Institute of Information and Communication Research

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Research Clubs

ePRINT Student and  Doctoral Research Club was established by the initiative of students and doctoral students at the Institute of Scientific Information and Book Studies as a result of the transformation of the Research Club of Information Specialists of the Nicolaus Copernicus University. It is a combination of both research areas and members of three research clubs operating at the Institute of Scientific Information and Book Studies: Research Club of Information Specialists, Press Science Research Club and Doctoral Research Club “Książka. Informacja. Media” (Book.Information.Media). Members combined the potential and specificity of the activity of three student organizations for more complete and effective activity in the scientific and non-scientific fields. The name ePRINT generally outlines the areas of scientific interests and activities of the Club: PR-ess, IN-formation, T-herapy (bibliotherapy). The prefix “e” additionally indicates a special emphasis on the intermediation aspect of electronic media, especially the Internet. The Club’s supervisor is dr Piotr Rudera, PhD.


SPEKTRUM Students’ Research Club of Information Architecture has been operating since 2017 at the Institute of Information and Communication Research. It is an organization that connects people who focus on scientific and professional development as well as mutual exchange of knowledge and experience. The activities of the Club are complemented by participation in conferences as organizers and volunteers, as well as by publishing articles in scientific journals. Whenever possible, SKNAI is willing to support events organized at the university and is involved in the promotion of the major Information Architecture. Please visit our social media: Facebook: @spektrumumk, Instagram: @spektrum_umk. The Club’s supervisor is dr Magdalena Cyrklaff-Gorczyca, PhD.


Journalism Students’ Research Club

Journalism Students’ Research Club was established in 2008. The mission of the Journalism Club is to educate future journalists through direct contact with media people, recognized and experienced practitioners. The aim of the club is to organize regular meetings with respected journalists (e.g. Beata Tadla, Piotr Witwicki), but also social innovators (e.g. Tomasz Kozakiewicz). In addition, students visit editorial offices (e.g. Program III PR). The meetings are to develop students’ individual passions and prepare them better and more fully for the future work of a journalist. Students organize such events as Bal Dziennikarza na Trawie (Journalist Ball on the grass), Pozytywnie Informujący Tramwaj campaign (Positively Informing Tram), or take part in the MediaTory plebiscite awarding student prizes to Polish journalists. The Club’s supervisor is dr hab. Aleksandra Seklecka, PhD, DSc, prof. of the NCU.


Toruń Cognitive Science Club

Toruń Cognitive Science Club was created so that its members could share their interests, deepen them and inspire each other. At the meetings of the club, we present our own papers related to the issues we are interested in and discuss them. We also organize joint trips to conferences related to cognitive science and we are happy to invite lecturers from other universities for guest lectures. In the future, we would like to carry out our own research projects related to the specializations we have chosen and establish cooperation with research clubs from all over Poland and scientists dealing with similar topics. The Club’s supervisor is dr Tomasz Komendziński, PhD.


Under Construction PR

A research club gathering students interested in issues related to public relations and communication management. Members of the club expand their knowledge in the field of social communication, follow communication trends, organize events and promotional and information campaigns. Thanks to their involvement in creative projects, they gain experience and develop soft skills related to e.g. project management and teamwork. The Club’s supervisor is dr Barbara Brodzińska-Mirowska, PhD.


“Pytanie” (Question) Research Club of Doctoral Students

A research group established by three doctoral students in response to their needs. Members support each other, discuss and motivate each other for further development. The club engages in various scientific activities, supports event implementation, but one of its main tasks is the annual organization of the Scientific Conference as part of the “WIAD” Information Architecture Day. The Club’s supervisor is mgr Weronika Kortas, MA.