Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW (WULS-SGGW)

Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW (WULS-SGGW)

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The origins of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (WULS – SGGW)* date back to 1816, to the creation of the Institute of Agronomy in Marymont, the first agricultural institution of higher education in Poland and only the fourth one in Europe. The Institute offered programs at two levels: the higher level, intended for the administrators and management, as well as for sons of large landowners, and the elementary level, for agricultural laborers.

The history of the Institute parallels the history of Poland. Russified, repeatedly closed after the defeats of national uprisings, transferred to Puławy and later to Russia, it kept coming back under new names. To commemorate this event, the Academic Senate declared in 2000 this date as the Day of WULS. In 1956, by the decision of the Council of Ministers and of the City of Warsaw, the University received a land grant in Ursynow whereto, by 2003, all faculties and departments have been transferred, thereby creating one of the most modern


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