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Wrocław University

  • plac Uniwersytecki 1, 50-137 Wrocław

  • Type - Public

  • Established in 1702

  • International students - 3500

  • Nationalities - 70


Wroclaw University is a public research university located in the city of Wroclaw, Poland. It is one of the largest and oldest universities in Poland, with a rich history dating back to the early 18th century.

The university was established in 1702 as the Leopoldina Academy, named after Emperor Leopold I, and was initially a Jesuit institution. Over the years, the academy went through several changes and transformations, including being secularized in 1811 and being renamed several times. It was finally established as Wroclaw University in 1945, following the end of World War II.

Today, Wroclaw University is a leading institution of higher education in Poland, offering a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in various fields, including humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and technical sciences. The university has 10 faculties, which include Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Chemistry, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Environmental Management, Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures, Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, and Faculty of Social Sciences.

Wroclaw University has a large and diverse student population, with over 40,000 students enrolled in its various programs. The university has also become an increasingly popular destination for international students, with over 3,500 foreign students from over 90 countries studying at the university in recent years.

The university has a strong research focus and is home to many research centers and institutes, covering a wide range of topics such as physics, astronomy, computer science, mathematics, and life sciences. It has also been ranked highly in various international university rankings, including being ranked as the second-best university in Poland by the QS World University Rankings in 2022.


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