The University of Gda´nsk was founded on 20 March 1970. It was formed from an amalgamation of two institutions of higher education: the Higher Economics School in Sopot and the Higher Pedagogical School in Gda´nsk. Later, it also included the Higher Teacher Training School.
The University of Gda´nsk provides education in 73 fields of study, comprising 217 specializations, in day and weekend studies, at the level of first or second cycle studies, or within comprehensive (long cycle) five-year master’s programmes. Every year new fields of study are developed, and every effort is made to adapt our programmes to the needs of the job market.
The largest group of University of Gda´nsk students, employees, and buildings is concentrated on the Gda´nsk Oliwa Campus. It is home to the Faculty of Biology, the Faculty of Chemistry, the Faculty of Languages and Literatures, the Faculty of History, the Faculty of Mathematics, the Faculty of Physics and Computer Studies, the Faculty of Social Sciences, and the Faculty of Law and Administration. It also contains the Main University Library, student dormitories, and the University Administration.
Sport at the University of Gda´nsk means principally the UG Physical Education and Sports Section and the University sports club the Academic Sports Association (AZS).
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