SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities

SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities or simply SWPS University (Polish: SWPS Uniwersytet Humanistycznospołeczny) is a private university in Poland established in 1996 by three professors of Psychology, Andrzej Eliasz, Zbigniew Pietrasiński and Janusz Reykowski.

SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Polish: SWPS Uniwersytet Humanistycznospołeczny
Former names
Szkoła Wyższa Psychologii Społecznej
TypePrivate
Established1996
FounderPiotr Voelkel, Andrzej Eliasz, Zbigniew Pietrasiński and Janusz Reykowski
RectorAssociate Professor Roman Cieślak, Ph.D.
Administrative staff
1000
Students16,500[1]
Location,
CampusUrban
AffiliationsEUA, Socrates-Erasmus
Websiteswps.pl

SWPS University is one of the largest private universities in Poland with a community of over 17,000 students at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs including over 1,300 international students from more than 60 countries. University has five campuses located in major Polish cities, including Warsaw, Wrocław, Sopot, Poznań, and Katowice.[2]

The institution has been formerly known as Warsaw School of Social Psychology (Szkoła Wyższa Psychologii Społecznej, SWPS). In accordance with the Polish law, it got granted an university status in 2015.[3]

Administration

In 2008, the position of SWPS University Founder was transferred to the Institute for the Development of Education (Instytut Rozwoju Edukacji) and its President, Piotr Voelkel, who is a Polish businessman and philanthropist Piotr Voelkel.[4] 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.[5]

Rectors

  1. Andrzej Eliasz (from 1996 to 2016)
  2. Roman Cieślak (since 2016)[6]

Academics

SWPS University offers 15 undergraduate and graduate programs taught entirely in English and over 30 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral study programs, with over 70 specializations, in Polish.[7] 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

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

Notable staff

Notable alumni[13]

Rankings

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 2019 .[14] In 2019 Perspektywy ranked the university 11th among all universities[15] and 36th among all Polish academic institutions.[16] Another magazine, Wprost, ranked it 18th in 2015.[17]

See also

References

  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. Piasecka, Karolina. "Rada Powiernicza". www.swps.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  6. 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.
  7. http://www.studia.swps.pl/english-site/
  8. Sławski, Rafał. "Profesor Jan Strelau doktorem honoris causa Uniwersytetu SWPS". www.swps.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2017-10-15.
  9. Piasecka, Karolina. "Honorary Degrees and Recognition Committee". english.swps.pl. Retrieved 2017-10-15.
  10. Piasecka, Karolina. "Profesor Cialdini doktorem honoris causa SWPS". swps.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2017-10-15.
  11. Pluta, Ewa. "Profesor Jan Strelau doktorem honoris causa Uniwersytetu SWPS". swps.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2017-10-15.
  12. Piasecka, Karolina. "Honorary Degrees and Recognition Committee". english.swps.pl. Retrieved 2017-10-15.
  13. THE World University Ranking
  14. "Ranking Uczelni Niepublicznych - Ranking Szkół Wyższych PERSPEKTYWY 2019". www.perspektywy.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2019-08-21.
  15. "Uniwersytety - Ranking Szkół Wyższych PERSPEKTYWY 2019". www.perspektywy.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2019-08-21.
  16. "Ranking Uczelni Akademickich - Ranking Szkół Wyższych PERSPEKTYWY 2019". www.perspektywy.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2019-08-21.
  17. "Ranking Szkół Wyższych 2015". Rankingi Wprost (in Polish). Retrieved 2017-10-14.

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