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Welcome in Toruń

The Nicolaus Copernicus University offers you a warm welcome. Arrival at a new university can be very confusing, especially if you are also arriving in a new country.

If things seem difficult at first, please remember that this is not unusual. It takes everybody a little time to settle down but there are always people available to offer you help and guidance. Should you encounter any problems, please feel free to drop by and have a chat with us – our door is always open! We look forward to meeting you and wish you an enjoyable and successful stay with us.

International Programmes Office
ul. Gagarina 11 87-100 Toruń, Poland
rooms 506, 507, 508
tel. (+48 56) 611 49 28 tel./fax (+48 56) 611 49 29
e-mail: ewader@umk.pl, incoming@erasmus.umk.pl
Office hours: 7.15 a.m. – 3.15 p.m. Mon-Fri

International Student Blog (written by Erasmus+ students)


About Toruń

Toruń is one of the best preserved Gothic towns in Poland. Formerly being a wealthy hanseatic port and the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus it retains much of its old splendour in its magnificent ancient buildings, churches, streets, squares and museums. Its medieval setting is enhanced by picturesque surroundings. The city stretches along the Vistula River, about 200 km northwest of Warsaw.

The history of the city begins in 1233 when Toruń was first granted its municipal rights. The Old Town and the New Town, originally separated by walls and a moat, gradually developed and merged in the fifteenth century. The Old and New Market Squares, so popular nowadays, are remnants of those two medieval centres over which towered a powerful castle of the Teutonic Knights.

The highlights of the city’s magnificent Gothic architecture are three superb churches and a town hall, but there is much more to see here. In 1997, Toruń was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, a listing of sites of significant historical interest throughout the world. Strolling along the streets, you will find the Leaning Tower, the ruins of the castle, defence walls with numerous gates, old granaries, and several museums and galleries.

Present-day Toruń, with over 220,000 inhabitants, is an important scientific and academic centre. Its old tradition and unique atmosphere, together with the Nicolaus Copernicus University, strongly influence the flourishing cultural life of the town.

Detailed information on Toruń and many interesting pictures are also available on the Internet: http://www.torun.pl/ .



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