The Faculty of Languages is one of the youngest faculties at the Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU). It was established on 1 September 1999, pursuant to the NCU’s Senate resolution of 26 January 1999, which institutionally separated the Faculty of Languages from the Faculty of Humanities. As of 1 October 2011 most of the classes and office hours are held in Collegium Humanisticum, situated in Bojarskiego Street. This ultramodern building also houses the secretarial offices of the Department of English, the Department of German, the Department of French, the Department of Italian, the Arabic Language and Culture Centre, the Japanese Language and Culture Centre, the Centre for Australian Studies, the Canadian Resource Centre, and the Chinese Language and Culture Centre.
- The Faculty of Languages employs about 175 faculty members.
- It is one of the largest Faculties at the Nicolaus Copernicus University and provides courses for almost 2000 BA, MA and PhD students.
- The Faculty is located in two buildings: Collegium Maius, beautifully situated in the historic old town, and Collegium Humanisticum, based in the NCU campus and one of the most modern university buildings in Poland
- The Faculty of Languages has two excellently equipped libraries with books and journals as well as comprehensive e-sources necessary for both students and researchers.
“The Faculty of Languages implements its mission at a time when the gap between the humanist reflection on man and the world and the development of modern technological civilisation is widening, which results from the fact that the latter poses many threats to the basic values of the human family despite its evident contribution to the progress in exploring and transforming reality. Due to the above, the Faculty’s community feels responsible for the preservation and promotion of these values through performing its statutory tasks: conducting research into language studies and disseminating its results, teaching, and participating in various forms of academic, cultural, and social activity pursued at the University as well as in Toruń, Poland and all over the world.
“Extending the range of programmes and specialisations is of utmost importance to pursue the Faculty’s strategic objective. So is creating interdisciplinary and cultural studies-oriented programmes in many languages and producing graduates with comprehensive skills in languages and the Humanities. In order to achieve this goal, the Faculty offers instruction in the form of language courses, specialist studies as wells as postgraduate and third cycle programmes.”
from Mission Statement of the Faculty of Languages,
Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
Language and Related Studies