At present, there are three faculties at the Pomeranian University in Słupsk: Within the scope of their activities, there are ten institutes and three chairs. The University possesses also inter-faculty units i.e.: Scientific Publishing House, University Archives and the Main Library as well as inter-school units: Foreign Language Study Centre, Sports and Rehabilitation Centre and IT Centre.

The Publishing House has been developing successfully for the last few years and until 2009 it had already published 700 titles. It publishes new titles every month of which the authors are both scientific employees of Pomeranian University as well as the researchers from outside the University. The permanent publications are: Baltic Costal Zone (IF value 4), Słupsk Biological Studies (IF value 2), Słupsk Geographical Studies, Słupsk Historic Studies, Słupsk Philological Studies – the series of Polish Philology as well as Słupsk Philosophical Studies.

In 2008 the Academic Centre of Pure Energy and the Centre of Education and Preventive Treatment were also created. The aim of these units is to conduct the research for the Middle Pomerania region.

  • 1. FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES Open or Close

    Faculty consists of three units:

    Chair of Administration and Sociology - conducts research on the methodology of sociological qualitative research (especially the methodology of grounded theory, oral history and discourse analysis). Empirical research is conducted on the basis of the qualitative paradigms. The second prominent area of concern is youth research (including international benchmarking of life orientations of students from Poland, Ukraine. Latvia and Russia). Research also comprises penitentiary sociology and analysis of total institutions, the history of administration and law, European administrative law, and the functioning of the EU institutions.

    Institute of Pedagogy and Social Work - conducts education and research activities related to teaching, methodology of social research, rehabilitation, social psychology, philosophy of education in the contemporary humanities, technology of teaching, history of education, the development of a child's personality, history of Polish education, new teaching methods, diagnosis of the level of development of children and adolescents’ abilities, diagnosis of social problems and methodology of correctional - rehabilitation and assistance actions. The Institute publishes two peer-reviewed scientific journals:
    "Edukacja w Dyskursie" (http://www.edukacjawdyskursie.apsl.edu.pl/) and
    "Czasopismo Pedagogiczne" (http://czasopismopedagogiczne.edu.pl/index.php/cp) .

    Institute of Music - conducts research in the area of teaching music (with particular emphasis on the contribution of local artists and educators), intercultural education, history of music. Our faculty, in addition to the basic educational activities, are active and respected musicians, leading creative artistic activity in the field of composing and arrangement. They are performing artists, animators of cultural life, in which also students actively participate. The Institute publishes a scientific peer-reviewed journal "Ars Inter Culturas" (http://aic.apsl.edu.pl).

    Selected monographs of employees of the Faculty of Social Sciences:

    • Lech Witkowski,Niewidzialne środowisko. Pedagogika kompletna Heleny Radlińskiej jako krytyczna ekologia idei, umysłu i wychowania. O miejscu pedagogiki w przełomie dwoistości w humanistyce, Kraków 2014;
    • Łukasz Wirkus, Stres w pracy kuratora sądowego, Kraków 2015;
    • Anna Babicka-Wirkus, Prawa dziecka w przestrzeni edukacyjno-społecznej, Kraków 2016;
    • Renata Wiaderna-Kuśnierz, Prawo rzymskie na Uniwersytecie Jana Kazimierza we Lwowie w okresie międzywojennym (1918-1939), Toruń 2015;
    • Anetta Jaworska, Zasoby osobiste i społeczne skazanych w procesie oddziaływań penitencjarnych, Kraków 2016.
    • Sławomir Pasikowski, Ambiwalencja i opór. Nauczyciele i studenci wobec szkoły, Słupsk, 2014.
    • Mirosław Patalon, Teologiczne inspiracje w pracy socjalnej, Toruń 2013.
  • 2. FACULTY OF PHILOLOGIES AND HISTORY Open or Close

    Structure of the Faculty        
    Within the Faculty there are 4 Institutes:
    - Institute of History and Political Science
    - Institute of Polish Studies
    - Institute of Modern Languages
    - Institute of National Security

    In the Institute of History and Political Science - 7 Departments:

    - Department of Medieval History; Department of Modern History; Department of History XIX and XX century; Department of International Relations; Department of Eastern Studies; Department of Archives and Regional Studies; Department of History of Philosophy and Social Thought.

    In the Institute of Polish Studies - 4 Departments:

    - Department of Linguistics and Polonistic Education; Department of Anthropology of Culture and Kashubian- Pomeranian Studies ; Department of Literary History; Department of Theory of Literature and Cultural Studies.

    In the Institute of Modern Languages - 3 Departments:

    - Department of Russian Philology; Department of German Philology; Department of English Philology.

    In the National Security Institute - 5 Departments and 3 other units:

    - Department of Security Engineering; Department of Internal Security; Department of Security Theory and Defense Policy; Department of Social Sciences; Department of Management

    State and structure of employment

    In total, in the academic year 2015/16, the Faculty employed 132 full time academic teachers, including 116 research and teaching staff and 16 didactic workers. The staff include:
    - 36 professors and habilitated doctors, including 6 with the title of professor,
    - 74 dependent academics, the largest group among the members of the faculty.

    Scientific activity in 2016

    a) Institute of History and Political Science
    The Institute carries out scientific activities on: European substrate in the Middle Ages; Ethos. Logos. Dispute on the nature of values; Pomerania and the Baltic Sea area and the Republic of Poland in modern times; Poland's internal threats in the 20th century; Political, national, social and economic changes in recent times in Pomerania; Social and national problems in Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th and 21st centuries.

    b) Institute of Polish Studies
    Research on: Cultural hermeneutics; Research on post modernity; (Neo) regional research; Language-cultural conditions for the development of Polish language (in regional, general and global terms); Polish culture and literature in contextual approach.

    c) Instytut Neofilologii

    d) Institute of Modern Languages
    Research on: Modern foreign languages (Russian, English, German): Confrontative, functional and pragmatic aspects of research in grammar, lexicology, semantics and word formation. Language discourse; Philosophy, poetics, reception of Russian literature in metropolis and emigration; Transculturality in literature, culture and art; Historical and cultural ties of Eastern and Western Europe on the example of Polish-German, Polish-English and Russian-French relations in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; German literature of the 18th-21st centuries; Cognitive-personality profiles of pupils and teachers of a foreign language. Linguistic abilities, identity, creativity.

    e) National Security Institute
    Scientific activity is carried out in the following areas: Theoretical and practical aspects of individual secirity; Challenges and security risks; Theoretical and practical aspects of state security; Jabhat al-muqawama. The twilight of the Shi'ite crescent, or beginning of a new order; War propaganda and hate speech as threats to human security in political terms; Military Training for the Border Protection in the years 1945-1991; Safety of local communities.


    Fields of study:

    a) first-cycle studies
     - National Security
     - Management
     - History
     - Political Sciences
     - Polish Philology
     - English Philology
     - Russian Philology
     - German Philology

    b) second-cycle studies
     - Polish Philology
     - Russian Philology
     - English Philology
     - German Philology
     - History
     - National Security

    c) third-cycle studies
    - History
    - Literały Studies

    Scientific journals:

    - Journal of the Institute of History and Political Science - "Scripta Historica"

    - Journal of the Institute of Polish Studies „Świat Tekstów. Rocznik Słupski”

    - Journal of the Institute of Modern Languages "Polilog"

    Postgraduate studiem:

    - Teaching Kashubian Language

    - Teaching English in integrated pre-school and early childhood education

    - Safety Management

    Total number of students and PhD students on 30 November 2016 - 1400 people

     

  • 3. FACULTY OF MATHEMATICS AND NATURAL SCIENCES Open or Close

    The Faculty consists of five institutes:
    1. Institute of Biology and Environmental Protection
    2. Institute of Physics
    3. Institute of Geography and Regional Studies
    4. Institute of Mathematics
    5. Institute of Health Sciences

    1. Institute of Mathematics
         Structure of the Institute:
         - Department of Mathematical Analysis and Topology,
         - Department of Applied Mathematics,
         - Department of Algebra,
         - Computer Science Laboratory
         - Didactic Laboratory

    Institute of Mathematics - conducts algebraic research (algebraic methods of differential equation theory), topology and theory of real functions (generalized continuity types, properties of algebraic operations in different classes of functions), functional analysis
    (operator theory), quantum theory of games, theoretical mechanics and continuum mechanics. In 2016, employees of the Institute of Mathematics published 13 original and review articles in journals located on the so-called Philadelphia list, including three articles which are rated at 35 points. These are the following works: Dr. Piotr Frąckiewicz "Remarks on quantum duopoly schemes" and "Quantum approach to Bertrand duopoly" in Quantum Information Processing and Małgorzata Turowska and Dr Stanisław Kowalczyk "Openness and weak openness of multiplication in the space of functions of bounded variation" in the Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications. In odd years the Institute, in cooperation with the Slovak Academy of Sciences, organizes a cyclic International Conference on Real Functions Theory.

    2. Institute of Biology and Environmental Protection
         Structure of the Institute:
         - Department of      Experimental Biology,
         - Department of Botany and Nature Conservation,
         - Department of Environmental Chemistry,
         - Department of Ecology,
         - Department of Zoology and Animal Physiology

    Scientific activity

    Academic research inseparably linked to academic education is carried out in the field of broadly understood biology and ecology. It mainly concerns the inventory and protection of the biotic diversity of Pomerania, the structure and functioning of plant and animal populations, the cytological and physiological variability of plants and animals, the ecology and protection of inland and marine waters and the biology of contemporary and prehistoric human populations in Pomerania.

    Fields of study:
    a) first-cycle
    Biology
    Medical biology
    Herbalism
    Nature - teacher specialization
    Environmental Protection - a general-purpose profile
    Nature and Landscape Protection
    Environmental Protection - practical profile
    Eco-energy
    Biomonitoring
    Environmental protection in public administration
    Cosmetology
    General cosmetology
    b) second-cycle
    Biology
    Medical biology
    Natural science and biomonitoring
    Biology - teacher specialization
    Scientific journals:
    - "Słupskie Prace Biologiczne
    - "Baltic Coastal Zone"

    3. Institute of Physics
         The Institute consists of three Departments:
         - Department of Environmental Physics
         - Department of Applied Physics
         - Department of Experimental Physics

    Department of Environmental Physics

    The main research topics of the Department of Environmental Physics at the Pomeranian Academy in Slupsk include:
    - exploration and modelling of optical and biooptical states of the natural waters of Pomerania and selected areas of the Baltic Sea
    - Study and modelling the supply of natural aquatic ecosystems with energy through photosynthesis
    - use of satellite remote sensing to obtain information about the physical, chemical and biological properties of natural waters
    - theoretical and empirical studies on the effect of optically active components of water (chlorophyll, suspended and dissolved matter in water) on the spectral characteristics of the underwater light field and on radiation which discharges from the water body
    - examining the exchange of short- and long-term radiation between the atmosphere and the land and sea.

    Department of Applied Physics

    The main research topics of the Department of Applied Physics are atomic and molecular physics, quantum optics and solid state physics using theoretical, experimental and advanced numerical techniques and the latest physics teaching methods.

    Department of Experimental Physics
    The main research strategy is:
    Charge Transfer processes in benzonitrile derivatives using Red Edge spectroscopy;
    Proton Transfer Factor (ESIPT) in excited states of organic compounds and their effects on spectroscopic properties in various matrices
    - development of methods for controlling photopolymerization of CT and ESIPT with fluorescence probes.
    The aim is to study and characterize new organic molecules and to use fluorescence spectroscopy for dual-photon polymerisation and microscopy applications as part of a consortium of 15 global institutions implementing the project from the 7th Framework Program of the European Union called Nanochemistry of molecular materials for 2 photon functional applications FP7-PEOPLE-2013- ITN-607721 (Nano2Fun)
    Http://www.nano2fun.eu

    Fields of study:
    Technical Physics, full-time, first-cycle, engineering studies
    IT-science education, full-time, first-cycle engineering studies

    Selected publications:

    • Pawlik M., Ficek D., rok 2016 „Pine pollen grains in coastal waters      of the Baltic Sea”, Oceanological      and Hydrobiological Studie, Vol 45,      No 1
    • Meler J., Kowalczuk P., Ostrowska M., Ficek D., Zdum A., rok 2016      „Parametrizaton of the light absorption poperties of chromophoric dissolved organic matter in      the Baltic Sea and Pomeranian lakes”,       Ocean Sci., Vol. 12 pp.      1013-1032
    • Tomin V. I., Ushakou D. V., rok 2016, „Characterization of ESPIT      reactions with instant spectra of fluorescence and copplexation      processes”, Journal of Luminescence, Wol. 178, No. 4, pp. 94-105
    • Dubrovkin J. M., Tomin V. I., Ushakou D. V., rok 2016,      „Analyitical Approximation of the
           Deconvolution of Strongly Overlapping Broad Fluorescence Bands”, Journal of Applied Spectroscopy, Vol.83, No.4, pp.      534-540
    • V. I. Tomin, A. P. Demchenko, N. A.Nemkovich, rok 2015, „Excited      state reactions and heterogeneity of molecular solutions”, Akademia      Pomorska Publishing House
    • V. I. Tomin, D. V. Ushakou, rok 2015, „ Effect of salt ions on the      proton-transfer rate in 3-hydroxyflavone” , Journal of Applied      Spectroscopy, Vol. 82, No. 2, pp. 193-199
    • V. I. Tomin, D. V. Ushakou, rok 2015, „ Characterization of      excited-state reactions with instant spectra of fluorescence kinetics”,      Journal of Luminescence, Vol. 166, pp. 313-321
    • M. Wielgat-Rychert, A. Jarosiewicz, D. Ficek, M. Pawlik, K.      Rychert, rok 2015, „Nutrient Fluxes and Their Impact on the Phytoplankton      in a Shallow Coastal Lake”, Pol. J.      Environ Stud., Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 265-273
    • V. Tomin, A. P. Demchenko, Pi-Tai Chou, rok 2015, „ Thermodynamic      vs. Kinetic control of excited-state proton transfer reactions”,   J. Photochem & Photobiol, C:      Photochem Rev., Vol. 22, p. 1-18

    4. Institute of Geography and Regional Studies
    At the Institute are 3 departments and 1 laboratory:
    - Department of Geoecology and Geoinformation,
    - Department of Environmental Analysis,
    - Department of Socio-Economic Geography and Tourism,
    - Laboratory of Cartography and Geoinformation

    The main research fields are: quaternary paleogeography, stratigraphy and lithology of quaternary sediments, with particular emphasis on northern Poland; sedimentology and geomorphology of quaternary (including Holocene) fluvial, slope, lime, swamp and littoral environments; remote sensing applications in geological and geomorphological research; geological and geomorphological cartography; topographic and thematic cartography of West Pomerania in retrospective perspective; use of Geographic Information Systems for map construction; anthropogenic transformations of the natural environment; designing territorial-landscape systems; valuing resources and environment states; basic directions and trends of demographic and social changes in coastal regions, with particular emphasis on Central Pomerania; functioning of cities during the transition period, as well as urban management; transformations in the labor market, with particular emphasis on unemployment in rural areas; the crucial socio-economic issues of the Polish countryside on the threshold of the 21st century; development of tourism and its role in socio-economic activation of specific spaces or individual settlement units, as well as in various spheres of life: social, cultural, spatial and economic; conditions for the functioning of tourism in the coastal and lakeland areas of Poland and other Baltic countries.

    Fields of study:
    a) first-cycle studies
    Geography
    - Tourism and Recreation
    b) second-cycle studies
    Geography

    Scientific journals:
    Słupskie Prace Geograficzne

    5. Institute of Health Sciences
     1. Department of Nursing        
      - laboratory of Practical Vocational Training in Nursing
      - laboratory of Vocational Skills in Nursing
     2. Department of Medical Rescue Service        
      - Practical Skills in Medical Rescue Laboratory
     3. Department of Pathophysiology of the Locomotor System
     4. Department of Physiotherapy       
      - Laboratory of Practical Skills in Physiotherapy Laboratory       
      - Laboratory of Health Prophylaxis
     5. Department of Postgraduate Education and International Cooperation
     6. Clinical Divisions of Student Practice

    Research projects
    The team conducting research activities at the Laboratory of Immunohistochemistry of the Institute of Health Sciences implements:

    Statutory activity:

    • Lifestyle of Europe and the world inhabitants and its health implications. Comparative studies in Europe and in the world.

    • The role of NG2 glial cells in corrective procedures in cerebral ischemic stroke.

    • The influence of selected environmental factors on the change of the neuromodulators content of inflammatory mediators and factors associated with cell death in the abdominal area of the striatum (so called the seminal nucleus).

    • Evaluation of expression changes in selected immunohistochemical markers of neuromuscular nerve connectors during postnatal development in rats.

    Grants
    Faculty Grant for Young Scientists on " The role of NG2 glial cells in corrective procedures in cerebral ischemic stroke; Immunohistochemical studies based on animal experimental model ". 2011-2012

    Publications
    2016

    • International research study      on nurses’ views and experiences of compassion; Apadopoulos I., Zorba A.,      Koulouglioti C., Ali S., Aagard M., Akman O., Alpers, L.-M., Apostolara      P., Biles J., Garc_ja A.M., Gonzalez-gil T., Kouta C., Krepinska R., Kumar      B.N., Lesinska-Sawicka M., Lopez Diaz A.L., Malliarou M., Nagorska M.,      Nassim S., Nortvedt L., Oter-Quintana C., Ozturk C., Pangilinan S.B., Papp      K., Regev O.E., Rubiano F.O., Tolentino Diaz M.Y., Tothova V. &      Vasiliou M.: International Nursing Review, 020-8132/e ISSN: 1466-7657,      DOI: 10.1111/inr.12298, 2016
    • The Current Use of Mass      Spectrometry in Combination with Oth er Separation Techniques in Drug      Discovery Arena; Kawczak P, Bączek T.: Medicinal Chemistry, 2016
    • A phase 2, multicenter      study investigating ofatumumab and bendamustine combination in patients      with untreated or relapsed CLL;Flinn IW, Panayiotidis P, Afanasyev B,      Janssens A, Grosicki S, Homenda W, Smolej L, Kuliczkowski K, Doubek M,      Domnikova N, West SL, Chang CN, Barker AM, Gupta IV, Wright OJ, Offner F.:      American Journal of Hematology, 2016
    • Relationships of anexiety      and depressive symptoms with pain perception in post-mastectomy women. An      intragroup analysis; R. Hasdorfer-Korzoń, G. Chojnacka-Szawłowska, J.      Landowski, M. Majkowicz, K. Basiński, A. Zdun-Ryżewska, I. Wasilewko:      Archives of Clinical Psychiatry, 2016
    • Diagnostics and Treatment      of Thyroid Carcinoma; arząb B, Dedecjus M, Handkiewicz-Junak D, Lange D,      Lewiński A, Nasierowska-Guttmejer A, Ruchała M, Słowińska-Klencka D,      Nauman J, Adamczewski Z, Bagłaj M, Bałdys-Waligórska A, Barczyński M,      Bednarczuk T, Cichocki A, Czarniecka A, Czepczyński R, Gawlik A,      Hubalewska-Dydejczyk A, Jażdżewski K, Kamiński G, Karbownik-Lewińska M,      Kos-Kudła B, Kułakowski A, Kuzdak K, Łącka K, Małecka-Tendera E, Niedziela      M, Pomorski L, Sporny S, Stojcev Z, Syrenicz A, Włoch J, Krajewska J,      Szpak-Ulczok S, Kalemba M, Buziak-Bereza M.:Endokrynologia Polska, , 2016
    • Quality of life and      functional status of patients treated for neoplastic disease in      mid-nothern Poland; S. Jałtuszewska, A. Basiński: Applied Nursing      research, 2016
    • The Influence of      Articular Cartilage Thickness Reduction on Meniscus Biomechanics; P.      Łuczkiewicz, K. Daszkiewicz, J. Chróścielewski, W. Witkowski, P.      Winklewski: PLoS One, 2016
    • Postawy ludzi starszych względem żywności light i      ekologicznej jako element konsumpcji zrównoważonej; M. Tańska, E.      Babicz-Zielińska: Konsumpcja i      Rozwój, 2016

    Authorship of scientific monograph in Polish

    • Parazytologia medyczna. Kompendium; J.      Morozińska-Gogol: Wydawnictwo Lekarskie PZWL, 2016

    Authorship of a chapter in a scientific monograph in Polish

    • W: Neurologia kliniczna w praktyce: homeostaza mózgu.      Wprowadzenie do neurologii klinicznej : Wprowadzenie do anatomii układu      nerwowego ; P. Kowiański, B. Ludkiewicz: Wydawnictwo ASPEKTSPRESS      Inowrocław, 2016
    • Rola pielęgniarki w prewencji wtórnej chorób      sercowo-naczyniowych. (w:) Więcha P., Binkowska-Bury M. (red.) Badania w      pielęgniarstwie XXI wieku. Tom III. Pielęgniarstwo w procesie zmian; A.      Grochulska, M. Lesińska-Sawicka: Uniwersytet Rzeszów, 2016
    • Pacjent odmienny kulturowo – jego potrzeby i      oczekiwania. (w:) Więcha P., Binkowska-Bury M. (red.) Badania w      pielęgniarstwie XXI wieku. Tom III. Pielęgniarstwo w procesie zmian; M.      Lesińska-Sawicka, A. Grochulska, E. Kochana: Uniwersytet Rzeszów, 2016
    • Aktywność ruchowa sposobem na stres. (w:) Barnaś      E. (red.) Człowiek w zdrowiu i chorobie; A. Grochulska, M.      Lesińska-Sawicka: Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Tarnowie&Autorzy,      Tarnów 2016
    • Zachowania prewencyjne kobiet w ciąży. Studium      porównawcze na przykładzie kobiet z Polski i Turcji. (w:) J. Chmielewski,      M. Florek-Łuszczki, M. Szpringer (red.) Determinanty zdrowia; M.      Lesińska-Sawicka, A. Grochulska: Instytut Ochrony Środowiska-Państwowy      Instytut Badawczy, Warszawa, 2016
    • Wzmocnienie poczucia bezpieczeństwa chorych po      przebytym zawale mięśnia sercowego podstawą skutecznej rehabilitacji      kardiologicznej. (w:) J. Chmielewski, M. Florek-Łuszczki, M. Szpringer      (red.) Zawodowe i społeczne problemy ochrony zdrowia; M. Lesińska-Sawicka,      A. Grochulska: Instytut Ochrony Środowiska-Państwowy Instytut Badawczy,      Warszawa 2016
    • Self-rated quality of      life and physical activity in women after myocardial infarction (w:) K.      Rejman, S. Rudzki, J. Noworól, M. Cebulak, B. Stawarz (red.) Interdisciplinary nature of modern medicine; M. Lesińska-Sawicka, A.      Grochulska: Wydawnictwo Państwowej Wyższej Szkoły Techniczno-Ekonomicznej      im. Ks. Bronisława Markiewicza w Jarosławiu 2016
    • Znajomość zasad udzielania kwalifikowanej      pierwszej pomocy wśród strażaków pięciu Jednostek Ratowniczo-Gaśniczych      Państwowej Straży Pożarnej w województwie zachodniopomorskim, W:      Bezpieczne miasto w zagrożeniach środowiskowych. Ochrona ludności i      ratownictwo; B. Żylski, K. Ziólkowska: Garmond Oficyna Wydawnicza, Poznań      2016
    • Zasady żywienia ludzi starszych w ogólnej      profilaktyce chorób dietozależnych; M. Tańska: Żywienie a Środowisko      Wyższa Szkoła Zarządzania w Gdańsku, 2016