Functioning of the University in the academic year 2021/2022

In the academic year 2021/2022 at the Catholic University of Lublin, classes for students, doctoral students, participants of courses, training and postgraduate studies will return to full time education with elements of a hybrid manner.


Classroom classes will be held in compliance with the applicable sanitary regime (taking into account the decisions, recommendations and guidelines of the Chief Sanitary Inspector).

As a rule, general university lectures and seminars as well as mission lectures will be conducted in a remote form (on the Microsoft Office 365 platform). Information on the form of conducting individual classes will be provided by the faculties, however, final class credits and exams, regardless of the form of conducting classes, will be held on-site.


If the epidemic situation worsens, the guidelines for the organization of education may change and full-time education limited.

Bioanalytical Technologies - MA programmes



A novelty in the offer of second-cycle studies at KUL - English-language studies in the field of Bioanalytical Technologies.

They prepare to work in the following professions: laboratory analyst, quality assurance specialist, drug registration specialist, microbiologist, biochemist, geneticist, biotechnologist, biologist, laboratory worker in industrial research centers, control and diagnostic laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, monitoring the state of the environment and offices dealing with the protection and management of natural resources.

These are international studies conducted in cooperation with the International University of Sarajevo, prepared as part of the KATAMARAN project of the National Agency for Academic Exchange.


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“ is a lasting power!” Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński and art

“ is a lasting power!” Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński and art“ is a lasting power!”

Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński and art


Exhibition at the Museum of the Catholic University of Lublin

July 2 - October 1, 2021


In the year of the beatification of the graduate and then the Grand Chancellor of the Catholic University of Lublin - Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, the Primate of the Millennium, the Museum of the Catholic University of Lublin, wants to become part of the celebration of this special event, by opening its new exhibition.


Among the rich legacy of the thoughts and achievements of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, his approach to art, especially his native culture, deserves recognition. He had an extremely open, receptive mind and although he often emphasized that he is not an art expert, his writings or homilies reveal an image of a great admirer of all manifestations of culture. Conveying theological or spiritual thoughts, he frequently referred to the works of great masters, showing unprecedented sensitivity and knowledge of the subject. He emphasized the important role of understanding of the native culture in shaping the identity of the nation, especially of the young generation.


Greate are the cardinal's merits in building and rebuilding churches, teaching about culture, supporting scientific research, including developing the Catalog of Art Monuments in Poland. Cardinal Wyszyński was extremely involved in the reconstruction of St. John in Warsaw, as well as smaller churches destroyed after World War II. He broadened his knowledge not only of the history of art, but also of the technical aspects of reconstruction. We also owe him the regothisation of the Gniezno cathedral (restoring the appearance of the cathedral from the times of Bishop Bogoria Skotnicki in the second half of the 14th century).


At the exhibition, we present large-format photographs of the Primate of the Millennium, combined with selected statements about art and culture. Quotations taken mainly from homilies or speaches show a wide spectrum of interests and activities of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński as well as his deep perception and understanding of culture. The exposition is completed by valuable relics from the collections of the KUL Museum, incl. a gothic retable or sculptures of Madonnas that he could personally see within the walls of the university. Moreover, souvenirs related to Cardinal Wyszyński were presented, such as an artistically framed missal donated by him on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Catholic University of Lublin, or the monstrance he used during his function as the Grand Chancellor of the Catholic University of Lublin in 1946-48, specially borrowed for this event from the KUL academic church.


The exhibition is open from Monday to Friday from 12.00-16.00

Muzeum Katolickiego Uniwersytetu Lubelskiego Jana Pawła II

Al. Racławickie 14, 20-950 Lublin,  Gmach Główny,  sala 29

tel. 81 445 40 29


Honorary title of KUL for prof. Zimmermann

Prof. Reinhard Zimmermann (born 1952) - an outstanding German lawyer and university teacher will be awarded the title of doctor honoris causa by the Rector and Senate of the Catholic University of Lublin. The ceremony will take place online on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at 11.00. An honorary doctorate is the highest university distinction. The Catholic University of Lublin awarded them to over one hundred prominent personalities, incl. John Paul II, Czesław Miłosz and Władysław Tatarkiewicz.


Main Fields of Research

Law of obligations and law of succession in historical and comparative perspective; relationship between the English common law and continental civil law; mixed legal systems (in particular Scotland and South Africa); harmonization of European private law.


Reinhard Zimmermann has been a Director of The Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law Hamburg since 2002. Additionally, he teaches as Affiliate Professor at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg.

After completing his legal studies at the University of Hamburg Reinhard Zimmermann was appointed in 1981 as the W.P. Schreiner Professor of Roman and Comparative Law at the University of Cape Town; from 1986 he additionally served as the Dean of the Faculty of Law. In 1988 he relocated and assumed the Chair of Private Law, Roman Law and Comparative Legal History at the University of Regensburg, where he was Dean of the Faculty of Law from 1994 to 1996.


From 2001 Reinhard Zimmermann served as a member of the board of the German Association of Professors of Private Law; from 2011 to 2015 he was Chairman of that Association. In 2014 he became Chairman of the Association of Comparative Law. He is a Founding Member of the Senate of the European Law Institute and since 2017 its Speaker. In 2006 he was elected Chairman of the Human Sciences Section of the Max Planck Society; between 2006 and 2010 he was Senator ex officio and since 2011 he is an Elected Senator of the Max Planck Society.


Reinhard Zimmermann has been President of the German National Academic Foundation since 2011. He has been a Guest Professor at the Universities of Chicago (Max Rheinstein Visiting Professor), New Orleans, Edinburgh, Stellenbosch, Berkeley, Yale, Cornell, Auckland, Santiago de Chile, Cambridge (A.L. Goodhart Professor and Fellow at St. John’s College), and Oxford (Visiting Fellow, All Souls College).


In 1996 Reinhard Zimmermann was awarded the Leibniz Prize of the German Research Association. He has been conferred honorary doctorates by the Universities of Chicago, Aberdeen, Maastricht, Lund, Cape Town, Edinburgh, Lleida, Stellenbosch, McGill and Lublin. He is Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh as well as Ordinary or Corresponding Member of the Bavarian Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Arts and Sciences of Göttingen, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Accademia delle Scienze di Torino, the Austrian Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Academia Europaea.




Rector of the Catholic University of Lublin, Fr. prof. Mirosław Kalinowski recalled that the title of doctor honoris causa is awarded to people of particular merit in the field of science, culture and religion, and at the same time characterized by animpeccable moral approach. Catholic University of Lublin with great joy and pride distinguishes an outstanding lawyer whose significant contribution to the development of science has also been appreciated by other European universities, honoring prof. Zimmermann with an honorary doctorate.




Prof. Reinhard Zimmermann not only changed the form of research on Roman law and its reception, but also put a lot of energy into searching for the sources of our cultural identity - said in the laudation the head of the Department of Roman Law, Dr. Maciej Jońca, prof. KUL. In his works he gives expression to the legitimate claim that our legal culture was created not only by jurists. Hence the references to Aristotle, Plato, Roman poets and rhetoricians, but also to the Bible and the Fathers and Doctors of the Church. - Works by prof. Zimmermann can without doubt be perceived as those which are already inspiring others and are mapping new trails. The example of Professor Zimmermann is an indisputable proof that a creative approach to Roman law, its history and tradition is still able to instigate changes in our perception of the world.



The Rector's College of the Catholic University of Lublin: there is no consent to any forms of anti-Semitism

“There can be no consent to any form of anti-Semitism in social and academic life,” stated the Rector's College of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (KUL). The Rector's College of the Catholic University of Lublin pointed out that numerous calls to create friendly and fraternal ties with Jews can be found both in the teaching of the Church and of the successive popes, including St. John Paul II. "The Catholic University of Lublin, following the example and attitude of its patron, St. John Paul II, wants to establish relations and close cooperation with the Jewish community in Poland, as well as with representatives of Israel," the University authorities emphasize.


It has been reminded that in recent months the Rector of the Catholic University of Lublin, Fr. Prof. Mirosław Kalinowski, had a telephone conversation with the Chief Rabbi of Poland, Michael Schudrich, whom he had met a few weeks before in Warsaw while visiting the local synagogue. In February the Rector of the Catholic University of Lublin was a guest of the Vice-ambassador of Israel in Poland, Tal Ben-Ari Yaalon. The Rector's College of the KUL informs that both talks touched upon the subject of cooperation, including, inter alia, youth exchange from Poland and Israel.



The Rector of the Catholic University of Lublin: The Condition for Dialogue is the Mutual Respect of Both Parties

Uczestników Kongresu wita Rektor KUL ks. prof. KalinowskiOne of the conditions for dialogue is that both sides approach each other with respect and the willingness to seek the truth. They should calmly listen to each other’s arguments, and when criticizing or rejecting them, they must avoid hurting the interlocutor, emphasized the Rector of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Fr. Prof. Mirosław Kalinowski in the opening speech of the VI Congress of Christian Culture.


In this way, the topic of the Congress was presented: “Spaces of Dialogue. Christian Inspirations of the Culture of Encounter”.


“It is hard to find a more appropriate topic in times marked by all kinds of social disputes, a lack of respect for interlocutors in public debate, and the inability to listen to the other side. This leads to the breakdown of interpersonal unity and the inability to present one’s arguments peacefully and, consequently, to searching for good solutions. Christianity as a religion of love, whose distinguishing feature is merciful reaching out to people so that they can recognize and preserve their human dignity, certainly has much to offer in this field,” said Fr. Prof. Kalinowski.


He added that dialogue and meeting are special features of the mission with which the founder of Christianity came to earth. “Pope Francis, speaking about this during a congress at the Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Naples, said: “Jesus himself announced the kingdom of God in dialogue with all kinds and categories of people of the Judaism of his time: with the scribes, the Pharisees, the doctors of the law, the tax-collectors, the learned, the simple, sinners. […] We lose nothing by engaging in dialogue. We always gain something. In a monologue, we all lose, all of us,” pointed out the Rector of the Catholic University of Lublin.

As Fr. Prof. Kalinowski said, Pope Francis’s words remind us that Christ, before helping the people he encountered, listened attentively to what they had to say to him and looked at them with love. “Only then did he convey a teaching that went deep into their inner problems, a certain proposal for life, expressed with the care and the power of God’s truth, with which he identified himself. His teaching was not always sweet but, at times, painful and demanding, because those who love know that they must sometimes admonish and even punish, for the benefit of the beloved and his proper development,” he emphasized.


The Rector of the Catholic University of Lublin stressed that for a dialogue to take place, several conditions must be met. “First, both sides must be respectful and willing to seek the truth. Secondly, both sides should listen to their arguments calmly, and when criticizing or rejecting them, avoid hurting the interlocutor or violating his dignity. Thirdly, pointing out, criticizing, or proposing a difficult solution cannot be the result of prejudices or a hostile attitude on the part of the one admonishing, and the person being admonished must avoid taking this kind of remark as an attack on himself but instead treat it as a suggestion to reflect on his behavior,” he said.

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