Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz came into existence on September 1, 2005. However the history of the University dates back to 1969 when the Teachers’ Training College was founded.

Name in Polish: Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy

The name and organizational structure of the school was changed several times:

  • 1969-1974 Teacher’s Training College with three faculties: Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science and Faculty of Pedagogy
  • 1974-2000 Higher Pedagogical School with the right to offer Master’s Degree (MA) programs
  • 2000-2005 Kazimierz Wielki Academy
  • since 2005 Kazimierz Wielki University

Now, Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz is a dynamically developing institution of higher education, the largest in the city and the second largest in the region in terms of the number of professors, number of majors, and the number of students and graduates. Kazimierz Wielki University is one of the youngest wide-profi le universities in our country.


Kazimierz Wielki University participates in many international programs and applies for European funds within Framework Programmes. The University's main objective is to increase its competitiveness on the European market through supporting students and teaching staff mobility, following the guidelines specified in Lisbon and Bologna Strategies.

The University participates in Erasmus + programme. Currently University has more than 70 Erasmus partners in most EU countries, offering exchanges to students and staff in over 20 different academic subject areas. The numbers of outgoing and incoming students has tripled in the recent years and there are increasing number of international students deciding to continue their education at Kazimierz Wielki University after the Erasmus mobility period. In order to attract and retain international students the University offers a support system including, academic (Erasmus coordinator) and student (mentor programme) support, free of charge Polish course, assistance with organizational arrangements, welcome week, intercultural training, etc.