Category: Universities in Poland

Szczecin University of Technology

Szczecin University of Technology (Polish: Politechnika Szczecińska) was one of the biggest universities in Szczecin, Poland. History Szczecin University of Technology was established on 1 December 1946 as School of Engineering in Szczecin (Polish: Szkoła Inżynierska w Szczecinie). Initially it included three faculties – Faculty of Electrical Engineering (Polish: Wydział Elektryczny), Faculty of Civil Engineering (Polish: Wydział Inżynierii Lądowej) and Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (Polish: Wydział Mechaniczny). In the following…

Corps of Cadets (Warsaw)

School Knights (Angielski: School of Chivalry) or University Manor Cadet Corps of His Majesty and the Republic (Angielski: Nobles’ Academy of the Corps of Cadets of His Royal Majesty and the Commonwealth ) was the first state school in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth . 18th century Adam Kazimierz Czartoryski, 18th-century commandant of the Corps of Cadets The state Corps of Cadets was established in Warsaw on 15 March 1765 by King…

Collegium Hosianum

The Collegium Hosianum was the Jesuit collegium in Royal Prussia, Poland, founded in 1565, 1566 by Cardinal Stanislaus Hosius in Braniewo (Braunsberg). The city of Braniewo was then part of the Diocese of Warmia (Ermland), a semi-autonomous part of Poland with cardinal Hosius as its prince-bishop. The Collegium Hosianum was one of the biggest Jesuit schools and one of the most important centres of Counter-Reformation in Europe and was particularly…

Noble College (Warsaw)

The Collegium Nobilium was an elite boarding secondary school for sons of magnates and wealthy gentry (szlachta), founded in 1740 in Warsaw by Stanisław Konarski and run by Piaristmonks. The school existed until 1832 and was one of the predecessors of Warsaw University. It was at first called Collegium Novum, but its name was changed in the autumn of 1741. It operated in a building on Warsaw’s Dluga Street. Later,…

School of War

Wyższa Szkoła Wojenna (English: War College—literally, “Higher War School”) was the most important Polish military academy in the period between the World Wars. Located at Warsaw, it was established to train high-ranking officers of the Polish Army and of the armed forces of several allied states. It was a predecessor of Poland’s present National Defense Academy (Polish: Akademia Obrony Narodowej). History After the rebirth of Poland in 1918, there was…

Lviv University

Lviv University (Ukrainian: Львівський університет) or officially the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Ukrainian: Львівський національний університет імені Івана Франка) is the oldest continuously operating university in Ukraine. It is located in the historic city of Lviv in Lviv Oblast of Western Ukraine. History Beginnings The university was founded on January 20, 1661 when King John II Casimir of Poland issued the diploma granting the city’s Jesuit Collegium, founded…

Vilnius University

Vilnius University (Lithuanian: Vilniaus universitetas; other names exist) is the oldest university in the Baltic states and one of the oldest in Northern Europe. It is the largest universityin Lithuania. The university was founded in 1579 as the Jesuit Academy (College) of Vilnius by Grand Duke of Lithuania and King of Poland, Stephen Báthory. It was the third oldest university (after the Cracow Academy and the Albertina) in the Polish-Lithuanian…

Lviv Polytechnic

Polytechnic National University Lviv ( Ukrainian : National University “Lviv Polytechnic” ) is the largest scientific university in Lviv . Since its foundation in 1816, it was one of the most important centres of science and technological development in Central Europe . The In interbellum period , the Polytechnic was one of the most important technical colleges in Poland, together with the Warsaw Polytechnic . Today the University is also…

Lubrański Academy

The Lubrański Academy (Polish: Akademia Lubrańskiego; Latin: Collegium Lubranscianum) was a university college that was established in 1518 in Poznań by Bishop Jan Lubrański. It was the first school with university aspirations in Poznań (in fact it was not a full university). History The Academy’s first rector was the Poznań humanist Tomasz Bederman. Another prominent lecturer was Grzegorz of Szamotuły. The Lubrański Academy aimed at independence from the Kraków Academy…

Zamojski Academy

The Zamojski Academy (Polish: Akademia Zamojska; Latin: Hippaeum Zamoscianum) 1594–1784) was an academy founded in 1594 by Polish Crown Chancellor Jan Zamoyski.[1] It was the third institution of higher education to be founded in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.[2] After his death it slowly lost its importance, and in 1784 it was downgraded to a lyceum. The present-day I Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Hetmana Jana Zamoyskiego w Zamościu is one of several secondary…