University of Bialystok
University of Bialystok was created in 1997 by transforming the former 29 – year old Branch of Warsaw University. Over the fifteen years the University has become a dynamically growing institution of higher education, the largest in Podlasie, both in respect of the number of research workers, fields of study and forms of education offered as well as the number of students and graduates. The University consists of nine faculties, including one located abroad in Vilnius. Classes and lectures are delivered by app. 900 academic teachers including more than 200 university and tenured professors. At present the University offers courses in 27 fields of study and over 70 specializations for app. 17.000 students. The major fields of study offer unique and inter-faculty courses created to meet the social demand. The University offers as many as 100 different postgraduate courses. The scientific staff at the University conduct scientific research at international level, both in natural and exact sciences as well as in humanities and social sciences, not only expanding the boundaries of knowledge by making discoveries, but also by providing expertise and experience to the whole region of Podlasie. The works connected with the unique nature and cultural diversity of the region should be especially emphasized. The University is currently realizing about 60 agreements on scientific cooperation with partner foreign universities.