Since the beginning of its operation, it has been consistently expanding its educational offer, making it more attractive, to meet the interests and needs of young people and society. In 2018 and 2019, the Pedagogical University, like other public universities in Poland, underwent reform, which is reflected in significant organizational changes. At present, 22 institutes comprise the basic units at the Pedagogical University, offering studies in 51 fields and several dozen specialties. The continual development of the university’s scientific environment, innovation, high level and the dissemination of the conducted research determine the University’s strength and allow it to compete in the world of science, and assures a significant position on the national and international stage. The competition of the Minister of Science and Higher Education conducted in 2019, as a result of which the Pedagogical University was qualified to the group of the 20 best public universities in Poland, is proof of this very fact.
On the one hand, the University supports the development of individual scientific disciplines represented by academics; on the other, it promotes interdisciplinary projects, also in cooperation with foreign partners, representatives of public administration, the economic sector, and non-governmental organizations. The university steadily expands contacts with foreign research centers and promotes innovative analyses in international research teams, including contemporary globalization processes, sustainable development, entrepreneurship, organization of education and management.
UP is currently carrying out research projects funded by the National Science Centre and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, research topics within its Statutory Activity and research projects funded by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism and the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area, as well as the International Visegrad Fund. UP also has substantial experience in the implementation of projects co-financed by EU funds.
The Institute of Law, Administration and Economics (hereinafter: IPAiE) was established on September 1, 2017, as part of the organizational transformation of the then Faculty of Political Science. During the two years of the IPAiE's existence, its personnel, scientific and didactic potential increased intensively. Currently, in three fields of study, as well as in 12 post-graduate fields of study, the Institute guarantees optimal study conditions and ensures diversity and attractiveness of teaching. The transfer of knowledge is carried out at a high-level thanks to constant scientific research, emphasis on the practical and innovative nature of the issues presented, which allows graduates to acquire appropriate professional qualifications. The foundation of such action in the fields of study is linking science, teaching and practice.