Wroclaw Medical University
Uniwersytet Medyczny im. Piastów Śląskich we Wrocławiu
A few decades of tradition obliges. The Wroclaw Medical University rose from the ashes of a city brought down by the tragedy of World War II.
But the foundation of our university was not stone, but people – outstanding scientists, mostly from Lviv, but also of German and Jewish descent. Here science and medicine was created by brilliant professors: Alzheimer, Bross, Mikulicz-Radecki, Baranowski and Hirszfeld, to name a few. They were the people who set directions for our development and it is their legacy that we continue. The post-war history of our Alma Mater began in 1946. At first, we were merely a medical faculty at the University of Wroclaw, combined with the local Technical University. Four years later, the faculty was transformed into the Medical Academy, which in 2012 was officially named the Wroclaw Medical University.
Remembering our tradition, today we are creating the future of our university and Polish medicine. The popularity of our fields of study, research projects carried out by students, and the accomplishments they achieve give us thousands of reasons to be proud. We would like to share all of them with you.
Wroclaw Medical University is one of the best medical universities in Poland. Currently, we are educating over 6000 students in 10 fields: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Medical Analysis, Dietetics, Emergency Medicine, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Obstetrics and Public Health. Besides studies in Polish, we also offer Medicine and Dentistry studies in English. Thanks to the English Division, many foreign students study medicine in Wroclaw.
The English Division was established in 2003. The curriculum is identical with that of Polish Division. The studies are adapted to the common European programme, in keeping with the European admission standards for medical education. Teaching is carried out by a team of highly educated specialists in tutorial groups of 10-12 students in the theoretical subjects and 4-5 students during bedside teaching. Our students come from all over the world: Germany, Norway, Canada, the US, Saudi Arabia, India, RSA, and many more. In the 2022/2023 academic year, there are 761 students of the English Division, including 654 in the Faculty of Medicine and 107 in the Faculty of Dentistry.
Every year, we implement several hundred research projects. We firmly believe that science has no boundaries, which is why we cooperate with hundreds of scholars, both domestic and international, in order to advance medical science. Scientists from our University are conducting a few prestigious grants, including those financed by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020/Horizon Europe Programme. Our efforts have recently been recognized by Times Higher Education World University Ranking, in which we achieved the best result of all Polish universities, both overall and in Medicine&Dentistry.
WROCLAW – WELCOME TO THE MEETING PLACE
Wroclaw is the fourth largest city in Poland with over a thousand years of tradition. Called “the Venice of the North” thanks to its 12 islands and 130 bridges, the Lower-Silesian capital is a meeting place for people of science, business and culture. The local universities attract thousands of students every year, offering them not only the highest level of education, but also a chance to live in a historical yet modern city full of music and art, with rampant nightlife and vast job opportunities.
Wroclaw is also known for its medical traditions, dating back to the 13th century when the first city hospital was founded. Through the years many renowned doctors lived and worked here, starting with Alois Alzheimer, a neurologist, psychiatrist and finder of the Alzheimer's Disease, microbiologist Ludwik Hirszfeld who established the basis of the blood groups science, and two Nobel prize winners, Robert Koch, awarded for the creation of modern bacteriology, and Paul Erlich, one of the pioneers of chemotherapy.
Facts & figures
- Established in 1946
- over 1000 academic staff
- over 6000 students
- over 750 foreign students
Wroclaw Medical University, Admission Office
Jana Mikulicza-Radeckiego 4A
50-345 Wroclaw, Poland
+48 71 784 17 26, +48 71 784 17 53