1 PEDAGOGICAL UNIVERSITY of Cracow
2 The Pedagogical University of Cracow has acquired the status as the best pedagogical higher education institution in Poland and it is also the earliest Pedagogical University in Poland. It is a modern and elite university. It functions according to the model of integrated education i.e. theoretical knowledge has been combined with practical skills. We cultivate the values and traditions developed by several generations of academic staff and students. We promote the idea of modern education with the versatile cooperation from higher education establishments from all over Europe. The mission of the Pedagogical University is exercised by professional and experienced teaching staff who apply modern and up to date teaching contents. It is also expressed through scientific research, outlining new fields of scientific development, transmitting knowledge, and developing and enriching the personality of the graduates by educating them according to the highest European standards. To our students we offer the latest achievements in the Humanities and also in the Social, Educational, Natural, Technical and Art studies. Our educational provision enables students to apply to several dozen fields of studies in first-cycle (Bachelor s) and second-cycle (Master s) degree programmes, as well as in the third-cycle degree studies (Ph.D.), post-graduate study courses and the ministerial ordered study programmes.
3 The courses can be completed in the following six faculties: Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Philology, Faculty of Pedagogy, Faculty of Geography and Biology, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Technical Science and Faculty of Art. We guarantee a high level of foreign language teaching to each of our students provided by highly qualified foreign language teachers from the Department of Foreign Languages. There is also a possibility to practise sports and recreation through physical activities as part of the physical education courses and using the modern sport facilities available in the Sport and Recreation Centre (swimming pool, sauna, fitness club etc.). As part of the Erasmus programme, the students of the Pedagogical University study at the foreign partner universities, so that they gain knowledge, experience and practical skills also there, as well as to get to know other cultures, education system and improve their language skills. The graduates of the Pedagogical University of Cracow are in an excellent professional capacity not only to hold responsible posts in educational and cultural establishments but also in public administrative bodies. They can also develop their scientific interests in third-cycle degree studies (Ph.D.) in the fields of Humanities, Social Sciences, Biology, Earth Sciences, Physics and Mathematics. To meet the needs of our students and teaching staff, the University provides multimedia lecture rooms, modern multi-workstation laboratories that enable staff to teach with the support of e-learning platforms, as well as perfectly equipped lecture rooms and laboratories. Further, the rich collections of the Main Library of the Pedagogical University of Cracow as well as institute libraries are available to students. We strongly encourage the development of an academic community through the student scientific movement, student organizations and associations, and Students Self-Government. Students who are in a difficult financial situation may obtain social grants offered by the Pedagogical University of Cracow. For over 65 years of our activity we have managed to create a University whose main concern is the highest level of education and the best possible preparation of our students for their future professional career. Rector of the Pedagogical University of Cracow Professor Michał Śliwa, Ph.D.
4 prestige proffesionalism progress prestige In the prestigious ranking of higher education institutions, which was prepared by the editors of the newspapers "Perspektywy" and "Rzeczpospolita", the Pedagogical University of Cracow takes the leading position among the pedagogical universities. A high level of education, qualified staff and great traditions are the qualities that make up the reputation of the University. The educational offer responds to the latest needs of labour market, as well as to the interests and expectations of young people. We educate the best teachers in Poland. The graduates of the University become highly regarded experts, not only in the field of education. proffesionalism The qualified academic staff of the Pedagogical University educates professionals, both scientists and employees of companies and enterprises. The University prepares to work not only in the teaching profession. The educational offer also covers the standard fields and specializations. A high level of education and a large number of practical activities increase the chances of graduates in the labour market. A lot of famous people and professionals in various fields have graduated from the Pedagogical University of Cracow.
5 progress The Pedagogical University of Cracow is involved in the international cooperation with research centres from, among others, Ukraine, Portugal, Sweden, Bulgaria, and France. The University organizes conferences and symposia. Our students have the opportunity to increase knowledge, develop their passions and interests, studying not only in the country but also abroad. Thanks to the scholarships and international exchange they can gain new experiences and improve their language skills. The ceaselessly expanded and improved educational offer includes a wide variety of fields of knowledge. Students can choose from more than 80 specializations in 31 fields of study. The University offers multimedia classrooms, modern classrooms and laboratories, and a sports complex.
6 THE AUTHORITIES Professor Michał Śliwa, Ph.D. Rector of the Pedagogical University of Cracow Associate Professor Kazimierz Karolczak, Ph.D. Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations Associate Professor Jerzy Waligóra, Ph.D. Vice-Rector for Education Associate Professor Jan Suchanicz, Ph.D. Vice-Rector for Student Affairs
7 THE ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE Faculty of Humanities Faculty of Philology Faculty of Pedagogy Faculty of Geography and Biology Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Technical Science Faculty of Art
8 FACULTY OF HUMANITIES Dean of the Faculty: Professor Zdzisław Noga, Ph.D. Vice Deans: Associate Professor Leszek Pyra, Ph.D. Associate Professor Katarzyna Sobolewska-Myślik, Ph.D. The Faculty of Humanities is structured into the following institutes: Institute of Philosophy and Sociology Institute of History Institute of Political Science The Faculty of Humanities is eligible to confer the following degrees: Doctorus Habilitatus in Humanities in the field of History Doctorate Degree in Humanities in the field of History Doctorate Degree in Humanities in the field of Political Science Doctorate Degree in Humanities in the field of Philosophy
9 At the Faculty of Humanities, the scientific research in conducted in various scientific fields (Economics, Ethics, Philosophy, History, Political Science, Sociology, Administrative Science and Safety Science), and in cooperation with the researchers from all over the Europe on operational, source, interpretive and editorial works. The academicians authored numerous school textbooks and textbooks for students.
10 FACULTY OF PHILOLOGY Dean of the Faculty: Associate Professor Bogusław Skowronek, Ph.D. Vice Deans: Associate Professor Dorota Dziewanowska, Ph.D. Associate Professor Grażyna Wrona, Ph.D. The Faculty of Philology is structured into the following institutes: Institute of Polish Philology Institute of Scientific Information and Library Science Institute of Neophilology The Faculty of Philology is eligible to confer the following degrees: Doctorus Habilitatus in Humanities in the field of Literary Studies Doctorus Habilitatus in Humanities in the field of Linguistics Doctorate Degree in Humanities in the field of Literary Studies Doctorate Degree in Humanities in the field of Linguistics
11 At the Faculty of Philology, the operational, source, interpretive and editorial research is conducted. The academics authored school textbooks, textbooks for students and scientific publications. The Faculty offers the highest level of education, modern forms of teaching, high-standard teaching and research facilities, cooperation with foreign centres and the possibility to realize the professional passions.
12 FACULTY OF PEDAGOGY Dean of the Faculty: Associate Professor Zofia Szarota, Ph.D. Vice Deans: Associate Professor Katarzyna Dormus, Ph.D. Associate Professor Zbigniew Kwiasowski, Ph.D. The Faculty of Pedagogy is structured into the following institutes: Institute of Educational Sciences Institute of Pre-School and Early School Education Institute of Special Needs Education Chair of Children and Childhood Studies Chair of Security Education and Civic Education Chair of History of Education Chair of Psychology Chair of Technology and Educational Media The Faculty of Pedagogy is eligible to confer the Doctorate Degree in Humanities in the field of Pedagogy
13 The academic research conducted at the Faculty of Pedagogy focuses mainly on broadly understood educational issues and, among others, includes the fields of General and Comparative Pedagogy, Theory of Education, Social Pedagogy, Pre-school and Early School Education and Special Needs Education. The research is also conducted in the new, for the Faculty, subject areas such as Social Work, Health Education, National Security and Civic Education.
14 FACULTY OF GEOGRAPHY AND BIOLOGY Dean of the Faculty: Professor Zbigniew Długosz, Ph.D. Vice Deans: Associate Professor Grzegorz Formicki, Ph.D. Associate Professor Robert Stawarz, Ph.D. The Faculty of Geography and Biology is structured into the following institutes: Institute of Biology Institute of Geography The Faculty of Geography and Biology is eligible to confer the following degrees: Doctorus Habilitatus in Biological Sciences in the field of Biology Doctorate Degree in Biological Sciences in the field of Biology Doctorate Degree in Earth Sciences in the field of Geography
15 The scientific research in the Institute of Geography are mainly focused on the issues in Methodology of Geographical Sciences, Geomorphology, Geology, Hydrology, Economic Geography, Social Geography, Entrepreneurship, Spatial Management, Geographic Environment Protection and Development, Tourism as well as Geography, Nature Studies and Entrepreneurship Teaching Methods. In the Institute of Biology, the research programme includes, among others, Botany, Plant Physiology, Animal Physiology and Toxicology, Ecology, Wildlife Research, Parasythology, Genetics, Cytology, Zoology as well as Biology Teaching Methods, Media Communication, Chemistry and Chemistry Teaching Methods, and Biochemistry.
16 FACULTY OF MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS & TECHNICAL SCIENCE Dean of the Faculty: Associate Professor Władysław Błasiak, Ph.D. Vice Deans: Antoni Chronowski, Ph.D. Anna Stolińska, Ph.D. The Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Technical Science is structured into the following institutes: Institute of Physics Institute of Mathematics Institute of Technology Chair of Computer Science and Computational Methods The Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Technical Science is eligible to confer the following degrees: Doctorate Degree in Mathematical Science in the field of Mathematics Doctorate Degree in Physical Science in the field of Physics
17 The scientific research by the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Technical Science is conducted at the Institute of Mathematics (Functional Equations and Inequalities, Differential Equations, Mathematical Logic, Stochastics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics Teaching Methodology), the Institute of Physics (Astronomy, Dielectric Physics, Surface Physics, Theoretical Physics, Applied Physics, Physics Teaching Methodology), the Institute of Technical Science (Materials Science, Mechatronics, Environmental Protection, Technical Science Teaching Methodology), as well as at the Chair of Computer Science and Computational Science (Computational Methods in Physics, Image Recognition Methods, Information Technology in Teaching).
18 FACULTY OF ART Dean of the Faculty: Associate Professor Alicja Panasiewicz, Ph.D. Vice Dean: Maria Wasilewska, Ph.D. The Faculty of Art is structured into the following institutes: Institute of Painting and Artistic Education Institute of Graphic Art and Visual Design Chair of Multimedia The Faculty of Art is eligible to confer the following degrees: Doctorus Habilitatus in Arts in the field of Fine Arts Doctorate Degree in Arts in the field of Fine Arts
19 The academics employed at the Faculty of Art carry out vivid artistic activities in the following artistic domains: Painting, Graphic Art, Sculpture and Artistic Photography. They also conduct academic research in the field of History of Art, Theory of Art and Culture, as well as in the Methods of Teaching in the Fine Arts. Moreover, they participate in the international exchange among the artists-teachers from the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Ukraine and the United States.
20 DEGREE COURSES STUDies first-cycle degree studies (Bachelor s degree) second-cycle degree studies (Master s degree) one-cycle Master s degree studies (Master s degree) third-cycle degree studies (Ph.D.) post-graduate studies FIELDS OF STUDY Artistic Education in Fine Arts Biology Chemistry Computer Science Cultural and Media Studies Design Environmental Protection Ethics Geography Graphic Art Historical Anthropology History Information Technology Education Internal Security International Relations Mathematics National Security Painting
21 Pedagogy Philology: English Philology Germanic Philology Romance Philology Russian Philology Spanish Italian Philosophy Physics Polish Philology Political Science Public Administration Scientific Information and Library Science Social Work Sociology Spacial Management Special Needs Education Tourism and Recreation THIRD-CYCLE DEGREE STUDIES FACULTY OF HUMANITIES History Philosophy Political Science FACULTY OF PHILOLOGY Linguistics Literary Studies
22 FACULTY OF GEOGRAPHY AND BIOLOGY Biology Geography FACULTY OF MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS AND TECHNICAL SCIENCE Mathematics Physics POST-GRADUATE STUDIES Qualifying Upgrading UNIVERSITY IN NUMBERS over alumni over full-time and part-time courses students over 2500 post-graduate courses students over 230 third-cycle degree courses students nearly 830 academic teachers
23 AT THE UNIVERSITY The Archives of the Pedagogical University of Cracow keep records concerning the functioning of the University since It has the complete files of the pre-war Pedagogical School from which the present University has developed. The Archives collect records generated in the course of the activities of all organizational units of the University i.e. scientific circles, associations and organizations at the University. The collections of the Archives consist of over half a million of archival units. The Main Library of the Pedagogical University of Cracow and a network of faculty and institute libraries form one of the largest scientific books collections in Cracow
24 (over volumes in the collections of the Main Library). The Main Library s mission is to meet the needs of professional users and to actively support the processes of research and education at the Pedagogical University, in accordance with the expectations of scientific staff and students. The Disability Support Service provides advice on disability issues including information about obtaining financial assistance from PFRON (National Fund for the Rehabilitation of Disabled People), MOPS (Social Assistance Municipal Centre) or PCPR (District Family Support Centre). It organizes a variety of events, meetings, courses and workshops for the students and staff of the University. The Service takes action towards the full social integration and vocational activation of people with disabilities. The Promotion and Career Development Office organizes workshops, courses and trainings. It offers professional assistance from psychologists and career consultants and helps the University students and graduates find interesting job offers on labour market. The Office also deals with occupational fate of the Pedagogical University graduates. The Centre for Documentation of Deportations, Expulsions and Resettlements is a research and educational institution developed at the Pedagogical University of Cracow. The Centre s objective is to rescue the fate of the residents of the Republic of Poland (within the current and former Polish borders), who had undergone forced migration,
25 from oblivion. Further, the Centre s mission is to popularize the knowledge on that subject among school pupils, university students and local communities. The Centre of Russian Language and Culture offers language courses at all levels of advancement, including Russian for specific purposes courses (e.g. Business Russian ). It offers exams of Russian as a foreign language to obtain the European Certificate issued by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Russian summer courses in Russia, as well as seminars, trainings and conferences. The Sport and Recreation Centre is an interdepartmental unit providing teaching activities in the field of physical culture to other University units. The students and employees can benefit from the following modern sports facilities: indoor swimming pool, sauna, gym and fitness room. The Mixed Choir of the Pedagogical University of Cracow Educatus was founded in Professor Adam Korzeniowski is the Educatus founder, conductor and artistic director. In its ranks, the choir unites the students, alumni and employees of the Pedagogical University of Cracow, and from other Cracow universities. The main aim of the Choir is to perform choral music of different periods. The Choir prides on representing the Pedagogical University during various concerts, festivals and contests, both in Poland and abroad. It is the winner of numerous prestige awards.
26 The Department of Recruitment and Student Affairs consists of the Coordination of Recruitment Section and Student Affairs Section. The unit coordinates the activities related to the recruitment of candidates for the first-cycle and second-cycle degree studies, conducted by the University and deals with social issues and Ph.D. students, the problems associated with the activities of the Students Self-Government, Ph.D. Students Self-Government and student organizations. studia.up.krakow.pl The European Centre for Lifelong Learning and Multimedia Education is an interdepartmental unit coordinating the activities of the University in the area of lifelong learning. It organizes courses, training sessions and workshops for teachers and academics from pedagogical higher education institutions on the modern, multimedia educational environment issues.
27 Students Club Bakałarz has been ceaselessly running since Its main function is to present the achievements of students art movement and also patronage of the students creative groups and scientific circles. In the Club, the promotions of books, readings, concerts, film shows, and regularly organized competitions (spelling, recitation), as well as events for children in pre-school and early-school age take place. The International Scientific-Research Centre Mediterraneum conducts scientific research in the following areas: the history and the contemporary Mediterranean civilization, Italian political thought in the modern and contemporary era, regionalism and federalism in the history of political thought in Italy and Spain, and fascism and the Holocaust (in cooperation with the Centre for Holocaust Studies at Jagiellonian University). mediterraneum.up.krakow.pl The School of Journalism of the Pedagogical University of Cracow offers two-term studies designed for people interested in working in the media. The future journalists study in multimedia classrooms and learn about the work in the Cracow s media. The Teacher Training Centre organizes postgraduate courses designed for the graduates who wish to become qualified teachers, and teacher training module for the students who had not chosen a teaching specialization.
28 The School of Polish Language provides short and long-term Polish language courses for foreigners at all levels of language proficiency. It conducts research activities, including the issue of teaching Polish as a foreign language. The Department of Foreign Languages is an interdepartmental unit which provides foreign language courses in English, German, Russian, French, Spanish and Italian for the students of all faculties of the Pedagogical University of Cracow. It also offers Latin courses at Polish Philology and English Philology.
29 The University of Children and Parents is a University-wide unit implementing activities in various fields of science, art and culture for children, and workshops for parents on childcare and educational issues. The Pedagogical University Press has been established in Its mission is to publish the research achievements of the teaching and research staff of the University and to provide students with educational aids. The PUP develops and prepares to print a wide range of scripts, textbooks and other teaching aids for students, guides and methodological materials for teachers and educators, and research monographs from all fields of science.
30 STUDENTS ORGANIZATIONS Students Self-Government (www.up.krakow.pl/samorzad) Ph.D. Students Self-Government (www.up.krakow.pl/doktoranci) Academic Sports Association (www.azs.up.krakow.pl) Independent Students Union (www.nzs.pl) Polish Students Association (www.up.krakow.pl/zsp) Association of Students with Disabilities (www.zsn.up.krakow.pl)
31 STUDENTS SCIENTIFIC CIRCLES Among the many different forms of activities of the Pedagogical University students, the Student Scientific Movement takes an important place. The scientific circles operate in each institute and chair, and in almost every field of study. Their members are usually the best students who, through participation in this form of activity broaden their knowledge, gain experience in research and organizational work, and establish many valuable contacts in the country and abroad. During the scientific camps, our students climb the highest peaks on the Earth, carry out an inventories at Polish cemeteries in Africa and war graves in the Małopolska region, and also take part in prestigious exhibitions and participate in national and international conferences, promoting not only the Pedagogical University but also Cracow and Poland.
32 THE UNIVERSITY BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES ul. Podchorążych 2 (Main Building) Rector s Office, University Office, Deans Offices, Department of Education and Cooperation with School System, Department of Science and International Cooperation, Department of Recruitment and Student Affairs, Promotion and Career Development Office, EU Funds Office, Archives of the Pedagogical University of Cracow, Main Library of the Pedagogical University of Cracow, Pedagogical University Press, University Centre for Personalization Technologies, Information Technology Service Centre, Students Self-Government, Ph.D. Students Self-Government, Institute of Polish Philology, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Institute of History, Institute of Scientific Information and Library Science, Institute of Neophilology (specialisations: Romance Philology, Spanish, Italian), Institute of Political Science, Institute of Geography, Institute of Physics, Institute of Mathematics, Institute of Technology, Chair of Computer Science and Computational Methods, Chair of Psychology, Department of Foreign Languages, School
33 of Polish Language, School of Journalism and International Scientific-Research Centre "Mediterraneum" ul. Podchorążych 2 (new building) Institute of Biology, Institute of Physics, Institute of Technology, Chair of Computer Science and Computational Methods ul. Ingardena 4 Institute of Educational Sciences, Institute of Pre-School and Early-School Education, Institute of Special Needs Education, Chair of Children and Childhood Studies, Chair of Security Education and Civic Education, Chair of History of Education, Chair of Technology and Educational Media, Sport and Recreation Centre, indoor swimming pool, Students Club "Bakałarz", University of Children and Parents ul. Mazowiecka 43 Faculty of Art, lecture rooms of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology ul. Studencka 5 Institute of Neophilology (specialisation: Russian Philology), Centre of Russian Language and Culture ul. Karmelicka 41 Institute of Neophilology (specialisations: English Philology, Germanic Philology) and part of the Faculty of Art
34 ul. Podbrzezie 3 Institute of Biology os. Stalowe 17 Faculty of Pedagogy lecture rooms ul. Armii Krajowej 9A European Centre for Lifelong Learning and Multimedia Education ul. Armii Krajowej 9 Disability Support Service, Teacher Training Centre Mount Suhora Observatory of the Institute of Physics is located on mount Suhora (1,009 m) in the Gorce mountain range
35 student dormitories Student dormitory Krakowiak, ul. Armii Krajowej 9 (www.up.krakow.pl/ach/hotel) Student dormitory Za Kolumnami, ul. Armii Krajowej 9A (www.up.krakow.pl/ach/ds) Student dormitory Atol, ul. Grochowa 17 (www.up.krakow.pl/atol) Student dormitory Zaułek, ul. Piekarska 5 7 (www.up.krakow.pl/zaulek)
36 PEDAGOGICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRACOW Address: ul. Podchorążych 2, Kraków, Poland Phone: (+48 12) Fax: (+48 12)