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The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (KUL)

The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (KUL)

The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin was launched in 1918 and is among the oldest Polish universities. In its hundred-years' history, the University gained recognition in Poland and abroad for its huge influence on the present-day Polish science and culture. Steadfast to the values inscribed in the motto "Deo et Patriae - For God and the Country", the university enjoys thousands of graduates, prepared for active participation in Poland's and global social, political and economic life - with emphasis on the service of the Church. KUL stays open to the contemporary civilisation and research challenges. The University acts as a platform for comprehensive research projects, covering areas reaching beyond the classical Catholic domains of study like Theology and Philosophy to cover Human and Social Sciences and Law. These are accompanied by Natural and Exact Sciences. KUL is a member of numerous international organizations, including the International Federation of Catholic Universities (FIUC). KUL is an initiator and leader of the Eastern University Network gathering universities in five countries: Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Poland and Ukraine. Currently, KUL offers 40 academic programmes with 12 thousand students enrolled. The teaching staff is 1050.