University of Warsaw University of research – facts and figures

University of research – facts and figures

21 faculties and over 20 research units >>


3,800 academic teachers, among them 750 professors


3,000 doctoral students


35 programmes of doctoral studies (3rd cycle) >>


3,500 topics in the fields of the Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences, as well as numerous interdisciplinary studies including subjects in Medical or Technical sciences


1,600 grants, including over 100 from international entities, e.g. UE framework programmes (Horizon2020, COSME), European Space Agency (ESA), European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST), Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA), European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), International Visegrad Fund, AXA Research Fund, Polish-German Science-Fundation, National Science Foundation (NSF) – USA, Office of Naval Research (ONR) – USA, The Polish-American Freedom Foundation, Rothschild Foundation, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation


100 international societies and research networks with UW as a member >>


7,000 publications per year >>


6 million library holdings >>


300 international conferences per year



Research budget of nearly 100 million euro in 2016 = ⅓ of the University’s budget

Research is financed from, among others, grants received from national and international research programmes. The University of Warsaw is the most effective of all Polish academies in acquiring funding through competitive calls, and its scholars are often the largest group of laureates in given programmes.


The University’s 2017 projects were financed from over 1,600 ongoing grants.

Additional information

By 14th September experienced researchers from all over the world can apply for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship with University of Warsaw. More information at

Office of Research Administration 

Office for International Research and Liaison

University Technology Transfer Centre   

University of Warsaw Bibliographic Database