Prof. dr hab. Elżbieta Żądzińska


Professor Elżbieta Żądzińska was born in 1967 in Sieradz. She graduated from the Faculty of Biology and Earth Science of the University of Lodz. In 1990 she obtained a master's degree in biology, in 1999 a doctor’s degree in Life Sciences and in 2005 became a doctor habilitatus (doktor habilitowany) of Life Sciences. In 2014 President of the Republic of Poland awarded Elżbieta Żądzińska the title of Professor of Life Sciences. Within 25 years of working at the University, she went through all the stages of academic career – from research-technical staff member to Associate Professor, and since 1 March 2015 – Full Professor. 

Professor Elżbieta Żądzińska over the years 2005-2008 she held the position of the Vice-Dean of the faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection. From 2008 to 2016 prof. Żądzińska was the Dean of the Faculty and during the term of 2016-2020 the Vice-Rector for Research. Since 2014 prof. Żądzińska has been the Honorary Visiting Research Fellow at School of Medical Sciences University of Adelaide in Australia. Her main research areas are human biology of contemporary and historical populations, determinants of population stress (secondary sex ratio, fluctuating asymmetry, body proportion disturbances), and odontology.

The Rector's scope of activity includes: 

  • setting directions for the development of the University;
  • supervising activities of all organisational units of the University and coordinating their work; 
  • making decisions regarding the University's property and economy;
  • supervising administration, including activities of the Chancellor; 
  • supervising the process of students and doctoral students education as well as the process of educating scientific staff; 
  • undertaking activities aimed at promoting scientific staff and undertaking cooperation with the socio-economic environment; 
  • ensuring obedience of law and order at the University and establishing internal regulations, shaping the rules of employment and promotion at the University;
  • convening meetings of the Rector's Board and Senate and chairing them;
  • appointing disciplinary spokespersons at the University;
  • appointing permanent and ad hoc Rector's Committees;
  • appointing the Rector's plenipotentiaries to perform specific tasks;
  • taking care of the internal control;
  • ensuring protection and security of information, including protection of classified information.  

The Rector manages the University with the help of Vice-Rectors, the Chancellor and his deputies and plenipotentiaries appointed to perform specific tasks. 

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Iwona Rytych-Kaleta 
Phone: +48 42 635 40 02 
Lodz, ul. Narutowicza 68, room no. 111, Lodz 



Prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Kmieciak


Prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Kmieciak was born in 1956 in Lodz. He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Lodz, where he was employed after he graduated in 1980. He obtained a doctor‘s degree in legal sciences in 1986. He became a doctor habilitatus (doktor habilitowany) of legal sciences in the field of law - law and administrative procedure by resolution of the Council of the Faculty of Law and Administration of UL in 1994, and in 1999 President of the Republic of Poland awarded Zbigniew Kmieciak the title of Professor. He is a retired judge of the Supreme Administrative Court (he served there as a judge over the years 1996-2018). He is an author of about 300 scientific publications. 


Subjects of prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Kmieciak’s interests include, among others, issues of comparative legal studies and Europeanisation of law, issues of the theory of codification of administrative and court-administrative proceedings, guarantee of protection of an individual’s rights, effectiveness of administration activities, standards of "fair" (just) procedure and institutions of procedural law enabling implementation of the concept of good governance, participation in the proceedings of various entities and the "right to a fair trial ". He participated in the work of many research groups and committees designing legal solutions, including - as a chairman - of the team of experts for elaboration of a draft of modernization of the law on administrative proceedings, established in 2012 by the decision of the President of the Supreme Administrative Court.  A major amendment to the Code of Administrative Procedure published in 2017 was a consequence of these works. Member of the Legal Sciences Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences - two terms, including the current one. As part of the team of this committee, Professor Zbigniew Kmieciak is responsible for the evaluation of the scientific promotion system. Member of several editorial boards and editorial committees of legal journals, including the most prestigious scientific legal journal - „Państwa i Prawa” [States and Laws]. 


The Vice-Rector for Research performs a function of the first deputy of the Rector. 

His scope of activity includes:

  • planning and coordination of research at the University of Lodz;
  • development and evaluation of scientific disciplines at the University; 
  • concluding contracts for research, development and implementation works ordered by external entities and supervising their realisation; 
  • supervision over realisation of scientific, development and implementation programmes financed from domestic and international sources; 
  • supervision over realisation of internal scientific, development and implementation programmes and activities; 
  • supervision over scientific conferences, conventions and symposia organised at the University; 
  • supervision over the supply of scientific and teaching equipment and its use; 
  • supervision over activities of the Publishing Office of the UL and submitting applications for the appointment of the editor-in-chief, publishing council and content editorial staff; 
  • supervision over activities of the Library of the University of Lodz;
  • supervision over activities of field research stations;
  • supervision over granting awards to academic teachers;
  • supervision over education of research staff (including academic degrees and titles);
  • supervision over scientific information; 
  • selection and promotion of key research areas of the University, promotion of Research Teams and Centres as showcases of the University; 
  • issues regarding other activities related to the assigned scope of competence entrusted by the Rector in the form of the power of attorney

During an update process. Please make an appointment by phone in advance.

Agnieszka Zgondek 
Phone: +48 42 635 40 04 
Lodz, ul. Narutowicza 68, room no. 111 


Dr hab. Robert Zakrzewski, prof. UŁ



Dr hab. prof. of UL Robert Zakrzewski was born in 1970 in Lodz. He is a graduate from then Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry at the University of Lodz. In September 1997, he defended his doctoral thesis obtaining a doctor’s degree in chemical sciences. In 2010 Robert Zakrzewski was awarded a doctor habilitatus (doktor habilitowany) degree in chemical sciences by the Council of the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Lodz. In the 2016-2020 term, he was a vice-dean of the Faculty of Chemistry for student affairs and quality of education at the University of Lodz. 


Dr hab. prof. of UL Robert Zakrzewski conducts his main scientific research in the field of chemical science, in the discipline of chemistry and he is focused on the development of new analytical methods used for determination of biologically active compounds. His second mainstream research interest is studying complex skills of students in teaching chemistry. Since 1995 he has been a member of the Polish Chemical Society, and since 2015 a chairman of the Chemistry Didactics Section of the Polish Chemical Society. A member of the Board of the Polish Society for Educational Diagnostics in the 2019-2022 term. A member of the Ministry of National Education expert teams for teaching chemistry, and over the years 2015-2019 a member of the Scientific Council of the Central Examination Commission.   

Scope of activity of the Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Quality of Education includes:

  • organisation and supervision of implementation of the course of the first- and second-cycle, and Uniform Master’s studies as well as full-time and extramural studies;
  • supervision over obedience of the Rules of Study UL by the students, doctoral students and employees of the University;
  • supervision over performance of education at PhD studies and in Doctoral Schools of the University of Lodz;
  • considering applications for reconsideration of the case in the field of student matters related to the course of study;
  • taking care for the student research movement and defining the rules for the participation of students and doctoral students in the research work of the University - together with the Vice-Rector for Research;
  • cooperation with the student government, doctoral students government and youth organizations;
  • control of quality of education, quality of studies and education curricula, of accreditation and confirmation of learning outcomes;
  • supervision over implementation of university-wide classes, including PE classes, foreign languages, library training, training in the field of intellectual property and copyright protection, etc.;
  • submitting applications for creation and cancellation of study programmes;
  • supervision over organization of postgraduate studies and other forms of education;
  • supervision over the course of recruitment for studies;
  • supervision over KIOD (Individual Teaching Load Cards);
  • analyses of curriculum of studies from the point of view of achieving teaching and research goals of students, doctoral students and personnel of the University;
  • initiation of changes to the already agreed study curriculum;
  • issues regarding other activities related to the assigned scope of competence entrusted by the Rector in the form of the power of attorney 


Prof. dr hab. Łukasz Bogucki


Professor Łukasz Bogucki was born in 1969 in Lodz. In 1993, he graduated from English Philology at the University of Lodz. Four years later he obtained a doctor’s degree in humanities and in 2005 doctor habilitatus (doktor habilitowany) degree. In 2014 President of the Republic of Poland awarded him the academic title of professor of humanities. As a student of PhD studies, Łukasz Bogucki studied in Utrecht, Strasbourg, Barcelona and Leuven, and as an assistant professor and a professor he did internships and gave guest lectures at the majority of Polish universities and leading universities in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Turkey, Portugal, Sweden, Lithuania and Switzerland. 


Professor Bogucki is a founder of Intermedia Polish research group; he is also a co-editor of the Peter Lang series Łódź Studies in Language. Over the years, he collaborated on the creation of a periodical - the Journal of Specialized Translation. Over the years 2012 - 2020 he was the Head of the Institute of English Studies at the University of Lodz. Almost from the beginning of his academic career, he has been managing translation specialization at English philology, and he has also been popularising translation studies in Poland and around the world. Audio-visual and computer-assisted translation, as well as the theory and methodology of translation and interpreting constitute primary scientific interests of Professor Bogucki. 

Scope of activity of the Vice-Rector for International Relations includes:

  • establishing cooperation between the University and foreign research and didactic institutions;
  • supervision over international students;
  • coordination of international exchange of academic teachers;
  • realisation of cooperation with foreign research and didactic institutions (cooperation agreements);
  • supervision over organization of official foreign visits, as well as representatives of domestic institutions which the University cooperates or intends to cooperate with;
  • affiliation of the University and employees to various international organisations;
  • supervision over activities related to international promotion and information about the University;
  • supervision over foreign trips of students, doctoral students and employees of the University and over arrivals of individuals from abroad;
  • supervision over implementation of projects supporting internationalisation of the University and international educational projects;
  • organisation and supervision over International HUB;
  • issues regarding other activities related to the assigned scope of competence entrusted by the Rector in the form of the power of attorney. 

Agnieszka Zgondek 
Phone: +48 42 635 40 04 
Lodz, ul. Narutowicza 68, room no. 111 


Dr hab. Agnieszka Kurczewska, prof. UŁ


Dr hab. prof. UL Agnieszka Kurczewska specializes in the field of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education. She works as an Associate Professor at the Department of Economic Mechanisms at the University of Lodz. She is a graduate from the Faculty of Economics and Sociology of the University of Lodz. She received her master's degree in Economics in 2003, and a year later she started her doctoral studies at the same faculty. In 2008 she obtained a doctor's degree in economics, and in 2015, a doctor habilitatus (doktor habilitowany) degree. Over the years 2016-2020 she was a vice-dean for development, and then a vice-dean for research and external relations. During her dean's term of office, she created, among others, the programme of Faculty's external relations and initiated a regional competition for students Eksoc StartUP!. 


Her international academic experiences include work as an assistant professor (Polish: adiunkt) at Aalto University in Helsinki (2010/2011), as well as a 10-month research stay at Tampa University (Mobility Plus programme) and a 3-month research stay at Lund University (Bekker programme). She was also a scholarship holder of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for outstanding young scientists (2011-2014) and a member of the Council of Young Scientists (2013-2015). Since 2015, he has been a board member of the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB). Over the years 2017-2020, she was a thematic editor in the Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM). Her previous professional experience also includes internships at the European Commission in Brussels and at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. 

Scope of activity of the Vice-Rector for External Relations includes:

  • issues concerning initiation and implementation of tasks as part of the University's cooperation with economic institutions, state and local administration bodies, as well as social and cultural environment;
  • supervision over patent protection, commercialisation of research results and their implementation, as well as control over compliance with copyright by employees of the University;
  • supervision over official visits by representatives of national institutions which the University cooperates or intends to cooperate with organised at the University;
  • supervision over activities related to promotion and information of the University;
  • monitoring careers of the UL graduates;
  • cooperation with the socio-economic environment to adapt study curricula to the current economic and social needs - in consultation with the Vice-Rector for Students Affairs and Quality of Education;
  • supervision over organisation of students internships;
  • activation of cooperation with local entities so as to implement joint projects and raise the level of graduates employment;
  • implementation of initiatives integrating academic community of the University of Lodz and  academic community of Lodz;
  • issues regarding other activities related to the assigned scope of competence entrusted by the Rector in the form of the power of attorney.  

Ewa Szulc 
Phone: +48 42 635 40 24 
Lodz, ul. Narutowicza 68, room no. 101 


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