Prologis Celebrates 10 Years of Partnership With Poznań School of Logistics

05 October 2015

Awards Presented to Winners of the 10th Edition of the “Prologis For The Best” Student Competition

WARSAW, (5 October 2015) - Prologis, Inc., the global leader in industrial real estate, and the Poznań School of Logistics (WSL), today announced the winners of the 10th edition of the “Prologis for the Best” competition to find the most ambitious students.

The awards were presented on 3 October during the inauguration ceremony for the 2015/2016 academic year at the Poznań School of Logistics.
A jury made up of representatives from the Poznań School of Logistics, the students’ union and Prologis selected the most ambitious students at the school for the 2014/2015 academic year in the following three categories:

• ‘The Best Master’s Thesis’ award went to Kacper Szarmach for his paper, titled “On-site handling as illustrated by H&M Hennes & Mauritz Logistics sp. z o.o.”, written under the supervision of Andrzej Taratajcio, PhD;

• ‘The Best Bachelor’s Thesis’ award went to Alicja Michałowska for her paper, titled “Designing a new headquarters with a view to the location of fleet and crop storage as illustrated by a medium-sized crop trading company”, written in German under the supervision of Professor Józef Frąś, dr hab., Eng., and Professor Klaus-Martin Melzer, dr.-Ing.;

• ‘The Best Graduate of the Poznań School of Logistics’ title was awarded to Piotr Kapturek, who stood out with his high average grade of 5.0 and for his commitment to academic research.

The winners received diplomas and scholarships worth PLN 4,000 from Marta Tęsiorowska, Vice President, Prologis Marketing & Communications CEE.

“It is rare that a private sector company should collaborate with a public institution so consistently for such a long time. I believe that this year’s “Prologis for The Best” winners will have a major impact on the future of the Polish distribution market, which I long for from the bottom of my heart. I would like to congratulate all the winners.” said Marta Tęsiorowska.

“For our students, an award in the “Prologis for The Best” competition is a great honour and motivation to continue their education and gain professional experience. We are glad that we have already awarded 22 graduates, who are benefitting from Prologis’ support,” said Alicja Gruszczyńska, spokeswoman for the Poznań School of Logistics.

The idea behind “Prologis for The Best” is to promote ambitious graduates and authors of creative theses, all to help future logistics experts start out on their professional careers. In order to participate in the competition, graduates had to fill in a competition entry form and score a grade point average above 5.0 for their Master or Bachelor thesis and its defence. The entrants were judged on the consistency of their subject matter, the content of the thesis, their use of language and their method for using available source materials and publications.

With its active engagement in five CEE countries and a portfolio totalling 4.3 million square metres, Prologis is the leading provider of distribution facilities in Central and Eastern Europe (as of 30 June 2015).

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