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The University of Wrocław


About University


The University of Wrocław is a public research university in Wrocław, Poland that has been operating since 1702. Founded by Leopold I Habsburg the university evolved from a modest school run by Jesuits into one of the biggest academic institutions in Poland.

Today the University of Wrocław is the largest university in the region and teaches over 26,000 students and around 1300 doctoral students at 10 Faculties. 9000 students graduate from the University every year.

The University of Wrocław produced 9 Nobel Prize winners, such as Theodor Mommsen, Philipp Lenard, Eduard Buchner, Paul Ehrlich, Fritz Haber, Friedrich Bergius, Erwin Schrödinger, Otto Stern, and Max Born. 



The University of Wrocław consists of 10 faculties that provide 44 areas of study, in which the language medium is mostly in Polish, with only some in English.

  • Faculty of Biotechnology
  • Faculty of Chemistry
  • Faculty of Philology
  • Faculty of Physics and Astronomy
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Faculty of Biological Sciences
  • Faculty of History and Pedagogy
  • Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Law, Administration, and Economics

Student Life in Wroclaw


Wroclaw is the principal city of Lower Silesia, a voivodeship situated in the southwestern corner of Poland, adjoining the German and Czech territories.

The city has a huge Old Town built on several islands connected by over 100 bridges. Apart from its unique location, Wroclaw amazes with its volume of Gothic, Baroque, and Art Nouveau architecture including the Gothic St. John’s Cathedral, the Renaissance houses near the Market Square, the Baroque university, and lots of fine examples of Art Nouveau and Functionalism. Several musical and theater festivals, as well as its busy nightlife, attract innumerable visitors from all over Poland and abroad.



The University of Wrocław owns some dormitories – including the famous Wrocław student halls of residence Kredka (Crayon) and Ołówek (Pencil). It has its own sports facilities – at the disposal of students and student sports sections. There are over 100 buildings located throughout the city. Moreover, there are also regional facilities – take a look at our Centre for Astronomical Education in Białków, the Ecological Station in Karpacz, or the Ornithological Station in Milicz. Those who are keen on traveling can visit our polar station in Spitsbergen.



The university holds the title of Research University as the only university in Lower Silesia and one of ten in Poland. This means that the university receives additional funding for the implementation of the University of Wrocław project, which was awarded in the competition “Initiative of Excellence – Research University”. The Faculty Research Center aims to better integrate the existing projects and include them in broader perspectives of research, popularization, and didactic activities in cooperation with other Polish and foreign research centers as well as external stakeholders from the socio-economic environment.


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