Sign up for the Summer School of Polish Language and Culture!

sign_up_for_the_summer_school_onlineSign up for the 48th edition of the Summer School of Polish Language and Culture taking place in July and August 2021! Apart from intensive language courses the cultural component of the Summer School is carried out by providing lectures on Polish culture, history, literature, music, or contemporary issues. Our Summer School will be organized in-person, taking into account current pandemic restrictions (places are limited)! You may choose a course starting from July 5 for a maximum of 6 weeks.  The program is supplemented by rich cultural and social activities. The deadline for applications is July 2! Check the details here!


The admission procedure for foreign candidates to the programmes taught in English is open.

The registration for first-cycle (3-year BA), second-cycle (2-year MA) and long-cycle (5-year MA) studies taught in English takes place in the form of competition on the basis of secondary school certificate or BA/MA diploma. There are two intakes:

from March 1 to April 6, 2021 – registration for non-EU applicants. The Admission Committees meetings will take place on April 16, 2021. The results will be announced on April 19, 2021 through the candidate's account in the online registration system e-Rekrut;

from May 5 to July 8, 2021 – registration for Polish citizens and EU applicants. The results will be announced on July 13, 2021 for BA and long-cycle MA programmes and July 20, 2021 for second-cycle MA programmes, through the candidate's account in the online registration system e-Rekrut.

Additional intake for vacancies will start on July 21, 2021.

Detailed information on admission requirements and procedure are available at: http://kandydat.kul.pl/en/study-in-english/


The Rector's College of the Catholic University of Lublin: there is no consent to any forms of anti-Semitism

“There can be no consent to any form of anti-Semitism in social and academic life,” stated the Rector's College of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (KUL). The Rector's College of the Catholic University of Lublin pointed out that numerous calls to create friendly and fraternal ties with Jews can be found both in the teaching of the Church and of the successive popes, including St. John Paul II. "The Catholic University of Lublin, following the example and attitude of its patron, St. John Paul II, wants to establish relations and close cooperation with the Jewish community in Poland, as well as with representatives of Israel," the University authorities emphasize.

 

It has been reminded that in recent months the Rector of the Catholic University of Lublin, Fr. Prof. Mirosław Kalinowski, had a telephone conversation with the Chief Rabbi of Poland, Michael Schudrich, whom he had met a few weeks before in Warsaw while visiting the local synagogue. In February the Rector of the Catholic University of Lublin was a guest of the Vice-ambassador of Israel in Poland, Tal Ben-Ari Yaalon. The Rector's College of the KUL informs that both talks touched upon the subject of cooperation, including, inter alia, youth exchange from Poland and Israel.

 

 


The Rector of the Catholic University of Lublin: The Condition for Dialogue is the Mutual Respect of Both Parties

Uczestników Kongresu wita Rektor KUL ks. prof. KalinowskiOne of the conditions for dialogue is that both sides approach each other with respect and the willingness to seek the truth. They should calmly listen to each other’s arguments, and when criticizing or rejecting them, they must avoid hurting the interlocutor, emphasized the Rector of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Fr. Prof. Mirosław Kalinowski in the opening speech of the VI Congress of Christian Culture.

 

In this way, the topic of the Congress was presented: “Spaces of Dialogue. Christian Inspirations of the Culture of Encounter”.

 

“It is hard to find a more appropriate topic in times marked by all kinds of social disputes, a lack of respect for interlocutors in public debate, and the inability to listen to the other side. This leads to the breakdown of interpersonal unity and the inability to present one’s arguments peacefully and, consequently, to searching for good solutions. Christianity as a religion of love, whose distinguishing feature is merciful reaching out to people so that they can recognize and preserve their human dignity, certainly has much to offer in this field,” said Fr. Prof. Kalinowski.

 

He added that dialogue and meeting are special features of the mission with which the founder of Christianity came to earth. “Pope Francis, speaking about this during a congress at the Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Naples, said: “Jesus himself announced the kingdom of God in dialogue with all kinds and categories of people of the Judaism of his time: with the scribes, the Pharisees, the doctors of the law, the tax-collectors, the learned, the simple, sinners. […] We lose nothing by engaging in dialogue. We always gain something. In a monologue, we all lose, all of us,” pointed out the Rector of the Catholic University of Lublin.

As Fr. Prof. Kalinowski said, Pope Francis’s words remind us that Christ, before helping the people he encountered, listened attentively to what they had to say to him and looked at them with love. “Only then did he convey a teaching that went deep into their inner problems, a certain proposal for life, expressed with the care and the power of God’s truth, with which he identified himself. His teaching was not always sweet but, at times, painful and demanding, because those who love know that they must sometimes admonish and even punish, for the benefit of the beloved and his proper development,” he emphasized.

 

The Rector of the Catholic University of Lublin stressed that for a dialogue to take place, several conditions must be met. “First, both sides must be respectful and willing to seek the truth. Secondly, both sides should listen to their arguments calmly, and when criticizing or rejecting them, avoid hurting the interlocutor or violating his dignity. Thirdly, pointing out, criticizing, or proposing a difficult solution cannot be the result of prejudices or a hostile attitude on the part of the one admonishing, and the person being admonished must avoid taking this kind of remark as an attack on himself but instead treat it as a suggestion to reflect on his behavior,” he said.


COVID -19 Information for Foreigners in Lublin

We would like to inform you that on the website of the Lublin City, information on the current epidemiological situation in the country is updated in English (https://lublin.eu/en/) and Ukrainian (https://lublin.eu/ua/). 

 

Moreover, a separate section entitled „Coronavirus Practical Information" in both languages (https://lublin.eu/en/lublin-4-all/coronavirus-info/ and (https://lublin.eu/ua/lublin/coronavirus-practical-information/) has been created for this purpose, where i.a., information on new restrictions, medical assistance and necessary contacts are posted. 

 

We encourage you to follow these websites.