Founded in 1999, Uniwersytet Warminsko-Mazurskie w Olsztynie (University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the large town of Olsztyn (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyzszego, Polsce (English: Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland), Uniwersytet Warminsko-Mazurskie w Olsztynie (UWM) is a very large (enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Uniwersytet Warminsko-Mazurskie w Olsztynie (UWM) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 17 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. UWM also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.