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09.03.2019

Our PhD dissertation distinguished in the Progres 3 International Consortium competition

Early this summer one of our group members (Maciej Sowa) has successfully defended his PhD thesis. Although the defense had almost faded from our memories, the dissertation written by Maciej Sowa has been recently awarded the 3rd place in the 7th annual Competition for the Best Dissertation Defended in 2018 that is organized by Progres 3 International Consortium.

Progres 3 is a consortium that unites Central European universities (11 in total; from Poland, Czechia and Slovakia) under their common goals. The Competition for the Best Dissertation Defended in 2018 is one of the initiatives put forward annually by the consortium. There are 5 categories that the newly-defended young doctors can compete in:

  • Economics, Finance and Management (8 dissertations in the 2nd round),
  • Raw materials, Energy and the Environment (6 dissertations in the 2nd round),
  • Health and Applications in Healthcare (3 dissertations in the 2nd round),
  • Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (3 dissertations in the 2nd round),
  • Competitive Engineering and Materials Research (7 dissertations in the 2nd round).

In the 1st round, each of the member universities was entitled to file up to 3 dissertations of their choosing in each of the categories to enter the competition. From the theses chosen in the 1st round, the experts elected by VSB-TU Ostrava had selected the best dissertation as well as the 2nd and the 3rd places. The experts based their decision on a number of criteria:

  • quality and originality of the dissertation,
  • theoretical or practical benefits of the dissertation,
  • depth of the analysis examined the problem and the methodology used,
  • quality and level of processing of dissertation.

Maciej Sowa was placed in the 3rd position in the Competitive Engineering and Materials Research category, right after an ex aequo 1st place taken by Josef Hlinka (VŠB-TUO) and Denisa Závodská (University of Žilina).

Congratulations Maciej!

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