The University of Gdańsk is the largest educational institution in the Pomerania region. It has eleven faculties with almost 28 000 students, doctoral students and post-graduates, who are taught by academic staff of 1700 people.
The University of Gdańsk cooperates with universities, tertiary colleges and scientific and research institutions in almost every country around the world. Participation in the European and international programmes allows for the expansion of the University of Gdańsk and has an impact on its research and teaching base. From 2002 to January 2020 the University of Gdańsk signed about 420 agreements to obtain funding for European and international projects.

The University of Gdańsk is a dynamically developing institution of higher learning, and one that combines respect for tradition with a commitment to the new. It offers education in nearly all fields of academic knowledge, in sought-after professions on the job market and in state-of-the-art facilities in its Gdańsk, Sopot and Gdynia campuses. It is currently one of the most modern academic centres in Poland. The University of Gdańsk boasts significant scientific achievement which enforces its leading position, particularly through activity and research connected with the sea. In this regard, the University has been involved in cooperation with scientific research centres from nearly all corners of the globe. The University of Gdańsk is involved (as one of five Polish universities) in the creation of a network of European universities selected in the ‘European Universities’ competition organised by the European Commission. In conjunction with its partners, the University of Cádiz (Spain), the University of Split (Croatia), the Université de Bretagne Occidentale (France), Kiel University (Germany) and the University of Malta (Malta), the University of Gdańsk forms a consortium of the European University of the Seas (SEA-EU). The University has been a two-time winner of the special programme of the Foundation for Polish Science, the International Research Agendas, aimed at establishing in Poland innovative centres of excellence with the participation of the best researchers from across the world. The University is involved in intensive ongoing activity aimed at improving the quality of the scientific research conducted and for this purpose it has received funding as part of the “Excellence Strategy – Research University” programme by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The University’s core values are: the rational pursuance of truth through original scientific and scholarly research, a respect for the best models in world science and scholarship, modern education in the service of the development of civilization and society, mutual respect and trust, tolerance for diversity of views, and solidarity within the entire academic community. The University’s mission is to educate valued graduates who are provided with the broad and many-facetted knowledge, skills, and competences essential in knowledge-based socio- economic life, and to make a lasting contribution to scientific and scholarly knowledge of the world and to the solving of important contemporary problems.

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Key persons involved in project

  • PhD Olga Dębicka
  • PhD Magdalena Marekiewicz
  • PhD Tomasz Gutowski
  • PhD Leszek Reszka
  • PhD Anna Galik
  • Adam Borodo