University of Gdańsk

The University of Gdańsk (Polish: Uniwersytet Gdański) is a public research university located in Gdańsk, Poland. It is an important centre for the studies of the Kashubian language.

University of Gdańsk
Uniwersytet Gdański
POL UG logo.svg
Latin: Universitas Gedanensis
MottoIn mari via tua (In sea your way)
Established20 March 1970
RectorProf. UG dr hab. Jerzy Gwizdała
Academic staff
Location, ,
University rankings
THE World[1] 1001+


The University of Gdańsk was established in 1970 by the amalgamation of the Higher School of Economics in Sopot (in existence since 1945) and Gdańsk College of Education (formed in 1946). Nowadays, the University of Gdańsk is the largest institution of higher learning in Poland's northern region of Pomerania.

Faculty of Management, University of Gdańsk
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Law and Administration
Faculty of Biology
University Library
Faculty of Biology
Historic Building of the Faculty of Chemistry
New Building of the Faculty of Chemistry
Faculty of Oceanography and Geography

School AuthoritiesEdit

  • Rector: Prof. UG dr hab. Jerzy Gwizdała
  • Pro-Rector for Scientific Affairs and Cooperation: dr hab. Anna Machnikowska
  • Pro-Rector for Teaching Affairs: dr hab. Anna Machnikowska
  • Pro-Rector for Student Affairs: dr hab. Arnold Kłonczyński
  • Pro-Rector for Development Affairs and Finances: Prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Bielawski
  • Director of Administration: dr Mirosław Czapiewski


  • Professors: 282
  • Habilitation doctors: 171
  • Senior lecturers: 640
  • Teachers (total): 1,700
  • Total staff: 2,964

Notable professors and lecturers affiliated with the University of Gdańsk:

Number of studentsEdit

  • Day studies: 15,151
  • Evening studies: 3,753
  • Extramural studies: 10,884
  • Doctoral studies: 1,609
  • Total: 27,233

Levels of study offered by institutionEdit

  • Shorter/intermediate university level qualifications
  • First main university level final qualifications
  • Advanced/postgraduate study
  • Doctorate
  • Higher/post doctorate

Diplomas and degreesEdit

  • Bachelor - B.A.
  • Master of Arts - M.A.
  • Doctor - Dr
  • Doctor Habilitated - Dr hab.

International cooperationEdit


Notable alumniEdit

See alsoEdit

Coordinates: 54°23′58″N 18°34′7″E / 54.39944°N 18.56861°E / 54.39944; 18.56861