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Wrocław Doctoral School of Institutes of Polish Academy of Sciences (WDS IPAS) is an international and interdisciplinary doctoral school run jointly by two leading institutes of Polish Academy of Sciences located in Wrocław:

  • Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research,
    Polish Academy of Sciences


The WDS IPAS teaches candidates for the academic degree of Doctor in the field of natural sciences in the disciplines of:

  • physical sciences,
  • chemical sciences,
  • biological sciences.

and in the field of medical and health sciences in the discipline of:

  • medical sciences.

Individualised education at WDS IPAS lasts 4 years and the lectures are provided in English.

In parallel to the education programme, doctoral students carry out their doctoral thesis in accordance with the Individual Research Plans in the laboratories of the institutes that run the school. The list of topics available in a given year is published during the recruitment process.

An integral part of education and research work at WDS IPAS is foreign cooperation, including short research stays in the best foreign research centres and large user facilities, and trips to schools and scientific conferences.

Every WDS IPAS doctoral student receives a high scholarship for the entire period of education.

Regulations of WDS IPAS: LINK (PDF, 900 kB)

Contact information

Head of the School: Prof. dr hab. Leszek Kępiński (ILTSR), e-mail: 
Deputy: Dr hab. Egbert Piasecki (IIET), e-mail: 

Address: ul. Okólna 2, 50-422 Wrocław, Poland
Webpage: wsdipan.intibs.pl
Secretariat, e-mail: