We have been operating since 1702 and are one of the oldest universities in Central Europe. We build on the historical heritage of Silesia and the legacy of Austrian, Prussian, Czech and Polish culture, continuing also the traditions of the Polish universities in Lviv and Vilnius.
We hold the title of Research University as the only university in Lower Silesia and one of ten in Poland. This means that in the coming years we will receive additional funding for the implementation of the University of Wrocław project, which was awarded in the competition “Initiative of Excellence – Research University”. The project envisages many benefits for current and future students of our University, including scholarship and grant programmes, tutoring, reducing the size of class groups and expanding the offer of programmes in English, as well as the introduction of additional single-degree studies intended for particularly talented and ambitious people.
We employ the best specialists, also from foreign academic centres. We operate like a small city – our academic community amounts to 30 thousand people. At our 10 faculties (Faculty of Biotechnology, Faculty of Chemistry, Faculty of Letters, Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science) you will find a wide range of diverse fields of study – from humanities, law and social sciences, to biological, chemical and geographical sciences, as well as mathematics, computer sciences and science.