The University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn arose from bold plans and dreams of an academic institution where there would be a place for representatives of various scientific disciplines, educating students ready to change the reality of their region and country. These aspirations motivated the search for common values - what unites rather than what divides.
The tree depicted in the university emblem, a symbol of durability and growth, serves as a reminder that UWM respects tradition while remaining open to continuous changes. The roots of the university draw from the experiences of many academic centres that played a significant role in the history of the region, particularly the higher education institutions in Olsztyn. The merger of these institutions led to the establishment of UWM in 1999.
Enduring values based on scientific pursuit of truth form a common trunk from which new branches of scientific disciplines and study programmes emerge. The research conducted here reflects the ambitions of the university's academic staff and addresses the challenges of the modern world.
Located in Kortowo, where history meets modernity, UWM is renowned as one of the most beautiful university campuses in Poland and Europe. The university town, with its lakes and abundant greenery, showcases the natural beauty of the Warmia region. Symbolically, it also signifies the university's connection to the region. Awareness of these connections and social responsibility make UWM not only a cultural and opinion-forming institution but also a partner for local governments and the business community, as well as an inspirer of the broad development of Warmia and Mazury. The university also facilitates the transfer of new technologies and enables companies to benefit from the latest research findings, serving as a scientific showcase for Olsztyn and the region.
The university regularly expands its authorisation to confer doctoral and post-doctoral degrees, providing opportunities for career development for academic staff. The need for continuous growth is evident in the ongoing scientific successes of the UWM faculty, as well as in the constantly modernised and expanded university infrastructure.