Nicolaus Copernicus University
Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika
address: Gagarina 11 St.
87- 100 Toruń, Poland
phone: +48 56 611 22 30
The Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń has been one of the top five Polish public universities for years. For over 70 years of its existence, around 200,000 alumni have received their degrees.
The University greatly increased its strength in 2004, when the medical school in neighbouring Bydgoszcz was incorporated within it as NCU Collegium Medicum.
Currently, NCU has 17 faculties and is a strong research centre.
The University has the state-of-the-art research infrastructure including the National Laboratory of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, the Centre for Quantum Optics and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Modern Technologies. The Centre for Astronomy in Piwnice near Toruń houses a unique 32-metre radio telescope.
This has contributed to the Nicolaus Copernicus University’s position as one of the best universities in Poland, and it is also the reason why the QS World University Ranking has placed NCU in the top 4% of universities in the world.
Accommodation - Campuses
There are two university campuses in Toruń: the Center Campus and the Bielany Campus, as well as campus in Bydgoszcz. The University currently owns 14 student dormitories with accommodation for more than 3,500 students, including modern and fully equipped student dormitory in Bydgoszcz. Free Internet access is provided in all student dormitories.
Both campuses in Toruń and Bydgoszcz have a lot to offer. There are more than 200 students scientific associations. People keen on physical activity will find their place in various sections of the Academic Sports Association. Moreover, NCU has its own students club OD NOWA which offers wide range of cultural events during the whole year.
Good to know
Study in Toruń – International Student Blog is a place for the international students of the Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU) to share their experience, knowledge, culture and ideas concerning their studies and life in Toruń. If you want to know more about studying at NCU and about life in Toruń, check our website: studyintorun.pl
Those, who are willing to participate in classes taught in Polish, but feel that their level of Polish is insufficient, can join one-year intensive Polish course offered by NCU. For more information go to: http://jezyk-polski.umk.pl/wersja_a/index.html
Facts & figures
- 1945 – year of NCU establishment
- 2165 – number of academic staff
- 25 088 – number of students
- 335 – number of foreign students
Gagarina 11, 87- 100 Toruń, Poland
Phone: +48 56 611 22 30