- Central location: halfway between Berlin and Warsaw; most European capitals accessible within 2 hours by plane!
- Multicultural environment
- Student-friendly city: every fourth citizen of Poznań is a student! 46,000 of them study at AMU!
- Vibrant business center offering career opportunities for students, Poznań region enjoys the lowest unemployment rate in Poland
- Broad academic offer: read on! AMU has been ranked among Top-3 Universities in Poland for the last 5 years!
- Largest number of professional full-time academic staff
- Advanced research opportunities: 25 research projects funded by the 6th European Union Framework Program for Research and Technological
- Handicap-friendly program: AMU has the largest population of students with disabilities in Poland!
- Easy access to culture: Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra plays in the AMU Main Auditorium, Poznan Opera House just across the square, National Museum 10 minutes away by foot!
- Exciting sports program to follow in 30 disciplines!
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań is the major academic institution in Poznań and one of the top Polish universities. Its reputation is founded on tradition, the outstanding achievements of the faculty and the attractive curriculum offered to students.
In addition to its facilities in Poznań, it has campuses in Gniezno, Kalisz, Piła and Słubice/Franfurt-Oder. The University currently employs nearly 3,000 teaching staff, including 371 tenured professors and other professors with title, 1407 assistant professors, 369 senior lecturers and lecturers and over 2200 nonacademic employees. The University was founded in 1919 and currently its student population is nearly 40 000 students (over 1000 are international students).
Students may choose between 180 possible professional specialisations. In recent years the educational offer has become increasingly diverse. New educational projects include: integrated studies in humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and program carried out in cooperation with other institutions both in Poland and abroad.
International student education at AMU consists of:
• AMU PreMed Medical Study Course
• School of Polish Language and Culture for Foreign Students
• Summer School of Polish Language and Culture
• English intensive preparatory courses for further study
• BA, MA and PhD Degree Programs
• AMU-PIE: A YEAR AT AMU that co-ordinates nearly 300 regular courses on a variety of subjects taught in English, and some in French and Spanish (among others)
The mission of the University is to advance knowledge through high quality research and teaching in partnership with business, the professions, public services and other research and learning providers. In 2002-2013 our professors coordinated or were partners in over 40 research projects funded by the European Union Framework Program for Research and Technological Development. AMU is a member of: EUA - European University Association, EUCEN - European University Continuing Education Network, The Compostela Group of Universities, The Santander Group - European University Network, European Chemistry Thematic Network and other European Research Networks.
The University is a centre of academic excellence, where research and teaching are mutually sustaining, and where the context within which research is conducted and knowledge is sought and applied is international as much as regional and national. The University continuously extends and updates research programs and contents of study curricula, with special emphasis on their interdisciplinary and international nature.
AMU comprises 15 faculties:
BIOLOGY - Natural sciences are inseparably connected with the University since its foundation in 1919. Today's mission of the Faculty is focused on the development of life sciences and biological education. In a quest to answer the question “What is life?”, our research spans all the levels of hierarchical organization of life, from molecules to landscapes. The knowledge gathered is utilized in biotechnology and environmental protection. The academic staff of the Faculty actively participate in the education and training of students at all three levels of higher education, up to PhD degree in biological sciences. Being part of the scientific Poznań, we are open to society, rising the awareness of natural and biological issues among people of all ages.
CHEMISTRY - The Faculty of Chemistry is one of the leading chemistry faculties in Poland. The faculty members are engaged in teaching and research in almost all fields of modern chemistry, including implementation of innovative results in practice. The Faculty offers several types of educational programs structured in accordance with the Bologna process: 3-year bachelor degree studies bachelor, 2-year master degree studies and 4-year doctoral studies. The Faculty also offers several one-year postgraduate courses directed mainly at high school teachers.
EDUCATIONAL STUDIES - Research topics (both planned and continued) are based on the basic assumptions taken as a foundation for conducting scientific research at the Faculty of Educational Studies, which are a) educational sciences are interdisciplinary and integrally related to such sciences as psychology, sociology, philosophy, history, law, management and cultural studies; b) they are characterized by theoretical and methodological pluralism, this is why pedagogical research can be conducted from the perspective of various paradigms, discourses and research approaches; c) the condition for a dynamic development of educational sciences is to maintain an equilibrium between an orientation towards strictly theoretical analyses and empirical research; d) pedagogy as a scientific discipline is oriented not just towards gaining academic knowledge about “educational reality”, it is at the same time a science oriented towards social praxis.
ENGLISH - Transformed from the School of English in 2011, the Faculty of English is the only such faculty in Poland. The research of members of the Faculty covers language, literature and culture of English speaking countries of the past and present as well as historical, theoretical and applied linguistics. Cooperation with nonacademic institutions and organizations in Poznań and outside is a natural consequence of the practical applicability of research and teaching projects conducted in the Faculty of English. The English studies in Poznań are of a varied and interdisciplinary nature, which has led to the development of new specializations and to the extension of the scope of research (e.g. into the areas of Dutch, South African and Celtic studies).
GEOGRAPHICAL AND GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES - The Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences is closely connected with the tradition and history of Adam Mickiewicz University. The Faculty authorities especially cherish the memory of its most prominent academics and their achievements. While we do not forget the past, we also think of the future. It is a matter of deep concern for us to make our
educational offer and research meet the requirements of European and world standards. That is why one of the Faculty's priorities is the development of strong international cooperation in the fields of education and research.
LAW AND ADMINISTRATION - The Faculty meets the requirements of contemporary trends in higher education by conducting high level research studies. The academic staff recognize the demands of social processes and seek to create value for the society, science, culture and economy. Thus the results of the research carried at local, international and interdisciplinary levels may be applied in practice. Students
receive comprehensive education and graduates are equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to satisfy the needs of the business as well as public sectors. The Faculty also cooperates with the local community and local business on best possible ways to ensure an effective transfer of knowledge.
HISTORICAL STUDIES - The Faculty strives to promote teaching and science in many different ways, both nationally and internationally. Our teachers and students serve local communities in various forms, educating professionals and critical thinkers. Drawing from the roots of Polish culture we are engaged in
promoting the diversity of European cultures.
Academic staff: 224
Full professors (ordinarius): 28
Professors and tenured doctors (doctor habilitatus): 78
MA lecturers: 4
MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE - The Faculty in its original form was established in 1919, as early as the University itself. It changed in the course of decades and its present structure was given to it in 1993.
Academic staff: 114
Full professors (ordinarius): 21
Professors and tenured doctors (doctor habilitatus): 26
MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE - The Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures is one of the leading centres of language and literature studies nationwide. It owes its prestige to a high level of scholarship, the amount and quality of published research, educational experience and intensive cooperation with academic institutions in Poland as well as abroad. The hallmark of the Faculty is diversity in research, encompassing areas that can be regarded as pioneering or unique. These include rarely studied languages and literary traditions, various subfields of applied linguistics and interdisciplinary studies, such as translation and interpreting, forensic linguistics and cross-cultural communication.
POLITICAL SCIENCE AND JOURNALISM - The Faculty of Political Science and Journalism (FPSJ) is one of the youngest of the 15 faculties at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland.
At present the Faculty has over 4,200 students divided into four majors: Political Science, International Relations, Journalism and Social Communication, and National Security (starts in October 2011). The Faculty employs over 80 researchers and lecturers. Many specialist classes are run by members of various editorial offices, representatives of the authorities and employees of public institutions. Every year the Faculty organizes approximately 10 international and national scholarly conferences. It issues three national scholarly periodicals: Przegląd Politologiczny [Political Science Review]; Środkowoeuropejskie Studia Polityczne [Central European Political Studies], and Rocznik Integracji Europejskiej [The Yearbook of European Integration].
POLISH AND CLASSICAL STUDIES - The tradition of philological studies at Adam Mickiewicz University dates back to 1919. During the twenty years of the interwar period and after the year 1945, the Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology became one of the most important centres of literary scholarship, literary criticism and linguistics in Poland. The community of the Faculty undertake tasks which continue the Faculty's research tradition, while not neglecting pioneering or unique undertakings, making them forerunners of the future directions of scientific inquiry and education.
PHYSICS - At present the Faculty of Physics includes the Institute of Acoustics, the Institute Astronomical Observatory, founded in 1919, and 19 Departments dedicated to particular subfields of physics. The Faculty of Physics employs 27 full professors and 27 university professors. Irrespective
of the international contacts of its units, the Faculty as a whole has been successfully co-operating with many universities and academic centres throughout the world.
SOCIAL SCIENCES - The Faculty of Social Sciences, established in 1975, consists of four organizational units: Institute of Cultural Studies, Institute of Philosophy, Institute of Psychology and Cognitive Studies, Institute of Sociology and Chair of the Study of Religion and Comparative Research. The Faculty offers undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in cognitive sciences, cultural studies, philosophy, psychology and sociology.
THEOLOGY – The Faculty of Theology offers three types of full-time M.A. programs: Catholic Priesthood (six years), Catechetic and Pastoral major (two courses: five or six years), and Social Dialogue (five years).
PEDAGOGY AND FINE ARTS IN KALISZ - The Faculty offers studies in such disciplines as philology, especially English philology, with research focused on the teaching of English, and pedagogy, where the focus is on evaluation in the teaching of English, sociology of culture, protection of cultural heritage or history, the most stressed aspects of which are studies of local areas and intercultural communication. The Faculty also offers studies in such disciplines as artistic education in the field of musical and visual arts, fine arts – their purposes and activities are primarily artistic (exhibitions, choir performances, concerts, etc.), with less focus on research.