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Medical University of Gdansk


About University


The Medical University of Gdansk was founded on 8 October 1945. Its history is related to the tradition of the medical practice of surgeons associated with the Surgeons Guild (active since 1454), as well as teaching and medical and scientific research, particularly in Gdańskie Gimnazjum Akademickie established in 1558. 

Medical University of Gdansk (MUG) is the largest medical university in northern Poland, located in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. MUG educates nearly 6000 undergraduate and postgraduate students at four Faculties: Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy and The Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology.

The University is intensively conducting scientific research which is reflected by its high position in the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education ranking and by many awards for its staff.



Medical University of Gdansk consists of 4 faculties:

  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Health Sciences with Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine
  • The Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology of the University of Gdańsk and the Medical University of Gdańsk.

Student Life in Gdańsk


Gdańsk is Poland’s maritime capital and one of the largest ports on the Baltic Sea is today a unique metropolis that has always been characterized by a spirit of freedom and courage.

Anyone arriving in Gdańsk inevitably gravitates towards the Main Town. Here is where multilingual crowds of all ages take in the views across the extremely popular River Motława, as tourist boats sail past.  In Gdańsk the Old Town means the area where St. Catherine’s Church, the Great Mill and Madison Shopping Mall are located, while the Main Town is the area where Long (Długa) Street and Long Market (Długi Targ) are located.

The wealth of the old Gdańsk is proven by outstanding pieces of architecture such as the City Hall, St. Mary’s Church, the Arthus Court and the Golden Gate.



The dormitories of Medical University of Gdansk  are situated on campus, very close to the classroom buildings. The campus consists of 4 dormitories with space for 1000 students, the student club “Medyk”, a grocery shop and a photocopy shop. There is also a canteen, which offers meals at student-friendly prices. All the dormitories are connected to the Internet. Dormitory is equipment (corridor) with electric cooker, bathroom with showers and WC, laundry-room with washing machine and dryers.

Clinical Mission


Aside from fulfilling its teaching and research roles, the Medical University is the founding body of four healthcare institutes, including two clinical hospitals: the University Clinical Center – the MUG Hospital and the Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine. Their significance for the healthcare system is shown in the number of hospitalized patients (almost 60,000), outpatient visits (over 250,000), surgery procedures (over 21,000, including about 1,500 open-heart surgeries) and laboratory tests (over 2 million a year). The clinical hospitals offer medical treatments unavailable anywhere else in Northern Poland, such as: organ transplants (kidneys, bone marrow and heart), radiotherapy and oncological chemotherapy, child and adult hematology, invasive cardiology and electro-cardiology, organ surgery, hyperbaric medicine, tropical and nuclear medicine.

The Medical University of Gdańsk and its hospitals operate locally, as well as outside the region. As a result, they cater for the health and security of around 3.5 million Poles.


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