Polish University Abroad in London


London, United Kingdom



Elżbieta Perzycka-Borowska is a Professor at The Polish University Abroad in London  as well as at the University of Szczecin, holdingthe a Ph.D in Social Science. Participant of international academic training including Nesna University College, Norway; University of Kashmir, India; ELS Language Center, Toronto, Canada; Pwani University, Kenia. Expert in international programmed – ref EX2006C195445. As the Chairman of the Associate Education and Culture Science, she has been instrumental in shaping the academic landscape in her field.

As an experienced researcher, Prof. Perzycka has played a pivotal role in coordinating and partnering with international research consortiums. She has been the coordinator of the SIT project within the MSCA-FP7 program and a partner of the TICASS project within the MSCA-Horyzont 2020 programme. Currently, she is a partner of the CAPHE project within the Horizon Europe. These collaborations have allowed her to contribute extensively to the global academic discourse, building networks and fostering innovation.

Elżbieta Perzycka-Borowska’s constant research on visual communication, digital information, technology in education and digital competencies has a significant impact on the development of new ideas and strategies in her field. Her activities bridge the gaps between theoretical frameworks and practical applications of technology in education. Prof. Perzycka-Borowska remains an influential figure in the social sciences and a respected voice in contemporary academia.

Email: elzbieta.perzycka@puno,ac.uk

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7829-3806


A graduate of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw (Poland), she serves as Vice-Rector and Director of the Institute of Social Sciences. Her work in the areas of public health and education encompasses sexology, family counselling, and court mediation, including the initiation of a crisis centre in London to assist individuals and partners in resolving marriage and family problems. Among her research interests are the use of emerging technologies, such as VR, for remote learning.


A researcher at PUNO, Head of the Unit of Polish Language and Culture Education and lecturer of Polish as an inherited, second and foreign language, with many years of teaching experience. Lecturer-teacher of Polish as inherited, second, foreign language with many years of work experience in British and Polish educational institutions Her research into methodologies of language-learning focuses on the effectiveness of hybrid educational spaces as teaching venues. She is a member of BASEES (British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies), the Society for Storytelling and Bristol Association for Teachers of Polish Culture and Polish as a Foreign Language.

She has been a key member in multiple academic research projects, including  leading the project: “Developing (creative) writing skills in teaching Polish as an inherited/second language at the B1-B2 level, in online learning” in partnership with the University Council of Modern Languages. Currently she is also a partner in the NAWA: BJP/PJP/2022/1/00008 project “Language, identity, culture. Among Polish youth in Great Britain”, a partnership between the Polish University Abroad and the Institute of Literary Research, Polish Academy of Sciences. The aim of the project is to improve the quality of teaching Polish as an inherited/ second/ foreign language in the UK.

The role of artificial intelligence in language and culture education is of particular interest. Her involvement in CAPHE is an extension of research conducted for her PhD, which is on the use of IT tools for learning foreign languages in VR.


Email: dorota.hrycak@puno.ac.uk

  ORCID: 0000-0002-2510-8961


An assistant professor at The Polish University Abroad as well works at the University of Szczecin, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Pedagogy, Department of General Pedagogy, Didactics and Cultural Studies. Doctor of Social Sciences in the field of pedagogy. He is also a lawyer, and an educator. In the past, he was a probation officer  for adults. He deals with the issues of human rights and family law but also issues related to culture. His research interests are diverse, encompassing critical areas, embracing  the transformative power of education, the law, and a deep appreciation for diverse cultures. Currently, he is participating in the CAPHE project within the Horizon Europe.

Email: aleksander.cywinski@puno.ac.uk

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3945-9607


A Professor at The Polish University Abroad in London, where she also serves as the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Humanities. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Science and has a strong academic background. Throughout her career, she has participated in various international academic trainings, including programs at the University of Szczecin in Poland, Pwani University in Kenya, and Macerata University in Italy.

As a dedicated researcher, Agnieszka Szajner has been actively involved in several projects of international significance. One notable project she contributed to is the TICASS (Technology, Innovation, Creativity, and Arts for Social Society) project, which was carried out under the MSCA-Horizon 2020 program. This project aimed to explore the intersection of technology, innovation, creativity, and the arts in addressing social issues.

Currently, Agnieszka Szajner is a partner in the CAPHE (Creative and Arts-based Pedagogies in Higher Education) project, which is part of the Horizon Europe initiative. This project focuses on innovative education approaches, particularly within the realm of creative and arts-based pedagogies in higher education.

Through her collaborations and participation in international projects, Agnieszka Szajner has made significant contributions to the global academic discourse. She has actively built networks, fostered innovation, and engaged in research related to music education, intercultural education, and innovative education. Her work reflects a commitment to advancing educational practices and exploring the potential of creativity and the arts in learning environments.

e-mail: agnieszka.szajner@puno.ac.uk

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2197-1810


Delving into the intricacies of pedagogy, exploring the intersections of Michał Parchimowicz is a dedicated scholar with a focus on the intricacies of pedagogy and the intersections of education, media, and culture. Currently serving as a junior researcher at the Faculty of Social Sciences – Department of Pedagogy and Media Culture at the Polish University Abroad, he engages in research that draws from and contributes to his practical experiences. With a passion for lifelong learning, Michał’s journey has encompassed both music and education, reflecting his deep commitment to creating an enriching and inclusive educational environment. His academic pursuits delve into the various dimensions of pedagogy, seeking to understand and enhance the ways in which education and media intersect. By combining theoretical exploration with practical experience, Michał Parchimowicz brings a well-rounded perspective to his research. His dedication to fostering inclusive and transformative educational environments exemplifies his commitment to making a positive impact in the field of pedagogy. Michał Parchimowicz continues to deepen our understanding of the intricate relationship between education, media, and culture, while striving to shape pedagogical practices that promote growth, engagement, and inclusivity.

Email: michal.parchimowicz@puno.ac.uk  

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1024-3199