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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 2020/2021)
225 (including 10 in English, 1 in English and German) number of majors
4 (Katowice, Sosnowiec, Cieszyn, Chorzów) number of University cities
Students and PhD students
22 564 total number of students (including foreigners)
Full-time 17 205 Part-time 3 812 number of students on full-time and part-time studies
617 number of students on postgraduate studies (including foreigners)
700 number of students on 3rd cycle studies (doctoral studies, including foreigners)
230 number of students in Doctoral School (including foreigners)
6 556 Faculty of Humanities
1 118 Faculty of Natural Sciences
5 063 Faculty of Social Sciences
2 364 Faculty of Science and Technology
3 834 Faculty of Law and Administration
1 107 Faculty of Arts and Educational Science
307 Faculty of Theology
521 Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School
147 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)

1934 (including 223 appointed teachers) number of university teachers (full-time research and teaching position)
242 (including 148 appointed professors) number of titular professors
569 (including 16 appointed associate professors) number of associate professors
897 (including 25 appointed doctors) number of doctors
226 (including 34 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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