About us

About us

The Institute of Archaeology is the largest academic institution of its kind in Poland, one of the largest in the world. It is divided into 17 Departments and 7 Laboratories. It has a staff of c. 100 (researchers, lecturers, technicians and administration staff). The Institute offers instruction in most branches of modern archaeology and related sciences to over 1500 students from different areas of study. At present, the Institute of Archaeology is a unit of the Faculty of History UW, next to Institutes of: History, Art History, Information And Book Studies, Musicology, Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology and the Center for Precolumbian Studies. The Dean of the Faculty is Prof. Dr Małgorzata Karpińska.

See also History of the Institute


See also Quacquarelli Symmonds World University Ranking (QS). According to the ranking archaeology at the University of Warsaw was classified very high, on places 101-150 within 1117 institutions!



How to find us:

Building of the Institute of Archaeology Warsaw University

Building of the Institute of Archaeology Warsaw University

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

E-mail: archaeology.studies@uw.edu.pl

Phone: (+48) 22 55 20 117

Fax: (+48) 22 55 22 811

Office hours: Tuesday-Thursday 10 AM - 3 PM

Certificate of Accreditation

Certificate of Accreditation

IA UW holds a Certificate of Accreditation   from the Conference of Polish University Rectors in recognition of its excellent educational standards

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