Fields of study:
administration • archaeology • biology • biotechnology • chemistry • cultural studies • economics • English philology • environmental protection • ethnology • European studies • finance and accounting • forestry • geography • German philology • history • history of art • Iberian philology • informatics • informatics and econometrics • international cultural studies • international economic relations • international relations • Italian philology • journalism, media and communication • law • logistics • management • mathematics • microbiology • pedagogy • philosophy • physics • Polish philology • political studies • psychology • Romance philology • Russian philology • scientific information and library • social policy • social work • sociology • South Slavonic philology • spatial economy • tourism and recreation
Studies in foreign languages:
ecohydrology • economics • informatics and econometrics • English studies • Romance philology • German philology • Russian philology • computer science • administration • School of German Law • School of French Law • American Law School • tax governance • American studies and mass media • international gender studies • international marketing • international marketing management • MBA • management
The highly respected University of Lodz 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. It was established in 1945 as a successor of educational institutions active in Lodz in earlier times. The 12 faculties of the University provide programmes in 39 fields of study and 160 specializations.
In addition, the University offers several doctoral programmes, more than 90 postgraduate curricula including an MBA programme, and programmes financed by the ESF. Over 140,000 students have graduated from the University of Lodz since its foundation (excluding postgraduate and PhD programmes). Our students, together with those studying in Lodz within Erasmus programme, come from about 70 different countries. In this truly international atmosphere everyone can experience the cultural diversity of both the city and the institution.
The 43,000 students that attend classes at different faculties of the University are taught by 2,360 academic teachers, 560 of them professors. The interest in studying at the University of Lodz is determined not only by high quality of instruction, but also by modern programmes of study offered in Polish, English and French, and adapted to the changing demands of the labour market. The University of Lodz boast the oldest and most recognized School of Polish for Foreigners that has educated over 20,000 students since 1952. The University treats international cooperation as a way to foster its development and continue the city’s tradition. Our institution regularly hosts guest speakers, renowned politicians, businessmen and cultural representatives from Poland and abroad.
The city of Lodz is located in the heart of Poland at a crossing point of many important European routes. In its beginning the Polish, Jewish, German and Russian inhabitants contributed to the rich and diverse cultural background of the city that the university strives to sustain. The local architecture and history attracts a great number of tourists. The history of Lodz is linked to the rapid 19th century development of the textile industry when the place was called the city of factory chimneys and the Promised Land. Lodz is also the cradle of Polish cinematography with great names such as Roman Polanski or Krzysztof Kieslowski.