We have been continuously active for over 300 years We are one of the oldest universities in Central Europe Our university was founded in 1702 by Emperor Leopold I Habsburg. It was named the Leopoldina in his honour. The first academic year began on 15 November, on the Emperor’s nameday.
The University then consisted of two faculties: of Catholic theology and of philosophy.In the 18th and the 19th century we grow and become a state university In 1776 the University became a state higher school. In 1811 it was merged with the Evangelical Viadrina University of Frankfurt (Oder) and the number of faculties grew to five and included: Catholic theology, Protestant theology, law, medicine, and philosophy. After the Second World War we introduce Polish traditions In 1945 a group of scientists, mainly from Lviv, arrived to Wrocław.
From the ruins of the German university they created the foundations of a Polish academic school, from which later emerged the University of Wrocław, the Wrocław University of Science and Technology, the University of Environmental and Life Sciences, and the Medical University.25 500students 1400 foreigners 700 studying in English.3500 employees including 2000 academic teachers 465 with full professorship.