The Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences (ILS PAS, Instytut Nauk Prawnych Polskiej Akademii Nauk – INP PAN) is one of the most prominent scientific research institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences within the area of social sciences. The ILS – established in 1956 – has been also one of the leading scientific centers in the field of legal studies for over 60 years. The mission of the ILS PAS is to initiate, promote, conduct and coordinate the research concerning the theoretical and practical aspects of law in the context of dynamic changes in the contemporary world.
The ILS offers 3rd degree education. The doctoral studies at the ILS PAS are designed to offer to PhD candidates the highest knowledge and research skills, provided by our researchers.
The research activities of the scientific staff of the ILS PAS are undertaken and realised within the framework of international cooperation with recognised scientific centres in Europe and worldwide. The cooperation is effectuated:
- in the framework of formalised cooperation: the ILS PAS is a member of three international multi-partner projects consortia and signatory of ten bilateral agreements. The Institute collaborates mostly with partners from European Union, such as Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria, Netherlands, France, Slovenia, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Romania, Croatia. There is one institutional cooperation with Taiwan.
- in the framework of considerable number of non-institutionalised relations: based on the researchers’ interpersonal contacts and previous experience in field of joint research and mobility; such informal cooperation is realised with scientists from Finland, Greece, Switzerland, Ukraine, United States, Israel and Australia.
The partners for cooperation are chosen according to the objective criterion of the scientific excellence of partner, as well as analysis of the common interests, potential benefits and effectiveness of collaboration on a long-term basis.