University of Lodz


We strive to make the University of Lodz a research university, distinguished by courage, quality and reliability of research, diversity and openness in undertaken activities, educating wise and responsible citizens.



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The University

  • It was established in 1945, continuing the traditions of Wolna Wszechnica Polska established in Lodz in 1928, University of Lodz educates a total of over 25,000 students, of who nearly 2,000 are international students. Almost 4,000 employees work within the organisation, including about 2,500 scientists and academic teachers, mainly in the fields of social sciences, natural sciences and humanities.
  • As a university open to the world, University of Lodz focuses on conducting high quality and reliable research that will help ensure better living conditions for future generations. It draws strength on diversity and learns from the experiences it shares with its ever-growing academic community. These activities have always been guided by understanding for different opinions and attitudes.
  • The University Diversity project, launched in 2016, is one of the important initiatives organised by the university. As its part international students become the heroes of photography exhibitions, take part in meetings and workshops, and visit Polish-speaking members of the academic community during Christmas.
  • The University of Lodz closely cooperates with the city. It also makes every effort to be as close to its inhabitants as possible – both by participating in city festivals, as well as activities in the field of university social responsibility.

The City

  • Łódź / say "woodge" / – initially a small town, founded in 1423, which from the beginning of the 19th century began to develop dynamically as an industrial town. Back then its population grew 1,000 times, at a rate similar to that of cities such as New York and Manchester.
  • The developing urban centre was taken over by the so-called factory owners – clothiers and weavers, who soon established the capital of Polish textile industry in Lodz. The city lost this status only in 1989 with the advent of political and economic changes, as a result of which the textile industry lost its importance.
  • Today, in Lodz, the following industries are of particular importance: modern business services, logistics and household appliances. The city enjoys a constant influx of new investors, thanks to which it can constantly develop.
  • Lodz is a strong academic centre, educating a total of 72,000 students every year.
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University of Lodz and UNIC

As a member of the UNIC alliance, University of Lodz intends to:

  • promote activities under the UNIC alliance among the university community, the city and the region as well as institutions cooperating with the University of Lodz.
  • actively engage in joint activities of the UNIC partnership through, among others: mobility of students and staff, participation in joint research projects, creation of joint study programmes and other educational initiatives.
  • analyse, improve and modify processes and procedures aimed at their integration within the UNIC alliance.
  • develop joint study programmes and implement projects in cooperation with partners from UNIC.
  • implement solutions functioning in the UNIC alliance, such as: UNIC Student Charter, UNIC Inter-University Virtual Campus, UNIC Mobility Hubs, as well as joint study programmes and training programmes.

Aims and Activities

The goals and values included in the Strategy of the University of Lodz for the years 2021-2030 directly correspond to the development of the UNIC alliance, including:

  • undertaking important research topics, related, inter alia, to the challenges faced by the post-industrial cities;
  • increasing the mobility of students, doctoral students and employees, which takes place in various forms: physically or online, as part of semester mobility, as an element of double diploma study programmes or jointly conducted studies;
  • extension of cooperation with the broadly understood social, economic and cultural environment;
  • spreading the idea of diversity and inclusiveness through projects and campaigns implemented both inside and outside the university, including for the development of local communities;
  • "Internationalisation at home" – activities enabling people who do not travel abroad to participate in the experience of the international environment of work and study. Thanks to, among others, creating multinational groups, participating in foreign lectures or virtual mobility, the entire academic community will be able to acquire competences in the field of multiculturalism, the ability to work in international teams, building attitudes of openness and tolerance.

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