University of Warsaw

Krakowskie Przedmieście 26, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

University of Warsaw - one of the largest and most prestigious public university in Poland. It was founded in 1816 by Emperor Alexander I Russia and is located in a building that was built in 1634 by King John Casimir. University consisted of five faculties: Faculty of Law and Administrative Sciences, Medical Faculty, the Faculty of Theology, Faculty of Philosophy and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, which from 1826 to 1829 he studied Chopin. In 1830 Tsar Nicholas First in memory of his brother Alexander I, renamed the University of Alexander. However, shortly after the incident renaming Polish uprising caused the closing of the university. In 1857 opened here Medico- Surgical Academy, and in 1862 Warsaw School of having four divisions: law and management, philology and history, mathematics and physics, and medicine. In October 1869 The school was converted to the Imperial University of Warsaw. During the First World War, the university was evacuated to Rostov-on -Don. During World War II, all Polish universities were closed. In the main university buildings housed the German barracks and fortifications. To date, the University of Warsaw consists of twenty departments and included in a list of two hundred best universities in the world by the British magazine "The Times".