University of Bialystok
Since 1965 University of Bialystok was a branch of Warsaw University. In 1997, UwB became an independent institution. Today UwB is one of the largest and strongest academic centres in North-Eastern Poland due to its scientific standards and potential.
The University consists of nine faculties, including one located abroad in Vilnius. Classes and lectures are delivered by app. 850 academic teacher (nearly 200 are independent research scholars). At present the University educates app. 17 000 students in almost 30 fields of study. It offers about 100 different postgraduate courses. The student movement is thriving: there are about 70 student research clubs at the University.
PhD studies are carried out within three University units called Doctoral Schools:
- Doctoral School of Humanities. Disciplines:
- literary studies.
- Doctoral School of Social Sciences. Disciplines:
- economy and finance,
- legal studies,
- social sciences,
- Doctoral School of Exact Sciences and Natural Sciences. Disciplines:
- biological sciences,
- chemical sciences,
UwB is entitled to confer 11 university degrees of doctor and 4 postdoctoral degrees.
The region’s unique nature and cultural diversity, which attracts scientific studies, are applied to science research carried out at the University.
UwB cooperates with scientific centres from all over the world. Commom scientific research, teaching projects, staff and student exchange as well as conferences and symposia are held under over 95 agreements with foreign partners from Europe and, among others, USA, China, Japan. The University cooperates with institutions of higher education in EU countries and non-EU countries under the Erasmus+ Programme, based on approx. 279 bilateral agreements.
Excellent conditions and facilities for studying are a great asset of the University. It has a modern campus housing Faculties of Mathematical and Natural Sciences. There are laboratories equipped with excellent advanced research apparatus and student studios. Nearby forest, green roofs of the buildings, water ponds and brooks in courtyards facilitate scientific work and close contact with nature at the same time. The Faculties of Humanities, Law, and Economic and Management, on the other hand, are located in historical buildings in the very centre of Bialystok.
Foreigners coming to Bialystok, whose number is constantly increasing, can learn Polish language, culture and customs of Poles and Podlasie region in the School of Polish Language and Culture, POLLANDO.