University of Lodz
The University of Lodz, established in 1945, 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 and is repeatedly ranked among the top higher education institutions in the country. The 12 faculties of the University provide 95 programmes and 158 specializations in Polish and 21 programmes in English. In addition, the University offers several doctoral programmes and more than 50 postgraduate study programmes. Currently, around 32000 students of all levels attend the University of Lodz, including 2400 from abroad. In this truly international atmosphere everyone can experience the cultural diversity of both the city and the institution. The interest in studying at the University of Lodz is determined not only by high quality of instruction but also by the modern programmes of study adapted to the changing demands of the labour market.
International cooperation is for our University an important way to foster its development and continue city’s tradition. Our institution regularly hosts guest speakers, renowned politicians, businessmen and cultural representatives from Poland and abroad, and also actively participates in many international educational and research programmes. Within direct cooperation agreements, the school cooperates with 250 partner institutions from all over the world. Within the Erasmus+ Programme the University has signed so far 700 agreements with 400 partner institutions. As a result of cooperation with a number of foreign universities such as Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Université Franҫois – Rabelais (Tours), Westfälische Wilhelms – Universität Münster, University of Maryland, University of Regensburg and Centria University of Applied Sciences (Kokkola, Finland) students of the University of Lodz can graduate with dual diplomas. Each year about 400 students travel abroad for student exchange (most of them with a scholarship grant). On the other hand, the University of Lodz receives over 1000 foreign exchange students per year.
Faculty of Economics and Sociology is the biggest of the 12 faculties of the University of Lodz. The Faculty situated in the very heart of the Polish city of Lodz has been operating since 1965, although traditions of economic and sociological research circles in Lodz date back to 1920s.
Currently there are about 5 500 enrolled students and over 400 active academics at the Faculty, which is called EkSoc for short. The Faculty provides high quality of research and teaching - in 2017 it was granted the highest “A” category by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland. Almost every fourth of the academic teachers at EkSoc is the associate or titular (full) professor. Research and didactic work is conducted within 8 main institutes of the Faculty, which offers a wide selection of modern and valued majors at bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degree level.
Famous graduates of the Faculty include such great names as former minister in Polish government and former President of the National Bank of Poland Marek Belka, writer Andrzej Sapkowski, politician Jacek Saryusz-Wolski, economist Witold Orłowski, economist and politician Jolanta Chełmińska, artist entrepreneur Krzysztof Candrowicz, and entrepreneur Aleksander Gudzowaty.
The Faculty is also involved in international cooperation with universities from Europe, North and South Americas and Asia, and the staff successfully realizes international grants and research projects. Academics and students can benefit from scholarships within the LLP Erasmus+ Programme or Mobility Direct around Europe as well as from Summer School seminars in Brazil, Chile, China, Ecuador, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.
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