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With 24 research centers and nearly 600 authors of scholarly papers, affiliated with SWPS University, we are one of the most active research universities in Poland. Psychology is visibly our strongest field of expertise, comprising more than 60 percent of our academic output in English, and securing the majority of our research grants. With over 20 percent of our publications in top world journals and over 2,000 papers in Scopus, SWPS University is a unique research-focused private higher education institution in Central and Eastern Europe.

Research Grants

SWPS University is a recipient of numerous grants funded by the European Union as well as national and local funding agencies and organizations supporting the development of science and research in Poland. In 2018 alone, our 284 research projects received grants in the amount of 12.2 million Euro. Moreover SWPS University, as one of only two Polish non-public higher education institutions, has been granted nearly 3 million Euro from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education from the Regional Initiative of Excellence Program (Regionalna Inicjatywa Doskonałości) for the implementation of the 2019-2022 research strategy in Social Sciences.

Applied Science

Much of our research is oriented towards practical applications that meet real needs of a rapidly changing world. For example, the BEVIADO system for the design, evaluation and sharing of mobile psychological interventions; the BLIŻEJ (Closer) program focused on eliminating peer discrimination among teenagers; MEMO, a tool supporting cognitive functions in seniors; PHOTON, an educational robot for children, supporting the development of programming skills; JASNOPIS, a computer app that helps writers produce clear and concise texts, and the TEMPEST program aimed at the prevention of obesity in children and adolescents.

SWPS University Research Project Database »