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The Graduate School for Social Research

Mission statement

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Mission statement

Our Mission

The mission of the Graduate School for Social Research (GSSR) is to be a European leader in international, English-language post-graduate education in the humanities and social sciences. Since 1992, the knowledge and experience of leading scholars from the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences and other respected academics from around the world have supervised and developed our programmes.

In 2019, we included two additional PAN institutes — the Institute of Psychology and the Institute of Political Studies — to broaden the scope of our interdisciplinary approaches to research that is backed by rigorous methodological training. We bring these elements together to add something new to Poland’s academic scene.

We train our PhD candidates to be international scholars who are at the forefront of academic and policy debates. GSSR fosters the creation of new knowledge by PhD students and established researchers in an equal opportunity and meritocratic environment. Our English-language multi- and interdisciplinary doctoral education model is built on Learning-through-Research (LtR), classroom training, and continuous PhD progress assessment. We offer high academic standards, close links to leading research institutions in Poland and abroad, and the individual attention of faculty from our constituent institutes. We aim to educate students from the region and countries from around the world for careers in academia, public life, and business. The knowledge and know-how that our students acquire will prepare them for rewarding careers in a multicultural environment. GSSR appeals to students with creative and independent minds.

Contact

Phone: (+48) 22 828 80 09

Fax: (+48) 22 826 48 21

sns@ifispan.edu.pl

The Graduate School
for Social Research,
IFiS PAN,

Staszic Palace,
Nowy Świat 72,
00-330 Warsaw,
Poland