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Nicolaus Copernicus University

The Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, founded in 1945, is the biggest university in northern Poland and is outstanding both in terms of its scientific potential as well as the courses of study on offer, forms of education, and numbers of students and graduates.

Due to the joining of the Ludwik Rydygier Medical Academy in Bydgoszcz to NCU, which took place on 24 November 2004, the University became a multi-profile higher education institution with even stronger research potential and teaching offers. In the recent press rankings, NCU has been granted the honourable position among the first five best universities in Poland. This is a confirmation of a high standard of the research and education offers.

NCU is comprised of 17 faculties: Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection; Faculty of Chemistry; Faculty of Earth Sciences; Faculty of Education Sciences; Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management; Faculty of Fine Arts; Faculty of History; Faculty of Humanities; Faculty of Languages; Faculty of Law and Administration; Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science; Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics; Faculty of Political Sciences and International Studies; Faculty of Theology and three faculties of Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz: Faculty of Medicine; Faculty of Pharmacy; Faculty of Health Sciences. Apart from the faculties, interfaculty and general university units, general university centers and interdisciplinary groups participate in education, scientific and research and organizational activities.

NCU employs over 4,300 people including 2,243 scholars. The rich education offer is effectively explored and used by over 30,000 students who are now being educated in over 80 fields of studies, 100 specializations, over 100 courses and post-graduate studies and 21 doctoral studies. Students find on offer studies of art, conservation, medicine, technical physics and interfaculty studies of humanities, all unique in the country.

The University also offers special studies. More and more fields of studies are being awarded the positive evaluation mark of the State Commission of Accreditation, and the artistic education has received a very rare mark of the outstanding. A wider implementation of the point assessment system accordant to ECTS system (European Credit of Transfer System) enables students to carry out a more individual programme of education as well as to continue studies in other Polish and foreign universities. Students are offered one- or two-semester studies abroad within the European programme ERASMUS. In addition, Master of Business Administration (MBA) studies are conducted in Toruń thanks to the co-operation of the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management with the Dominican University (USA), and have been granted official recognition by two American accreditation commissions of high standing.

Nicolaus Copernicus University
ul. Gagarina 11, Torun ,
87-100

www.umk.pl

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