University of Applied Sciences in Tarnow 

Who are we

University of Applied Sciences in Tarnow (UAS Tarnow) was called into being by the order of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Poland in May 1998 as the first higher education institution of a new type in Poland. It educates its students at the first level (bachelor/engineer) and at the second level (master). Total number of students exceeds 3700. There are over 300 academic teachers employed, including around 100 professors and associate professors

Why we are Participating in the Project

At University of Applied Sciences in Tarnow we believe it is important to collaborate on European level with institutions of Professional Higher Education to design effective, efficient and replicable interventions to the specific problems faced by PHE in the  area of organizing mobilities for student in every area of medicine and medicine-related professions. UAS in Tarnow believes that joint trans-national approach to PHE enables to harmonise and improve the overall quality of the PHE sector in Poland. 

Our Role in the Project

The University of Applied Sciences in Tarnow, Poland, represents Polish professional higher education institutions in the project and will bring to the project the knowledge and experience on Polish PHE. Moreover, UAS in Tarnow will participate in the consortium to produce all the project outputs. We are the lead in developing Best practice guidelines and a set of recommendations (IO5), which will have the form of a guidance paper including a set of recommendations and a report on case examples of best practices in using the newly developed audit systems for quality assurance of Medicine and PAMS learning environments. 

 The paper will illuminate best practice for extending the provision of quality placement opportunities. The paper will take into account the usefulness of the system developed in IO4 as evaluated within the feasibility studies and will produce a set of recommendations on how to use the system for medicine and PAMS within a higher education context. The recommendation will take into account how the tools compare in evaluation with other tools in existence for the evaluation of student experiences internationally. 

University of Applied Sciences in Tarnow will undertake the final work gathering evidence of implementation practices and securing future recommendations 

Our Team

Agnieszka Jankowicz-Szymańska

Agnieszka Jankowicz-Szymańska

Head of the Department of Physiotherapy, Associate Professor at PWSZ in Tarnów, Faculty of Health Sciences

Physiotherapist, sports instructor for the disabled and hippotherapy. She specializes in the analysis and correction of posture defects. Author of several dozen publications in scientific journals and numerous presentations at national and international conferences. Managing editor of the journal Health Promotion & Physical Activity. She has taken part in numerous projects promoting science.

Anna Stefanowicz-Koco

Anna Stefanowicz-Koco

Head of International Office

Anna is an M.A. in English Phillology, University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan, Poland. EFL and ESP teacher with over 20 years of experience as an academic teacher and manager of International Office. She is also an author and co-author of several academic publications in the field of Applied Linguistics and Distance Learning and Teaching.

Aneta Gochowska

Aneta Gochowska


Aneta received a PhD degree in health sciences at the Jagiellonian University’s Collegium Medicum in Krakow. She has a specialization in cardiological nursing and internal diseases nursing. She works as a lecturer at the Nursing Department at the PWSZ in Tarnów.

Małgorzata  Kołpa

Małgorzata Kołpa


Malgorzata is a Doctor of health sciences and a Master of nursing, with nursing experience gained in the operating room, and the Department of Neurosurgery Regional Hospital. St. Luke in Tarnow, obtaining the title of specialist in the field of nursing in the operating theatre. Since 2003, employed as a lecturer in the Department of Nursing Institute of Health of the UAS in Tarnów. Since 2005 the Deputy Head of the Department of Nursing, and in 2012 took over the duties of the Head of the Department of Nursing. Since 2015 the Vice-Recor and since 2020 the Rector of the UAS in Tarnow.