In February 2017, Professor Dr. hab. Krzysztof Kubiak became the new Chair of the Department. Professor Kubiak is a lieutenant commander, retired, graduate of the Naval Academy in Gdynia and of the University of Gdańsk. Previously, among others, he worked with the National Defence University of Warsaw and the University of Lower Silesia in Wrocław. Currently, he coordinates work on the new English language program offered by the Department: Scandinavian Studies.