About the Institute

The Institute of Archaeology was established in 1999 to create an academic venue for research concerning East-Central European borderlands. From the very beginning, the Institute has been committed to the intellectual development of young research adepts.

The Institute was authorised to confer doctoral degrees in 2005. Thanks to the efforts of faculty members who participated in both domestic and international research projects, in 2010, the Institute was vested with the right to award postdoctoral degrees (dr hab.) in Archaeology.

The Institute is divided into two distinct faculties, namely the Department of Prehistoric Archaeology and the Department of Early Medieval Archaeology. Currently, the focus of the Institute remains on conducting interdisciplinary, international research projects. The Institute cooperates with several European research centres and conducts excavations in Poland and abroad (Ukraine, Moldavia, Germany, France, Romania, the Czech Republic).