UNIVERSITY OF LODZ /SAY “WOODGE”/
We are the biggest University in central Poland capturing hearts and minds, devoted to research and higher education development aimed at community transformation. Our city, Lodz is a place of an unusual, difficult to imitate nature. Once it was called the capital city of Polish industry and cinematography, today it combines the charm of past times with the spirit of modern business, culture and science.
OUR MISSION AND VISION
When looking for the fundamental values of the University of Lodz, we follow the motto of the University, i.e., "Veritas et Libertas". Our academic ethos is primarily created by truth and freedom – understood as the search and defence of truth, as well as freedom of scientific research and freedom of academic discussion.
WHO WE ARE
The University of Lodz is an ever-expanding community, sharing its experiences and knowledge, drawing strength from its diversity and tradition of multiculturalism.
The University of Lodz means over 70 years of common history, almost 26000 students in over 90 fields of study. These are the current and future candidates, graduates, and the social, economic and cultural environment. UniLodz is also almost 4,000 employees (3,800) - researchers, teachers and administrative staff and participants of doctoral schools. There are 12 faculties, a branch in Tomaszow Mazowiecki, a library, a publishing house, a kindergarten, a high school, the British International School of the University of Lodz and the Centre of Polish Language for Foreigners.
University of Lodz is an integrated academic community. The University of Lodz is us.
BASIC INFO ABOUT OUR FACULTIES
- Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection
- Faculty of Chemistry
- Faculty of Economics and Sociology
- Faculty of Philology
- Faculty of Physics and Applied Informatics
- Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
- Faculty of Geographical Sciences
- Faculty of Law and Administration
- Faculty of International and Political Studies
- Faculty of Management
OUR RESEARCH: WE FOCUS ON COMMUNITY PROBLEMS RELATED TO CIVILISATION CHALLENGES IN THE AGE OF GLOBALISATION
We look for solutions to homelessness and social exclusion problems. We study patterns of socio-economic segregation to facilitate eradication of poverty. We look for new methods of anti-cancer therapy. We collect great DNA databases of Poles to prevent civilisation diseases more effectively. We propose solutions that promote integrated urban revitalisation. We implement new methods of waste degradation. All over the world, we discover and protect new species of plants and animals. We help access water in desert areas. We analyse the language of hate and try to find its causes. We analyse cultural and religious heritage of Poland and the world in many aspects. We study the genetic material of people living thousands of years ago to get to know our ancestors and ourselves better. We consistently promote the development of humanities in all its varieties.
COMBINED WITH THE SURROUNDING
A university is more than just education and research – it is a place where proactive attitudes are built, cooperation is taught and where awareness of the needs of others is developed.
Our University constitutes a part of the community of Lodz. We feel citizens of Lodz and just as other residents of Lodz – we love this city! Every day we engage in its life offering our knowledge and infrastructure for presentation of significant issues. We actively support city projects, we cooperate with local government, foundations, festivals and residents.
WE ARE A SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY
For years we have been conducting activities that aim at positive influence on the environment.
We are an important scientific, research and teaching centre, and we want to implement and show how to implement socially responsible initiatives and those serving sustainable development in practice. We are pleased about the subsequent projects that the university community brings to life. They are the result of our cooperation and commitment. They include, among others, classes that popularize learning among children and adolescents, educational campaigns that build positive habits of students and employees of the University, and projects aiming at helping those that need care and support.
WE ARE A DIVERSE UNIVERSITY
University of Lodz aims at integrating and sharing its diversity – this way the university makes a difference to the social and economic well-being of its community through the research, teaching, and public events and activities. We promote equality through diversity that is enriching. We have initiated the project called University Diversity which aims at integrating the academic community and in particular at exchanging students.
STUDY OFFER IN ENGLISH
One philosopher used to say: “Do something, love somebody, don’t be a rascal”.
It all started with these few words: Openness. Involvement. Diversity. Boldly looking ahead. Good job, which manifests itself in continuous searching for knowledge, providing support, questioning everything that should be questioned. Professor Tadeusz Kotarbiński was this philosopher – the first Rector of the University of Lodz. Every day we do our best to follow the path he has set. Will you join us?
STUDY OFFER IN ENGLISH
Bio-Med-Chem Doctoral School of University of Lodz and Lodz Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the University of Lodz Doctoral School of Humanities, the University of Lodz Doctoral School of Social Sciences, the University of Lodz Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences.
STUDY OFFER IN ENGLISH
Business Management (IACBE), Computer Science, Economics (IACBE), English Studies, Russian Philology, Environmental Protection specialisation: Ecohydrology, Intern, Conflict Management and Negotiations, Governments and Governance, International Marketing, International Gender Studies.
STUDY OFFER IN ENGLISH
Business Management, Computer Science, Economics, Mathematics specialisation: Financial Mathematics, International Marketing, Management and Finance, International and Political Studies specialisations: American Studies, Asian Studies, Intercultural Communication, Politics and Policy in Europe, Security Studies.
THE MEMORIAL PRIZE OF THE FIRST RECTOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LODZ
At the University of Lodz we believe in humanities and its contribution to social life, shaping attitudes, building frameworks, establishing norms in which not only humanists but also representatives of sciences, opinion leaders, citizens move - in a word: all of us who participate in social life.
This is how we realize the mission of the first rector of the University of Lodz - Tadeusz Kotarbinski. In order to emphasize the role of contemporary humanities, but also the impact the professor had on it, in 2015 we established the Memorial Prize of the First Rector Of The University Of Lodz Professor Tadeusz Kotarbiński. It is a distinction of nationwide rank and at the same time a promotion of research, humanistic publications and humanities itself.