University of Lodz

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  • The highly respected Uni­ver­sity of Lodz is one of the lead­ing insti­tu­tions of higher edu­ca­tion in Poland. For decades it has been also one of the biggest and most pop­u­lar Pol­ish uni­ver­si­ties. It was estab­lished in 1945 as a suc­ces­sor of edu­ca­tional insti­tu­tions active in Lodz in ear­lier times. The 12 fac­ul­ties of the Uni­ver­sity pro­vide pro­grammes in 38 fields of study and 160 spe­cial­iza­tions. In addi­tion, the Uni­ver­sity offers sev­eral doc­toral pro­grammes, more than 90 post­grad­u­ate cur­ric­ula includ­ing an MBA pro­gramme, and pro­grammes financed by the ESF. Over 140,000 stu­dents have grad­u­ated from the Uni­ver­sity of Lodz since its foun­da­tion (exclud­ing post­grad­u­ate and PhD pro­grammes). Our stu­dents, together with those study­ing in Lodz within Eras­mus pro­gramme, come from about 70 dif­fer­ent coun­tries. In this truly inter­na­tional atmos­phere every­one can expe­ri­ence the cul­tural diver­sity of both the city and the institution.

    The 43,000 stu­dents that attend classes at dif­fer­ent fac­ul­ties of the Uni­ver­sity are taught by 2,360 aca­d­e­mic teach­ers, 560 of them pro­fes­sors. The inter­est in study­ing at the Uni­ver­sity of Lodz is deter­mined not only by high qual­ity of instruc­tion, but also by mod­ern pro­grammes of study offered in Pol­ish, Eng­lish and French, and adapted to the chang­ing demands of the labour mar­ket. The Uni­ver­sity treats inter­na­tional coop­er­a­tion as a way to fos­ter its devel­op­ment and con­tinue the city’s tra­di­tion. Our insti­tu­tion reg­u­larly hosts guest speak­ers, renowned politi­cians, busi­ness­men and cul­tural rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Poland and abroad.

    The Uni­ver­sity of Lodz boast the old­est and most rec­og­nized School of Pol­ish for For­eign­ers that has edu­cated over 19,400 stu­dents since 1952. The School runs 1-​month, 5-​month and 9-​month courses which pre­pare for­eign stu­dents for future study­ing in Poland. It offers basic courses of Pol­ish as well as the­matic Pol­ish lan­guage courses in his­tory, geog­ra­phy, biol­ogy, chem­istry, physics, math­e­mat­ics and phi­los­o­phy with a view to giv­ing prospec­tive stu­dents the knowl­edge needed in Pol­ish insti­tu­tions of higher education.

    Inter­na­tional rela­tions of the Uni­ver­sity are vis­i­ble in var­i­ous areas. Cur­rently, within direct coop­er­a­tion agree­ments, the school coop­er­ates with 115 part­ner insti­tu­tions from all over the world. Within the Eras­mus Pro­gramme, the Uni­ver­sity has so far signed 461 agree­ments with 270 part­ner institutions.

    The Uni­ver­sity of Lodz takes part in other exchange and research pro­grammes such as Cam­pus Europae, Nor­we­gian Finan­cial Mech­a­nism, Com­postela Group of Uni­ver­si­ties, Eras­mus Mundus – GEMMA, Eras­mus IP, Come­nius, Leonardo da Vinci, and more. The Uni­ver­sity is tak­ing part in 3 projects under FP6 and 12 projects under FP7 and has sub­mit­ted 37, nation­ally and inter­na­tion­ally funded, appli­ca­tions so far.

    As a result of coop­er­a­tion with a num­ber of for­eign uni­ver­si­ties such as Uni­ver­sité Jean Moulin Lyon 3,Université François – Rabelais (Tours), Uni­ver­sity of Texas at Austin, West­fälis­che Wil­helms – Uni­ver­sität Mün­ster, Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan, Uni­ver­sity of Bal­ti­more, the R. H. Smith School of Busi­ness, Uni­ver­sity of Mary­land and the Tow­son Uni­ver­sity stu­dents of the Uni­ver­sity of Lodz can grad­u­ate with dual diplo­mas. The Uni­ver­sity of Lodz also boast spe­cial research cen­tres formed on the basis of exist­ing depart­ments, such as the Cen­tre for Euro­pean Stud­ies, Cen­tre for Trans­la­tion Stud­ies, Cen­tre for Chris­t­ian Stud­ies, Cen­tre for Women’s Stud­ies, Regional Cen­tre for Patent Infor­ma­tion and many others.

    The Uni­ver­sity Library is one of the biggest and most mod­ern aca­d­e­mic libraries in Poland. At present, its total col­lec­tion amounts to 3 mil­lion vol­umes. The Uni­ver­sity Cam­pus offers mod­ern rooms within walk­ing dis­tance from most fac­ul­ties. The Uni­ver­sity pro­vides access to a state-​of-​the-​art Sports Cen­tre. Apart from abun­dant oppor­tu­ni­ties for social life (count­less pubs), the stu­dents can join about 120 soci­eties, sci­en­tific clubs, asso­ci­a­tions and other aca­d­e­mic organizations.

    To find out more about the Uni­ver­sity of Lodz please visit its pro­file on Face­book, Twit­ter, Flickr and Youtube.


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