Established (year): 1999
Type: Public University
Main specialization(s): Medicine| Geodesy and cartography| Veterinary science
Rector: Professor Ryszard Górecki
PROFILE – SHORT DESCRIPTION
Our University is still developing. About 140 research projects have been currently running. Among them there is for examples big international project in the field of satellite navigation: UWM launched the Poland’s first radio astronomy station belonging to the LOFAR European system. The radio telescope will provide the scientists with information from the farthest corners of the Universe.
One of the greatest scientific achievements of UWM is the accreditation of Veterinary Medicine given by the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE). The accreditation certifies the highest quality of education, in line with EU requirements.
One of the last research success is the first awakenings of coma patients. The University Hospital at UWM is the first site in Europe where an experimental surgery of implantation of brain stimulants to comatose patients was carried out. On 17 and 18 May 2016, a team of neurosurgeons headed by Prof. Wojciech Maksymowicz, Vice-Rector for Medical Studies and Research carried out 4 surgeries to implant brain stimulators in comatose patients. Those were the first surgeries of this kind in Europe. Among the operating surgeons was Prof. Isao Morita of the Department of Neurosurgery of the Fujita Health University – a neurosurgeon and electrostimulation specialist – with his two assistants. Prof. Morita taught the doctors in Olsztyn his novel method.