Silesian University

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The Silesian University of Katowice ( Pol. Uniwersytet Śląski in Katowice ) was established on 8. June 1968 in Katowice by merging the local branch of Krakow's Jagiellonian University with the already 1928 founded Pedagogical University in Katowice (Pol. Wyższa Szkoła Pedagogiczna in Katowice ).

The theological faculty
The law school

In the first academic year 1968 the Silesian University trained 6,000 students in the following four faculties :

  • Math, physics and chemistry
  • Law and Administration
  • Humanities
  • technology

Over the years the university grew and developed very rapidly, so that today it consists of several branches, the four most important are in Katowice , Sosnowiec , Chorzów and Cieszyn . The head office with the university administration remained in Katowice. In 2004 around 45,000 students studied at the 12 faculties of the Silesian University. The rector is Janusz Janaczek.

Like many other Polish universities, the Silesian University in Katowice offers a “Summer School for Polish Language, Literature and Culture” for foreigners every summer. All EU citizens also have the right to study in the EU country Poland . The titles and qualifications acquired are generally recognized throughout the European Union . See also Erasmus (initiative) .

In 2017, Times Higher Education ranked the university within the 801–1000 band worldwide.

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Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. World University Rankings 2017-2018