Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

Infobox University
name=Adam Mickiewicz University
native_name=Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza
latin_name=Universitate Studiorum
Mickiewiczianae Posnaniensis

type= Public university
students=49 038
rector=Prof. Stanisław Lorenc

Adam Mickiewicz University (Polish: Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza) is one of the major Polish universities, opened on May 7, 1919 in Poznań. It is named after the Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz.


Adam Mickiewicz University - one of the major Polish universities, opened on May 7, 1919. For the first 20 years it educated students in law, economy, medicine, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, agriculture and forestry.

Since the moment of its foundation many distinguished scholars from all over the world as well as many outstanding personalities from politics and the fine arts have received the Honorary Degree of "Doctor Honoris Causa" of the University. The few names that ought to be mentioned in this respect are: Marshall Józef Piłsudski, Marshall Ferdinand Foch, Maria Skłodowska-Curie, Ignacy Paderewski, Roman Dmowski, Witold Hensel.

On May 7, 1919, which marked the 400th anniversary of the foundation of The Lubrański Academy, the Commencement Ceremony of the university took place.

In 1920 famous sociologist Florian Znaniecki founded the first Polish department of sociology at the university. It was one of the first such departments in Europe.

The University was closed by the Nazis in 1939, and reopened as a German university in 1941, which lasted until 1944. The Polish university reopened in much smaller form only after the end of WWII. Until 1955 it was officially named "Uniwersytet Poznański" (University of Poznań). However, since the year 1955 the University has been named after Adam Mickiewicz, a Polish Romantic poet of the first half of the 19th century. According to reform, in 1950, the Medical Faculty with the section of Dentistry and the Faculty of Pharmacy of University of Poznań were detached to form an independent school, Poznań University of Medical Sciences.

Among its most famous graduates are the mathematicians who broke the Enigma machine: Marian Rejewski, Henryk Zygalski, and Jerzy Różycki.

While many building of Adam Mickiewicz University still remain scattered in areas near the city centre and older boroughs, the entire school is being moved to the Campus in Morasko. As of 2006, Faculties of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Chemistry, Geographical and Geological Science have already shifted to the new location.

List of rectors

* 1919-1923: Heliodor Święcicki (1854-1923) - lekarz i społecznik
* 1923-1924: Zygmunt Lisowski (1880-1955) - lawyer
* 1924-1925: Stanisław Dobrzycki (1875-1931) - slawista, językoznawca
* 1925-1926: Ludwik Sitowski (1880-1947) - zoologist
* 1926-1928: Jan Gabriel Grochmalicki (1883-1936) - zoolog
* 1928-1929: Edward Lubicz-Niezabitowski (1875-1946) - lekarz, zoolog
* 1929-1931: Stanisław Kasznica (1874-1958) - lawyer
* 1931-1932: Jan Sajdak (1882-1967) - filolog klasyczny
* 1932-1933: Stanisław Pawłowski (1882-1940) - geograf
* 1933-1936: Stanisław Runge (1888-1953) - lekarz weterynarii
* 1936-1939: Antoni Peretiatkowicz (1884-1956) - prawnik
* 1939: Bronisław Niklewski (1879-1961) - fizjolog roślin
* 1945-1946: Stefan Tytus Dąbrowski (1877-1947) - lekarz, fizjolog
* 1946-1948: Stefan Błachowski (1889-1962) - psycholog
* 1948-1952: Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz (1890-1963) - filozof, logik
* 1952-1956: Jerzy Suszko (1889-1972) - chemik
* 1956-1962: Alfons Klafkowski (1912-1992) - lawyer
* 1962-1965: Gerard Labuda (born 1916) - historian
* 1965-1972: Czesław Łuczak (1922-2002) - historian
* 1972-1981: Benon Miśkiewicz (born 1930) - historian
* 1981-1982: Janusz Ziółkowski (1924-2000) - ekonomista, socjolog
* 1982-1984: Zbigniew Radwański (born 1924) - lawyer
* 1984-1985: Franciszek Kaczmarek (born 1928) - physicist, matematyk
* 1985-1988: Jacek Fisiak (born 1936) - filolog, anglista
* 1988-1990: Bogdan Marciniec (born 1941) - chemik
* 1990-1996: Jerzy Fedorowski (born. 1934) - geologist
* 1996-2002: Stefan Jurga (born 1946) - physicist
* 2002 - : Stanisław Lorenc (born 1943) - geologist

chool Authorities

*Rector: Prof. Stanisław Lorenc
*Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations: Prof. Bronisław Marciniak
*Vice-Rector for Student Affairs: Prof. Kazimierz Przyszczypkowski
*Vice-Rector for Doctoral Programs and University Promotion: Prof. Bogdan Walczak
*Vice-Rector for Academic Staff and University Development: Prof. Bogusław Mróz
*Vice-Rector for Teaching Programs: Prof. Janusz Wiśniewski
*Director of Administration: Stanisław Wachowiak, M.A.


*Professors: 681
*Habilitated doctors: 86
*Senior lecturers: 396
*Teachers (total): 1 495
*Total staff: 2 658

Number of students

*Daily studies: 26 494
*Evening studies: 874
*Extramural studies: 20 921
*External studies: 749
*Doctoral studies: 1 164
*Total: 49 038

Levels of study offered by institution

*Licentiate (B.A. or B.Sc.)
*Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Sciences (M.Sc.)
*Advanced/postgraduate study
*Higher/post doctorate (habilitatus)

Diplomas and degrees

*Dr. Habil.

International cooperation

*Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel – Germany
*Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg – Germany
*University of Greifswald - Germany
*Universität Wien, Wien – Austria
*Masaryk University, Brno – Czech Republic
*Université Libre de Bruxelles – Belgium
*Université de Rennes 2 – France
*Universidad Complutense de Madrid – Spain
*Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana – United States of America
*Cornell University Ithaca, (NY) – United States of America
*Università degli Studi di Udine – Italy
*Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril - Portugal (
*Sabanci University, İstanbul - Turkey (
*Universidade de Aveiro - Portugal (
*Agder University - Norway


*Faculty of Biology
*Faculty of Chemistry
*Faculty of Educational Studies
*Faculty of Geographical and Geological Science
*Faculty of History
*Faculty of Law and Administration
*Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
*Faculty of Modern Languages and Literature
*Faculty of Physics
*Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology
*Faculty of Political Science and Journalism
*Faculty of Social Sciences
*Faculty of Theology
*Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts in Kalisz


External links

* [ Official site in English]
* [ Official site in Polish]

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