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University of Warsaw - Faculty of Political Science and International Studies

University of Warsaw - Faculty of Political Science and International Studies

University of Warsaw - Faculty of Political Science and International Studies

Introduction

Welcome to the University of Warsaw (UW), the largest university in Poland, which has been a symbol of academic excellence for over 200 years. UW is a place where tradition meets modernity, and science goes hand in hand with innovation. The University of Warsaw offers over 100 fields of study, covering a wide range of disciplines, from humanities to sciences. Moreover, UW offers 44 teaching programs in English, making it an ideal place for students from all over the world.

UW is renowned on the international stage, taking top positions in prestigious rankings. Studying at UW is not only about gaining knowledge but also about developing passions and discovering new possibilities. The University runs many initiatives for students, such as a helpline for students, doctoral students, and UW employees.

The University of Warsaw is not only a place of learning, but also a place where you can experience a rich cultural and social life. UW is a place where you can meet inspiring people, make valuable contacts, and create memories for a lifetime.

We invite you to join the UW community and experience an unforgettable academic adventure in the heart of Poland. UW is more than a university, it's your future. Start your journey today!

History of WNPiSM

The traditions of political science education in Warsaw are much longer than the history of the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies of the University of Warsaw (formerly the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science of the University of Warsaw). The first School of Political Science was established in 1917.

In 1967, the Institute of Political Science was established within the then Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Warsaw, based on the staff of a previously existing non-faculty unit, the College of Political Science of the University of Warsaw. In 1968, as part of organizational changes at the university, political sciences, along with philosophy, sociology, and economics, were transferred to the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Warsaw.

The Faculty of Political Science and International Studies of the University of Warsaw is a continuation (since September 1, 2016) of the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science of the University of Warsaw, which began operations in 1975. This unit taught journalism and political science. The 1970s were a period of dynamic development of the Faculty and the expansion of its internal structure with the Institute of International Relations in 1976 and the Institute of Social Policy in 1977. In 2012, the Institute of European Studies was established.

The new name of the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies of the University of Warsaw is a consequence of leaving the structure of the Institute of Journalism.

Pursuant to the decision of the Faculty Council, as of July 1, 2019, individual Institutes of the Faculty ceased to exist, i.e.: the Institute of Political Sciences (existing since 1967), the Institute of International Relations (1976), the Institute of Social Policy (1977) and the Institute of European Studies ( 2012). In their place, 15 scientific and research departments were established.

Campus Features

The historic area of ​​the University of Warsaw, located in the heart of the city, attracts with its beautiful architecture. The sculptural decorations of the buildings, the impressive interiors, and the greenery surrounding the buildings - make the campus at Krakowskie Przedmieście one of the main tourist attractions in Warsaw. The gate topped with an eagle has become a symbol of the University, as well as a mandatory stop for visitors to the Royal Route.

Historic buildings restored with great care are not the only face of the university. The University Library, located near the main campus, opened in 1999 and opened a new chapter in the history of the university's architecture. The building changed the character of Powiśle and became one of the favorite places of Warsaw residents. The university investments opened in the following years are - just like BUW - not only functional but also architecturally interesting. They enrich the landscape of Warsaw and provide users with a comfortable workplace and interestingly arranged common spaces where they can relax.

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    • Śródmieście

      Auditorium Building (Collegium Politicum) Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, 00-927 Warsaw, Poland, 00-927, Śródmieście

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