Faculty of Humanities

pl. Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej 4a
20-031 Lublin
tel. 81 537 27 60

The Faculty of Humanities, founded in 1952, consists of nine Institutes: English Studies, Archeology, Information Science and Library, Polish Studies, Romance Studies, Slavonic Studies, German Studies and Applied Linguistics, History, Culture Studies, and the Department of Logopedics and Applied Linguistics with the Logopedic Laboratory. There are over 40 scientific clubs in all the Departments. They enable students to carry out initiatives outside of the University, owing to which they can combine study with valuable experience provided by representatives of various businesses.

Research carried out at the Faculty of Humanities comprises a wide array of humanistic disciplines. When planning its educational offer a particular Department takes the needs of external and internal stakeholders into consideration. An example of their involvement in this process is the offer of 16 study specialties (as part of the project “UMCS for Labor Market and Knowledge-Based Economy”), whose teaching programmes were consulted with the Council of Employers and with outside experts. These specialties are taught in cooperation with outside partners (Municipality of Lublin, Aleph Polska Sp. z o.o., the French Industrial and Commercial Chamber in Poland). Building high-quality education is also based on the development and implementation of the practical teacher training programme for all pedagogical courses of study taught at the Faculty as part of the project “www.praktyki.wh.umcs.lublin.pl”. Moreover, two specialist journals published at the Faculty of Humanities: “Etnolingwistyka” and “Res Historica” are included in the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH).

The Faculty of Humanities intensely cooperates with many scientific centers at home and abroad through the creation of joint research teams, exchange of teaching and research staff, organization of scientific conferences, and joint scientific publications. Out of several hundred partner centers those worth noting include, inter alia, Universität Wien - Austria, Notre Dame University – USA, University of Kent at Canterbury – the UK, Columbia University – New York, V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University in Kharkov, Ivan Franko Drohobych State Pedagogical University in Drohobych, and Ivan Franko National University in Lvov (Ukraine), Université Nancy - France, Hogeschool-Universiteit – Brussels, Universität Basel – Switzerland, Universităţea Alexandru Ioan Cuza din Jaşi – Romania, and many others.

The Faculty offers study programmes taught in Polish, English, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech, Slovak, and Bulgarian. The premises and technical facilities comprise language laboratories, simultaneous translation computer laboratories, the media incubator, computer software and systems for making translations in the form of film subtitles and dialogue scripts for voice-over presentation, the Trados computer program to assist a translator’s work, and the multimedia equipment. Students pursuing new specialties undergo practical training with future employers. Paid professional internships, including abroad, will be offered to the best students.

The Faculty’s academics have excellent relationships with the outside community: Lublin’s local government, the Provincial Marshal’s Office, tourist agencies, archives centers, educational institutions, and regional foundations and associations. They also cooperate with many scientific and cultural institutions, inter alia with The "Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre" Centre, the Juliusz Osterwa Theater, the H. Ch. Andersen Theater, Radio Lublin, the Lublin Museum, Radio Centrum, the Polish Studies Center, TV Lublin and TV Polonia, the Theater Institute, the Dance and Music Institute in Warsaw, and the East European Platform for Fine Arts, with regional culture and education centers (inter alia the Podlasie Foundation for Talent Support, and the Regional Education Center in Hołowno), with the “Gazeta Wyborczaa” daily and the “Tygodnik Powszechny” weekly; they also co-host many festivals and culture workshops. In addition, individual Institutes conduct commercial research commissioned by outside institutions (e.g. the Adam Mickiewicz University Foundation in Poznań, and General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways) and prepare expert opinions for the police, public prosecutor’s offices and the courts.

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