For many years the Medical University of Warsaw has collaborated in research with centres all over the world, including Germany, France, Sweden, the UK, the Netherlands and the USA. There are 16 formal agreements on scientific cooperation which involve exchange of research workers, joint research projects and publications. Research at the MUW is funded by grants from the the Polish Committee for Scientific Research (c. 150 projects annually) while other forms of external funding include the European Union research fund and financial support by other bodies. Many research projects are funded from the MUW’s own resources.
The MUW participates in European exchange programmes for students and research workers, such as the SOCRATES, ERASMUS and CEEPUS programmes. The University is also involved in four thematic ERASMUS networks aimed at supporting innovative approaches and improving the quality of academic education through the development of joint educational projects and methods of teaching in medicine, dentistry and pharmacy, including the criteria of teaching quality evaluation.