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Those problems are subject of research conducted at many universities, but in particular security research require a multidimensional approach that combi- nes different disciplines. Such an approach is nothing new in the broadly understood social sciences, especially in discipline of international relations, where problems such as con- flicts, wars, arms race or terrorist ac- tivities are commonly ecountered. One of such institutions conducting intensive research on various aspects of international relations and secu- rity is the Institute of International Studies at the University of Wrocław. For over twenty years at this institu- tion research and teaching activities in the field of international relations, national and international security have been conducted. In these areas, parti- cular attention is paid to the security of Poland and its immediate international environment, including Eastern Europe, the European Union, but also problems of Africa and the Near and Far East are subject to research. In addition, rese- arch encopass issues of soft power, including in particular strategic com- munication and public diplomacy, as well as economic security issues. The employees of the Institute partici- pate or have participated in dozens of international research programs and projects, including, among others, the 6th and 7th EU Framework Program, EU educational programs (Erasmus- -Mundus, Erasmus Plus. By participa- tion in those programmes ISM coope- rates with universities from almost all EU countries). In addition, ISM employees individually implement numerous research projects financed from external funds, in parti- cular from the EU budget. In addition to international activity, a constant element of the scientific work is parti- cipation in national programs, notably those financed by grants from the Na- tional Science Center and the National Center for Research and Development. University programs where the clas- ses are conducted in English constitute another important domain of interna- tional cooperation. This concerns the majors in International Relations - Glo- bal Studies, both in case of the BA, as well as in case of the MA programs. The classes conducted in English also remain open for the participants of the Erasmus Plus international exchange program and similar initiatives. In addition, Master's students in inter- national relations from 2014 onwards can participate in the unique Double De- gree Program, offered jointly with the Human Rights Center of the University of Padova. Participation in this program guarantees the achievement of two MA diplomas: the Italian Laurea Magi- strale in Human Rights and Multi-Level Governance and Polish international relations. Over one hundred people are studying English-language courses, re- presenting both the countries of the European Union, the United States, Asian countries and others. In case of Polish-language studies in addition to the traditional international relations programme, bachelor pro- gramme in the field of national security and master programme in the field of international security are offered. The curricullum in national security programme has been composed in or- der to allow graduates to aqiure broad knowledge and skills regarding contem- porary phenomena and threats. Special attention during classes is paid to legal fundamentals, organization and social aspects of operation of armed forces and law enforcement services. Gradu- ate of this faculty is therefore prepared ANALYSIS

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