The University Of Warmia And Mazury In Olsztyn

The University of WARMIA AND MAZURY in OLSZTYN (UWM) was founded on 1 September 1999. The establishment resulted from merging three instittutions of higher education in OLSZTYN.

Olsztyn is a city in the tyna in northeastern Poland. Olsztyn is the capital of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, and is a city with powiat rights. Founded in the 14th century, Olsztyn was under the control and influence of the Teutonic Order untill 1466, when it was incorporated into the Polish Crown. For centuries the city was an important centre of trade, crafts, science and administration in the Warmia region linking Warsaw with Konigsberg. At the time Olsztyn was unhabited by ethnic Masovians and was predominantly Roman Catholic.

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