Warsaw University

Warsaw University

 

the largest educational and research center in Poland, which was founded in 1816 in Warsaw as the Aleksandrovskii University by decree of the Russian tsar Alexander I (charter approved in 1818).

Originally the university included the following departments: law, medicine, fine arts, natural sciences and mathematics, and theology. After the suppression of the Polish November Uprising of 1830-31, the university was closed (1831). In 1862 it resumed its activity under the name “The Main School” and played an important role in the development of Polish culture and scholarship. Its alumni included the writers H. Sienkiewicz and B. Prus, the linguist Baudouin de Courtenay, and the historian of mathematics S. Diksztajn. In 1869 this school was abolished, and in its place a university was founded that conducted classes in Russian. During the German occupation of 1915-18 it was a German university in form; in 1917 it became a Polish university. Between 1918 and 1939 the prominent mathematicians who created the Warsaw school of mathematics, including professors W. Sierpiński, Z. Janiszewski, and S. Mazurkiewicz taught there; also the philosopher T. Ko-tarbiński (for many years the president of the Polish Academy of Sciences) and L. Krzywicki, a sociologist and public figure and one of the first propagandists of Marxism in Poland. During the period of the fascist occupation of Poland (1939-45), Warsaw University was closed. Nevertheless, under difficult underground conditions 300 faculty members continued to provide instruction clandestinely to approximately 4,000 students. After the country’s liberation in 1945 the university resumed its activity.

In the academic year 1969-70, Warsaw University in- cluded the following 11 departments: law, history, philology (two), social sciences, psychology and education, chemistry, geology, biology, physics, and mathematics. Approximately 21,000 students were enrolled in the university, and more than 1,300 faculty members were teaching there. The univer- sity library, founded in 1817, contained more than 1.6 million volumes in 1970.

References in periodicals archive ?
Contract award notice: Electricity transmission to the facilities of the Warsaw University of Technology for a period of 48 months.
Hahn is a retired faculty member of the Institute of Radioelectronics and Multimedia Technology at Warsaw University in Poland.
The event took place at the Warsaw University Library on 23-24 September 2014.
The development of the novel injection prototypes will be done together with Warsaw University of Technology, while drug supply and analysis will be conducted by University of Gdansk.
A team of research students and staff from Warsaw University of Technology said they have successfully demonstrated the first phase of flight test and integration of unmanned aircraft platforms with an autonomous mission control system.
After earning his PhD from Warsaw University, Abdel-Fattah returned to Cairo and taught at the city's Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts.
It so happens that in March 1968 I was an archeology student at Warsaw University and participated in the events to which Professor Kula refers.
A graduate in civil engineering from the Warsaw University of Technology, Lachowska-Keane has previously worked at companies such as Ove Arup & Partners International, and prior to coming to Sener she headed the civil engineering department at ILF Poland.
Zhang is a professor of manufacturing engineering at the University of Toledo, Ohio, and Senkara is a professor of engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology, Poland.
aThe EUCA Board has also expanded from three to four countries: the English Netherhall Educational Association (NEA) now joins the Italian Conferenza dei Collegi Universitari di Merito (CCU), the Spanish Consejo de Colegios Mayores (CCM) and the Warsaw University of Technology (WUT).
Pawel Pietrukowicz of Warsaw University in Poland and colleagues speckled a tiny star in the globular cluster M22, which posed as a lens for a background star.