University of Lower Silesia

Introduction

Founded in 1997, University of Lower Silesia (ULS), located in Wroclaw, Poland, has established a distinct identity as a private institution of higher learning that promotes novel approaches to learning and forges research links on the national and international level. In addition to high-quality students, the school has attracted accomplished academic researchers and professors of education and the social sciences who have helped build the first-rate academic reputation of the school. In the fifteen years of the school's existence, the student body has grown from 368 to almost 8,000 students who are served by a full-time academic staff of over 200 scholars. ULS currently offers degree programs in education, special-needs education, international relations, journalism, national security, philosophy, cultural studies and cultural anthropology or technical science.

Wrocław - a City for Learning


ULS students benefit from the historic city of Wroclaw, a magical urban space and Poland’s fourth largest city (640,000 inhabitants). This intellectual hub, where every sixth resident is a student, offers an inspiring learning context where ULS students can investigate the past and its impact on the present dynamics of a 21st century Central European metropolis in transition. Once a vibrant German metropolis almost totally annihilated during WWII, Wroclaw was later nearly entirely re-populated and rebuilt by Poles in the post-war era and today embodies a complex and multi-layered European identity.

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This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Polish

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Bachelor of 3D Animation and Visual Effects

Campus Full time October 2017 Poland Wrocław

The programme is devoted to three steps of a process of a movie production: pre-production, production and post-production. Curriculum includes full range detailed courses like: 3D modelling, character animation, particles effects, matte painting or motion design. [+]

Study the B.A. Program: 3D Animation and Visual Effects for Film and Games (Undergraduate Level) Join the creative team of our students! Practically oriented curriculum Internships under the wings of developers of worldwide recognizable games and animations (Techland, Thunderbull Ent., DashDot Creations, Ten Square Games, Juice, Picadillla) Up to date equipment and software Vibrant community of professionals and researchers Rapidly developing Wroclaw with tones of working opportunities in creative industries Start-up culture, professional events, international atmosphere Erasmus semester programmes and up to one year internships in the animation, VFX and game design oriented Universities and studios from all over European countries. We offer a unique 3 years B.A. Programme in 3d Animation and Visual Effects for Film and Games (over 2000 academic hours).The curriculum reflects 3 stages of game and movie production pipelines: preproduction, production and postproduction. It also takes into account the specificity of animation and VFX for games and for movies. The core 3d graphics, animation and digital postproduction courses are enriched by attractive programming, art and interactive communication classes that provide fundamentals of graphic and interactive design, game engines, history of visual media, games and animation, etc. The programme prepares for following occupations: 3D Character Animator Concept artist Modeler 3d generalist Matte Painter 3D Tracking Artist Rotoscope Artist Lighting/Rendering Artist Effect Animator Compositor Mocap specialist Example courses 3D Character Animator Introduction to artificial intelligence Concept Arts and Storyboards Motion capture workshop VFX for film VFX for games Aerial photography and cinematography Admissions: Admission starts March 15th and ends July 10th. Tuition: 2000 Euro per academic year Click here for more information about University of Lower Silesia and enrolment. [-]

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Bachelor of Arts: Security Studies - Non-military challenges in the 21st century

Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Poland Wrocław

Security Studies offers an in-depth look at the issue of security, focusing on its non-military aspects such as those related to the social, political, economic, informational and environmental sectors. Security Studies analyses security problems at the local, national and transnational levels through the prism of internationalization, and with an emphasis on human security, security and safety management, strategies aiming at preventing and combating threats. The uniqueness of the studies lies in the combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. A rich internship program which is a part of the Security Studies program gives students the opportunity to combine theory with their first professional experience. As a result, graduates become professionals capable of providing efficient responses to different security challenges and engage in decision-making processes within the security sector. [+]

Security Studies (3-year Bachelor's Degree Program) Security Studies offers an in-depth look at the issue of security, focusing on its non-military aspects such as those related to the social, political, economic, informational and environmental sectors. Security Studies analyses security problems at the local, national and transnational levels through the prism of internationalization, and with an emphasis on human security, security and safety management, strategies aiming at preventing and combating threats. The uniqueness of the studies lies in the combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. A rich internship program which is a part of the Security Studies program gives students the opportunity to combine theory with their first professional experience. As a result, graduates become professionals capable of providing efficient responses to different security challenges and engage in decision-making processes within the security sector. Career options The main areas of employment are: Public and Private Security Administration Structures Governmental, Non-governmental Organizations Corporation Security Monitoring Canters Crisis Management Centers Search and Rescue Institutions Strategic Studies Institutes Education and Trainees Centers Sample job positions: Chief Security Officer Security Manager in the Community and Organizations Communications Officer (CO) Public Relations Officer (PRO) Quality Manager Analyst Human Resources Officer Inspectorate of the Environment During the first three semesters, students will acquire basic knowledge in security science and related areas such as law, economics, strategic and management studies, data analysis and computer science in the following lecture modules: Theory of Security Science History of Security Law on Security Introduction to Strategic Management Strategic Planning and Strategic Analysis Regionalization and Institutionalization of Security Actors in Security Management Hard & Soft Power in Contemporary Politics Geo-economics Security Threats and Challenges in Europe Grand Strategy in National and International Security Security Systems Technology and Security Risk Management Introduction to Big Data Computer Science In the second half of the program (semester 4-6) students deepen their knowledge and acquire cognitive and practical skills in selected aspects of security. Students will have the opportunity to choose a number of optional courses from the modules offered: Socio-Political Security focuses on the threats to citizens, public and private institutions in a democratic country as well as challenges for states that function within transnational and supranational frameworks. An essential element of the module is the study of mechanisms and tools required for counteracting these threats, which include effective security management. The module will consist of the following courses: The Open Society and its Enemies Challenges and Barriers of Social Security Financial Security Intercultural Conflicts Management Strategies Non-Governmental Forms of Security Extremism – Prevention and Combating Strategies Management of Public Security Crisis Management Models in Europe Migration Management in the European Union Information Security & Strategic Communication is addressed to future strategic analysts and communication managers. Strategic communication can mean either communicating a concept, a process, or data that satisfies a long-term strategic goal of an organization by allowing facilitation of advanced planning, or communicating over long distances, usually using international telecommunications or global network assets to coordinate actions and activities of security actors. The program contains the following subjects: Strategy and Strategic Culture Strategic Management and Information Models of Communications Network Centric Conflicts & Asymmetry of Information Cyberspace and Cyber Security Propaganda, Persuasion and Public Opinion Media and Conflict Strategic Analysis of Threat Information Big Data and Information Security Management Environmental Security, besides fostering peace and human rights, is also the engine of local and regional economic stability. Strategies of adaptation to and mitigation of climate change as well as management of security risks are the key concepts for sustainable human development. The purpose of this module is to provide comprehensive analysis of issues related to environmental security, both through theory and case studies. The module will consist of the following courses: Theory and Research Methods in Environmental Security Global Environmental Problems Conflicts over Natural Resources Energy Security – Global, European and National Perspectives International Organizations in Environmental Security Management Environmental Security Policy in European Countries Risk Management Strategies, Monitoring and Early Warning (flood, earthquake desertification, land-use, GMO, etc.) Management of Sustainable Human Development (Health-, Food-, Water-,Biodiversity- Security) Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies to the Climate Change Challenge Security Education and Promotion is addressed to future security educators, NGO leaders, education officials, promoters and PR officers in public administration and business. The aim of the module is to offer students the opportunities to acquire skills required for the dissemination of knowledge, providing trainings and organizing campaigns related to safety of individuals, regions and states. The module will consist of the following courses: Behavioral Psychology in Crisis Situations Safety Management in Crisis Situations Building Security Awareness Security PR Management of Prevention Services Education for Security Education of Children and Adults Teaching Approaches and Methodology Students can also take advantage of a wide range of specialized courses such as first aid, road rescue, water rescue, mountain rescue and mass rescue operations, offered by the Lower Silesian Academy of Emergency and Security Studies Center at ULS (University of Lower Silesia). Program is available in English. The University reserves the right to make changes to the program offered. [-]

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