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Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28 00-927
|Tel. No.||+48 22 552 03 55|
|Fax No.||+48 22 552 40 01|
|Faculties & Colleges|| |
|Type of courses||Full-time and part-time|
|Length of courses||5-years (MA, MSc, MBA programmes)|
3-years (BA programmes) + 2-years (MA additional programmes)
1-year or 2-years (post-graduated programmes)
3-4-years doctoral programmes.
|Date of commencement||October 1|
|Class size||From 10-15 persons to 25-30 persons|
|Accommodation||Available (see below)|
|Financial assistance||Foreign students may obtain financial aid through the Polish Government or the university co-operated with Warsaw University (inter-university co-operation programmes).|
|Admission requirements||See below|
|Contact for application||Ewa Kochanska-Kapuscinska|
Director of the Student Affairs
OfficeAddress: Biuro Spraw Studenckich, Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa, Poland
Tel. +48-22 552 04 24; 552 07 57
Faculty of Applied Linguistics and East-Slavonic Philology
Institutes of: Applied Linguistics, Russian Studies
Chairs of: Byelorussian, Ukrainian, Foreign Languages for Specific Purposes
Fields of study: Applied Linguistics, Byelorussian Philology, Russian Philology, Ukrainian Philology.
Dean: Prof. Antoni Semczuk, Szturmowa 4, 02-678 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 553 42 22; 553 43 50
Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Social Prevention
Institutes of: Applied Social Sciences, Centre for Research on Politics and Higher Education, Social Prevention and Social Rehabilitation
Fields of study: Applied Social Studies, Social Prevention and Social Rehabilitation
Dean: Prof. Marcin Król, Zurawia 4, 00-503 Warszawa, tel.(+48 22) 553 16 26
Faculty of Biology
Institutes of: Biochemistry, Botany, Microbiology, Zoology and Experimental Plant Biology
Fields of study: Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Protection.
Dean: Prof. Michal Kozakiewicz, Miecznikowa 1, 02-926 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 554 11 04
Faculty of Chemistry
Laboratories of: Applied Analytical Chemistry, Basic Aspects of Analytic Chemistry, Carbohydrate Research, Crystallochemistry, Electroanalytical Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Flow Analysis and Chromatography, Interfacial Electrochemistry, Molecular Interactions, Molecular Spectroscopy, Natural Products Analysis, Organic Electrochemistry, Peptides, Physical Organic Chemistry, Physicochemical Fundamentals of Chemical Technology, Physicochemistry of Dialectrics and Magnetics, Plasma Chemistry, Quantum Chemistry, Radiochemistry, Streocontrolled Organic Synthesis, Chemistry Teaching Methodology, Theory and Applications of Electrodes, Theory of Biopolimers.
Field of study: Chemistry
Dean: Prof. Stanislaw Glab, Pasteura 1, 02-093 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 822 09 75; (+48 22) 554 40 00
Faculty of Economic Sciences
Chairs of: Banking and Finances, Computer Sciences in Business and Economic Analyses, Economic History, Economic Policy, History and Economic Thought, International Economic Relations, Macroeconomics and Foreign Trade Theory, Microeconomics, Political Economy, Statistics and Econometrics, Theory of Economic Development
Field of study: Economics, Econometrics, Finances and Banking.
Dean: Prof. Marian Wisniewski, Dluga 44/50, 00-241 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 554 91 11; 554 91 26
Faculty of Education
Chairs of: Biomedical Bases of Human Development and Upbringing, Continuous Education and Adult Education, Didactics, Education and Upbringing History, Educational Techniques, Elementary Education, Social Education, Theory of Education
Fields of study: Elementary Education, Pedagogics
Dean: Prof. Alicja Siemak-Tylikowska, Mokotowska 16/20, 00-561 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 553 08 18; 629 34 04
Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies
Institutes of: Developing Countries, Economic and Regional Geography, Physical Geography, Social.
Chair of: Cartography
Field of study: Geography and Regional Studies
Dean: Prof. Maria Skoczek, Krakowskie Przedmiescie 30, 00-927 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 552 06 31
Faculty of Geology
Institutes of: Basic Geology, Geochemistry, Hydrology and Engineering Geology, Mineralogy and Petrography.
Chair of: Environmental Protection and Natural Resources
Field of study: Geology
Dean: Prof. Bronislaw Matyja, Zwirki i Wigury 93, 02-089 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 554 00 00; 554 00 11
Faculty of History
Institutes of: Archaeology, Art History, History, Musicology, Scientific Information and Book Studies, Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Fields of study: Archaeology, Ethnology, History, Art History, Musicology, Scientific Information and Book Studies
Dean: Prof. Piotr Bielinski, Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa, tel.(+48 22) 552 05 45
Faculty of Journalism and Political Science
Institutes of: International Relations, Journalism, Political Sciences, Social PoliticsFields of study: International Relations, Journalism, Political Sciences, Social Politics
Dean: Prof. Grazyna Ulicka, Krakowskie Przedmiescie 3, 00-047 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 826 57 91; (+48 22) 552 02 18
Faculty of Law and Administration
Institute of: Civil Law, History of Law, International Law, Legal and Administrative Theory, Penal Law, Public and Constitutional Law
Fields of study: Law and Administration (College International de Droit Francais and Europeen, Centre for British and European Law, Centre of German and European Law, American Law Center)
Dean: Prof. Tadeusz Tomaszewski, Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 826 96 06; (+48 22) 552 03 95
Faculty of Management
Chairs of: Organisation and Management of Business Companies, Organisational Theory, Legal Problems of Administration and Management, Marketing, Quantitative Methods of Management, Psychology and Sociology of Organisation, Systems of Management, Theory of National Economy
Field of study: Management (MBA jointly with University of Illinois, the USA)
Dean: Prof. Kazimierz Ryc, Szturmowa 3, 02-678 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 553 40 00; 553 40 02
Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Mechanics
Institutes of: Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Computer Science, Mathematics Fields of study: Computer Science, MathematicsStaff: 161
Dean: Prof. Stefan Jackowski. Banacha 2, 02-097 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 554 40 00;
(+48 22) 554 42 14;
Faculty of Modern Languages and Oriental Studies
Institutes of: English Studies, French Studies, German Studies, Iberian Studies, Oriental Studies
Chairs of: Hungarian Studies, Italian Philology, Formal Linguistics
Fields of study: English Studies, French Studies, German Studies, Hungarian Studies, Iberian Studies, Italian Philology, Oriental Studies (Arabian Studies, African Studies, Ethiopian Studies, Hebrew Studies, Indology, Japanese Studies, Mongolian Studies, Sinology, Turkish Studies)
Dean: Prof. Emma Harris, Browarna 8/10, 00-311 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 552 09 50; 552 09 58
Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology
Institutes of: Philosophy, Sociology
Fields of study: Philosophy, Sociology.
Dean: Prof. Jan Weglenski, Nowy Swiat 69, 00-046 Warszawa, tel.(+48 22) 552 01 52,
Faculty of Physics
Institutes of: Astronomy-Astronomical Observatory, Experimental Physics, Geophysics, Theoretical Physics
Chair of: Mathematical Methods in Physics
Fields of study: Astronomy, Physics.
Dean: Prof. Katarzyna Chalasinska-Macukow, Hoza 69, 00-681 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 553 20 00; (+48 22) 553 21 23; (+48 22) 553 21 56
Faculty of Polish Philology
Institutes of: Classics, Cultural Studies, Polish Culture, Polish Language, Polish Literature, Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners (Polonicum), Classics, Slavonic Philologies
Chair of: General Linguistics and Baltic Studies
Fields of study: Baltic Studies, Classics, Cultural Studies, Polish Philology, Slavonic Philologies
Staff: 169Students: 4,491
Dean: Prof. Stanislaw Dubisz, Obozna 8, 00-332 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 552 04 28
Faculty of Psychology
Chairs of: Biological Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Educational Psychology, Human Development Psychology, Personality Psychology, Psychology of Individual Differences, Psychology of Learning and Memory, Psychopathology and Psychotherapy, Social Psychology
Field of study: Psychology
Dean: Prof. Danuta Kadzielawa, Stawki 5/7, 00-183 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 554 97 05; 554 97 06
American Studies Center
Director: Prof. Zbigniew Lewicki
Niepodleglosci 22, 02-656 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 845 10 21; (+48 22) 553 33 00
Field of study: Cultural Studies
British Studies Centre
Director: Prof. Grazyna Bystydzienska
Nowy Swiat 4, 00-497 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 625 41 39
Centre de Civilisation Francaise et d'Etudes Francophones aupres de l'Universite de Varsovie
Director: Olivier Jacquot
Obozna 8, 00-332 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 826 77 91; (+48 22) 552 00 00
Centre for Archaeological Research at Novae
Director: Prof. Piotr Dyczek
Zwirki i Wigury 97/99, 02-089 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 823 62 29; (+48 22) 554 70 00
University Centre for Environmental Studies
Director: Anna Kalinowska, PhD
Zwirki i Wigury 93, 02-089 Warszawa
tel. (+48 22) 822 22 61; (+48 22) 554 00 00
Centre for Europe
Director: Prof. Alojzy Nowak
Niepodleglosci 22, 02-656 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 553 33 01; 553 33 03
Centre for Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in Humanities
Director: Prof. Jerzy Axer
Nowy Swiat 69, 00-046, tel. (+48 22) 552 00 00; (+48 22) 826 82 50
Centre for Foreign Language Teaching
Director: Janina Furgalowa, MA
Nowy Swiat 69, B, 00-046 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 552 02 28
Centre for Latin-American Studies (CESLA)
Director: Prof. Andrzej Dembicz
Zurawia 4, 00-503 Warszawa, tel.(+48 22) 625 30 98; (+48 22) 553 16 00
Centre for Open Multimedia Education
Director: Prof. Grazyna Wieczorkowska-Nejtardt
Smyczkowa 11/2a, 02-678 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 853 76 70
Centre for Russian and East Europeans Studies
Director: Prof. Michal Dobroczynski
Nowy Swiat 69, 00-046 Warszawa
tel. (+48 22) 552 08 83
Centre for the Study of Classical Tradition in Poland and East-Central Europe
Director: Prof. Jerzy Axer
Nowy Swiat 69, 00-046 Warszawa
tel./fax (+48 22) 828 02 84; (+48 22) 552 00 00
Centre of Studies in Territorial Self-Government and Local Development
Director: Prof. Andrzej Piekara
Nowy Swiat 4, 00-497 Warszawa, tel./fax (+48 22) 553 10 00
Chaire UNESCO du Developpement Durable de l'Universite de Vaersovie
Director: Prof. Bogdan Jalowiecki
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 552 01 06
Comite Polonais de l'Alliance Francais
Secretary general: Zdzislaw Rylko, PhD
Nowy Swiat 69, 00-046 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 826 03 51; (+48 22) 552 06 69
European Institute for Regional and Local Development
Director: Prof. Grzegorz Gorzelak
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 30, 00-927 Warszawa, tel./fax (+48 22) 826 16 54; (+48 22) 552 00 00
Foreign Language Teacher Training Centre
Director: Anna Murkowska, PhD
Englis Language Teacher Training College
Nowy Swiat 4, 00-497 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 629 21 79; (+48 22) 553 10 00
French Language Teacher Training College
Al. Niepodleglosci 22, 02-653 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 553 33 00; (+48 22) 845 11 13
German Language Teacher Training College
Al. Niepodleglosci 22, 02-653 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 553 33 00; (+48 22) 849 70 12
Heavy Ion Laboratory
Director: Prof. Bogdan Jastrzebski
Pasteura 5A, 02-093 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 822 21 23; (+48 22) 554 60 00
Interdisciplinary Centre for Behavioural Genetics
Director: Prof. Jan Strelau
Stawki 5/7, 00-183 Warszawa, tel: (+48 22) 554 97 40
Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling
Director: Prof. Marek Niezgódka
Pawinskiego 5A, D, 02-106 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 874 91 00; (+48 22) 874 9110; fax (+48 22) 874 91 15
Inter-Faculty Institute for Social Studies
Director: Prof. Janusz Grzelak
Stawki 5/7, 00-183 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 554 30 00; (+48 22) 831 51 53
Physical Education and Sports Centre
Director: Zbigniew Rusek, MA
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 1, 00-047 Warszawa, tel: (+48 22) 552 02 00; (+48 22) 552 02 35
Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology
Director: Prof. Michal Gawlikowski
Nowy Swiat 69, 00-046 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 826 52 16; (+48 22) 552 00 00
University Centre for Technology Transfer
Director: Wojciech Dominik, PhD
Pasteura 7, 02-093 Warszawa, tel: (+48 22) 824 39 12; fax: (+48 22) 824 38 94
Individual Inter-Faculty Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Director: Prof. Andrzej Hennel
Pasteura 7, 02-093 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 658 22 52; (+48 22) 554 50 00
Inter-Faculty Study Programme in Environmental Protection
Director: Prof. Ewelina Kantowicz
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 30, 00-927 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 552 06 69; (+48 22) 826 19 65
Warsaw University was founded in 1816. It is a state-owned institution authorised to confer university degrees and titles. Its main activities are:
Warsaw University has 5,300 employees, in which there are over 2,600 faculty members (including 777 professors).
Warsaw University enrols, together with postgraduates, 54,553 students, including over 25,000 full-time and more than 27,000 other students. The University has for years attracted the interest of young people aspiring to acquire higher education. Over the years it has been rated first place in Polish universities rankings published by the press.
THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
Director: Henryk Hollender, PhD
Dobra 56/66, 00-312 Warsaw
tel./fax: (+48 22) 552 50 60, (+48 22) 550 50 73
The University Library in Warsaw was founded in 1816 as a part of the Royal University of Warsaw. Its first director was the great Polish lexicographer Samuel Bogumil Linde (1771 - 1847).
Nowadays University Library is housed in new building, opened in 1999 by the Pope John Paul II.
The general constructional outlines of the new building of the Library and subsequently the definite design aimed at creating an open-space library with free access to its collections. It resulted from a conviction that the spatial arrangement has a decisive influence on the quality of work carried out on the premises of the library. An academic free-access library does away with the distinction between the storerooms and reading rooms (with the librarian serving as an intermediary). The new design has as its assumption a logically ordered intermingling of the shelf and reader zones by creating generally accessible areas with book racks surrounded by a diversified arrangement of readers' desks.
An arcade 'street' leads up to the main entrance at Level 0 surmounted by an open book with the dictum HINC OMNIA; here we can find the reception hall, cloakrooms, an exhibition room and a restaurant. There is no more free-access space on this level, the rest of it being a storeroom of a 'compact' type (i.e. with movable racks) containing books inaccessible to the reader, especially those published before 1980. These stocks are made available only in the reading room on Level 2. The 'compact' storeroom of 4 000 m2 contains 1.5 million volumes. In its very centre is the treasure house of the Library.
An imposing stairway - seven metres wide - leads from the reception hall to the main hall with information desks and catalogues on Level 1 and then to the main reading room on Level 2. On Level 1 are the departments of formal and thematic processing, but the greater part of the floor is an area of free access. The catalogue hall on Level 1 - of key importance to the reader - is three-storey high and covered with a glass roof. The general information and catalogue desk supplies the reader with all the information he needs to make his way in the Library. A natural back-up is provided by the Scientific Information and Educational Unit.
The free-access collections on Level 1 encompass the following domains:
Philosophy. Psychology. Education
Geography. Mathematical, Natural and Applied Sciences.
These domains are divided into sections according to the 'tree-like' classification structure with the reader being guided by a visual information system. The pressmark (reference number) label provides detailed information on the subject matter of the book and can be searched out in the computer catalogue. The colour of the label indicates whether the book can be taken out on loan.
The reading room, two-storey high and with a glass roof, is on Level 2. There are places for 120 readers who have at their disposal a collection of 15 000 books covering a general range of topics: General Works. Library Sciences. On the right-hand side the readers have access to current journals and magazines (from the last two years) with about 8 000 titles available. The area is characterised by a diversified arrangement of shelves and racks in correspondence with the different format of the journals.
The free-access collections on Level 2 encompass the following domains:
Social Sciences. Anthropology.
Law. Political Science.
Music. Architecture. Fine Arts.
The last floor, Level 3, has a distinctly dual function. Its northern side is also a free-access area with a similar arrangement as on the lower floors, except for the type of worktables. There are no traditional worktables shared with others - besides individual desks there are numerous single booths. In this area of limited free access research workers have at their disposal nineteenth century publications. The reserved collections in the southern part are grouped into the following sectors ('galleries'): Manuscripts, Maps, Etchings, Old Printed Texts, Music, and Documentation of Social Life.
Library stocks consist of 1,540,000 books, 610,000 journals and magazines, 302,000 items in the reserved collections and the current subscription of 1,200 titles of foreign journals and magazines. All works published after 1994 are enlisted in the computer catalogue; the card catalogue has not been updated since 1998.
The computer catalogue (online) contains about 170 000 bibliographical descriptions and 240 000 items - of which 24 000 bibliographical descriptions and 37 000 items refer to the libraries of the respective University departments.
The Central File of Normalised Entries enhances joint cataloguing and maintains consistency of databases of over twenty co-operating libraries, among others the university libraries in Karaków, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lublin and Torun. The File contains 280 000 formal entries and 40 000 thematic entries compatible with the language of thematic entries (KABA) developed at the University Library. The English and French equivalents of the thematic entries serve as cross-references to the entries in Polish. It should be noted that thematic entries were not attributed to books published before 1994.
Warsaw University Library offers 110 computers available to the readers, grouped into the following categories:
- 21 computers: those with access to the main catalogue of the Library (OPAC) only and those with additional access to the temporary database of the Educational Books Collection (UNIKAT),
- 31 computers with access to the main catalogue of the Library, to databases on CD-ROMs and to online journals and magazines,
- 30 computers with full access to the Internet and local networks,
- 24 computers in individual booths with full access to the Internet and local networks with the option of individual work (Microsoft Office),
- 4 computers adapted to the needs of visually impaired persons (two in individual booths and two free-access ones).
HEALTH SERVICE AND INSURANCE
According the new National Health Care Service reform all students of Warsaw University can acquire the services of National Health Care System. Part-time students, unlike the regular day students, are not eligible for any other welfare benefit (University student dormitories, scholarships, etc.)
Students in all courses of study are eligible for the accident insurance offered by Polish insurance agencies. It covers the whole academic year and the holidays. It is up to the student to choose the amount insured.
Detailed information concerning the health requirements people entering Poland must meet as well as information on other kinds of insurance can be obtained from Polish Consulates.
Foreign students may use all Warsaw University student houses. Polish Government grant holders are automatically entitled to accommodations. Under international agreements, Poland also provides them with scholarships and covers full board. The level of the scholarship depends, in each case, on the housing costs. Accommodations in a student house range from 290 to 360 PLN per month depending on its standard. Total monthly aid is ca. 1,000 PLN.
Similarly, Warsaw University grant holders, who come to Poland on the basis of agreements between Polish and foreign universities, are provided with this package.
Students who choose to study at Warsaw University on foreign currency payment basis, may reside at student dormitories provided they have booked them earlier (that is, at least a few weeks before the beginning of the academic year). Normally there are no places to be offered during the academic year.
At present the University offers accommodation in six student dormitories in Warsaw. They include the following:
First-year foreign students, who are Republic of Poland grant holders, are offered accommodations by the Student Affairs Office.
Applicants seeking admission to Warsaw University must meet the requirements laid down by Polish law and the University's regulations. They comprise of the following:
All documents from applicants interested in studying in Poland must be received by the given faculties by the fixed deadlines. In most cases the deadline is in the beginning of June.
Foreigners who do not speak Polish must enrol in Polish language courses at one of the centres recognised by the Polish Ministry of Education. Such courses are offered by:
* University of Lódz Polish Language Centre for Foreigners
Kopinskiego 16/18, 90-232 Lódz,
tel. (+ 48 42) 635 40 30
* Jagiellonian University Polish Institute
Jodlowa 13, 30-252 Kraków,
tel. + (48 12) 422 49 94
The above mentioned centres focus their teaching on the foreign student's active use of Polish on a university level and in helping them to acquire the knowledge expected from applicants entering the university. A faculty's requirements may be different from those in the applicant's home country, which may result from differences in secondary school curricula between Polish and foreign schools. Foreigners are also taught the necessary Polish terminology for study in specific majors, as well as basic information about Poland and its culture.
Summer courses of Polish language and culture are also organised by the Institute of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners "Polonicum" within the Faculty of Polish Philology at Warsaw University. These courses are designed for students speaking Polish at an elementary level.
* Institute of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners "Polonicum"
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 32
tel./fax: (+48 22) 552 15 30; 552 15 31
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