Medical University of Gdansk carries with it a rich history and a proud past. It was founded in the year 1945, but follows the medical practice and style of scientific research established in year 1558. The university takes constant effort and undertakes research to develop its infrastructure, teaching methods, syllabi and clinical framework. Equipment is modernized, buildings are reconstructed and overall changes are made to keep the staff and students updated with the latest in the world of medical science. The residential campus is conveniently located and there is also an extensive library and a student club. The University conducts continued scientific research reflected by the high rank it holds in the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education ranking. The Polish Government has recently recognised its Faculty of Pharmacy with Subfaculty of Laboratory Medicine as a National Leading Scientific Centre (KNOW).
The four main faculties of the university are – the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Pharmacy, the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biomedicine. The Faculty of Medicine offers three majors in medicine oof 6 years, medical stomatological which is a 5 year course and dental techniques which is a 3 year course. While the first two courses award an Msc degree, the last one is for those seeking a bachelor one. The State Accreditation Committee grants accreditation to both the Msc majors. The Faculty of Pharmacy offers two major courses, which are – pharmacy which is a 5 year Msc course and medical analysis which is another 5 year long Msc course. These courses are accredited by the country’s Ministry of Health. The Faculty of Health Sciences offers majors in nursing, physiotherapy, obstetrics, electro radiology, medical rescue service, public health and diabetics. Bsc courses are of 3 years duration while the Msc ones are of 2 years duration. The Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology offers studies on the subject at three levels – 3 year Bsc course, 2 year Msc course and finally 4 year PhD course. The State Accreditation Committee and the University Accreditation Committee both recognize the degrees. The university is listed on WHO and IMED and its degrees are accepted all over Europe, India, USA, Canada and Saudi Arabia.
The total number of students at the Medical University of Gdansk is 6458 while the total number of scientific staff is 918, that of professors is 73, habilitated doctors 143 and PhDs, 532. Two degree programs, the Medicine Doctor and the Master of Pharmacy are taught in English medium of instruction.
Most universities have hostels for their students within walking distance. These hostels are furnished and have every facility that makes their stay pleasant. Hostels are guarded well with security personnel. Generally two students have to share a room. The rooms are clean and have attached bathroom and kitchen. Staff looks after the cleanliness of the rooms and change linens of the hostel on a consistent basis.
THE UNIVERSITY OF GDAŃSK IS THE LARGEST UNIVERSITY IN THE POMERANIAN REGION AND IS A FOCAL POINT FOR ALL THAT’S BEST!
A world-class faculty, winners of many prestigious prizes, inventors, professionals linking the worlds of research and business
University of Gdańsk scientists have won the “Polish Nobel Prize,” the Foundation for Polish Science Prize. Quantum physicists have taken the prize twice: Professor Ryszard Horodecki in 2008, and Professor Marek Żukowski in 2013. Members of our staff have been awarded grants by the National Center for Research and Development, the National Science Center, and also the Foundation for Polish Science.
The University of Gdańsk co-operates with some 120 university-level institutions in most of the countries of Europe and the world.
A modern campus – for many years the University has been carefully investing in infrastructure development in order to ensure appropriate conditions for students and the highest possible quality of education
The available space in all University buildings for teaching, research, and administration comprises some 137,000 square meters. The largest University campus is the Oliwa Campus which has almost 98,000 square meters for teaching and research.