A bit of our history

1984 - the Sejm of the Republic of Poland passes an act establishing the Medical University in Bydgoszcz; Prof. dr hab. Jan Domaniewski is appointed as the first Rector; the educational offer of the Faculty of Medicine covers a full range of medical specialties, taught by 189 academic teachers working in 13 academic and 15 clinical departments;
  - the Faculty of Pharmacy is created within the University, launching the programme of laboratory medicine;
1985 - the Main Library of the Medical University is established; changed into the Collegium Medicum Medical Library in 2004;
  -  the first volume of Annales Academiae Medicae Bydgostiensis is published; the journal features scientific papers written by the academic staff of the University; the journal changes its name to Medical and Biological Sciences in 2005;
  - the Medical University Choir is established; its name changes into the Collegium Medicum Choir in 2004;
1989 - an act of the Polish Sejm is passed, naming the University after Ludwik Rydygier, a world-famous scientist and surgeon;
  - the modernised and extended Antoni Jurasz Teaching Hospital in Bydgoszcz is handed over to the University, thus improving the conditions for providing health care services to patients and medical education to students; it is renamed as the Antoni Jurasz University Hospital No. 1 in 2004;
1991 - the University becomes a member of the World Health Organisation;
1994 - 10th anniversary of founding; the university employs 445 academic teachers and provides education on two faculties;
1997 - the Faculty of Nursing is established; it is transformed into the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences in 2000, and then into the Faculty of Health Sciences in 2002;
1998 - the first honoris causa degree is awarded at the University, conferred on prof. Jean Daniel Picard;
1999 - the first issue of the academic quarterly, Wiadomości Akademickie, is published;
2004 - a fusion takes place between the Ludwik Rydygier Medical University in Bydgoszcz and the Nicolaus Copernicus   University in Toruń, resulting in the creation of the Nicolaus Copernicus University Collegium   Medicum in Bydgoszcz;
2006 - the Regional Centre for Medical Information (RCIM) is established at the Medical Library;
2007 - the first edition of the biannual series of open lectures entitled Medical Wednesday addressing a variety of issues in medical science, health promotion and protection
2008 - a second hospital in Bydgoszcz is incorporated into the clinical infrastructure of Collegium Medicum and   renamed into the Jan Biziel University Hospital No. 2 in Bydgoszcz;
2009 - the 6-year Medical Programme in English is launched with a group of future doctors from Scandinavia;
2011 - the Centre for Medical Education is established as a separate department for students of the MD Programme in English; the offer is later enriched by three new programmes in English - laboratory medicine, nursing and physiotherapy;
2013 - the first issue of the university’s scientific quarterly Folia Medica Copernicana is published;
  - the grand opening of the new, modern Operating Room Complex building of the Antoni Jurasz University Hospital No. 1 in Bydgoszcz;
2014 - the Jan Biziel University Hospital No. 2 in Bydgoszcz takes first place in Forbes’ prestigious ranking of medical facilities;
  - the grand opening of the Student’s House No. 3 of NCU Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz – one of the most modern and stylish student dormitories in Poland;
2015 - Collegium Medicum students take first places in all rankings (individual/group, Polish-/English-speaking) of the National Inter-University Anatomy Competition Scapula Aurea and Golden Scapula;

Inauguration of the academic year 1984/1985 – the first matriculation ceremony of the Medical University  Inauguration of the academic year 1997/1998 for Polish medical universities held in Gdańsk  Inauguration of the academic year 1998/1999; student matriculation by prof. Jan Domaniewski – the first Rector of the Medical University

photo MU Senate 2002

Construction of the Antoni Jurasz University Hospital No. 1 in Bydgoszcz Construction of the Antoni Jurasz University Hospital No. 1 in Bydgoszcz Construction of the Antoni Jurasz University Hospital No. 1 in Bydgoszcz