University of Gdansk is one of the Top 10 best Polish universities with nearly 50 year-long tradition, already the largest Higher Education Institution in the Baltic region. It offers 72 fields of study and 221 majors. UG signed agreements with over 150 international partners to exchange knowledge and expertise. UG attracts key project resources and innovators in cancer research, security, migration and intercultural (business) relations. 

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • 83rd place in QS University Rankings: EECA 2016 (a dedicated ranking of the Top Universities in Emerging Europe and Central Asia).
  • Modern campus with high-end equipment, strong high-tech business environment with hundreds of job opportunities in dozens of languages.
  • Perfect environment: 1000-year old city with hundreds of tourists sites, sport facilities, restaurants and bars, cultural and social events, fresh air.

About

History

University of Gdansk was found on March 20,1970. It quickly became the place for creative debate and the center of science, scholarship and culture, which influenced the whole region. The graduates, including D. Tusk, L. Kaczynski and M. Ptazynski, had key impact on Polish political, economic and social changes. In 1990 the Nobel Prize Winner Lech Walesa was awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa title.

Education

UG consists of 11 faculties that offer 15 courses in English both on Bachelor and Master level. It offers a wide spectrum of studies from social sciences through linguistic, economic, business studies to medical and see engineering programs.

All of our students can participate in the Erasmus+ Program and other exchange possibilities thanks to bilateral and double diploma agreements all over the world.

Candidates can also participate in the Preparatory Course, which helps in adaptation, developing language, academic and business skills thanks to the possibility of having your own tutor.

Innovation Pedagogy methods and flipped learning (innocamps, hatcheries, hackathons) are used in international programs.

Research

UG has over 240 defined research areas while in many of them, such as psychology, biotechnology and quantum physics, it has established strong position both in Poland and in the world.

UG scholars and scientists are recipients of Polish and international prizes, including so-called Polish Nobel Prize, from a range of institutions for outstanding scientific achievements.

The high quality of research comes with care for staff’s professional environment and development, which was noticed and awarded by the European Commission with a prize Human Resources Excellence in Research.

Boards of Experts promote cooperation with the largest companies in Poland and R+D+I projects.

Career

UG campus is surrounded by business parks and growth hubs, like Olivia Business Centre or Alchemia. Each of them house over 110 global companies and many startups. UG collaborates with the most innovative companies in Gdansk such as Amazon, State Street, Thomson Reuters, Sony Pictures Global Services, Coleman Research, Kemira and Bayer. Some of them offer scholarships for MA students working in Gda?sk, Sopot or Gdynia.

Getting a perfect job is also facilitated by many opportunities such as research projects or internships at the University of Gda?sk allowing to get meaningful experience before graduation.

Services

Student services

University of Gdansk has many students offices helping students in their everyday life on university, with exchange programs, recruitment or job seeking:

  • International Office
  • Foreign Students Office
  • Erasmus+ Office
  • Recruitment Office
  • Career Centre
  • UG Students’ Parliament

Housing services

  • University of Gdansk offers accommodation in 10 student homes in the cities of Sopot and Gda?sk with a combined capacity of 2,025 people. Our student homes vary as regards standard and price, but the price is in the range of 300-500 PLN. All rooms have internet access, the cost of which is included in the standard rent. The safety of residents is assured by the University’s professional security guards.
  • Depending on the particular dormitory, facilities include: kitchen, study rooms, laundry facilities, drying rooms, and even fitness facilities. Most buildings meet the special needs of students.
  • Some of the dorms are very close to the students pubs and public transportation services.

Library services

  • UG’s library provides over 3 million books, while 1.6 million are volumes in the collections of the library. Students and researchers have access to 62.500 periodicals.
  • High quantities do not come without quality – to ensure comfortable conditions it provides 500 seats, including 170 equipped with computers, plus individual study capsules.
  • The Library also has 6 specialist libraries including a unique Chinese Room.

ICT services

  • There is a platform Student’s Portal which gathers all student’s administrative information in one place and allows various operations such as getting necessary licensed software or IT support.
  • Computer access (over 1700 stations), WIFI and broadband internet connection are available, including access to a network across Polish universities, Eduroam.
  • UG uses e-learning platforms such as Moodle to support regular courses.

Medical services

The Medical Centre will open in 2018. The regular hospital is in a 10 minute walk from the UG Campus.

Student Life

Campus life

  • The UG campus spreads all over the Tricity an even further: most of the Faculties are concentrated in Gda?sk-Oliwa, few of them are also in Sopot and Gdynia. However, we also have a Hel Marine Seals Station, which makes UG campus the longest in whole Poland.
  • Students can find bars and xerox copy stores just right in the Faculty buildings. UG campus is located in such place that looking for places such as restaurant, shopping center, gym, cinema or even hospital doesn’t require a long trip. Most of these facilities are maximum 20 minutes away from the campus.
  • Gda?sk-Oliwa Campus is very well connected with every part of the Tricity. This SKM includes (fast city train), trams and buses.

Sports facilities

  • UG Sports Center welcomes students interested in football, volleyball, aerobics, tennis, judo, basketball, skiing, handball, swimming, powerlifting, dancing, skating, sailing, climbing and more.
  • Athletic oriented students can join the Academic Sports Association and represent the University in competitions.
  • There are summer and winter camps Poland and abroad such as summer sailing camp or winter ski-training camps.
  • Available facilities: Physical Education and Sports Section, Academic Sports Union, Fitness Room and Biological Renewal Center, 2 Fitness Centers, 3 Gymnastics Halls and Swimming Pool

Student clubs

  • UG’s Academic Cultural Center „Alternator” fosters cultural life and supports projects from the community.
  • Students can join groups like the Academic Choir, a film club, the UG Cultural Collective, and the UG Song and Dance Ensemble Jantar.
  • Stage and dance events also come from e.g. a belly-dancing group, the Theater of Improvisation, a Celtic dance group”, and the Scottish and Irish dance troupe.
  • Photography is represented by the UG Student Photographic Agency. In addition, “Alternator” publishes books, CDs, and scientific journals.
  • Regular events include: film and music festivals, Travel Prizes, film shows linked with meetings with film-makers, music groups events, and the Alternator Theater.
  • Apart from cultural groups, there are 155 student scientific circles.

Accreditation

  • Official Certificate granted by Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China
  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) (Faculty of Economics UG)
  • Ashoka U Changemakers (in progress)

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