University of Warsaw (UW) is the leading university in Poland and an important, internationally recognized research centre, featured by prestigious international rankings. Founded in 1816, the University of Warsaw has a long tradition to build on, with its graduates including recognized scholars and writers, also Nobel Prize winners. UW strives to combine it with modernity, of which a good example is a growing offer of interdisciplinary programmes, offered also in English (BA, MA and PhD programmes), or the construction of the Centre of New Technologies to support academic research. Active international cooperation is one of the main objectives of the UW strategy, which makes it actively participate in the Erasmus+ and Erasmus Mundus programmes through around 1500 bilateral agreements. The University of Warsaw consists of 20 faculties and 30 other independent teaching units. With almost 50 000 students and 3600 academic staff, the University of Warsaw is also the biggest Polish higher education institution. Currently, there are 18 MA programmes offered fully in English (i.e.: Psychology, Applied Petroleum Geosciences, Archaeology, Chemistry, International Economics, Environmental Management, European Administration, Quantitative Finance, Humanitarian Action, Security Studies, International Business Programme, International Relations, Journalism and Communication Studies, Political Science), apart from programmes in other languages.