#584 Overall Influence

Flying University

Underground educational enterprise that operated in Warsaw from 1885 to 1905

About This School

How does this school stack up?

Flying University was an underground educational enterprise that operated from 1885 to 1905 in Warsaw, the historic Polish capital, then under the control of the Russian Empire, and that was revived between 1977 and 1981 in the communist People’s Republic of Poland. The purpose of this and similar institutions was to provide Polish youth with an opportunity for an education within the framework of traditional Polish scholarship, when that collided with the ideology of the governing authorities. In the 19th century, such underground institutions were important in the national effort to resist Germanization under Prussian and Russification under Russian occupation. In the People’s Republic of Poland, the Flying University provided educational opportunities outside government censorship and control of education.

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What is Flying University known for?

#137 World Rank
Chemistry
#210 World Rank
Physics
#322 World Rank
Philosophy
#348 World Rank
Mathematics
#415 World Rank
Biology
#447 World Rank
Education
#491 World Rank
Medical
#568 World Rank
Anthropology
#573 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#605 World Rank
Computer Science
#659 World Rank
Psychology
#674 World Rank
Engineering
#793 World Rank
Sociology
#822 World Rank
Nursing
#924 World Rank
History
#1223 World Rank
Literature
#1255 World Rank
Economics
#1324 World Rank
Law
#2941 World Rank
Religious Studies

Influential People

Who are Flying University's Most influential alumni?

Flying University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Chemistry, Physics, and Philosophy. Flying University’s most academically influential people include Marie Curie, Władysław Tatarkiewicz, and Janusz Korczak.

Marie Curie
Marie Curie

Polish-French physicist and chemist

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Władysław Tatarkiewicz
Władysław Tatarkiewicz

Polish philosopher

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Janusz Korczak
Janusz Korczak

Polish educator

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