We are pleased to welcome you to the official website of the Lodz East Asia Meeting organized by the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Lodz. Here you will find information about our department, partners, previous editions, Lodz and the region, conference venue, as well as some practical information. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via contact form.


The Lodz East Asia Meeting is an annual conference for scholars interested in political, economic and social aspects of Asian affairs. After the success of the last four editions, we wish to continue the meeting as an international event. It will provide a valuable opportunity for the exchange of ideas between scholars from different countries. We wish the Lodz East Asia Meeting to become a forum for both experienced academics and young researchers who always make up a significant number of the participants.


3196328945_193b7d9d36_oThe University of Lodz is one of the leading institutions of higher education in Poland. For decades it has been also one of the biggest and most popular Polish universities. It was established in 1945 as a successor of educational institutions active in Lodz in earlier times. The 12 faculties of the University provide programmes in 50 fields of study and 170 specializations. In addition, the University offers doctoral programmes, more than 100 postgraduate curricula including an MBA programme, and programmes financed by the ESF. About 10,000 students complete their programmes at the University of Lodz every year. Our students, together with those studying in Lodz within Erasmus exchange, come from about 70 different countries. In this truly international atmosphere everyone can experience the cultural diversity of both the city and the institution.


The 47,000 students that attend classes at different faculties of the University are taught by 2,300 academic teachers, 586 of whom bear the highest academic rank. The interest in studying at the Pałac2University of Lodz is determined not only by high quality of instruction, but also by modern programmes of study offered in Polish, English and French, and adapted to the changing demands of the labour market. The University treats international cooperation as a way to foster its development and continue the city?s tradition. Our institution regularly hosts guest speakers, renowned politicians, businessmen and cultural representatives from Poland and abroad. The University is repeatedly ranked among the top higher education institutions in Poland, and it especially excels in such fields of study as management, law, and economics. University of Lodz also boasts the oldest and most recognized School of Polish for Foreigners that has educated over 20,000 students since 1952.


Source: International Relations Office of the University of Lodz