Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin is the biggest public university in Eastern Poland. It was established in 1944, taking for its patron Maria Curie-Skłodowska, the prominent Polish physicist and chemist, and the pioneer of a new branch of chemistry – radiochemistry – who was twice the winner of the Nobel Prize.
In over 70 years of its operation, the University has been constantly developing and has been the subject of many transformations. Out of the University’s structures, the following higher education institutions were established: the Medical University of Lublin and the University of Life Sciences in Lublin. Currently UMCS educates students in 12 faculties, including the Campus in Puławy.
The university currently has nearly 22,000 students, including 1,100 international students, 751 PhD students and approx. 1450 postgraduate students. Its educational package encompasses more than 60 Bachelor’s, Master’s and integrated Master’s courses, almost 20 PhD courses and 90 postgraduate courses.
The University stands out thanks to its unique campus in the city centre, which includes teaching buildings, 9 high-standard dorms, clubs, sports and cultural facilities, a library, etc. Our students can pursue their interests in numerous research clubs, students’ organisations, artistic groups, and in the field of sports. As part of UMCS, there operates also the popular Children’s University. There is also the University of the Third Age, run jointly with other higher education institutions.