Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy
|Latin: Universitas Casimiri Magni|
|Rector||prof. Jacek Woźny|
Chodkiewicza 30, 85-064 Bydgoszcz,
|Athletics||Academic Sports Association|
|Affiliations||Socrates-Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius|
Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz (Polish: Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy; UKW), also known as the Casimir the Great University, is a state-funded university in Bydgoszcz, Poland. It was named after Casimir III the Great (Kazimierz III Wielki), the King of Poland (1333–70) who granted the city municipal rights on 19 April 1346.
Kazimierz Wielki University is a public university founded in 1968. As the university expanded, its organization structure and name changed.
It began as the Teachers Training College (1969–74) with three faculties: Humanities, Mathematics & Natural Sciences, and Pedagogy. It became the Higher School of Pedagogy from 1974 to 2000 devoted to teacher training. Then it became the Kazimierz Wielki Academy of Bydgoszcz from 2000 to 2005, and it has been the Kazimierz Wielki University since 13 May 2005.
Casimir the Great University offers about 100 courses of study and specialties. In 2010 on university studied 14 000 students, of which about 33% were people from outside the region Kuyavian-Pomeranian. The university employed approximately 1,100 people, including 665 academic staff, 150 professors (including 60 titular).