Students of two polytechnic universities created an application for refugees from Ukraine


Students of the Silesian University of Technology (PŚ) and the Warsaw University of Technology have created an application to help refugees who have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border and do not know what to do next. An application called “Where” will help them find a job, school and clinic.

The application was created as part of the #OtwarteDane Datathon, organized by the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. The aim was to create a prototype of an application that would help solve current social problems or help Ukrainian citizens fleeing the war find their way to Poland.

“The aim of the competition was to create an application using data provided by the Central Statistical Office and other government institutions. We used databases such as data on all educational institutions in Poland or databases of local government offices. Our application answers the basic question – “Where?”, “Where should I go?”, “Where can I find help?”, says Grzegorz Koperwas, a student of the Silesian University of Technology and one of the team members.