The University of Lodz (UOL), established in 1945, is one of the leading institutions of higher education in Poland. For decades it has been also one of the biggest and most popular Polish universities and is repeatedly ranked among the top higher education institutions in the country. The 12 faculties of the University provide 95 programmes and 158 specializations in Polish and 21 programmes in English. In addition, the University offers several doctoral programmes and more than 50 postgraduate study programmes.
Currently, around 28000 students of all levels attend the University of Lodz, including 3000 from abroad. In this truly international atmosphere, everyone can experience the cultural diversity of both the city and the institution. The interest in studying at the University of Lodz is determined not only by high quality of instruction but also by the modern programmes of study adapted to the changing demands of the labour market.
The University treats international cooperation as a way to foster its development and continue the city’s tradition. Within direct cooperation agreements, the school cooperates with 270 partner institutions from all over the world. Within the Erasmus+ Programme the University has signed so far 700 agreements with 400 partner institutions. As a result of a cooperation with a number of foreign universities such as Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Université Franҫois – Rabelais (Tours), Westfälische Wilhelms – Universität Münster, University of Maryland, University of Regensburg and Centria University of Applied Sciences (Kokkola, Finland) students of the University of Lodz can graduate with dual diplomas. Each year, about 400 students go to foreign countries for student exchange (most of them with a scholarship grant). On the other hand, the UL receives over 1000 foreign exchange students per year (data before the pandemic).
Faculty of Management (FoM), that will be directly involved in the project implementation, is one of the largest faculties of the University of Lodz, which is constantly evolving and adapting to market needs updating programs and introducing new courses of study. Studies at the FoM are helpful in acquiring managerial skills as well as the skills needed to undertake own business and provide numerous opportunities for growth. Intensified activity in the area of curriculum and strengthening close relationships with business practice respond to the changes flowing from the market environment and constitute the basis for the FoM development.