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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 politics, culture, history, language, literature, and film. The Copernicus Program in Polish Studies (CPPS), supports lectures, symposia, mini-courses, Polish language instruction, undergraduate and graduate student fellowships, study abroad opportunities, and an annual newsletter (Kopernikana).

An affiliate of the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia, CPPS often collaborates on programming with other Weiser Center partners—the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES), Center for European Studies (CES), and Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (WCED).

The Copernicus Program in Polish Studies has developed close collaborations with numerous educational and cultural institutions in Poland, including universities in Gdańsk, Kraków, and Warsaw, as well as POLIN: The Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. With these resources and an outstanding 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, government, law, business, and environmental protection.

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

DIRECTIONS and PARKING

CPPS is located in Weiser Hall, 500 Church Street, Suite 500, Ann Arbor.  

PARKING

There is limited metered street parking near Weiser Hall on Church Street and South University Avenue. Two parking structures are approximately two blocks away:

Forest Avenue Public Parking Structure

  • Parking rate is $1.20 per hour.

Palmer Drive Public Parking Structure

  • Parking rate is $1.50 per hour Monday-Saturday.
  • On Sundays, park in the blue staff-faculty parking area at no cost.

For more information about parking in Ann Arbor, please visit DDA Ann Arbor.

University of Michigan employees with a U-M parking permit will find the Church Street structure the closest to Weiser Hall, with the Hill Street, Thayer Street, and Forest Avenue structures all within walking distance. Please note that many University parking structures are free and open to the public after 6 pm each day and on Sunday. For more information about parking at the University of Michigan, please visit Parking & Transportation Services.