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The Minister of Science and Higher Education has announced in the media that all classroom teaching at Polish higher education institutions remains suspended until 10 April.

 

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Online Classes at SWPS University

At this point we would like to emphasize that the implementation of distance learning, which is currently underway and scheduled to commence on 23 March, means that all subjects will be taught exclusively online according to the class schedule posted in the Virtual University. The commencement of distance learning does not mean it will be possible to use any of the classrooms in university buildings. We would also like to remind you that participation in the online classes is a necessary condition for credit in each course.

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Please note that according to the decision issued by the Minister of Science and Higher Education, the validity of all student ID cards has been extended until May 31, 2020. As a result, your ID cards are automatically valid, and you do not need to have them extended at the Centre for Student Affairs or an Office of Student Affairs. This also applies to doctoral students’ ID cards.

 

Suspension of Open Lectures

For the same reason, we have also canceled all educational events and lectures, open to general public, scheduled in March.

All online events (e.g. webinars) will take place as scheduled.

Epidemiological Response Team

Due to the current epidemiological situation concerning the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education has imposed an obligation on universities to submit reports on any discovered cases among students or their family members. Therefore, we ask you to notify the University' should you or any member of your family find yourselves hospitalized, quarantined (at home, in a student dormitory etc.) or placed in an isolation ward due to a suspected SARS-Cov-2 infection.

Please submit this type of information to the Epidemiological Response Team at: koronawirus@swps.edu.pl.

We will keep you informed of any upcoming developments.

Q&A

Below you will find answers to the frequently asked questions about the functioning of SWPS University during the COVID-19 outbreak.


ONLINE CLASSES

1. What will online classes involve?

You can attend online classes without leaving your home. We communicate via computer and possibly telephone, we meet on Hangouts Meet, we do not use printed materials. Everything else works as usual.

Be prepared for the fact that online classes are just as demanding as classes in classrooms. Ensure yourself a comfortable place with as few distractions as possible. Learning from home and through the computer is a different kind of effort, which you will probably notice in the first days.

2. Can I participate in online classes at the SWPS University building?

Classes are held only online and there is no possibility of using the rooms on campus.

3. How should I prepare?

Follow announcements on the Virtual University. Plan your participation in class according to the class schedule there. Take care of a comfortable place to work, see how it looks in the webcam.

Take care of technical capabilities to participate in classes, first of all, of access to the Internet.

Prepare your computer equipment, headphones are also important, preferably with a microphone (e.g. such as for a phone). For some activities a phone is enough (e.g. listening to a lecture).

4. How do I know when I have classes?

Apart from the fact that we are switching to online teaching, everything else works as usual, i.e. we all have a class schedule visible on the Virtual University. At the time when the class is scheduled, open the Virtual University and click on the "Classroom" button next to that class, see if there is any information from the lecturer and join the meeting on Hangouts Meet (click on the link there).

5. If the classes do not take place within this period, they will be canceled and postponed.

We ask you for your understanding - a lot is happening and we are also organizing online classes throughout the University for the first time so if something goes wrong, e.g. you will join the classes and they will not take place, just report it through the Contact Zone / Inquiries.

6. How long will online classes last?

Classes in classrooms at all universities in Poland are suspended until April 10, 2020 inclusively, but following the situation and the Ministry's announcements, we expect the extension of this deadline. We will keep you updated on changes and decisions.
What if I cannot switch to Classroom from my class schedule on the Virtual University?
If you are enrolled in the course and cannot enter Classroom class, you should urgently contact the lecturer.


ORGANIZATION, FORM AND CONTENT OF THE CLASSES

1. Is online attendance checked?

Attendance at remote classes is treated like attendance at a classroom. For some time, the lecturers will take into account that we are all learning new methods of cooperation and that something may go wrong. But try to be present in class.

Your presence and attention can also be checked during classes: we know how much harder it is to keep attention during remote work so lecturers can ask questions and tasks during classes to facilitate participation.

2. What should I do if I have a class collision?

Apart from the fact that we are switching to online teaching, everything else works as usual, i.e. we all have a class schedule visible on the Virtual University.

If you have classes with a collision, choose the classes in which you will participate. Determine with the lecturer, whose classes you will be absent on, how to make up for your absence and the material from these classes.

3. Can my classes change?

Yes, because the lecturers are working on adapting teaching methods to online teaching. It may turn out that not every topic can be processed online in a pre-planned form. It may also turn out that some classes will be prepared later.

You will find out about any changes to the class schedule from the class schedule itself which will be updated on a regular basis on the Virtual University. The lecturer will notify you about any changes in the form of classes. During the class, follow the information provided by the lecturers. During the first class, they will introduce you to how you will continue working.

Remember that apart from switching to learning online, everything else works as usual.

4. Will only lectures be held online or will practical classes be online too?

All classes that were planned in the classroom will take place online. Classes in the form of e-learning will take place as before on the platform.

5. How can the course be passed?

The lecturer will give you relevant information.

6. What about workshops, laboratories, will they be held online?

The lecturer will give you relevant information.

7. What about implementation of internships and passing them?

Please submit an application to the Dean who will consider each case individually.

8. Where will the materials for the classes be available if they take place online?

Class materials will be available on Google Classroom or on the Learn Online platform.

9. What should I do if I do not have the conditions to learn remotely?

Unfortunately, none of us knows yet how long it will take to suspend classes in the classroom. It will depend primarily on the decisions of state authorities. As soon as these restrictions are over, we will return to classes in a regular organization.

Try to create conditions for participation in online classes as soon as possible. In this matter, we cannot help you as an institution but we encourage you to ask your colleagues for help.

Be sure to also inform the lecturer (e.g. by e-mail) who can give you tasks that will help you learn the subject.

If the suspension period lasts longer and the missing classes cannot be completed, you will be allowed to apply for a semester leave due to limitations caused by the epidemic.

10 .What if I do not participate in single classes because the Internet connection will be interrupted?

If for justified reasons you cannot participate in single classes of a course, write to the lecturer and determine together how you can make up for this absence.

11. If the classes are canceled, does it mean that they will not take place online?

Yes, you will receive an email notification that classes have been canceled and their status in the class schedule on the Virtual University will change.

12. What about projects carried out in groups? How should we finish them?

Contact the teacher in this matter and determine a new form of project execution.


TECHNICAL QUESTIONS

1. What do I need to be able to participate in online classes?

Discover Google Hangouts Meet - this will be your main new tool for participating in live meetings.It will be useful for sure.

During teaching, the lecturers may also use other Google tools, such as Documents, Sheets or Presentations - they are all available to you as part of the University account @st.swps.edu.pl. The lecturer can also conduct classes on the University platform Learn Online. You can also access it using the @st.swps.edu.pl account. If you can, take some time to learn about these tools.

2. Can I practice using Hangouts Meet somewhere?

Yes.

  • Open a web browser - Chrome is the best due to the compatibility with Google applications.
  • Enter https://meet.google.com and log in with your University account.
    Click on ‘+ Join or start a meeting’.
  • Follow the instructions, give the browser permission to use camera and microphone, continue until a small screen with the ‘Join now’ button appears - then join the meeting.
  • You can invite other people and practice using the application together.

There are 10 technical things you should practice:

  • Leave the meeting and join it again: everybody sometimes accidentally ‘leaves’ during an online meeting so practice it.
  • Turn the microphone off and on: it is necessary to attend meetings of more than 5 people when you only need to leave the microphone of only one person turned on.
  • Say something and listen to someone, check how it is heard; take out and turn on the headphones again, see how what you hear changes and how you are heard.
  • See how you look, check different settings, choose the one that will be most convenient for you.
  • Turn the camera off and on: if you want to do something that may interfere with the reception of others, you can turn the camera off for a while and turn it on again when you feel that this will no longer be an interference for others.
  • Choose how people are displayed on the screen; Google automatically chooses the best presentation method for a given number of people but see how those methods differ.
  • Do you want to see only the lecturer all the time? Pin and unpin one of the participants, even yourself: by pinning the window you can see it all the time and you cannot see anything else; it is easy to do it by accident so practice it sooner, it will be easy for you to quickly restore the correct image.
  • Start the presentation and end it: it will definitely come in handy, you can show your entire screen or selected window through hangouts, you always have to choose something; learn to do it.
  • Expand the list of participants in the side panel and hide it back, see how the presentation of people on the screen and in the list differs.
  • Open chat and close it, write something in chat: chat can be used to report in class, especially when there are many participants.

That is all. If you practice these things, you will use Hangouts Meet freely.

3. Do I always have to enter Classroom to participate in online classes?

No, but almost always. If the classes were held in the building so far and there were no arrangements for remote learning, then the first place of your online meeting is Classroom, in which:

  1. the lecturer can leave information on how you will continue to work
  2. you will find a link to the Hangouts Meet meeting that you should join during the scheduled time of the class.

In the case of classes in which you have already developed methods of remote contact (e.g. diploma seminars or e-learning), the use of Classroom will not be necessary, although also in these cases we ask class lecturers to leave you some information in Classroom.

4. What should I do if I do not have a very good internet connection at home and online lectures will keep being interrupted?

Try connecting again. If the problem keeps repeating, ask someone in your surroundings to help you. Report the problem to the lecturer.

5. Will the University cover part of the costs incurred for accessing the Internet?

The University cannot finance the internet services of employees and students due to the top-down ordinance of the Ministry on conducting remote classes.

6. What will online physical education classes look like?

Classes are suspended until further notice, except for those who have already obtained permission to pass these classes in the form of e-learning, in according to current regulations. People who already enrolled in the e-learning course carry out these classes with the previous arrangements.

7. Who can I contact if I have problems regarding classes on the Learn Online platform?

Please contact e-learning@swps.edu.pl

8. What should I do if I do not see the class access key?

A student enrolled in the course does not need an access key, after logging in to the Virtual University and entering the class schedule he/she immediately can enter Classroom. Remember to be logged in Google with the domain st.swps.edu.pl. If the problem keeps repeating, write a message to the lecturer and ask for the key.

9. What should I do when I cannot access Google Classroom? Will I be absent from the class or can I report a technical problem to someone? If so, to whom?

Report it to the lecturer.

10. Can we participate in classes via Skype or Zoom?

Online classes take place only using Hangouts Meet.

11. What if I chose the wrong role in Google Classroom, i.e. ‘teacher’ instead of ‘student’?

Students cannot change their role in Classroom.

12. Will I be able to ask a question in real time during classes, e.g. on Hangout Meet?

You can ask questions during online classes. The lecturer will determine the rules of interaction in the class.

13. Can I participate in online classes by phone or tablet? Can I participate in the classes by connecting from an Android smartphone or an iPhone ??

You can participate in online classes using any mobile device - smartphone, tablet or computer.

14. Is having a webcam mandatory to participate in online classes?

No. All you need is internet access and you have to be logged in to Google with the domain st.swps.edu.pl

15. Do I need special software to participate in online classes?

All you need is internet access from a phone, a computer or a tablet. You log in to Google from the University e-mail address in the domain st.swps.edu.pl.


General Information

1. How long will the suspension of classroom teaching last?

Classroom teaching was suspended for the period from 11 March to 10 April. We want to return to classroom teaching as soon as possible after the Polish authorities allow us to do so. We are waiting for the decision of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in this respect.

2. When will the University start teaching online?

We are planning to launch distance learning on 23 March. Online classes will last for the entire period of the suspension of classroom teaching.

3. Is the suspension period final or is it possible that classes will be cancelled longer?

It is to be expected that the suspension period may be extended.

4. What should I do if I just got back from abroad?

Regardless of whether you travelled to one of the affected areas, it is recommended that you contact the nearest sanitary and epidemiological station (with jurisdiction over your current residence) by phone for an epidemiological interview. According to the regulation of the Ministry of Interior and Administration of 13 March this year, persons returning from abroad must undergo a mandatory two-week quarantine.

5. What should I do if a ticket inspector fines me for travelling for discounted fares even though my student ID was extended?

All the relevant services were properly notified by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. However if any problems arise, they should be clarified in ZTM, SKM or PKP customer service centres.

6. Will the diploma exams be cancelled or postponed?

Decisions regarding diploma examinations are made by the Dean of the relevant Faculty. In individual situations please apply through the Contact Zone in the Virtual University.

7. Are Admissions Offices open?

The Admissions Offices in the individual campuses have been closed, but university employees are handling candidate applications online - via email and telephone. Admission deadlines for candidates remain unchanged.

8. Is the University open?

The university buildings in Warszawa, Wrocław, Katowice and Sopot are open. The Poznań campus and the School of Form are closed. We will keep you informed if any changes arise.

9. Are the restaurants at the University open as usual?

Restaurants and cafés are closed in all campuses.

10. Are the libraries open?

Libraries in all campuses of the SWPS University are closed until 21 April this year. The deadlines for the return of any books and other materials (in all faculties) falling on or after 11 March were postponed to 25 April. No fines will be charged for unreturned books in the period from 11 March to 25 April. Academic staff may order materials by e-mail. Orders should be placed one day in advance.

11. Will the Center for Student Affairs and Offices for Student Affairs remain open?

Student affairs will be handled online through the "Contact Zone." Our staff are working at their full capacity and are making every effort to answer your questions in the shortest possible time. In the campuses we work on standby duty to enable the issue of documents you order online such as certificates or other documentation. The Office of Student Affairs in Poznań is closed.

12. Will the academic year be extended? Will the situation affect the dates of the summer examination period?

At the moment we are not planning any extension of the academic year. Please follow the announcements of the Epidemiological Response Team published regularly in the Virtual University.

13. What about the classes that did not take place between 11 and 22 March this year? Will these classes be made up for? How?

We will inform you about the way in which the classes that were supposed to take place between 11 and 22 March this year be covered in subsequent communications.

14. If I become ill, will I have to participate in online classes?

Absences due to illness are subject to the same rules as before (see: Rules and Regulations for Studying in the Faculty).

15. The suspension of classes makes it difficult to accumulate SONA points. Will the required number of SONA points for the academic year be reduced?

As in the case of other educational activities, decisions in this matter are taken by the Dean of the given Faculty.

16. Will the University be organizing its Open Days and the Student Festival this year?

All events and conferences held in all campuses of SWPS University are cancelled until 31 March this year. Events outside the campuses are cancelled by the decision of the state authorities.

17. Will the monthly parking fee be reduced on account of the suspension?

The car park operator is not offering any rebates on the monthly fee.

18. I urgently need a certificate for my visa - how can I get one?

You can order any required documentation through the Contact Zone. Certificates will be sent by post, and in particularly urgent cases, dean's office staff will be available on duty.

19. Will the university building be disinfected?

The university authorities are working to ensure an appropriate sanitary condition of all rooms on an ongoing basis. All buildings in all campuses are regularly disinfected.

20. Will the government restrictions delay the renovation of the new School of Form headquarters? Will the construction team be able to finish before the new academic year?

All the investment and renovation efforts in the new School of Form headquarters in Warsaw are taking place as planned.

21. Does the suspension also apply to Physical Education classes?

The suspension also applies to PE classes.

22. Will the deadlines for submitting theses be postponed?

This is subject to individual decisions of the Dean of the given Faculty.

23. Are students obligated to pay the full tuition amount for March in light of the fact that some of the classes in March were cancelled? Does the tuition fee for students who paid for the entire year upfront remain unchanged?

Yes. All the classes that didn’t take place will be covered at a later date. The form and time frames of the make-up classes will be communicated in the near future. The university has taken steps to shift to teaching by means of distance learning. Enabling students to complete the courses included in the curriculum in the current semester in such a way that there is no need to repeat individual courses or the entire semester in the following academic year is a priority for the University. The university authorities have allocated additional funds in the budget to carry out and provide the necessary support for these activities.

24. Does the University offer discounts on tuition fees for students in connection with the new mode of teaching (online learning)?

In the new teaching formula, the University must ensure proper implementation of the curriculum and reliable verification of the same learning outcomes that apply to teaching in the form of classroom activities and are recognised by the Polish Accreditation Committee. In order to achieve this goal and meet the challenge we are all facing, the University is already allocating additional funds in its budget to carry out these activities. Therefore, the University is not introducing changes to its terms of payment for studies. The academic staff are preparing to conduct classes in a way that allows for appropriate and efficient completion of the courses included in the particular fields of study.

25. What about payment for repeated courses that the university is not planning to pursue in the form of distance learning?

The University is making every effort to enable completion of studies online in the full scope of the curriculum. For courses which will not be available online in the current semester, the university is planning to include them in subsequent semesters at no additional charge.

26. Will the University charge interest for late payment of the tuition fees?

As we are not able to predict the scale of economic consequences of the pandemic we are observing today, the university is not changing the provisions of the agreements on the payment terms for studies or its late payment interest policy.

27. In the current situation, will the University change its debt collection policy?

The University sustains the current terms of payment for studies, i.e. payment is required until the 5th day of the month. We would like to remind you that you can request a deferral of payment of a single installment, whereby the decision is automatically positive for the first deferral in a given academic year. In other cases, students may be offered settlement agreements providing for repayment in tranches.

28. Is the university changing its policy on deregistration due to default in payment?

As before, the University will withhold the deregistration of students who cooperate with our debt collectors and commit to a schedule of repayment of overdue amounts. The deregistration proceedings which are currently underway concern liabilities that arose more than four months ago. Further decisions in this area will be taken in May when it will be clear whether the arrears are greater than usual.

29. Can a student change a payment date?

If the payment terms are not convenient, students may request to change them via the Virtual University. In justified cases the University may agree to change a particular payment date.

30. Will the University offer assistance for students who find themselves in a difficult financial situation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?

We know that some of you will be affected by the economic consequences of the emergency law introduced in Poland and we would like to remind you that you can always request a deferral of payment of a single instalment or enter into a settlement agreement concerning repayment in tranches. The University is currently analyzing the scale of student needs in the area of fees for studies and it will present its offer of assistance in the form of scholarships, loans or instalment plans. The forms of assistance will be communicated not earlier than in May this year.

31. Is the Career Office open?

SWPS University's Career Office is operating online. This means that all planned consultations will take place in the Google Hangouts/Meet service, to which all students have access via their student email. For those of you who for some reason will not be able to connect to this service - do not hesitate to contact the Career Office team by email or phone.

We would like to remind you that offers of internships, internships and jobs are published daily on the website kariera.swps.pl and on the Facebook groups of the Office of Career Services :

32. Are Companies and Organizations still recruiting?

Companies and Organizations assure us that despite the transfer of recruitment processes to virtual meeting rooms (including recruitment interviews), they are still waiting for your applications. In some companies, the official start of work may be postponed.

 

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Grants 17-07-2019

SWPS Researchers Receive Over 4M in Grants from NCN

Several psychologists, social scientists and culture experts from SWPS University have been awarded over PLN 4 million in research grants from the National Science Center (NCN). Professor Radosław Markowski, Associate...

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Awards & Recognition 08-07-2019

Our Law Students in Finals of CDRC VIENNA Competition

Two teams of students from SWPS University’s School of Law qualified for the finals of the Mediation and Negotiation Competition, CDRC Vienna, an event devoted to the promotion of Consensual...

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Events 29-05-2019

Auditory Distraction and its Impact on Cognition

Ambient noise is often considered to be conducive to effective working. Yet, there are some types of background sounds that can hinder rather than enhance performance in tasks that involve...

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Events 24-05-2019

Lecture: Telling Network Stories

Storytelling is an element of all cultures. It shapes the identity of individuals, communities and whole nations. In her lecture "Telling network stories: Migrants’ relationality, identity and belonging in place...

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Events 24-05-2019

Meeting with Writer David N. Schwartz

History and physics enthusiasts will have a rare opportunity to meet Mr. David N. Schwartz, author of The Last Man Who Knew Everything: The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi...

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Events 20-05-2019

Does Working Memory Training Enhance Intelligence?

Solving crossword or Sudoku puzzles, playing an instrument, learning a foreign language, or playing chess are all forms of working memory training. These forms of activity, especially in older adults...

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Events 06-05-2019

The Science of Eyewitness Identification

Nowadays forensic science has numerous tools, such as DNA tests or fingerprints, at its disposal to prove or disprove perpetrator’s guilt, however police line ups and eyewitness identification are still...

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Events 25-04-2019

China: Between Confucianism, Marxism and Democracy

China is the cradle of the East-Asian civilization, a place, where throughout history, different and distinct cultures influenced each other’s development. Out of those differences a country emerged, which is...

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Management Space 16-04-2019

“Let Them Have Fun” – Fantasies of Leadership, Practices of Control

The number of CEOs and corporate business leaders who are referred to as ‘global leaders’ is rather small. They yield huge power, yet they do not have democratic legitimacy to...

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Events 12-04-2019

Minding your morals: How trait mindfulness relates to moral foundations

Mindfulness has been lauded as a practice, which improves the outcomes of many mental disorders and somatic conditions. But can mindfulness influence attitudes and moral judgements towards other people? In...

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Events 05-04-2019

Management of Bullying in Minimum-security Prison

Bullying is a phenomenon that can happen at school, at work and, not surprisingly, in prison, where the propensity for violent behavior is even greater. Dutch scientists conducted a study...

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Events 05-04-2019

Whistleblowing and Workplace Bullying

Whistleblowing is an action of informing external authorities or organizations of wrongdoing at work. Due to their actions, whistleblowers often meet with ostracism and bullying at work. On the other...

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Awards & Recognition 04-04-2019

Our Management and Leadership Program Awarded Ashoka J2CC

Several months ago SWPS University has embarked on a journey, a Journey to Changemaker Certificate (J2CC) granted by Ashoka. Today, we have reached the first stage of this process and...

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News 20-03-2019

English Edition of Kultura Popularna

The newest edition of Kultura Popularna (Popular Culture), a peer-reviewed academic publication of SWPS University, explores myths of domesticity present in American culture. The issue, available in English, contains articles...

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Events 02-03-2019

Social Informatics: Introduction and Research Problems

The Internet of things, Siri – your virtual assistant, Sophia – the social humanoid robot and us, human beings, interacting with these devices. Almost unnoticeably, artificial intelligence has entered our...

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Grants 27-02-2019

NCN Grants Close to PLN 4.5M to Our Researchers

Why do people tend to reach for sugary or salty snacks when they feel stressed? Why do strongly motivated individuals give in to everyday temptations and abandon the pursuit of...

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Awards & Recognition 21-01-2019

Faculties in Katowice and Poznań gain right to grant doctoral degrees

We are happy to announce that the past eight years of diligent work contributed by faculty members from SWPS University in Katowice and Poznań have been recognized by the Central...

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Awards & Recognition 13-12-2018

Elsevier Research Impact Leaders Award for SWPS University

We are very happy to announce that SWPS University was recognized for its contribution to the visibility of Polish science around the world with the Elsevier Research Impact Leaders Award...

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Awards & Recognition 10-12-2018

SWPS University Awarded 2018 Silver Paper Clip for Educational Channel

Sharing knowledge and helping people is an inherent part of our strategy. Therefore, we are very happy to be recognized with a 2018 Silver Paper Clip Award for our work...

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Events 08-12-2018

St. Lucia Day 2018

For Swedes, December is a special month. In schools and homes, girls compete to become St. Lucia for the day and to lead the candlelit procession on a dark winter...

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Events 29-11-2018

Scandinavian Career Day

Have you ever thought about working in Sweden or Norway, but didn't know where to start? Participants of the first Scandinavian Career Day will have an opportunity to learn about Scandinavian culture and...

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Grants 27-11-2018

SWPS University Researchers Receive PLN 6.5M in Research Grants

Researchers from SWPS University have been awarded a total of PLN 6.5M in research grants from the National Research Center and the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange. The awarded...

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Events 16-11-2018

Lecture: Differentiated Embedding

The concept of embeddedness has been used in migration studies to explain the degree of migrants’ adjustment and the “depth of roots” that migrants grow in the receiving countries and...

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Events 25-10-2018

Republic of Korea: In Search of Peace

Since the division of the Korean state after Second World War, there have been tensions between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea. In recent months...

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Events 13-10-2018

Lecture: Doctoral Education in Europe

According to the report of the European University Association Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE), in 2006 only 29 percent of European universities offered some form of structured doctoral education. Twelve...

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Events 11-10-2018

Lecture: Behavior Change Interventions

Anyone who has ever tried to stop smoking or keep up an exercise routine knows that it is not easy to change a habit. Yet, behavior change related to lifestyle...

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News 05-10-2018

The Impact of Migration on Poland

Since the 2004 enlargement of the European Union, migration between Poland and other European countries has significantly increased. Migration affects not only the receiving countries, but also the sending countries...

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Events 05-10-2018

Reportage from the Inauguration of Academic Year 2018/2019

The 23rd Inauguration of the academic year at SWPS University took place on October 4, 2018. We had the honor and the pleasure to share this special day with distinguished...

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Events 04-10-2018

Inauguration of Academic Year 2018/2019

October marks the beginning of the academic year in Poland. All campuses of SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities will celebrate this occasion with official ceremonies.  We will welcome first...

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News 07-08-2018

Scholarship for International Students Winners Announced

This year for the very first time, SWPS University awarded scholarships for international students applying for undergraduate programs. We are happy to announce that five talented candidates from Belarus, Russia...

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News 09-07-2018

International Students Graduation Ceremony 2018

“Oh, the places you’ll go!” was the overwhelming sentiment of the international students graduation ceremony that took place at SWPS University, on July 6, 2018. It was a special day...

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News 25-06-2018

Ukrainian students happy with their studies in Poland

The majority of Ukrainian students who have decided to study in Poland are happy with their choice, reports the Institute of Public Affairs (ISP), a leading Polish think tank and...

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Events 22-06-2018

Why is the language-thought debate still unresolved?

"The limits of my language are the limits of my world", said Ludwig Wittgensteinsaid,  philosopher interested in the philosophy of mind and language. In the language-thought debate, the proponents of...

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Events 19-06-2018

1968 - The Year that Changed the World

The Prague Spring in Czechoslovakia, the Vietnam War protests and the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, the large scale student strikes in France, the student movement in Germany, the...

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Events 15-06-2018

Chinese Day at SWPS University

Demonstration of Chinese calligraphy, traditional Chinese paper ornaments, Go and Majiang gaming tables are just some attractions awaiting participants during the Chinese Day, which will take place on June 15th, at SWPS...

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Events 11-06-2018

Suicide in prisons: research, policy and practice

According to a study conducted in twenty four high income countries between 2011 and 2014 and published in the December 2017 issue of Lancet, the number of suicides in prisons...

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Events 08-06-2018

The Concept ‘Industry 4.0’ Seen from a Cultural and Media Studies Perspective

The idea of the forth industrial revolution is based not on the steam engine (first industrial revolution in the late 18th century), continuous production lines with conveyor belts (second industrial...

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Grants 24-05-2018

SWPS University Receives PLN 4.3M in Research Grants from NCN

Researchers from SWPS University have been awarded a total of PLN 4.3M in grants from the National Science Centre (NCN) for research projects that will focus on topics such as...

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News 24-05-2018

SWPS University International Festival - Photo Reportage

Algeria and Vietnam occupy the opposite ends in the Roman alphabet. Canada and India are located on two different hemispheres and two different continents, yet they all came together during...

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Events 22-05-2018

The language of uncertainty – after 30 years

The only certain things in life are death and taxes. To cope with ambiguity, people use a large number of words and phrases to convey degrees and types of probabilistic...

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Events 22-05-2018

Using intervals to communicate uncertainty

If you have ever read your horoscope in a daily newspaper, you might have noticed that the predictions are broad enough and vague enough in order to ring true for...

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Events 18-05-2018

SWPS University International Festival

Diversity is a spice of life. To celebrate the richness that multicultural society brings, SWPS University will be hosting the International Festival at its Warsaw Campus, on May 18, 2018. The...

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Events 17-05-2018

Reflexivity: mediating between Structure and Culture to influence Agency

In social sciences reflexivity refers to the capacity of an individual (an agent) to recognize forces of socialization and change their place in the social structure. It is similar to...

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Events 10-05-2018

Psychology of the Courtroom: Guilty or Not Guilty?

Reports of rape and sexual offences are on the rise. Despite this, criminal convictions at court are lower in rape cases than for almost all other types of crime. During...

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Events 09-05-2018

The psychological basis of ownership: Evidence from studies of young children

Although children have no legal training, they regularly make judgments about many aspects of ownership, and also consider ownership in their social reasoning. It shows that our legal notions of...

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Events 26-04-2018

How we misunderstand economics and why it matters

It is an age-old truth that "money makes the world go round", yet people ignore the economic forces which shape their lives and as a result they misunderstand economics. In...

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Events 23-04-2018

The Primate Toolbox and the Modern World

It is an age-old truth that "money makes the world go round", yet people ignore the economic forces which shape their lives and as a result they misunderstand economics. In...

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News 20-04-2018

First Expert Panel on the Economics of Memorial Sites

Memorial sites play an important role as elements of historical education and a warning against horrific crimes committed by totalitarian regimes. However, for the warning to be loud and clear...

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Events 13-04-2018

Cities and Capitalism: Questioning New Technology

The Internet shapes identity, space and politics. New media make older ways of thinking about the private and the public obsolete. In his lecture on “Cities and Capitalism: Questioning New...

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Events 13-04-2018

World Health Day at SWPS University

On April 13th, SWPS University will be hosting the World Health Day. First aid demonstrations, massage sessions and consultations with physiotherapist will be held in the entrance hall. Students will...

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Events 10-04-2018

What Can Be Done If Fear and Anxiety Get Out of Control?

Everyone experiences fear and anxiety. However, when these feelings dominate one's life, they can lead to mental disorders. As a result, the affected individuals may withdraw from their usual activities...

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Events 16-03-2018

Brexit and Mobility

The unexpected result of the Brexit referendum has left hundreds of migrants, who have been contributing to the British economy, in limbo. For these young people from Ireland, Italy, Poland...

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Events 22-02-2018

Psychological and Neural Mechanisms of Rapid Emotional Responses

Emotions - where do they come from? For centuries, poets favored the heart or the soul as the seat of emotion. This is reflected in language, for example “my heart...

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Grants 19-02-2018

SWPS University Receives PLN 4.5M in Research Grants from NCN

Researchers from SWPS University have been awarded a total of PLN 4.5M in grants from the National Science Centre (NCN) for research projects that will focus on topics such as...

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Events 16-02-2018

The Impact of Migration on Poland

Migration affects people living in ‘sending countries’ in numerous, often barely noticed ways. It blends with other globalisation and Europeanisation influences to shape the lives of individuals in Warsaw and...

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Events 07-02-2018

Effects of Social Influences in Childhood and Adolescence

Living in society, we are all influenced by other people, from time to time. Children and adolescence are especially prone to social influence. Dr. Theda Radtke from University of Zurich...

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Awards & Recognition 01-02-2018

Aigerim Balkhashbayeva Wins Interstudent 2018 Award

Aigerim Balkhashbayeva from Kazakhstan, who studies Psychology in English at SWPS University, has won the INTERSTUDENT 2018 award, in the Undergraduate Studies category. The award recognizes international students, who build...

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Events 12-01-2018

Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship

Nowadays, many entrepreneurs are not only focused on building businesses and making a profit, but they are also keen on making a difference in the world. This new type of...

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Events 09-01-2018

Bestiary 2.0 - Exhibition of Mariola Wawrzusiak’s Sculputures

Monkeys, bats, owls, ants and a moose - giant sculptures made of scrap iron will arrive at SWPS University campus in Warsaw at the beginning of next year. Bestiarium 2.0...

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Events 13-12-2017

St. Lucia Day at SWPS University

December is a time when the Swedish love of consensus is put to the test. Teenagers in schools, towns and cities vie for the coveted role of St. Lucia, who...

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Awards & Recognition 04-12-2017

Golden Paper Clip Award for SWPS University’s YouTube Channel

Over 34,000 subscribers, close to 4 million views, hundreds of likes, positive comments, and shares of educational and scientific content provided by SWPS University - these numbers speak for themselves...

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News 01-12-2017

SWPS University Popular Among University Candidates

According to the university admissions report, published by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, SWPS University enjoys the highest enrollment among non-public higher education institutions that offer full-time studies...

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Events 30-11-2017

Human Skills Festival

It would seem that in the world dominated by technology, where Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly intelligent, people with a background in humanities and social sciences might be at...

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Events 29-11-2017

Wrocław Model United Nations 2017

For the third consequtive year, SWPS University in Wrocław will be hosting the Model United Nations conference. WrocMUN2017 will gather students from around the world to discuss global, economic, social...

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Events 24-11-2017

Digital Footprints - Guest Lecture

In the era of the world wide web and ubiquitous digitalization, psychology of personality and psychology of individual differences have entered new research areas and have found new practical applications...

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Events 23-11-2017

The End of Privacy - Open Lecture

“Every move you make…every step you take…, I’ll be watching you” sang The Police in 1983. Fast forward to 2017 and these lyrics are more relevant than ever. Every "like...

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Grants 20-11-2017

SWPS University Receives PLN 1.3M in Research Grants from NCN

Researchers from SWPS University have been awarded a total of PLN 1.3M in grants from the National Science Centre (NCN) for research projects that will focus on topics such as...

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Awards & Recognition 14-11-2017

Graduates of SOF Win Prestigious Prize in Dubai

MIKO+ jewelry, designed by Ewa Dulcet and Martyna Świerczyńska, graduates of School of Form in Poznań, has been awarded the Progress Prize at the Global Grad Show in Dubai. The...

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Events 02-11-2017

Open Mic - Take the Stage to Tell Your Story

Harvey Milk, Chavela Vargas, Ellen DeGeneres, Jodie Foster, Ellen Page…these are only a few of the famous activists, artists and movie stars who had the courage to take the stage...

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News 02-11-2017

School of Form at the Vienna Design Week

The graduates of School of Form in Poznań will present their projects at the 11th edition of the Vienna Design Week. “It feels! Design for the senses” is the theme...

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Events 23-10-2017

Erasmus Day at SWPS University

If travel broadens the mind, imagine what travel combined with studying abroad could do for you. To tell you all about it, the Office of International Programs and Exchange and...

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Events 18-10-2017

Beehive, Small Data, Behavioral and Interventional Studies

Small data is big business. Nowadays companies and researchers want to know everything there is to know about human behavior, trends in sport statistics and weather forecasts, because this deceptively...

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Events 06-10-2017

Reportage from the Inauguration of Academic Year 2017/2018

This year, we celebrated the Inauguration of the academic year for the 22nd time. We had the honor and the pleasure to share this special day with distinguished guests, representing...

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Events 06-10-2017

Inauguration of Academic Year 2017/2018

October marks the beginning of the academic year in Poland. All campuses of SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities will celebrate this occassion with official ceremonies. This year, SWPS University...

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News 25-09-2017

English Edition of Kultura Popularna

The newest issue of Kultura Popularna (Popular Culture), a peer-reviewed academic publication of SWPS University, focuses on the themes of Jewish history, culture and the Holocaust. The issue, available in...

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Grants 27-07-2017

Among Top Recipients of Grants from the National Science Centre

The National Science Centre (NCN) has published a report related to grants awarded to research institutions in Poland for the period 2011-2016. SWPS University ranked 5th among the top recipients...

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Events 21-07-2017

Individual Differences in Mixed Emotional and Cognitive Experiences

Emotions are a complicated matter. Usually, we can identify feelings of joy, fear or anger, but sometimes we can experience two or more emotions, such as happiness and sadness, at...

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News 10-07-2017

Students of Programs in English Celebrate Graduation

The academic year has come to an end and students of SWPS University in Warsaw, who completed their studies in a variety of programs in English, celebrated their graduation on...

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Events 26-06-2017

Artifacts and Allegiances

Museums have always played a leading role in creating national citizens. In today’s global world do they also create global citizens who engage actively with diversity next door and across...

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Events 22-06-2017

Transnational Social Protection

Social welfare has long been considered something which states provide to their citizens. Yet today 220 million people live in a country in which they do not hold citizenship. How...

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News 20-06-2017

Colorful Project of Top Secret And School of Form

Last May, the Visual Merchandising (VM) team of the Polish fashion brand Top Secret collaborated with the School of Form (SOF) on a series of styling and advertising workshops, organized...

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Events 09-06-2017

LOKALNIE! (LOCALLY!) - SWPS University Festival

LOKALNIE! [LOCALLY!] is the theme of this year’s SWPS University Festival, an annual event celebrating our school and community. This year, we will venture beyond the Warsaw campus and explore...

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Awards & Recognition 05-06-2017

Our Students Win 2nd Place in Enactus Competition

Two community projects, developed and implemented by students of SWPS University, have been awarded 2nd place in the national edition of the Enactus Competion 2017, organized by an international non-profit...

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Awards & Recognition 01-06-2017

Prof. Wiesław Godzic on FIPRESCI Jury at Moscow Film Festival 2017

Professor Wiesław Godzic, media expert at SWPS University’s Institute of Cultural Studies, will join the Jury of the International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI, at the Moscow International Film Festival...

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News 31-05-2017

International Days - Photo Reportage

Algeria and Vietnam occupy the opposite ends in the Roman alphabet. Mexico and Japan are located on two different hemispheres and two different continents, yet they all came together during...

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Events 29-05-2017

Homo Sustainabiliticus

The current concept of law seems to be grounded in two models of human: homo politicus and homo economicus. The fast paced technological and scientific growth and the need for environmental protection make...

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Events 12-05-2017

International Days at SWPS University

Diversity is a spice of life. To celebrate the richness that multicultural society brings, SWPS University will be hosting the first edition of International Days at its Warsaw Campus, on May...

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News 28-04-2017

SWPS University Senate Appoints Two Honorary Members

During the April 28th meeting, the Senate of SWPS University appointed two renowned Polish psychologists, Professor Andrzej Eliasz and Professor Jan Strelau as its Honorary Members. Thanks to the outstanding...

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News 24-04-2017

Warsaw - Best City for Erasmus Exchange

The Italian daily, La Repubblica, reports that a survey conducted among international students indicates that Warsaw is one of the best European cities to study and live in, during Erasmus exchange. The...

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News 11-04-2017

SWPS University Grants 45 Post-Graduate Degrees

Earlier this month during a special ceremony, SWPS University granted new post-graduate degrees to 36 doctoral and 9 post-doctoral students. The doctoral (Ph.D.) and post-doctoral (doktor habilitowany) degrees were conferred...

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Events 08-03-2017

Women in the US Military Forces - Guest Lecture

The history of women in the US military goes back to the Revolutionary War, although at the time their participation in the war effort was often clandestine and unacknowledged. For...

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News 06-03-2017

First Polish Analog Mission to Mars

SWPS University has partnered with EXORiON Foundation in EXO17 Mars analog research project that will be conducted under the auspices of the NASA Human Research Program, at the Mars Desert...

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Awards & Recognition 27-02-2017

School of Form Awarded at 2017 London Fashion Week

The first ever fashion exhibit designed by students and graduates of the School of Form (SOF) for the International Fashion Showcase (IFS) at the 2017 London Fashion week has been recognized...

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News 13-02-2017

SWPS University Joins VITAE

SWPS University, as the first Polish institution, has joined an international organization VITAE, the global leader in supporting the professional development of researchers. Together, SWPS University and VITAE are working...

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News 02-02-2017

New Erasmus Mundus Global-MINDS Program

SWPS University, has joined an Erasmus Mundus Consortium that will deliver a 2-year Joint Master Degree Program in Psychology of Global Mobility, Inclusion and Diversity in Society. The Consortium, which...

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Events 27-01-2017

Year of the Rooster - Celebration of Chinese New Year

The New Year celebration is the most important holiday in the Chinese calendar. According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2017 is the year of the Rooster. Rooster is the sign of...

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Events 26-01-2017

Japan - Insider’s View

Japan is one of the world’s economic powers. It is also the closest ally of the West in Asia. Three experts, living and working in Japan, will talk about internal...

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Events 20-01-2017

Impact of Behavior Change Interventions in Real World Settings - Open Lecture

Health psychology is concerned with understanding how psychological, behavioral, and cultural factors contribute to physical health and illness. Health psychologists aim to increase both the quality of life and the...

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Events 17-01-2017

(WY)TWÓRCA I TWO(R)ŻYWO – Meeting with David Malcolm

(WY)TWÓRCA i TWO(R)ŻYWO (Creator and Matter) is a new series of meetings with acclaimed authors, critics, and screen writers, organized by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at SWPS...

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Events 11-01-2017

Community Development Model - Guest Lecture

Building sustainable and well-functioning communities is one of the primary keys to the development of the modern society. There are various approaches to achieve this goal. Professor Barbara Klimek, from Arizona...

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Events 10-01-2017

Treatment of Post-traumatic Conditions - Seminar Giovanni Tagliavini

Trauma oriented psychotherapy has proven to be effective in post-traumatic conditions. It involves an extended preparation phase preceding working with trauma. During the seminar Treatment of Dissociative Disorders and Complex...

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News 02-01-2017

Migrants as Agents of Change

For the past few years, the topic of migration has been appearing in media daily. Recent Brexit has added a new dimension to the discussion and has posed new challenges...

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News 20-12-2016

Pre-Suasion and Influence: Conversation with Dr. R. Cialdini

Dr. Robert Cialdini, the world leading expert on influencing and persuasion techniques, visited Wrocław recently to attend the launch of his new book Pre-suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and...

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Events 10-12-2016

Refugees and the role of social media

For the past two years, the public debate has been dominated by images of refugees making their way to Europe and by the concerned reactions of European citizens to the...

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Events 22-11-2016

Wrocław Model United Nations 2016

This November, Wrocław will host an international Model United Nations conference, for the 20th time. Students from around the world will visit the capital of Lower Silesia to discuss global...

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Events 15-11-2016

The Role of Science in Policy Making – Lecture by Dr. E. William Colglazier

Dr. E. William Colglazier, Representative of UN Secretary General for the promotion of science, technology and innovation, will deliver a lecture on On the role of the natural sciences, social sciences...

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Events 14-11-2016

Global Entrepreneurship Week - Free Workshop

The Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) was first celebrated in 2007. It started with an idea to create a global network of mentors and resources that would inspire people everywhere to...

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Events 08-11-2016

Identifying and understanding dissociative disorders - Seminar Anabel Gonzalez

Dissociative disorders are severe posttraumatic conditions that are frequently misdiagnosed due to their frequent comorbidity with many other disorders. This introductory seminar describes the modern concept of dissociation, scientific evidence...

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News 08-11-2016

Pre-Suasion by R. Cialdini Published under the Auspices of SWPS University

The Polish edition of Robert Cialdini’s new book, Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade, has been published under the auspices of SWPS University. Intuitively we know that “pre-suasion”, the process of...

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Awards & Recognition 07-11-2016

Polish Nobel Prize for Professor Bogdan Wojciszke

For the 25th time, the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) has granted the annual FNP Prizes, considered to be Poland’s most important scientific awards. This year’s winners include three leading...

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Events 27-10-2016

Indonesia – A New Asian Giant?

For years, Indonesia has been underestimated as a potential partner, from the European perspective. However, this view has been changing recently. Thanks to the significant economic growth, Indonesia has become...

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Events 25-10-2016

Chinese Day at SWPS University

A delegation of artists from Beijing Literary Federation will present traditional Chinese arts at SWPS University on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. The event will include performances by singers, dancers and...

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News 18-10-2016

SWPS University and Norbsoft Sign a Cooperation Agreement

SWPS University has signed a cooperation agreement with Norbsoft Sp. z o.o., a leading mobile application developer in Poland, to develop and implement a system for the Design, Evaluation and...

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Awards & Recognition 13-10-2016

Teofrast Superstar Award for Professor Andrzej Eliasz

Professor Andrzej Eliasz, the co-founder and first Rector of SWPS University, has received the Teofrast Superstar award, established by Charaktery, a Polish popular science magazine devoted to psychology. “Twenty years ago...

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Events 04-10-2016

Inauguration of Academic Year 2016/2017

October marks the beginning of the academic year in Poland. All campuses of SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities will celebrate this occassion with official ceremonies. This year, the inauguration...

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Awards & Recognition 30-09-2016

Piotr Voelkel - Visionary of Polish Business

Piotr Voelkel, the owner of Vox Capital Group, Founder of SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, art connoisseur and promoter of Polish design has been awarded Wizjonerzy 2016 [Visionaries...

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News 01-09-2016

New Rector

After 20 years of leading SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities as Rector, Professor Andrzej Eliasz has decided to cede the position to Associate Professor Roman Cieślak. The change...

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Awards & Recognition 27-06-2016

SWPS YOUTUBE LEARNING CHANNEL REACHES 1M VIEWS

SWPS University Channel on YouTube has become the most popular and the highest ranked university channel on the video sharing platform, in Poland. It is an indication that SWPS University...

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Awards & Recognition 22-06-2016

Agnieszka Kruszewska joins editorial board of Journal of the Research Society of Pakistan

Agnieszka Kruszewska, Ph.D., an international relations expert, specializing in the issues of South-Asia, has joined the editorial board of the Journal of the Research Society of Pakistan. JOURNAL OF THE RESEARCH...

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Awards & Recognition 13-06-2016

Chinese Book Center Opens at SWPS University

On June 14, 2016, the first in the world Chinese Book Center was opened at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw. The ceremony coincided with the official...

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Awards & Recognition 01-06-2016

HR Excellence in Research - Our Commitment to Researchers

As a research institution that meets the requirements of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, developed by the European Commission, SWPS...

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Awards & Recognition 16-04-2016

DOCTOR HONOROIS CAUSA FOR PROFESSOR JAN STRELAU

Professor Jan Strelau, the creator of the Regulative Theory of Temperament (RTT) and the leading psychologists in the area of Psychology of Individual Differences was awarded the title Doctor honoris...

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Awards & Recognition 25-01-2016

SWPS University Academics Awarded Elsevier Certificates

Two SWPS University academics from Wrocław, Agata Gąsiorowska and Katarzyna Byrka, have been awarded Elsevier Reviewer Certificates. Elsevier, a world-leading provider of information solutions for researchers in the field of...

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