The Faculty of Theology was established at the Nicolaus Copernicus University on October 1st, 2001. Its faculty members were recruited from among the theologians working in two diocesan Seminaries - in Torun and in Wloclawek. The first dean was prof. dr hab. Jerzy Bagrowicz. His successor, prof. dr hab. Jan Perszon was elected in 2005 and reelected in 2008. Currently, the Faculty comprises forty two full-time faculty members who specialize in various theological disciplines. There are 480 students. The Faculty offers graduate degrees, i.e., master's and doctor's degrees. Students can choose from among four different specializations: priestly, pastoral-catechetic, 'Caritas' social work and studies on the family. The programs operate within the Polish grading system as the formal grading, but students are also graded according to the ECTS grading scale. One of the highest priorities of the Faculty has always been promoting international cooperation with other centers of theological studies in particular with the School of Theology of the University of Navarra (Spain), Katolisch-Theologische Fakultät of the University of Würzburg (Germany), The Department of Theology of the Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania). The main academic periodical is 'Teologia i Czlowiek' (Theology and Man). There are also four theological series where members of the Faculty publish their papers: 'Euntes Docete', 'Scripta Theologica Thorunensia', 'Biblia et Patristica Thorunensia' and 'Series Biblica Paulina'. In cooperation with the Faculty of Pedagogy another semi-annual journal 'Paedagogia Christiana' is published. Among the most recent academic projects created by the Department of Theology is an online collection of biblical articles (www.biblistyka.umk.pl). It is an indispensible means for research for all Polish theologians. The project is entirely sponsored by the University of Nicolas Copernicus.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.