Founded in 1816, the University of Warsaw (UW) is the largest university in Poland and the country’s leading institution in teaching and research. Around 45,000 people study at UW's three campuses with 3,800 of them being international students and doctoral candidates. UW students can choose from a variety of programs, including 24 degree programs taught in English, and may learn one or more of the 36 different languages taught at UW, which earned the university the EU's “European Language Label” honoring innovative approaches in language teaching and learning.
University of Warsaw
6number of Nobel Price winners among UW alumni
Top 3%UW belongs to the top 3% of universities worldwide according to major university rankings (THE, QS) and consistently ranks 1st or 2nd best university in Poland
1000number of international and domestic partners that UW cooperates with
The University of Warsaw has 24 faculties and over 30 research units working on more than 1,400 research projects that reflect the university's wide range of study and research areas in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. UW's research centers on the Ochota campus conduct interdisciplinary research of special importance to medicine, environmental protection or industries and develop new materials that find application in pharmaceutics, material science and nanotechnology.
The University of Warsaw's main sources of academic research funding are subsidies from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, including funding from the Polish Excellence Initiative, as well as from domestic and European grants, totaling 1,600 grants, including 200 from international entities.
The University of Warsaw also belongs to the 4EU+ European University Alliance of six comprehensive, research-intensive, public universities from four regions of Europe that aims to enhance cooperation in education, teaching and research.
Engagement with IU
Indiana University and University of Warsaw initiated their partnership in 1976 with the establishment of national centers at their respective institutions: Polish Studies Center at IU Bloomington and American Studies Center at University of Warsaw.
In subsequent years, the universities signed a number of sub-agreements that added faculty, graduate student and junior scholar exchange programs, and annual lectures at both institutions – the Michalek Memorial Lecture in American Studies at UW and the annual Timothy Wiles Memorial Lecture at IU Bloomington.
One of the sub-agreement is a faculty exchange between the IU's O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and UW's Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies. IU's Maurer also have a sub-agreement with UW's School of Law for a student exchange.