About us

Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology in Poznań is a leading centre for both teaching and conducting field research in Poland.

The history of the Department goes back to 1919, when after the First World War, the University was established in the city of Poznań. An original part of the Poznań University, ours is the oldest Department of Ethnology in Poland. Since the Department’s beginnings, scholars have specialised in Ethnology, consisting of ethno-history, regional studies and folklore studies. The Department of Ethnology was renamed the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology in 1992. This change of name reflected the broadening of research fields. The Department  is composed of four sections: Polish and Regional Studies; European Studies and Cultural Criticism; Contemporary Cultural Studies and Non-European Studies.


We maintain a strong tradition of broad-based undergraduate and graduate education.
In the Undergraduate Degree Programme we offer the core coursework in Cultural Anthropology, with a wide range of research-led optional courses and the opportunity to write a field-based thesis. At the graduate level, we offer a Master's Degree Programme and a Postgraduate Research Programme leading to the Ph.D. The Department has also the right to award postdoctoral degree in Ethnology (i.e.habilitation – a qualification as a university professor).

Adam Mickiewicz University follows the Bologna system of education. International exchange and Erasmus students, as well as guest students, can choose from the wide range of course units taught in English and occasionally in other languages. Additionally, courses in Polish language are available for the duration of either one or two semesters. Courses in European Societies & Cultures are also offered by the university [ https://international.amu.edu.pl/].

Beginning in the 2017/2018 academic year, we will offer a new Master’s Program in the Anthropology.Cultural Differences and Transnational Processes. a Joint-Master’s Program CREOLE. Applications are possible from March 1, 2017. A description of the program and application requirements are available here: download

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