place among non-public technical universities in the country in the 2012 Ranking of Higher Education Schools prepared by the Perspektywy and Rzeczpospolita monthly. In the ranking of all public and non-public technical universities, PJWSTK was ahead of the Polytechnics: Częstochowa, Opole, Białostocka, Rzeszów, Lublin, Świętokrzyska. In the ranking taking into account all non-public master's universities in Poland, PJWSTK took third place. In terms of fields of study, in the IT category, the Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology was ranked eighth in the country. It outranked the Universities of: Jagiellonian, Wroclaw, Silesian, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, and Technical Universities of Lodz, Bialystok, Czestochowa, Krakow, among others.
Launching an EBL e-book lending library.
A student of graphic design at the Faculty of New Media Arts, Ms. Zuzanna Szyszak, won at the 21st Yach Film Festival of Polish Music Videos! Her music video for the song "Farewell to a small warrior" by the band Czeslaw Spiewa won in the "Animation" category. "Yach" is the most prestigious award for music videos in Poland, awarded since 1989.
2013 - The Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology has launched a new PhD program in Social Informatics.
Two teams from the Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology took part in the national finals of the 11th Imagine Cup 2013 competition. They fought to represent Poland in the world finals in St. Petersburg.
Nokia has honored Michal Tomaszewski, a lecturer at the Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology, with the title of Nokia Developer Champion awarded to the most active promoters of Nokia developer technologies.
The Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology ranked second among non-public higher education institutions in Poland. These are the results of this year's edition of the Ranking of Higher Education Schools prepared by the educational monthly Perspektywy and the daily Rzeczpospolita. Thus advancing from 3rd to 2nd place compared to last year's results. PJWSTK is also the best non-public technical university in Poland. In the ranking of all technical universities, it outranked, among others, more than a dozen public polytechnics.
The Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology (PJWSTK) ranked first among all non-public higher education institutions in the country in a scientific ranking of Polish academic institutions prepared by Polityka, which compared all academic institutions in Poland in terms of the quality of science practiced, research conducted, etc. In the overall ranking, PJWSTK outranked many state universities. In the same ranking, which took into account the division into specializations, PJWSTK was the only non-public technical university. Here, too, it proved superior to several public universities.
2014 - PJWSTK was authorized to confer the degree of Doctor of Engineering in the discipline of mechanics.
In a ranking by Wprost weekly, the University was ranked second among non-state universities, and fifth overall, as the university most valued by employers. The ranking is based on a survey of the 500 largest companies in Poland.
The LevelUP team from the Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology (PJWSTK) took second place in the national finals of Imagine Cup 2014, in the Innovation category. Students from the Faculty of Computer Science at PJWSTK: Dawid Cieślak, Kamil Kowalski, Andrzej Kowalczuk, Kuba Rejnhard presented 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 components: the so-called WebPlatform, the part on which all user contacts and content are collected; Book Builder, a Windows 8 application for creating books; and Book Reader, a reading application. The team was supervised by Dr. Michal Tomaszewski of the Faculty of Computer Science at the Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology.
On October 24, the university changed its name to the Polish-Japanese Academy of Computer Technology. The change is related to the university's authorization to confer doctoral degrees in two scientific disciplines.
2015 - Dawid Cieślak, a student at PJAIT, won the global finals of a competition (co-organized by Huawei) for the most innovative mobile app, beating the European-Asian competition.
In a ranking by Perspektywy magazine, the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology ranked first among all non-public technical universities in the country. In the "Employer Preferences" category, PJAIT collected the highest marks among all non-public universities. This means that the graduates of the Polish-Japanese Academy of Computer Technology are very highly rated in the labor market. The high position PJAIT also won in the category "IT majors". The university was among the top ten in the country.
Students PJAIT in second place at Hackathon LubCode
The ELITARNI team consisting of Maciej Kozlowski, Jakub Sikora, Wojtek Szczepanski and Adam Uklaanski took second place in Lublin's Hackathon LubCode. Our first-year Computer Science students prepared an application to report acts of destruction and vandalism to the City Hall.
The Japanese government has awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon to Professor Ewa Palasz-Rutkowska, lecturer at the Department of Japanese Culture PJAIT. Ms. Professor is regarded as one of Poland's leading Japanese scholars. The results of her research on, among other things, Japanese history and Japanese-Polish relations have been published in the form of numerous books and articles. She has also made significant contributions to the promotion of Japanese-Polish scientific exchanges, actively developing contacts with Japanese universities through joint research, articles and guest lectures. The Order of the Rising Sun is awarded to civilians for special contributions to Japan.
A lecturer at our university, prominent children's book designer Jan Bytlik, has received an award from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage for his designs for children's books and his past pedagogical activities for children. Jan Bytlik teaches students of the English-language New Media Art program classes in the basics of visual communication and editing, and supervises a group preparing graduation theses.
In November 2015, the Education Consortium was established at the headquarters of the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw. Polish universities, following the example of the largest American universities, will jointly prepare and offer open online courses. The consortium is made up of the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology (leader), Kozminski University, the School of Business in Dabrowa Górnicza and the West Pomeranian School of Business in Szczecin.
Two students PJAIT, Ms. Julia Potocka (a third-year undergraduate student at graphic design) and Mr. Dawid Cieślak (a fourth-year engineering student at computer science), received the scholarship of the Minister of Science and Higher Education for outstanding achievements for the 2015/2016 academic year.
PJAIT has opened a Research and Development Center (CBR PJAIT) at its Bytom branch. The center offers interactive access from anywhere in the country to its team of advanced traffic analysis and synthesis laboratories in a shareconomy model. Drawing on global experience, CBR PJAIT offers collaboration and sharing of experience, hardware and software resources enabling innovative and interdisciplinary research in human motion acquisition, analysis and synthesis, dissemination of results in world-renowned journals and development work leading to innovative product launches. Among other things, CBR offers access to the following laboratories: Multi-modal Motion Lab (HML), Human Facial Modelling Lab (HFML), Human Microexpression Lab (HMX), Human Seeing Lab (HSL), Wearable Technology Lab (WTL), and Human Dynamics and Multimodal Interaction Lab (HDMI).
2016 - Dr. Bogdan Księżopolski, a researcher at the Department of Computer Networks at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, has received the 2015 Lublin Science Prize, known as the Lublin Nobel Prize. The awarded work is a monograph "Multilevel Modeling of Secure System in QoP-ML" presenting a multilevel analysis of the security of information systems using a special Quality-of-Protection Modelling Language (QoP-ML) created by the author. The proposed language makes it possible, among other things, to create more effective, safer and cheaper systems in terms of network security.
Professor dr hab. Marcin Giżycki has received the "Award for Outstanding Contributions to Animation Studies for 2016". This is an extremely prestigious award for outstanding contributions to animation film studies. The awarding ceremony took place at the World Festival of Animated Film Animafest in Zagreb in June.
In April, the Multi-mode Research Laboratory (HCO-WLB) was opened at the University, which is available to all interested parties, including business entities and scientific research centers. The laboratory was established, thanks to the support provided by the Mazovian Unit for Implementation of EU Programs, as a result of the project "Heterogeneous Computing Cloud as a Multimode Research Laboratory (HCO-WLB)" co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund under the Regional Operational Program of the Mazovian Voivodeship 2007-2013.
April also saw an exhibition marking the 10th anniversary of Prof. Marian Nowinski's tenure as Dean of the Faculty of New Media Arts.
At the end of April, the third edition of the Element Talks conference took place in Warsaw, of which PJAIT was a partner. This is one of the largest conferences dedicated to the work and business of a designer.
In June, an exhibition of posters by Dean Professor Marian Nowinski was held at the Staircase Gallery on Nowy Swiat.
In the results of the Perspectives Ranking announced in June, PJAIT ranked first among non-public technical universities in the country. It also earned a high position in the overall ranking of technical universities. In the Ranking of Non-public Master's Universities PJAIT it took third place. The university has been ranked among the top three non-public universities in Poland for many years. The Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology was also ranked among the top ten best universities in the country in the "IT Directions" category. It also won a high position in the "Employer Preferences" category.
In July, an exhibition of works by students of the New Media Art Department opened at the Warsaw Uprising Museum, titled. "Action Animation." The students created animated cartoons inspired by interviews with insurgents from the resources of the Oral History Archive of the Warsaw Uprising Museum. The works were created under the direction of Dr. Piotr Nowiński, M.Sc. Rafał Masłyk and M.Sc. Mateusz Szewczyk in the Multimedia Comics and Mobile Platform Games Studio.
At the end of September, the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology held a conference of ATypI, a non-profit organization of typographers, calligraphers and book designers from around the world. "ATypI 2016 Convergence Begins" marks the organization's 60th anniversary and a breakthrough in font development. During the three-day conference, Variable Fonts technology was presented, At the conference, in addition to Font developers from Microsoft, Adobe and Google, our graduate Kaja Slojewska, who works in lettering in Canada on a daily basis, also had her speech.
The Laughter Conference was held on October 21-22, with the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology as the main co-organizer. A series of workshops, public events and a two-day conference - all devoted to the role of humor in communication, problem solving and conflict resolution in the Age of Robots. The entire event was held at the headquarters of the National Audiovisual Institute in Warsaw.
Lecturer PJAIT MA Jan Bajtlik was awarded ORO/GOLD at the International Poster Biennale in Ecuador in the category: Category A (Cartel Comercial) for a poster designed for an author's exhibition in New York, and a silver medal winner for his poster "Pinocchio" in the cultural poster category (Category A) at the International Poster Biennale in Mexico.
November 24 marked the beginning of the International Student Festival of Moving Typography "Motyf 2016″ in Mainz at the partner university Hochschule fur Gestaltung New Medien Institute and Gutenberg Museum. The Motyf Festival is a worldwide event initiated in 2013 by students of our University. The festival includes students from Germany, Belgium and 12 students from PJAIT , as well as lecturers from the US, New Zealand and several European countries. The theme of this year's festival was the heritage of world philosophy and poetry interpreted through new media techniques. Works by students from all over the world were presented. The participation of Polish students was possible thanks to a grant from the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation, and the lecturers of PJAIT were able to participate in the event, thanks to the Erasmus program.
Exhibition of paintings by Piotr Nowinski at the Kazimierski Center for Culture, Promotion and Tourism at 12 Lubelska Street in Kazimierz Dolny.
In December, an exhibition of posters by Wojciech Domagalski - an assistant in the Workshop Graphics Studio at the Faculty of New Media Art - was held in the space under the railroad viaduct at the Warszawa Powiśle station.
Three of our students: Paloma Kaluzinska - Faculty of New Media Arts (Polish-language program), Marta Myszewska - Faculty of New Media Arts (English-language program), Mariusz Tkaczyk - Faculty of Information Management received annual scholarships from the Minister of Science and Higher Education for outstanding achievements for the 2016/2017 academic year.
2017 - March 2 saw the signing of a Cooperation Agreement between the State Fund for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (PFRON) and the Polish-Japanese Academy of Computer Technology, aimed at, among other things, increasing the employment of people with disabilities, preparing and implementing the "barrier-free studies" program, preparing alternative forms of teaching materials, and developing and implementing a program to support the IT education of disabled high school and technical school students.
In April, PJAIT and the Wilanów Poster Museum organized a series of events under the umbrella of the "Women's Rights are Human Rights" initiative. The project was initiated by Professor Ewa Satalecka, Dean of the Faculty of New Media Arts, and renowned designer, curator, and retired lecturer at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston Professor Elizabeth Resnick. The exhibition project titled. "Women Rights are Human Rights," was dedicated to the phenomenon of engaged posters on a global scale. The graphic design and organization of the exhibitions, workshops and lectures was undertaken by Marta Myszewska, a master's student.
In May, the Medium Gallery at the Faculty of New Media Art PJAIT in Warsaw presented the works of Jozef Wilkoń, an outstanding Polish illustrator, painter, sculptor and poster designer. The exhibition showcased some of the last graphic works of the author, who after years of mastering the traditional graphic technique, turned to the contemporary technique of digital graphics.
Also in May, at the DAP Gallery at 11a Mazowiecka Street in Warsaw, there was an exhibition by Prof. Andrzej Kalina - "my POLSKA journey" - featuring prints and graphic installations from 1980-2017.
An interactive diploma project by a graduate of the Faculty of New Media Art, Ms. Aleksandra Stodulska, was presented in the main program of the WRO 2017 International Biennale, which is one of the most important reviews of new media art in Europe. The diploma project entitled. "Lazy Eye", realized in the Multimedia Studio, was shown at the exhibition Self-Independent Impulses.
Professor Daniel Szczechura, a didactician at the 2D Animation Studio of the Department of New Media Art, received the main Dragon of Dragons award at the Krakow Film Festival. This award is given for exceptional contributions to the development of world cinematography.
In June, the seventeenth edition of the VU'2017 Virtual University Conference was held at PJAIT . The conference is held under the agreement of four universities: Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw University, the Warsaw University of Life Sciences and the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology. The conference addresses the most important issues of e-education in all areas and in all models.
In June, the Central Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles granted the Faculty of New Media Arts PJAIT the authority to confer doctoral degrees in visual arts. Thus, the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology became the first non-public university with such authorization. Currently, PJAIT is authorized to confer doctoral degrees in three scientific disciplines (computer science, mechanics and fine arts) and postdoctoral degrees in the discipline computer science.
The TYPE DIRECTORS CLUB exhibition, of which PJAIT is a partner, took place in July . The exhibition included the best typographic and typeface designs from around the world. Type Directors Club is a professional non-profit organization; its mission is typographic education of the international community of visual communication designers.
In November, the NINJA PJAIT team participated in the E-sport championship "Academic Championships of Poland" and took third place at the event.
Again, a student of Faculty of New Media Arts (English program, master's degree) - Marta Myszewska - has received the annual scholarship of the Minister of Science and Higher Education for outstanding achievements for the 2017/2018 academic year.
2018 - In January, PJAIT gained open access to the Applied Science & Technology Source database. This is a comprehensive full-text database covering the full spectrum of applied science and computer science. It presents accumulated knowledge on the challenges of traditional engineering and provides resources for researching the implications of new technology applications. area The database's subject matter covers a wide range of fields in applied science, from acoustics and aeronautics to robotics, biomedical engineering, neural networks and nuclear engineering.
At the end of January, students from the Department of New Media Art flew to Paris to present the "Places en Relation" project at the Pompidou Center in Paris, which houses the Museum of Contemporary Art. The endeavor was part of the "Civic City" initiative, which brings together design, architecture, graphic design and students from 10 universities from around the world.
On April 24, the Scientific Council of the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, in cooperation with PJAIT , resolved to establish a new interdisciplinary doctoral program - Digital Humanities. The research and didactic cooperation of literary scholars and computer scientists is expected to modernize humanities education by rooting it in digital technologies. At the same time, it provides computer scientists with knowledge of the latest trends in the study of literature, language and culture, especially the contemporary development of their digital research.
In April, PJAIT announced the establishment of a new Inter-University Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program - Psychology & Informatics, conducted in English jointly with SWPS University of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Participants in the MISD-PI study will learn both the currents present in traditional psychology and the latest techniques for collecting, analyzing and modeling data, including big data.
At the end of May, the Educational Foundation "Perspektywy" announced its annual ranking of universities. PJAIT Ranked fourth among non-public universities. The creators of the classification took into account criteria such as scientific effectiveness, scientific potential, the situation of graduates on the labor market, internationalization, prestige, innovation and educational conditions.
In June, the lecturer, Dr. Wojciech Domagalski, received the Silver Medal at the International Poster Biennale in Warsaw. In the open competition "Independence", 84 works, 78 artists from 18 countries, were admitted to the competition out of 848 entries. The competition was organized to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Poland's independence in 2018, as well as similar anniversaries in other countries in the region.
2019 - Two students majoring in graphic design at the Faculty of New Media Arts PJAIT have been awarded scholarships from the Minister of Science and Higher Education for outstanding achievements for the 2018/2019 academic year. The winners of the scholarship are Ms. Zuzanna Rawa and Mr. Alexander Malachowski.
February 21 saw the opening of the Gyubal Wahazar exhibition on the occasion of the celebration of the 34th birthday of the Witkacy Theater in Zakopane, prepared in cooperation with the Polish-Japanese Academy of Computer Technology. A team of students from the Department of New Media Arts presented a design for the book, costumes, theaters and animation. The book "Gyubal Wahazar", created as a result of typography classes taught to 1st year students of multimedia communication in English, was awarded a Certificate of Excellence (Certificate of Excelence) by the Type Directors Club of New York (2018) and received an honorable mention by PTWK (2018). The Gyubal Wahazar project initiated by Małgorzata Sady and Marek Średniawa was led by dr hab. Ewa Satalecka, Dean of the Faculty of New Media Arts.
On March 14-16 took place Career Fair PJAIT , during which students could meet with specialists in various industries and take care of their career development.
Master's degree students in the Faculty of Computer Science: Mr. Kamil Dzieniszewski and Mr. Kacper Mordalski, together with the We Make Buttons team, took third place in the PEKAO Coders competition. The students worked on data from POS and GOV terminals, looking for benefits for consumers, businesses and Bank Pekao SA.
Japanese Week, co-organized by the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, took place from April 8-12. The program included a series of workshops "Future Text. Japanese Art of Information", lectures organized at Zachęta - National Gallery of Art and a "Round Table Meeting" discussion with specialists from, among others, School of Visual Arts NYC, ShanghaiTech University at the Public Library of the City of Warsaw Main Library of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship.
During the XI Student Graphics Biennial in Poznan, Ms. Agnieszka Warcaba won the Award of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts of the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. The award-winning work was created in the Workshop Graphics Studio of Prof. Andrzej Kalina as part of the New Techniques in Workshop Graphics course.
The BrainCode hackathon "From offline to online" by Allegro was held on April 12-13. Four students and graduates of PJAIT took first place, developing a tool that allows you to create a regular subscription order.
dr hab. Jerzy Pawel Nowacki, Rector of the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, received the statuette of the 70th anniversary of Polish Informatics. It was awarded by the Polish Informatics Society. Dr. hab. Jerzy Pawel Nowacki , professor of PJAIT, has been Rector of PJATK since 1994. For more than 20 years he was associated with the Institute of Fundamental Technological Problems of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He belongs to dozens of international symposia, mainly in Poland, Japan and Sweden. He is a member of the editorial committees of the Journal of Technical Physics and the International Journal of Applied Electromagnetics in Materials. He teaches in the Department of Applied Computer Science at PJATK.
PJAIT took its patronage of the "Impact'19" international conference, which took place in Krakow on May 21-22. The theme of the conference was the future of innovative technologies.
On May 8, PJAIT joined the Night of the Museums campaign, showcasing various aspects of Japanese culture and applications of new technologies.
The book "100 x Independence" by PJAIT Publishing House received an honorable mention in the "Most Beautiful Books of the Year 2018" competition organized annually by the Polish Society of Book Publishers.
The winners of the Polish Graphic Design Awards were Jan Bajtlik, a lecturer at the Faculty of New Media Art, and Maciej Połczynski, a student at the Faculty. Jan Bajtlik received the award in the children's and young adult book category for the item "Ariadne's Thread". The committee also awarded the PJAIT lecturer two honorable mentions: for the animated poster "Pologne une révolution graphique" and the advertising and design illustration - "Animapolis". The award in the category of action typeface went to Maciej Połczyński, the maker of the Maruder typeface. He prepared it for the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets.
In the ranking of non-public universities of the Educational Foundation "Perspektywy" PJAIT took 4th place. The university also ranked high in the list of majors in information technology and the ranking of employers. The "Perspektywy" ranking of non-public universities takes into account 20 indicators according to criteria such as prestige, graduates on the labor market, scientific strength, educational conditions, innovation and internationalization of studies. Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology is the best technical non-public university. In a list of national non-public universities, it ranked in the top five. The organizers of the "Perspektywy" ranking also prepared a classification by 68 faculties. Faculty of Computer Science PJAIT improved its score by five places compared to last year's list, taking 20th place. Taking into account universities, not faculties, PJAIT ranks 10th in Poland in teaching computer science.
On July 1, the princely couple of Japan, Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko visited the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology to meet with representatives of the University on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Poland and Japan. The princely couple met with the Rector of PJAIT, dr hab. Jerzy Pawel Nowacki, the Chancellor of PJAIT, the Vice Dean, Prof. Mitsuhiko Toho, and Ambassador Tsukasa Kawada and his wife. Their discussions focused on educational challenges, cooperation between Poland and Japan, and the job market for young people.
On July 30, the Warsaw Uprising Museum opened the experimental exhibition "Reflection. I'm like you probably", co-created by second-year computer science students at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology - Ms. Agnieszka Bursztynowska and Mr. Michał Jankowski.
In July, the nationwide system for monitoring the Economic Fate of Graduates was updated with another yearbook. PJAIT ranked among the top in terms of graduate earnings. In the area of technical sciences, those who graduated Bachelor's degree PJAIT received an average of PLN 5549 per month, and those who graduated with a second degree - PLN 7741. In the national ranking for the field of information management part-time Bachelor's degree graduates of the Department of Information Management ranked 1st. In Mazovia, in the category of part-time second-degree studies in information technology PJAIT is ranked 4th. This is the highest position among non-public universities.
In September, third-year students of NeMA PJAIT , Mr. Mateusz Król and Mr. Norbert Lisak, presented their original animation, a large-format mapping, at the Lille City Hall in France. The students PJAIT represented Poland in a competition organized by the Mapping European Center.
The year 2019 marked the 25th anniversary of PJAIT and the 15th anniversary of the New Media Art Department. On this occasion, an anniversary exhibition of students from Prof. Andrzej Kalina's Art Graphics Studio - "Cold Cellar" - was opened on October 18 at the Old Prochownia Gallery in Warsaw. The exhibition summarized the didactic and artistic activities of the Studio and presented a selection of the most interesting student works created from 2009 to 2019. The exhibition was attended by didacticians Prof. Andrzej Kalina, Dr. Wojciech Domagalski, Dr. Piotr Żaczek.
October saw the start of the next phase of construction of the new teaching building PJAIT at 86 Koszykowa Street in Warsaw.
In November, the Research and Development Center PJAIT in Bytom hosted a transdisciplinary hackathon organized in cooperation with the Goethe Institute. The event was dedicated to innovative XR (eXtended Reality) solutions for learning foreign languages, especially German. Members of the inter-institutional research group HASE - Human Aspects in Science and Engineering - supported the students with their expertise and mentoring. It consists of young scientists from PJAIT, the Institute of Psychology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, SWPS University, the Information Processing Center and the Warsaw University of Technology who conduct joint research in the broad area of XR, including virtual and augmented reality (VR, AR) and voice interaction (VA), on a daily basis within a network of interactive innovative laboratories.
In December, the Medium Gallery at the Department of New Media Art PJAIT in Warsaw held an exhibition by prominent Japanese artists Ryousaku Miyasaka and Eri Suenaga.
The Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology has launched the #PJATK4Earth action to change the daily habits of the University community to be more nature-friendly. To this end, activities have been introduced under the common slogan #PJATK4Earth. One of the elements of this action is the segregation of garbage. New trash garbage cans have appeared on each floor of the PJAIT buildings: metals and plastic, paper, glass, biodegradable and mixed waste. The trash cans are completely eco-friendly, as they are made of cardboard, and the bags are biodegradable.
On December 12, a public mapping show was held in Antwerp, which was created at the end of an immersive animation workshop conducted by our lecturers Olga Wroniewicz, MA, and Agata Moryto, MA, for students at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp.
2020 - January 23, Zamosc Gallery hosted the opening of an exhibition by Elzbieta Gnyp, lecturer of PJAIT, presenting prints inspired by nature and the poetry of Boleslaw Lesmian.
In January, during a hackathon at the Google GDG DevFest conference in Lisbon, students PJAIT, Mr. Robert Grochowski and Mr. Maciej Lis won second place. They created an app that informs drivers of approaching ambulance, fire and police vehicles.
Students from the Department of New Media PJAIT under the direction of Rudi Baur, a world-renowned designer, co-created the exhibition "Présences typographiques, présences cartographiques" presented at the Palais de la Porte Dorée in Paris.
In March, due to the outbreak of coronavirus, the Rector PJAIT decided to suspend teaching classes and introduce a special mode of operation for the University's units.
Students of the Department of New Media Arts, Ms. Yeva Morozova and Yuliia Negrych, have become finalists in the global design competition C-Idea!, this year held under the theme "Smart life" in Taiwan.
In April, the Open Day PJAIT was held completely online for the first time due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
In April, Professor Mitsuhiko Toho, co-founder and lecturer of PJAIT, was awarded Japan's Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Rays. This decoration is awarded in recognition of outstanding service to the state or society.
In May, the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology organized an international workshop THEM-US - illustration//animation, during which open lectures were given by professors of the School of Visual Arts from New York: Jimm Calhoun and Steven Heller.
Lecturers PJAIT, Mr. Bartosz Witanski and Ms. Olga Krupa won a bronze medal at the European Design Awards in the Signs & Display category.
Rafal Maslyk and Barbara Karpowicz, researchers and lecturers affiliated with the XR Lab and the Department of Multimedia PJAIT, presented their game "Albert's Journey", which received recognition from the developers of the largest gaming platform Steam. Its demo version was included in the summer 2020 Steam Game Festival, which took place online from June 16 to 22.
PJAIT was once again at the top of the "Perspectives 2020″ ranking of higher education institutions. The university was ranked 4th among all non-public universities in Poland. Among technical universities, the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology ranked 13th (up 5 places compared to 2019). It once again became the undisputed leader among non-public technical universities. field of study computer science (second-degree studies) in PJAIT was rated 11th in the country (1st among non-public universities).
On October 23, a virtual conference IF - SOCIAL DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABLE CITIES, focused on sustainable urban development, was held. Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology was a co-organizer of the event. The conference highlighted the importance of culture and social design in the debate on sustainable urban development. The conference was attended by Marek Prawda, a representative of the European Commission, Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, Rector of the University of Applied Arts in Vienna Gerald Bast and senior representatives of local governments and academic leaders from Europe.
In November, we were pleased to bring you the first doctoral defense of the New Media Arts department at PJAIT. The defense was streamed online due to COVID restrictions. The heroine of the defense was Ms. Karolina Kant, and she presented her dissertation under the title: "The Moving Image of Eternity." The main promoter was dr hab. Tomasz Myjak, Prof. PJAIT.
Works by students of the Multimedia Studio PJAIT were shown during the Patchlab Digital Art Festival.
2021 - In January, the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology held its first international online conference, simultaneously translated from French into English, in the lobby of the new Building A. The Night of Ideas "Proximity" is an event organized by the French Institute.
The winter session in 2021 saw further examinations held completely remotely, using IT tools to verify the assumed learning outcomes.
Students of the Integrated Multimedia Studio PJAIT , under the direction of Olga Wroniewicz, along with faculty and administrative staff, are developing a unique site-specific light installation project. The Stream of MA project, referring to the Japanese idea of MA (space between, potential for emptiness) and flow (stream) and instantaneous connections, strongly present in today's world, is a physical installation, a vessel that can accept animations sent to it from anywhere on Earth. In the first phase of the project, students of the Integrated Multimedia Studio (Emilia Ishizaka, Mateusz Król, Ludwika Białkowska, Nikita Mazurkevych, Natalia Dobrzanska) created both a spatial layout and original audiovisual compositions.
In March, Girls from PJAIT took part in the Girls for Polytechnics event. Students from the Departments of Computer Science, New Media Arts and Information Management represented PJAIT at the online conference. Our lecturer, Dominika Wnuk (Faculty of Computer Science) conducted a very popular, introductory workshop on Python programming.
In April we visited our screen printing studio. Few people know that such an atelier operates in our company, so we presented a behind-the-scenes look at the work of Natalia Lajszczak and her students.
At the end of April, PJAIT participated in the 24th Science Picnic organized by the Copernicus Science Center.
On April 27, there was an author meeting with the creators of "Future Graphic Language"! This remarkable publication was created as part of the FutureText art and research project, conducted in 2018-2021, thanks to a NAWA grant, and includes the texts of the lectures delivered at the symposium "Future Graphic Language," organized by PJAIT together with the University of Reading, the British Library, the University of Warsaw and the Asia-Pacific Museum in Warsaw in December 2019.
In May, an open workshop was held as part of the Cross-culture Art and Design Festival, organized by PJAIT and Faculty of New Media Arts. Special guests were Fusako Kusunoki, Tama Art University (Tokyo) and Emilio Lonardo, Technical University of Milano
On May 25, PJAIT organized a virtual sushi workshop. The event turned out to be a hit in 10 and lived to see its second edition. In the virtual sushi workshop, more than 200 students participated!
June 10 PJAIT is slowly coming to life!
The first Czech Innovation EXPO exhibition, which could be visited in person in the main building, was created in the Augmented Realities formula.
ALO, or Academic High School at PJAIT , ranked 4th in this year's edition of the nationwide Ranking of LGBTQ+ Schools! More than 22,000 people from all over the country rated their schools on the openness and safety of LGBTQ+ male and female students. Male and female students answered 17 questions that addressed the presence of non-heteronormative people, the attitudes of male and female teachers, and possible discrimination on the premises. The results were presented in the form of an interactive Equality Map.
June for AZS PJAIT is a triumph for the volleyball section! After promotion in 2019 from II. to I. Yablonov League, the team defended the title of Tournament Champion in the 2020 season! Congratulations to the team and coach Luke Lysiak!
Moments before the session and defenses, PJAIT held an online yoga workshop!
In August, the Hablab study circle organized a team-building event on the beach by the Poniatowski Bridge! We are glad that student life is back to normal!
September is a month dedicated in a special way to the Deaf community. Together with the Zachęta Gallery, we made an extraordinary video about our Graduate. Daniel Kotowski, a graduate of Interior Design at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Computer Technology, is a curator, artist, performer, actively working for the Deaf.
On October 4, the Inauguration Ceremony of the Academic Year was held PJAIT.