The newly-formed UW Faculty of Medicine
27 lipca 2022

Following the Senate of the University of Warsaw’s approval, on 29th June, Prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak, UW Rector, signed the ordinance on establishing the Faculty of Medicine. Over 70  years passed for the University of Warsaw to restart the medical education.

The Ordinance No. 84 of the Rector of the University of Warsaw of 29th June 2022 on establishing the Faculty of Medicine is entering into force on 1st September 2022. The first students of medicine will commence their education on 1st October 2023.

The newly-established Faculty of Medicine is a milestone towards restoring the medical education at the University of Warsaw. It will be followed by programmes of the medical studies and an official application letter to the Minister of Education and Science asking to establish the studies of medicine at the University of Warsaw. The two working groups of the UW Rector are in charge of modelling the medical education at the university.

The Faculty of Medicine was part of the University of Warsaw between 1816-1949 with its history reaching back to 1809 (then: School of Medicine). Besides the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Warsaw comprised four other faculties: the Philosophical Faculty, the Theological Faculty, and the faculties of: Law, and Sciences and Fine Arts. Each faculty is represented by one of the five stars on the emblem of the University of Warsaw.

By the decision of the Council of Ministers, on 1st January 1950, the Faculty of Medicine and the Pharmaceutical Division formed the Medical Academy (now: the Medical University of Warsaw). Yet, the medical research works have still been continued at the UW. The newly-formed Faculty of Medicine will allow for further intensive works within medical and paramedical areas, as well as even better use of the scientific and didactic potential of the university.

“The research conducted at the University of Warsaw proves the strong connection between the humanities and medicine through interdisciplinary works. The university occupies a strong position in the physics, chemistry, biology, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, psychology, ethics and other social sciences and the humanities. Not only will the Faculty of Medicine benefit from the interdisciplinary fields of these sciences but also exploit medicine-associated areas,” Prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak, UW Rector, said.

Mission and aims

The mission of the Faculty of Medicine will focus on the structure and development of the Polish medicine in the scientific and practical contexts, including dynamic social and economic transformations, and current challenges and needs of the society. The education will be based on the Hippocratic principles of medicine: beneficence, nonmaleficence, autonomy, and justice. The code of medical ethics and the development of the appropriate attitude to patients become key issues of the UW education and practice of young students of medicine.

The Faculty of Medicine will first aim at the effective education in medical sciences, to be gradually supplemented with health sciences. The programmes of the studies will ensure the highest possible theoretical, clinical and practical standards of the education to follow the European Union principles and requirements for medical professions.

New technologies and humanising medicine

The humanisation of medicine will be a distinguishing feature of the medical education at the University in Warsaw. The idea concentrates on the efficient and effective doctor-patient communication, attitude and relation.

The development of the research and didactics of the Faculty of Medicine will be based on the hitherto achievements of the UW researchers and scientists in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, exact and natural sciences, as well as the interdisciplinary expansion within research and education.

Also, the innovative new technologies in medicine will be used appropriately in the study programmes, especially those related with modern instruments and methods of calculation, artificial intelligence in medicine, as well as the other most recent scientific achievements of the UW faculties, and national and international research centres. This approach will facilitate evidence-based medicine in everyday practice, and more effective and successful methods of treatment.

The Faculty of Medicine will use progressive forms of didactics designed by new standards of medical education to be introduced soon by the Ministry of Education and Science, and the Ministry of Health. This process is implied by the changes in medicine due to the progress in technology as well as new social needs and challenges.

First, the multi-stage organisation of the Faculty of Medicine will include the study programme of medicine. Due to the specific standards of medical education, the first two years will be mainly based on the academics and facilities of the University of Warsaw, to be gradually completed by the physicians and other non-UW specialists. Simultaneously, the human resources and infrastructure of the UW will be adjusted to meet the standards of the clinical education.

Education of doctors-to-be

Starting 1st October 2023, the Faculty of Medicine will receive its first full-time medical students. Future plans include programmes of medicine in English, other medicine-related programmes, postgraduate studies in medicine and health sciences.

During the first years the Faculty of Medicine will be situated in the building of the University of Warsaw Biological and Chemical Research Centre at 101 Żwirki i Wigury Street, Warsaw. A separate building for didactic purposes of the Faculty of Medicine is planned as its final location, including further clinical infrastructural needs.

On 29th June, Prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak, UW Rector, is signing the Ordinance on establishing the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Warsaw.



4EU+ shared courses for students and doctoral candidates
26 lipca 2022

The UW academic teachers can register their courses for the winter semester of 2022/2023. The courses can be attended by the students and doctoral candidates of the 4EU+ Alliance five partner universities.

As part of the 4EU+ educational cooperation, the academic teachers of the University of Warsaw can offer their courses to the students and doctoral candidates of the five partner universities. The 4EU+ shared courses are available online or in a hybrid mode. Candidates can enrol in a course via the internet. The assessment is carried out online as well.

The courses are conducted either in English or in one of the languages of the 4EU+ Alliance partner universities: German, French, Italian, Danish or Czech. Subjects of the courses correspond to one of the 4EU+ Flagships.

Proposals for the shared courses should be submitted by 4th September 2022 via the Google Sheet.

For more information on sharing courses with the 4EU+ students and doctoral candidates, please follow this link >>

Since the 2020/2021 academic year, the academics of 19 faculties and other units of the University of Warsaw have made a total number of 144 shared courses available to 4EU+ participants. Over 200 students from all five 4EU+ partner universities have attended the courses offered by the UW.

Any questions related to the 4EU+ teaching offer, should be directed to Dr Marta Jaworska-Oknińska, the Office for International Research and Liaison, and the 4EU+ Alliance Local Office, e-mail:



Results of the competition in the OPUS 16 grant

The recruitment commission announces that the competition for the postdoctoral positions in the NSC grant OPUS 16 „Selective transport of biologically relevant anions through lipid bilayers” was won by the following candidates: Dr. Debashis Mondal and Dr. Munshi Sahid Hossain.


An announcement for adjunct position
22 lipca 2022

Position of adjunct (a group of science positions) in the Opus project entitled „Optical emission insight into processes occurring in the ion-selective sensors operating under electrochemical trigger – towards ion-selective spectrofluoroelectrochemistry” financed by NCN is open for application. Project leader: prof. dr hab. Agata Michalska. Deadline for applications: 21 August 2022. For more info see >> pdf

Summer Campus UW 2022
19 lipca 2022

The day has come!

The application form for the BIGGEST social and academic UW trip is open!

Fill it in as soon as possible on our website and join the crew for Campus Letni UW 2022.

When ➡️ 23-28.09
Where ➡️ Wilkasy near Giżycko
For how much ➡️ the first 50 first year applicants will pay the PROMOTIONAL PRICE – 650 zł (the normal price for the rest is 750 zł)

The number of spots is limited, so don’t hesitate.

We are waiting for you!

Visit our website for more details!


An announcement for Postdoc position
18 lipca 2022

Position of POSTDOC (a research assistant in a group of science positions) in the OPUS NCN project entitled „Laboratory and field studies on secondary organic aerosol (SOA) aging at suburban sites” financed by National Science Centre Poland, is open for application. Project leader (at the Warsaw University): dr Kacper Błaziak. Deadline for applications: 30 September 2022. For more info see >> pdf

4EU+ shared courses
08 lipca 2022

In the winter semester 2022/2023, online courses organised by 4EU+ member universities will be available for students. The registration for the University of Milan, Heidelberg University and Charles University courses is open now. Two online courses are also offered by the University of Geneva.

In the winter semester 2022/2023, five 4EU+ Alliance member universities (the University of Warsaw, Charles University, Sorbonne University, Heidelberg University and the University of Milan) will make their online courses available to all 4EU+ students. A new member of the Alliance, the University of Geneva, also made its offer.

Courses at Sorbonne University

The course catalogues will be published gradually according to the academic calendars of each institution. Sorbonne University is the first to open the registration for students. There are four courses to choose from:

  • Green Label I (in French, for BA, 2nd year students) – registration is open until the end of July;
  • Green Label II (in French, for BA, 3rd year students) – registration is open until the end of July;
  • Structural and Mechanistic Enzymology (in French and English, for MA, 2nd year students) – registration is open until 10th September;
  • Strategic Management and Intrapreneurship (in English, for BA, 3rd year students) – registration is open until 11th September.

Course catalogue and information on enrolment procedures offered by Sorbonne University are available on the 4EU+ Alliance website >>

Courses at the University of Milan

The University of Milan offers 28 courses, e.g. International Commercial and Investment Arbitration, Gender Justice, Women in tech: new frontiers of gender-related rights and artificial intelligence, Molecular Bases of Taste. The full list of available courses can be found on the 4EU+ website >>

Registration is open until 15th or 22nd September (depending on the Faculty).

Courses at Heidelberg University

Heidelberg University offers 23 courses, e.g. Translation in research and professional practice, U.S. Economic Policy or Introduction to Psycholinguistics. The full list of available courses can be found on the 4EU+ website >>

Registration is open until 2nd October.

Courses at the University of Geneva

4EU+ students can take two online courses offered by the University of Geneva: Chemical Biology and Introduction to Programming.

The classes start on 19th September. Registration is open until 14th September. UW students interested in enrolling in the University of Geneva courses should contact their local 4EU+ office: 4euplus.mobility(at)

More information can be found on the University of Geneva website >>

Courses at Charles University

Charles University offers 74 courses, including Applied Histology, Literature for Children and Youth and Quality in Education, among others. The courses are aimed at students or doctoral candidates. The full list of courses can be found on the 4EU+ website >>

Registration is open until 30th September.

Courses at the University of Warsaw

Students from other 4EU+ universities can take classes organised by the UW. The University has prepared 21 courses, including: Virtual exchange: project work, Medicinal Plants or Bilingulaism and Multilingualism. The classes are aimed at students or doctoral candidates. The full list of courses can be found on the 4EU+ website >>

Registration periods: 12th–25th September and 3rd–9th October.

Course catalogues, information on enrolment procedures and schedules of courses offered by 4EU+ universities are available on the 4EU+ Alliance website >>


Important information for students planning to take online courses offered by 4EU+ universities >>

Before taking a course offered by an Alliance partner university, the student should sign 4EU+ Learning Agreement in his/her Faculty/Unit in order to determine and approve whether the course selected by the student from the 4EU+ offer can be recognised as part of the student’s degree programme (e.g. elective course, OGUN) or whether the course will be indicated as a form of an extracurricular activity.

For any questions concerning the 4EU+ shared online courses, please contact: 4euplus.mobility(at)



An announcement for assistant position
05 lipca 2022

Position of a Postdoctoral researcher (research assistant in a group of science positions) in the CELSA project entitled „Merging Excited State Decay Rate Theories with Semi-Classical Non-adiabatic Excited State Dynamics (PhotoSynergy)” financed by the University of Warsaw is open for application. Project leader: Dr. Joanna Jankowska. Deadline for applications: 15 August 2022. For more info see >> pdf

The UW Rector’s Annual Report 2021
01 lipca 2022

On 29th June the Senate of the University of Warsaw adopted “The University of Warsaw Rector’s Annual Report 2021” unanimously. The report covers significant data on the UW, e.g. research, education, international cooperation, academic mobility, social and cooperate outreach, finances and investments. The document also presents information about the university functioning under special conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The report is the second this kind document prepared in the term of Prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak as the Rector of the University of Warsaw.

“The year of 2021 was not easy. However, the commitment and joint work of the university community allowed for fulfilling the mission of the University of Warsaw, continuing strategic initiatives and conducting research and education on a high level. On many months of pandemic and pandemic-related restrictions we hoped that the worst had passed. Yet, in 2022, we faced an outbreak of war in Ukraine. Our effort and commitment prove that we are able to face difficulties and help efficiently the ones in need. I am thankful to the whole university community, as well as its each member, for the cooperation and engagement they have undertaken to secure smooth functioning and development of our Alma Mater,” Prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak, UW Rector, said.

University in numbers

In 2021, the University of Warsaw comprised 37 404 students and 2 127 doctoral candidates, including 2 689 foreigners. Diplomas were awarded to 9 109 graduates. The university employs 7 815 people, including 3 974 academic teachers.

The first-cycle, second-cycle and uniform studies recruited 32 100 candidates, including 2 388 foreigners. The UW researchers participated in 78 projects financed from the Horizon 2020 and 1 339 projects covered from national funds. The university worked together with over 350 international entities from more than 70 countries under direct bilateral cooperation agreements. In 2021, the university’s revenue amounted to 1.8 bln zł.

The report also presents scientific achievements of the UW academics, e.g. the “Excellence Initiative – Research University” Programme, the 4EU+ Alliance, the multi-annual development plan, as well as the initiatives related with the support and development of the academic community.

The report provides information on the university during pandemic, remote education and work, coronavirus testing and vaccination, as well as psychological support. Also, one section features the research projects related with pandemic in various scientific aspects such as COVID-19 treatment, medical recording, economic aspects of the crisis.

As the report is prepared in Polish, generally, the selected chapters are duly translated into English:  Executive Summary, Basic Data on the University in 2021, and annexes.

Annual reports of the UW Rector >>

37 404 students

2 127 doctoral candidates

2 689 international students and doctoral candidates

7 815 employees

32 100 applicants for 1st, 2nd and long-cycle MA studies

5 new ERC grant holders

over 1 000 national and international partner institutions

1 339 projects from national funds

revenue of 1.8 bln zł