About the University of Warsaw
University of Warsaw
University of Warsaw (UW), founded in 1816, is the best university and a leading research centre in Poland. The high level of scientific research, its connection with the education of students and the diversity and attractiveness of our teaching determines the position of the University in the country and worldwide. University of Warsaw is listed among top 4% of the World-Class Universities and recognized by prestigious international rankings such as the Academic Ranking of World Universities (AKA Shanghai Ranking), the QS Top Universities, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the CHE Excellence Group 2010 (subjects: chemistry, physics).
UW educates over 53,500 students. It employs over 6,300 people, including 3,250 academic teachers. Currently, there are 20 faculties and 30 other units, including the Centre of New Technologies, Centre for Preclinical Research and Technology and University Technology Transfer Centre. The University collaborates with ca 1,000 foreign institutions, including 420 partnerships within the boundaries of more than 1,100 Erasmus agreements and 240 partners from 52 countries within the boundaries of university agreements on direct collaboration.
UW offers undergraduate, graduate and post-diploma studies, organizes summer schools and vocational courses, initiates interdisciplinary programmes and introduces new teaching techniques. Our offer is adapted to the needs of the changing world and the challenges and complexity of the labor market. Our scholars regularly receive awards and win competitions for research grants. UW students are well-educated and very competitive, winning many contests and championships. Scientific and vocational development of our students is supported by appropriate offices, organizations, and cooperation with numerous institutions. National and international companies highly value our graduates, among which you can find many prominent persons, successful entrepreneurs and recognized scholars and writers, including Nobel Prize laureates.