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The University of Zielona Góra belongs to the elite group of 18 classical Polish universities. In 2016 UZ celebrates the 15th anniversary of its foundation. It is worth noting that the academic community and traditions of the city go back to 1965.










The University of Zielona Góra comprises a wide spectrum of faculties ranging from arts, humanities or social science, through biology and health science, to exact sciences or technology and engineering. In terms of the structure, we are closer to an American university rather than a typical school of higher education in Poland. The faculties specializing in exact sciences, technology or engineering publish the results of their research in prestigious periodicals identified by the Institute of Science Information (ISI) in Philadelphia. At present ISI recognizes 1,750 publications affiliated to the University of Zielona Góra and quoted at least 9,000 times in the ISI recognized periodicals (the average of quotations for one indexed paper equals 5.36). The h-index for the University of Zielona Góra was h=36. In case of the best authors, the number of quotations may reach more than 100.


The mission of the University of Zielona Góra is to promote equal opportunities for the development of the region and its inhabitants and to increase the intellectual, economic and artistic potential by educating high-quality professional staff and conducting advanced research. The University aims to educate highly qualified specialists indispensable for the region, Poland and the united Europe.

The Vision of the University of Zielona Góra ‘As a full-fledged university, UZ aims to extend its authority to confer doctoral and post-doctoral degrees. All the basic organizational units of the University will be granted the highest research categories. The academic staff will conduct high-quality academic and research work and participate actively in the European Research Space and the European System of Higher Education. To a large extent this work will be financed from state and European academic and research grants. The University of Zielona Góra intends to initiate and support the cooperation with public institutions and business.’