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.
PRIORITY RESEARCH AREAS OF UNILODZ
We conduct scientific research in three interdisciplinary priority research areas (POBs), responding to the needs of society, economy, business and medicine with which the human being comes in contact every day. No human being is a lonely island. They remain in relationships and connections that are not indifferent to their mental health, creative and cognitive capabilities, as well as to their surroundings. We are exploring these connections and their nature so as to understand the world better and solve its problems.
(Micro) Communities in the face of civilization challenges in the age of globalization. Sustainable development. Social and generational capital. Inclusion. Identity. Bonds. Revitalization. Research related to the human being and their functioning
We study the socio-economic aspects of managing natural and social environment in the city, referring both to the aesthetic needs of the local community and to global problems related to ecology and economy.
We consistently build an international scientific partnership for active and healthy aging. We conduct research on the city and revitalization processes, primarily within the organism of Lodz. We analyse the situation of the homeless with a huge dose of empathy, we develop conclusions by supporting aid actions.
Research covering natural sciences seen through the prism of the human being - their safety, health and threats that they must face in today's world
In response to the pressing needs of medicine, we conduct research on nanoparticles and new synthetic compounds for innovative treatment in future clinical practice. Out of concern for individual and community safety, we take part in international initiatives aiming at developing procedures and creating systems for training for services involved in CBRN defense. We run one of the best non-medical Biobanks in Poland, which was created as a result of the project “TESTOPLEK: The role of multi-drug resistance transporters in pharmacokinetics and toxicology”.
A fusion of research methods specific to biological sciences, earth and environmental sciences and humanities to conduct research in the genetic and cultural diversity of the societies and environment of the Mediterranean.
This area is exemplified by the current and future interdisciplinary activities of the Ceraneum, an internationally-recognized, inter-faculty research centre of huge scientific potential that is focused on the history and culture of the Mediterranean Basin. This area also includes, among others, large-scale research by the University’s team of oceanologists on the biodiversity and evolution of aquatic vertebrates of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and a major contribution of the team of the Department of Ecohydrology and Applied Ecology under the auspices of UNESCO to the development and coordination of innovative systemic solutions in the field of ecohydrology for the sustainable management of environmental resources.
DIRECTION: RESEARCH EXCELLENCE
We are an ambitious team. We know that that discovering what no one has discovered before, delineating new horizons, proposing new interpretations constitute the essence of science . Telling about the world something that hasn't been said yet. Research excellence has become the foundation of our development. We build research excellence by investing in scientists with the greatest potential, supporting their research and development at every stage of their scientific careers.
Striving for research excellence is one of the pillars of the Strategy of the University of Lodz for the years 2021-2030
GRANT COMPETITIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LODZ UniLodz IDUB
We took part in the first edition of the Excellence Initiative - Research University competition. All the funds obtained as part of the subsidy increased by 2% are invested in our researchers and their ideas as part of internal grant competitions of the University of Lodz - UniLodz IDUB.
STUDENT RESEARCH GRANTS
We have already invested more than PLN 1 million in quality research conducted by our students. As part of the Student Research Grants, young humanists, representatives of social and natural sciences have implemented their research ideas.
YOUNG SCIENTISTS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
Young Scientists Development Council has been operating at the University of Lodz since 2020. It was established by the UL Rector, Prof. Elżbieta Żądzińska. Its main tasks include taking care of the conditions under which researchers begin their scientific careers and helping them to conduct research.
SCIENTIFIC FIELDS AND DISCIPLINES AT UNILODZ
We are a classical university. We care about development and strive for research excellence in every scientific field and discipline practiced at our university. Scientists from the University of Lodz conduct research in a wide range of disciplines within the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences.
- Literary studies
- Culture and religion studies
- Arts studies
- Biological sciences
- Chemical sciences
- Physical sciences
- Computer and information sciences
- Earth and related environmental sciences
- Economics and finance
- Social and economic geography and spatial management
- Political science and public administration
UNILODZ EXPERTS DATABASE
In the era of fake news and unreliable sources, dissemination of information coming from valued authorities, in this case scientists, is an obligation of each research institution. Therefore, our university has been consistently building a database of experts ready to share knowledge in the area of their research interests.