University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn

Olsztyn, Poland
The University of Warmia and Mazury (UWM) was founded on 1 September 1999, after merging three educational institutions: the fifty-year-old Academy of Agriculture and Technology, the thirty-year-old Pedagogy College and the 450-year-old Warmian Theological Institute. The university employs about 3300 people of which 2000 are teachers including 230 professors and 280 habilitated doctors.



The University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (UWM) was founded on 1 September 1999. The establishment resulted from merging three institutions of higher education in Olsztyn, i.e. the Academy of Agriculture and Technology, the Higher School of Pedagogy, and Warmian Theological Institute.


UWM offer was extended to new branches of study, and consequently, new faculties were established. Currently, there are 17 faculties at UWM, 11 of which have full academic rights, namely the right to grant postdoctoral degrees (in 13 disciplines). Furthermore, the doctoral degree can be granted at 16 faculties, within 24 disciplines.


University scientific research includes its fundamental statutory activity, personal research, research projects, target projects, investments serving the needs of research and development work, research support, ministry programmes, financing the upkeep of scientific equipment, projects financed by structural funds or the European Union, commissioned work, grants for financing scientific projects.


Housing services

In Kortowo, you can choose one of ten dormitories. They come with single, double and triple rooms, furnished, with private bathrooms, refrigerators and Internet access. Each dorm includes a shared kitchen, a laundry room and a TV room. We increase the standard of the dorms each year, so some of them even include a gym and a sports hall. Room price ranges from PLN 290 to 420 per month.

Library services

Since 2007, UWM has had the largest and modern library in north-eastern Poland. A modern, "smart" building with an area of nearly 20 thousand square meters houses and a collection of over a millions items.

The library offers reading rooms with free access to resources, booths for individual work, self-check system for self-service borrowing and returning of materials.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn is situated in a picturesque part of city - Kortowo campus, the unquestionable pride of the University. Learning, leisure and recreation - all these needs are satisfied at the campus. Kortowo occupies an area of 230 hectares and is surrounded by forest and 4 lakes, the biggest one - Kortowskie Lake creates great conditions for leisure activities.

Sports facilities

  • Sports fields and recreation areas.
  • Swimming pool.

Student clubs

In the campus there are 188 scientific societies and student organizations.

Other Degrees