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University of Gdansk

4.5 out of 5 (43 ratings / 32 reviews) Gdansk, Poland
The University of Gdańsk is a dynamically developing institution of higher learning, and one that combines respect for tradition with a commitment to the new.

About

History

The University of Gdansk was founded on 20 March 1970. It was formed from an amalgamation of two institutions of higher education: the Higher Economics School in Sopot and the Higher Pedagogical School in Gda?sk. Later, it also included the Higher Teacher Training School.

Education

The University of Gdańsk cooperates with institutions of higher education in most countries in Europe and also with many countries around the world. Research and other activities are conducted within the framework of over one hundred international agreements with foreign partners. A series of  University institutes and departments have obtained, or are in the process of obtaining, the prestigious status of centres of excellence, which is the European certificate and stamp of quality. The numerous foreign placements undertaken by the University’s academic staff  help them to offer students a modern and open education.

Research

Among the successes of the University of Gdańsk has been its participation in the special programme by the Foundation for Polish Science – International Research Agendas, based on creating innovative centres of excellence in Poland with the co-operation  of the best researchers from the entire world. The University of Gdańsk has won the programme twice, receiving 76 million PLN to create two agendas – the International Centre for Cancer Vaccine Science, which will be headed by two world-class researchers, Prof. Ted Hupp and Prof. Robin Fahraeus, and the International Centre for Theory of Quantum Technologies (ICTQT), with Prof. Marek Żukowski as Director.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
801
2020
801
2019
801
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
-
2020
1001
2019
1001
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
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2020
1096 -92
2019
1004
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Housing services

The University of Gdańsk has a wide range of accommodation in its student dormitories located all over the Three Cities.  Depending on the particular dormitory, facilities include: kitchens, quiet rooms for study, laundry facilities, drying rooms, and even exercise facilities. We also have rooms adapted to meet the needs of handicapped students. Monthly cost of accommodation varies from dormitory to dormitory, but is in the range of 300-500 zł.

Library services

The Library of the University of Gdańsk was founded in 1970 at the same time when the University of Gdańsk was  established. The Library consists of the Main Library in Gdańsk-Oliwa, seven specialist libraries and the British Library. Apart from being an academic library it also serves as an educational, information and cultural centre for the whole region.

Student Life

Campus life

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.

Sports facilities

Students can choose their sport from among: team games, fitness training, tennis, table tennis, Nordic walking, badminton, swimming, weight lifting, contemporary dance, self-defense, climbing, skating, and running. They can also go to physical therapy classes of various kinds.

Students who are especially good at sports can join the Academic Sports Association, and follow their chosen sport in one of its sections.

Student Reviews

Just theory...
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I had professors that were passionate about their industry which is in this case film but there was barely anything about practical side of film industry. To be honest It was quite hard to start something new or just get involved in some kind of project.

Very nice
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It is a good university but comparatively tougher than other universities.

University of Gdańsk - Master of Pedagogy
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

My experience was a not particularly memorable. I took a few interesting courses, but I also had a good amount of classes that could be improved. Without a doubt the most developing part of my studies was a semester I spent on Erasmus, thanks to which I got a chance to look at the education from a different perspective.

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