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Structure : Structure – Collegium of Socio-Economics | Warsaw School of Economics


​ ​1.      Institute of Banking
The Institute of Banking researches a wide range of issues related to the analysis of the functioning of financial markets, with particular focus on the banking system. The issues covered by their research so far include, in particular, the following:   the impact of external conditions on the functioning and health of the banking sector modern methods of banking risk management the process of adapting the Polish banking system to EU standards and the Basel Committee’s proposals the development of new forms of banking in Poland, including investment banking and electronic banking The Institute of Banking carries out scientific activities and research, both performed by junior researchers and as a part of overall statutory research. The institute carries out intensive scientific activities devoted to various aspects of the organization as well as the development of financial markets in Poland and abroad, with particular focus on the functioning of the banking sector. The result of these scientific activities are numerous books, monographs, studies, reports and articles.      
2.      Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Economic Sociology

Established in late 2013 from the merger of three Departments: Philosophy, Sociology and Economic Sociology, which currently constitute three separate Units. The Head of the Institute is Professor Juliusz Gardawski, PhD, who is also the Head of the Economic Sociology Unit. The Head of the Philosophy Unit is Justyna Nowotniak-Poręba, PhD, Professor at the Warsaw School of Economics, while the Head of the Sociology Unit is Jolanta Gładys-Jakóbik, PhD, Professor at the Warsaw School of Economics.  

3.      Institute of Social Economy

The Institute of Social Economies was established in 1920. The keystone for the establishment of the Institute was to identify the social problems in Poland at that time and to develop the theory and practice of social policy. Since 1990, the Institute has been conducting research in the field of: ·    the living conditions of families and their spatial differentiation, labour market in the EU, unemployment and poverty, social gerontology, social welfare local social policy.

4.      Institute of Law

The Institute of Law of the Warsaw School of Economics conducts extensive interdisciplinary research on international law, EU economic and institutional law as well as on comparative financial and tax law. Its academic staff also conducts research on legal semiotics.   
5.      Institute of International Studies

The Institute of International Studies is one of the five institutes of the Collegium of Socio-Economics. It was established in 1996 from the transformation of the Developing Countries Unit existing had existed since 1962 and had been established by Professor Michał Kalecki, who coordinated Polish research on the Third World in the 1970s and 1980s. In October 2013, the Department of International Security was incorporated into the Institute of International Studies, transforming it into the Unit of International Security. The purpose of the Institute is to conduct interdisciplinary research on international economic, political, social and cultural processes, and the interpretation thereof for the needs of didactics. With the establishment of the new unit, the subjects of study have expanded to include the individual aspects of security, in particular of economic, political, ecological, military and socio-cultural security.       

6.      Department of Public Administration

The Department of Public Administration, established in 1999, is one of the youngest scientific and didactic units in the Collegium of Socio-Economics. It deserves special attention for its interdisciplinary nature, as it includes economists, lawyers and political scientists. This has a significant impact on both the scientific activities and research as well as the didactic activities of the Department. The scientific interests of the staff focus around studies and analyses related to the issues of position, structure, function and modernization of public administration institutions and their economic, social, political and international environments. Comparative research is also carried out on the formulation and implementation of regional and local development policy by local administrative institutions. At the same time, the individual members of the staff undertake research in line with their scientific disciplines – economics, international economic relations, law (constitutional, administrative and civil), modern government and political system science, political science. The academic staff of the Department are experienced educators and promoters of BA, MA and PhD theses, highly rated by the students. Despite the relative youth of the Department, its staff has promoted over 200 BA theses, almost 400 MA theses on various studies as well as 9 PhD dissertations. An important part of the scientific and research activities is the international activity of the Department’s staff, such as their cooperation with numerous scientific centers abroad as well as the annual foreign seminars and meetings with representatives of co-operating units (Barcelona, Bratislava, Tatranska Lomnica, Vienna, Ramsau, Oslo). The staff are open to projects and collaboration proposals from the students, their organizations and the staff of other scientific and didactic units of the Collegium and the Warsaw School of Economics.    

7.      Department of Economic History

“The History of Trade” had been taught at the School since its establishment. The first lecturer was Stefan Jantzen. Following Stefan Jantzen, until 1939, the lectures were conducted by Jan Edmund Reyman, Roman Rybarski (under the name “The Development of the World Economy”), Edward Lipiński and Andrzej Grodek, in that order. Since 1915, “The Economic History of Poland” was taught concurrently; the first lecturer was Ignacy Baranowski, followed by Jan Rutkowski, Franciszek Bujak, Ludwik Krzywicki and Stanisław Arnold. All of them were distinguished experts on the subject and are counted among the most outstanding Polish economic historians. During the period of the Second Republic of Poland, a lot of importance at the School was attached to teaching history, as apart from the aforementioned classes. Ludwik Krzywicki also conducted lectures on “The History of Economic Development” and “The History of Social Movements”, whereas Stanisław Wojciechowski taught “The History of Cooperative Movement”. After World War II, classes on the economic history of Poland and the world resumed. At first, they were conducted by the Head of the Department of Economic History, Andrzej Grodek, and Witold Kula. After the death of A. Grodek, the department was headed by Stanisław Arnold, followed by Irena Kostrowicka, Zbigniew Landau and Wojciech Morawski. The lectures, seminars and classes were conducted by many members of the Department’s staff at that time. In the post-war period, the department became one of the leading institutions researching economic history in Poland. Its staff were the authors of many academic textbooks and numerous monographs and scientific articles published both domestically and abroad (e.g. in the U.S., the UK, Germany, France, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Japan). The Department still holds this position today.         

8.      Department of Public Policy

The Department of Public Policy includes researchers dealing with the key theoretical and pragmatic elements of the science of public policy and elements of the policy sciences. It develops research projects in this field.  

9.      Department of Regional and Spatial Development

The didactic program of the department covers both economic and financial issues as well as solutions in methods of organization, management and spatial economy. The didactic offer is addressed to students of BA, MA and PhD programs. The economic and financial issues are related to the financial management of public sector entities and the methods of financial analysis, budgetary economy of local governments, their supply systems and development priorities, investment financing systems in the public sector and the financing of residential housing. The issues of organization and management relate to the entrepreneurship sector and their main interests are the methods and techniques of managing organized production and institutional structures. The issues of spatial economy are related to the comprehensive presentation of the spatial organization of social and economic development on the local and regional level, as well as the conditions for the rational formation of these processes on the level of cooperation between local and central administrations as well as cooperation within the European Regions.                

10.  Department of Treasury

The Department of Treasury was established in 1992 at the Collegium of Socio-Economics as a scientific and didactic unit specializing in treasury, referring to the pre-war tradition, as well as studying the issues of modern financial systems, in particular public financial systems and their relations with market financial systems. The Department employs 8 people, including 2 full professors.   

11.  Department of Political Studies

Good morning, my name is Krzysztof Kozłowski and I am the Head of the Department of Political Studies at the Warsaw School of Economics. I have the great pleasure of working with and leading a team that has managed to develop its own status within a few years and fits well in the field that interests it the most – international relations and politics. We also do not shy away from economic issues, although we always link them to political issues. In order to save this page from being a dead letter in cyberspace, we decided to create an additional link where you can find our assessment of the current international situation and domestic events. Since we often appear in the media, writing texts accessible to readers is not a problem for us.

I invite you to cooperate and wish you all the best,

Professor Krzysztof Kozłowski, PhD, Head of the Department of Political Studies    

12.  Department of Economic Systems Theory

The Department of Economic Systems Theory in the Collegium of Socio-Economics was established in 1991. Its team, consisting of six members of the scientific and didactic staff, carries out research activities in the field of theory of economies, in particular institutional economies, macro economies and history of economic thought.   

13.  Department of Social Insurance

The Department of Social Insurance was established on the 24th of October 1995, in a period of growing interest in insurance issues, relating to the development of the insurance market and the insurance reform of the social security system in Poland. The main initiators of the establishment of the Department of Social Insurance were: Professor Janina Jóźwiak, PhD – the then-current Rector of the Warsaw School of Economics, Professor Janusz Kaliński, PhD – the then-current Dean of the Collegium of Socio-Economics of the Warsaw School of Economics and Professor Tadeusz Szumlicz, PhD – the first Head of the department. The department carries out didactic and scientific activities in the broadly understood field of insurance, exposing the social aspects of insurance theory and insurance practice.  

14.  Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at the Warsaw School of Economics (CEWSE)

The J. Monnet Chair of European Union (SGH) was set up under the European Commission Decision for an indefinite period and its activities in the years 2016-2019 will be financed by the European Union under the Erasmus + program. The distinction awarded by the European Commission is extremely prestigious because it is part of the highest level of the Jean Monnet program, launched in 1989, to stimulate teaching, research and debate in the field of European integration studies at the level of higher education institutions not only in Within the European Union, but also globally, in non-EU countries. There are currently nearly 200 Centers of Excellence in the world and the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence is set up at one of the two institutions set up by the EC decision in 2016 in the EU Member States of Central and Eastern Europe and one in 15 across the European Union, Canada, Japan and Korea.