Teaching at the Medical University of Gdańsk is enhanced by well-equipped facilities. The students of the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Health Sciences attend elementary studies at the Collegium Biomedicum, situated at Dębinki Street and in other MUG units in the Tri-city. Practical clinical classes for MUG students take place at the University Clinical Centre and the University Maritime and Tropical Medicine Centre and other health-care institutions in the Tri-city.
The largest highly specialized hospital – the University Clinical Centre of the MUG Hospital, is situated near Dębinki Street and Smoluchowskiego Street. In recent years, numerous construction investments have been completed and they have improved the teaching and research base. Among them are: the Department of Pediatrics, Hematology, Oncology and Endocrinology, the Department of Forensic Medicine and the Tri-city Experimental Animal Centre. In 2006 construction work was completed on the so-called “Old Anatomy” building at al. Zwycięstwa. This facility is a modern teaching centre of the Medical University of Gdańsk with numerous seminar rooms. It also houses the Auditorium Primum, the elegant main lecture hall with 350 seats.
The MUG is constantly modernizing its teaching and clinical infrastructure. The Invasive Medicine Centre was built in 2011, funded by the Polish government (480 million PLN). It is the largest healthcare investment in the Pomorskie region in the last 30 years. This new hospital building consists of several parts which house 12 surgical wards. The Centre’s maximum bedspace is 311 patients. Its roof functions as a helicopter landing pad, which is connected with the Emergency Department via two elevators.
The Non-Invasive Medicine Centre is under construction at moment. When finished, the building will consist of 4 buildings: 3 arranged in a U-shape and the 4th building connected with them. The grounds of the NIMC will consist of several plant-filled courtyards, along with a restaurant and other services for the patients and their visitors. It is expected that the NIMC will have a maximum bedspace of 687 (not including the bedspace at the day wards and the post-anesthesia unit). The 6 floors of the NIMC will contain all of UCCs adult non-surgical departments along with several surgical departments.
A building complex at Hallera Street constitutes the teaching facilities of the Faculty of Pharmacy. There are lecture halls, classrooms, seminar rooms, as well as the science base of the Faculty. In the vicinity of the research buildings, there are: the botanical garden, a glasshouse and a sports complex of the Department of Sports and Physical Education.
The students of the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology usually have classes in the university building situated at Abrahama Street in Gdańsk and in the Collegium Biomedicum on Dębinki Street. Launching the Tri-city’s Academic Animal Experiment Centre was an important venture for the Faculty, owing to the fact the centre offers the teaching and research facilities for MWB teams which belong to the Medical University of Gdańsk. It also constitutes a significant element of research infrastructure available to all of the Tri-city’s science units.
Important in the teaching process, is Main Library, which amasses publications in the field of medicine, pharmacy, physics, psychology and so on. The Library’s collection contains the resources of the Main Library (situated at Dębinki Street), the Library of the Faculty of Pharmacy, the Library of the Interdepartmental Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine and the libraries of all the clinics and other institutes.
From 1968, the headquarters of the Main Library is the building at Dębinki 1 street. After extension and modernization, users can use the Science Zone, part of which is a newly built reading room. Thanks to the new arrangement of existing spaces, it was possible to organize places for work and study, both individual and group. Visitors to the Main Library have 289 seats at their disposal, including 24 computer stations. In the Science Zone you can find the latest literature in all fields of medicine and current magazines. Students and employees can use their own computer equipment via wireless networks. There is also a possibility to make a copy of the necessary materials yourself.
The MUG’s Sports Centre is the most modern academic sports facility in Pomerania. The new multifunctional sport and leisure complex will allow the MUG’s students and athletes sports activities in comfortable conditions. The Sport Centre building will include a sports arena (1100 m2) with futsal, handball, basketball and volleyball pitches, as well as gymnasiums for aerobic, squash, Asian martial arts and wrestling. There will be also a tribune for 748 seats, gym lockers and showers, including the disabled, as well as underground garage with 103 parking spaces and stands for 22 bicycles.