The Faculty of “Artes Liberales” of the University of Warsaw has existed since October 1, 2012. It was created as a result of the transformation of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies “Artes Liberales” established by the decision of the Senate of the University of Warsaw on January 23, 2008. The Institute was the successor of the Centre for Studies on the Classical Tradition in Poland and East-Central Europe founded in 1991.

The Centre of Migration Research (CMR) was established in 1993 as an interdisciplinary research team whose objective was to undertake in-depth, wide-scale and comprehensive studies on migration in present-day Poland. Initially, CMR formed part of the inter-faculty Institute for Social Studies of University of Warsaw. In 2005 it was incorporated into the Faculty of Economic Sciences. Since 2008 it has a status of an inter-faculty unit, co-operating strictly with the Faculty of Journalism and Political Sciences and the Faculty of Economic Sciences. It evolved into a major migration research unit in Poland, the only one specializing exclusively in this field. In 2013 the CMR celebrated the 20th anniversary of its functioning.


The Faculty of “Artes Liberales” was established to conduct extensive research and interdisciplinary studies at the University of Warsaw. The distinctive features of the Faculty not only provide a very productive international cooperation but also run research centers together with leading universities from around the world. Close connection between research and teaching is of particular significance at the Faculty. Classical tradition is used with modern approach and at the same time, studies combine the humanities, social and natural sciences.

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The Centre of Migration Research (CMR) is an interdisciplinary inter-faculty research unit of the University of Warsaw, specializing in studies on migration processes in Poland and in Europe.

60 researchers are currently affiliated with the CMR; among them 10 Professors, 32 researchers holding a PhD degree and 18 persons with a MA degree. Within the group, researchers with sociological and economic backgrounds predominate but such fields as demography, political science, administrative law, social anthropology and cross-cultural psychology are also represented.

Locations and facilities

The Faculty of “Artes Liberales” has two main locations. One is located at 69 Nowy Świat Street, 200 meters from the Main Campus of the University of Warsaw. The second site of the Faculty is situated 150 meters from the University of Warsaw Library, at 72 Dobra Street. The classes are held in these two locations. The Student Affairs Head Office is located at Dobra Street.

Our lecture rooms are equipped with wi-fi Internet connection, multimedia and videoconferencing systems as well as air conditioning. All faculty buildings are adjusted for people with disabilities.

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The Centre of Migration Research is located at Ochota Campus of Warsaw University with a spacious conference room, cozy library and several research rooms of CMR academic staff.