PAP, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin seal cooperation

"This is a huge distinction for PAP. We will be happy to provide future journalists at KUL with the unique experience of training in a professional press agency," PAP CEO Wojciech Surmacz said after the signing. Tomasz Gzell/PAP

The Polish Press Agency (PAP) and the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (KUL) in southern Poland will cooperate in training the school's journalism students for media work. KUL will also provide PAP with information on Polish R&D achievements.

A letter of intent in the matter was signed on Thursday by the KUL principal, Professor Fr. Mirosław Kalinowski, and PAP CEO Wojciech Surmacz.

Kalinowski said the partnership promised to "raise the quality and attractiveness of the media discourse."

"This is a huge distinction for PAP. We will be happy to provide future journalists at KUL with the unique experience of training in a professional press agency," Surmacz said after the signing.

Last month PAP received a similar cooperation proposal from the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw.

PAP is the biggest news agency in Poland. Its 250 journalists and 40 photo-reporters provide news from Poland and abroad to the media, state institutions and enterprises around the clock, seven days a week.