Faculty of Economics and Sociology

  • Description
  • The Fac­ulty was estab­lished in 1965 when the pre­vi­ously inde­pen­dent Higher School of Eco­nom­ics merged with the Uni­ver­sity of Lodz. At the same time, the Uni­ver­sity depart­ments deal­ing with soci­ol­ogy moved from the Fac­ulty of Phi­los­o­phy and His­tory to the newly cre­ated struc­ture. The ini­tia­tors of this under­tak­ing included dis­tin­guished schol­ars, such as Remigiusz Bierzanek, Jan Drewnowski, Edward Lip­iński, Jerzy Rach­wal­ski, Edward Ros­set and Jan Szczepański. In the begin­ning of the 1990s, sev­eral depart­ments decided to sep­a­rate from the Fac­ulty of Eco­nom­ics and Soci­ol­ogy and form a new Fac­ulty of Man­age­ment. In 1994, the Sen­ate of the Uni­ver­sity of Lodz accepted their decision.

    Cur­rently, the Fac­ulty of Eco­nom­ics and Soci­ol­ogy is the biggest of the eleven fac­ul­ties of the Uni­ver­sity of Lodz. It employs over about 450 peo­ple, 75% of whom are aca­d­e­mics rep­re­sent­ing areas such as demo­graph­ics, eco­nom­ics, econo­met­rics, social pol­icy, sta­tis­tics and soci­ol­ogy. Almost one third of employ­ees holds habil­i­ta­tion or pro­fes­sor­ship. Research and edu­ca­tional activ­i­ties are car­ried out within 36 inde­pen­dent depart­ments and cen­tres. Some of them estab­lished insti­tutes, incor­po­rat­ing sev­eral depart­ments and cen­tres. In pre­vi­ous year, research car­ried out at the Fac­ulty was funded with ten grants awarded by the Pol­ish Com­mit­tee of Sci­en­tific Research and 24 grants from inter­na­tional research and devel­op­ment pro­grammes, such as TEM­PUS, CIPA, NCO, COPER­NI­CUS and ACE. Aca­d­e­mics from the Fac­ulty main­tain research con­tacts with numer­ous insti­tu­tions from Europe, North and South Amer­ica, and Asia.

    Courses given at our Fac­ulty are highly appre­ci­ated by can­di­dates, stu­dents, and grad­u­ates. Cur­rently, the Fac­ulty has almost 10 thou­sands stu­dents which con­sti­tutes over 25 % of all of the stu­dents of the Uni­ver­sity of Lodz. The stu­dents fol­lows courses in seven areas: Eco­nom­ics, Euro­pean Stud­ies, Finance and Bank­ing, Spa­tial Econ­omy, Com­puter Stud­ies and Econo­met­rics, Soci­ol­ogy, and Inter­na­tional Rela­tions. Also, the Fac­ulty offers evening and week­end courses, BA courses, and com­ple­men­tary MA courses in Eco­nom­ics, Finance and Bank­ing and Soci­ol­ogy. Finally, post­grad­u­ate (post-​MA) courses and PhD stud­ies are also avail­able in the area of eco­nom­ics and soci­ol­ogy. Best stu­dents can spend part of their stud­ies abroad, at many Euro­pean uni­ver­si­ties, within the frame­work of the SOCRATES/​ERASMUS pro­gramme. Many stu­dent organ­i­sa­tions are active at the Fac­ulty, includ­ing the stu­dents’ self-​government, twelve sci­en­tific asso­ci­a­tions and sev­eral others.

    The Fac­ulty is well equipped with tech­ni­cal and, in par­tic­u­lar, com­puter resources avail­able to stu­dents and employ­ees. Stu­dents and employ­ees can also use the rich library resources of the Main Library and the J. Chałasiński Soci­o­log­i­cal Library. Finally, within the premises of the Fac­ulty there are two cafes and one of the best-​functioning can­teens in Lodz.


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