University of Warsaw (UW) was founded in 1816 and is currently considered the best university in Poland according to international and national observers, including the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), maintained by Shanghai Jiaotong University. UW leads in both teaching and research quality, with its faculties maintaining high positions in institutional R&D assessments, teaching accreditations, research performance and success rates in attracting external R&D funding. UW is the most internationalized public higher education institution in Poland, with active involvement in EU research and education initiatives such as FP7/Horizon 2020, Erasmus and Erasmus Mundus programs, and bilateral collaborative initiatives with more than 1,000 institutions worldwide. With over 50,000 students and more than 6,000 employees, it also has the largest research potential in Poland, covering various fields of science and benefiting from the interdisciplinary research opportunities. UW offers undergraduate (bachelor), graduate (master) and post-graduate studies, alongside with doctoral programs, summer schools and vocational courses. The University is actively involved in technology transfer projects, delivers consulting services to business enterprises and expert advice to governmental and international organizations. Graduates of UW include CEOs and board members of major companies in Poland, successful entrepreneurs, politicians, as well as recognized scholars, including Nobel Prize winners.