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University of Warsaw

Location

University of Warsaw Main Campus, Warsaw Poland

Ranking

# 262QS World University Rankings

About University of Warsaw

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

University of Warsaw educates 36'000 undergraduate and graduate students, 1'900 PhD students and 1'200 non-degree post-diploma students, not counting the UW Open University students of all ages, including children.

The University employs 8'000 people, including over 4'000 academic staff. There are 25 faculties and 30 other academic and research units, including the Centre of New Technologies and University Technology Transfer Centre.

Students are offered over 200 programmes of 1st, 2nd and long cycle Master’s studies in humanities, social, exact and natural sciences, numerous interdisciplinary programmes, as well as 44 English-language programmes and 22 double degree programmes run with international partners. Some of the programmes enable Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Doctoral education is conducted in four multidisciplinary doctoral schools, where students implement their individual research plan.

Students may learn 36 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.

Results of the University's annual appraisals demonstrate that the majority of students are satisfied with their selection of the university and the education programme, and that having a diploma from University of Warsaw is a definite asset in the job market.

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 4’000 scholars. Their scientific inquiry extends over 1’300 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. The archaeologists have at their disposal the Research Station in Cairo. UW astronomers perform large-scale sky surveys using telescopes  at the Las Campanas Observatory in the Atacama Desert, Chile. Jointly with the Carpathian University in Ivano-Frankivsk, the University plans to renew the Astronomical and Meteorological Observatory on the top of Pip Ivan Mountain (Ukraine).

COOPERATION

The University of Warsaw cooperates actively with over 1’000 foreign and national institutions and collaborates with 350 partners from over 70 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 numerous 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, University of Milan, University of Geneva and Paris-Panthéon-Assas University.

IN THE HEART OF EUROPE

The University of Warsaw community includes 4’000 foreigners. The University received nine awards from Polish and international institutions for its participation in the Erasmus+ programme. According to the European Commission, it is one of the leaders among over 3’000 institutions in Europe. Located in Warsaw, the University is at the centre of political and economic life and has a lively social and cultural scene.

MISSION AND STRATEGY

The 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:

The basis of the University’s activity is the unity of teaching and research. The mission of the University within society is to guarantee access to knowledge and acquisition of skill to all who are entitled. 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. The cultural mission of the University is a synthesis of universal and local values.

About University of Warsaw

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

University of Warsaw educates 36'000 undergraduate and graduate students, 1'900 PhD students and 1'200 non-degree post-diploma students, not counting the UW Open University students of all ages, including children.

The University employs 8'000 people, including over 4'000 academic staff. There are 25 faculties and 30 other academic and research units, including the Centre of New Technologies and University Technology Transfer Centre.

Students are offered over 200 programmes of 1st, 2nd and long cycle Master’s studies in humanities, social, exact and natural sciences, numerous interdisciplinary programmes, as well as 44 English-language programmes and 22 double degree programmes run with international partners. Some of the programmes enable Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Doctoral education is conducted in four multidisciplinary doctoral schools, where students implement their individual research plan.

Students may learn 36 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.

Results of the University's annual appraisals demonstrate that the majority of students are satisfied with their selection of the university and the education programme, and that having a diploma from University of Warsaw is a definite asset in the job market.

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 4’000 scholars. Their scientific inquiry extends over 1’300 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. The archaeologists have at their disposal the Research Station in Cairo. UW astronomers perform large-scale sky surveys using telescopes  at the Las Campanas Observatory in the Atacama Desert, Chile. Jointly with the Carpathian University in Ivano-Frankivsk, the University plans to renew the Astronomical and Meteorological Observatory on the top of Pip Ivan Mountain (Ukraine).

COOPERATION

The University of Warsaw cooperates actively with over 1’000 foreign and national institutions and collaborates with 350 partners from over 70 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 numerous 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, University of Milan, University of Geneva and Paris-Panthéon-Assas University.

IN THE HEART OF EUROPE

The University of Warsaw community includes 4’000 foreigners. The University received nine awards from Polish and international institutions for its participation in the Erasmus+ programme. According to the European Commission, it is one of the leaders among over 3’000 institutions in Europe. Located in Warsaw, the University is at the centre of political and economic life and has a lively social and cultural scene.

MISSION AND STRATEGY

The 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:

The basis of the University’s activity is the unity of teaching and research. The mission of the University within society is to guarantee access to knowledge and acquisition of skill to all who are entitled. 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. The cultural mission of the University is a synthesis of universal and local values.

University information

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Rankings & ratings

University of Warsaw is one of the top public universities in Warsaw, Poland. It is ranked #262 in QS World University Rankings 2024.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #398
  • 2014
    #=338
  • 2015
    #=335
  • 2016
    #344
  • 2017
    #=366
  • 2018
    #411-420
  • 2019
    #=394
  • 2020
    #349
  • 2021
    #321
  • 2022
    #308
  • 2023
    #=284
  • 2024
    #262

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