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University of Silesia in Katowice

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 2020/2021)
44 (including 2 distinctions) Polish Accreditation Commission
7 faculties (including 1 distinction) institutional assessment of the Polish Accreditation Commission
227 (including 14 in English, 1 in English and German) number of majors
4 (Katowice, Sosnowiec, Cieszyn, Chorzów) number of University cities
Students and PhD students
22 854 total number of students (including foreigners)
Full-time 17 359 Part-time 3 748 number of students on full-time and part-time studies
711 number of students on postgraduate studies (including foreigners)
939 number of students on 3rd cycle studies (doctoral studies, including foreigners)
97 number of students in Doctoral School (including foreigners)
6 563 Faculty of Humanities
1 141 Faculty of Natural Sciences
5 134 Faculty of Social Sciences
2 306 Faculty of Science and Technology
3 837 Faculty of Law and Administration
1 168 Faculty of Arts and Educational Science
308 Faculty of Theology
497 Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School
153 College of Interdisciplinary Individual Studies at the University of Silesia in Katowice

Academic staff

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

1923 (including 235 appointed teachers) number of university teachers (full-time research and teaching position)
227 (including 154 appointed professors) number of titular professors
578 (including 20 appointed associate professors) number of associate professors
887 (including 24 appointed doctors) number of doctors
231 (including 37 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
898 number of contracts
722 including: Erasmus+ contracts
Cooperation with business partners
490 (as at 12th March 2019) number of industrial property objects submitted to the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland
36 the number of implementations of the results of R&D works
341 the number of 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 spin off companies (with the participation of SPIN-US Sp. z o.o. a special purpose vehicle) 6 spin out companies number of established spin off/out companies
1659 the number of contracts, agreements and letters of intent concluded with business, scientific, local government and business environment entities
17 number of cluster connections
Teaching rooms
nearly 250 000 m2 total usable area of teaching buildings
8 implemented international education projects: 1 Creative Europe 5 Erasmus Programme 2 INTERREG over PLN 2,9 million the total value of funding awarded to the University under these projects
EU international education programmes
8 implemented international education projects:
1 Creative Europe
5 Erasmus Programme
2 INTERREG
over PLN 2,9 million the total value of funding awarded to the University
under these projects
2 investment projects 1 research projects 31 education projects over PLN 39,4 million the total value of funding awarded to the University under these projects
EU structural funds
2 investment projects
1 research projects
31 education projects
over PLN 39,4 million the total value of funding awarded to the University under these projects
3 Projects implemented under the Horizon 2020 Programme 6 Projects implemented under other international research programmes
International research programmes, including the EU Framework Programmes
3 Projects implemented under
the Horizon 2020 Programme
6 Projects implemented under other international research programmes
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