Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
The Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (NCU) was founded in 1945. It is one of the largest universities in Poland, currently comprising 16 faculties (including 3 medical faculties at Collegium Medicum UMK in Bydgoszcz). It provides graduate and postgraduate courses for almost 21 500 students, offering education in over 100 fields of study and 55 postgraduate courses. The university employs 4052 staff on both Toruń and Bydgoszcz campuses, over half of whom are academic teachers.
NCU has state-of-the-art research infrastructure including the National Laboratory of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (FAMO), the Center for Quantum Optics and the Interdisciplinary Center for Modern Technologies to name but a few, as well as modern teaching facilities comprising, among others, Collegium Humanisticum and the brand new University Sports Centre. The Centre for Astronomy in Piwnice near Toruń houses a unique 32-meter radio telescope. Spitsbergen (in the Arctic Sea) is home to NCU Polar Station.
NCU took part in the competition of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education "Excellence Initiative - Research University" and - as one of 10 Polish universities - has obtained the status of a research university.
Collegium Minus, Fosa Staromiejska 1a, 87-100 Toruń (Poland)
How to get to Toruń:
Nearest airport (approx. 50km from Toruń): Bydgoszcz I.J. Paderewski Airport
From Bydgoszcz airport you can take the bus (line 80) to the Bydgoszcz Główna railroad station, and from there take a train to Toruń Główny station. Train timetable.
Main airport: Warsaw Chopin Airport