University of Warsaw Rector of the University of Warsaw

Rector of the University of Warsaw

The Rector is the head of the university. Together with the Vice-Rectors, he oversees UW administration and finances, makes key decisions, represents the University externally, and is in charge of the staff as well as undergraduates and postgraduates.


The Senate is the University’s most important governing body. It has the authority to pass documents which are of key importance to the University, such as bylaws, the mission statement and strategy for development, as set out by the Rector, financial and investment plans, and course regulations.

Prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak – Rector of the University of Warsaw


45th Rector of the University of Warsaw

Prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak graduated from the SGH Warsaw School of Economics in 1984. He is affiliated to UW as of 1984.


In 1991, he earned his doctoral degree in Economic Sciences at the University of Warsaw. He received tenure in Economic Sciences in 1995 there. Between 1996 and 2002, he held the position of an associate professor. By the decision of Poland’s President, he received professor degree in 2002.


Prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak has held a variety of leadership roles including Head of the Academic Subunit for International Economics and the Academic Unit for Economics at the Faculty of Management, Director of European Center. In years 1999-2006, Prof. Nowak was Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Management, and in 2006-2012 Dean of this unit. Next four years, he spent at UW working as Vice-Rector in charge of research and cooperation. In 2016, he was elected as Dean of the Faculty of Management. During his academic career, he was delivering lectures at universities in France, UK, USA, Russia, China and Korea.


He also studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign (USA), the University of Exeter (UK), in Antwerp and the Free University of Berlin (Germany).


As of 2018, Prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak chairs the Academic Sports Association (Akademicki Związek SportowyAZS) – a mass students’ sport organisation, one of the biggest sports associations in Poland.

Additional information


Professor Alojzy Z. Nowak

tel. (+48) 22 55 20 355, (+48) 22 55 20 342

fax (+48) 22 55 24 000
e-mail: rektor(at)

Committees operating at UW

Various committees operate at the University of Warsaw. The full list of committees is available on the UW website in Polish >>


Some of them have their English subpages, e.g. the Rector’s Committee for the Ethics of Research Involving Human Participants >>