The Nicolaus Copernicus University comprises 16 faculties, including one of the strongest in science, the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics. Its photonics, quantum physics, and atomic & molecular physics are recognized in the scientific world.
The NCU currently educates nearly 20,000 students, Ph.D. students, and postgraduate students. In 2019, the Nicolaus Copernicus University obtained the status of a research university. As the only university from Poland and one of ten European universities, the NCU is a member of the Young Universities for Future of Europe consortium (YUFE).