About the Institute

Institute of Political Science at University of Warsaw was founded in 1967 – initially as a part of the Philosophy Faculty.

Currently, the Institute operates in the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies. The Institute is the oldest, largest and – for several years – has been rated the best of all political science centres in Poland. In 2013 the University of Warsaw was awarded by newspaper Rzeczpospolita and Perspektywy foundation as the best Polish university in the political science field (http://www.inp.uw.edu.pl/files/20130510_doc20130509132823.pdf).

The Institute of Political Science provides teaching and research of the highest standard. It has undergone voluntary academic audit procedures and has received the Teaching Quality Certificate from the University Accreditation Committee – with distinction. This enabled the Institute to receive the pro-qualitative financial support from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education given only to the best Faculties in Poland.

The teaching includes political science studies in the following programs: BA and Master’s degree studies (both in Polish and English), different postgraduate studies in Polish and doctoral studies (in Polish and English). Moreover, the Institute offers BA and Master’s degree studies in Internal Security (Polish and English). We have also the agreement with the University in Konstanz (Germany) on the double MA diploma. The Institute employs over 80 academic staff (see Academic staff).

Several factors contribute to the high level of teaching, among which is the location of the Institute in Poland’s capital, its tradition, experience and prestige. The Institute readily adapts to the changing world modifying existing curricula and embracing new teaching methods. Political Science has become one of the most popular subject areas, providing qualifications and expertise from the pursuance of various careers in the public sphere.

Many different job opportunities are available for Political Science graduates. Political parties and state institutions, local governments and schools of higher education, banks and offices, companies and media, the diplomatic service and international organisations all require employees with political science diplomas. Understanding problems of the world we live in gives the graduates a head start in today’s competitive labour market and makes them capable of meeting the demands of every employer in Poland and abroad.

Institute authorities:

Director Prof. Ewa Maria Marciniak Administrative office hours
Tuesday
12.00 – 13.30
room 211
Teaching office hours
Tuesday
10:30 – 12.00
room 211
Vice-director
for Teaching Affairs
Prof. Tomasz Słomka Administrative office hours
Tuesday
11.30 – 13.00
room 211
Teaching office hours
Friday
13.00 – 14.30
room 211
Vice-director for Research and
International Cooperation
Marcin Tobiasz, PhD Administrative office hours
Thursday
10.00 – 11.30
room 211
Teaching office hours
Thursday
11.30 – 13.00
room 211