About Doctoral Schools at UMCS

The Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin is the largest public university on the eastern side of the Vistula River. We are an institution deeply rooted in the region, where for 75 years, we have fulfilled a culture-forming and opinion-forming function and have made a significant contribution to building a knowledge-based economy. To this day, over 241,000 students have graduated from our Alma Mater. Our advantages are a great educational offer and extensive experience.

Based on the Act of the 20th day of July 2018. Law on tertiary education and science, on April 24, 2019, the Rector of UMCS established three doctoral schools: Doctoral School of Humanities, Doctoral School of Social Sciences, and Doctoral School of Quantitative and Natural Sciences.

The School of Doctoral Sciences of Quantitative and Natural Sciences is run jointly with the Institute of Agrophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Lublin and the Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation in Pulawy.
Doctoral schools educate doctoral students in the fields of humanities and the arts, respectively, in the field of social sciences , the field of quantitative and natural and agricultural sciences.
The first doctoral students began their education on October 1, 2019.

The Doctoral Schools pursue academic excellence in teaching, learning, and research to serve the local, national, and international communities. We value students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds committed to creat an atmosphere of trust and respect characterized by a rich diversity of people and ideas.

Dear International Doctoral Candidates,

I have a pleasure to welcome you to UMCS, the university which not only offers high quality education on undergraduate and graduate level but also is a research university worthy of great Polish scientist and a Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie Sklodowska whose name our university proudly carries. In 2019 UMCS celebrates its 75th anniversary. It is an occasion for all academic community to celebrate our accomplishments with 240 thousand alumni in Poland and around the globe. It is also an opportunity to look into the future of our university and make plans.

The coming academic year is bringing important changes in the organization of our doctoral programs at UMCS, the programs with long and successful traditions and experiences. The Doctoral Schools of Humanities, of Social Sciences and of Qualitative Sciences and Natural Sciences will be the new institutions to offer coursework and research environment to UMCS doctoral students. I am sure that the change will bring new quality to our doctoral programs and new intellectual impulse to our University. Each doctoral school will offer study programs in several disciplines from a wide spectrum of academic disciplines the UMCS has to offer,  creating interdisciplinary and competitive environment for the incoming doctoral students. 

International community at UMCS includes now over 1700 students and doctorate candidates from many countries and regions of the world. The new academic year brings new opportunities to our international doctoral students. We offer doctoral study programs in English and the scholarship programs for international doctoral students coming to study in Poland.  We hope that both UMCS and Lublin will provide you all with a creative atmosphere for your studies, social activities and personal life.  

             I wish you all the best in the coming academic year 2019/20,

 Prof. dr. hab.  Stanisław Michałowski

The Rector of University of Marie Curie-Skłodowska in Lublin


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