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Agricultural University (SGGW)


Address ul. Nowoursynowska 166, 02-787 Warsaw, Poland
Tel. No. (+4822) 843 8588
Fax No. (+4822) 843 8588
E-mail addresses
Faculties & Colleges
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Faculty of Forestry
  • Faculty of Agricultural Economics
  • Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
  • Faculty of Engineering and Environmental Science
  • Faculty of Wood Technology
  • Faculty of Animal Sciences
  • Faculty of Food Technology
  • Faculty of Human Nutrition and Consumer Science
  • Faculty of Production Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Department of Environmental Protection
  • Interdisciplinary Department of Biotechnology
  • Interdisciplinary Department of Regional Planning and Management
  • Interdisciplinary Department of Agricultural and Food Commodity Science
  • Interdisciplinary Department of Computer Science and Econometrics
  • Interdisciplinary Department of Tourism and Recreation
  • Postgraduate MBA - IZMA in Agri-food Business
  • Executive MBA in Agribusiness Management
  • Type of courses Professional, Master and Doctoral Studies; MBA programmes; SGGW also accepts foreign students for: habilitation (for those working towards doctor habilitatus degree) and scientific research; courses upgrading professional qualifications and practical training
    Length of courses The basic type of studies last, depending on the course from 7 to 11 semesters (3,5 up to 5,5 years). Foreigners follow individual module of study.
    Date of commencement 1 October
    Class size 16 students
    Accommodation Available for national and foreign students, holders of a scholarship. SGGW owns a large student housing complex. About 40 % of the students use dormitories.


    Faculties & Colleges

    Faculty of Agriculture

    Address: ul. Nowoursynowska 159; 02-776 Warsaw
    Tel: (48 22) 843 90 41 ext. 39508
    Dean: Prof. dr hab. Jan Łabętowicz
    Number of students: 1826
    Total staff: 164; Teachers: 101
    Major fields of study: Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Animal Production, Crop Husbandry and Crop Production, Natural Sciences, Biotechnology.
    Departments: Biochemistry; Botany; Agronomy; Plant Physiology; Soil Environmental Science; Mathematical Statistics and Experimentation.

    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

    Address: ul. Nowoursynowska 159; 02-776 Warsaw
    Tel: (48-22) 847 3756, Fax: (48-22) 847 2012
    Dean: Prof. dr hab. Wlodzimierz Klucinski
    Number of students: 1181
    Total staff: 202, Teachers: 114
    Major fields of study: Veterinary Medicine
    Departments: Food Hygene and Public Health Protection; Morphological Sciences; Physiological Sciences; Pre-clinical Sciences; Clinical Sciences

    Faculty of Forestry

    Address: ul. Nowoursynowska 159, 02-776 Warsaw
    Tel: (48-22) 843 90 41 ext. 380 08
    Dean: Prof. dr hab. Heronim Olenderek
    Number of students: 1497
    Total staff: 115; Teachers: 85
    Major fields of study: Forestry, Forest Biology, Forest Pathology, Forest Utilisation and Forest Products, Forest Economics, Forest Management, Silviculture, Surveying, GIS, Remote Sensing, GPs and Mapping Engineering Forest Management, Forest Transport, Engineering, Computer Science
    Departments: Forest Botany; Silviculture; Forest Management; Geomatics and Forest Economics; Forest Protection and Ecology; Forest Utilisation.

    Faculty of Horticulture

    Address: ul. Nowoursynowska 166, 02-787 Warsaw
    Tel: (48-22) 843 07 17; Fax: (48-22) 847 15 62
    Dean: Prof. dr hab. Kazimierz Tomala
    Number of students: 1173
    Total staff: 196; Teachers: 107
    Major fields of study: Horticulture and Viticulture
    Departments: Phytopathology; Horticulture; Plant Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology; Landscape Planning and Design; Ornamental Plants; Environmental Protection; Pomology and Basic Natural Sciences in Horticulture; Vegetable Crops and Medical Plants; Independent Section of Applied Entomology; Section of Horticultural Economics and Organisation.

    Faculty of Engineering and Environmental Science

    Address: ul. Nowoursynowska 159, 02-776 Warsaw
    Tel: (48-22) 847 2453; Fax: (48-22) 847 2453
    Dean: Prof. dr hab. Kazimierz Banasik
    Number of students: 1694
    Total staff: 154; Teachers: 112
    Major fields of study: Environmental and Sanitary Engineering, Civil Constructions, Transportation Engineering
    Departments: Civil Engineering and Geodesy; Geotechnical Engineering; Environment Improvement; Hydraulic Engineering and Environmental Improvement; Applied Mathematics.

    Faculty of Wood Technology

    Address: ul. Nowoursynowska 159, 02-776 Warsaw
    Tel: (48-22) 843 90 41 ext. 38510
    Dean: Dr hab. Krzysztof Krajewski, prof. SGGW
    Number of students: 893
    Total staff: 66; Teachers: 51
    Major fields of study: Wood Technology
    Departments: Physics; Technology, Organisation and Management in Wood Industry; Mechanical Woodworking; Wood Science and Wood Protection.

    Faculty of Animal Science

    Address: ul. Ciszewskiego 8, 02-786 Warsaw
    Tel: (48-22) 853 0935; Fax: (48-22) 843 9041
    Dean: Prof. Josef Kulisiewicz
    Total staff: 119; Teachers: 76
    Student body: 1222
    Major fields of study: Genetics, Meat and Poultry, Dairy, Fishery, Animal Hygiene, Zoology, Sericulture, Apiculture
    Departments: Animal Genetics and Breeding; Animal Nutrition and Feed Science; Animal Environment Biology; Animal Breeding and Husbandry; Fishery Research Station, Experimental Sheep Station.

    Faculty of Agricultural Economics

    Address: ul. Nowoursynowska 166; 02-787 Warsaw
    Tel: (48-22) 843 11 73, Fax: (48-22) 843 11 73
    Dean: Dr hab. Marian Podstawka, prof. SGGW
    Total Staff: 156; Teachers: 133
    Number of students: 3328
    Major fields of study: Economics, Business Administration and Management, Education and Teacher Training (others)
    Departments: Agricultural Economics and International Economy intercourses; Economics and Farm Organisation; Agrarian Policy and Marketing; Economy and Economic Policy; Econometrics and Informatics; Humanities Sciences.

    Faculty of Food Technology

    Address: ul. Nowoursynowska 159C; 02-776 Warsaw
    Tel: (48-22) 847 8699; Fax: (48-22) 847 8699
    Dean: Prof. dr hab. Andrzej Lenart
    Total staff: 101; Teachers: 74
    Number of students: 1084
    Major fields of study: Food Sciences and Production, Meat and Poultry, Dairy, Oenology, Brewing, Harvest Technology, Microbiology, Engineering (others)
    Departments: Food Technology and Quality Evaluation; Food Engineering and Process Management, Chemistry.

    Faculty of Human Nutrition and Consumer Sciences

    Address: ul. Nowoursynowska 159C; 02-776 Warsaw
    Tel: (48-22) 847 3756; Fax: (48-22) 847 2012
    Dean: Dr. hab. Krystyna Gutkowska
    Total staff: 98; Teachers: 68
    Number of students: 1704
    Major fields of study: Human Nutrition Departments: Human Nutrition; Technology and Technics in Gastronomy; Dietetics and Functional Food; Organisation and Consumer Services.

    Faculty of Production Engineering

    Address: ul. Nowoursynowska 166; 02-787 Warsaw
    Tel: (48-22) 847 23 42; Fax: (48-22) 847 23 42
    Dean: Prof. dr hab. Czeslaw Waszkiewicz
    Total staff: 71; Teachers: 53
    Number of students: 1090
    Major fields of study: Agricultural Engineering, Forestry Engineering, Marketing and Sales Management, Agriculture and Farm Management.
    Departments: Fundamental Engineering; Production Management and Engineering; Agricultural and Forest Machinery.

    Interdisciplinary Department of Environmental Protection

    Address: ul. Nowoursynowska 159; 02-776Warsaw
    Tel: (48-22) 847 1233; Fax: (48-22) 847 1233
    Dean: Dr hab. Jan Zelazo, prof. SGGW
    Number of students: 542
    Major fields of study: Environmental Protection; Environment Management and Eco-Development; Recultivation and Protection of Water Ecosystems; Environmental Protection Technologies

    Interdisciplinary Department of Biotechnology

    Address: ul. Nowoursynowska 159; 02-776 Warsaw
    Tel: (48-22) 843 90 41 ext. 355 50
    Dean: Prof. Dr. hab. Stefan Malepszy
    Number of students: 263
    Major fields of study: Biotechnology with 3 specializations: Biotechnology in Plants, Biotechnology in Animal Production and Animal Health Care, Biotechnology in Industry.

    Interdisciplinary Department of Regional Planning and Management

    Address: ul. Nowoursynowska 166; 02-787 Warsaw
    Tel: (48-22) 843 90 41 ext. 35700
    Dean: Dr. Eng. Dariusz Korpetta
    Student body: 279
    Major fields of study: Local Development, Regional Planning, Territorial Self-Government Body, Geographic Information Systems, Rural Area Management

    Interdisciplinary Department of Agricultural and Food Commodity Science

    Address: ul. Nowoursynowska 166; 02-787 Warsaw
    Tel: (48-22) 847 0891 Fax: (48-22) 843 7904
    Dean: Dr inz. Andrzej Janicki
    Major field of study: Economy and marketing; commodity science specific for agrobusiness and food sector; capabilities of effective studying throughout life; capabilities of actively shaping professional cereer.

    Interdisciplinary Department of Computer Science and Econometrics

    Address: ul Nowoursynowska 166; 02-787 Warsaw
    Tel: (48-22) 843 90 41 ext. 355 00Fax: (48-22) 847 2781
    Dean: Dr hab. Boleslaw Borkowski, prof. SGGW
    Major field of study: Information systems in management; econometrics

    Interdisciplinary Department of Tourism and Recreation

    Address: ul. Rakowiecka 26/30; 02-528 Warsaw
    Tel: (48-22) 843 90 41 ext. 2070


    Postgraduate MBA – IZMA in Agri-Food Business

    Address: ul. Nowoursynowska 159, 02-787 Warsaw
    Head: Dr hab. Barbara Kowrygo
    Tel./fax (48-22) 843 85 01
    Total staff: 2 persons + 25 hired lecturers
    Number of students: 50
    About Institute: IZMA was established in 1994 in partnership with the Institut de Gestion Internationale Agro-Alimentaire (IGIA), Ecole Nationale d’Alfort (ENVA) and Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) in France, under the patronage and sponsorship of France-Pologne Foundation and PHARE Programme.
    Type of programmes: MBA in Agri-Food Business
    Major fields of study: Economics, Marketing, Accountancy and Finance, International Trade, Business Management and Strategy, Quality Management and Safe Food.
    About studies: The study is a continuation of IZMA activities. They are located at the Faculty of Human Nutrition and Consumer Sciences with a co-operation of the Institut de Gestion Internationale Agro - Alimentaire (IGIA) in France.

    Length of programmes: 1 year (intramural studies); 2 years (extramural studies);
    Cost: 13 200 PLN/year (intramural studies), 15 400 PLN/year (extramural studies)
    Date of enrolment: 15 June - intramural; 15 September - extramural
    Admission requirements: university degree and interview
    Student accommodation: student’s dormitory
    Class size: 20 persons (lectures), 7 persons (language classes)
    Research area: Market Research and Market Analysis, Investment Projects Feasibility Studies.

    Executive MBA in Agribusiness Management

    Address: : Faculty of Agricultural Economics; ul. Nowoursynowska 166, 02-787 Warsaw
    Fax: (4822) 843 18 77
    Director: Dr Edward Majewski
    Total staff: 22
    Number of students: 59
    About the Course: International Program MBA in Agribusiness Management has been launched in 1995 by the partners: Warsaw Agricultural University, Agricultural University Lublin - Poland, Scottish Agricultural College - Scotland, Wageningen Agricultural University - Holland, University College Cork - Ireland, Wolverhampton University – England, University of Arcansas - USA.

    The course aims to enhance the students career in international agri-business by giving a clear understanding of the principles and recent developments in the practice of management. Students will be prepared to make greater contribution to the management of their existing organisation and be capable of developing a successful and satisfying career elsewhere.

    MBA in Agri-business Management is presented at an executive level on a part-time basis to graduates with the Msc or Bsc diploma. The studies are programmed for 4 semesters. The whole MBA course may be completed within the range 2-5 years. Two core courses, each made-up of five modules, are taught in a semester. Lecturing is provided in both, the Polish and English languages.
    Length of programme: 2 years (4 semesters)
    Major fields of study: Management, Marketing, Operational Methods, Finance, Economics, International Agribusiness
    Cost: 3200 PLN/semester
    Admission requirement: : MSc or BSc diploma, English language proficiency
    Date of enrolment: October/February
    Student accommodation: student’s dormitory
    Class size: 15-25 persons

    About the University

    Warsaw Agricultural University (SGGW) is the oldest and largest agricultural academic school in Poland. The idea of establishing higher agricultural education in Poland emerged at the end of the 18th century and received the support of King Stanislaw Poniatowski. The idea was realised at the time of the Congressional Kingdom, establishing, on 23 September 1816, the Institute of Agronomy in Marymont. The first director of the Institute was Jerzy Beniamin Flatt, one of the best experts on economic relations in the Congressional Kingdom. The studies at the Institute were conducted on two levels: elementary - for future qualified workers and upper - for future economists and administrators, as well as sons of landowners. Simultaneously with the establishment of Marymont Institute, other higher agricultural schools were formed, which later constituted today’s Warsaw Agricultural University. And so within the frame of the Institute of Agronomy, the Government Institute of Veterinary Medicine was formed, and then in 1840, the Institute of Agronomy was transformed into the Institute of Agriculture and Forestry. During those years, the school's fortune was changing. Russianized by the Czar's government, it was closed for some time and in 1869 it was moved to Pulawy. The result of the numerous transformations was, that in 1918 it became the Polish Royal Main School of Agriculture. In 1919 the School became nationalized and named Warsaw Agricultural University - SGGW.

    In the beginning it consisted of two faculties: Agriculture and Forestry and 1921 Faculty of Horticulture was formed. In 1952 the fourth faculty was added to SGGW – the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and afterwards more faculties were founded.

    Among the professors of SGGW there were many prominent people well known in Europe: Józef Mikulowski-Pomorski, the first Rector of SGGW, Wladyslaw Grabski - creator of the Polish currency – zloty, Zdzislaw Ludkiewicz - the founder of the Bank of Agriculture and many other.

    During the Second World War the University conducted underground teaching sessions and in 1945 it revived its academic activities. Among Honoris Causa Doctors of SGGW there are such celebrities as (1936) Ignacy Mościcki, President of the II Republic of Poland, (1978) dr Edouardo Saouma, Director General of Fao, (1985) prof. Jacques Poly, Director General of INRA, (1991) Cardinal Józef Glemp, the Primate of Poland, (1993) Norman Borlaug, the Nobel Prize winner, (1998) Peter C. Doherty and Rolf. M. Zinkefrnagel, Nobel Prize winners, (2002) the Pope, John Paul II.

    Senate is the highest legislative and consultative body of the University. It includes 48 members. The constitution of SGGW resolved by the Senate is the act regulating legal functioning of the school. The academic school authorities are: the Rector, three Vice-Rectors, Deans, Vice-Deans and Administrative Director. Currently the main part of the academic life concentrates in Ursynów. The didactic and scientific activities of the University are run by the faculties and interfaculty units.

    The University has also the Department of Foreign Languages, Department of Physical Education, the Main Library, the Computer Centre, the Laboratory for Physical and Chemical Analysis, the Laboratory for Electron Microscopy. In the last years Warsaw Agricultural University made a lot of investment into new universites buildings at Ursynów Campus. The new buildings for the Faculty of Human Nutrition and Consumer Sciences, Faculty of Food Technology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine with a very modern clinic and Faculty of Animal Science have been already built. All of them are equiped with very modern laboratories, computers and necessary equipment. In the construction are presently buildings for the Faculty of Forestry, Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Wood Technology and others. It has been planned to locate all faculties at Ursynów campus finallly. Modern sport facilities for students like a swimming pool, tennis courts, sport hall and others have been already finished.

    Warsaw Agricultural University has 3159 places for students at students dormitories. The new very big and modern dormitory is in the construction and will be ready in the next academic year. We have also new equiped modern library for students and modern conference rooms.

    The student scientific and cultural activity is manifested by student self-government, student research groups, the Academic Chours and Artistic Folklore Group “Promni”. Tourism fans have their association - the Academic Tourist Club and the Student Mountain Climbing Club. The future of the graduates is taken care of by Agrokadra Office - Graduate’s Professional Promotion. There are many coures offered in English at SGGW. For description, please see our on-line course catalogue The ECTS has been implemented at all faculties.

    International Co-operation of Warsaw Agricultural University

    SGGW develops an intensive co-operation with numerous foreign institutions. The University has special links with the following partners: Wageningen Agricultural University (The Netherlands), Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn, Justus-Liebig University, Giessen (Germany), Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (Denmark), National Institute of Agronomic Research - INRA (France), Pierre et Marie Curie University in Paris (France), University of Horticulture and Food Industry, Budapest (Hungary), University of Horticulture and Food Industry, Budapest (Hungary),University of Nitra (Slovakia), Cornell University (USA), University of California, Davies (USA), South Dakota State University (USA), The Lithuanian University of Agriculture, Agricultural Institute in Grodno (Bielarussia), Hiroshima University (Japan), Tokyo University (Japan),King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (Tailand) and numerous universities in Ukraine

    The University actively co-operates within the framework of Socrates/Erasmus Program. Over 40 bilateral agreements have been signed in 2001 with European universities and in 2001 we had 91 outgoing students. SGGW is also involved into 5th Framework Program of European Union and into Leonardo de Vinci Program.

    SGGW is a member of numerous well-known international organizations:

  • International Association of University Presidents (IAUP),
  • International Association of Universities(IAU),
  • International Conference for Agriculture (ICA),
  • European University Association (EUA),
  • Advisory Committee of FAO,
  • American Mathematics Society,
  • Centre of Agricultural Management,
  • International Association of Marketing in Agrobusiness,
  • European Society of Agricultural Economics,
  • European Society of Rural Sociology,
  • European Society of Environment and Natural Resources,
  • International Society of Political Sciences,
  • International Society of European Thought Studies,
  • International Union for Forest Research Organization,
  • European Forest Institute,
  • British Grassland Society,
  • European Grassland Federation,
  • European Academy of Nutritional Sciences,
  • International Union of Nutritional Sciences,
  • International Agency of Atomic Energy (IAAE),
  • International Pharmacology Union,
  • European Association of Veterinary Universities and many others.

  • Doctoral studies

    Individual Doctoral Studies
    The Individual Doctoral Studies are carried out by following faculties: Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, Forestry, Agricultural Economics, Horticulture, Land Reclamation and Environmental Engineering, Wood Technology, Animal Sciences, Food Technology, Human Nutrition and Home Economics, Engineering of Production. The tuition fee ranges from 3000 to 10000 Euro annually.

    Documents required:
  • diploma (original) or a copy certified by Polish Consulate translated into Polish by official translator;
  • certificate from the university, where the diploma was obtained stating the candidate eligibility for studies in the country of residence;
  • letter of recommendation from a university professor or lecturer regarding candidates predisposition’s for doctoral studies;
  • curriculum vitae and a list of scientific publications;
  • letter of application stating the candidate’s field of interest and preferences for specialities in which he/she would like working towards the doctor’s thesis;
  • certification of physical fitness to meet the requirements of the school program, translated into Polish by an official translator;
  • document stating the candidates proficiency in English or Polish;
  • valid Polish visa;
  • an official transcript of credits obtained during study time is desirable.
    Warsaw Agricultural University also accepts foreign students for:
    - habilitation
    - courses upgrading professional qualifications and practical training.

    International Relation Office at Warsaw Agricultural University (SGGW) located in ul Nowoursynowska 166, 02-787 Warszawa; phone/fax (+4822) 8470232 provides guidance resources and deals with all matters concerning these studies;


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