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                                                                                                                                                                                   CLIMATE IN POLAND                            6   ADDITIONAL TERMS                           39
                                                                                                                                                                                   DINING OUT                                   7   FOREIGN ACCREDITATIONS                     40
                                                                             North Sea
                                                                                              Denmark               Baltic Sea
                                                                                                                                   Lithuania                                       POLISH CUISINE                               8   MUG’S INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION            40
                                                                                                                                                                                   WHAT MAY PUZZLE OR SURPRISE YOU IN POLAND   10   INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS                    41
                                                          Ireland                                                            GDAŃSK              Belarus
                                                                    UK                                                                                                             GDAŃSK                                      14   ERASMUS+                                   42
                  North Atlantic Ocean
                                                                                     Netherlands                         POLAND                                                    SOPOT                                       18   INTERNATIONAL ALUMNI RELATIONS OFFICER     44
                                                                                                Germany                                                    Ukraine
                                                                                                                                                                                   GDYNIA                                      20   ORIENTATION WEEK                           45
                                                                                                                Czech Rep.
                                                                                                                                                                                   WORTH VISITING IN TRICITY                   21   ACCOMMODATION                              48
                                                                                                                             Slovakia                                              HOW TO GET TO GDAŃSK                        22   STUDENT CANTEENS                           48
POLAND                                                                   France                               Austria        Hungary
                                                                                                                                                                                   PUBLIC TRANSPORT                            23   STUDENT ORGANISATIONS                      50
                                                                                                                                                 Romania                           WHO WE ARE                                  28   VISAS AND LEGALIZATION OF STAY IN POLAND   54
                                                                                                                                                                       Black Sea
•The capital of Poland – Warsaw
                                                                                                                        Croatia                                                    HISTORY                                     29   MEDICAL CARE                               56
•The longest river Wisła (Vistula), length 1047 km                                                                                      Serbia                                     STUDY PROGRAM                               30   DETAILS                                    58
•Member of the EU, a Schengen state                                                                   Italy                                         Bulgaria                       STUDY IN ENGLISH                            31      COST OF LIVING                          58
•Bordering on Germany to the west;                                                                                                                                                 DOCTORAL STUDIES                            32      MONEY AND BANKING                       58
 the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the
                                                                                                                                                                          Turkey   RESEARCH ACTIVITY                           33      POST OFFICES                            59
 south; Ukraine, Belarus to the east; and      Portugal                                                                                      Greece
                                                                                                                                                                                   OUR HOSPITALS                               34      SHOPPING                                59
 the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Region (part
 of Russia) and Lithuania to the north.                                                                                                                                            MEDICAL SIMULATION CENTRE                   35      BARGAINING AND TIPS                     59                                                                                                                                                                      LIBRARY                                     36   FOOD AND SERVICES ON CAMPUS                60                                                                                                                                                                  NEW SPORTS CENTRE                           37
                                                                                                                          Mediterranean Sea
                                                                                                                                                                                   ORGANISATION OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR           38
fot. A. Bogdan
                                                                                                                                        GDAŃSK, SOPOT AND GDYNIA HAVE A WIDE RANGE OF RESTAURANTS, BARS, PUBS
    CLIMATE IN POLAND                                                                                                                   AND FAST FOOD BARS, FROM INEXPENSIVE TO EXCLUSIVE ONES. ALONGSIDE
                                                                                                                                        A GOOD SELECTION OF RESTAURANTS SPECIALIZING IN TRADITIONAL POLISH
                                                                                                                                        Modern European and Mediterranean-influenced dishes have made their way onto most restaurant menus, and ethnic establishments of-
                                                                                                                                        fering anything from Jewish, Mexican to Japanese and Arabic cuisine are well established. Vegetarians will find good restaurants as well.
                                                                                                                                        There are also a number of global fast food undertakings such a McDonald, KFC, Burger King, Subway. The Polish fastfood establish-
                                                                                                                                        ments offer a variety of hamburgers, hot dogs, toasted sandwiches (zapiekanki) and kebabs. Cafes, apart from tea and coffee, offer cakes
                                                                                                                                        and other sweet desserts. Bars (Bar mleczny, Bar studencki etc.) offer traditional Polish dishes – they are popular among students due to
                                                                                                                                        fast service and lower prices than most restaurants.

                                                                   fot. City Hall of Sopot          fot. ZTM Gdańsk

     WINTER                           SPRING                        SUMMER                           AUTUMN
    lasts from December to March     starts in March and is ini-   which begins in June, is pre-    comes in September and
    and includes short or long pe-   tially cold and windy, lat-   dominantly warm, but hot at      is at first warm and usual-
    riods of snow. High up in the    er becoming pleasant-         times, with plenty of sunshine   ly sunny, turning cold, damp
    mountains, snow stays well       ly warm and often sunny.      interlaced with heavy rains      and foggy in November.
    into May. January and Febru-                                   and thunderstorms. Summer        Gdańsk has a marine west
    ary are the coldest months.                                    can occasionally be cold, wet    coast climate with cold, cloudy,
    The temperature some-                                          and disappointing. July is the   moderate winters and mild,
    times drops below -15°C.                                       hottest month with tempera-      windy summers with frequent
                                                                   tures reaching over 30°C.        showers and thunderstorms.
                                                                                                    The average annual hours of
                                                                                                    sunshine for Gdańsk are 1600,
                                                                                                    similar to other Northern cities.    Trattoria la Cantina                                                        Green Way

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    CALORIES. IT IS RICH IN VARIOUS KINDS OF MEAT (PORK, CHICKEN, BEEF),                                                                               KOTLET SCHABOWY                                                   KAPUŚNIAK                         BIGOS
                                                                                                                                                       (BREADED PORK CHOP)                                               (CABBAGE SOUP)                    (CABBAGE STEW)
    FAMOUS FOR ITS VARIETY OF BREAD AND DELICIOUS SAUSAGES.                                                                                           is one of the most delicious and the oldest Polish dishes. The    is a savory vegetable soup        is a very traditional Polish dish and its basic in-
    The most typical ingredients used in Polish cuisine are sauerkraut, beetroot, cucumbers (gherkins), sour cream, potatoes, mushrooms,              pork breaded cutlet coated with breadcrumbs (served with          made with carrots, celery,        gredients are sauerkraut, fresh cabbage (some-
    sausages and smoked sausage. A meal owes its taste to the herbs and spices used; such as marjoram, dill, garlic, caraway seeds, pars-             bones or without) can be perfectly served with buttered po-       onions, cabbage, diced to-        times used only sauerkraut), various types of
    ley or pepper. The most popular and traditional Polish dishes are:                                                                                tatoes and cabbage salad.                                         mato and spices.                  meat and sausages, dried mushrooms, prunes,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          onions and spices.

     PIEROGI (POLISH DUMPLINGS)                                                                         GOŁĄBKI (CABBAGE ROLLS)                        GULASZ (GOULASH)                                                                                    ŻUREK
    are made of thinly rolled-out dough filled with a variety of fillings. The most popular fillings   is a typical traditional Polish dish made of   is originally from Hungary, but the Polish recipe has been slightly changed. It is a stew of meat    (SOUR RYE SOUP)
    are meat, sauerkraut and mushrooms, seasonal fruit (blueberries, strawberries and cher-            minced pork with some rice, onion, mush-       served with potatoes and vegetables, seasoned with fried onion and peppers.                         is a hearty, traditional Polish soup, with a
    ries), buckwheat, sweet cottage cheese or boiled potatoes with fried onions (called Rus-           rooms, wrapped in white cabbage leaves.                                                                                                            sour broth, often served in elaborate rye-
    sian dumplings).                                                                                   There are also other variations of fillings                                                                                                        bread bowls.
                                                                                                       such as poultry, mutton or without meat.

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     •   When you visit someone’s home, you might be asked to take off your shoes.                 FEBRUARY/MARCH                       MAY BREAK / MAY DAYS             JUNE                              gary, Germany and Russia.
                                                                                                  Tłusty czwartek (Fat Thursday =      Majówka – it is a time to        Sobótka (St. John’s Night in
     •   Some men continue the tradition of kissing a woman’s hand instead of shaking it.         Doughnut Day) – celebrated on        celebrate both the spring time   June) – in villages, towns and     Andrzejki (St. Andrew’s Day)
                                                                                                  the last Thursday of the carnival.   and workers’ rights. Many        cities located by a river, lake    – 30th of November. It is a
     •   Polish people tend to eat a rather large breakfast, have a sandwich (or two) for
         lunch. Dinner is served between 15-17 and often consists of a soup and main dish         On that day we bake, or more of-     people in Poland enjoy May       or the sea people gather at        very mysterious evening -
                                                                                                  ten buy and eat lots of delicious    1 st by being outdoors, as it    one place in the late evening      people, especially young girls,
     •   When flying, Polish passengers often thank the pilot for a soft landing by applauding.   doughnuts with marmalade.            marks a time when the weather    to observe the spectacle of        pour hot, melted wax into a
     •   Polish celebration of a name day.                                                                                             becomes warmer in the spring.    wreaths decorated with burning     bowl of cold water, the shape
                                                                                                  Ostatki, Śledzik (Shrove Tues-       It is part of a holiday season   candles floating on the water.     of the melted wax tells the
     •   Polish people tend to believe that shaking hands while                                   day) – the last day of the car-      known as Majówka, which          Local authorities often organise   future. Other fortune-telling
         standing in a doorway brings bad luck.                                                   nival, just before Lent. Many        includes Poland’s Constitution   open air music concerts.           games are played as well.
     •   If invited to somebody’s house for a meal, it is good to bring                           people, especially young-            Day, celebrated on May
         a gift – flowers are the most common choice.                                             sters, go out in the evenings.       3rd. There are occasional         NOVEMBER                           DECEMBER
                                                                                                                                       marches to promote workers’      Święto Niepodległości (Na-         Mikołajki (St. Nicholas Day)
     •   If you travel on public transport, be prepared for a display of                           APRIL                               rights in some major cities.     tional Independence Day)           – 6th of December. It’s a sign
         old fashioned courtesy: young people give up their places to
         the elderly, while gentlemen make way for ladies.                                        Prima Aprilis (April Fools’                                           – 11th of November. This           of the coming Christmas.
                                                                                                  Day) – on the 1st of April you                                        is a public holiday in Po-         Supposing that you were
     •   There is a custom of letting women through doorways first.                               can be sure that someone                                              land, an anniversary of Po-        good it is very probable that
                                                                                                  will try to trick you.                                                land’s regaining indepen-          early in the morning you will
     •   In early January we listen to the concerts organized by the Great Orchestra of
         Christmas Charity and we donate money to equip hospitals throughout Poland.                                                                                    dence in 1918 after 123 years      find a gift in your shoes. They
                                                                                                                                                                        of partitions by Austria-Hun-      must be clean of course!
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fot. A. Bogdan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Gdańsk guarantees a unique
      fot. M. Podlewski                                                                   fot. A. Bogdan                                                                 fot.Przemysław Burda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      atmosphere and a unique ex-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      perience. The atmosphere
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      comes from the old and beau-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      tiful historic monuments and
      SPACE OF FREEDOM                         er in European history, Gdańsk offered     ON THE EUROPEAN                         Here, in Gdańsk, you changed the      esque townhouses rising above the          of esteemed merchant families con-          and the jingle of Gdańsk Ducats you    the scent of the sea. Tempt-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ing shops and 20 kilometres
     There is no Gdańsk without freedom.       a safe haven for courageous individ-       TRAIL                                   course of the history of Europe       Długie Pobrzeże Street (Long Riv-          centrated centuries ago and where           can hear the laughter of young peo-    of beaches. Cultural events
                                                                                                                                  and the world (…)
     Courage, freshness, but first and fore-   uals who would have been burned at        Gdańsk’s most beautiful spots are                                              erfront) welcome the visitors to the       deals were made, the elite congregat-       ple walking down Ulica Długa (Long     and nature reserves that can-
                                                                                                                                  The values which Solidarity fought                                                                                                                                  not be found anywhere else.
     most freedom. It was no coincidence       the stake for their thoughts and ac-      related to its historical centre. This   for are the pillars of the common
                                                                                                                                                                        heart of Gdańsk.                           ed making breakthrough decisions.           Lane) and Długi Targ (Long Market)     Restaurants, cafes and clubs
     that in Gdańsk the phenomenon of          tions that went against the grain. It     area, although almost completely de-     values, under the rule of law,        Gdańsk’s best known historic sites         Today, the spirit of those times is still   or relaxing next to the 17th century   and the spirit of freedom and
                                                                                                                                  which today constitute the Euro-                                                                                                                                    tolerance which has emerged
     Solidarity, a non-violent civic move-     was a place where cultures, languag-      stroyed during World War II, was re-     pean Union.
                                                                                                                                                                        are located within the Główne              present in the historical, lavishly dec-    Fountain of Neptune, who has been      many times over the thou-
     ment and its leader Lech Wałęsa led to    es, religions and nations coexisted and   built thanks to the determination of                                           Miasto (Main Town) district, chief-        orated townhouses and charming              the city’s protector for centuries.    sand-year multi-national his-
                                                                                                                                  Justice, freedom and solidarity are                                                                                                                                 tory of Gdańsk.
     the fall of communism in Europe. Earli-   shared ideas.                             its people and nowadays the pictur-      the pillars of Europe.                ly along the stately Droga Królewska       streets. There is only one difference.
                                                                                                                                                                        (Royal Route). It was here that the life   Instead of the hubbub of merchants          FREEDOM OF CULTURE                                    Lonely Planet
                                                                                                                                               José Manuel Barroso

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fot. M. Szajewski – City Hall of Gdańsk                                                                         fot. M. Szajewski – City Hall of Gdańsk                 fot. M. Szajewski – City Hall of Gdańsk

     Concerts in the shipyard, a Theatre in a Window,        which rises above political, ethnic or religious divi-   tional Gdańsk products such as the famous fresh         which combines French harmony with English          tourist attractions and neighborhoods in Gdańsk      a ship’s frame, to underscore the city’s maritime
     a gallery on walls, dance on the beach: the en-         sions. This is the idea behind the Solidarity of Arts    fish made according to an original recipe or Gold-      fancy. Every afternoon you can see couples, stu-    by bike.                                             tradition. It was considered EURO’s most beau-
     tire city is an artist-friendly space. In Gdańsk, art   Festival each August, whose ambition is to unite         wasser vodka, with its flakes of genuine gold.          dents and senior citizens strolling and relaxing,                                                        tiful arena.
     does not hide inside the walls of cultural insti-       artists and the public around high art.                                                                          while children run around. The generally quiet      Within the Tricity Landscape Park there are also
     tutions, but fills the streets instead. The city of-                                                             With the Baltic Sea coast and sandy beaches             nooks of Oliwa Park make a beautiful setting for    exotic animals to see at the City Zoo, which is      Ergo Arena, a modern sports and entertainment
     ten becomes a giant stage, gallery and concert           THE WORLD CAPITAL OF AMBER                              which stretch for miles on one side and woody           cultural events.                                    the largest in Poland. With its 136 ha of abundant   hall opened in 2010 at the border between Gdańsk
     hall. Rather than merely taking advantage of its        Situated at the crossroads of historic amber trad-       moraine hills on the other side Gdańsk is much                                                              fauna and flora, it is bound to take the visitors’   and Sopot, also often attracts sports fans with
     one thousand years of cultural achievements,            ing routes, Gdańsk is also known as the World            more than just magnificent historical monu-             Yet another natural recreational area in Gdańsk     breath away.                                         spectacular international sports events. It is one of
     Gdańsk keeps creating ever new events. While            Capital of Amber. The amber jewelers of Gdańsk           ments; it is also a perfect place for active leisure.   is the Trójmiejski Park Krajobrazowy (Tricity                                                            the most advanced venues of this kind in Europe
     drawing on its wealth of tradition, it meets the        have developed their own methods of crafting the         The beach between Brzeźno and Sopot is a fa-            Landscape Park), a large forest complex which        SPORT THRILLS                                       and easily, the most innovative one in Poland. The
     demands of even the most refined audience.              so-called Gold of the Baltic and the quality of their    vourite route for strollers and cyclists, and in the    surrounds the city. Cyclists who want something     The people of Gdańsk enjoy winter sports as          modern structure can accommodate as many as
                                                             pieces is unparalleled in the world.                     winter, one can also see winter bathing enthusi-        more challenging than the flat seaside routes       well as cycling, but it is football that stirs the   15 000 fans; its excellent acoustics and vast area
     With its many centuries of tradition, Jarmark św.                                                                asts swimming in the Baltic. There are numerous         can put their muscles and their bikes to the test   greatest emotions here. It is no wonder then that    guarantee the highest quality concert and theatre
     Dominika (St. Dominic’s Fair) attracts crowds of          THE TASTES OF GDAŃSK                                   cafes to stop off for a cup of coffee and the sea-      on the Park’s rolling post-glacial hills.           when Gdańsk was chosen as one of the host cit-       spectacle experience.
     tourists each August. Merchant stalls and street        Among Gdańsk’s impressive historical monu-               side restaurants tempt passers-by with the scent        Gdańsk is known as the most bicycle-friendly city   ies for the UEFA EURO 2012 (European Football
     theatre troupes, parades and concerts in the            ments there is a lively dynamic, European metrop-        of freshly cooked fish.                                 in Poland. A dense network of bicycle lanes was     Championship) there was real euphoria. The En-
     Main Town are only a few of the attractions of          olis, full of cafes and restaurants, offering delica-                                                            developed here in recent years, both for recre-     erga Gdańsk Stadium was built especially for this
     this three-week long celebration.                       cies from throughout the world: Mexican burritos,        Gdańsk is also a city of gardens and parks. The         ation and for commuting. The newest lanes have      event and is among the most beautiful sports fa-
     Gdańsk is the perfect place to talk about the soli-     French cheeses, Russian blinis, Greek souvlaki,          biggest of all is the Park in Oliwa, established in     a cyclist-friendly surface and many safeguards to   cilities in Europe. It resembles an amber nugget,
     darity of artists or about the universal sense of art   Italian pizza, Japanese sushi and of course tradi-       the 12th century by the Cistercian Order, a park        facilitate a safe ride. You can reach most of the   while its structural elements are modelled after

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     SEASIDE OR IN THE NUMEROUS CAFES, PUBS AND CLUBS. MONTE CASSINO                                                                                                   The pier in Sopot. fot. E. Lundström
     WELL KNOWN STREETS IN POLAND. IN THE SUMMER IT BECOMES THE STAGE                                                                                                  AQUAPARK SOPOT                                      Crooked House located on Monte Cassino Street, fot. City Hall of Sopot

     FOR TRAVELING MUSICIANS, ARTISTS AND STREET PERFORMERS.                                                                                                          is the first establishment in the Pomeranian
                                                                                                                                                                      Voivodeship to offer comprehensive leisure and
                                                                                                                                                                      water recreation services. Aquapark Sopot has
      THE PIER                                               THE FISHING HARBOUR                                  THE HIPPODROME SOPOT                                become the favourite leisure destination of lo-
     that is Europe’s longest wooden pier cuts over         is undoubtedly a place worth seeing, in the          beautifully extended over an area of 40 hect-        cal residents and a great attraction for tourists
     511 m into sea. Built in 1827 – initially as a wood-   southern part of the beach, near the outlet of       ares, the site of horse races which can be           visiting Gdańsk throughout the year. Apart from
     en jetty – it is the most easily recognized sight      the Potok Karlikowski (Karlikowski Stream) and       watched from a beautifully restored, hundred         pools Aquapark offers its customers the World of
     in town.                                               the Przystań Bar. Every day one can buy freshly      year old pavillion, numerous festivities, open-air   Sauna, bowling and Pick&Roll Club.
                                                            caught fish and see an exhibition of typical boats   events and concerts.                                 Sopot offers a rich calendar of artistic and cul-
                                                            and fishing gear here.                                                                                    tural events, which contribute to the specif-
                                                                                                                                                                      ic nature of the town. Undoubtedly, since 1961,
                                                                                                                                                                      the song festival constitutes the biggest at-
                                                                                                                                                                      traction of the town. At the end of August, the
                                                                                                                                                                      whole town is focused on the event which
                                                                                                                                                                      takes place at the OPERA LEŚNA (FOREST
                                                                                                                                                                      OPERA). It is a beautifully located amphithe-
                                                                                                                                                                      atre with seats for 4 500 people and its loca-
                                                                                                                                                                      tion, among forested hills, creates great acous-
                                                                                                                                                                      tics. Each year hundreds of people come to the
                                                                                                                                                                      town to listen to the stars performing on a natu-
                                                                                                                                                                      ral stage in Sopot. During the festival, different
                                                                                                                                                                      types and styles of music are presented.

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                                                                                                                                                                                           WORTH VISITING
     SEASHORE, OFFERING MANY TOURIST ATTRACTIONS AS WELL AS SPLENDID                                                                                                                       IN TRICITY
     IN 1926 AS A PORT CITY. BECAUSE OF ITS UNIQUE LOCATION, YOU WILL EASILY                                                                                                        •      EUROPEJSKIE CENTRUM SOLIDARNOŚCI (EUROPEAN SOLIDARITY CENTRE)

     CATCH GREAT VIEWS OF THE SEA AND BEAUTIFUL SCENERY, AND ALSO FIND                                                                                                              •      NARODOWE MUZEUM MORSKIE (NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM)

     LONG PROMENADES, BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONTS, MARINAS AND YACHT CLUBS.                                                                                                               •      MUZEUM NARODOWE (THE NATIONAL MUSEUM)
                                                                                                                                                                                    •      MUZEUM ARCHEOLOGICZNE W GDAŃSKU (ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM)
                                                                                                                                                                                    •      MUZEUM II WOJNY ŚWIATOWEJ (MUSEUM OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR)
                                                                                                                                                                                    •      MUZEUM BURSZTYNU (AMBER MUSEUM)
                                                                                                                                                                                    •      MUZEUM HISTORYCZNE MIASTA GDAŃSKA (HISTORICAL MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF GDAŃSK)
                                                                                                                                                                                    •      TEATR SZEKSPIROWSKI (THE GDANSK SHAKESPEARE THEATRE)
                                                                                                                                                                                    •      CENTRUM HEWELIANUM (HEVELIANUM CENTRE)
                                                                                                                                                                                    •      CENTRUM EDUKACJI ARCHEOLOGICZNEJ “BŁĘKITNY LEW” (THE “BLUE LION” ARCHAEOLOGICAL EDUCATION CENTRE )
                                                                                                                                                                                    •      CENTRUM EXPERYMENT (THE EXPERYMENT SCIENCE CENTRE)
                                                                                                                                                                                    •      AKWARIUM GDYŃSKIE (GDYNIA AQUARIUM)
                                                                                                                                                                                    •      TEATR MUZYCZNY W GDYNI (MUSIC THEATRE IN GDYNIA)
                                                                                                                                                                                    •      AQUAPARK

       View of Gdynia fot. M. Bejm from archives City Hall of Gdynia

     Gdynia offers excellent conditions for various                    sand people from all over the continent come to        Gdynia also hosts Globaltica – the summer
     sports, including extreme sports for the dar-                     the three-day event annually. The line-up is al-       World Music Festival. Among its stars were Ce-
     ing, hang gliding, ballooning, scuba diving, dog                  ways packed with big names of the music indus-         saria Evora – the icon of world music, Goran
     sledging (or carting) or winter sea-bathing in ice-               try as well as the best young, rising stars. So far,   Bregović, and the reggae legend Burning Spear.
     cold water.                                                       the festival has staged, among others, artists         However, the oldest and best known festival
     Gdynia is a city of festivals. A major European                   like Placebo, Massive Attack, Faithless, Snoop         held in Gdynia is the Polish Film Festival, consid-
     musical event – the Open’er Music Festival –                      Dogg, Pharrell Williams, Manu Chao, Franz Fer-         ered the most important event in Polish cinema-
     has been held at the Gdynia-Kosakowo airport                      dinand, Björk, Beastie Boys, Muse, Sonic Youth         tography.
     in July for the last few years. More than 100 thou-               or The Roots.                                
                                                                                                                                                                                    fot. T. Kamiński, The Experyment Science Center           European Solidarity Centre, fot. Grzegorz Mehring / Archiwum ECS

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                                                                                                                                                           ALTHOUGH THE TRICITY FORMS ONE URBAN ORGANISM EACH CITY HAS
                                                                                                                                                           ITS OWN PUBLIC TRANSPORT. TRAM AND BUS SERVICES IN GDAŃSK
                                                                                                                                                           ARE OPERATED BY ZTM GDAŃSK (WWW.ZTM.GDA.PL) AND IN GDYNIA BY
                                                                                                                                                           ZKM GDYNIA (WWW.ZKMGDYNIA.PL).

                                                                                              fot. Stena Line

     BY PLANE                       BY CAR                         BY TRAIN                   BY FERRY                      BY BUS
     The airport is 15 km from      There are four main routes     Polish National Railways   Polferries operates a ferry   You can travel to Poland by
     the city centre and easily     leading directly to the Tri-   (PKP – Polskie Koleje      service between Gdańsk        bus using one of the many
     reached by bus or taxi. The    city: the E28 from the west    Państwowe)                 and Nynäshamn, Sweden.        international firms, such as
     airport offers ca. 40 direct   via Gdynia; the E75 from                    Eurolines, Eurobus, Orbis
     flight connections to air-     the south via Gdańsk; the                                                               Transport, Euro-Trans and
     ports in Poland and Europe.    E77 from Warsaw which                                     Stena    Line    operates     many others.                                                                                                                               fot. ZTM Gdańsk
                                                                                                                                                           fot. SKM
                                    comes into the city via                                   a ferry service between       The Flix Bus coach oper-
     Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa             Gdańsk from the east.                                     Gdynia and Karlskrona,        ators offers inter-city con-    MUNICIPAL RAILWAYS (SKM)                             If you have a valid student card (with current se-    BUSES, TRAMS AND TROLLEY
     Airport Gdańsk                                                                           Sweden.                       nections between Gdańsk        The fastest and cheapest way to go across the         mester sticker) and are under 26, you can buy         BUSES
     Rębiechowo                                                                                   and several other main Pol-    Tricity is to take the SKM train (Szybka Kolej Mie-   student tickets (51% discount) for the SKM and       You can also choose the network of buses, trams
     Słowackiego str. 200                                                                                                   ish cities.                    jska/Fast City Rail). The great advantage here        PKP.                                                 and trolley buses as well as the taxis (the most                                                                    Finnlines operates a fer-                    is complete independence from the local traf-                                       convenient but also the most expensive).
                                                                                              ry service between Gdynia                                    fic congestion which causes many a headache                                                                As long as you have a valid student card, you can
                                                                                              and Helsinki/Rostock.         PKS Gdańsk                     when traveling by car during rush hours. SKM                                                               buy student tickets for trams, buses and trolleys
                                                                                                 The PKS coach operator of-     runs every 7-15 minutes during the day, every 30                                                           (no age restrictions).
                                                                                                                            fers regional and inter-city   minutes after 10 p.m.
                                                                                                                            connections with several

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el throughout Gdańsk, Sopot and Gdynia. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         24 hour and 72 hour metropolitan tickets entitle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the bearer to use trains and public transport in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Gdańsk, Sopot and Gdynia.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Gdańsk is a biker-friendly place with more and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         more bicycle paths and routes. Bike paths run-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ning along sea shore from Sopot to Gdańsk and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The bike means freedom, health and great fun!

     Water Trams, fot. M. Szajewski – City Hall of Gdańsk                                                                                                                     fot. J. Springer

      DIFFERENT KINDS OF BUS                                  1. In ticket vending machines                         There is also an option to buy a monthly or even         tomer Service Points after paying 10 PLN as a de-      ity it is recommended to purchase a metropol-
      AND TRAM TICKETS                                        2. In numerous kiosks situated in the city            a semester ticket for the public transportation in       posit. It is recommended to submit the applica-        itan ticket (a single-fare ticket or multiple-fare
     Single journey tickets entitle the bearer to a single    3. Directly from bus and tram drivers. Passengers     Gdańsk. Such ticket is electronically encoded            tion via Internet. The card preparation time will be   ticket with the possibility of transfering to dif-
     journey on one bus or one tram only. These tickets       may purchase a single fare ticket (only 1 hour and    into the chip in your student ID card.                   shorter than in case of the application submitted      ferent modes of transportation) in order to trav-
     are valid from the time they are validated until leav-   24 hours tickets) from the vehicle driver. Passen-                                                             personally at the collection point.
     ing the vehicle. The tickets should be validated im-     gers shall have the exact amount of money.             CITY CARD
     mediately on boarding the vehicle.                                                                             For those who stay in Gdańsk for some time a             TICKETS IN GDYNIA AND SOPOT
     Time tickets entitle to many journeys during 1           DISCOUNT TICKETS                                      great solution is a City Card. It’s an electronic        Gdynia has its own tickets; therefore it is impos-
     hour or 24 hours, allowing you to transfer to a          Discount tickets can be purchased by students         card, which can store a season ticket selected by        sible to use Gdańsk time-tickets there. More-
     different bus or tram. During the first journey the      who hold a valid European Youth Card – EURO           the holder and is valid in Gdańsk public transport.      over in Gdynia there is no distinction in the val-
     ticket should be validated immediately on board-         26 STUDENT or the International Student Identity      E-ticket does not have to be validated. It is verified   ue of the ticket as far as the time of the travel
     ing the vehicle. From this time on, the ticket is        Card (ISIC) issued outside Poland (up to the age of   by the ticket inspector with a reader.                   is concerned. Each validated ticket is valid for a
     valid for the time indicated by its nominal value.       26) and to students who hold a valid student card                                                              single tour only. Students have the right to use
     Tickets may be purchased:                                issued by Polish universities.                        Bearer City Card can be purchased at ZTM Cus-            half price tickets (again the students cards are
                                                                                                                                                                             Trolley-buses support the public transport network
                                                                                                                                                                             of Gdynia. The fare is the same as for buses.

                                                                                                                                                                             In Sopot both Gdynia and Gdańsk tickets are val-
                                                                                                                                                                             id, although the fares might differ. Only in buses
                                                                                                                                                                             going to Gdańsk one is obliged to use time-tick-
                                                                                                                                                                             ets. On other routes each stamped ticket is valid
                                                                                                                                                                             for a single ride.

                                                                                                                                                                             METROPOLITAN TICKET
                                                                                                                                                                             When you want to move easily through the Tric-         fot. M. Szajewski - City Hall of Gdańsk
     fot. ZTM Gdańsk

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                 OF GDAŃSK
fot. A. Bogdan
WHO WE ARE                                                                                                                                       HISTORY
     THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF GDAŃSK (MUG) IS THE LARGEST MEDICAL                                                                               THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF GDAŃSK WAS FOUNDED ON OCTOBER 8th 1945.
                                                                                                                                                 TEACHING AND RESEARCH AT THE GDAŃSKIE GIMNAZJUM AKADEMICKIE (ATHENEUM
     According to the 2018 higher education ranking of the Perspektywy Education Foundation, the MUG is the first medical school in the          GEDANENSE) ESTABLISHED IN 1558.
     country and ranks among the top ten of the best Polish state universities (8th place). The University provides education to over 6 000
     students including Ph.D. and postgraduate students in four Faculties:

     •   Faculty of Health Sciences                                        •   Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology of the University
     •   Faculty of Medicine                                                   of Gdańsk and the Medical University of Gdańsk.
     •   Faculty of Pharmacy

     International students constitute near 16% of MUG students and represent more than half of all international students studying in Gdańsk.
     Didactic activity is carried out by nearly 1000 academic teachers with over 100 of them holding the rank of professor.

                                                                                                                                                 White Sunday

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STUDY PROGRAM                                                                                                                                 STUDY IN ENGLISH
     •   Medicine (Polish and English)                     • Enviromental Health with Occupational Safety and Health   THE MUG OFFERS VARIOUS COURSES (PRE-STUDIES), 6-YEAR M.D. PROGRAMME,
     •   Dentistry                                         • Rescue and Emergency Medicine                             5.5 YEAR PHARMACY PROGRAMME, 3-YEAR NURSING PROGRAMME WHICH ARE ALL
     •   Dental Techniques                                 • Physiotherapy
     •   Pharmacy (Polish and English)                     • Public Health – Management in Health-
                                                                                                                       TAUGHT FULLY IN ENGLISH.
     •   Medical Analytics                                   care SystemPsychology of Health
     •   Nursing (Polish and English)                      • Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Industry
     •   Midwifery
     •   Nutrition and Dietetics                           + doctoral studies (level 3)
     •   Electroradiology

                                                                                                                                                                                     Anna Kiszka
                                                                                                                                                                                  Paulina Zwolińska
                                                                                                                                                                              MUG Admissions Office
                                                                                                                                                                                al. Zwycięstwa 41-42
                                                                                                                                                                                    80-210 Gdańsk
                                                                                                                                                                              Tel.: + 48 58 349 13 90

                                                                                                                                                                             /AdmissionsMedicalUniversityofGdansk

     MUG offers four intercollegiate faculties:
     • Biotechnology UG&MUG
     • Mechanical-Medical Engineering Technical PG&MUG
     • Medical Physics UG&MUG and Speech Therapy UG&MUG.

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DOCTORAL STUDIES                                                                                                                                                                                         RESEARCH ACTIVITY
                                                                                                                                                        THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF GDAŃSK WAS SELECTED TO THE ELITE GROUP
                                                                                                                                                       OF 10 BEST POLISH UNIVERSITIES AWARDED IN THE PRESTIGIOUS COMPETITION
                                                                                                                                                       “INITIATIVE OF EXCELLENCE – RESEARCH UNIVERSITY”.

     The Doctoral School Council operates as the part of the Doctoral School. It consists of the headmaster of the school and its deputies, the
     chairman of the disciplinary councils or their elected deputies, deans or the appointed deputy deans involved in the implementation of the
     doctoral school education.

     The establishment of the MUG Doctoral School is directly related to the implementation of the governmental Act 2.0. Previous doctor-
     al studies (the 3rd level studies) have been replaced with the education of Ph.D. students in doctoral schools. Doctoral studies that com-
     menced before academic year 2019/2020 will be conducted on the current principles, however, no longer than until December 31st, 2023.

     The doctoral school will be run by the entire university, and not – as in the case of doctoral studies – an eligible university unit. The divi-
     sion between full-time and external studies will no longer exist and the doctoral school will be free of charge for all Ph.D. students. Each      The results of the first edition of the program      from the Department of Biology and Pharmaceu-          cy was to establish clear internal regulations in re-
     participant of the doctoral school will receive a scholarship.                                                                                    “Initiative of Excellence – Research University”     tical Botany and Prof. Jan Dumański from the De-       gards to IP ownership and a sustainable commer-
                                                                                                                                                       were announced on October 30, 2019 in War-           partment of Immunology, Genetics and Patholo-          cialization process of research.
     For more information please visit                                                                                  saw. Obtaining the status of a research univer-      gy at the University of Uppsala.                       Since numerous studies show the greatest cre-
                                                                                                                                                       sity confirms the MUG’s leading position in the                                                             ativity and innovation of younger people involved
                                                                                                                                                       field of research, development and implemen-         Our cooperation with the business world is also        in research projects, the leading idea of our Uni-
                                                                                                                                                       tation, as well as an impulse to compete with        developing constantly. Technology transfer is man-     versity is including students in the research proj-
                                                                                                                                                       leading centers in Europe and in the world.          aged by Business Point, a unit established in coop-    ects. Cooperation of young open-minded sci-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            eration with local technological parks (Gdańsk and     entists with experienced researchers results in
                                                                                                                                                       Thanks to the funds provided to the MUG by           Gdynia). Development of scientific projects is sup-    a wide range of research projects both national
                                                                                                                                                       the Foundation for Polish Science as part of         ported in order to implement the research results      and with international partnership.
                                                                                                                                                       the International Research Agenda programme          into the market. The MUG Innovation and Technol-
                                                                                                                                                       (Międzynarodowe Agendy Badawcze – MAB),              ogy Office is constantly developing, to enable our     The main area of research in the Medical Univer-
                                                                                                                                                       a research centre has been established that          scientists protection of their knowledge. Like oth-    sity of Gdańsk are innovative drugs and clinical
                                                                                                                                                       specialises in research on genetic aberrations       er academic institutions, MUG’s policy focuses on      treatments that would revolutionize current ther-
                                                                                                                                                       acquired as a risk factor for cancer and other       creating and disseminating knowledge and opti-         apies of incurable diseases and improve exist-
                                                                                                                                                       diseases. Leaders of the project “Mutations ac-      mizing benefits from intellectual assets. The chal-    ing treatments.
                                                                                                                                                       quired during lifetime that lead to increased risk   lenging issue is how to commercialize the IP arising
                                                                                                                                                       for human disease, with focus on cancer” (acro-      from research in order to provide maximum value
                                                                                                                                                       nym 3P-Medicine – Preventive, Personalised,          to the economy, society and the university itself.
                                                                                                                                                       Precision) are Prof. Arkadiusz Piotrowski, Ph.D.     The key point for developing an effective IP poli-

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OUR HOSPITALS                                                                                                                                     MEDICAL SIMULATION CENTRE
                                                                                                                                                  MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF GDAŃSK STUDENTS IMPROVE THEIR PRACTICAL
                                                                                                                                                  SKILLS AT THE MEDICAL SIMULATION CENTRE NOT ON THE PATIENT, BUT ON
                                                                                                                                                  PHANTOMS, ADVANCED HUMAN SIMULATORS;
                                                                                                                                                  •   21 simulation rooms
                                                                                                                                                  •   nursing skills simulation lab
     fot. A. Bogdan                                                                                                                               •   physical examination simulation lab
                                                                                                                                                  •   dental simulation lab

     The majority of the practical clinical classes take place at the Invasive Medicine Centre which is regarded as one of the most modern hos-
     pitals in Europe. All operating theaters are equipped with audio/video gear, which allows transmission of live broadcast to the didactic
     rooms as well as recording and storing the footage from operations.
     The Invasive Medicine Centre and the Non-Invasive Medicine Centre of our university hospital jointly constitute a clinical and research
     complex, which is unique on the European scale.

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LIBRARY                                                                                                                                                                               NEW SPORTS CENTRE
     THE MAIN LIBRARY OF THE UNIVERSITY IS SITUATED AT UL. DĘBINKI 1                                                                                 The Sports Centre building includes a sports arena (1100 m2) with futsal, handball, basketball and volleyball pitches, as well as gymnasi-
     NEAR THE COLLEGIUM BIOMEDICUM BUILDING.                                                                                                         ums for aerobics, squash, Asian martial arts and wrestling. There is also a tribune for 748 seats, gym lockers and showers, fully accessi-
                                                                                                                                                     ble, as well as an underground garage with 103 parking spaces and stands for 22 bicycles.

     The Medical University of Gdańsk Main Li-       Spacious interiors await our patrons, with      MUG students and staff may access wire-
     brary is the largest medical library in the     27 computer stations and 246 seats and:         less network eduroam on their own devices
     Pomorskie region. Together with the MUG         • 2 reading rooms,                              and and plug them into the outlets built into
     Faculty of Pharmacy Library, it is open to      • Scientific Information Reading Room,          the tables in the reading rooms.
     all patrons interested in medical literature.   • 6 individual and group study rooms
     Over 4700 active patrons (from over 9200          (18 seats total).                             Self-service scanning (free of charge) and
     registered patrons) use the Libraries’ re-      The latest medical literature is available on   paid printing/copying are also available.
     sources and services.                           the shelves of the Study Area.

     More information:

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ORGANISATION OF THE                                                                                                                                                      ADDITIONAL TERMS
     ACADEMIC YEAR                                                                                                            •   Orientation Week for the 1st year English Division studies and Erasmus+ students takes place in the last week of September

                                                                                                                              •   Examination session terms do not concern students of block system who enter the continuous examination session (exams are held
                         ACADEMIC YEAR LASTS FROM OCTOBER TO SEPTEMBER                                                            directly after the end of classes in a given subject)

                                                                                                                              •   Summer training, according to the programme of studies, is mandatory during summer holidays.
     Winter term                     from          October           to                          February

     classes and lectures proper     from          October           to                           January

     winter holidays                 from   about 23rd of December   to                     about 2nd of January

     winter examination session      from          January           to                          February

     winter break                                                         February

     Summer term                     from         February           to                         September

     classes and lectures proper     from         February           to                            June

     spring holidays                                                          March/April

     summer examination session                                                  June

     summer holidays                 from            July            to       September (summer repeat examination session)

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FOREIGN ACCREDITATIONS                                                                                                                                                 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
     CONFIRM THE HIGH ACADEMIC LEVEL OF TEACHING OFFERED                                                                                                    ALL MOBILITY PROGRAMMES, INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND
     BY THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF GDAŃSK                                                                                                                    INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS ARE COORDINATED BY DEPARTMENT OF
     • Medical Board of California (MBC)                                                                                                                    Among the most popular programmes and proj-            cused on cultural differences and international co-   With over 50 agreements with foreign universi-
       Accreditation for medical studies in the Polish language at the Faculty of Medicine                                                                  ects are Erasmus+ (within EU), NUPACE (Japan)          operation in higher education.                        ties, the MUG cooperates in research, sharing
     • Medical Council of India (MCI)                                                                                                                       and the assistance programmes within Eastern                                                                 best practices (eg. organizing a lecture series
       Accreditation granted to the Faculty of Medicine                                                                                                     Europe.                                                The MUG also participates in regional and world-      for foreign academics), internship and study pro-
     • Medical Council of Thailand (TMC)                                                                                                                                                                           wide organizations such as ScanBalt and the Bal-      grams (e.g. dual Ph.D. programme).
       Accreditation granted for the Faculty of Medicine for 5 years (until 2022)                                                                           The IRO also organizes for its staff and guests from   tic Sea Region University Network.
     • National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA)                                                                           all over the academic world a series of training fo-                                               
       Accreditation for the Faculty of Medicine (and other medical schools in Poland) valid until 2020
     • Acreditation of Ministry of Health and Medical Education of the Islamic Republic of Iran
     • The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research

     • World Federation for Medical Education and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (WFME) WFME is a
       non-governmental organization which initiated official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO)
       representing medical education, physicians education and training all over the world

     • Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
       The world’s oldest university ranking, also known as the Shanghai Ranking

     • CWTS Leiden Ranking
       The ranking edition was prepared on the basis of bibliometric indicators from four years (2013-2016) and covers 938 universities from all over the

     • Best Global Universities
       the U.S. News ranking, based on schools’ academic research and reputation, allows the students to compare universities around the world

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ERASMUS+                                                                         If you wish to take part in exchange Programme
                                                                                      Erasmus+ you should contact
                                                                                      International Relations Unit
                                                                                                                                                                                                            First of all I have to tell my
                                                                                                                                                                                                          opinion about the whole trip:
                                                                                                                                                                                                       FANTASTIC :) I’ve had a very very
                                                                                                                                                                                                      great time together with other eras-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    mus students. My impression about your
                                                                                                                                                                                                    north part of country can not put it into
                                                                                                                                                                                                   words:) and about studies – I guess I didn’t
     ERASMUS+ COORDINATORS                                                                                                                                                                         see such a modern hospital as Yours with
                                                                                                                                                                                                    such kind teachers. Best luck for all fu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        ture Erasmus! Viva la medicina!
      ERASMUS+ INSTITUTIONAL COORDINATOR                                ERASMUS+ DEPARTMENTAL COORDINATOR,                              ERASMUS+ INFO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       – Sofia, Portugal
     Ewa Kiszka, M.A.                                                   FACULTY OF PHARMACY WITH SUBFACULTY                            ERASMUS+ ID CODE:
     DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONALIZATION                                 OF LABORATORY MEDICINE                                         PL GDANSK03
     ul. M. Skłodowskiej-Curie 3A, 80-210 Gdańsk, POLAND               Dr hab. Ilona Olędzka, Pharm.D.                                 APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30 of June.
     Tel. +48 58 349 11 61                                             Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
     Fax: +48 58 349 12 00                                             al. J. Hallera str. 107, 80-416 Gdańsk, POLAND                  REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
     E-mail:                                   E-mail:
                                                                                                                                       1.   Application Form
      ERASMUS+ DEPARTMENTAL COORDINATOR,                                ERASMUS+ FACULTY CONTACT                                       2.   Learning Agreement                                                     Tricity – I love that idea! There’s noth-
      FACULTY OF MEDICINE                                              E-mail:                                 3.   Questionaire                                                           ing more interesting than Gdańsk, no
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 better parties than in Sopot and no bet-
     prof. Maria Alicja Dębska-Ślizień, M.D., Ph.D.                                                                                    4.   Health Certificate                                                    ter place for a pint than Gdynia! I wish
     Department of Nephrology, Transplantology and Internal Diseases                                                                   5.   Copy of passport or ID                                                 I lived in one of those, but I have one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    problem – I can’t decide which one!
     ul. Dębinki 7, 80-211 Gdańsk, POLAND                                                                                              6.   A confirmation of Your Third Party Insurance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        – James, Ireland
     E-mail:                                                                                             and Emergency Insurance certificates

      ERASMUS+ VICE-DEPARTMENTAL                                                                                                       Documents are available on home page of the International Relations Of-
      COORDINATOR, FACULTY OF MEDICINE                                                                                                 fice
      WITH SUBFACULTY OF DENTISTRY                                                                                           
     Agata Żółtowska, DDS, Ph.D.                                                                                                       and should be sent by regular post to:
     Department of Conservative Dentistry                                                                                                                                                                                                                       I loved my stay in Gdańsk – it was
     ul. E. Orzeszkowej 18, 80-208, Gdańsk, POLAND                                                                                      CONTACT                                                                                                                 Euro 2012 time. Beautiful sea, sun,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               women, great game, teachers, expe-
     Tel. (+48 58) 349 1679                                                                                                            Karolina Derda                                                                                                           rience – what do You need more?
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Life, course and project were
     E-mail:                                                                                              International Relations Office                                     in english so my english became                                             – Jose, Spain
                                                                                                                                       Medical University of Gdańsk                                     much more professionnal and I think
                                                                                                                                                                                                       about working in a foreign country af-
      ERASMUS + FACULTY OF MEDICINE CONTACT                                                                                            ul. M. Skłodowskiej-Curie 3A                                 ter that. I also learned some polish, the lo-
     E-mail:                                                                                                   80-210 GDAŃSK, POLAND                                        cal language, I knew nothing of polish be-
                                                                                                                                                                                                      fore. And now I can say “Jak sie masz?”
                                                                                                                                                                                                      without any foreign accent! Oh and I’ve
                                                                                                                                                                                                       met my wife here. Best wishes honey!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           – Davide, Italy

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INTERNATIONAL ALUMNI                                                                                                                                                                                                           ORIENTATION WEEK
     The university is a place where great things hap-        bassadors and a valuable source of feedback           the whole academic community of MUG. The                 The MUG offers all its new students and incoming       Major activities include Welcome and Overview,       The Computer Education Center and Main Li-
     pen. It is here that the joint efforts of the teachers   and inspiration in our unceasing pursuit of ex-       university will greatly appreciate our alumni’s in-      Erasmus students a one-week orientation pro-           Sharing Our Identities, Polish Language Course,      brary staff provide students with a comprehen-
     and students result in the latter’s better under-        cellence at teaching, student services and cam-       volvement in teaching quality-targeted projects,         gramme before the beginning of the academic            Matriculation Ceremony, Social Events, Student       sive overview of the MUG internal computer net-
     standing of the world’s complexity and particular        pus life.                                             as well as marketing and recruitment activities.         year. A number of activities are designed to intro-    Resources, Stress Management/Mental Health.          work (Extranet) and library resources. Students
     domains of the science, making them prepared                                                                                                                            duce students to the realities of school life in MUG                                                        take a tour of the library and learn how to access
     for the challenges of their professional careers.        Therefore, the Medical University of Gdańsk in-       For successful management of the relations with          and to formally induct new students into the pro-      The Orientation Week helps the incoming students     its printed and online resources.
     These several years also constitute an important         tends to develop and maintain long-lasting and        our international alumni the Medical University of       fession of medicine.                                   become acquainted with the MUG campus, student
     formative period, when students develop their            mutually beneficial relations with our internation-   Gdańsk appointed the International Alumni Rela-                                                                 life, the teaching structure at the MUG and accom-   Last but not least, the Orientation Week also
     maturity, social responsibility and awareness of         al alumni. We wish to communicate to our alum-        tions Officer.                                                                                                  modation.                                            gives the new students some knowledge of the
     global issues.                                           ni the good news about positive changes within                                                                                                                                                                             Polish language. During the course participants
                                                              the university, announce interesting events con-       CONTACT                                                                                                                                                             will practice speaking and writing skills. It helps
     Upon graduation from the Medical University of           cerning education, science and medical care,          Jacek Kaczmarek, M.D., Ph.D.                                                                                                                                         participants to communicate effectively and to
     Gdańsk, our alumni enter diverse working envi-           and to encourage your participation in MUG’s          Tel./fax +48 58 349 13 58                                                                                                                                            create relationships.
     ronments in various countries and serve varied           educational and science projects and social           E-mail:
     patient populations. They become our key am-             events addressing both international alumni and                                                                                                                                                                             SOCIAL EVENTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Social events include the Integration Party orga-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         nized at the end of the Orientation Week.New
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         MUG students together with the Erasmus stu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         dents from the University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk Uni-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         versity of Technology, Academy of Fine Arts in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Gdańsk meet and share their experiences.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Additional activities – trips around the city with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         sightseeing are organized and conducted by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         second-year students and Erasmus Students
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         from MUG organization (ESMug).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         At the end of each Orientation Week and in co-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         operation with other universities in Gdańsk we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         organize a city-wide Integration Party.

                                                                                                                                               Students during Cooking Day

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fot. A. Bogdan
     The Dormitories are situated on campus, very close to the didactic buildings. The campus consists of four dormitories with space for 1000 students. It is
     the location of the Student Government. There is also a canteen, which offers meals at student-friendly prices and the student club “Medyk”. All the dor-
     mitories are connected to the Internet.

     Dom Studenta nr 3 (Dormitorium no. 3)
     Beata Trzebniak
     ul. Dębowa 13
     80-204 Gdańsk
     Tel. +48 58 349 13 50
     Fax: +48 58 349 13 50

     *Prices may various depending on each academic year regulations.


     Depending on the canteen – breakfast and dinners are served. The cost of full breakfast and dinner is about 10-15 PLN each.
     The Campus canteens are usually open 5 days a week during the academic year except for Christmas and Easter and serve meals –
     breakfast from 7.45 a.m. to 12 a.m., dinner from 12.15 p.m. to 3.45 p.m. on working days, and from 12.15 p.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends.

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and Oceania take part in the programme).                                     ul. Dębowa 7, room 2 (Student Club Medyk), GDAŃSK
                                                                                                                                                                        CONTACT                                                                      E-mail:

     STUDENT ORGANISATIONS                                                                                                                                              al. Gen. J. Hallera 107, room 18, GDAŃSK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SWEDISH MEDICAL STUDENTS
                                                                                                                                                                         PHIDE GDAŃSK – PHI DELTA EPSILON                                             ABROAD ASSOCIATION – MSF
                                                                                                                                                                         INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL FRATERNITY                                            MSF – Gdańsk is working to promote the career interests of Swedish MUG
      ERASMUS STUDENTS MEDICAL UNIVERSITY                                               THE STUDENT SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY – STN                                            PhiDE was established in 1904 by 9 medical students at Cornell University    students and graduates. In other words, helping to integrate with the Swed-
      OF GDAŃSK – ESMug                                                                The MUG Student Scientific Society (STN MUG) is an organization with             Medical College in New York, USA. Today it counts over 27 000 members        ish medical job market, finding internships and residencies.
     The main activity of ESMug is to take care of Erasmus incoming students           over 50 years of history, associating students and coordinating their ac-        all over the world in the USA, Canada, UK, Sweden, Carribean, Mexico and     CONTACT
     through the Tutor Program from the beginning of their studies at the MUG.         tivities within the Student Scientific Clubs at our University. The soci-        Poland. PhiDE is committed to supporting a new generation of health care     E-mail:
     ESMug is a non-profit student organization, which was created to support          ety organizes the annual International Scientific Student Conference             professionals and addressing the complex agendas of contemporary men
     the development of international student exchange especially within the  and the Student Teaching Presentation Competi-             and women seeking careers in medicine.                             
     framework of Erasmus program.                                                     tion “eSKaPaDa” series. STN MUG is also involved in spreading information        To accomplish these objectives, PhiDE has mobilized its most important re-
     Erasmus incoming students should contact ESMug in the case of problems            about scientific events around the country and abroad and about possibil-        sources – the membership – to develop and implement the medical stu-          ASSOCIATION OF NORWEGIAN
     with accomodation, who/where/what/when and all questions concerning               ities of financing student scientific research.                                  dent program. PhiDE strives to integrate medical student members with         STUDENTS ABROAD – ANSA
     non-study problems (not related to subjects and learning agreement, etc.).        CONTACT                                                                          premedical students, practising physicians, and emeritus members – a net-    ANSA is a non-profit and independent organisation voicing the interests
     ESMug aims to integrate students from abroad by creating an opportuni-            ul. Dębowa 7, room 7 (Student Club Medyk), GDAŃSK                                work of more than 35 000 members from whom medical student members           of Norwegian students who study abroad. Currently more than 23 000
     ty to meet and spend time together. Providing help and care to students           Tel. +48 58 349 13 05                                                            can gain first-hand information about the medical profession.                Norwegian students are studying abroad in over 90 countries. ANSA aim
     during their first days in Gdańsk is one of its most important tasks. Due to      E-mail:                                                                                                                                         is to maintain and promote the educational, cultural, political and economic
     the fact that ESMug and USS share an office, you can obtain ESN contact                                                              In Gdańsk PhiDE’s main goals and mission include:                            interests of Norwegian students abroad. ANSA has over 600
     information in the USS office.                                                                                                                                     • Integrating English Division and Faculty of Medicine (aka “Polish Divi-    volunteers who are students abroad. The volunteers arrange various events
     CONTACT                                                                            THE UNIVERSITY SPORTS ASSOCIATION – AZS                                            sion”) students                                                           and represent ANSA where they study. Members and volunteers can apply
     ul. Dębowa 7, room 6 (Student Club Medyk), GDAŃSK                                 The University Sports Association coordinates and organizes sports activ-        • Working together to gain the most of our time and education here in        for funds from ANSA to help organise various social and cultural events while
     Tel./fax: +48 58 349 13 03                                                        ities in the form of sports sections and extracurricular sport groups. These        Gdańsk                                                                    studying abroad. If a student encounters problems during their studies abroad
     E-mail:                                             sections are professional in character, with training taking place a few times   • Active volunteering in the Tricity                                         for example with their university, their insurance, Lånekassen etc. they can turn                                             a week under a coach’s supervision. The members of the section take ac-          • Mentoring & tutoring our fellow MUG students                               to ANSA’s Student Adviser for help and advice. Student adviser’s main respon-
                                                                                       tive part in competitions both locally and on a national scale. The extracur-    Their motto is: Facta Non Verba (Deeds Not Words).                           sibility is to help students through various difficult situations.
      THE UNIVERSITY STUDENT GOVERNMENT – USS                                          ricular activities are purely recreational. The University Sports Association    CONTACT                                                                      CONTACT
     The University Student Government (USS) speaks for students both inside           also organizes intercollegiate competitions. For a few years it has been re-     E-mail:                                                   ANSA, Storgata 19, 0184 Oslo, Norway
     and outside the University. It participates in making important decisions for     sponsible for the sports part of “Medykalia” – the Students’ Culture Days.                                                         Tel.: +47 22 47 76 00
     the University. It evaluates the authorities’ provisions in all important mat-                                                                                                                                                                  E-mail:
     ters for students. It undertakes initiatives to improve the quality of teach-      YOUNG PHARMACY                                                                   INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION                                          
     ing. The USS supports organizations within the University. It co-organizes        As a student organization, Young Pharmacy has been operating at the Fac-          OF MEDICAL STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS (IFMSA)                         
     Neptunalia, a student festival held in Gdańsk in May. It facilitates the imple-   ulty of Pharmacy MUGs since 2001 and it is a student section of the Polish       The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) is
     mentation of ideas beneficial both for the students and inhabitants of Po-        Pharmaceutical Society. It cooperates with the International Pharmaceu-          the world’s largest and oldest organization associating students of medi-     AFTER HOURS
     morskie province.                                                                 tical Students’ Federation (IPSF) and the European Pharmaceutical Stu-           cine and young doctors. Every year about 30 students of the Medical Uni-     Both students and university staff are entitled to enjoy the school’s cultural
     CONTACT                                                                           dents’ Association (EPSA). The associated students are members of EPSA           versity of Gdańsk take the opportunity to go abroad for a clerkship. The     and recreational offer. Alongside the MUG Choir, the Student Club “Medyk”
     ul. Dębowa 7, room 6 (Student Club Medyk), GDAŃSK                                 Working Committees which deal with different aspects of pharmacist ac-           department in Gdańsk is one of the most dynamically developing IFMSA         and the activities offered by the Department of Sports and Physical Educa-
     Tel./fax: +48 58 349 13 03, Tel. +48 58 349 13 04                                 tivities. In cooperation with IPSF Young Pharmacy takes part in the Student      centres in Poland. It has about 170 active members and organizes annual-     tion, the University supports various events organized by the University Stu-
     E-mail:                                                          Exchange Programme. This programme gives students the opportunity to             ly about 30 events, addressed to a wide spectrum of the inhabitants of the   dents Government and student organizations operating at the MUG.                                                              pursue traineeship in pharmacies or industry in countries all over the world;    Pomorskie province.
                                                                                       (countries from Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa, Australia         CONTACT

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                                                                                                                                             STUDENTS FROM EU COUNTRIES                           Documents required to apply for a
                                                                                                                                              – REGISTERING THE RESIDENCE                         Temporary Residence Permit:
                                                                                                                                             If you are a EU citizen you can enter Poland         • 2 filled Applications for Resi-
                                                                                                                                             on the basis of your ID document (or other val-        dence Permit for temporary
                                                                                                                                             id document certifying your identity and citi-         residence
                                                                                                                                             zenship).                                            • 4 photographs
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 2 copies of passport
                                                                                                                                             For stays exceeding 3 months you are obliged to      • 2 copies of visa
                                                                                                                                             Register the Residence in Pomeranian Voivod-         • 4 copies of residence con-
                                                                                                                                             ship Office in Gdańsk. There is no charge for          firmation
                                                                                                                                             Registering the Residence.                           • certification of enrolment
                                                                                                                                                                                                    for studies / course is-
                                                                                                                                             Documents required to register residence:              sued by the University
                                                                                                                                             • 2 filled Applications for Registering the Res-     • confirmation of pay-
                                                                                                                                               idence                                               ment for tuition fee for
                                                                                                                                             • 2 copies of passport (or other valid document        studies / course
                                                                                                                                               certifying your identity and citizenship)          • health insurance doc-
                                                                                                                                             • 2 copies of a permanent or temporary resi-           ument
                                                                                                                                               dence permit (if the applicant is subject to a     • declaration about

     VISAS AND LEGALIZATION                                                                                                                    registration duty)
                                                                                                                                             • certification of enrolment for studies / course
                                                                                                                                               issued by the University
                                                                                                                                                                                                    sufficient resources
                                                                                                                                                                                                    to cover the cost of
                                                                                                                                                                                                    living in Poland

     OF STAY IN POLAND                                                                                                                       • health insurance document
                                                                                                                                             • declaration about sufficient resources to cov-
                                                                                                                                               er the cost of living in Poland.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • confirmation of pay-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ment for revenue fee.

                                                                                                                                              STUDENTS FROM                                       For more details, visit Pomeranian Voivodship
                                                                                                                                              NON-EU COUNTRIES                                    Office website:
     Pomorski Urząd Wojewódzki (Pomeranian Voivodeship Office in Gdańsk)                                                                     If you come from a non-EU country you can en-
     Wydział Spraw Obywatelskich i Cudzoziemców (Department of Citizens’ Affairs and Foreigners)                                             ter the territory of Poland on the basis of a val-    FOR ERASMUS+ STUDENTS
     ul. Okopowa 21/27 (entrance from Rzeźnicka street)                                                                                      id passport and a visa (if required). You have to    You need the following documents to apply for     For details, please contact the Polish Embassy
     80-810 Gdańsk, Poland                                                                                                                   obtain the visa from the consulate of Poland in      Polish visa:                                      or Consulate in your country.
     Tel. + 48 58 307 74 27                                                                                                                  your country.                                        • passport
     Fax: + 48 58 307 72 14                                                                                                                                                                       • visa application form                           Persons who have received visa for the whole
     Opening hours:                                                                                                                          For stays exceeding 3 months or before Polish        • current passport photographs                    period of stay in Poland are not obliged to ap-
     Monday-Friday: 9-14, Tuesday: 11-18.                                                                                                    visa expires you are obliged to personally apply     • official statement from Polish university ac-   ply for a Temporary Residence Permit for their
                                                                                                                                             for a temporary residence permit in Pomeranian         cepting you as an Erasmus student               stay in Poland.
     Submitting an application legalizing a stay will only be possible after prior registration of a visit to the Office via the Internet.   Voivodship Office in Gdańsk.                         • official statement from your home university
                                                                                                                                                                                                    declaring the grant received.
     Online booking of visits to the Pomeranian Voivodeship Office in Gdańsk

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