List of Universities in Poland
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List of Universities in Poland

This is a list of universities in Poland. In total, there are approximately 457 universities and collegiate-level institutions of higher education in Poland, including 131 government-funded and 326 privately owned universities, with almost 2 million enrolled students as of 2010.[1] According to the March 18, 2011 Act of the Polish Parliament, the universities are divided into categories based on their legal status and level of authorization.[2]

There are forty publicly funded and two private universities considered classical, granting doctoral degrees on top of bachelor's and master's degrees in at least ten fields of knowledge. The remaining universities are divided according to their educational profile usually reflected in their differing names. Academy is used for institutions which focus on fine arts, music and drama. The technical universities specialize in engineering and the physical sciences. (The name refers to the subjects taught; they are not technical schools.)

In total, there are 24 cities in Poland,[3] with between one and eight state-funded universities each.[4] Among the top are Warsaw, Kraków, Pozna?, and Wroc?aw.[5] The Polish names of listed universities are given in brackets, followed by a standard abbreviation (if commonly used or if existent). Note that some of the institutions might choose to translate their own name as university in English, even if they do not officially have the Polish-language equivalent name of uniwersytet.

Density of collegiate-level institutions of higher education across Poland

Public universities

Please use table sort buttons for year of establishment in chronological order and alphabetical list of locations
Name in English Name in Polish (abbreviation) Location Est.
University of Bia?ystok Uniwersytet w Bia?ymstoku


Bia?ystok 1997
Casimir the Great University Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy, UKW Bydgoszcz 1969
University of Gda?sk Uniwersytet Gda?ski, UG Gda?sk 1970
Jagiellonian University Uniwersytet Jagiello?ski, UJ
  • Law and Administration
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy and Medical Analysis
  • Health Care
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • Philology
  • Polish Language and Literature
  • Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Chemistry
  • Biology and Earth Sciences
  • Management and Social Communication
  • International and Political Studies
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology
Kraków 1364
John Paul II Catholic University Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Paw?a II, KUL Lublin 1918
Maria Curie-Sk?odowska University Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Sk?odowskiej, UMCS
  • Arts
  • Biology and Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Geosciences and Land Management
  • Philosophy and Sociology
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science
  • Pedagogy and Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Law and Administration
Lublin 1944
University of ?ód? Uniwersytet ?ódzki, U?
  • Biology and Environmental Protection
  • Chemistry
  • Economics and Sociology
  • Philology
  • Philosophy and History
  • Physics and Applied Informatics
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Geographical Sciences
  • Educational Sciences
  • Law and Administration
  • Management
  • International and Political Studies
?ód? 1945
University of Warmia and Mazury Uniwersytet Warmi?sko-Mazurski w Olsztynie, UWM
  • The Faculty of Animal Bioengineering
  • The Faculty of Arts
  • The Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology
  • The Faculty of Economic Sciences
  • The Faculty of Environmental Management and Agriculture
  • The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Fisheries
  • The Faculty of Food Sciences
  • The Faculty of Geodesy and Land Management
  • The Faculty of Humanities
  • The Faculty of Law and Administration Flags of the university in Kortowo campus
  • The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Sciences
  • The Faculty of Medical Sciences
  • The Faculty of Societal Sciences
  • The Faculty of Technical Sciences
  • The Faculty of Theology
  • The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Olsztyn 1999
Opole University Uniwersytet Opolski, UO
  1. Faculty of Philology
  2. Faculty of Social Sciences
  3. Faculty of Theology
  4. Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science
  5. Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology
  6. Faculty of Economics
  7. Faculty of Law and Administration
  8. Faculty of Chemistry
  9. Faculty of Art
Opole 1994
Adam Mickiewicz University Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu, UAM Pozna? 1919
University of Rzeszów Uniwersytet Rzeszowski, UR
  • Faculty of Biology and Agriculture
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Philology
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Nature
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Pedagogy and Art
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Sociology and History
  • Faculty of Physical Education
  • Branch Campus of the Faculty of Biotechnology
Rzeszów 2001
University of Silesia Uniwersytet ?l?ski, U? Katowice 1968
University of Szczecin Uniwersytet Szczeci?ski, US
  1. Faculty of Humanities
  2. Faculty of Law and Administration
  3. Faculty of Natural Sciences
  4. Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
  5. Faculty of Economics and Management
  6. Faculty of Management and Economics of Services
  7. Faculty of Theology
  8. Faculty of Geosciences
  9. Faculty of Philology
Szczecin 1945
Nicolaus Copernicus University Uniwersytet Miko?aja Kopernika w Toruniu, UMK Toru? 1945
University of Warsaw Uniwersytet Warszawski, UW
  1. Liberal Arts
  2. Applied Linguistics
  3. Applied Social Sciences and Resocialization
  4. Biology
  5. Chemistry
  6. Economic Sciences
  7. Education
  8. Geography and Regional Studies
  9. Geology
  10. History
  11. Law and Administration
  12. Journalism, Information and Bibliology
  13. Management
  14. Mathematics, Informatics, and Mechanics
  15. Modern Languages
  16. Oriental Studies
  17. Philosophy and Sociology
  18. Physics
  19. Political Science and International Studies
  20. Polish Studies
  21. Psychology
Warsaw 1816
Cardinal Stefan Wyszy?ski University Uniwersytet Stefana Wyszy?skiego, UKSW
  • Faculty of Theology
  1. Institute of Theology: theology, missiology, religious studies
  2. Institute of Medial Education and Journalism: medial education and journalism, journalism and social communication
  3. Theological Institute of Radom: theology
  • Faculty of Canon Law
  1. Canon law
  • Faculty of Family Studies
  1. Institute of Family Studies: family studies
  • Faculty of Christian Philosophy
  1. Institute of Philosophy: philosophy
  2. Institute of Psychology: psychology
  3. Institute of Ecology and Bioethics: ecology
  • Faculty of History and Social Sciences
  1. Institute of History: history, history of early Christian literature, musicology
  2. Institute of Archeology: archeology
  3. Institute of Political Science: political science, european studies
  4. Institute of Sociology: sociology, economics, social work
  5. Institute of History of Art: history of art
  • Faculty of Law and Administration
  1. Law, administration, international relations
  • Faculty of Humanistic Sciences
  1. Institute of Polish Philology: Polish philology, cultural studies, classical philology
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  1. Mathematics, computer science and econometry, physics, chemistry, macrofaculty (mathematics, chemistry, physics), computer science
  • Faculty of Biology and Environmental Sciences
  1. Biology, environmental engineering
  • Faculty of Pedagogy
  1. Pedagogy
Warsaw 1954
University of Wroc?aw Uniwersytet Wroc?awski, UWr Wroc?aw 1702
University of Zielona Góra Uniwersytet Zielonogórski, UZ
  • Faculty of Law
  • Collegium Medicum
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Biological Sciences
  • Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Faculty of Economics and Management
  • Faculty of Education, Psychology and Sociology
  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Telecommunications
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Econometrics
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  • Faculty of Physics and Astronomy
  • Branch Faculty of the University of Zielona Góra in Sulechów
Zielona Góra 2001
Jan Kochanowski University Uniwersytet Jana Kochanowskiego, UJK Kielce 1969

Technical universities

Business schools

Teacher universities

Life sciences

Colleges of physical education

Specialist universities

Medical universities and colleges

Universities of economics

Academies of music

Academies of theatre and film

Academies of fine arts

Universities of social sciences

SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities

Theological universities

Maritime universities

Military universities

Former universities and colleges in Poland

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ Central Statistical Office (Poland): Studenci szkó? wy?szych (cznie z cudzoziemcami) na dzie? 30 XI 2008. Number of students at Poland's institutions of higher education, as of 30 November 2008. Retrieved 13 June 2012. (in Polish)
  2. ^ Ustawa z dnia 27 lipca 2005 r. - Prawo o szkolnictwie wy?szym, Dziennik Ustaw, 2005, No.164, pos.1365. Legal Act of Polish Parliament. ISAP. Retrieved 13 June 2012. (in Polish)
  3. ^ "O?rodki akademickie" [Academic centres]. Uczelnie publiczne i niepubliczne (see: left-hand column). 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ MNSW. "Wykaz uczelni publicznych nadzorowanych przez Ministra w?a?ciwego ds. szkolnictwa wy?szego - publiczne uczelnie akademickie" [List of public universities in Poland, by Ministry of Science and Higher Education] (PDF file, direct download). Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wy?szego. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ Zadroga, Aneta (10 March 2008). "Studia w liczbach: Warszawa bije Kraków" [University studies in numbers: Warsaw beats Krakow]. Gazeta Wyborcza., Kraków. Archived from the original on 14 February 2009. Retrieved 2014.

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