The University of Warsaw (UW) , founded in 1816, is the best university and a leading research centre in Poland. The high level of scientific research, its connection with the education of students and the diversity and attractiveness of our teaching determines the position of the University in the country and worldwide. The University of Warsaw is listed among top 4% of the World-Class Universities and recognized by prestigious international rankings such as the Academic Ranking of World Universities (AKA Shanghai Ranking), the QS Top Universities, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the CHE Excellence Group 2010 (subjects: chemistry, physics).
UW educates over 61,300 students. It employs over 6,300 people, including 3,280 academic teachers. Currently, there are 20 faculties and 30 other units, including the Centre of New Technologies, Centre for Preclinical Research and Technology and University Technology Transfer Centre.