The University of Edinburgh


The University of Edinburgh, established in 1583, is ranked as one of the top universities in the world with a special commitment to global interactions in science, engineering, and health care. Independent analysts, including the Times Higher Education, QS and Shanghai global rankings reinforce Edinburgh’s position as one of the world’s top universities, ranked by peers and research output.  The QS World University Rankings 2016/17 have placed the University 19th in the world. Recent impacts in Society, Environment, Science & Technology, Culture, Justice, Policy, International Development, Health and Wellbeing, and the Economy can be found here.


The Polish School of Medicine in Edinburgh

In 1986, the University formed the Polish School of Medicine Memorial funded to foster academic links between the The University of Edinburgh and Poland. The scholarships are intended for medical scientists at the beginning of their career to take out study or research in Edinburgh and then return to Poland. Thus, the scheme would foster the transfer of new skills to enhance and develop Polish medicine and continue to foster links between Polish Medical Universities and The University of Edinburgh. Finally, in the Summer of 2016, the University of Edinburgh held a 75th anniversary celebration of the links established between Poland and the University of Edinburgh attended by the University Chancellor HRH The Princess Royal. The Chancellor presented honorary degrees to people who have been key supporters of the School; the School’s coordinator, Dr Maria Dlugolecka-Graham; the outgoing President of Poznań University of Medical Sciences, Professor Jacek Wysocki; and the Vice-Rektor of Krakow’s Jagiellonian University, Professor Piotr Laidler. A summary of this can be viewed here.

Polish partners

ICCVS is hosted by the University of Gdańsk as an organisation unit of the university.

Local collaborations:

Further local partners include the Medical University of Gdańsk, the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology of University of Gdańsk as well as the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Gdańsk.

ICCVS have started research collaboration with:

  • The Medical University of Gdańsk, prof. Rafał Dziadziuszko,
  • University of Gdańsk, prof. Krystyna Bieńkowska-Szewczyk,
  • University of Gdańsk, dr Michał Szymański,
  • University of Gdańsk, prof. Sylwia Rodziewicz-Motowidło,
  • University of Gdańsk, prof. Ewa Łojkowska,
  • University of Gdańsk, prof. Grzegorz Węgrzyn,
  • Poznań University of Life Science, dr Alicja Szabelska-Beręsewicz.