FACULTY OF SECURITY STUDIES  


 

INTRODUCTION

Our 2020 Faculty of Security Studies Strategy flows from the development strategy of AWL as a departmental, national and European University, for achieving educational and research goals to improve the competitive position of the University and establish it as a modern institution which is friendly to university teachers, staff, cadets, students, and the environment.

Faculty of Security Studies has been launched on 1 October 2010 on the basis of Decision No. 311/2010/MON of the Minister of National Defence of 10 August 2010. It is a core node in the organisational structure of the General Tadeusz Kościuszko Military University of Land Forces in Wrocław. It takes active part in the development of Poland’s defences and security, as it combines schooling and student and cadet education, as well as scientific research, which generally serves the purposes of Poland’s Armed Forces or enhances the country’s defence system, including security and security education. The Faculty provides teaching services in the field of security for the purposes of the state and local-government administration, and their subordinate services and inspectorates.

The Faculty’s strategy comprises its vision, mission, and general and specific strategic goals.

 

 

AN IDEOLOGICAL REPRESENTATION

OF THE FACULTY OF SECURITY STUDIES STRATEGY

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VALUES

The axiological foundations of our Faculty rest on such core values as honour, dignity and responsibility. Given the character of our University, our overriding values are patriotism and best interests of our Motherland, which give the Faculty of Security Studies its distinctive profile based on the diffusion of experiences between our civilian and military staff communities and students.

 

MISSION

Our mission is to establish our University as a recognised brand and a prestigious research and educational institution, known for its unique and endemic character

This mission is achieved through our efforts to

  • be an open and enterprising school, which recognises, explores and is committed to meeting the needs of our society across the different levels of social and economic life, while actively interacting with these;
  • develop the ability to practically apply knowledge across social, educational, and economic dimensions of our graduates’ professional careers;
  • develop an integral model of teaching to combine knowledge, attitudes and skills within the Faculty as a cohesive organism;
  • foster domestic and international cooperation with leading research and scientific centres, especially within the NATO security community.

 

Our Faculty provides education in two 1st- and 2nd-cycle programmes

National Security, a programme for anyone interested in broadly defined security and military and non-military threats in today’s world. This programme focuses on meeting the expectations of society in terms of providing a sense of security by supplying highly-qualified personnel for public administration institutions, the defence sector, and public services.

Security Engineering (civilian and military), a programme which, due to its practical and exceptionally interdisciplinary character, is designed for both technically inclined students, and anyone interested in broadly defined security in non-technical terms. This programme provides students with opportunities to learn about innovative solutions implemented on the basis of latest technological advancements in the field of security, and to participate in specialist laboratory research on product quality control, and see state-of-the-art security technology at work.

In our educational efforts we focus especially on

  • the continuous development and enhancement of our programmes to include any new and current knowledge, both general and specialist;
  • teaching our students how to identify and assess threats to security at different levels of state administration, including security management in towns and cities, districts, and communes;
  • cultivating our students’ moral compasses and sense of aesthetics to sensitize them to the consequences of conflicts, wars, crises, and other emergencies;
  • teaching practical skills related to the evaluation of social and cultural phenomena;
  • shaping our students’ axiological attitudes to help them embrace in their lives and future careers the values encouraged in our Faculty’s strategy;
  • providing our students with theoretical knowledge grounded in real phenomena which constitute threats to security, and making the process of education a more ‘hands-on’ experience;
  • encouraging our students to become creatively involved in research projects implemented by our university teachers, and inspiring them to publish their work.

 

These educational efforts create a favourable climate for the Faculty community as a whole to actually share and relate to its development goals. This allows us to provide our teachers with an appropriate and workable framework to help them improve their qualifications and status as university teachers, and achieve their professional goals defined as teaching outcomes. We are also committed to making our students, and everyone else who enrols on our Faculty to improve their qualifications, share a sense of community and pride, and are confident that the knowledge and skills they have learned here are invaluable and beneficial for their personal development and career in the competitive job market.

Our programmes are designed specifically to

  • strengthen the scientific potential of the Faculty by hiring university teachers with considerable professional achievements and research experience;
  • secure research grants both domestically and in partnership
    with foreign research centres;
  • improve the status of our publications by submitting them to leading domestic and international journals;
  • promote the scientific achievements of our teachers during domestic and international scientific conferences, and conferences organised by the Faculty;
  • help our teachers move up the career ladder by obtaining scientific degrees;
  • encourage international cooperation to exchange experience and collaborate on joint publications.

 

VISION

Building a modern, growth-oriented, and internationally networked organisation which rests on the strong pillars of science, education, and partnership with the state administration and industry.

 

STRATEGIC GOALS EXPLAINED

1. Scientific Excellence

  1. To provide the staff with opportunities for scientific advancement.
  2. To unlock scientific potential and to produce tangible and other outcomes of research efforts.
  3. To carry out research for third parties to develop applicable solutions as a renowned centre of excellence.
  4. To become authorised to confer second-field doctoral degrees.
  5. To apply for new domestic and international research programmes to obtain additional funding.
  6. To attract more third-party funding for our research, especially as part of grants.
  7. To secure funding for our own and statutory research.
  8. To create research teams based on their expertise in specific fields.
  9. To develop our research and scientific infrastructure.
  10. To modify our organisational structure to be able to obtain domestic and international funding.
  11. To provide our students with opportunities for academic development.
  12. To develop a database of knowledge on the Faculty’s research activities.
  13. To create a comprehensive personnel evaluation system and an incentive system to encourage our academic staff to intensify their research efforts.

2. Educational Excellence

  1. To make our educational programmes more appealing.
  2. To launch specialisations in Cybersecurity and Information Protection as part of the National Security programme.
  3. To provide interdisciplinary professional training for officers and economic leaders.
  4. To create new programmes for the purposes of the armed forces and state administration on the basis of the University’s profile.
  5. To develop international schooling options for officers.
  6. To improve the qualifications of the research and teaching staff with civilian and military background, and to maintain a high ratio of personnel employed at the University as their primary employment.

3. International Networking

  1. To develop international networking in the fields of research and education.
  2. To apply to new European and non-European international cooperation programmes.
  3. To forge international partnerships with specialist academic centres.
  4. To launch second-cycle programmes in English.
  5. To teach first-cycle programmes in English.
  6. To prepare the English-language version of our website.
  7. To increase the mobility of our students and staff as part of Erasmus+ and other international programmes.
  8. To promote a positive image of the University abroad.
  9. To include our students in our international efforts, e.g., through international student projects.
  10. To develop international partnerships both in the fields of publishing and research, and in applying research findings (international commercialisation of research findings).
  11. To encourage our personnel to network internationally.

4. Faculty Brand Development

  1. To promote a positive image of the University and the Faculty both in Poland and abroad.
  2. To increase the University’s and Faculty’s brand awareness.
  3. To launch promotional campaigns (with special focus on our attractive educational services, including some unique programmes, such as practical and academic military and civilian courses in command, management, and logistics; the favourable location of the University and its comprehensive social & living, and sports & recreation, facilities; and our competitive prices for extramural and postgraduate programmes).
  4. To prepare the English-language version of our website.  
  5. To develop and popularise a database of knowledge on the Faculty’s research activities.
  6. To define graduate profiles for each programme available at our Faculty.
  7. To use social media to promote the Faculty.


 

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