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  • 22 September 2017

    Four Polish Universities will present their educational offers at the largest international Fair “Study and Go Abroad” in Toronto. The Fair will be held on October 1st at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre.

    For the second time this year Consulate General of the Republic of Poland invited Polish Universities to attend “Study and Go Abroad Fair” the largest education fair in Canada. Recruitment experts from  Warsaw University, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Medical University of Warsaw and from the Academy of Music in Łódź will present you with their outstanding programs between  1-5 p.m.   at the “Ready, Study, Go! Poland” booth.


    University of Warsaw


    The University of Warsaw is the largest university in Poland and best research centre in the country. Its academic community comprises 7 200 employees, more than 44 400 undergraduate and graduate students, 3 200 doctoral students and 3 000 postgraduate students. The overall number of students and doctoral students at the university includes 4 400 international students, most of whom come from Ukraine, Belarus, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, China and Turkey. Besides 21 faculties, UW has also 30 academic and research centres. A wide range of studies in humanities, social, exact as well as natural sciences, including 25 English-language programmes, is provided by UW. Students can choose from 2 000 foreign-language courses within the Polish language programmes. The high quality of teaching is reflected in the results of various rankings. According to these, the University of Warsaw is among the top 3% of universities in the world. The authors of Quacquarelli Symonds World University Ranking, Eduniversal Best Masters and MBA, or US News and World Report select the 200 best programmes from thousands of programmes in the world. Over 20 programmes offered by UW are listed there. According to QS Best Student Cities 2017 Warsaw took 52nd place among the best cities in the world. It receives a very high score in the affordability category – within the top five of the entire index – thanks to its combination of low living costs and reasonable tuition fees. Almost one third of the university budget, equal to 330 million euro, is devoted to research. In the present financial framework, UW scholars have won 32 grants from the Horizon 2020 programme, 6 SESAR Joint Undertaking grants and 2 grants from the COSME programme. Researchers from UW have received 12 from 25 grants given to Polish institutions from the most prestigious European competitions of the European Research Council (ERC). Research potential of the University is reflected in the results of the 2016 Nature Index of Rising Stars. The University of Warsaw was ranked 3rd among the institutions of South East Europe in that ranking. Globally it occupied 96th place. Since 2016, UW has used the ‘HR Excellence in Research’ logo, which is granted by the European Commission. It confirms that the university fulfils the requirements of the European Charter for Researchers. The University works together with 800 international partners, 400 of which represent 73 countries which have signed a bilateral cooperation agreement. In 2016, the University of Warsaw celebrated the 200th anniversary of its foundation. This year saw the beginning of the realisation of a multiannual development plan (2016-2025) financed by the Polish government. The subsidy adds up to 1 billion PLN. With this funding, it will be possible to develop UW faculties and centres of humanities and social sciences.

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    The Medical University of Warsaw


    The Medical University of Warsaw is one of the oldest medical schools in Poland. For over 200 years it has provided education and training in medicine and pharmacy at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The university's programs meet the highest international standards of university-level education and are based on the principles of good clinical and pharmaceutical practice.


    The academic staff at the Medical University of Warsaw have gained national and international reputations for their contributions to the science and practice of medicine.


    Many of them hold the prestigious posts of National Consultants in different specialties.


    The Medical University of Warsaw provides specialist referral tertiary and general services and undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in its five affiliated teaching hospitals, which are also involved in scientific and clinical research and a number of clinical academic departments located in other hospitals in Warsaw. 


    Degree courses in 14 areas of study and 1 specialty.


    First-cycle undergraduate programmes:

    • Audiophonology

    • Dental Hygiene

    • Dental Technology

    • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiography

    • Dietetics

    • Midwifery

    • Nursing

    • Paramedic Science

    • Physiotherapy

    • Public Health


    Second-cycle degree programmes (post-diploma):

    • Dietetics

    • Midwifery

    • Nursing

    • Physiotherapy

    • Public Health


    Full-time degree programmes:

    • Dentistry

    • Medical Laboratory Science

    • Medicine

    • Pharmacy


    The Medical University of Warsaw:

    • has an international dimension based on its international educational standards and the exchange of scientific thought among higher education and research institutions,
    • provides specialist referral, tertiary and general services as well as undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in its five affiliated teaching hospitals, which are also involved in scientific and clinical research,
    • invests in the development of its research infrastructure and continues to expand its facilities. The latest projects include the Library and Information Centre, the Centre for Preclinical Research, the Pediatric Hospital and the Rehabilitation and Sports Centre, the most modern facility of its kind in Poland.


    The Poznan University of Medical Sciences


    The Poznan University of Medical Sciences (PUMS) is one of the best and largest medical universities in Poland, with over 95 years of sound academic experience and a great growth momentum. Our University is a leading medical school in Poland and is currently recognized as the largest educational, research, and clinical center in Poland (according to the rankings of “Perspektywy”,”Rzeczpospolita”, and “Wprost”). PUMS offers the highest number of specialties for students to choose from, and the research and clinical teaching is conducted here in close partnership with six clinical hospitals. In the academic year 2013-2014, there are over 8,000 enrolled students in the University, including nearly 1,000 international students. Its academic personnel is comprised of over 1,000 faculty members and teaching staff employed in Medical Faculty I, Medical Faculty II, Faculty of Pharmacy, and Faculty of Health Sciences, all of which are affiliated with the five programs at the Center for Medical Education in English. Most of the teaching staff are medical practitioners and doctors of medicine; around a hundred represent different scientific disciplines; and nearly a hundred are doctors of dentistry.


    One of the top priorities for the continued growth of the University is the expansion of the various forms of collaboration in the areas of teaching and research. The Poznan University of Medical Sciences maintains and develops various forms of cooperation with foreign research centers and universities worldwide through: joint research, participation in international programs and research projects; joint publications and participation in scientific conferences; as well as through numerous student and faculty exchanges. To this date, the University has entered into more than 30 long-term partnership agreements with medical universities and research centers worldwide.


    Over the years, members of the PUMS faculty and research staff have been receiving prestigious awards and wide recognition for the excellent quality of their work, research, and teaching, and some have been sought after by the world’s advanced medical centers. For example, in 2008 Dr. Maria Siemionow, a PUMS graduate and professor of surgery, has been responsible for leading the landmark face transplantation surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in the U.S.A.


    The University continually develops and upgrades its teaching methods investing in highly specialized equipment and facilities in order to reflect the current advances in medical technology. For example, in 2010 it opened the first-in-Poland Center for Medical Simulation, followed by a state-of-the-art Conference and Teaching Center and a modernized Main Medical Library, and it is currently building a Center for Scientific Medical Information. PUMS is also one of the co-founders of the Interdisciplinary Center for NanoBioMedical Research.


    Students enrolled at PUMS may choose from the following five fields of study in English:


    • 4-year M.D. program (since 1993)

    •6-year M.D. program (since 1995)

    •5-year D.D.S. program (since 2001)

    •6-year Pharm. D. program (since 2004 as a 5-year program, in 2009 replaced by a 6-year program)

    •3-year B.Sc. in Physiotherapy program (since 2009)

    These activities demonstrate the dynamic growth of the Poznan University of Medical Sciences into the strong and lively academic center that it is today. We invite you to come and see for yourself!


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    The Academy of Music in Łódź


    The history of the Academy of Music in Łódź goes back to the early years of the 20th century. At this time Helena Kijeńska-Dobkiewiczowa founded a Music Conservatory, where she gathered a team of outstanding musicians and teachers. After WW II, the school was reactivated, first as State Music Conservatory, which was given on March 1, 1945 - according to a document of July 30, 1945 - a palace of Łódź factory owner, Izrael Kalmanowicz Poznański, situated at 32 Gdańska St. From April 1, 1946 - by the Decision of the Ministry of Culture and Art of Feb 1, 1946 (Journal of Regulations of Min. of Culture and Art No 2 of Jul 8, 1946) - the State Music Conservatory became the State Higher School of Music. From December 1, 1981 the School changed its name to Academy of Music (Journal of Laws No 31 of Dec 12, 1981), and on July 2, 1999 it adopted the name of Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz (Journal of Laws No. 62 section 683 of December 29, 1981). Under the decision of December 1, 1992, the Academy was given the second building at 79 Kilińskiego Street, where the Main Library, together with the Record and Tape Library and reading room, has been situated since Oct 1, 1993. Some classes, for students of art education, music therapy, eurhythmics and others, take place there as well.


    The first rector of State Music Conservatory, and later of State Higher School of Music was Prof. Kazimierz Wiłkomirski (1945-1947), and Prof. Helena Kijeńska-Dobkiewiczowa was a Vice-rector.


    The following professors were rectors of the Academy:


    •Kazimierz Sikorski (1947-1954),

    •Mieczysław Drobner (1954-1957),

    •Kiejstut Bacewicz (1957-1969),

    •Zenon Płoszaj (1969-1981),

    •Zygmunt Gzella (1981-1987),

    •Aleksander Kowalczyk (1987-1993),

    •Bogdan Dowlasz (1993-1999),

    •Anna Wesołowska-Firlej (1999-2005).


    Prof. Antoni Wierzbiński has been a Rector of the Academy since September 1, 2005. The Vice Rectors are: Prof. Irena Wisełka-Cieślar (for educational and didactic affairs) and Prof. Bogusław Pikała (for students' affairs). Agnieszka Grochulska, M.A. is a Chancellor of the Academy.


    The previous and current Senates of Academy of Music awarded the title of honorary doctor of musical arts to the following five outstanding artists - significant figures if musical life of both Łódź and the Academy: Aleksander Tansman (1986), Prof. Kiejstut Bacewicz (1993), Prof. Zenon Płoszaj (1996), Prof. Franciszek Wesołowski (1999), Prof. Teresa Kubiak (2005), Prof. Wanda Wiłkomirska (2006).


    The organization structure of the Academy was changing, owing to its fast development, in the years 1946-90. It is worth stressing, that whereas at the beginning the number of students did not exceed 50, it was growing over the years, to amount to over 400 in 1987. Three performance faculties were created in 1946, and Composition, Theory and Conducting Faculty followed two years later. The division into four faculties was in force till 1990, even though there were internal changes within the faculties, caused by creation of new sections or closing of other sections: Faculty I - Composition, Theory of Music and Conducting (there were only individual sections between 1946 and 1948). Faculty II - Instrumental (the name did not change till 1990); Faculty III - Vocal (from October 1, 1996 - Vocal and Acting Performance); Faculty IV - Education, whose name changed many times between 1946 and 1990. On October 1, 1990 the basic structure of the Academy was changed and two faculties have been formed: Faculty I - Composition, Theory of Music, Music Education and Eurhythmics; Faculty II - Instrumental, and Vocal and Acting Performance. In 2001, the second Faculty divided into three performance faculties, and the introduction of major in art education in musical arts, the name of Faculty I was again modified, which led to the current structure of the Academy.


    The Academy of Music in Łódź puts its emphasis on internalization of education and improving its quality. Therefore an important point of the institutional strategy is to extend its international relations. Our Academy is an active participant in Erasmus+ (PL ŁÓDŹ04), exchanging its students and teaching staff with 50 institutions from Europe (including Germany, Italy, Austria, Belgium, United Kingdom and other countries). 

     For many years the Academy of Music in Łódź has been a member of AEC (European Association of Conservatories and Academies of Music) with its seat in Brussels.

     In spring 2010 we were positively evaluated by the AEC team of experts who reviewed our programme offer and study conditions.

     The AEC team was headed by Dame Janet Ritterman (Royal College of Music in London). Other experts were Robert Fitzpatrick (former Dean of Curtis Institute of Music Philadelphia), Valentina Sandu-Dediu (Universitate Naţională de Muzică din Bucureşti ) and a secretary - Ester Tomasi-Fumics ( Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien). 


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