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University of Bialystok

University of Bialystok was created in 1997 by transforming the former 29 - year old Branch of Warsaw University. Over the fifteen years the University of Bialystok has become a dynamically growing institution of higher education.

The University consists of nine faculties, including one located abroad in Vilnius. Classes and lectures are delivered by app. 900 academic teachers including more than 200 university and tenured professors. At present the University offers courses in 27 fields of study and over 70 specializations for app. 17.000 students within full-time and part-time programmes. The major fields of study offer unique and inter-faculty courses created to meet the social demand. The curricula are constantly developed and updated, with a special emphasis on their interdisciplinary character. The University offers as many as 100 different postgraduate courses. About 70 student scientific groups and organizations are active at the University.

In 2010, 2011 and 2012 the University of Bialystok was ranked third in the competition "The most innovative and creative institution of higher education in Poland". In 2011 the University was awarded the certificate "University of Leaders" by the Foundation for the Development of Education and Higher Learning. The competition promotes institutions of higher learning which invest in the job market-oriented education and care about the practical education of students.

The University is entitled to confer the university degree of doctor in economic, legal, physical, biological and chemical sciences as well as in humanities, that is in history, language studies, literature and pedagogy, and the postdoctoral degree of doctor habilitatus in law, economics, biology and history.

The scientific staff at the University conduct scientific research at international level, both in natural and exact sciences as well as in humanities and social sciences, not only expanding the boundaries of knowledge by making discoveries, but also by providing expertise and experience to the whole region of Podlasie. The works connected with the unique nature and cultural diversity of the region should be especially emphasized.

The University cooperates with institutions of higher education abroad within the frames of almost 150 agreements for scientific cooperation in LLP Erasmus Programme, Leonardo da Vinci Programme and Framework Programmes.

Our University guarantees a high level of didactic classes, a possibility of spending free time creatively by taking advantage of all University resources and participating in a widely understood student life.

University of Bialystok
ul. M. Skłodowskiej-Curie 14, Białystok,
15-097

www.uwb.edu.pl

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