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University of Lodz

University of Lodz

University of Lodz

Introduction

University of Lodz (Uniwersytet Łódzki) is the greatest hub of knowledge in its unique region of Poland, and home to a growing and changing community where academic skills make great things happen.

Founded in 1945, UL is the largest public higher education institution in the city of Lodz, which is the capital of the same-named region in central Poland. Over 26 thousand students coming to the UL campus from more than 90 countries seek different kinds of degrees, available in more than 100 study fields. UL graduates include several recognizable names, such as the TV journalist Anita Werner, the cinematographer Paweł Edelman, and the author of ‘The Witcher' book series Andrzej Sapkowski. Coming to Lodz, one will find campus buildings (lecture halls, dorms, sports facilities) all conveniently located in a lively section of the town.

The University of Lodz has a diverse and multicultural academic community, where each year brings new education opportunities at Bachelor’s, Master's, and PhD levels. As a part of the UNIC alliance of European Universities, the UL has close strategic partners all around Europe. Furthermore, it has more than 200 agreements worldwide. No wonder the number of English-taught classes, degrees, and curriculums is still on the rise. For research-oriented people with fine graduate degrees, there are the four UL Doctoral Schools – for thorough work on a PhD dissertation, four years of mentoring and research activities, and preparation for the final stage of the PhD award.

The University of Lodz is the biggest in central Poland capturing hearts and minds, devoted to research and higher education development, aiming at community transformation. Our little homeland is Lodz – a city with an unusual, difficult-to-imitate character, once called the capital city of Polish industry and cinematography, today it combines the charm of past times with the spirit of modern business, culture, and science.

University of Lodz in the European University of Post-industrial Cities Alliance (UNIC)

European Universities are transnational alliances that will become the universities of the future, promoting European values and identity, and revolutionizing the quality and competitiveness of European higher education. They will do so by joint implementation of innovative solutions in the field of education and science and deep institutional integration.

We Focus on Community Problems Related to Civilisation Challenges in the Age of Globalisation

We look for solutions to homelessness and social exclusion problems. We study patterns of socioeconomic segregation to facilitate the eradication of poverty. We look for new methods of anti-cancer therapy. We collect great DNA databases of Poles to prevent civilization diseases more effectively. We propose solutions that promote integrated urban revitalization. We implement new methods of waste degradation. All over the world, we discover and protect new species of plants and animals. We help access water in desert areas. We analyze the language of hate and try to find its causes. We analyze the cultural and religious heritage of Poland and the world in many aspects. We study the genetic material of people living thousands of years ago to get to know our ancestors and ourselves better. We consistently promote the development of humanities in all its varieties.

Mission

The mission of the University of Lodz is to conduct research reliably and to proclaim the truth that comes from it, to educate the next generations wisely, be useful to society, and boldly respond to the challenges of the modern world.

Vision

We want the University of Lodz to become a research university with a strong position in the country and Europe, standing out thanks to the courage and solidity of research, diversity, and openness in undertakings, educating wise and responsible citizens.

Campus Features

The infrastructure of the University of Lodz creates favorable conditions for studying, working and living. The university consists of faculty buildings along with dormitories, sports facilities, conference centers and buildings with the status of monuments. These are also facilities that can be used commercially.

The university buildings are under the care of the University of Lodz Property Management Center, whose tasks include the administration and sale of University of Lodz real estate, sale of movable property, lease and rental of premises, as well as transport services and waste management.

The University of Lodz has attractive halls, rooms and recreational areas that can be used by University of Lodz units and can be rented to companies, associations, external institutions or private persons (for a fee).

The rooms enable the organization of larger training courses, seminars, business meetings and conventions. Attractive outdoor areas in the Training and Conference Center are perfect for biennials, outdoor receptions, etc. We guarantee a charming place near the Łódź Hills Landscape Park.

The historic Biedermann Palace is ideal for organizing small concerts, anniversaries, book promotions, conferences and other celebrations appropriate to the character of the place.

Halls, Rooms and Outdoor Areas

  • Aula im. Szuberta, places: 560, address: Lindleya 5
  • Green room (theater style), seating: 150, area (m2): 122.7, location: Biedermann Palace, ul. Franciszkańska 1/5
  • Yellow room, seats: 30, area (m2): 65.8, location: Biedermann Palace, ul. Franciszkańska 1/5
  • Meeting room, seats at the table: 12, area (m2): 35.3, location: Biedermann Palace, ul. Franciszkańska 1/5
  • Fireplace room (with piano), arrangement depending on the meeting, seating: 60, area (m2): 106.5, location: Biedermann Palace, ul. Franciszkańska 1/5
  • Fireplace Room + terrace, area (m2): 106.5+58; number of seats: depending on the meeting, location: Biedermann Palace, ul. Franciszkańska 1/5
  • Cradle hall, seats: 40, seats at the table: 24, area (m2): 56.5, location: Biedermann Palace, ul. Franciszkańska 1/5
  • Park space, area: 1.8 ha, location: Biedermann Palace, ul. Franciszkańska 1/5
  • Conference room no. 1 (air-conditioned), seats: 80, area (m2): 75, address: CSK ul. Rogowska 26
  • Banquet hall no. 2 (air-conditioned), seats: 70, area (m2): 78, address: CSK ul. Rogowska 35
  • Conference room no. 4 (air-conditioned), seats: 20, area (m2): 45, address: CSK ul. Rogowska 35
  • Conference room no. 5 (air-conditioned), seats: 55, area (m2): 56, address: CSK ul. Rogowska 35
  • Outdoor area (barbecue house, fireplace, catering tent), area: 3 ha, address: CSK ul. Rogowska 26.

    Admissions

    Recruitment

    • Step 1: Read the rules and timetable
    • Step 2: Specify the topic of your dissertation and select a potential supervisor
    • Step 3: Register in the electronic recruitment system
    • Step 4: Complete and deliver the required documents
    • Step 5: Prepare for the interview
    • Step 6: Apply for an interview
    • Step 7: Await decision

    Visa Requirements

    International doctoral students should apply for a D-type national visa in the Polish Consulate/Embassy for a given country. They are exempt from work permits. With many countries, it is advised to book your visit at the consulate well in advance.

    Issuing documents at the University of Lodz

    • After the selection process is concluded and the Doctoral School council has issued a positive opinion, documents are transferred to the School's Secretary, who is able to prepare the confirmation document required to obtain a visa. Please use the recruitment platform's message box to state if you need a real copy or just a scan.
    • Upon the candidate’s request, the University of Lodz may issue a certificate of accommodation.
    • All the remaining documents and certificates required by the Polish consulate in a given country (including insurance) are the candidate's responsibility. Please pay special attention to the requirement of Apostille (if available in your country) or consular legalization stamps (in other cases) and make sure you receive it on your diploma(s) before your departure.

    Scholarships and Funding

    For Doctoral Students

    UL Doctoral Scholarship is paid out to each doctoral student admitted with the regular procedure.

    This entails the gross amount of PLN 3466,90 per month during the first and second year of studies, and gross amount of PLN 5340,90 during the third and fourth year of studies. For doctoral students with certified disability the above amount is raised to PLN 4506,97 and PLN 6380,97 respectively.


    Another admission channel (tagged 'external funds') is available to those who already applied to an external grantor institution (e.g. NAWA or PAN) that will cover their scholarship grant (or its part).

    Please note that admission through an external project with an especially high amount of funding and mandatory employment as part of the agreement may make the candidate lose the right to (additional) UL scholarship.

    Campus Life & Facilities

    The infrastructure of the University of Lodz provides excellent conditions to study, work, and live. The University infrastructure includes 13 buildings of faculties with dormitories, sports facilities, conference centers, and buildings with the status of monuments. These are also buildings that can be used commercially.

    Buildings of the University are managed by the UL Facilities Management Centre for Central Administration, the tasks of which include administration and sales of UL facilities, sales of movable property, lease and rental of premises, as well as transport services and waste management.

    Poland

    Officially: the Republic of Poland is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west, Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, as well as Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast) and Lithuania to the northeast. Poland is the 6th biggest country in the EU, in terms of inhabitants (38,5 million) and area (312 628 square km).

    Poland has been a member of the United Nations since 1945, NATO since 1999, and the European Union since 2004. In 2007 Poland joined the Schengen area, a group of European countries with no internal border control (applied to the zone limit instead).

    Lodz

    Lodz – a city with an unusual, difficult-to-intimate character. Once called the capital city of Polish industry and cinematography, today it combines the charm of past times with the spirit of modern business, culture, and science.

    Its architecture and topography reflect the strong influence of four nationalities, which shaped the city – on the one hand European and full of life, and on the other hand – intimate and balanced.

    It is a major academic city with many higher education institutions. Diverse Polish and international companies, located in Lodz, are official partners of the University of Lodz. Business experts from partner companies consult the program content and are invited to classes. The list of company names includes Infosys, Fujitsu, Clariant, Accenture, Deloitte, HP, LSI Software, Sandoz, CitiBank, Indesit, Skanska, BNP Paribas, Philips, E&Y, Pricewaterhouse Coopers – all the mentioned entities seek UL graduates actively and help them develop their career.

    Lodz is a city of great investments and great opportunities – for years its spectacular revitalization has been attracting the largest employers from the sector of business service and IT. Creative industries or initiatives belonging to the pop-culture world have been developing here equally vigorously.

    Starting from great, international festivals to niche, secluded reviews – the non-obvious schedule of cultural events attracts a diverse group of enthusiasts. The city surprises also in terms of restaurants, clubs, cafes, and places, where both residents of Lodz and visitors willingly spend their free time. In Lodz, you will surely find something for yourself.

    What to do in Lodz?

    Lodz – a city of endless possibilities: the city of education and art, theaters, multiplex cinemas, quaint studio cinemas, concerts, outdoor cinemas, lectures, and workshops – on every subject.

    Many free events

    • Łódź of Four Cultures Festival
    • Light Move Festival
    • Transatlantyk Festival
    • Fotofestiwal
    • Łódź Design Festival
    • Sound edit
    • International Festival of Comics and Games
    • Street Art/Lodz City Mural Trail

    Free time – make the most of it at the UL and in the city!

    • UL study clubs
    • Career Office at the University of Lodz
    • The University Sports Association (AZS)
    • ‘Juwenalia’ – students festival
    • Młodzi w Łodzi [Young Łódź]
    • The Academic Song and Dance Ensemble KUJON.

    Locations

    • Łódź

      ul. Prezydenta Gabriela Narutowicza, 68, 90-137, Łódź

    Questions