One of nineteen public universities in Poland.

Although it seems to be a relatively young university – established in 1994 – it has a long academic tradition since it was founded as a result of joining one of the best Polish pedagogical academies – the Higher Pedagogical College in Opole and Opole branch of the Catholic University in Lublin. Its dynamic growth is reflected by constant enriching the academic spheres of education with latest example of establishing medicine studies along with University hospital.

Nowadays the University comprises 11 faculties-

  1. Faculty of Philology
  2. Faculty of Social Sciences
  3. Faculty of Theology
  4. Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science
  5. Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology
  6. Faculty of Economics
  7. Faculty of Law and Administration
  8. Faculty of Chemistry
  9. Faculty of Art
  10. Faculty of Medicine
  11. Faculty of Political Sciences and Social Communication

The faculties organize and offer degree programs (bachelor, master’s and doctoral) within their units and cooperate to offer interdisciplinary programmes.

  • The university has 17,500 students completing 32 academic majors and 53 specializations.
  • 1,380 staff numbers - among them are 203 professors and habilitated doctors and 327 doctors.

The university attracts foreign students from all over the world, giving them the unique opportunity to study in an international setting in the heart of Central Europe. They offer 9 study programmes in English: in Political Science and European Studies, Economics, Sociology Special Studies, and Language and Literature. They also offer an English course for those who want to improve their English before starting their studies in English (minimum B2 level of English is usually required). For those who want to learn about Poland before deciding to study here, we recommend the Summer University, taking place from July to September.

Research. International cooperation

Conducting world-class research, commercialization and dissemination of its outcome is one of the key tasks of University of Opole. Their scientists, doctoral students and even undergraduates manage to receive numerous grants and scholarships (eg. Horizon, Jean Monnet, Visegrad Fund) to conduct projects and research programmes on a national and international scale. Those projects in various fields of science, often of interdisciplinary character, are a great opportunity to start cooperation or to exchange experience with scientists from other research centres.


  • It is the first public university established after fall of communism and the first one to host a theological faculty. 
  • It hosts a UNESCO Chair on Cultural Property Law and supervises a palaeontological excavation site in Krasiejów, which is considered to be one of the most valuable sites in the world. A sensational discovery was made there of Triassic proto-dinosaurs

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