About the Webinar:

Education in Poland is in the midst of a series of reforms. Poland recently introduced a new qualifications framework, and the country is in the process of reorganizing the structure of its elementary and secondary schools. Additionally, Poland’s vocational and tertiary education are undergoing change.

Join WES specialists Rumyana Krasteva-Turkel and Kevin Kochel for an overview and analysis of key elements of Poland’s education system.

Gain insights into:

  • The structure of Poland’s education system and current trends
  • Poland’s benchmark credentials at the secondary and tertiary levels and how to evaluate them 
  • Key institutions, academic documentation, and grading scales




Knowledge Analyst

Kevin joined WES in 2018 and specializes in the education systems of Western and Central Europe and the Indian subcontinent. He presented on the Belgian education system at the 2020 TAICEP conference and was a contributor to the World Education News & Reviews (WENR) article “Education in Poland” published in October 2021. He holds a bachelor’s degree in German and comparative literature from the Pennsylvania State University.



Quality Assurance Director

Rumyana has more than 20 years of experience in international education and credential evaluation. She specializes in the education systems of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. She has written and presented on Central and Eastern European education systems, degree qualifications, and comparative education, as well as evaluating credentials during times of crisis. She holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from the City University of New York, and a joint bachelor’s-master’s degree in Slavic Studies: Bulgarian Language and Literature, Foreign Literature, and Education from Sofia University in Bulgaria.