Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz

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Kazimierz Wielki University
Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego
Kazimierz Wielki University Logo (round).svg
Latin: Universitas Casimiri Magni
Type Public
Established 1969
Rector prof. Janusz Ostoja-Zagórski
Academic staff
Students 14000[1]
Undergraduates 9440[2]
Address Chodkiewicza 30, 85-064 Bydgoszcz, Bydgoszcz, Kuyavian-Pomeranian, Poland
Campus Urban
Newspaper Gazeta Uniwersytecka[3]
Athletics Academic Sports Association
Affiliations Socrates-Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius[4]
Website Official website
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Main building of the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Technology
Institute of Mechanics and Applied Informatics
Department of Journalism and Communication

Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz (Polish: Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy; UKW), also known as the Casimir the Great University, is a state-funded university in Bydgoszcz, Poland. It was named after Casimir III the Great (Kazimierz III Wielki), the King of Poland (1333-70) who granted the city municipal rights on 19 April 1346.


Kazimierz Wielki University is a public university founded in 1968. As the university expanded, its organization structure and name changed.

It began as the Teachers Training College (1969–74) with three faculties: Humanities, Mathematics & Natural Sciences, and Pedagogy. It became the Higher School of Pedagogy from 1974 to 2000 devoted to teacher training. Then it became the Kazimierz Wielki Academy of Bydgoszcz from 2000 to 2005, and it has been the Kazimierz Wielki University since 13 May 2005.


Staff and student numbers[edit]

Casimir the Great University offers about 100 courses of study and specialties. In 2010 on university studied 14 000 students, of which about 33% were people from outside the region Kuyavian-Pomeranian. The university employed approximately 1,100 people, including 665 academic staff, 150 professors (including 60 titular).[1]

University authorities[edit]

  • Rector Magnificus: Prof. Janusz Ostoja-Zagórski
  • Vice-Rector for University Organisation and Development: Prof. Piotr Malinowski
  • Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations: Prof. Sławomir Kaczmarek
  • Vice-Rector for Education: Prof. Roman Leppert
  • Administrative Director: Ewa Warczak, M.Sc.

Former rectors[edit]

  • Bolesław Ratusiow (23 March 1982 – 23 January 1984)
  • Kazimierz Nowak (23 January 1984 - ?)
  • Józef Banaszak (? - 31 August 1999)
  • Michał de Tchorzewski (1 September 1999 – 31 August 2002)
  • Adam Marcinkowski (1 September 2003 – 31 August 2006)
  • Józef Kubik (since 1 September 2006)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Students in Numbers". www.ukw.edu.pl/en. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 
  2. ^ "REKRUTACJA". www.ukw.edu.pl. Archived from the original on 28 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 
  3. ^ "Gazeta Uniwersytecka". www.ukw.edu.pl. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 
  4. ^ "University Accreditation Commission/2011 Register" (PDF). www.uka.amu.edu.pl. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°7′51″N 18°1′11″E / 53.13083°N 18.01972°E / 53.13083; 18.01972