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Departments of the Faculty of Administration and Social Sciences at Warsaw University of Technology conduct scientific research in the following areas:: 

  • legal sciences
  • philosophy
  • economics and finance
  • political and administrative sciences
  • security sciences


Legal sciences  

Research in the discipline of legal sciences focuses on issues related to various branches of public law. Faculty staff are mainly engaged in research on substantive and procedural administrative law, including, among others, local government law, administrative and court-administrative procedures, administrative enforcement, construction law and real estate management, telecommunications law, banking law and environmental law. They also conduct research in the field of legal theory and jurisprudence, constitutional law, protection of human rights, and European Union law, including EU institutional law, internal market freedoms and EU funds. Technical profile of WUT is also reflected in projects focused on the legal aspects of new technologies and intellectual property law.

Currently there are two research groups within the discipline of legal sciences:

  • Public Law
  • Law of New Technologies

Faculty members conducting scientific research in the field of legal sciences are authors of many publications in highly ranked international and national publications and journals and are managers of scientific projects.Faculty members conducting scientific research in the field of legal sciences simultaneously develop scientific cooperation with national and international scientific centres, e.g. Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Queen's University Belfast, University Nova in Lisbon, University of Amsterdam and European University Institute in Florence.


The research areas of philosophers at WAiNS include argumentation theory, philosophy of physics, formal ontology and the philosophy of computing and artificial intelligence. Matching these specialisations, there are four research groups within the discipline of philosophy: 

Philosophers at the faculty are authors of high-scoring publications in such journals as Argumentation, Artificial Intelligence, European Journal for Philosophy of Science, Minds & Machines, Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, Review of Philosophy and Psychology, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, and Synthese. They also lead research projects in the PW Priority Research Areas programmes under the "Excellence Initiative - Research University", the National Science Centre, the German VolkswagenStiftung Foundation and the European Horizon 2020 programme. Moreover, the representatives of philosophy actively cooperate with a number of domestic and foreign research centres, e.g. in Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, the USA and the UK.  


Economics and finance  

Research in the discipline of economics and finance mainly includes: 

  • finance from a macroeconomic perspective (inflation, monetary policy, fiscal policy, public debt and their interactions, as well as international comparisons)
  • local government finance in Poland (capital instruments in financing the development of local government units)
  • capital market (government and municipal bond markets, IT sector on the stock exchange)
  • cultural heritage management, national branding and competitive position of the country
  • behavioural economics 

Research interests also include business models and finance of transport companies, crowdsourcing and its varieties, and infrastructure financing in Poland. Research is being gradually extended to new areas, including issues related to the application of achievements of behavioural economics in artificial intelligence to optimise consumer decisions, and the importance of artificial intelligence in the field of economic security.  

Faculty members are authors of publications in the field of economics and finance. At the same time, they develop scientific cooperation with other national and foreign entities with a reputation for research in economics and finance, including, among others, IESE Business School, University of Oxford, SRI International (Stanford Research Institute) and Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. 


Political and administrative sciences and security sciences  

Research conducted in the field of political sciences and administration includes the development of information civilisation, the philosophy of law of information civilisation, digital state, civil servant ethics, European legal culture, human resources and knowledge management, organisation culture, e-government, ICT services in public administration, interoperability of public administration networks and services, as well as the administrative and legal status of an individual in the state and the functioning of state institutions and bodies.  

In the field of security sciences, faculty members conduct research  in security theory, conditions and threats to national security, national security systems and strategies, information security and tele-information systems of public administration, threats and methods of information protection in cyberspace, cyber-terrorism, legal and standard conditions of information security and tele-information systems, as well as road traffic safety, reconstruction of road accidents, innovative legal solutions significant for road traffic safety.  

Faculty members are authors of publications in scientific journals and periodicals in the field of political science, administration and safety science and participants of scientific projects.  

At the same time, faculty members develop cooperation with national and international research centres, e.g., with: University of Loughborough in the UK, Birla Institute of Technology & Science in India, Open Universiteit in the Netherlands, Eastern Kentucky University in the USA, Warsaw University and Bialystok University of Technology. They also collaborate with the Information Technology Society, European Law Faculties Association and several other academic institutions and organisations in the country.