Pros and Cons of Central Admission to Higher Education Institutions in Poland

University of Warsaw together with MUCI (Consortium of Polish Higher Education Institutions) organizes a conference on central admission for higher education in Poland.

The conference will take place in Warsaw on November 14th, 2017 in Pałac Kazimierzowski, Senate meeting room, second floor, at the central campus of the University of Warsaw, Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, Warsaw, Poland. The map is available at this address (number 1 on the map).

Participants are kindly asked to register at the registration page. Registration is free of charge with coffee and lunch included, but participants are expected to pay for their own travelling costs. The number of participants is litmited due to the size of the meeting room to app. 60-70 persons. The conference is in the first place directed to the vice rectors for student affairs of Polish higher education institutions and heads of admission offices. Especially authorities from the Mazovia district are heartly welcome.

The main purpose of the conference is to start discussion among authorities from Polish HEIs, representatives of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, and other stakeholders on the possibility to organize in Poland central admission for higher education, architecture of such amission and the roadmap.

The good starting pont to such discussion would be to hear about the experience of other countries, especially those which participate with UW and MUCI in the EMREX project, which aims to support digital transfer of student achievements and in such way easy delivery of trustful data to admission systems.

We invited experts from Norway, Finland, Sweden and Denmark to share with Poland their experience expertise in business processes involved in central admission to higher education . The experts will tell us how those processes are organized in each country, how the central admission came to live, was this governmetal decision or rather bottom up initiative of the institutions themselves. They will talk about challenges which may be encountered on the way and will share with the audience their personal opinions on pros and cons of the central admission. The information on IT support for the process will also be mentioned.

The presentations will be followed by the panel discussion with the invited guests and the audience.


09.30-10.30 Coffee and registration, time for talks in the lobby or short trips around campus.

10.30-10.40 Welcome words by the hosts (Prof. Jolanta Choińska-Mika, Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Quality of Teaching

10.40-11.00 Why is this a good time to start discussion about central admission in Poland (Prof. Przemysław Korytkowski, advisory board for the Ministry of Science and Higher Education)

11.00-11.30 Central admission in Norway (Geir Vangen – CERES, Univeristy of Oslo)

11.30-12.00 Central admission in Sweden (Gunilla Hammarström, John Evans – Swedish Council of Education)

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.00-13.30 Central admission in Finland – part 1 (Marcus Caselius – Finnish National Agency for Education) Part 2 (Eva Raudasoja – University of Oulu)

13.30 Central admission in Denmark (Tine Bjerregaard, Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education)

14.00-14.30 Coffee

14.30-15.00 How Emrex may help in IT support for central admission (Janina Mincer-Daszkiewicz, Geir Vangen)

15.00-16.30 Panel Discussion run by Prof. P. Korytkowski, panelists – presenters from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Prof. J. Choińska-Mika, Prof. M. Kręglewski (director of MUCI), Prof. S. Jackowski (KEJN)

Some photos from the conference.

You may contact organizers directly writing email to usos (at)

Short brochure with the invitaion is available at Invitation-2017-11-14.