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Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Political Science Faculty

Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (UMCS) in Lublin is the biggest publicly-funded university east of the Vistula river. As an institution with deep roots in the region, it has been fulfilling its culture- and opinion-forming role and significantly contributing to the creation of knowledge-based economy for nearly 70 years. Up to this date, our Alma Mater has produced over 210,000 graduates. Currently, we are educating over 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate and doctoral students.

A comprehensive educational offer and rich experience are two of our advantages. Every year, we evolve by offering new programmes and introducing unique specializations. We provide education within 12 faculties in over 60 programmes and 200 specializations. In terms of active students’ research associations in relation to the total number of students, UMCS ranks among the top institutions in the country, and unquestionably dominates in the region. Currently, there is over 80 such associations which embrace young people who put their enthusiasm and determination into organizing interesting initiatives.

UMCS Political Science Faculty was established in 1993 following the transformation of the UMCS Institute of Political Science into a separate faculty. Study programmes are now offered in  seven fields: political science, international relations, national security, journalism and social communication, media production, information society, East-European studies.  The Faculty consists of 11 departments, the Reportage Laboratory (in the Department of Social Communication), and the Laboratory for Studies on the Literary Institute in Paris (in the Department of Journalism).  More than 1600 students  and over 100 members of research and teaching faculty constitute Faculty’s  vibrant academic community.


ECREA Radio Research Section

ECREA Radio Research Section provides opportunities for the international exchange of information and collaboration across disciplines within the field of communication focusing on radio.

The section assists members in developing their work through conferences, publications and by promoting dialogue among members. This level of interaction assists members in finding partners and in developing international research projects. It helps to create a radio community and to initiate academic dialogue .

Radio Research Section:

  • promotes and fosters the development of all aspects of research on the medium of radio,
  • builds communication and collaboration between radio researchers,
  • communicates the existing work of radio researchers to the broader academic world and to the public at ECREA events, at other conferences, through publications and the internet,
  • develops contacts and collaboration with organisations working in the field of radio and radio education.




City of Lublin / Urząd Miasta Lublin

Lublin, administrative centre of the voivodship and the capital of the Lublin Region, and home to 365 thousand inhabitants, is the biggest town in Eastern Poland. The location of the town atop loessial rolling hills of the Lublin Upland in the valley of the Bystrzyca and its tributaries is one of its assets. During the 5th and 7th centuries the inhabitants of Lublin grew in numbers, and by 1317 Lublin was granted municipal status. In 1474 Lublin became the capital of the voivodship, a role it has continuously played to this day. During the years of the first Republic, Lublin, which was centrally located, was inhabited by different nationalities and religious denominations that constituted a rich and varied community.

Lublin is an academic centre recognized in Poland and abroad, with a rich educational offer. The city’s main assets are five universities: Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin University of Technology, Medical University, University of Life Sciences; and a number of other higher education institutions.

On an international scale, Lublin is the winner of the Golden Star of Partnership, the European Diploma, the Flag of Honour and the Plaque of Honour of the European Council for international cooperation.

The city is the hub of bustling cultural life, with different events held annually, and attracting a wide audience. The Night of Culture, “Codes” Festival of Traditional and Avantgarde Music, “Theatre Confrontations”, the International Dance Theatre Festival, the ‘Magicians’ Carnival, the Jagiellonian Fair, or the “East of Culture” – Different Sounds Art’n’Music Festival to name but a few are Lublin’s flagship festive events whose prestige has been constantly growing. Economically, Lublin offers a rapidly developing services sector, with favourable conditions for making profitable business. Buoyant international cooperation brings many benefits to the city’s multidimensional development, as Lublin signed agreements with numerous cities with its eastern and the western neighbours.


Radio Lublin


Polish Radio Lublin S.A. is one of sixteen public, regional radio stations in Poland. Programmes  broadcast by Radio Lublin comprised of regional news,  information and feature series, radio dramas and features, radio contests. The variety of subjects discussed and forms used for presentation guarantee reaching a broad spectrum of audience. Radio Lublin  listeners are inhabitants of Lubelskie Province and of the neighbouring provinces – Świętokrzyskie, Podkarpackie, Podlaskie. The average daily reach fluctuates between 120 000 – 100 000 listeners. 58% of the listeners are men. The largest group of listeners are persons aged 50 to 59 (28%), 40 to 49 (20%), 30 to 39 (18%), but the share of children and youth is also considerable – 9%. The largest group of listeners are inhabitants of rural areas and small towns (below 50 000 population) – 79%; with secondary education – 39% (vocational – 28%, higher education – 21%). In terms of occupation, the dominating groups are: retired people/pensioners – 24%, skilled workers -19%, white-collar workers – 14%, farmers 11%, managers, freelancers – 10%.




Lublin Science and Technology Park

Lublin Science and Technology Park was founded to facilitate the flow of knowledge and technology between units and businessmen.

It works in the scope of advisory in creation and development of companies, transferring of technologies and transforming the results of research and developing into technological innovation.

Lublin Park Science-Technology S.A. shares its properties and technical infrastructure providing favorable business conditions.

Lublin Park Science-Technology S.A. was founded in 2005 on the initiative of Lublin Provincial Government and the University of Life Science in Lublin.


Polish Communication Association / Polskie Towarzystwo Komunikacji Społecznej

The Polish Communication Association (PCA) was founded in 2007. The idea of creating the Association appeared as a result of the discussion at the conference summarizing 50 years of research on communication and media in Poland (Wroclaw, March 2006), where representatives of several Polish universities discussed its Statue.

The Statue determines main activities and goals of the Polish Communication Association. According to that document PCA ought to lead to the integration of the diversified research environment and communications practices by organizing the realm of studies on communication and media in Poland, raising their rank and level, as well as the cooperation with similar associations abroad. One of the priority goals is to undertake efforts to separate research on media and communication as an independent scientific discipline in Poland.

Polish Communication Association cooperates with many international media and communication associations. PCA belongs to the International Confederation of Communication Associations. Polish Communication Association is also the 15th member of the International Communication Association (ICA).


  The Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre Centre / Ośrodek Brama Grodzka – Teatr NN

The “Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre” Centre is a local government cultural institution based in Lublin. It works towards the preservation of cultural heritage and education. Its function is tied to the symbolic and historical meaning of the Centre’s location in the Grodzka Gate, which used to divide Lublin into its respective Christian and Jewish quarters, as well as to Lublin as a meeting place of cultures, traditions and religions.

Currently the Centre’s activities are spread between three locations: the Grodzka Gate, the Underground Trail (Tribunal) and the House of Words (Żmigród Street). All of these places are connected through their mission of telling the history of Lublin.

  PGE Dystrybicja S.A. (PGNiG) 

PGE Dystrybucja S.A. is a part of  the group PGE – Polish Energy Group S.A. The PGE Capital Group is Poland’s largest energy sector company with respect to sales revenues and net profit. Thanks to the combination of its own fuel resources, power generation and distribution networks, PGE guarantees a safe and reliable power supply to over 5 million households, businesses and institutions. PGE Dystrybucja is responsible for providing the electric power to customers all over the country.


Emitel is the leading terrestrial radio and TV broadcast infrastructure operator in Poland. Services provided by us are divided into four groups: radio, TV, communications, infrastructure leasing.

Our services are characterized by the highest quality, innovative solutions, and the newest technologies.

We are the country leader in digital radio and TV and development of services based on the state-of-the-art wireless systems.

Our offer include also infrastructure leasing, designing and installation of radio diffusion and radio communications systems with related technical consulting, as well as leasing infrastructure to broadcasters and operators.

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