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Institute of International Relations

Institute of International Relations

The Institute of International Relations, established in 1976, is the country’s first academic institution, combining high quality research with teaching. It represents an interdisciplinary study integrating diverse approaches derived from political theory, sociology, law, history and economics.

Institute is a part of prestigious University of Warsaw.

University of Warsaw

  • Founded in 1816
  • In the top 4% of World-Class Universities
  • Ranked by QS Topuniversities, The Times THEWUR, top 500 in Shanghai Group
  • Ranked no. 1 in Poland (press ranking)
  • Public comprehensive university
  • The largest Polish university

– 54,000 students
– 3,500 teaching and research staff
– one of the most modern library buildings in Central Europe (see

  • Worldwide international cooperation:

– 240 bilateral agreements with partner universities from 54 countries
– 1000 agreements within European Union LLP Erasmus Programme
– Active member within over 20 EU Erasmus Mundus Projects

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Institute of International Relations

  • Established in 1976
  • Among Poland’s top research institutions in the area of international relations
  • 60 academic staff
  • Bachelor, Master and doctoral degree programmes in English and Polish
  • 1,500 Polish and international students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programmes
  • Worldwide research cooperation
  • Visiting Professors from all over the world
  • Worldwide student exchange programmes
  • Active in national and international research projects

Structure of the Institute – the Institute’s Sections:

  • IR Political Economy
  • Strategic Studies
  • Law and International Institutions
  • Non-European Area Studies
  • European Integration
  • History and Theory of International Relations

There is also a research centre: Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies

Main Research Areas:

  • International Political Economy
  • International Politics
  • Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
  • International Law and Institutions
  • Security and Strategic Studies
  • European Integration
  • International Relations Theory
  • Culture and Multiculturalism in International Relations
  • Emerging Markets
  • International Business
  • Africa and Latin America Studies
  • India and China Studies

Participation in EU-funded projects:

  • Programme: Leonardo da Vinci (Transfer of Innovation), Increase of EU”s economic potential in relations with China, value of the grant: 255 507 euro
  • Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies (Programme: EU India Action Plan Support Facility; ASIE/2009/215-062; value of the grant: 270 000 euro; The institute was the leader of the project)
  • The Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7). Project Title: India-EU Joint House for Science and Innovation. Value of the grant 519 000 euro. The institute is a partner in the project.
  • The 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7 – Marie Curie). Project title: Post-USSR Tensions. The institute is a partner in the project.
  • Network on Humanitarian Assistance (NOHA)
  • Erasmus Mundus (Sub-Programme: Erasmus Mundus Partnerships in Action 2, Strand 1). Project title: Interdisciplinary Bridges in Indo-European Studies (IBIES).

Research Networks:

  • European University Centre at Peking University
  • EU Non-Proliferation Consortium
  • EAISC – European Association of India Study Centres
  • Founder of the Polish Association for International Studies

Bilateral Academic and Research Cooperation:

  • University from United States:
    • The Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) in Chicago
  • Universities and think-tanks in India:
    • New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University, Birla Institute of Management Technology, Institute of Economic Growth, the University of Delhi, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), Developing Countries Research Studies, University of Delhi, College of Commerce, University of Delhi
    • Kolkata: University of Calcutta
    • Mumbai: TATA Institute of Social Science, SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, University of Mumbai, Gateway House
    • Hyderabad: University of Hyderabad
    • Trivandrum: Centre for Development Studies, University of Kerala
    • Chennai: Indian Institute of Technology
    • Bangalore: Institute for Social and Economic Change
    • Manipal: Manipal University
    • Pune: University of Pune, Fergusson College
    • Sharda University
  • Universities in Nepal:
    • Global College International, Kathmandu
    • Tribhuvan University
    • Pokhara University
  • Universities in China:
    • Tsinghua University, Beijing
    • Xiamen University
    • Peking University
    • Fudan University
    • Zheijang University
  • Universities in Taiwan:
    • National Chengchi University
    • Tamkang University
    • National Chiao Tung University
  • Universitiy in Republic of Korea:
    • Kyungpook National University, Daegu
  • Universities in Middle East:
    • University of Haifa
    • University of Jordan
  • Universities in Russia:
    • Saint Petersburg State University
    • MGIMO University
    • The Russian State University for the Humanities, The Kaliningrad
      Affiliated Branch
    • North Ossetian State University
    • Far East Institute of International Relations in Khabarovsk
    • Vladivostok Institute of International Relations (currently the School of
      Regional and International Studies)
  • Universities in Ukraine:
    • Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
    • Donetsk National University
    • Institute of International Relations Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University
  • Universities in Latin America:
    • Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (BUAP) in Mexico
    • Pontificia Universidade Católica Do Rio De Janeiro (Puc-Rio)
  • University in Kosovo:
    • University for Business and Technology, Pristhina


  • Join Master and Bachelor Programmes with Global College International, Kathmandu
  • Joint Master and Bachelor Programmes  with University for Business and Technology, Pristhina, Kosovo
  • Centre for Polish and Central European Studies at University of Calcutta
  • Centre for Polish and Central European Studies at Manipal University

Institute of International Relations

More about Institute see brochures (pdf):
Brochure about Institute:Institute of International Relations
Brochure about Courses (BA, MA, PhD and for international students): Studies in English 2013
Information about living cost in Warsaw: Life in Warsaw & Living cost

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