The Poznań University of Economics and Business received third prize in the ninth edition of the PRODOK 2016 contest for most friendly postgraduate academic community. The competition is organised by the National Representation of Graduate Students and its purpose is to promote good practices in doctoral training and select university that creates the most favourable conditions for graduate students to develop. The following categories are subject to an assessment: the system of granting doctoral scholarships, university support provided to graduate students' research activities, the presence of representatives of graduate students in academic bodies, the activity of graduate students' union and the promotion of international cooperation of graduate students. The award ceremony took place on 18 November 2016 in Warsaw. The Rector of the Poznań University of Economics and Business, Professor Maciej Żukowski, accepted the prize.