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Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW

Szkoła Główna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie

  address: Nowoursynowska 166 St.
02-787 Warsaw, Poland
phone: +48 22 59 310 25
fax: +48 22 593 10 39
e-mail: masterstudies@sggw.pl
internet: www.sggw.pl

WULS-SGGW, with its 200-year tradition is one of the oldest and the largest universities in Poland. It is also one of the most modern universities, where tradition and modernity meet. The campus has a historic part, with an 18th century palace, and a contemporary part where all faculty buildings and dormitories are situated.

WULS-SGGW offers good facilities and infrastructure in one place. On our 72-hectare main campus we have 12 dormitories, a modern library, a sports centre (with tennis courts, a sports hall and a swimming pool) a language centre, a veterinary clinic and much more. The campus is located in the southern part of Warsaw and can be easily reached from the city centre by subway or by bus. Over 1,300 university teachers and instructors make sure that you will gain plenty of knowledge and practical skills. At present, the university consists of 13 faculties; there are 20,000 students enrolled.

WULS-SGGW is one of the best one universities in the rankings of life science universities in Poland, and has always been in the top of Polish universities.

WULS-SGGW was acknowledged as „The most innovative and creative university in Poland at creating job perspectives”.

History

The origins of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW date back to 1816, to the creation of the Institute of Agronomy in Marymont, the first agricultural institution of higher learning in Poland and only the fourth one in Europe. After the war, WULS-SGGW, as the first academic institution in Warsaw, inaugurated its first academic year on May 15, 1945. To commemorate this event, the Academic Senate declared in 2000 that this date be the Day of WULS-SGGW. In 1956, by the decision of the Council of Ministers and of the City of Warsaw, the University received a land grant in Ursynow whereto, by 2003, all faculties and departments have been transferred, thereby creating one of the most modern university campuses in Europe, both for its architecture and research equipment.

Among the recipients of Honorary Doctorates of WULS-SGGW are: the Pope, Jan Paweł II, President Ignacy Mościcki and Nobelists Norman Borlaug, Rolf Zinkernagel and Peter Doherty.

Campus Today

In recent years, the University has been undergoing dynamic changes. Today’s picture of WULS-SGGW includes modern laboratories fit for the 21st Century, over 50 computer laboratories and a University-wide computer network, a computerized Library with a main archive, a new greenhouse complex, a Small Animal Clinic, Equine Clinic, Biomedical Research Center and excellent facilities for vocational and practical training in modern experiment stations in agriculture and forestry. The WULS-SGGW campus consists of 49 buildings with a total usable space of over 200,000 m2, over 1,500 classrooms, including 292 lecture halls, with the total area of over 40,000 m2. The university has an impressive number of modern and well equipped laboratories (almost 650, with a total area of over 28,000 m2). Additional facilities, for sports and recreation such as an indoor swimming pool and tennis courts, weight rooms, an indoor equestrian facility and outdoor sports fields, over 3800 dormitory spots with ever improving standards, its own hotels, underground parking garage and large dining facilities (including several dining halls and over a dozen cafeterias) add to the campus.

Academic Programs

Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW offers a wide range of programs, from biological, through technical, medical, economics to humanities. WULS-SGGW enrolls over 20,000 full time undergraduate students and students in PhD and other graduate programs. The teaching staff is over 1,300 strong, including 250 full professors.

The range of the academic programmes is systematically enlarged and currently includes 39 study programmes. Within study programmes there are 130 areas of specializations. Academic programmes are offered at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels, there is also a postgraduate MBA programme.

Research and education is carried out at 13 Faculties:

  • Faculty of Agriculture and Biology
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Faculty of Forestry
  • Faculty of Horticulture, Biotechnology and Landscape Architecture
  • Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Faculty of Wood Technology
  • Faculty of Animal Science
  • Faculty of Economic Sciences
  • Faculty of Food Sciences
  • Faculty of Human Nutrition and Consumer Science
  • Faculty of Production Engineering
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Applied Informatics and Mathematics

International Cooperation

International collaboration plays an important role in University activities by contributing to the expansion of research and standardization of teaching programmes. Overall, the University collaborates within nearly 400 international agreements. On the annual basis, about 1400 University employees and students travel internationally (about 200 students participating in international mobility programmes). WULS-SGGW is a member of prestigious international organizations such as the Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS), European Universities Association (EUA), Association for European Life Science Universities (ICA) and many others. The University is active among Polish minorities in Lithuania, Ukraine and Belarus by offering modern education programmes and highly qualified experts. Since 1990 WULS-SGGW has actively participated in European programmes as a university from an associate, a candidate and, since 2004, from an EU Member state. Currently, WULS-SGGW participates in various educational programmes (Erasmus+, CEEPUS, NAWA) and research programmes (Horizon2020, ERA-NET COFUND, INTERREG, COST, Bonus on the Horizon, Bilateral Cooperation Programme, Norwegian Research Council, European Space Agency, commissioned research work).

In 2017 the European Commission has awarded WULS-SGGW a prestigious award "HR Excellence in Research" (HR Logo) for acting in line with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. HR Logo requires WULS-SGGW to continue improvement of the HR policies with the principles set out in the Charter and Code which will contribute to enhancement of the European and national research system attractiveness.

For international students, WULS-SGGW offers degree programmes taught exclusively in English: one bachelor programme, five master programmes (of duration of three or four semesters), 11-semester programme in Veterinary Medicine leading to a lekarz weterynarii degree (equiv. to brit. Veterinary Surgeon) and two master programmes jointly provided with European partner institutions.

Degree programmes, taught in English, are as follow:

  • Organic Agriculture and Food Production
  • Civil Engineering, Specialization: Engineering Infrastructure
  • Environmental Protection, Specialization: Restoration and Management of Environment
  • Horticulture, Specialization: Horticulture
  • Economics, Specialization: Economics and Organization of Enterprises
  • Informatics and Econometrics, Specialization: Specialization: Big Data Analytics
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Forestry, Specialization: Forest Information Technology
  • Food Technology and Human Nutrition, Specialization: Organic Food Quality and Marketing

Facts & figures

  • Established in 1816
  • 20 000 students
  • 1300 academic staff
  • 1000 foreign students

Contact

Office for Students’ Affairs
Nowoursynowska 166, 02-787 Warsaw, Poland
phone: +48 22 593 10 25
e-mail: masterstudies@sggw.pl (studies in English), cudzoziemcy@mail.sggw.pl (studies in Polish)
www.sggw.pl