Universities in Warsaw, Poland

University of Warsaw

Why UW?
A high-ranking university

  • 2014 – the University of Warsaw was declared number 1 in Poland in scientific ranking published by the POLITYKA weekly;
  • 2014 – number 1 in Poland in the ranking published by the national daily Rzeczpospolita and the education monthly Perspektywy.
  • best Polish HEI in international rankings.

International cooperation and recognition

  • Ranked number 1 in Erasmus mobility in Poland: „The largest number of mobilities in years 1998-2010 and the impact of the programme on institutional changes, and the image of the university”.
  • Implementation of a model electronic Learning Agreement (e-LA) in Poland.
  • European Success Stories – Fostering Internationalisation at European Universities (2010).
  • Mobility Friendly University (2008).
  • Bilateral cooperation with 310 international partners in 64 countries worldwide.

Numerous fields of study and research to choose

  • There are over 400 study programmes and specializations in the Humanities, Earth, Social, and Natural Sciences, including 27 study programmes taught fully in English.
  • The UW offers 9 double degree Master programmes, ca. 40 doctoral co-tutelle agreements, 3 international MBA programmes and 6 international post-diploma studies.
  • It offers courses of 41 foreign languages as well as Polish courses at the Centre of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners POLONICUM open during both the academic year and the summer holidays.
  • Every academic year the Open University of the University of Warsaw offers hundreds of courses from various fields of study (incl. language courses) open to the public.
  • Centre for Open and Multimedia Education of the UW offers numerous e-courses in various disciplines and on various levels.

Research centre

  • The UW is one of the leading scientific research centres in Poland, recognized internationally too.
  • There is the biggest scientific and academic grouping in Poland – campus Ochota, University of Warsaw.
  • The UW students have won numerous national and international contests in the fields of computer science mainly, but also in other fields of science as well as in the humanities.
  • Its faculty members and PhD students receive many research grants and participate in both national and international research programmes.
  • Every year faculty members publish about 7 thousands of scientific papers.
  • There is a wide range of laboratories as well as astronomical observatories both in Warsaw and in Chile available to students and researchers of the UW.

Facilities and activities

  • The UW offers a wide range of facilities and activities necessary for every student and researcher, incl. dormitories, libraries, cafes, internet, sport centres, help for persons with disabilities, student clubs, international students assistance, laboratories, health centres etc.
  • The facade of the UW Library building, which resembles a line of open books and includes a roof garden, is one of the most impressive examples of contemporary architecture in Poland.
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