Nicolaus Copernicus University

The Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (NCU) was founded in 1945. It is one of the largest universities in Poland, currently comprising 16 faculties (including 3 medical faculties at Collegium Medicum UMK in Bydgoszcz). It provides graduate and postgraduate courses for almost 21 500 students, offering education in over 100 fields of study and 55 postgraduate courses. The university employs 4052 staff on both Toruń and Bydgoszcz campuses, over half of whom are academic teachers. NCU alumni now number around 200 000.

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Structured, high-level research

NCU has state-of-the-art research infrastructure including the National Laboratory of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (FAMO), the Centre for Quantum Optics and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Modern Technologies to name but a few, as well as modern teaching facilities comprising, among others, Collegium Humanisticum and the brand new University Sports Centre. The Centre for Astronomy in Piwnice near Toruń houses a unique 32-meter radio telescope. Spitsbergen (in the Arctic Sea) is home to NCU Polar Station. The university has also organised the Polish Historical Mission at the University of Würzburg.

NCU researchers can boast a number of spectacular successes which include, among others, the design and construction of an Optical Coherence Tomography instrument, an ultra-modern device for medical eye examinations.

NCU took part in the competition of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education "Excellence Initiative - Research University" and - as one of 10 Polish universities - has obtained the status of a research university. The objective of the "Excellence Initiative - Research University" programme is to select and support the best Polish universities, which will be able to successfully compete with foreign institutions in the coming years. Research universities will receive a 10% higher subsidy in the years 2020-2026 for activities improving the quality of research and education. The programme is one of the most important measures undertaken as part of the reform of higher education and science in Poland.

Partners and networks

The University participates in student and staff exchange programs at both international (the Erasmus+ program, YUFE) and national (the MOST program) levels. It develops studies in cooperation with universities abroad and is currently collaborating with the universities in Angers (economics) and Moscow (history). Since 2020 NCU has been a member of Young Universities for the Future of Europe alliance (YUFE) – one of the first European Universities. This partnership aims to establish a new model of higher education engaging students, staff, citizens, and businesses, providing rich and various offer all can benefit from.

GOALS key staff

The "Leisure, Sport and Event management" specialisation/track in the second semester will take place at the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Poland). The high academic level and conducted didactic classes resulted in obtaining two world accreditations: AACSB and AMBA and places the organisation in a group of 3% and 2% of the world's best business schools.

The Faculty also has extensive experience in training staff for management in sport and tourism (MA studies in English). In 2021, the Faculty hosted the 9th edition of the EASM Festival (European Association for Sport Management), and since 2014 it has been organising the International Scientific Conference "Quality in Sport" (under the same title, a scientific journal indexed in the databases ERIH Plus, DOAJ, Index Copernicus).

The teaching staff educating on the specialisation has experience in working in sports organisations (FIBA delegate, organiser of triathlon and running events, organiser of Arabian horse shows).