The University of Lodz aims at integrating and sharing its diversity – in this way the university makes a difference to the social and economic well-being of its community through the research, teaching, and public events and activities. We promote equality through diversity that enriches: people of 95 nationalities study at the University of Lodz! We build academic community around the values of respect for cultural, religious and community identities as well as social sensitivity.
The University strives to form active global citizens who think critically, understand the complexity and the diversity of perspectives which underline most global problems. The UL – a University that is tolerant, engaged, responsible, focusing its actions on intercultural and social integration. The University of Lodz initiated the project called University Diversity which aims to integrate the academic community and in particular exchange students. A lot of activities promoting diversity are being incorporated in the academic life of the university.
The University of Lodz has been promoting and initiating activities related to social responsibility for many years. This comes through a variety of projects addressed to different groups of stakeholders including students, university employees, local society and business. The University of Lodz was among the first universities in Poland that signed the Declaration of Social Responsibility. It is a confirmation of the commitment to the idea of social responsibility in the academic community. The document indicates the most important directions of development and activities for social responsibility that can be considered at universities. One of its aspects is spreading the idea of equality, diversity, tolerance and respect for human rights, in all the areas of academic life.