The Institute of Archaeology at University of Warsaw is the largest academic institution of its kind in Poland and one of the largest in the world. It is divided into 17 Departments and 7 Laboratories. The Institute hires c. 100 staff, including researchers, lecturers, technicians and administrators. We teach about almost every branch of modern archaeology and related sciences to over 1500 students from different areas of study. The Institute of Archaeology is part of the Faculty of History UW, together with Institutes of: History, Art History, Information And Book Studies, Musicology, Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology and the Center for Precolumbian Studies.
Building of the Institute of Archaeology Warsaw University
Enterance to institue, phot. Miron Bogacki
According to Quacquarelli Symmonds World University Ranking (QS) archaeology at the University of Warsaw was classified very high, on places 101-150 within 1117 institutions!

The beginnings of interest in archaeology at the University of Warsaw date from the early nineteenth century, the time of the Royal University of Warsaw (1816-1831). The University’s Numismatic Cabinet was created in 1816, and Professor Feliks Bentkowski became its first curator. The first collection of the Numismatic Cabinet included a set of 2847 coins …

Map of excavations from our institute

The Institute of Archaeology is housed in a building known as Szkoła Główna (“Main School”) – marked no. 15 on the map of the Main Campus.

Office for Student Affairs – English-speaking students:
(Ground floor, room 1.06, Office of Director of Student Affairs)
Contact person: Joanna Chomicz and Agnieszka Tomas, PhD

Phone: (+48) 22 55 20 117
Fax: (+48) 22 55 22 811
Office hours: Tuesday-Thursday 10 AM – 3 PM