Wroclaw Medical University

World University Rankings 2024
Wybrzeze L. Pasteura 1 50-367, Wroclaw, Poland

About Wroclaw Medical University

Wroclaw Medical University dates back to 1811 to the Viadrina University in Frankfurt which was ordered to be relocated to Wroclaw by Prussian King Frederik Wilhelm II.

The campus is located in Wroclaw, Poland’s fourth-largest city on the Odra River.

There are four faculty specialisations at the university, including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and health sciences. The faculty of medicine is the oldest and largest faculty at the university and was established in 1945. It was the site of Poland’s first open heart surgery in 1958. It was performed by the same doctor who also performed the first kidney transplant from a living donor at the faculty.

The faculty of medicine has seen various prominent scientists join to conduct research including Ludwik Hirszfeld, Zygmunt Albert and Witold Ortowski.

The faculty of pharmacy was the first faculty to sign an agreement in Poland between a pharmaceutical company and a medical university. This agreement led to an educational programme in industrial pharmacy.

Poland itself is famous for its pharmaceutical efforts and several notable drugs have originated in Wroclaw such as Vratizolin and Ipronal. Faculty scientists at the university also developed the technology for extracting evening primrose oil which is now used all over the world.

The university’s medical presence consists of two hospitals; The Individual Public Clinical Hospital and the University Clinical Hospital. The university is also affiliated to the Academic Stomatology Policlinic and Alzheimer’s Centre in Scinawa.

Students can choose to study in English in the faculties of medicine, dentistry and health sciences, with the rest of faculties offering education in Polish.

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Key statistics

  • 10.9
    No. of students per staff
  • 14%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 72 : 28
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 8,014
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at Wroclaw Medical University

  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Medicine & Dentistry
    • Other Health
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Physical sciences

    • Chemistry
  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences