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Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel, Warsaw

University of Warsaw

Established in 1816, the University of Warsaw ranks among Poland’s top academic institutions and sits in the very heart of the Polish capital. Today, it employs over 6,000 staff and provides graduate courses for around 50,000 students. With 37 fields of study, 20 faculties and over 100 specializations in humanities, technical fields and natural sciences available, the university is an academic beacon in Poland. If you have friends or family attending the university and looking to stay close by, then our Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel is the perfect choice.

Researching the world

This prestigious institution’s main campus sits in the center of Warsaw, while its natural sciences campus is located near Banacha and Pasteura streets. If you are visiting the university make sure you include a trip to the Kazimierzowski Palace. This is the oldest building on campus, constructed before 1643, and used to serve as a summer residence for the Polish kings. Today, it serves as the headquarters of the university authorities. Stop by the library and the magnificent rooftop gardens found there. They are among the largest of its kind in Europe, featuring remarkable design and a nice view of Warsaw and the Vistula River. You can easily spend a couple of hours exploring the must-sees of the university.

A troubled past

The University of Warsaw was founded as a Royal University on November 19 of 1816 when Tsar Alexander I granted permission for the establishment of five faculties; law and political science, medicine, philosophy, theology and humanities Throughout the 19th century the university remained embattled with the Russian ruling set, resulting in several temporary closures and conversions to Russian-language curricula. When Poland gained independence in 1918 the university began to flourish once again.

With a room at our Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel you are located a short drive away from the University of Warsaw. Our sophisticated hotel and stylish rooms will serve as your perfect base for holidays or business trips to the Polish capital.