Presentation of the University
Gdańsk Higher School of Humanities
Gdańska Wyższa Szkoła Humanistyczna
University type: other universities
University status: non-public
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The Gdańsk Higher School of Humanities is a non-public (non-state)
institute of higher education of academic (university) standing, recognised
by the state.
The school, situated in the millennial Gdańsk, was established under a
decision of the Minister of National Education and Sports, and has been
existing since 1999, being entered in the register of non-state higher
education institutes under no. 142.
In 2002 the Gdańsk Higher School of Humanities was granted the rights of an
academic higher school and since that time has been entitled to confer the
title of Master of Arts upon its graduates.
Over the years of its operation, the Gdańsk Higher School of Humanities has
developed into the biggest non-state academic school in the Tricity (the
agglomeration composed of the cities of Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot, with a
total 800 thousand of inhabitants) and the whole region of Pomerania.
The number of our students keeps steadily growing, the fact being the best
proof of the quality of our operation. In the last academic year the total
number of our students (including those following the weekend study schemes)
exceeded 4,500. Over 1,350 fresh students enrolled in the school in the
current (2007/2008) academic year, including ones attending the postgraduate
We continue to work under our traditional three-faculty structure, with the
and over 20 specialised lines of study to be chosen from the selection
offered by the three units mentioned above.
The school also includes the Department of Postgraduate Studies and Teacher
Training, which provides its students with specialist knowledge and helps
them develop new qualifications by attending specialized postgraduate
studies and diploma courses - there is a choice of over 20 different types
of those offered under weekend study schemes lasting 2 or 3 semesters.
Our teaching is run in more than ten facilities in downtown Gdańsk, as well
as in the nearby districts of Wrzeszcz and Przymorze. The headquarters of
the Gdańsk Higher School of Humanities are located at what is termed as
Biskupia Górka (24B Biskupia Street, Gdansk), a picturesque hill overlooking
the Old City of Gdańsk, the school’s main building being thus within five
minute’s walk from the city centre, the main thoroughfare and the municipal
public transport junction, and not much more distant from the city’s railway
The school headquarters, being a 200-year old structure that used to house
military barracks, have been renovated by the school’s owners at an enormous
expense and now include modern lecture- and classrooms supplied with every
convenience to satisfy the training needs.
In addition to those, the building also contains:
- the rector’s and chancellor’s offices;
- a well-supplied library;
- a computer laboratory;
- a professional bookstore,
- a small publishing office;
- a student cafeteria.
Free access to the Web is provided to students of the Gdańsk Higher School
of Humanities at computer stands available to them to that end in the
ground-floor of the main building.
In May 2007 our institute was granted the Erasmus Charter and has been
pursuing international co-operation schemes, having signed a number of
agreements with foreign higher education institutes.
May we invite you to contact us and get yourselves acquainted with our ever
broader offer of the traditional and new lines of study.