Faculty of Biology, which acquired the highest scientific category, was formally founded in 2008, although the research and education of biology have been tightly connected with the University of Gdańsk since its beginning in 1970. First MSc diplomas in biology were granted already in 1972. Currently, Faculty of Biology employs over 180 academic staff, including 15 tenured professors and 110 associate professors and assistant professors, who are supported by technical and administrative staff. There are approximately 600 undergraduate and graduate students and 120 PhD students. Research at the Faculty of Biology is conducted on various fields of biology namely environmental biology, experimental biology, molecular biology including biotechnology, and medical biology including neurobiology. The scientific renown is testified by a very high quality level articles published in periodicals included in Philadelphia List of Journals. The academic staff is involved in domestic and international cooperation, membership of international associations, editorial committees and scientific councils. At present, Faculty of Biology confers the PhD degree of Biological Sciences in Biology, Ecology or Microbiology and the post-doctoral degree (habilitation) in Biological Sciences in Biology. The building is situated in the Baltic Campus of the University of Gdańsk, within walking distance to local train station and bus and tram stops. The Faculty encloses 11 departments, 23 laboratories and 2 field stations for research and education, which utilises 23.000 sq. meters of modern infrastructure, fully equipped auditorium, lecture halls, teaching rooms, workrooms and specialized equipment with audio-visual equipment, telecommunication networks, access control and monitoring systems.