Skip to content
Be seen. Be heard.

University Communications

Partnership between MSU and Polish university progresses

Representatives from Poland’s SWPS University of Social Science and Humanities visited Minot State University recently to further discuss a partnership to offer exchange programs, study abroad programs, dual diplomas and faculty exchanges. The first pilot group of SWPS students may begin at MSU this fall.

On Sept. 16, a Memorandum of Understanding, forming the basis for the future cooperation between the two universities, was signed. An articulation agreement is currently being developed. Academic areas where the institutions may collaborate include Bachelor of Science in international business, certificates in management information systems, Master of Science in management, psychology, communication and broadcasting.

“We look forward to this cooperation and believe that this mutually beneficial partnership will lead to new opportunities for the academics and students,” said Jacek Mrozik, College of Business dean.

The Polish counterpart was represented by Pawel Kowalski, head of international affairs, Teresa Gardocka, vice rector for international cooperation, and Malgorzata Wroblewska, managing director. Pictured, left to right, are Steven Shirley, MSU president, Gardocka, Kowalski,  Wroblewska and Mrozik.

SWPS is a private university created after the fall of communism in Eastern Europe. The university’s main campus is located in Warsaw with four additional campuses located in other Polish cities and is comprised of 14,000 students. It is a leading institution in the area of psychology and the largest private university in Poland. To learn more about SWPS, visit

For questions, contact Mrozik at or 858-3110.


Published: 04/18/16

» More MSU News