The Faculty of Social Sciences:

  •  attained a first-class grade in the State parameterisation of research units in 2010;
  • cooperates in a wide range of areas with research departments at home and abroad, e.g. in Washington, Bielefeld, Leuven and Nijmegen;
  • combines the research carried out in the six Departments - Sociology, Psychology, Pedagogy, Economics and Management, Journalism and Social Communication, Political Science - based on the personalistic vision of man as a Person;
  • in recent years lecturers of the Faculty have received grants for research, writing habilitacje (second PhDs) and/or supervising doctorates, in every call for applications for financial grants by the Ministry of Study and Higher Education (formerly the Research Committee of the Ministry of Science and Education).


A knowledge of the field of social science allows us to understand the problems of mankind and the world, as well as inspiring and stimulating change in man's complete individual and social development. Furthermore, keeping abreast of the problems of society allows us to prevent unwanted processes and changes. A dynamically changing reality provides us with never-ending fields of exploration, creating its own "natural laboratory" for the social sciences, from which arise further challenges due to the requirements of the rapidly changing social world. Such challenges also arise from the need to integrate the various approaches to research in the cultural, social, economic, and political processes which are coming to light in a newly united Europe.


The research carried out in the Faculty:

  • focuses on the basic issues from the fields of sociology, psychology, pedagogy, economics and management, since such basic research contributes to the development of knowledge about mankind and society, and therefore has both a serious theoretical and practical significance;
  • is concerned with the mental, social, political, economic, and cultural processes which arise in the field of globalisation and European integration;
  • is concerned with modern problems, such as individual and social identity, models of education, the shaping of young people based on social values, amongst others, perennial education, migration and ethnic problems, the all-round development of human abilities, taking advantage of the socio-economic potential of society and the establishment, the development of human resources, and efficient management;
  • aims to solve practical problems in the field of social, mental, organisational, economic and educative phenomena and processes;
  • has numerous practical applications affecting education, health, human resources management, planning and organisation, market analyses, and mankind's individual, social and economic activities;
  • aims to help in the development of the country and of the region.