University of Łódź

University of Lodz
Uniwersytet Łódzki
Latin: Universitas Lodziensis
Motto Veritas et libertas
(Truth and freedom)
Type Public
Established May 24, 1945
Rector Prof. dr hab. Włodzimierz Nykiel, Ph.D.
Students 47,000
Address Narutowicza 65, 90-131, Łódź, Poland
Website (Polish), (English), (Chinese), (Russian), (Ukrainian)

The University of Łódź was founded May 24, 1945 in Łódź, Poland, as a continuation of educational institutions functioning in Łódź in the interwar period the Teacher Training Institute (19211928), the Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences (19241928) and a division of the Free Polish University (19281939).

The University of Łódź (alternative spelling: University of Lodz) is a fully accredited, state-owned, traditional university. It is one of 18 institutions of its type in Poland.[2]

It has more than 47,000 students and 2,600 teachers.

Its international cooperation includes 385 partner institutions from all over the world.[3]

A range of BA, MA, and postgraduate courses held in English as a language of instruction are offered to Polish and overseas students.[4]

As a result of widespread cooperation with universities all over the world, including Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Université François – Rabelais (Tours), University of Texas at Austin, Westfälische Wilhelms – Universität Münster, University of Baltimore, the R. H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, Centria University of Applied Sciences (Kokkola, Finland), and the Towson University, students of the University of Łódź can graduate with dual diplomas.[5]

Alfred Biedermann's Palace, seat of the Institute of Contemporary Culture, University of Lodz


Murale at Lumumbowo, academic campus of University of Lodz

The University of Łódź strives to maintain its high academics standards, the most recent testimonies of which include:


The library of the University of Łódź is one of the biggest and most modern academic libraries in Central Europe.

A bookshelf in the open access area in the University of Lodz Library

Its total collection amounts to 3 million volumes. The main part of the book collection is in library store-rooms. The remaining books and journals are placed in the reference sections: the Main Reading Room and Study Rooms. Registered users can use self checkout machines for lending and returning books in some collections.[9] Apart from the Main University Library there are 106 branch libraries and their collections are adjusted to the scientific and didactic activities of the institutions. The number of registered library card holders is now over 20,000.[10]



  1. Tadeusz Kotarbiński – 1945-1949
  2. Józef Chałasiński – 1949-1952
  3. Jan Szczepański – 1952-1956
  4. Adam Szpunar – 1956-1962
  5. Stefan Hrabec – 1962-1965
  6. Józef Stanisław Piątowski – 1965-1968
  7. Andrzej Nadolski – 1968-1969
  8. Zdzisław Skwarczyński – 1969-1972
  9. Janusz Górski – 1972-1975
  10. Romuald Skowroński – 1975-1981
  11. Jerzy Wróblewski – 1981-1984
  12. Leszek Wojtczak – 1984-1990
  13. Michał Seweryński – 1990-1996
  14. Stanisław Liszewski – 1996-2002
  15. Wiesław Puś – 2002-2008
  16. Włodzimierz Nykiel - 2008-2016
  17. Antoni Różalski - 2016 -


Famous alumni

Other units


The university was created after the total destruction of Warsaw, during and after the Warsaw Uprising, and after the expulsion of Poles from Lviv. Later many professors left for Warsaw.


  1. Archived November 9, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. Archived January 16, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. "International Relations Office » Academic Agreements". 2015-08-24. Retrieved 2015-08-29.
  4. "International Relations Office » Study in English". Retrieved 2015-08-29.
  5. "International Relations Office". Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  6. "Uniwersytet Łódzki". 2011-04-14. Retrieved 2015-08-29.
  7. "Ministerstwo Sprawiedliwości". Retrieved 2015-08-29.
  8. "Portal edukacyjny Perspektywy". 2011-12-16. Retrieved 2015-08-29.
  9. Archived May 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. "International Relations Office". 2015-08-24. Retrieved 2015-08-29.
  11. "Alexis de Tocqueville Center for Political and Legal Thought". Atlas Network. Retrieved 29 August 2015.

Coordinates: 51°46′18″N 19°28′23″E / 51.77167°N 19.47306°E / 51.77167; 19.47306

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