The City:

Toruń is a vibrant city located in Northern Poland on the Vistula River. The city is famous for its Gothic Architecture. The Gothic style is a very distinctive feature of the city which explains why the city adopted its promoting slogan: Toruń – get gothic. Toruń is listed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The city is a birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus.The fame of Copernicus is related to the heliocentric theory, which assured him a place among the most noticeable scientists in history. The most recognizable product of the city is the Toruń gingerbread. There is a longstanding  tradition of the baking of these cookies in the town. No visitor to the city should leave Toruń without tasting or buying gingerbread.

The University:
The Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (NCU) was founded in 1945. It is one of the largest universities in Poland, currently comprising 17 faculties (including 3 medical faculties at Collegium Medicum UMK in Bydgoszcz). It provides graduate and postgraduate courses for almost 25 000 students, offering education in over 100 fields of study and 65 postgraduate courses. The university employs 4039 staff on both Toruń and Bydgoszcz campuses, over half of whom are academic teachers. NCU alumni now number around 200 000. This has contributed to the Nicolaus Copernicus University’s position as one of the five best universities in Poland and it is also the reason why QS World University Ranking has placed NCU in the top 4% of universities in the world.