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For many years, the city of Zamość has been trying to preserve its long-established academic tradition, which has its roots in the activity of The Zamość Academy in the years 1594-1784. The determination of the people involved in achieving this aim has led to the establishment of Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Zamościu (The State School of Higher Education in Zamość).
The State School of Higher Education in Zamość, which is the only state school of this kind in the region, was established by the Polish government on 7 June 2005, and since 1 October 2009, following the government’s resolution of 29th September 2009, it has carried the name of the Polish Renaissance poet Szymon Szymonowic.
On 1 September 2019 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa im. Szymona Szymonowica w Zamościu changed its name to Uczelnia Państwowa im. Szymona Szymonowica w Zamościu.
At present, there are five teaching and research departments: Department of Social Sciences, Department of the Humanities, Department of Tourism and Leisure, Department of Economics, Department of Technology and Life Sciences.
The school’s mission is to offer its students high-level education, both in terms of their knowledge and professional skills, with their future careers in mind.
The school’s authorities do their best to ensure high teaching standards by employing academics recognised in Poland and abroad, as well as co-operating with large research centres and companies.
The State School of Higher Education is also a VEC examination centre.