University of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS) is a modern higher education and research institution.
It offers interdisciplinary studies in social sciences and humanities at the following departments Department of Psychology, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Philology and the Department of Law.
SWPS is the first and the only center of psychological study in Poland which has received the highest mark of distinction from the National Accreditation Commission. SWPS is also the only non-public school in Poland that has been granted the right to award doctoral degrees in the following disciplines: psychology, sociology and cultural studies.
SWPS is among the best scientific institutions in Europe, carrying out research in the fields of social sciences and humanities. The university is one of the major beneficiaries of the funds from the Polish science budget. As the only non-public higher education institution in Poland, SWPS regularly receives grants from Ministry of Science and Higher Education for statutory R & D activities, i.e. institutional finance provided selectively to designated research establishments, units and university departments for covering the costs of their own research activities.
During last parametric evaluation of research units, conducted every four years, by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the SWPS departments received high scores, which proves their teaching and research excellence. The Department in Wrocław took first place among all the scientific institutions (public and private) in the social sciences domain.
SWPS staff actively participate in national and international competitions for funding of their own research projects. In 2013, the SWPS researchers conducted about 80 research projects funded by the National Science Centre, Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Polish Science Foundation and The National Centre for Research and Development.
SWPS also participates in the European Union Framework Programs, and the programs financed by the European Commission: Life Long Learning Program: LS6; 6th Framework Programme: EU CAHRV, INTUNE; 7th Framework Programme:PIREDEU, TEMPEST, E-COMPARED.
Researchers and graduate students of SWPS are also individual winners of scholarships and subsidies, as well as collaborate with the best research centers in the implementation of international research.