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University of Silesia in Katowice

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Facts and figures

University
84 (including 5 in English) number of programmes (first-cycle, second-cycle and long-cycle studies in the academic year of 2021/2022)
216 (including 12 in English, 1 in English and German) number of majors
4 (Katowice, Sosnowiec, Cieszyn, Chorzów) number of University cities
Students and PhD students
21 868 total number of students (including foreigners)
Full-time 16 657 Part-time 3 678 number of students on full-time and part-time studies
763 number of students on postgraduate studies (including foreigners)
450 number of students on 3rd cycle studies (doctoral studies, including foreigners)
320 number of students in Doctoral School (including foreigners)
6 464 Faculty of Humanities
1 028 Faculty of Natural Sciences
4 863 Faculty of Social Sciences
2 265 Faculty of Science and Technology
3 698 Faculty of Law and Administration
1 055 Faculty of Arts and Educational Science
267 Faculty of Theology
540 Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School
155 College of Interdisciplinary Individual Studies at the University of Silesia in Katowice

Academic staff

The employment status of the University with the division into degrees and academic titles, including persons on unpaid and childcare leaves (including appointed persons)

1902 (including 191 appointed teachers) number of university teachers (full-time research and teaching position)
240 (including 129 appointed professors) number of titular professors
557 (including 12 appointed associate professors) number of associate professors
897 (including 20 appointed doctors) number of doctors
208 (including 30 appointed masters) number of masters

Authorizations of the units

List of authorizations to confer doctoral scientific degrees

PhD degree:

Humanities in the disciplines:

  • philosophy
  • history
  • linguistics
  • literary studies
  • culture and religion studies

Engineering and technology in the disciplines of:

  • information and communication technology
  • materials engineering

Social sciences in the disciplines:

  • social and economic geography and spatial management
  • communication and media studies
  • political science and public administration
  • law
  • sociology
  • education
  • psychology

Natural sciences in the disciplines of:

  • mathematics
  • biological sciences
  • chemical sciences
  • physical sciences
  • Earth and related environmental sciences

Theology in the discipline:

  • theology

The arts in disciplines:

  • film and theatre
  • fine arts and art conservation

6 fields
22 disciplines

Postdoctoral degree:

Humanities in the disciplines:

  • philosophy
  • history
  • linguistics
  • literary studies
  • culture and religion studies

Engineering and technology in the discipline:

  • materials engineering

Social sciences in the disciplines:

  • communication and media studies
  • political science and public administration
  • law
  • sociology
  • education

Natural sciences in the disciplines of:

  • mathematics
  • biological sciences
  • chemical sciences
  • physical sciences
  • Earth and related environmental sciences

Theology in the discipline:

  • theology

The arts in the discipline:

  • fine arts and art conservation

6 fields
18 disciplines

Cooperation agreements with foreign partners

(data by the International Relations Department of 15 January 2019)

898 agreements
including 722 agreements within the Erasmus+ Programme

Cooperation with business partners

(data by the Industry Cooperation Office, the Office of Patent Attorneys of 3 June 2020)

554 industrial property objects submitted to the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland
40 implementations of the results of R&D works
464 practical effects of scientific and research activity (technology, materials, products, methods, procedures, software, plant varieties, expert opinions, scientific studies, artistic activities developed for external entities)
6 established spin off/out companies
1892 contracts, agreements and letters of intent concluded with business, scientific, local government and business environment entities
13 cluster connections

Teaching rooms

(data by the Real Property Management Department of 13 September 2019)

nearly 250 000 m2 total usable area of teaching buildings

Projects financed from external funds

(data by the Project Department of 31 December 2021)

324 implemented educational, investment, research, R&D projects
71 projects implemented independently or in national and international partnerships: 26 EU structural funds, 15 ERASMUS+ Programme, 15 MEiN, 8 NAWA Poland, 7 INTERREG, 2 EEA
over PLN 96 million of funding
Educational Projects
71 projects implemented independently or in national and international partnerships: 26 EU structural funds, 15 ERASMUS+ Programme, 15 MEiN, 8 NAWA Poland, 7 INTERREG, 2 EEA
over PLN 96 million of funding
247 implemented projects:
206 from domestic funds (NCN Poland, MEiN, NAWA Poland), 34 from foreign funds (Horizon, IAEA, INTERREG, Visegrad Fund, German-Polish Science Foundation, JUSTICE, ERA-NET, Norway Grants, EU structural funds), 7 R&D projects (NCBR Poland)
PLN 150 million of funding
Research and R&D Projects
247 implemented projects:
206 from domestic funds (NCN Poland, MEiN, NAWA Poland), 34 from foreign funds (Horizon, IAEA, INTERREG, Visegrad Fund, German-Polish Science Foundation, JUSTICE, ERA-NET, Norway Grants, EU structural funds), 7 R&D projects (NCBR Poland)
PLN 150 million of funding
7 projects implemented from national and EU structural funds:
4 EU structural funds, 3 special purpose grants of the MEiN
PLN 80 million of funding
Investment Projects
7 projects implemented from national and EU structural funds:
4 EU structural funds, 3 special purpose grants of the MEiN
PLN 80 million of funding
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