PhD positions at the International Environmental Doctoral School!

We kindly ask you to read offer and invite you to apply to the International Environmental Doctoral School associated with the Centre for Polar Studies at the University of Silesia in Katowice (IEDS) . Registration of candidates in the IRK system is available to 27 August 2020!
The IEDS educates young scientific staff at the highest standards in cooperation with the renowned scientific and academic centres.
The IEDS is a joint unit of the University of Silesia and Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences: the Institute of Geophysics, the Institute of Mathematics and the Institute of Oceanology.

The doctoral studies are carried out in three academic disciplines: Mathematics, Earth & related Environmental Sciences, and Materials Engineering.
For details on the IEDS and the admission process please visit:

SIOS and UNIS support the fieldwork in Svalbard!

The ongoing pandemic has limited research activities in Svalbard, including the possibility of organizing the fieldwork campaign 2020 as part of the project „Hindcasting and projections of hydro-climatic conditions of Southern Spitsbergen” (RiS 11198) in the Werenskiold Glacier area (Wedel Jarlsberg Land, Spitsbergen).

The SIOS Logistics Sharing Notice Board platform proved to be a helpful solution! more about this form of cooperation -> and about fruitful fieldwork:

as well as in the short movie:

Many thanks to
SIOS  – Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System and UNIS – the University Centre in Svalbard
for excellent contribution and logistic & financial support!

Proposed PhD projects at the IEDS 2020/2021

Proposed PhD projects at the International Environmental Doctoral School have been published on the website:

We kindly ask you to read our offer and invite you to apply to the Doctoral School. Registration of candidates in the IRK system will be available from 30 June to 27 August 2020.


NVP International Summer school 2020 – Global Arctic

Opportunity for PhD and Post-Doc – an interdisciplinary summer school in Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Time: June 20th – 28th 2020.

Application deadline is 15th February 2020.
The selected candidates will be notified by the end of March 2020

More information – *.PDF and here:

Summer Schools 2020-2022

The Invited Lectures on Polar Research – Dr. Ethan Welty

W E   A R E   P L E A S E D   T O   I N V I T E D   T O   L E C T U R E:

“Extracting glacier observations from time-lapse photographs”

by Dr. Ethan Welty
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado Boulder

to be held January 21, 2020 at 11:30 AM at the Faculty of Natural Sciences University of Silesia
room 002 (Będzińska st., 60, Sosnowiec)

  • Centrum Studiów Polarnych laureatem konkrursu „Widzialność Centrów Badawczych”
    w ramach programu Uniwersytetu Śląskiego w Katowicach „Inicjatywa Doskonałości Badawczej”