University of Białystok

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University of Białystok
Uniwersytet w Białymstoku
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Latin: Universitas Bialostocensis
Type Public
Established June 19, 1997
Rector Prof. Dr. Leonard Etel
Students 15 034
Address Maria Skłodowska-Curie 14, 15-089, Białystok, Poland
Affiliations Socrates-Erasmus


University of Białystok was opened on June 19, 1997. The University was established as a result of a transformation of the Branch of the University of Warsaw in Białystok after 29 years of its existence. Among other things, the University owes its unquestionable position in the country to the fact it was established by University of Warsaw – the biggest Polish University, recognised world-wide.

13,095 students have graduated from University of Białystok. At present 15,034 students study at regular daily, extramural, evening, licensee, as well as external and postgraduate studies at the University.

Following the principles of partnership and mutual support the University develops research connected with the subject of borderland, co-operates with scientific institutions of Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and Russia, and, within European research programmes, fulfils common undertakings with western partners, such as: France, Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America and the Netherlands.

The University has a branch in Vilnius, Lithuania.


Faculty of Law (ulica Mickiewicza 1)
Faculty of Economics (ulica Warszawska 63)
Faculty of Theology (ulica Warszawska 50)
Library (ulica Skłodowskiej-Curie 14A)
  • Adam Jamróz (1997–2002)
  • Marek Gębczyński (2002–2005)
  • Jerzy Nikitorowicz (2005–2012)
  • Leonard Etel (since 2012)


  • Professors: 162
  • Habilitated doctors: 7
  • Senior lecturers: 291
  • Teachers (total): 348
  • Total staff: 808
  • Number of students: 15 034

Levels of study offered by institution[edit]

  • Shorter/intermediate university level qualifications
  • First main university level final qualifications
  • Advanced/postgraduate study
  • Doctorate

Diplomas and degrees[edit]

  • Bachelor
  • M.A.
  • Dr
  • Dr hab.

International cooperation[edit]

  • Universidade da Beira Interior - Portugal
  • Janka Kupala Grodno State University – Belarus
  • Jaroslavl State Pedagogical University – Russia
  • Minsk State Linguistics University – Belarus
  • Concordia University – Canada
  • University of Berne – Switzerland
  • Shinshu University – Japan
  • Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV) – France
  • Pierre and Marie Curie University – France
  • N. A. Niekrasov Kostroma State University – Russia
  • United Institute of Informatics Problems National Academy of Sciences – Belarus



The University of Bialystok Foundation, Universitas Bialostocensis (Polish: Fundacja Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku Universitas Bialostocensis) - independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization located in Białystok, Poland.

Foundation was chartered on April 22, 2004 by founders from the academic circles of the University of Bialystok. Foundation is governed by an independent Board of Directors. Foundation aims organizational, material and financial support for the academic excellence and future development of the University of Bialystok. It runs such activities as: lectures, seminars, conferences, courses and workshops, business and legal consulting, participation in EU funding programs, providing financial support for academic projects and student scholarships, support students’ organizations at the University of Bialystok[1][2][3][4]


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Coordinates: 53°7′40″N 23°9′30″E / 53.12778°N 23.15833°E / 53.12778; 23.15833