Anna recommends student exchange to Kraków
Ph.D student Anna Pawlik is from Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Faculty of Dentistry in Oslo has a cooperation agreement with this university.
Anna Pawlik looks forward to a nice stay at Faculty of Dentistry in Oslo. (Photo: Kjersti E. Carlsen, OD, UiO).
Anna will do an internship in Oslo. Yesterday was Annas first day at Institute of Clinical Dentistry, University of Oslo, "Department of Biomaterials". Her stay is planned to end 28th February 2019.
We asked Anna a bit about her research, hometown and her expectations for the stay in Oslo.
Could you describe what your research is about?
– My research focuses on the modified anodic titanium dioxide layers as potential implantable materials. My internship at the Department of Biomaterials is the part of my grant Etiuda 6 given by The National Science Centre in Poland.
What kind of expectations do you have for your stay in Oslo?
– My internship at the Department of Biomaterials is a great opportunity to broaden the knowledge about biomaterials and biological studies especially because I am a chemist, not a biologist or biomaterial engineer. In addition, I expect that the research I will be conducting during my stay in Oslo will improve my Ph.D. thesis.
Why should Norwegian students travel to Kraków on student exchange?
– In Kraków there are 10 university-level institutions, including the oldest university in Poland - Jagiellonian University. Not only does Kraków offer a wide range of studies, but many attractions as well.
Kraków is one of the most popular European cities because of cultural heritage: the "Wawel Castle" in the center of Kraków, and the old town, "Kazimierz", are must-see for visitors. The restaurants, cafes, and bars of Kraków are high in quality and in numbers. "Pierogi" (dumplings with different kinds of fillings) and "borscht" (soup made of beetroot) are very delicious traditional polish dishes which you can eat without spending a fortune. The prices in Kraków are lower than in other Western European cities. Kraków is a city with a rich past both historical and educational, and therefore it is worth spending time in Kraków studying and visiting.
We hope Anna will have a great stay in Norway!