The doctoral dissertation of dr Diana Müller (PhD), Institue of Psychology, entitled “Psychologiczne uwarunkowania funkcjonowania studentów niepełnosprawnych słuchowo w relacjach interpersonalnych’’ was awarded an honourable mention in the 9th National Competition “Open Doors” for the best doctoral dissertation or MA thesis investigating the problem of disability form the health, professional or social perspective. The jury recognized its innovative approach to the problem of disability and acknowledged the possibility of practical application of the research.