Research & Development

Maria Curie-Skłodowska University cooperates with foreign universities and scientific and research centers. Cooperation is based on bilateral agreements or through participation of UMCS departments and the academic staff in project consortia.
International cooperation at MSCU is implemented by several administrative Centers:

UMCS has concluded more than two hundred bilateral cooperation agreements with universities all over the world, most of them with European universities. The majority of foreign universities in partnership with UMCS are important academic centers. We conclude agreements with many partner universities in order to create consortia to conduct scientific or teaching projects. Most of these projects are financed by European funds, which makes it possible to finance the participation of teachers and students in the projects. 

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The list of current international cooperation agreements is available here: 

The list of cooperation between University's researchers and international Institutions can be found here:

Current international research projects at MCSU: LINK 
Finalized international research projects at MCSU: LINK 

Especially active is the cooperation between MCSU and China. In 2012 an agreement was concluded between this University and the International Arts Center “Art Museum” in Handzhong (China). The parties signed the agreement to conduct academic exchange; cooperate in science, culture and education; conduct joint research and/or teaching; exchange scientific information, materials, and publications in the areas of mutual interest; exchange teaching/research staff, and principal university administration staff; develop mutual cooperation; and conduct cultural and student exchange programmes. In 2013, MSCU opened the original Chinese Art Center in the Main Library’s new wing. The Center inter alia organizes courses of Chinese, symposia in various fields of science and art, and presents Chinese art and cinema. Furthermore, it also creates conditions for integration of UMCS students and foreign students. In 2017 MSCU and Zheijang University in Hangzhou established Polish-Chinese Research Center Green Pharmaceuticals.

UMCS participates in the European Commission Erasmus +, under which students can spend part of their study programme at European partner universities and go abroad for professional training stays, and UMCS teachers can lecture and take part in training courses. Every year, almost 200 UMCS students and over 50 academics take advantage of the Erasmus programme, in which UMCS has over 200 partners. These stays significantly influence the internationalization of educational process and enhance the European dimension in carrying out UMCS strategies. Owing to these programmes the University started cooperation with 101 partners, inter alia from Israel, Cyprus, Estonia, Portugal, Italy, USA, Mexico, Iceland, and with selected Eastern Partnership countries.

The number of foreign students at UMCS has considerably increased owing to the dynamic and active promotional activities, in particular in Ukraine. A substantial majority of them are Ukrainians, there are also students from many other countries, inter alia from Belarus, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Romania, Lithuania, Armenia, India, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Taiwan to name a few. UMCS is the first of Lublin’s universities to open its information center in Lvov. The office space has been made available by Lvov councilor Roman Hrytsevych.


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