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The Adam Mickiewicz University


About University


The Adam Mickiewicz University is a research university in Poznań, Poland that originates back to 1611, when under the Royal Charter granted by King Sigismund III Vasa, the Jesuit College became the first university in Poznań. AMU is one of the largest academic centers in Poland. In addition to its facilities in Poznan, it has campuses in Gniezno, Kalisz, Pila, and Slubice. The University currently employs nearly 3,000 teaching staff, including 370 tenured professors, 800 AMU professors, and over 1,700 doctors and senior lecturers.

The University serves over c. 37.000 students with 15 faculties offering Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs. Students who know Polish can choose from over 228 majors. The newest programs include: Analysis and Data Processing (in Maths and Computer Studies), Cultural Differences and Transnational Process (in Ethnology), and Theories-Interfaces-Technologies in English Linguistics (Modern Languages).



The Adam Mickiewicz University consists of 20 faculties:

  • Faculty of Biology;
  • Faculty of Geographic and Geological Sciences;
  • Faculty of Chemistry;
  • Faculty of Physics;
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science;
  • Faculty of Human Geography and Planning;
  • Faculty of Political Science and Journalism;
  • Faculty of Law and Administration;
  • Faculty of Psychology and Cognitive Science;
  • Faculty of Sociology;
  • Faculty of Educational Studies;
  • Faculty of Anthropology and Cultural Studies;
  • Faculty of Archeology;
  • Faculty of Philosophy;
  • Faculty of History;
  • Faculty of Arts Studies;
  • Faculty of Theology;
  • Faculty of English;
  • Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology;
  • Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures.

Student Life in Poznań


Poznań is a city on the River Warta in west-central Poland, within the Greater Poland region. Poznań is a city in Poland that’s packed with great things to see and do. The city is steeped in history, yet enjoys a youthful and laid-back vibe with flourishes of modern architecture and public artwork.

Similarly to many cities across the world, the city’s main square is the best place to start your visit to Poznań. Established in the 13th century, many of the brightly colored buildings that surround the square are faithful reconstructions of baroque and renaissance-era buildings that were destroyed during the Second World War. Despite their young age, they are still a wonderful sight.

There are numerous bars and restaurants that spill out into the square. At night, the bars become a tad livelier, but they mostly retain a casual atmosphere with many still serving a decent menu of top quality food.



As one of the largest Universities in Poland, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań offers its students a wide variety of dormitories providing suitable living and studying conditions. Located in different parts of the city the dorms are well communicated with the public transport network, making it easy to move around the city. University`s Dormitories include: “Hanka” Dormitory, “Jowita” Dormitory and “Zbyszko i Jagienka” Dormitory. Students have at their disposal single rooms as well as 2 bedroom high standard suites with a full kitchen and bathroom. At the premises there is also a pizzerias, shops, a students’ canteen, a sport and recreational facility.



Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań was one of the winners of the 2019 “Excellence Initiative – Research University” competition organized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Its aim was to identify and support Polish universities that can effectively compete with the best academic centers in Europe and the world.

Apart from teaching, research is the most vital sphere of activity of the University, one determining its potential. Research is carried out in 20 faculties, departments, institutes, and interdisciplinary university centers.

The Priority Research Areas are Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Biochemistry, Genetics, and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Materials Science, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, Computer Sciences, Arts and Humanities, and Social Sciences.


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