Founded in 1816 the University of Warsaw (UW) is the largest and according to the latest Shanghai Ranking also the best higher education establishment in Poland – among the top 3 percent of the world’s best universities.

The total number of students exceeds 53 thousand. UW employs about 3.5 thousand teaching and research staff being high level experts in many fields. Currently, the University has 21 faculties encompassing the natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities and offers 37 fields of studies. Additionally, there are 30 extra-departmental and inter-faculty centres and programmes.

The University promotes interdisciplinary approaches – integrating research methods from diverse fields, and facilitates creation of multidisciplinary research teams able to tackle combined projects, exceeding the competences of individual departments or institutes.

At the European level over 220 European research projects have been implemented in the EU Framework programmes. The University of Warsaw as a ‘HR Excellence in Research’ logo holder makes its best endeavours to assure friendly working conditions to its employees in line with the European Charter and Code for Researchers. The ECHOES project will be realized by the Social Memory Laboratory of the Institute of Sociology.

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