University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn

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Coordinates: 53°45′37″N 20°27′40″E / 53.76028°N 20.46111°E / 53.76028; 20.46111

University of Warmia and Mazury
in Olsztyn
Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski w Olsztynie
Latin: Universitas Varmiensis-Masuriensis in Olsztyn
Former names
Academy of Agriculture and Technology, Pedagogical Institute
Type public
Established September 1, 1999
Rector Professor Ryszard Górecki
Administrative staff
Students ~43,000
Postgraduates 3,000
Location Olsztyn, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland

The University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn was established on 1 September 1999, in accordance with the new Statute of Sejm signed by the President of the Republic of Poland, Aleksander Kwaśniewski, as well as the Minister of National Education, Mirosław Handke, in August of the same year.[1] Prof. dr. hab. Ryszard Górecki became its first rector. The Faculty of Theology was prescribed with the agreement between Polish Episcopate and the government, in the presence of Cardinal Józef Glemp among others. In October the first academic year was inaugurated.[2]

The core structure of the University was based upon the agreement between the academic senate of three institutions of higher learning already established in the city: the Academy of Agriculture and Technology, the Pedagogical Institute, and the Warmia Institute of Teology.

The University has 16 faculties, out of which 8 hold full academic rights and therefore entitle the university to operate as an autonomous unit.


  • The Faculty of Animal Bioengineering
  • The Faculty of Arts
  • The Faculty of Biology
  • The Faculty of Economic Sciences
  • The Faculty of Environmental Management and Agriculture
  • The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Fisheries
  • The Faculty of Food Sciences
  • The Faculty of Geodesy and Land Management
  • The Faculty of Humanities
  • The Faculty of Law and Administration
    Flags of the university in Kortowo campus
  • The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Sciences
  • The Faculty of Medical Sciences
  • The Faculty of Societal Sciences
  • The Faculty of Technical Sciences
  • The Faculty of Theology
  • The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Notable professors[edit]

Autonomous Entities[edit]

  • University Library

The University Library is a unit of University structure which performs teaching and research assignments and provides services to other units. It is a scientific library accessible to everyone. Its book collection is the result of amalgamating the libraries of partner schools, including the seminary library, whose history dates back to the 16th century. The library building, situated in the campus, is a new "intelligent" building, with an integrated system managing all the systems inside (Building Management System), with air conditioning, monitoring and easy access for the disabled.

  • The Centre of Polish Culture and Language For Foreigners

as one of the general public units of the University of Warmia and Mazury, was established on 28 January 2005 by the UWM Senate. The Centre is located in the new centre for the Faculty of Humanities in Kortowo.

  • University Publishing House

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Ustawa z dnia 9 lipca 1999 r. o utworzeniu Uniwersytetu Warmińsko-Mazurskiego w Olsztynie. Dziennik Ustaw Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej nr 69 pod poz. 762 z dnia 20 sierpnia 1999 r., accessed 2008-01-26
  2. ^ Calendarium of the University, homepage

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