University of Silesia in Katowice
|Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach|
|Latin: Universitas Silesiensis|
|Established||8 June 1968|
|Rector||Prof. dr hab. Wiesław Banyś|
|Address||ul. Bankowa 12, 40-007 Katowice, Katowice, Poland (EU)|
|Campus||Katowice, Sosnowiec, Cieszyn, Chorzów, Rybnik|
|Affiliations||LLP/Erasmus, Socrates-Lingua, Leonardo da Vinci 2, CEEPUS, CIRCEOS, IAU, CRE, AUDEM, IAUP, CBUR|
The University of Silesia in Katowice (Polish: Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach, UŚ) is an autonomous state-run university in Silesia Province, Katowice, Poland. It should not be confused with a similarly named university in the Czech Republic, the Silesian University in Opava (Slezská univerzita v Opavě).
The university offers higher education and research facilities. It offers undergraduate, masters, and PhD degree programs, as well as postgraduate, postdoctoral research, habilitation, and continuous education and training programs.
The University of Silesia in Katowice has its origins in the Institute of Education in Katowice (Instytut Pedagogiczny w Katowicach). It is the only school in the region that dates back as far as 1928, the only incorporated Polish institution of higher education in Silesia at the time.
In 1950, The Higher School of Education in Katowice (Wyższa Szkoła Pedagogiczna w Katowicach) was established. In 1965 that school merged with the Katowice branch of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. In 1968, the University of Silesia in Katowice was formed by combining these facilities. Today it is one of the most impressive universities in Upper Silesia and one of the better public universities in Poland.
Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach has facilities in five cities in the region: Katowice, Sosnowiec, Cieszyn, Chorzów, and Rybnik. The majority of facilities are in Katowice; the main campus is in the city center.
The university is in the center of a highly urbanized and ethnically complex region, the Metropolitan Association of Upper Silesia. Heavy industry is a significant influence, and ecological challenges are formidable. The university tries to maintain close links with local industries and Silesian traditions.
Facts and figures
- Number of teachers: 2,052
- Number of students: 32,268
- Number of faculty: 13
- Number of institutes: 23
- Number of departments: 75
- Number of inter-faculty units: 15
The university signed Agreements of Cooperation with foreign universities, including Free University of Brussels, Karl-Franzens University of Graz, University of Banja Luka, Université du Québec à Montréal, Heilongjiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, University of Zagreb, Ostravá University, Silesian University in Opava, Masaryk University, Aarhus University, University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle, University of Leipzig, University of Dortmund, University of Trieste, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, and others.
International teaching units
- The Silesian International Business School started in 1991 as a joint enterprise of the Academy of Economics and the University of Silesia, in collaboration with École Supérieure de Commerce in Toulouse, (France), University of Strathclyde (UK), and other European academic institutions. Its main purpose is to provide the most gifted students with opportunities to carve out a career suitable to their potential capabilities.
- The International School of Political Science was set up ten years ago. Its main objective is education in the field. The institution plays a significant role in academic cooperation between Poland and France. The system of instruction is modeled on institutes of political science in France. It is the first undertaking of its kind in Central Europe.
It is divided into the following faculties:
- Faculty of Earth Science
- Faculty of Computer and Materials Science
- Faculty of Philology
- Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
- Faculty of Law and Administration
- Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection
- Faculty of Social Sciences
- Faculty of Pedagogics and Psychology
- Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television, also named Katowice Film School or Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School in Katowice
- Faculty of Theology
- Faculty of Art
- Faculty of Ethnology and Sciences of Education
- prof. dr hab. Kazimierz Popiołek (1968-07-02 – 1972-09-30)
- prof. dr hab. Henryk Rechowicz (1972-10-01 – 1980-07-05)
- prof. dr hab. Sędzimir Klimaszewski (1980-12-05 – 1980-12-15, 1980-12-16 – 1981-09-30, 1982-06-01 – 1984-09-30, 1984-10-01 – 1987-09-30, 1987-10-01 – 1990-11-30)
- prof. dr hab. August Chełkowski (1981-10-01 – 1982-01-16)
- prof. dr hab. Maksymilian Pazdan (1990-12-01 – 1993-08-31, 1993-09-01 – 1996-08-31)
- prof. dr hab. Tadeusz Sławek (1996-09-01 – 1999-08-31, 1999-09-01 – 2002-08-31)
- prof. dr hab. Janusz Janeczek(2002-09-01 – 2005-08-31, 2005-09-01 – 2008-08-31)
- prof. dr hab. Wiesław Banyś (current rector)
- Krzysztof Kieślowski
- Krzysztof Zanussi
- Jerzy Stuhr
- Andrzej Fidyk
- Marcin Koszałka
- Marcin Wrona
- Bogdan Dziworski
- Filip Bajon
- Marek Kuczma
- August Chełkowski
- Jan Mikusiński
- Piotr Zawojski
- Renata Przemyk, singer
- Krystyna Bochenek, politician
- Michał Rosa, movie director
- Bartosz Konopka, movie director, Academy Award nomination
- Tomasz Beksiński, radio presenter and journalist
- Sheet with Facts and Figures on University of Silesia
- University of Silesia history, homepage. (English)
- Gazeta Sanocka "Autosan", 1987, nr 22-24. Sanocka Fabryka Autobusów "Autosan". 1987-01-01.
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