Polish University Abroad in London (Polski Uniwersytet na Obczyźnie)
Our mission is to serve all generations of Poles who, outside their mother country or the land of their forebears, wish to continue their academic studies, broaden their knowledge of the contemporary world and maintain contact with Polish science and culture.
"...PUNO has a special symbolic and emotional significance for me: it stood out for several decades as the only authentically free expression of Poland's intellectual tradition. Your voice was a constant reminder that free thought is the essential component of political freedom. And I also know how much effort and sacrifice were required to keep PUNO alive so that its voice would be heard. I am honoured now to be part of you, knowing as I do now how much Poland owes to PUNO..."
Prof. Zbigniew Brzezinski 2005, Acceptance speech, Ph.D. honoris causa
1. Building scientific and cultural bridges between academic communities of the Polish Diaspora, Poland and the UK.
2. Furthering academic and cultural cooperation of ethnic minorities with institutions in their country of settlement.
3. Enabling persons of limited finacial means to take the fullest advantage of PUNO's teaching and research programmes.