University of Lodz
address: ul. Narutowicza 68
phone: +48 42 635 42 37
fax: +48 42 635 47 89
For decades, the University of Lodz has been 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 90 fields of study and 165 specializations. In addition, the University offers doctoral programmes, and more than 56 postgraduate curricula including an MBA programme. Our students, together with those studying in Lodz within exchange programmes, come from about 90 different countries. In this truly international atmosphere everyone can experience the cultural diversity of both the city and the institution.
The 37,000 students (2000 international students) that attend classes at different faculties of the University are taught by 2214 academic teachers, 611 of whom bear the highest academic rank. The interest in studying at the University of Lodz is determined not only by a high quality of instruction, but also by modern programmes of study offered in Polish, English or French, and adapted to the changing demands of the labour market. 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 University is repeatedly ranked among the top higher education institutions in Poland, and it especially excels in such fields of study as management, law, and economics. UL is one of only six Polish Universities which gained a place in the QS World University Rankings.
The University of Lodz boasts the oldest and most recognized School of Polish for Foreigners that has educated over 25,000 students since 1952. The School runs 1-month, 5-month and 9-month courses which prepare foreign students for future studying in Poland. It offers basic courses of Polish as well as thematic Polish language courses in history, geography, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and philosophy to provide prospective students with the knowledge needed in their future academic settings. After completion, the students are given right to be admitted without extra examinations to many Polish institutions of higher education.
The University Library is one of the biggest and most modern academic libraries in Poland. At present, its total collection amounts to more than 3 million volumes. The University's campus offers housing in 10 dormitories situated in a beautiful green area reasonably close to the city centre, and next to most Faculty buildings.
The Campus also includes the Centre for Physical Education and Sports, which is a modern complex featuring a sports hall, swimming pool, gyms, and a health and beauty salon. Near it, you can find a medical unit, a bank, and varied shops.
International relations of the University are visible in various areas. Currently, within direct cooperation agreements, the school cooperates with more than 230 partner institutions from all over the world. This cooperation gives our students, the possibility of spending a semester, or a year, abroad, and, in return, we welcome many students from abroad spending a period of their studies in Lodz. The University of Lodz takes part in other exchange and research programmes such as Erasmus+ (including International Credit Mobility, and Erasmus Mundus Scholarship and Training Fund, Horizon 2020, Compostela Group of Universities.
There are also opportunities for the student mobility outside the EU. The University of Lodz runs an exchange scheme within bilateral agreements (Mobility Direct) which allows a tuition-free semester for students of partner institutions anywhere in the world.
University of Lodz presents its students with the best dedicated mobile application in Europe! In 2015, the SmartUni app won an all-European contest in Italy for innovative solutions. It is designed for foreign students of the University of Lodz, as well as foreign candidates. The SmartUni App is an innovative, interactive guide for study candidates and gives you insight into all main areas of student life at the UL, including classes, staff, exchange programmes and university events.
SmartUni App: www.smart.uni.lodz.pl DOWNLOAD and ENJOY!
Facts & figures
- Founded in 1945
- 2214 academic staff
- 37 000 students
- 2000 foreign students
- American Studies - specialization in International Relations, BA
- Asian Studies - specialization in International Relations, BA
- BA in Business Management
- BA in Climatology
- BA in Computer Science
- BA in Economics
- BA in English Studies
- BA in Geography
- BA in International Cultural Studies
Specialization: Intercultural Communication
- BA in International Marketing
- BA in Management and Finance
- BA in Nanotechnology
- BA in Security Studies (Specialty at Political Studies)
- Latin American Studies - specialization in International Relations, BA
- Asian Studies - specialization in International Relations, MA
- MA European Studies - specialization in International Relations
- MA in Business Management
- MA in Ecohydrology
- MA in Economics and International Business
- MA in English Studies
- MA in Geography
- MA in International Cultural Studies Specialization: Intercultural Communication
- MA in International Relations - specialization American Studies and Mass Media
- MA in International Relations - specialization Cultura-Sociedad-Politica (in Spanish)
- MA in International Relations - specialization International Marketing
- MA in International Relations Specialization: International Gender Studies
- MA in Political Studies - specialization Political Management
- MA in Spatial Development and Planning
- Master of Science in Computer Science