Polish Studies

University of Michigan Formally Recognizes Copernicus Program in Polish Studies

January 15, 2014
See the press release announcing the establishment of the Copernicus Program.

Winter 2014 Events
Visit our Events page to see upcoming Polish Studies programs

40 Years of Polish Studies
The Copernicus Endowment for Polish Studies celebrated 40 years in 2013

Annual Copernicus Lecture
The Copernicus Program in Polish Studies hosts an annual distinguished lecture. Click to see the list of past events.

Copernicus Program in Polish Studies

The University of Michigan offers more Poland-related programs than any other educational institution in North America. Poland is prominently featured in U-M courses on culture, film, history, language, literature, politics, and society, as well as in programs of the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES). With the country's accession to the EU in 2004, CREES programs on Poland are organized in collaboration with U-M's Center for European Studies. The Copernicus Program in Polish Studies, located at CREES, supports lectures, symposia, mini-courses, Polish language instruction, undergraduate and graduate student fellowships, study abroad opportunities, and an annual newsletter (Kopernikana). The Copernicus Program in Polish Studies has developed close links with the Polish government and numerous educational institutions in Poland, including universities in Gdansk, Kraków, and Warsaw. With these resources and an outstanding permanent faculty whose primary focus is Poland, U-M attracts some of the best students from Poland and the U.S. who are preparing for careers in academia, business, environmental protection, higher education, government, and law.

For more information about Polish studies at the University of Michigan, contact:

Geneviève Zubrzycki
Director, Copernicus Program in Polish Studies
Associate Professor of Sociology
Phone: 734.764.7501
Email: genez@umich.edu

Marysia Ostafin
Executive Director, Copernicus Program in Polish Studies
Phone: 734.647.2237
Email: mostafin@umich.edu