SWPS University

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SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Polish: SWPS Uniwersytet Humanistycznospołeczny
SWPS University.svg
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 campus

The SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities is a private university in Warsaw, Poland. There are five campuses of the SWPS, located in Warsaw, Wrocław, Sopot, Poznań, and Katowice.[2]

There are about 16,500 students enrolled.

Overview[change | change source]

It was founded in 1996 by three professors as the first private university.[3] SWPS means High School of Social Psychology (Szkoła Wyższa Psychologii Społecznej).

In 2008, Piotr Voelkel took the position of SWPS University founder.[4]

In 2015, it received a university status under Polish law.[5]

There are 8 faculties in SWPS University:

  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

The University's main study areas are Psychology, Law, Languages, Literature and Culture Studies, Media and Communication, Management, and Design.[6]

Staff[change | change source]

Rectors[change | change source]

  • Andrzej Eliasz (from 1996 to 2016)
  • Roman Cieślak (since 2016)[7]

Notable people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. History of SWPS University
  2. "University profile". www.studyinpoland.pl. Retrieved 2021-06-09.
  3. "Perspektywy Education Foundation". Retrieved 2008-07-21.
  4. "Instytut Rozwoju Edukacji NIP 5213462069 KRS 0000291897 REGON 141190936 | krs-pobierz.pl". krs-pobierz.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2021-06-09.
  5. "Ministerstwo Edukacji i Nauki - Portal Gov.pl". Ministerstwo Edukacji i Nauki (in Polish). Retrieved 2021-06-09.
  6. "Ruszyła rekrutacja na rok akademicki 2019/20 - Uniwersytet SWPS". www.swps.pl. Retrieved 2021-06-09.
  7. "Ustawa 2.0, rektor SWPS: Ustawa o szkolnictwie wyższym daje szanse aktywnym uczelniom - społeczeństwo". wnp.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2021-06-09.
  8. Sławski, Rafał. "Profesor Jan Strelau doktorem honoris causa Uniwersytetu SWPS". www.swps.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2021-06-09.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Piasecka, Karolina. "Honorary Degrees and Recognition Committee". english.swps.pl. Retrieved 2021-06-09.
  10. Piasecka, Karolina. "Profesor Cialdini doktorem honoris causa SWPS". swps.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2021-06-09.
  11. Pluta, Ewa. "Profesor Jan Strelau doktorem honoris causa Uniwersytetu SWPS". swps.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2021-06-09.

Other websites[change | change source]

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