Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin was founded on October 23rd 1944 as a state university. It was named after the great Polish scientist — Maria Curie-Sklodowska.
Almost 35 thousand students are currently enrolled on full time, extramural, and evening undergraduate, graduate and teacher training courses provided by ten faculties in 30 different study programs. The university employs approximately 1800 staff members. Postgraduate and doctoral study programs are increasingly popular. In order to meet the ever-growing educational needs, the university has recently established teacher training schools and licensed colleges outside Lublin.
The university offers exciting opportunities to enrich the student experience and education in the form of numerous scientific circles, interest groups operating under the patronage of the Academic Center of Culture and 26 sports sections of the Academic Sports Center. The Polish Language and Culture Center offers Polish language courses to foreign students. One of the recent initiatives has been the launch of the Polish Virtual University.