Yiyu Chen from China, student of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University won a special award in the 12th Interstudent contest for the best international students in Poland. The award gala will be held this week during the conference “International Students in Poland 2022”, hosted by the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences.
The Interstudent contest is organised within the framework of the ‘Study in Poland’ programme by ‘Perspektywy’ Education Foundation and the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland. The award chapter, chaired by the Rector of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, chooses laureates from among foreigners studying at Polish higher education institutions at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level. The candidates have to be active members of their local student community taking part in cultural, social, environmental, or sports initiatives, have good grades, and/or participate in interesting research projects.
This year’s special prize for special achievements and social activity went to Yiyu Chen, a 4th year student of Law at the Jagiellonian University Faculty of Law and Administration. The laureate comes from China, where she graduated in Polish Studies from the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in Guangzhou. In 2018 she came to Kraków and enrolled on a programme taught in Polish. ‘She has been a very successful student, a shining example of hard work and dedication, able to transmit her enthusiasm to her fellow students. She has not only very good grades, but also lots of additional achievements’, says Dr Anna Wysoka-Bar from the JU Centre for Private International Law.
As a 3rd year student, Yiyu Chen won a prestigious grant within the framework of the Society of the Future priority research area of the JU Excellence Initiative programme. As part of this project, she completed a summer course at the prestigious Hague Academy of International Law, Netherlands, as well as two courses at the Academy of European Law in Germany. This year, she is representing the Jagiellonian University at the PAX moot court international competition.
Ms Chen actively promotes Chinese culture in Poland by volunteering at the JU Centre of Chinese Language and Culture "Confucius Institute in Kraków”, where she teaches Chinese language classes and helps to organise a number of contests and performances. She also works as a translator for Polish state administration.
The winners in other categories are: Karen Nyakato Kyabega from Tanzania, 3rd year student of International Relations and Area Studies at the University of Warsaw (undergraduate studies), Maksym Shcherbyuk from Ukraine, alumnus of the School of Polish Language and Culture and the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Silesia (graduate studies) and Peliyagodage Chathura Dineth Perera from Sri Lanka, PhD student of the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences (doctoral studies).