University of Łódź

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University of Lodz
Uniwersytet Łódzki
University of Lodz English Logo.jpg
Latin: Universitas Lodziensis
Motto Veritas et libertas
(Truth and freedom)
Established May 24, 1945
Type Public
Rector Prof. dr hab. Włodzimierz Nykiel, Ph.D.
Students 47,000
Location Łódź, Poland
Affiliations Campus Europae,SOCRATES/ERASMUS [1], TEMPUS, INCO-COPERNICUS, ACE, Jean Monnet,CEEPUS, EUA, AESOP
Website (Polish), (English), (Chinese), (Russian), (Ukrainian)

The University of Łódź was founded May 24, 1945 in Łódź, Poland, as a continuation of educational institutions functioning in Łódź in the interwar period — the Teacher Training Institute (1921–1928), the Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences (1924–1928) and a division of the Free Polish University (1928–1939).

The University of Łódź (alternative spelling: University of Lodz) is a fully accredited, state-owned, traditional university. It is one of 18 institutions of its type in Poland.[1]

It has more than 47,000 students and 2,600 teachers.

Its international cooperation includes 385 partner institutions from all over the world.[2]

A range of BA, MA, and postgraduate courses held in English as a language of instruction are offered to Polish and overseas students.[3]

As a result of widespread cooperation with universities all over the world, including Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Université François – Rabelais (Tours), University of Texas at Austin, Westfälische Wilhelms – Universität Münster, University of Baltimore, the R. H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, Centria University of Applied Sciences (Kokkola, Finland), and the Towson University, students of the University of Łódź can graduate with dual diplomas.[4]

Alfred Biedermann's Palace, seat of the Institute of Contemporary Culture, University of Lodz

Reputation[edit]

The University of Łódź strives to maintain its high academics standards, the most recent testimonies of which include:

  • 3rd place among Polish universities for the quality of instruction in Economic Sciences, as shown in the 2011 ranking by the Gazeta Bankowa (a respected Polish finance & banking newspaper)[5]
  • 2nd place among Polish universities for qualifying future lawyers, such as legal counsels, and civil law notaries, as shown in the 2010 ranking by the Polish Ministry of Justice[6]
  • 4th place among Polish higher education institutions of international prestige, as concluded from the outcomes of QS and Webometrics rankings of 2010[7]

Library[edit]

The library of the University of Łódź is one of the biggest and most modern academic libraries in Central Europe.

A bookshelf in the open access area in the University of Lodz Library

Its total collection amounts to 3 million volumes. The main part of the book collection is in library store-rooms. The remaining books and journals are placed in the reference sections: the Main Reading Room and Study Rooms. Registered users can use self checkout machines for lending and returning books in some collections.[8] Apart from the Main University Library there are 106 branch libraries and their collections are adjusted to the scientific and didactic activities of the institutions. The number of registered library card holders is now over 20,000.[9]

Authorities[edit]

  • President of the University of Łódź (Rector) - Professor Włodzimierz Nykiel Ph.D.
  • Pro-Rector in Charge of Economic Affairs – Professor Bogdan Gregor Ph.D.
  • Pro-Rector in Charge of International Affairs – Professor Zofia Wysokińska Ph.D.
  • Pro-Rector in Charge of Curricula and Teaching – Professor Jarosław Płuciennik Ph.D.
  • Pro-Rector in Charge of Research – Professor Antoni Różalski Ph.D.
  • Pro-Rector in Charge of Students’ Affairs – Professor Zbigniew Góral Ph.D.

Rector[edit]

  1. Tadeusz Kotarbiński – 1945-1949
  2. Józef Chałasiński – 1949-1952
  3. Jan Szczepański – 1952-1956
  4. Adam Szpunar – 1956-1962
  5. Stefan Hrabec – 1962-1965
  6. Józef Stanisław Piątowski – 1965-1968
  7. Andrzej Nadolski – 1968-1969
  8. Zdzisław Skwarczyński – 1969-1972
  9. Janusz Górski – 1972-1975
  10. Romuald Skowroński – 1975-1981
  11. Jerzy Wróblewski – 1981-1984
  12. Leszek Wojtczak – 1984-1990
  13. Michał Seweryński – 1990-1996
  14. Stanisław Liszewski – 1996-2002
  15. Wiesław Puś – 2002-2008
  16. Włodzimierz Nykiel - 2008-

Faculties[edit]

Famous alumni[edit]

Other units[edit]

Origins[edit]

The university was created after the total destruction of Warsaw, during and after the Warsaw Uprising, and after the expulsion of Poles from Lviv. Later many professors left for Warsaw.

Gallery[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nauka.gov.pl/higher-education/choose-polish-university/universities/ List of Polish universities at the Ministry of Science and Education portal
  2. ^ http://iso.uni.lodz.pl/academic-agreements List of partner institutions worldwide
  3. ^ http://iso.uni.lodz.pl/study-in-english Study programmes in English
  4. ^ http://iso.uni.lodz.pl/informacje/university-of-lodz
  5. ^ http://www.uni.lodz.pl/promocja/dziejesie,artykul,1936 Ranking of Polish Universities: Economic Sciences
  6. ^ http://ms.gov.pl/pl/informacje/news,3794,omowienie-wynikow-egzaminow-wstepnych-na.html Ranking of Polish Universities: Law
  7. ^ http://www.perspektywy.pl/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3853&Itemid=832 Ranking of Polish Universities: international prestige
  8. ^ http://www.lib.uni.lodz.pl/indexenglish.html The Library of the UL website (English)
  9. ^ http://iso.uni.lodz.pl/ About University of Łódź

Coordinates: 51°46′18″N 19°28′23″E / 51.77167°N 19.47306°E / 51.77167; 19.47306