SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities

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SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
SWPS Uniwersytet Humanistycznospołeczny
University of Social Sciences and Humanities.svg
TypePrivate
Established1996
FounderAndrzej Eliasz, Zbigniew Pietrasiński and Janusz Reykowski
RectorAssociate Professor Roman Cieślak, Ph.D.
Administrative staff
1000
Students16,500[1]
LocationWarsaw, Wrocław, Sopot, Poznań, Katowice, Poland
CampusUrban
AffiliationsEUA, Socrates-Erasmus
Websiteswps.pl

SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities or simply SWPS University (Polish: SWPS Uniwersytet Humanistycznospołeczny) is a private university in Poland affiliated with the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology and the Institute of Psychology, Polish Academy of Sciences. SWPS University was founded in 1996 by Andrzej Eliasz, Zbigniew Pietrasiński and Janusz Reykowski, former professors of the Institute of Psychology at the Polish Academy of Sciences.

SWPS University is one of the largest private universities in Poland. Over 16,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students study at five campuses of SWPS University, located in major Polish cities, including Warsaw, Wrocław, Sopot, Poznań, and Katowice.[2]

The institution has been formerly known, for statutory reasons, as Warsaw School of Psychology, Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw School of Advanced Social Psychology, and Warsaw School of Social Psychology (Szkoła Wyższa Psychologii Społecznej, SWPS). It has been a University since 2015.[3]

Administration[edit]

Since 2008, the founding body of the university is Instytut Rozwoju Edukacji (Institute for the Development of Education). The company's president is businessman and philanthropist Piotr Voelkel.[4] Additionally, Voelkel co-founded Collegium Da Vinci.[5][6] SWPS University is a private university that is administered by a privately appointed board of trustees. Trustees serve four-year terms and meet annually. Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the 2016-2020 term is Andrzej Eliasz. Other members include Jan Strelau (Former Chairman of the Board of Trustees), Michał Jan Boni (Member of the European Parliament), Magdalena Dziewguć (Google for Work), Robert Firmhofer (Director of Copernicus Science Centre), Aleksander Kutela (Onet.pl S.A.), Przemysław Schmidt, Ewa Voelkel-Krokowicz.[7]

Rectors[edit]

  1. Andrzej Eliasz (from 1996 to 2016)
  2. Roman Cieślak (since 2016)[8]

Academics[edit]

Building of the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities

SWPS University offers several undergraduate and graduate programs in English and over 30 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral study programs, with over 70 specializations, in Polish.[9] The University has been ranked by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education as the leading higher education institution offering Social Sciences programs, in Poland.

Faculties[edit]

Seven faculties of SWPS University have the authority to grant doctoral degrees in the following disciplines: cultural studies, literature studies, law, and sociology (in Warsaw) as well as psychology (in Warsaw, Wrocław and Sopot). The university also has the authority to grant post-doctoral degrees (habilitacja) in cultural studies (Warsaw) and psychology (Warsaw and Wrocław).

  1. Warsaw Faculty of Psychology
  2. Warsaw Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  3. Warsaw Faculty of Law
  4. Sopot Faculty of Psychology
  5. Katowice Faculty of Psychology
  6. Wrocław Faculty of Psychology
  7. Wrocław Faculty of Law and Communication
  8. Poznań Faculty of Social Sciences and Design
SWPS in Poznan
SWPS in Sopot

Notable staff[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Rankings[edit]

SWPS University was ranked by Perspektywy, a Polish influential monthly magazine devoted to educational affairs as the second-best private college with master degree programs in Poland in 2017 (out of 96 institutions).[15] In 2017 Perspektywy ranked the university 13th among all universities[16] and 39th among all Polish academic institutions.[17] Another magazine, Wprost, ranked it 18th in 2015.[18] According to Webometrics, it is ranked 42nd best in Poland.[19]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ History of SWPS University
  2. ^ "University profile". www.studyinpoland.pl. Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  3. ^ www.npc.pl, Net P.C. "SWPS Uniwersytet Humanistycznospołeczny - Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego". www.nauka.gov.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  4. ^ "Instytut Rozwoju Edukacji NIP 5213462069 KRS 0000291897 REGON 141190936 | krs-pobierz.pl". krs-pobierz.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  5. ^ "Piotr Zenon Voelkel". mojepanstwo.pl. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  6. ^ "CDV News in English - Poznań - Collegium Da Vinci - Collegium Da Vinci's Founder, Piotr Voelkel awarded the Oscar of Business". ru.cdv.pl. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  7. ^ Piasecka, Karolina. "Rada Powiernicza". www.swps.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  8. ^ PTWP. "Ustawa 2.0, rektor SWPS: Ustawa o szkolnictwie wyższym daje szanse aktywnym uczelniom - sejm-rząd Społeczeństwo". www.parlamentarny.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2017-10-15.
  9. ^ http://www.studia.swps.pl/english-site/
  10. ^ Sławski, Rafał. "Profesor Jan Strelau doktorem honoris causa Uniwersytetu SWPS". www.swps.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2017-10-15.
  11. ^ Piasecka, Karolina. "Honorary Degrees and Recognition Committee". english.swps.pl. Retrieved 2017-10-15.
  12. ^ Piasecka, Karolina. "Profesor Cialdini doktorem honoris causa SWPS". swps.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2017-10-15.
  13. ^ Pluta, Ewa. "Profesor Jan Strelau doktorem honoris causa Uniwersytetu SWPS". swps.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2017-10-15.
  14. ^ Piasecka, Karolina. "Honorary Degrees and Recognition Committee". english.swps.pl. Retrieved 2017-10-15.
  15. ^ "Ranking Niepublicznych Uczelni Magisterskich - Ranking Szkół Wyższych PERSPEKTYWY 2017". www.perspektywy.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  16. ^ "Uniwersytety - Ranking Szkół Wyższych PERSPEKTYWY 2017". www.perspektywy.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  17. ^ "Ranking Uczelni Akademickich - Ranking Szkół Wyższych PERSPEKTYWY 2017". www.perspektywy.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  18. ^ "Ranking Szkół Wyższych 2015". Rankingi Wprost (in Polish). Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  19. ^ "Poland | Ranking Web of Universities". www.webometrics.info. Retrieved 2017-10-14.

Coordinates: 52°14′54″N 21°04′01″E / 52.24833°N 21.06694°E / 52.24833; 21.06694