from UL Rector
Let me extend a very warm welcome to visitors at the University of Lodz, a leading Polish academic institution.
Multiculturalism, social and economic changes and unrestrained curiosity about the world have created a living academic organism with interdisciplinary DNA. Focusing on people and responding to local challenges that translate into global problems are our research prioritie
We deal with the problems of communities facing the challenges of civilization in the era of globalization. We study the problems of homelessness and social exclusion, examine patterns of socio-economic segregation that facilitate the elimination of poverty, look for new methods of cancer therapy and collect large databases of Polish DNA to prevent civilization diseases more effectively. We propose solutions for integrated urban revitalization, implement new methods of waste degradation, discover and protect new species of plants and animals around the world and help to get access to water in desert areas. We also investigate hate speech and try to find its causes, we analyze the cultural and religious heritage of Poland and the world, we study the genetic material of people living thousands of years ago to get to know our ancestors and ourselves better. We consistently promote the development of humanities in all its varietie
Our University is a second home to almost one hundred nationalities – people from all around the world study and teach here every day, creating a unique academic society. One of our strongest foundations is diversity – we proudly show that we can be together although we represent different beliefs and cultures. Each year there are more and more international students at the UL. We promote initiatives related to social responsibility as one of the first universities in Poland to sign the Declaration of Social Responsibility. We are the first public university in Poland that signed the Diversity Charter. Through a variety of projects, such as University Diversity, the UL builds academic community around the values of respect for cultural, religious and diverse identities as well as social sensitivity.
We aim at integrating and sharing our knowledge with local community and business – thus the university makes a difference to the social and economic well-being through research, teaching activities and public events
Paraphrasing the words of the first rector of the university, Professor Tadeusz Kotarbiński, we have always put our trust in what is most important in science – good wor
Let us show you how we live up to this promise day by day working at the UL.
Prof. Elżbieta Żądzinska
Rector of the UL