The University of Lodz (UL) is one of the largest higher education institutions in Poland. Research and teaching is carried out at 12 Faculties and inter-faculty and inter-disciplinary research institutes. International Cooperation has been given the utmost priority in the development policy of the University.  Under the direct cooperation agreements UL collaborates with many higher education institutions in numerous countries. The University of Lódz is a member of several  international organizations and it has participated in a number of international research programmes.

This project has been funded with the support from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education funds for science for years 2013-2015 allocated to the international co-financed projects.