The Faculty of Theology was founded when the political climate and situation changed so that the acceptance of a more universal vision of the university was possible. After 1989 state universities in Poland became more open to the thought and research inspired by the Christian heritage.
On October 1, 1996 a new specialisation of Christian Education was offered in the Institute of Education at NCU and a year later, a new Department of Christian Education was established. The head of the specialisation and the department was Rev. Prof. Jerzy Bagrowicz, a professor of Catechetics from the Seminary in Wloclawek, an organiser and the first dean of the Faculty of Theology at NCU. This decision was an important element of opening the university for the presence of the Church in debates and academic research inspired by the Christian spirit and prepared academic community for the creation of the Faculty of Theology.
The Faculty of Theology relied on the existing circles of theologians, mostly academics from the Diocesan Seminaries in Torun and Wloclawek and later from Pelpin.
Quelle: Website Faculty of Theology, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, 01. Juni 2016