Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities


The Institute of Security Studies (ISS) is a successor of the Institute of Social Sciences launched in 2000. The Institute of Social Sciences primarily focused on research in political science, contemporary history, European integration, international relations, and socio-economic development. The flagship degree program at undergraduate and postgraduate level was political science in the following specialisation: national security, European integration, Eastern European studies, political marketing and diplomacy.


Development of the Institute of Social Sciences leads to transformation to the Institute of Social and Security Studies in 2010. 


The involvement in research and continued efforts to build a network of partnerships and alliances with other research institutes inside and outside Europe, resulted in enhancement of quality education and endorsement of the best achievements adopted in the academic area. This lead to upgrade teaching offer and security studies became the flagship degree of the Institute, including the authorisation to grant doctor degree in the discipline of security studies.


The Institute of Security Studies is one of largest departments at the University. Its scale means that the research interests of its staff are wide-ranging, covering most aspects of the subject, and reflecting the rich choice of subjects on offer in its teaching. The area of interests include theory, history and methodology of security studies, intelligence, competitive intelligence, crisis management, military security, economic security, national security cultures, climate change, protection of classified information, strategic studies, international security, and international relations.