On 29th June the Senate of the University of Warsaw adopted “The University of Warsaw Rector’s Annual Report 2021” unanimously. The report covers significant data on the UW, e.g. research, education, international cooperation, academic mobility, social and cooperate outreach, finances and investments. The document also presents information about the university functioning under special conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The report is the second this kind document prepared in the term of Prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak as the Rector of the University of Warsaw.


“The year of 2021 was not easy. However, the commitment and joint work of the university community allowed for fulfilling the mission of the University of Warsaw, continuing strategic initiatives and conducting research and education on a high level. On many months of pandemic and pandemic-related restrictions we hoped that the worst had passed. Yet, in 2022, we faced an outbreak of war in Ukraine. Our effort and commitment prove that we are able to face difficulties and help efficiently the ones in need. I am thankful to the whole university community, as well as its each member, for the cooperation and engagement they have undertaken to secure smooth functioning and development of our Alma Mater,” Prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak, UW Rector, said.

University in numbers

In 2021, the University of Warsaw comprised 37 404 students and 2 127 doctoral candidates, including 2 689 foreigners. Diplomas were awarded to 9 109 graduates. The university employs 7 815 people, including 3 974 academic teachers.


The first-cycle, second-cycle and uniform studies recruited 32 100 candidates, including 2 388 foreigners. The UW researchers participated in 78 projects financed from the Horizon 2020 and 1 339 projects covered from national funds. The university worked together with over 350 international entities from more than 70 countries under direct bilateral cooperation agreements. In 2021, the university’s revenue amounted to 1.8 bln zł.


The report also presents scientific achievements of the UW academics, e.g. the “Excellence Initiative – Research University” Programme, the 4EU+ Alliance, the multi-annual development plan, as well as the initiatives related with the support and development of the academic community.

The report provides information on the university during pandemic, remote education and work, coronavirus testing and vaccination, as well as psychological support. Also, one section features the research projects related with pandemic in various scientific aspects such as COVID-19 treatment, medical recording, economic aspects of the crisis.


As the report is prepared in Polish, generally, the selected chapters are duly translated into English: Executive Summary, Basic Data on the University in 2021, and annexes.


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