The University of Silesia in Katowice was established in June 1968 as the 9th university in Poland. It is an autonomous institution, which trains nearly 35 thousand full-time and part-time undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students. It consists of 12 faculties: Fine Arts and Music; Biology and Environmental Protection; Ethnology and Educational Science; Philology; Computer Science and Material Science; Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry; Earth Sciences; Social Sciences; Pedagogy and Psychology; Law and Administration; Radio and Television; Theology. It is also comprised of interdepartmental and general university units. The University employs about 3.4 thousand staff members including 2 thousand academic teachers. It has the right to award doctoral, post-doctoral and honorary degrees.
In the HabitARS project, the team from US is in charge of coordinating WP6, coordinating and conducting field botanical measurements in 19 research areas, as well as preparation, analysis and interpretation of the results.
The HabitARS project management at the University of Silesia in Katowice:
- Coordination of WP6: prof. dr hab. Barbara Tokarska-Guzik,
- Administration: mgr Sylwia Ledwoch.