The Maria Curie-Sklodowka University in Lublin is the largest public university in Poland on the Eastern side of the Vistula River. Is is an institution deeply rooted in the region, where it has served a cultural and opinion-forming function scince 1944 and has made a significant contribution to building a knowledge.based economy. To date, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University has graduated more than 260,000 students. Maria Curie-Sklodowka University offers education at 12 faculties in Lublin and Pulawy, in nearly 90 fields of study and about 300 specializations. A total of nearly 16,000 students are studying at the university, including 1,600 foreigners (i.e., 10% of all those studying at the university) representing nearly 45 countries of the world.

The Institute of Political Science and Administration is the successor to the Faculty of Political Science, which was institutionalized in 1975. The Institute conducts research in the field of: political theory, political systems, political thought, political marketing and communication, political movements, human rights and ethnic studies, international relations, national security and public administration.

The Institute of Political Science and Administration participates in the “Science Diplomacy in Northern Europe” (SciDiNE) project consortium. The project is being implemented by an interdisciplinary team consisting of political scientists, socio-economic geographers, sociologists, and data science specialists. In addition to strictly scientific activities, our ambition is to popularize knowledge about science diplomacy among its stakeholders, to create a platform for knowledge exchange, and communication between those interested in this topic. To this end, we are engaged in activities that are an example of the practice of science diplomacy. Moreover, we want to popularize knowledge about scientific diplomacy among diverse groups of recipients.