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University of Silesia in Katowice

University of Silesia in Katowice, one of the largest and most dynamically evolving Polish higher education institutions, offers innovative solutions in the field of education and a friendly space for conducting research.

PhD Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



The final decision to establish a university was made in 1968 – on the 8th of June the University of Silesia was founded as the 9th university in Poland. On 1st October 1968, in the Park Hall in Katowice, a ceremonial inauguration of the first academic year took place in Alma Mater Silesiensis.


High level of scientific research conducted, the diversity of the initiatives undertaken as well as modern infrastructure all translate into the quality of education. The University systematically develops the educational offer. New programmes and majors that correspond to recent scientific trends and expectations of the labor market are opened annually. Both allow undergraduate students and PhD students to pursue their individual interests.


The University of Silesia is a place conducive to the transfer of knowledge between generations and the implementation of research, the results of which contribute to the fight against poverty and hunger, improvement in the quality of life of the residents, building a society of the future or the support of environmentally-friendly activities and the fight against climate change effects. The scientific activity of the University supports the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations (UN).


The Career Center at the University of Silesia offers students and alumni a variety of assistance and support, among them:

  • Career counseling,
  • Professional preferences diagnosis,
  • Occupational growth projections,
  • Resume and cover letter guidance,
  • Various workshops on such themes as negotiating, public speaking, time management, group work, leadership, and self-assertion,
  • Postings of internships and employment opportunities,
  • Internet database of job listings,
  • Online platform where students can upload their resumes to increase their visibility to potential employers, and
  • Professional entrepreneurship guidance from START – Academic Entrepreneurship consultants.

University Ranking

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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

Students' Activity Zone is university’s unit devoted entirely to serving the student communities. Incorporating among others Student’s Service Center and Career Center, the mission of the zone is not only to support the students in financial, psychological and legal matters, but also to facilitate their entrance and functioning in the labor market. Students' Activity Zone also ensures equal opportunities in terms of access to higher education for people with disabilities.

ICT services

Students of the University of Silesia have an opportunity to use wireless internet free of charge in university’s buildings. Moreover, owning the university account they are able to get access to the internet in most universities in Poland.

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