Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw
Republic of Poland
University of Warsaw
The Faculty of Archaeology is the largest academic institution of its kind in Poland and one of the largest in the world. It is divided into 17 Departments and 7 Laboratories. It has a staff of ca. 100 researchers, lecturers, technicians and administration staff. The Faculty offers instruction in most branches of modern archaeology and related sciences to over 1500 students from different areas of study. Currently, the Faculty of Archaeology UW is located in the historic building of the Warsaw Main School (1862-1869) – one of the finest buildings on the main campus of the University in the city center.
Since 1995 the Faculty of Archaeology hosts lectures and classes related to public archaeology, education and popularisation of archaeology and since 2000, the course of museum education, popularization of archaeology, and heritage management is compulsory for all students.
Time to time, the at the faculty classes of various leitmotif are conducted (i.a. Modern trends in museum expositions; Experimental archaeology; Media and archaeology, etc.). Faculty of archaeology organizes conferences creating a platform for archaeologists, non-professionals, and local governments and releases archaeological journal – ArcheoUW. In addition it offers educational platform for children and youth – such as archeo-club, archeo-kids website, educational worksheets, and virtual animations and movies. Moreover it is involved in organization of one of the largest open-air archaeological festivals – Archeological Festival in Biskupin, and smaller events in Krzemionki, Warsaw and abroad, for example in Berlin (Germany). It is also involved in cooperation with museums and local governments. The engagement of students is also visible through frequent associations with student clubs, such as the experimental archaeology club and many others. There are numerous excavations in Poland and abroad conducted on behalf of the faculty.