„University of Warsaw – summary” contains the most important information about the University. English-language folder was prepared for students, employees, visitors, tourists and those who would like to find out more about the University of Warsaw. University’s facts and figures, quality of teaching, study offer, research, scientific achievements, position in rankings, international cooperation and cooperation with business.

Folder „Why University of Warsaw” and „University of Research„.

More current information about UW: http://en.uw.edu.pl/about-university/maps/

The University of Warsaw is a member of the European University Alliance – 4EU+




In March 2018, the University of Warsaw, together with three other research-intensive European universities: Charles University (Czech Republic), Sorbonne University (France), and Heidelberg University (Germany), signed a declaration on the establishment of a European University Alliance which will bring together academics, researchers and students. The agreement was signed on 10 March 2018 in Paris by Prof. Marcin Pałys, Rector of the University of Warsaw, Prof. MUDr. Tomáš Zima, DrSc.,MBA, Rector of the Charles University, Prof. Dr. Jean Chambaz, President of the Sorbonne Université, and Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernhard Eitel, President of the Heidelberg University. 

In autumn 2018, the Alliance expanded to include two universities, University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and University of Milan (Italy), 4EU thus became 4EU+. The six institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding and approved a Mission Statement, which reflects the universities’ shared sense of responsibility in providing solutions to important global challenges and ensuring a better balance within European higher education.

The alliance aims at strengthening cooperation in research, education, the mobility of researchers and students as well as developing activities in innovation and entrepreneurship. The alliance will create a simple, flexible and reactive governing and management structure.

The cooperation is based on a common understanding of the idea of the European university that builds on academic freedom and autonomy and ensures fair access to education.

More information about the 4EU+ Alliance and contact details at UW: http://bmpb.uw.edu.pl/4euplusalliance/and on the 4EU+ website.

Opportunities to participate in the 4EU+ activities for students, academic and administrative staff can be found HERE.


  • European Charter for Researchers, HR Excellence in Research award

On 14th July 2014 prof. Marcin Pałys, rector of the University of Warsaw, established the Committee for the European Charter for Researchers and of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. On 28th August he signed the Declaration of endorsement of the European Charter of Researchers and the Code of Conduct for Recruitment of Researchers.The Committee members conducted an audit of the internal regulations and procedures – they checked the compatibility between university’s regulations and European standards. …[read more]

  • The new website – „Mobility in Research & Education @ the University of Warsaw”  collects information on programs and projects financed from domestic and foreign sources, which allow our students and academic teachers to travel for internships or research purposes, as well as arrivals of scientists staff and students from abroad. It contains information about mobility projects and programs operated by three offices of the University of Warsaw, i.e. the Research Services Office, the International Relations Office and the Office for University Advancement.

Listed mobility options can be sorted according to the following main criteria, i.e. addressees, activities (research, education), incoming and outgoing options, program names, short descriptions, and names of the offices that support given programs or projects. The attached pdf files contain additional information on, e.g. duration of the trip, contact person, links to calls for applications.

In addition, there are links to the database of job offers and European scholarships on the EURAXESS portal, the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA), Fulbright scholarships, DAAD scholarships and the internal grants for research and internationalization of UW (mobility component) under the “Excellence Initiative – Research University (2020-2026)” .

Please send your remarks/comments concerning this website to the following e-mail address: hr.mobility@adm.uw.edu.pl.

This new service available for students, PhD candidates and research staff has been launched within the strategy of implementation of the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers @UW and the of HR Excellence in Research award. (5.02.2018)



Transforming the University of Warsaw into an internationally recognised research university is one of the strategic objectives of this institution under “Excellence Initiative – Research University (2020-2026)”.

“Excellence Initiative – Research University (2020-2026)” is a programme of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, which gives the University of Warsaw opportunities to raise the level of quality in scientific activity and education and, as a result, to increase the international prestige of the University’s activities.

Objectives of the programme

In particular:

Mobility opportunities in Research and Education @UW


Office of Human Resources (BSP) has prepared the Employment handbook – a guide to employment at the University of Warsaw describing i.a. the rules of the recruitment process, employment, remuneration and many other issues, useful for both a job candidate and an employee, at various stages of his career at the University of Warsaw.

We invite you to read and use the Employment handbook – available on the website of Office of Human Resources (English version) http://en.bsp.adm.uw.edu.pl/employment-handbook/.

National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the European Union


Boost your research career!

Apply for Marie Skłodowska – Curie Individual Fellowship (IF) or Widening Fellowship (WF) under the EU Horizon Europe Programme with the University of Warsaw!

For details please see the leaflet, check the tutors’/supervisors’ database and the guides for applicants for your convenience HERE.



NCN is a government agency, supervised by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, set up in 2011 to support basic research in Poland.

The National Science Centre supports basic research by funding research projects carried out by individual researchers and research teams, both on the domestic and international level, as well as doctoral fellowships and post-doctoral internships. NCN announces calls for proposals four times a year. The NCN grantee must be employed at a Polish host institution. Additional conditions applicable to each call are set forth by the Council of the NCN.

See the short description of NCN funding schemes by clicking one of the links below:


The National Centre for Research and Development is the implementing agency of the Minister of Science and Higher Education. It was appointed in the summer 2007 as an entity in charge of the performance of the tasks within the area of national science, science and technology and innovation policies.  When it was founded, it was the first entity of this type, created as the platform of an effective dialogue between the scientific and business communities.

Currently, it operates under the Act on National Centre for Research and Development dated 30 April 2010 (Journal of Laws from 2010, No. 96 item 616). The science reform adopted in the autumn 2010 gave the Centre more freedom to manage its financial assets, within the scope of a strategic research programme.

In addition, the National Centre for Research and Development extended its activity with new initiatives and possibilities on 1 September 2011. Assigned by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education the function of the Mediation Institution in three operational programmes: Human Capital, Innovative Economy and Infrastructure and Environment, the Centre became one of the greatest innovation centres in Poland.

The activity of the Centre is funded by the national treasury and the European Union

International Programmes
BONUS – 185
CORNET Initiative
Polish-Norwegian Research Programme
Bilateral cooperation
Cooperation V4 – Japan
Cooperation V4 – Korea


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      Research in Poland – a new platform promoting research in Poland

      The Research in Poland campaign aims to present the achievements of Polish science and to promote Poland as an attractive country for conducting research and developing a scientific career to international scientific community. The campaign presents: scientists, research teams, R&D&I projects and research infrastructure. This website will facilitate international researchers and doctoral students who wish to:

      1. Find key information on the Polish academic landscape.
      2. Be provided with extensive information on updated information on grants, scholarships, scientific events, vacancies and projects in Poland. Thanks to the participation of all national agencies and cooperation with Polish universities and research institutes the website will present the vast majority of existing opportunities. To make navigation as convenient as possible, the website includes 3 separate browsers.
      3. Learn about success stories of both Polish sciences and scientists abroad and foreign researchers in Poland.
      4. Obtain orientation information needed to travel to and across Poland, legalize one’s stay in the country, etc.Source of information: Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange NAWA