University of Lodz
The Institute of Sociology UL was established in 1945. Among its founders were professors Jozef Cha?asinski and Jan Szczepanski. The Institute was awarded 1st category by the State Committee for Scientific Research and had 3rd position after the University of Warsaw and the Jagiellonian University in the ranking by “Polityka” (translator’s note: prestigious weekly news magazine with a circulation of 300 000)
The Institute is composed of 9 departments, employs 7 full professors, 15 associate professors (12 professors of University of Lodz and 3 as senior assistants) and 24 doctors.
Scientific research is realized at the level of individual departments. The PROFIT project is realised in the Department of General Sociology which has 10-year experience as coordinator in European didactic (TEMPUS) and research (5.FP) programmes.
*Excerpt from the article by W.Warzywoda-Kruszy?ska published at "Academic Forum" monthly news magazine website: Academic Forum.