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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


  • Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy,
    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 four years and the lectures are provided in English.

In parallel to the education program, doctoral students carry out their doctoral thesis following 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 centers and large user facilities and trips to schools and scientific conferences.

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

Regulations of WDS IPAS (valid until 31.09.2024): LINK (PDF, 351 kB)

Regulations and Annex 1 to the Regulations of WDS IPAS (valid from 01.10.2024): Regulations (PDF, 775 kB)Annex 1 to the Regulations (PDF, 663 kB)

Contact information

Head of the School: Dr hab. Małgorzata Samsel-Czekała, Prof. ILTSR PAS, e-mail: 
Deputy: Dr hab. Egbert Piasecki, prof. IIET, e-mail: 

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