From the 22nd to the 24th of June 2012 r. Professor Jerzy Woźnicki, the President of Polish Rectors Foundation participated in a conference in Bydgoszcz entitled "Performance model of doctoral studies. One year after the new act has been adopted", which was organised by the National Representation of Doctoral Students. During this conference he delivered a lecture about the vision of doctoral studies in the light of the new act.