The University of Rzeszow (UR) began its operations on 01.09.2001.
The university was formed from the merger of three existing universities in Rzeszow, i.e. the Higher School of Pedagogy, a branch of the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, and the Faculty of Economics of the Agricultural Academy. It is currently the largest university in the Subcarpathian region. Although it is one of the younger Polish universities, it continues long-standing academic traditions. A priority in UR's activities is to maintain a high level of scientific research for the acquisition of knowledge and experience, benefiting various socio-economic, medical and cultural fields. A natural sphere of the University's commitment is also to educate and invariably perpetuate responsible and civic-minded students.
On October 1, 2019, the College of Medical Sciences of the University of Rzeszow was established, comprising two former faculties: the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Physical Education. The range of majors offered by the College is very wide: physiotherapy, midwifery, emergency medicine and many, many others. In addition, the medical faculty offers classes for foreign students in English- English Division. The mission of the College of Medical Sciences reflects the essential elements of the mission of the University of Rzeszow, such as the creation of intellectual capital for the region based on highly qualified own staff, modern scientific and research base and high-quality scientific research.