Visiting Professors in Lublin

The internationalisation of Lublin universities is one of the priority development goals of Lublin academic society. The presence of foreign scientists at Lublin universities is a significant factor contributing to establishing the prestige of local universities and the city. The City of Lublin has created Visiting Professors in Lublin Program whose goal is to support local universities and institutes for research and development, which invite outstanding personalities of science and business to contribute to internationalisation of Lublin academic society, incl.: scientific research and promotion of science among the inhabitants of Lublin.

Visiting Professors in Lublin Program is arranged by Lublin Municipal Office and inspired by Research in Lublin – a special program established by Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, whose goal is to increase the number of foreign scientists at the university. The main aims of the Visiting Professors in Lublin Program are:

  • presenting Lublin as a scientific city,
  • strengthening international research cooperation,
  • supporting the development of the educational potential,
  • creating international contacts with research centres from around the world by Lublin universities and research and scientific institutes.

Lublin universities and research and scientific institutes located in Lublin can participate in the Program and get financial support from 5 000 to 20 000 zloty gross!

The application forms to the Program can be delivered:

  • Office, pl. Litewski 1, 20–080 Lublin, in a closed envelope with a note: „Visiting Professors in Lublin”;
  • by post to the address: Urząd Miasta Lublin, Wydział Strategii i Przedsiębiorczości, pl. Litewski 1, 20-080 Lublin, with a note: „Visiting Professors in Lublin”;
  • via e-mail (biznes@lublin.eu) only on the condition of having safe electronic signature;
  • via ePUAP only on condition of having safe electronic signature or by safe ePUAP profile.

Additional information can be found in Regulations of the Visiting Professors in Lublin.

1st edition of the Visiting Professors in Lublin Competition winners are selected!

The applications for support in the pilot edition of the Program were accepted from October 1, 2021 to November 15, 2021 for the visits taking place from January 1, 2022 to December 10, 2022. In the pilot edition of the Competition, 20 applications were submitted, with a total requested amount of almost PLN 300,000. PLN gross!

The Competition Committee selected six candidates, remarkable scientists and business people, whose presence will contribute to the increase of the internationalization of the academic community in Lublin. It will also support scientific research and the promotion of science among the inhabitants of Lublin. 

Among the selected scientists, who will visit Lublin as part of the Competition, there is dr hab. Luis Inostroza. He is an employee of the Institute of Geography in Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany). His candidature was tabled by the University of Life Sciences in Lublin, whose main specialization area is the ecology of urban areas and urban economy. He gained his professional experience in Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia as the editor-in-chief of scientific journals, lecturer, member of international organizations, analyst, and consultant in the field of urban and regional planning.

As part of the Visiting Professors, Lublin will also visit prof. dr hab. Eng. Witold Pedrycz – an employee of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta in Edmonton (Canada). His specialization is computer science, automation, and robotics, including technical cybernetics and biomedical electronics. He is a member of international scientific committees, active in editorial committees and scientific councils of leading international scientific journals. Prof. Witold Pedrycz will visit the Lublin University of Technology and conduct seminars and scientific workshops, open panel discussions, and lectures. He will also join the research work in the university.

Medical University in Lublin will also welcome prof. Om Prakash Kharbanda. He is an exceptional clinician and scientist, contributing to the development of orthodontics. He is the Chief of KL Wig Centre for Medical Education and Technology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.

Prof. Andrew Rothwell, an employee of Loughborough University, School of Business and Economics, will visit the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. Prof. Andrew Rothwell is a specialist in employability, professional workers, continuing professional development. During his visit, he will participate in scientific work and conduct open meetings with students of Lublin universities in the field of professional development management and employment of students and graduates in an international environment.

Among the guests is Dr Francesca Lionetti, who will visit the University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin. She is a developmental psychologist and a researcher with expertise in parenting, attachment, socio-emotional development, and Environmental Sensitivity.

And the final visiting professor is prof. dr hab. Steefan Poedts – head of the Mathematics Department at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), chairman of the ESA Space Weather Working Team, specializing in solar astrophysics, solar weather, and its impact on the Earth. Prof. dr hab. Steefan Poedts will visit the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University. 

The total value of the support granted by the Competition Committee is PLN 80,000.00 gross.

I am glad that the pilot edition of the Visiting Professors met with so much interest on the part of Lublin universities and research institutes. Thanks to this, we were able to learn about the needs and challenges faced by institutions that strive to establish permanent international contacts, including research cooperation. These established relationships in the long term contribute to strengthening Lublin’s position as an attractive educational center for both Polish and foreign students. I would like to congratulate all Laureates and encourage them to participate in the next recruitment for the Visiting Professors in Lublin.

says Dr Krzysztof Żuk, Mayor of the City of Lublin. Detailed information on the results of the 1st edition of the Competition, including the scope of the granted support, is available on the BIP website of the Lublin City Office.

The applications for support in the 2nd edition of the Program will be accepted from October 1, 2021 to October 31, 2022 for visits taking place from January 1, 2022 to December 10, 2023. The 2nd edition of the Program will be adjudicated by December 31, 2022.

Lublin universities and research and scientific institutes located in Lublin can participate in the Program and get funds for the promotion of the Lublin Commune from 5 000 to 20 000 zloty gross. The total budget for one edition of the Program is 100 000 zloty gross. The Organizer of the Program does not specify the minimum own contribution of the Applicant, which would condition the participation in the Program.

Additional information can be found in Regulations of the Visiting Professors in Lublin.

To download:

The regulations of the Visiting Professors in Lublin

The application form

Formal evaluation criteria

Substantive evaluation criteria

Contact person:

Katarzyna Bujan
Strategy and Entrepreneurship Department
Lublin Municipal Office
Phone: +48 81 466 25 15
E-mail: katarzyna.bujan@lublin.eu