The Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (NCU) was founded in 1945. It is one of the largest universities in Poland, currently comprising 17 faculties (including 3 medical faculties at Collegium Medicum UMK in Bydgoszcz). It provides graduate and postgraduate courses for almost 25 000 students, offering education in over 100 fields of study and 65 postgraduate courses.
is the most well-known students' club in Toruń. It is the organiser of almost all student cultural events. Various musical concerts take place there, including weekly jazz meetings. Od Nowa often features well-known popular performers, including foreign bands, representing various musical styles. It also houses Gallery 011 where students of Fine Arts present their works.
BestPass is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 676480. This project brings together major research groups from leading universities, research institutes and key biotechnology companies constituting a highly innovative and multidisciplinary consortium from 6 European countries and New Zealand. The Best Pass consortia consists of 12 beneficiaries, 7 partner organisations and 5 Advisory Board members. Our University is represented by Dr hab. Katarzyna Hrynkiewicz, prof. NCU. (Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection).
The University Library was officially established in September 1945, a fortnight after the establishment of NCU. Apart from 1000,000 books and almost 500,000 periodicals and regular publications, the Library has some 500,000 special items including 48,000 old prints (213 incunabulas) and 4,100 manuscripts.
Health insurance is mandatory for all students for the whole duration of their stay in Poland. It is important to remember that each student coming to the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń for short-term studies will be asked to show a proof of health insurance upon arrival.
University Sports Centre provides students with a wide range of sport activities such as basketball, volleyball, aerobics, yoga, steam gym, swimming, judo, aikido, and cycling. Students may also play tennis at NCU Tennis courts or attend horse riding lessons. It is important to notice that the number of students admitted to each class is limited and that priority is given to those who have PE (Physical Education) obligatory in their curriculum.
The official representative of all NCU students is the SAMORZĄD STUDENCKI - the Student Self-Government (each faculty has its representative). It cooperates with the authorities of the University and the faculties in matters relating to courses, students' social and material welfare, as well as in cultural matters. Its representatives participate in meetings of the Senate and on councils of individual faculties.