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University of Warsaw

University of Warsaw, Warsaw Poland
    • QS World University Rankings
      321
    • StatusPublic
    • Research OutputVery High
    • Student/Faculty Ratio10
    • ScholarshipsNO
    • International Students2,792
    • SizeXL
    • Total Faculty3,629

    + 24 others shortlisted this university

    + 25 others shortlisted this university

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    With more than 200 years of history, University of Warsaw is Poland's largest and finest university and a leading research centre in Poland being among the top 3% of the world’s best universities.

    THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION

    The University of Warsaw educates 40'000 undergraduate and graduate students, 2'500 Ph.D. students and almost 2'100 non-degree post-diploma students, not counting the UW Open University students of all ages, including children.

    The University employs 7'500 people, including over 3'800 academic staff. Currently, there are 24 faculties and almost 30 other academic and research units, including the Centre of New Technologies and University Technology Transfer Centre.

    Students are offered over 100 programmes of 1st, 2nd and long cycle Master’s studies in humanities, social, exact and natural sciences, numerous interdisciplinary programmes, as well as 27 English-language programmes and 22 double degree programmes run by UW and international partners. Doctoral education is conducted in four newly-established multidisciplinary doctoral schools, where the students implement an individual research plan.

    Students may learn 37 different languages and receive the Language Proficiency Certificate. The University System of Language Provision was distinguished by the European Union with the European Language Label of the Labels award.

    The quality of education is confirmed by the annual appraisals conducted by the University itself. Results demonstrate that the majority of students are satisfied with their selection of the university and the education programme and that having a diploma from the University of Warsaw is a definite asset in the job market; 90% of respondents have found employment right after graduation.


    UNIVERSITY OF RESEARCH

    The high level of scientific research, as well as its connection with diversity and attractiveness of teaching methods determine the highest position of the University in the country and its strong reputation worldwide recognized also by prestigious international rankings. The University employs 3,800 scholars. Their scientific enquiry extends over 1,400 research topics; students who they concurrently teach have the opportunity of joining in their research projects.

    The University of Warsaw is present in more than 20 countries in 5 continents through archaeological excavations, ethnography and cultural studies research. The archaeologists who investigate the ancient Egypt have at their disposal the University’s Research Station in Cairo. Polish telescopes operate at the Las Campanas Observatory in the Atacama Desert, Chile, where UW astronomers perform large-scale sky surveys.


    COOPERATION

    The University of Warsaw cooperates actively with over 1000 foreign and national institutions and collaborates with 680 partners from over 100 countries within direct cooperation agreements. The level of internationalization makes the University one of the leading academic institutions in Central-Eastern Europe. The University is a member of 100 international societies and research networks. The University belongs to the 4EU European University Alliance together with Charles University, Heidelberg University, Sorbonne University, University of Copenhagen and University of Milan.

    IN THE HEART OF EUROPE

    The University of Warsaw community includes 4,800 foreigners: students, doctoral students, employees and grantees of, among others, the Erasmus programme. According to the European Commission’s assessment of academic exchanges, the University of Warsaw is one of the leaders among over 3,000 institutions in the entire Europe. Located in Warsaw, taking 15th place among most sociable and friendly cities in the world (Business Insider), The University is at the centre of political and economic life and has a lively social and cultural scene.


    MISSION AND STRATEGY

    University of Warsaw belongs to the global community of universities and accepts its universal aims, but its name is strongly bound up with the capital of Poland. In response to the challenges arising from the transformation of the country, the new position of Poland in Europe and the world and the education of knowledge-based society, University of Warsaw defines its mission as follows:

    1. The basis of the University’s activity is the unity of teaching and research.
    2. The mission of the University within society is to guarantee access to knowledge and acquisition of skill to all who are entitled.
    3. The civic mission of the University is the formation of those elites who, in their activities, will serve the imperio rationis rather than the ratione imperii.
    4. The cultural mission of the University is a synthesis of universal and local values.

    About

    With more than 200 years of history, University of Warsaw is Poland's largest and finest university and a leading research centre in Poland being among the top 3% of the world’s best universities.

    THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION

    The University of Warsaw educates 40'000 undergraduate and graduate students, 2'500 Ph.D. students and almost 2'100 non-degree post-diploma students, not counting the UW Open University students of all ages, including children.

    The University employs 7'500 people, including over 3'800 academic staff. Currently, there are 24 faculties and almost 30 other academic and research units, including the Centre of New Technologies and University Technology Transfer Centre.

    Students are offered over 100 programmes of 1st, 2nd and long cycle Master’s studies in humanities, social, exact and natural sciences, numerous interdisciplinary programmes, as well as 27 English-language programmes and 22 double degree programmes run by UW and international partners. Doctoral education is conducted in four newly-established multidisciplinary doctoral schools, where the students implement an individual research plan.

    Students may learn 37 different languages and receive the Language Proficiency Certificate. The University System of Language Provision was distinguished by the European Union with the European Language Label of the Labels award.

    The quality of education is confirmed by the annual appraisals conducted by the University itself. Results demonstrate that the majority of students are satisfied with their selection of the university and the education programme and that having a diploma from the University of Warsaw is a definite asset in the job market; 90% of respondents have found employment right after graduation.


    UNIVERSITY OF RESEARCH

    The high level of scientific research, as well as its connection with diversity and attractiveness of teaching methods determine the highest position of the University in the country and its strong reputation worldwide recognized also by prestigious international rankings. The University employs 3,800 scholars. Their scientific enquiry extends over 1,400 research topics; students who they concurrently teach have the opportunity of joining in their research projects.

    The University of Warsaw is present in more than 20 countries in 5 continents through archaeological excavations, ethnography and cultural studies research. The archaeologists who investigate the ancient Egypt have at their disposal the University’s Research Station in Cairo. Polish telescopes operate at the Las Campanas Observatory in the Atacama Desert, Chile, where UW astronomers perform large-scale sky surveys.


    COOPERATION

    The University of Warsaw cooperates actively with over 1000 foreign and national institutions and collaborates with 680 partners from over 100 countries within direct cooperation agreements. The level of internationalization makes the University one of the leading academic institutions in Central-Eastern Europe. The University is a member of 100 international societies and research networks. The University belongs to the 4EU European University Alliance together with Charles University, Heidelberg University, Sorbonne University, University of Copenhagen and University of Milan.

    IN THE HEART OF EUROPE

    The University of Warsaw community includes 4,800 foreigners: students, doctoral students, employees and grantees of, among others, the Erasmus programme. According to the European Commission’s assessment of academic exchanges, the University of Warsaw is one of the leaders among over 3,000 institutions in the entire Europe. Located in Warsaw, taking 15th place among most sociable and friendly cities in the world (Business Insider), The University is at the centre of political and economic life and has a lively social and cultural scene.


    MISSION AND STRATEGY

    University of Warsaw belongs to the global community of universities and accepts its universal aims, but its name is strongly bound up with the capital of Poland. In response to the challenges arising from the transformation of the country, the new position of Poland in Europe and the world and the education of knowledge-based society, University of Warsaw defines its mission as follows:

    1. The basis of the University’s activity is the unity of teaching and research.
    2. The mission of the University within society is to guarantee access to knowledge and acquisition of skill to all who are entitled.
    3. The civic mission of the University is the formation of those elites who, in their activities, will serve the imperio rationis rather than the ratione imperii.
    4. The cultural mission of the University is a synthesis of universal and local values.

    University highlights

    University of Warsaw is one of the top Public universities in Warsaw, Poland. It is ranked #321 in QS Global World Rankings 2021.

    QS World University Rankings

    • 2012
      #398
    • 2013
      #=338
    • 2014
      #=335
    • 2015
      #344
    • 2016
      #=366
    • 2018
      #411-420
    • 2019
      #=394
    • 2020
      #349
    • 2021
      #321

    Ranking criteria

    32.3
    Overall
    43.6
    Academic Reputation
    48.9
    Employer Reputation
    37.3
    Faculty Student Ratio
    6.7
    Citations per Faculty
    8.5
    International Faculty Ratio
    10.5
    International Students Ratio

    Student & Staff

    Total students
    36,443

    44%
    56%

    International students
    2,792

    53%
    47%

    Total faculty staff
    3,629

    198.04
    3431.22

    Total students
    36,443

    44%
    56%

    International students
    2,792

    53%
    47%

    Total faculty staff
    3,629

    3431.22
    198.04
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