General University Units
UKW Main Library
A modern, computerised unit which serves not only students and academic staff of the University but also all who wish to use its services. The library archives include over 700 thousand volumes. Customers use digital catalogues and on-line ordering. The UKW Main Library and the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń have jointly created the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Digital Library. The archives include over 2,500 old prints, the oldest being Historia Ecclesiastica published by Jan Schallus in 1479 and Biblia published by Jan Froben and Jan Petri in 1498.
Kazimierz Wielki University Press
The University Press has been active since 1971. Annually it publishes about 50 books (about 70 publisher’s sheets). It specialises in scientific publications: monographs, scientific dissertations, post-conference papers, bulletins, methodology guidelines, printed series of course lectures, and journals; documenting the academic output of the University in different fields, from humanities to mathematics and natural and technical sciences. (www.wydawnictwo.ukw.edu.pl)
Alliance Francaise at the Kazimierz Wielki University
This is one of the 15 Alliance Francaise centres in Poland. For the last few years it has offered courses to students and to all those who are ready for an adventure with the French language and Francophone culture. The centre is located in the heart of Bydgoszcz at 2 Jagiellońska Street apt 12. (www.alliance.ukw.edu.pl)
Museum of Diplomacy and Polish Diaspora
The museum was established in 1998 using the archives of the history of diplomacy and Polish diaspora collected by Dr Karol Poznański, Consul General of the Second Republic of Poland in France and Great Britain. Karol Poznański’s complete archives were donated to the University by his widow, Mrs Wanda Poznańska. The museum is unique in Poland. (www.muzeum.ukw.edu.pl)
Kurt Lewin Centre for Psychological Research
The Kurt Lewin Centre for Psychological Research has been named after one of the creators of contemporary psychology (born in Mogilno) and it is the only such institution operating in Central and Eastern Europe. Members of the Centre represent different fields of social research and come mostly from European and North American scientific centres. The Centre’s key role is developing the Kurt Lewin theory and popularising his output mostly among students and young researchers.