University of Warsaw Research – facts and figures

Research – facts and figures

25 faculties and over 30 research units >>


3 974 academic teachers,


2 127 doctoral candidates


4 doctoral schools >>


More than 1 400 research projects and 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 almost 200 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 Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), International Visegrad Fund, Polish-German Science-Fundation, JUSTICE, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development


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


Subsidies from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education as well as domestic and European grants are the main sources of academic research funding.


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.

Employees from the University of Warsaw have received over 3 000 grants since the foundation of the National Science Centre. The University of Warsaw is ranked first among the beneficiaries of  Horizon 2020 in Poland in terms of the number of participants (97) and coordination (19).


In 2021, UW researchers participated in 78 projects financed from the Horizon 2020, out of which there were 10 European Research Grants, including 3 new projects. Under the Horizon Europe (HE) programme. UW academics received funding for 5 ERC grants.


The University’s projects were financed from approximately 1 400 ongoing grants.