Contact expert

Józef Niznik, Prof

IFiS PAN, European Studies Unit

Areas of Expertise

Country of residence


Research Discipline

Politics & International Relations

Language Skills

  • Polish (native)
  • English (fluent)


Born on March 13, 1943 in Łańcut, Poland. Studied philosophy and sociology at the University of Warsaw. Since 1973 employed in the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 1971 Ph.D. in philosophy. In 1980 habilitation on the basis of the thesis: "Object of knowledge in social sciences" . In 1992 receives state title of professor. In 1976/1977 and 1984/1985 visiting professor in the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Co-founder and professor of the international Graduate School for Social Research at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. His earlier research work has been devoted to the science policy, theory of knowledge and the border-line of philosophy and sociology. Since 1987 collaborates with the Club of Rome and gets involved in international relations problems, global problems and the problems of integration of Europe. Member of the Committee for the Future Studies, "Poland 2000 Plus", at the Board of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Over 100 publications in Polish and English in philosophy, methodology of social sciences, sociology of knowledge and since 1989 in global problems, international relations and the problems of European integration.