UW – University of Warsaw

About University of Warsaw

The University of Warsaw is the largest university in Poland and the best research centre in the country. UW belongs to the top 3% of universities in the world according to global rankings such as Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE), Quaquarelli Symmonds World University Ranking (QS), Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). 17 programmes provided by UW have been listed in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019; 11 subjects run by UW were ranked in the Shanghai Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019, whereas Physics and Mathematics were ranked 51-75 worldwide.

The Atmospheric Physics Department at the Institute of Geophysics is a member of the national Aerosol Research Network Poland-AOD. Initiated by members of our academic staff and developed in close cooperation with many national scientific units, for nearly a decade the network has been monitoring the changes in the physical properties of the aerosols in the Polish atmosphere. IGF is also a member of international measurement networks EARLINET and AERONET. We are the only institution in the country specializing in conducting atmospheric measurements from research aeroplanes. These measurements are often performed as part of European projects from the EUFAR series, or in collaboration with leading scientific units from the USA (NCAR, CIRPAS).