Medical University of Silesia

Medical University of Silesia

Medical University of Silesia (SUM) is a public Polish university established in 1948. The University provides education to over 9000 students, PhD and postgraduate, including international students from all over the world.

The Medical University of Silesia educates medical doctors, dentists, pharmacists, medical analysts, biotechnologists, as well as specialists in public health, emergency medicine, dietetics, nursing, obstetrics, physiotherapy, cosmetology, neuroscience and medical coaching by means of modern didactic infrastructure.

SUM clinics and clinical departments belong to the best healthcare units in Poland and are leading centers in the field of cardiac surgery, cardiology, invasive cardiology, angioplasty, electrocardiology, hematology, highly specialized surgery, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, nephrology and gastroenterology.

Over the years, members of the SUM research staff have received prestigious awards and are widely recognized for their excellence in research and teaching.

Priority research areas of the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice are:

1) civilization diseases, in particular cancer (including: learning the mechanisms of civilization diseases),
2) medical, psychological and social aspects of the body's aging processes,
3) concepts of new treatments (including new drugs and prevention of new non-communicable and chronic diseases, e.g. cardiovascular disease, cancer, kidney disease),
4) regenerative medicine (including the use of stem cells, tissue engineering),
5) modern technologies in medicine, including new drugs and treatment concepts for drug-resistant pathogens.

The Medical University of Silesia in Katowice is very internationalized. It participates in an exchange program for students, PhD students and academic teachers Socrates/Erasmus (currently Erasmus+). Agreements on cooperation in this area have already been concluded with 60 medical universities from countries such as the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Turkey. In addition, many SUM departments and clinics conduct scientific and research cooperation with European centers and in other parts of the world, e.g. from Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Finland, Georgia, Japan, Canada, Lithuania, Latvia, Macedonia, Germany, Pakistan, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, USA, Hungary and Great Britain.