What is new at KUL?

The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin is the oldest institution of higher education in Lublin and one of the oldest universities in Poland. Since its beginning it has served God and Homeland – ‘Deo et Patriae’. During its 90 year history the Catholic University of Lublin has become one of the most important centres of Catholic thought that has influenced science and Polish culture, being widely acknowledged in Poland and abroad. The KUL has a long tradition and at the same time it is a modern university. It is a strong, dynamic scientific and didactic centre as well as an important centre of students’ activities. The University co-operates with over 90 international institutions of higher education. It is also a member of many international associations. Thanks to the activities of the Society of the Friends of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin it keeps in touch with Polish immigrants all over the world. The scientific-didactic staff of KUL embraces over 1,000 employees, including numerous professors and internationally renowned specialists. The range of their scientific research is very wide, which is reflected in the activities of over 40 institutes at the faculties and in the inter-faculty departments. The University organises courses on all levels of studies: bachelor’s and engineer’s, master’s, doctor’s, post-graduate non-degree studies and individual studies in the humanities, thanks to which talented students can pursue individual programmes. Additionally, students can choose courses of ‘Artes Liberales’ Academy, which enable them to study under the supervision of the best specialists in particular disciplines in Poland.
Besides the course of modern and ancient European languages students can learn Chinese, Hebrew or Sanskrit. Thanks to the collaboration between KUL and many academic centres in Poland and abroad students can participate in the following mobility programmes: MOST, ERASMUS and COMENIUS. At the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin there are special architectonic and didactic solutions that enable disabled students to pursue their courses. There are also special courses of English Philology for the blind and courses for the deaf in the Institute of Pedagogy. The Careers Office offers help for students who want to take internships or other placements; helps them find jobs during their studies and after graduation. There are many scientific, artistic and sports organisations that gather students who want to develop their passions and interests. You can visit the University with a guide. The guided tour includes the main headquarters, the 18th century former monastery with a picturesque courtyard, the academic church and the University Museum, which collects exhibits connected with the history of the University and collections commemorating the relationships between John Paul II and the University. You can visit the university web page: www.kul.pl.
Fields of studies: administration; landscape architecture; journalism and social communication; economics; European studies; languages: English, German, Classical, Dutch, Polish, Romance languages, Slavic languages; philosophy of inanimate nature; philosophy of animate nature; theoretical philosophy; history; history of art; computer science; environmental engineering; cultural studies; mathematics; inter-faculty individual studies in the humanities; musicology; family studies; environmental protection; pedagogy; law; canon law; psychology; sociology; international relations; theology; management. Novelties: biotechnology; ethnology; technological-computer education; political studies.

Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawla II,
Dzial Toku Studiów, Aleje Raclawickie 14,
20-950 Lublin, tel. +48 (0-81) 445-41-37
dts@kul.pl, www.kul.pl.

"Niedziela" 25/2009

Editor: Tygodnik Katolicki "Niedziela", ul. 3 Maja 12, 42-200 Czestochowa, Polska
Editor-in-chief: Fr Jaroslaw Grabowski • E-mail: redakcja@niedziela.pl