The Medical University of Gdańsk (MUG) is the largest medical university in northern Poland, located in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with an old town and beautiful sandy beaches. According to the 2018 higher education ranking of the Perspektywy Education Foundation, the MUG is the first medical school in the country and ranks among the top ten of the best Polish state universities (7th place). Every year, many young people make efforts to study at the largest medical school in Northern Poland. The MUG educates more than 6000 undergraduate and postgraduate students at 4 Faculties: Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy and the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology. The MUG offers Premedical Course, Medicine Doctor Programme, Pharmacy Programme, Nursing Programme which are taught fully in English.
International students constitute more than 17% of the MUG’s students and represent more than half of all international students in Gdańsk. Most of them come from Sweden, Norway, India, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Canada, the UK, the USA, Iraq, Germany and Spain.
The MUG constantly improves its clinical and teaching facilities. In the end of 2011 the University Clinical Centre has been successfully modernised. Our main hospital – the Invasive Medicine Centre (IMC) is one of the most modern hospitals in Europe. The new investment of the MUG – Non-Invasive Medicine Centre (NIMC) together with the IMC is the one of the largest and newest hospital complexes in Poland. On six floors (including underground) are located such clinics as Obstetrics, Neonatology, Gynaecology, Oncologic Gynaecology and Endocrinology, Nephrology, Transplantation and Internal Diseases, Internal Diseases, as well as 1st and 2nd Cardiology Clinics. We also have a modern Sports Centre.
Thanks to the funds provided to the MUG by the Foundation for Polish Science as part of the International Research Agenda programme (Międzynarodowe Agendy Badawcze – MAB), a research centre has been established that specialises in research on genetic aberrations acquired as a risk factor for cancer and other diseases. Leaders of the project “Mutations acquired during lifetime that lead to increased risk for human disease, with focus on cancer” (acronym 3P-Medicine – Preventive, Personalised, Precision) are prof. Arkadiusz Piotrowski Ph.D. from the Department of Biology and Pharmaceutical Botany and prof. Jan Dumański from the Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology at the University of Uppsala.
The dormitories are situated on campus, very close to the classroom buildings. The campus consists of four dormitories with space for 1000 students, the student club “Medyk”, a grocery shop and a photocopy shop. There is also a canteen, which offers meals at student-friendly prices. All the dormitories are connected to the Internet.