The University of Silesia was established on 8 June 1968 as Poland’s ninth university. The university was created through a merger of a branch of the Jagiellonian University existing in Katowice since 1963 with the Higher School of Pedagogy which at that time was the only academic institution in the region, with its roots dating back to 1928.
The programmes offer a total of over 160 specialisations, including Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Data Analyst, Geophysics, Nanophysics and Mesoscopic Materials, Physics of Nanosystems and Quantum Information Technology, Geoecology, and Geoecotourism. The University of Silesia regularly upgrades its didactic offer by launching new programmes which reflect the needs of the labour market
Studies conducted by researchers from the University of Silesia are extremely versatile and the findings are applicable in many disciplines.
They predominantly concern such disciplines as: health and medicine, food and agriculture, environment and climate change, biotechnology, information technologies, nanotechnologies, materials and new technologies, energy, as well as various law, culture and education-related issues.
Research priorities of particular faculties within the University of Silesia also depend on the specificity of these faculties (theology, fine arts, cinematography, ethnology, philosophy) and the region (research on Silesia and Borderland).
The Main Library of the University of Silesia and 5 faculty-specific libraries are established, offering a total of approx. 93.000 volumes(more).
The University of Silesia is given an Internet connection.
All the programmes offered by the University of Silesia are approved by the Ministry of Education and continuously evaluated by the State Accreditation Committee what guarantees its excellent quality.
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