The Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (NCU), founded in 1945, is the biggest university in northern Poland and is outstanding both in terms of its scientific potential as well as the courses of study on offer, forms of education, and numbers of students and graduates. Due to the joining of the Ludwik Rydygier Medical Academy in Bydgoszcz to NCU, which took place on 24 November 2004, the University became a multi-profile higher education institution with even stronger research potential and teaching offers. In the recent press rankings, NCU has been granted the honourable position among the first five best universities in Poland. This is a confirmation of a high standard of the research and education offers.
NCU is comprised of 14 faculties: Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences; Faculty of Chemistry; Faculty of Languages; Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science; Faculty of Humanities; Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science; Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management; Faculty of History; Faculty of Law and Administration; Faculty of Fine Arts; Faculty of Theology and three faculties of Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz: Medical Faculty, Pharmaceutical Faculty and Faculty of Health Education. Twelve faculties have the power to grant doctorate and eleven - to grant post-doctorate degrees. Apart from the faculties, interfaculty and general university units, general university centres and interdisciplinary groups participate in education, scientific-and research and organisational activities.
NCU employs over 4,100 people including 2,030 scholars, 252 of whom hold the professorial title. The rich education offer is effectively explored and used by approximately 40,000 students who are now being educated in 50 fields of studies, 100 specialisations, over 130 courses and post-graduate studies and 16 doctoral studies. In recent years, the NCU has been accepting approximately 10,000 candidates a year, and the number of graduates in the Jubilee year is bound to exceed 100,000. Students find on offer studies of art, conservation, medicine, technical physics and interfaculty studies of humanities, all unique in the country.
Other institution names:
- Nicolaus Copernicus University