The story UO


The establishment of Opolski University in 1994 was the result of efforts and intellectual achievements of several generations of Opolski Silesia’s inhabitants, who desired to have the highest-rank scholarly and educational institution in the European civilisation, the university.

Opolski University invokes the tradition related to the attempts to create a Piast university by Duke George II of Brieg in Brzeg in the 16th century and by Prince Charles Habsburg in Nysa in the 17th century. It also looks back to the tradition of the 19th-century Landwirtschaftliche Akademie Proskau (Agricultural Academy of Prószków, 1847-1881) in the vicinity of Opole.