Dean

  • Associate Professor Barbara Gąciarz

Vice-Deans

  • Associate Professor Jacek Gądecki
  • Associate Professor Ewa Migaczewska
  • Associate Professor Dariusz Wojakowski

Departments

  • Department of Culture Studies and Digital Age Studies
  • Department of Society and Technology Studies
  • Department of IT and Media Studies

Fields of study

Cultural Studies

Sociology

Social Informatics

Modern Technologies in Forensic Science

The Faculty of Humanities, operating under the motto ‘behind every piece of technology, there is a human being’, educates specialists (sociologists, cultural experts, and socially oriented computer scientists) and equips them with extensive knowledge in the fields of social sciences and humanities, as well as the necessary skills to use new information and communication technologies in the economic, cultural, and social areas.

 

The education programmes for Sociology, Cultural Studies, and Social Informatics have been carefully designed to meet the requirements of the labour market. What distinguishes these programmes from similar ones offered by other universities is an elaborate curriculum related to information and communication technology. Our students work with the best scientists and practitioners in Poland, participate in classes in the humanities that ignite their flexibility and creativity, as well as classes in computer science, advertising, data presentation, PR, coding, and data analysis in research, which equip them with the so-called ‘hard skills’. An important part of particular curricula are workshops, including planning and managing media projects, grant planning in the field of culture, or using graphics software.

 

During the course of study, students participate in internships and work placements in companies and institutions that collaborate with our faculty. Such partners include TVN24 (information channel), Gazeta Wyborcza (daily paper), or Interia.pl (an Internet platform). We collaborate also with the following institutions: the International Cultural Centre MOCAK and the Krakow City Hall. The interdisciplinary nature of the programmes offered by our faculty constitutes prospective employment possibilities for our alumni, which is confirmed by the results of the surveys conducted by the AGH UST Career Centre. Sociologists can be employed in public sector institutions, governmental and non-governmental organisations, PR and advertising agencies, as well as social research centres. Cultural Studies graduates are well prepared to work for various cultural institutions: media, museums, cinemas, theatres, non-profit organisations, advertising agencies, and community centres. Graduates from Social Informatics will find employment in the biggest and most advanced corporations like IBM, which is a partner of the faculty.