ESRA CONGRESS 2017

University of Gdańsk

The Faculty of Languages

Boasts the broadest didactic offer, and the largest number of staff and students at the University of Gdańsk.

Our motto is:
Language in culture, culture in language

The Faculty provides 23 fields of study relating to the 23 languages and culture of the world, the Baltic countries, Poland and the Pomerania region. The foregoing form part of the following scientific areas: philology, neophilology and cultural studies. We offer 16 philology degree courses (of which 13 neophilological), 6 cultural and artistic studies, and one, unique on a national scale, intercollegiate philological – and medical course – logopaedics (in collaboration with the Medical University of Gdańsk). We offer nearly 100 areas of specialization in the framework of 20 first- and second-cycle, full time and part time degree courses. The Faculty offers doctoral studies and a wide range of post-graduate courses.

Academic staff

307 academic staff:
109 renowned Professors, literary scholars, linguists and culture experts, whose scientific achievements have gained recognition in Poland and abroad.
140 young academics with PhD in humanities, full of passion for science and teaching, demonstrating a wide spectrum of interests and highly-qualified.

Research/international cooperation

International exchange and collaboration with foreign institutions from all over the world renders it possible for students to gain hands-on experience as regards the language and culture of their language areas of interest.

Achievements/successes

Over the last two years, launching of new philology and artistic degree courses popular with the candidates applying for enrolment at the University of Gdańsk (from 7 to 10.5 candidates per place) is a truly great success. Five degree courses run at the Faculty of Languages are among the top ten most popular.

These are:

Scandinavian Studies
English Philology
Arts Management
Spanish Studies
Chinese Studies

In response to the increased interest in the Chinese market on the part of the Polish business circles, we launched Chinese Studies. China is the second largest world economy, and the Faculty of Languages, as the only one in northern Poland, offers the possibility of studying Chinese language and culture. Spanish is the third most commonly used language of the world; therefore, we decided to establish Spanish Studies. As of the new academic year, students will commence studies at the Film and Audiovisual Culture. We also educate musical theatre actors and cultural institutions managers at the Arts Management course.

The Faculty of Languages is the most dynamically developing faculty at the university in terms of development of the academic staff. In the years 2012-2016 we conferred 36 academic degrees of habilitated doctor, and at the request of the Faculty Council, the President of the Republic of Poland conferred 15 titles of Professor.