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University of Warsaw

Location University of Warsaw, Warsaw Poland
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Ranking

# 308

QS World University Rankings

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 40'200 undergraduate and graduate students, 2'400 PhD 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 7'700 people, including over 3'900 academic staff. 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 24 English-language programmes and 22 double degree programmes run with international partners. The offer includes 13 programmes with elements of medical sciences and nine engineering and technical programmes. Some of the programmes enable Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Doctoral education is conducted in four newly-established multidisciplinary doctoral schools, where students implement their 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.

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 the 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 3’900 scholars. Their scientific inquiry 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. 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 1000 foreign and national institutions and collaborates with 580 partners from over 80 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. 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, 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

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.

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 40'200 undergraduate and graduate students, 2'400 PhD 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 7'700 people, including over 3'900 academic staff. 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 24 English-language programmes and 22 double degree programmes run with international partners. The offer includes 13 programmes with elements of medical sciences and nine engineering and technical programmes. Some of the programmes enable Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Doctoral education is conducted in four newly-established multidisciplinary doctoral schools, where students implement their 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.

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 the 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 3’900 scholars. Their scientific inquiry 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. 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 1000 foreign and national institutions and collaborates with 580 partners from over 80 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. 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, 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

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.

Rankings & ratings

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

Ranking criteria

33.9
Overall
46.5
Academic Reputation
53.9
Employer Reputation
39.6
Faculty Student Ratio
6.2
Citations per Faculty
2.7
International Faculty Ratio
10
International Students Ratio

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