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University of Social Sciences (SAN)
International Projects Department

 Contact details
Contact persondr Katarzyna Derwińska 
StreetKilińskiego 98 
Address 90-012 - Łódź (Poland) 
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)1-10 
Organisation TypeSecondary or higher education establishment 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Cultural Heritage
» Other social sciences
» Other humanities
» Cultural studies
» Demography
» Economics
» Gender and sexuality studies
» Political science
» Psychology
» Security
» Sociology
» Migration
» Media and socio-cultural communication
» Other social sciences
» Computer sciences
» Information sciences
» Econometrics
» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics)
» Education (incl. persons with learning disabilities)
» Journalism, mass media and communication
» Law
» Library and museum studies
» Public affairs
» Social work
» Other applied sciences

 Brief description of your activity focus
The social sciences expert

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Społeczna Akademia Nauk (University of Social Sciences) – Top-ranking private University (3rd in Poland) is one of
the leading private universities in Poland having 15.000 students and over 500 academic staff. There are 18
departments, including Language Studies, Culture Studies, Management, Pedagogy, Psychology, Sociology, and IT
studies. Some of the specializations at Management and Pedagogics faculties are Psychology of Management and
Vocational Counselling, Human Resource Strategies, etc. We run also post-graduate studies on vocational
counseling. Within our University, there is a Center for Self-Development (vocational counseling aimed at
favored groups of the society) and Academic Career Office playing the role of vocational and career guidance.
SAN University cooperates with vocational schools of the region, Centrum Doskonalenia Nauczycieli i Kształcenia
Praktycznego (Centre of Excellence for Teacher Training and Practical Training), with the local city council,
authorities of Lodz Province, provincial and administrative units state public employment agencies and the
Ministry of Labour and Social Policy and with the National Employment Agency.
Almost all of our 18 departments have been involved in EU projects, that’s why the target group of our
organization is very broad.
The key target groups that have been at our focus in recent years are:
- People with the migrational background (both from the perspective of adults, schools, and children)
- Persons aged 50+
- Teachers, trainers, vocational advisors
- Entrepreneurs (including social entrepreneurs)
- The unemployed and other defavourised groups
- Handicapped people (mentally and physically)
Main areas of interest:
- Multilingualism, multicultural aspects
- Employment and entrepreneurship
- Age management
- Sustainable development
- Innovative education (eg. gaming, commixes in education, robotics, etc.)
- Improvement of teaching & learning skills (improving support for teachers, school leaders, and teacher
- Inclusive education
- Parents’ skills (eg. emotional intelligence, vocational guidance towards their children, etc.)
- Coaching, career learning
- Improvement of Key Competencies.

We have key expertise in developing and implementing successful EU projects as well as in elaborating high-
quality materials (training, curricula, analysis, compendia, etc)
As an educational organization, our SAN promotes a multidisciplinary approach, bringing together researchers
from a diversity of backgrounds (economics, humanities, engineering, etc.). Due to 18 diversified departments,
our University has the potential to provide support (according to specific roles and tasks assigned within the
consortium) to project’s activities having immense expertise and experienced staff in the respective field.
Since 2004 we have been involved in 125 international projects as a partner as well as an applicant/coordinator.
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleSOSACT- Standardization Of Stem And Coding Trainings
Specific ThemeStrategic Partnerships for school education
CoordinatorMilli Egitim Bakanligi Yenilik ve Egitim Teknolojileri Genel Mudurlugu, Turcja
Project #2
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleVR4GIFTED (We Are For Gifted): Integration of Experiential Learning and Virtual
Project websitevr4gifted.com
CoordinatorÇanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi (TR)
Project #3
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleSOLVINC -Solving intercultural conflicts with international students
Project websiteSolvinc.eu
Project #4
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitlePOMELO – Power of Voice, Melody and Diversity
Project websitepomelo-project.eu
Project #5
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleGodigital Integrating Mobile Learning And Upgrating Teachers‘ Digital Skills: A Tool Kit For Effective In Primary School
Project websiteteachersgodigital.eu
Project #6
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleNORADICA: Inter‐Religious Dialogue Against Radicalization of Youth through Innovative Learning Practices at School
Project websitehttps://www.noradicalism.eu
Coordinatoruniversità degli studi di catania (IT)

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