UMCS Political Science Faculty was established in 1993 following the transformation of the UMCS Institute of Political Science into a separate faculty. Study programmes are now offered in  seven fields: political science, international relations, national security, journalism and social communication, media production, information society, East-European studies.  The Faculty consists of 11 departments, the Reportage Laboratory (in the Department of Social Communication), and the Laboratory for Studies on the Literary Institute in Paris (in the Department of Journalism).  More then 1600 students  and over 100 members of research and teaching faculty constitute Faculty’s  vibrant academic community.

UMCS Political Science Faculty has for many years conducted innovative, interdisciplinary and profiled research centered on the leading theme of Poland, Europe and the global world in the process of transformations. Main directions of academic research include: international studies, national and ethnic studies, media studies, philosophy and sociology of politics, studies of political and religious movements, comparative studies of political systems, human rights and rule of law, local governance.  

Political Science Faculty cooperates intensively with many academic centers at home and abroad setting up research teams, academic and teaching exchanges, organizing scientific conferences, publications and visiting scholarship.

Faculty’s academic staff has been awarded grants, awards and distinctions by various national and international bodies. i.a. Polish Institute of Foreign Affairs, Polish Political Science Association; National Science Center; Polish Ministry of National Education; Polish Film Academy; European Commission; Japan Foundation;  Agora Foundation;   New York Festival World’s Best TV & Films; National Program for Development of Humanities; Polish Society for Social Communication;   International Visegrad Found, Asociación Mexicana de Ciencias Políticas, Polish-American Fulbright Commission, MOFA Taiwan.



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