Institute of International Relations

The Institute of International Relations, established in 1976, is the country’s first academic institution, combining high quality research with teaching. It represents an interdisciplinary study integrating diverse approaches derived from political theory, sociology, law, history and economics.

Institute is a part of prestigious Faculty of Political Science and International Studies (formerly the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science) at University of Warsaw.

University of Warsaw

  • Founded in 1816University of Warsaw
  • In the top 4% of World-Class Universities
  • Ranked by QS Topuniversities, The Times THEWUR, top 500 in Shanghai Group
  • Ranked no. 1 in Poland (press ranking)
  • Public comprehensive university
  • The largest Polish university

– 54,000 students
– 3,500 teaching and research staff
– one of the most modern library buildings in Central Europe (see

  • Worldwide international cooperation:

– 240 bilateral agreements with partner universities from 54 countries
– 1000 agreements within European Union LLP Erasmus Programme
– Active member within over 20 EU Erasmus Mundus Projects

Faculty of Political Science and International Studies

The Faculty of Political Science and International StudiesWnpism Budynek (formerly the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science) is one of the largest teaching and research units of its kind, not only in Poland, but also throughout Central and Eastern Europe. We operate as a part of the best and the largest Polish university – the University of Warsaw. Close to three and a half thousand students gain knowledge within our walls on both a full-time and part-time basis.

Four institutes constitute the Faculty: the Institute of Political Science, Institute of International Relations, Institute of Social Policy, and the Institute of European Studies.

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Institute of International Relations

  • Established in 1976
  • Among Poland’s top research institutions in the area of international relations
  • 60 academic staff
  • Bachelor, Master and doctoral degree programmes in English and Polish
  • 1,500 Polish and international students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programmes
  • Worldwide research cooperation (More)
  • Visiting Professors from all over the world (More)
  • International and national seminars (More)
  • International and national conferences (More)
  • Worldwide student exchange programmes (bilateral exchange programmes and Erasmus + programme)
  • Active in national and international research projects (More)

Institute of International Relations WNPiSM UW conducts research in the field of:

  • International Political Economy
  • International Politics
  • Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
  • International Law and Institutions
  • Security and Strategic Studies
  • European Integration
  • International relations Theory
  • Culture and Multiculturalism in International Relations
  • Emerging Markets
  • International Business
  • Africa and Latin America Studies
  • India and China Studies