Facts & Figures


The best and the largest institution of higher education in Poland
Located in the heart of Europe and in the capital of the country
Public and comprehensive University
Research oriented and mobility friendly
Accredited by the Polish Accreditation Committee
Cooperation with business, e.g. Google – the Digital Economy Lab (DELab)
94% employability rate, according to the largest European monitoring careers project


21 faculties
30 research and educational centres
5,9 million library’s holdings
310 million euro budget
48.500 students , incl. 3.200 PhD and 4.400 international students
3.000 students of post-diploma and vocational courses
7.200 employees, incl. 3.700 teaching and research staff


First (Bachelor), second (Master) and third (PhD) cycle degree programmes
in humanities, social and natural sciences
Post-diploma programmes and specialized training
3 MBA programmes
Over 25 first and second cycle degree programmes in English
Over 20 joint international degree programmes
Large selection of courses in foreign languages, incl. around 1.500 courses in English
Visiting Students Programme
Summer education
Open University


Erasmus Success Story and Golden Erasmus Programme awarded by the European Commission
HR Excellence in Research awarded by the European Commission
The European Language Label award
14 prestigious European Research Council grants
800 international partner universities and institutions


The most active Polish institution of higher education
 within Erasmus+ (programme countries):
420 partner institutions
1.100 interinstitutional agreements;
3.000 incoming & outgoing students and staff mobilities per project;
budget up to 3,8 million euro per project;
within EU Erasmus Mundus (EM) programme:
2 EM Action 1 Joint Master Degree Erasmus Mundus projects (HOHA – joint Master’s in International Humanitarian Action, ADVANCES – The MA in Advanced Development in Social Work)
32 EM Action 2 projects, incl. 4 coordinated by UW  (SIGMA, SIGMA Agile, SALAM, SALAM2)
within the EU Horizon 2020 programme with the highest number of grants.
IRO, December 2018