About the School
For many years, the city of Zamość has been trying to preserve its long-established academic tradition, which has its roots in the activity of The Zamość Academy in the years 1594-1784. The determination of the people involved in achieving this aim has led to the establishment of The State School of Higher Education (PWSZ) in Zamość.
UPZ in Zamość, which is the only state school of this kind in the region, was established by the Polish government on 7 June 2005, and since 1 October 2009, following the government’s resolution of 29th September 2009, it has carried the name of the Polish Renaissance poet Szymon Szymonowic.
At present, there are five teaching and research departments:
- Department of Social Sciences
- Department of the Humanities
- Department of Tourism and Leisure
- Department of Economics
- Department of Technology and Life Sciences
The school’s mission is to offer its students high-level education, both in terms of their knowledge and professional skills, with their future careers in mind.
The school’s authorities do their best to ensure high teaching standards by employing academics recognised in Poland and abroad, as well as co-operating with large research centres and companies.
UPZ is also a Polish ETS examination centre.
The State School of Higher Education in Zamość offers 3-year (6-term) courses for a BA degree and 3.5 (7-term) courses for a BE degree. There are also many postgraduate courses.
The curricula in all the courses have been drawn up in accordance with the ECTS grading scale, which has been developed to provide a common measure and facilitate the transfer of students and their grades between European higher education institutions, by allowing national and local grading systems to be interchangeable.
The graduates can use English on the C1 level. They have basic knowledge of literature, culture and history of the English-speaking countries, as well as linguistics and the methodology of teaching English.
The students can choose to specialise in teaching, or English in business and tourism.
The graduates have interdisciplinary knowledge in social science, enabling them to understand various political processes happening on the global and local scale. In the course of their studies they familiarize themselves with the organization of modern societies, the history of Europe, the conditions of its integration, the origins and basics of the functioning of the European Union, and the principles of the functioning of international organizations. They also learn to interpret the role of Poland in international relationships. The curriculum includes the functioning of the state, parties and political systems, international relationships, political marketing, various forms of political activity, the mechanisms of political rivalry, and the creation of the image of parties and politicians.
The students can choose to specialise in modern journalism, public administration, public relations, political marketing, European integration and regional policy, local government and local politics, security policy and crisis response, or social security.
The graduates have broad knowledge of mathematics and information technology, which they are able to apply in their professional careers in schools, financial institutions, trading companies, and social organizations operating both on the domestic and international scale, as well as companies co-operating with the European Union and its neighbouring countries.
The students can choose to specialise in mathematics and IT or financial and insurance mathematics.
The graduates have knowledge and practical skills in the field of social sciences, including economics and law, which are essential for their understanding of the complex, interdisciplinary nature of national security. They are prepared to carry out various tasks related to national security, such as the maintenance of public order and crisis response. They also develop ethical and social awareness, prompting them to get engaged in activities promoting public welfare and accept social responsibility.
The students can choose to specialise in uniformed services and state security or public security and crisis response.
Finances and accounting
The graduates have knowledge of finances and accounting, which they are able to apply in their professional careers. They also develop social competence, enabling them to act in an ethical way.
The students can choose to specialise in accounting and taxes or finances and banking.
The graduates have knowledge of psychology and pedagogy, which is essential for their understanding of personality development, socialization and the educational process. In the course of their studies, the students familiarize themselves with the methodology of teaching, counselling and child rearing, which they apply in practice. Depending on the specialization chosen, the graduates can work as pre-school and primary school teachers, family support assistants, school counsellors, tutors, consultants in foster care centres, and others.
The students can choose to specialise in childcare and school counseling and foster care or pre-school and early childhood education.
Tourism and leisure
The graduates have interdisciplinary knowledge in the field of social sciences, including geography, law and economics, which is essential for the development of the skills related to the ways of organizing people’s free time. Depending on the specialization chosen, the graduates can work in physical culture clubs and organizations, leisure and fitness centres, spas, holiday and health resorts, hotels and guesthouses, tourist farms, landscape parks, state and local government administrative units, social organizations, foundations, and others.
The students can choose to specialise in tour guiding, hotel industry, active tourism, preventive geriatrics, or fitness: new ways of exercising to music.
Our full-time, three-year (6 terms) course in nursing is structured to integrate both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. The curriculum incorporates:
- life sciences (anatomy, physiology, pathology, genetics, biochemistry and biophysics, microbiology and parasitology, pharmacology, radiology)
- social sciences (psychology, sociology, pedagogy, law, public health, philosophy, ethics in nursing)
- basics of nursing care (nursing basics, health promotion, basic healthcare, nutrition, physical examination, nursing research)
- specialist healthcare (internal medicine and internal medicine nursing, paediatrics and paediatric nursing, surgery and surgery nursing, obstetrics, gynaecology and nursing in obstetrics and gynaecology, psychiatry and psychiatric nursing, anaesthesiology and nursing in life-threatening situations, rehabilitation and nursing patients with disabilities, neurology and neurological nursing, geriatrics and geriatric nursing, palliative care and basics of emergency medical service)
Students develop their practical nursing skills in simulation labs at our premises and in clinical environment in a wide range of healthcare institutions. The diploma exam is designed to give recognition of both theoretical knowledge and practical competence in nursing. Career opportunities for the graduates of our nursing program include employment in both public and private healthcare institutions.
The graduates have comprehensive knowledge of the technology, structure and operation of machines, accompanied by the practical skills necessary for the usage of modern computer-aided techniques of design and production. This enables them to work as specialists in modern industry, both in big factories and small workshops.
The students can choose to specialise in motor vehicles, renewable sources of energy, machines for the wood industry, the structure of planes and helicopters, operating planes and helicopters, or CNC machine tools.
The graduates have general knowledge and skills necessary for logistics operations management and solving logistical problems using engineering techniques and methods. In the course of their studies, the students familiarize themselves with the ways of controlling transfer of information, managing financial, human and material resources, and develop their understanding of logistical customer service. They also learn about trade and business economics, the process of planning, organizing and controlling the flow of resources, including the flow of goods from the producer to the consumer, and effective enterprise resource management. The graduates’ knowledge of economics and company management will be complemented by their managerial skills, enabling them to quickly make decisions and predict their consequences. As a result, being familiar with modern logistical strategies, the graduates will contribute to building their company’s competitive advantage.
The students can choose to specialise in production logistics and quality engineering or land transport.
dr hab. Andrzej Samborski
prof. dr. hab. dr h.c. Waldemar Martyn
mgr Jerzy Korniluk
ul. Pereca 2, 22-400 Zamość
phone: 84/ 638 34 44, 84/ 638 35 55
fax 84/ 638 35 00
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF THE HUMANITIES
DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM AND LEISURE
ul. Hrubieszowska 24, 22-400 Zamość
phone: 84/ 638 34 00
DEPARTMENT OF TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
ul. Zamoyskiego 64, 22-400 Zamość
phone: 84/ 638 09 40
STUDENTS’ HALL OF RESIDENCE
ul. Zamoyskiego 64, 22-400 Zamość
phone: 84/ 638 35 50
RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER CENTRE
ul. Szczebrzeska 31, 22-400 Zamość
phone: 790 337 001, 570 084 340