Poland’s membership in the European Union presents both challenges and opportunities for our scientific researchers. The value of studies undertaken by the scientists of the University of Silesia is reflected in the number of international projects that represent the principle direction of the activity of the institution — a regular contributor to the current academic and cultural dialogue and also a vibrant participant in the socioeconomic sphere, both domestically as well as internationally.
The University of Silesia fosters humanist research projects oriented towards current social issues and demographic trend analyses, as well as tracking developments in biological and exact sciences. From local to regional, and from pan-European to global, the University of Silesia’s undertakings span the modern scientific continuum, observing, evaluating and proposing solutions. Multiple projects aim at achieving substantial technological advances to be practically applied in such areas as economic policy. These projects are often supported and implemented by domestic and international consortia, engaging numerous partners, comprised of institutions of higher learning and research centers but also including communities and enterprises interested in technological solutions, and open to laying a scientific foundation for future work toward sustaining and strengthening the economy.
The Framework Programmes — among the EU’s most powerful instruments to engender trans-national scientific cooperation, research and innovation — have increased the University of Silesia’s potential as a Research and Technological Development unit, by growing the number of research services, and opportunities for knowledge and innovation transfer into the economy.
Thanks to support from Structural Funds, the University of Silesia has acquired significant resources for the construction of new scientific laboratories and the modernization of existing ones. These investments help the university maintain a modern infrastructure that meets the highest European academic standards.
The activities of the University of Silesia are in keeping with our philosophy that an institution of higher education needs to keep abreast of developments in all areas of study and life and meet the challenges of an ever-evolving reality.