Piotr Gajdka on studying at École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Saint-Etienne

Dobrawa Bies
18 of October '21

Piotr Gajdka, an architecture graduate of the Silesian University of Technology, talks about an Erasmus exchange with École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Saint-Etienne in France. Listen to how to apply for a scholarship and the formalities involved, the differences in studying between Polish and French universities, and what it was like to study during the pandemic.

Piotr Gajdka

Piotr Gajdka is a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. He also studied at the École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Saint-Etienne on a scholarship, followed by a professional internship at the Magma Architecture office led by Prof. Martin Ostermann and Lene Kleinheinz in Berlin. As a member of the student scientific circles anti-RAMA and Rokoko, he was involved in organizing technological workshops (modeling modelON and operating the archi_bomb milling machine) and realizing objects in a historical context. In 2019-2020 he was a member of the Self-Government of the Faculty of Architecture responsible for the preparation of cultural events aimed at the academic community. Co-author of the Monada project for which, together with Krzysztof Hendel, he was awarded first prize in the competition for the development of a spatial-architectural concept for the development of the Wild Beach on Paprocany in Tychy.

scope of the podcast


Decision to go to Erasmus, choice of university

Filling out paperwork, application, scholarship

Educational differences between French and Polish universities

Studying during a pandemic

Student life

Impact of student exchange in the long term

From the podcast series titled: "All about education - the best universities".

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