The Medical University of Lodz
THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF LODZ is one of Poland’s largest medical universities, its tradition dating back to the 1940s. Nowadays, with five faculties and sixteen programmes, its student body consists of over 9 500 students. The education offer comprises also programmes with English as lecturing language, with 840 foreign students enrolled in the programmes of medicine, dentistry and postgraduate studies. The University’s clinical facilities include three renowned hospitals, all of them highly rated in national rankings.
Healthy aging and active lifestyle are strategic areas of development of the University. 2011 marks the foundation of the Healthy Aging Research Centre (HARC), and since 2015 the University is a member of the international EIT health consortium (www.eithealth.eu) with aim to support entrepreneurship and create innovations in the areas of healthy lifestyle and active aging, as well as seeking ways to improve the quality of life in Europe. Scientific projects carried out at the university, based on the concept of the knowledge triangle, are continuing in new, integrated educational programs, as well as in cooperation with business.
MUL will lead WP3 CizenAct Impact including external dissemination and implementation of hackathons. Moreover, MUL will organize CizenAct digital workshops for senior citizens and a cocreation public hackathon in close cooperation with the municipality of Lodz.