• Updated 01.04.2021 by English Division

    Bialystok, Region

    BIALYSTOK
    The Medical University of Bialystok is located in Bialystok.

    Bialystok is the capital of Podlaskie Voivodeship (administrative region) and the biggest city in northeastern Poland. It has a population of almost three hundred thousand. The city is the regional center of administration, science, business, and culture. Bialystok is also a student city. The region’s leading and best academy is the Medical University of Bialystok. There are almost 35 thousand active students in the region's capital. In 2016, the Eurobarometer of the European Commission recognized Bialystok as the best city to live in Poland. This is because the city has plenty of green areas and cycling routes and is famous for the local people's hospitality. Bialystok also offers numerous cultural attractions and leisure opportunities. It was the birthplace of Ludwik Zamenhof, the author of the international Esperanto language, and of Albert Sabin, who developed the polio vaccine.

     

     
    THE REGION
    The region where Bialystok is located abounds in unique tourist attractions. Podlaskie Voivodeship is home to many nationalities, languages, religions, traditions, and flavors. It is also unique in terms of its natural environment, with the four national parks, three landscape parks, and 90 nature reserves, together forming the real Green Lungs of Poland. This is also the location of the world’s last primeval lowland forest – the famous Białowieża Primeval Forest. 
     
    Come and see our University, our city, and the Podlaskie region.