Gdansk, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with its bewitching town and gorgeous beaches, is home to the largest medical university in northern Poland—the Medical University of Gdansk (MUG). The University offers world-class educational and research facilities that attracts students from around the world. 15% of the students that attend classes at MUG are from Sweden, Norway, India, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Canada, the UK, the USA, Iraq, Germany and Spain; constituting more than 15% of the student population.
About the Country
Located in Central Europe, Poland is a developed country that maintains a high-income economy. The country sets the bar high for other developing countries with a high-standard of living, life-quality, health security, and economic freedom. Furthermore, Poland advanced educational system offers free university education, social security, and a universal healthcare system. Not to mention, the cultural and natural diversity that is treasured in the country and by the world as the 16 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
On the Baltic coast of northern Poland lies Gdansk, the largest city as well as the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodeship. Within the cultural and geographical region of Kashubia, Gdansk holds a prominent position with its history and heritage. The city is also home to Poland’s principal seaport that makes it a centre of commerce and trade as well as the centre of the country’s fourth-largest metropolitan area.
About the University
The Medical University of Gdansk is the first medical school in Poland. According to the 2019 higher education ranking of the Perspektywy Education Foundation, ranking at 8th place, it is among the top 10 Polish State Universities. Also, as a part of the Excellence Initiative—the Research University Competitions, the Medical University of Gdansk was awarded a place among the elite group of the best Polish Universities.
The University is renowned for its phenomenal educational system, world-class faculties, and experienced staff. Hundreds of students apply every year to the university for the opportunity to learn from the best for a brighter future. They undergo a simple, yet effective selection process to an affordable and brilliant medical education.
The Medical University of Gdansk educates over 6,000 undergraduates and postgraduates in four faculties—Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy and the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology. The Premedical Course, the Medicine-Doctor Programme, the Pharmacy Programme, andthe Nursing Programme are the other courses offered by the university. In addition to the excellent classroom experience, all the courses are taught using English as the medium of instruction.
The University constantly improves the facilities in the campus from the clinical wing to the teaching wing. The University Clinical Centre was successfully modernised by the end of 2011. The Invasive Medical Centre (IMC) is one of the most advanced hospitals in Europe. The newest investment of the MUG is the Non-Invasive Medical Centre (NIMC). The NIMC couples with the IMC is one of the largest hospital complexes in Poland offering medical aid in six floors with departments such as Obstetrics, Neonatology, Gynaecology, Oncologic Gynaecology and Endocrinology, Nephrology, Transplantation and Internal Diseases, Internal Diseases, as well as 1st and 2nd Cardiology Clinics. As an added bonus, the University also has a modern sports centre.
Project and Research
A research centre specialising in genetic aberrations has been established with the funds given by the Foundation for Polish Science as part of the International Research Agenda programme (Mi?dzynarodoweAgendyBadawcze – MAB). It focuses on the role genetic aberrations play as a risk factor for cancer and other diseases. Prof.ArkadiuszPiotrowski Ph.D. from the Department of Biology and Pharmaceutical Botany and Prof. Jan Duma?ski from the Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology at the University of Uppsala are heading the project“Mutations acquired during lifetime that lead to increased risk for human disease, with focus on cancer” (acronym 3P-Medicine – Preventive, Personalised, Precision).
Facilities on Campus
Students are given the best amenities on campus. Student dormitories are located on campus, near the central buildings. The campus offers four dormitories with can each host1000 students. It has a student club named “Medyk”, a grocery shop, a photocopy shop, and a cafeteria which offers affordable meals. The campus also offers free Wi-Fi for the students.
Founded on October 8th, 1945, the AkademiaLekarska in Gda?skhas strived to develop its teaching and clinical framework by providing special attention and constant improvements. With the development in technology and science, the University has established new institutes and clinics with modernised equipment, improved the facilities offered while offering new ones throughout the campus which includes advanced the computer networks.
MUG focuses on the well-being of its students and on improving the opportunities offered to them. Every day they strive to create the best education the world can offer within the campus walls. Now, the University offers courses in almost all areas of medical studies and it is a fantastic choice for all aspiring medical students.