Wrocław University of Economics is ranked among the top economic schools of higher education in Poland, and an important centre of science and research. Its activities are aimed at maintaining and strengthening the position of the university on regional, national and international levels, improving competitive advantage.
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The University of Business in Wroclaw was established in 1997 as one of the first private schools in Wroclaw. Its mission is and has always been ’To educate for international business with links to practice’. According to that motto, the main emphasis is put on foreign languages and lectures in English, as well as the focus on cooperation with business.
The university is proud to be the best non-public business school in the Lower Silesia and the most international one in the region, as confirmed by recent educational rankings. It hosts the greatest number of international students every year, mainly because of the professional study program in English developed especially for Erasmus students. WSH offers as well an MBA Program which is held 100% in English, in cooperation with HHL (Leipzig Graduate Schhol of Management) – one of the top business schools in Europe (currently #2 in Germany in FT Ranking).
Our University educates on five majors of Bachelor studies (Management, Tourism and Recreation, Internal Security, Finances and accounting and Economy) and on two majors of the Master degree studies (Management, Tourism and Recreation) in full-time and part-time. We also offer 25 different postgraduate course in the field of management and tourism/recreation.
Among the faculty teaching at our university we have distinctive English-speaking instructors, practitioners and trainers. Our researchers take part in training programs and study tours in the leading academic centres in Europe and the USA. The University of Business in Wroclaw is a member of prestigious CEEMAN and AACSB International organizations.
The Wrocław University of Economics is ranked among the top economic schools of higher education in Poland, an important center of education, science, and research. Its activities are aimed at maintaining and strengthening the position of the University on regional, national, European, and international levels, improving competitive advantage and shaping its image of a modern institution, open and friendly to its employees, students, and the environment. Our University is fully authorized to provide academic training in the area of economic and management sciences.
Like in most countries, in Poland the national quality assessment system is part of a national strategy for improving the quality of education. Every four years the Ministry of Education evaluates faculties of all Polish universities. Last year 9 out of 10 of our Faculties were qualified in the highest category and one was the second highest.
The Academic Incubator of Entrepreneurship is a new unit of the University of Wrocław designed to aid students in starting their own businesses by providing free entrepreneurial advice, organizing conferences, seminars, subsidizing selected investments and offering office space. The Academic Incubator of Entrepreneurship cooperates with the Wrocław Technology Park, a technological centre with laboratories, office space, conference centre and modern multimedia equipment. The objective of the Technology Park is to create conditions for the use of scientific and industrial potential of Wrocław and the region and to stimulate the advanced technologies industry. The University of Wrocław is proud to be one of its shareholders.
The educational system at WUE follows the requirements of the Bologna declaration. We apply the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and issue Diploma Supplements. The exchange of academic staff and students is carried out under the Erasmus and Leonardo da Vinci programmes. In the academic year 2012/2013 there are more than 100 courses offered in foreign languages to Erasmus students. WUE has 115 Erasmus bilateral agreement and about 60 general cooperation agreement with foreign partners. The courses organized by the University of Economics, which are divided into semesters, are run in one or two level systems and can be attended as full-time day courses, part-time weekend courses and in the form of evening classes. The University is authorized to run an Executive MBA Program for graduates, and is available in a Polish or English language version, and is organized in conjunction with universities from Belgium, France, Ireland, Germany and Great Britain.
Curricula realized in the University include foundation subjects, general and specialist subjects and ensure full complementarily with other European universities curricula, which enables our students to participate in academic exchange and to study abroad as a part of their course. Foreign graduates are accepted here to complete their bachelor, master and doctoral degrees.
The University offers free Polish language courses for the exchange students. The courses are provided during each semester and have two levels for the student to choose: beginners and intermediate. The course content will also help you to get acquainted with the Polish culture.
Qualified personnel of the Wrocław University of Economics have always been our greatest asset. WUE employees receive numerous awards for didactic and scientific achievements, and have exercised responsible duties over a number of scientific associations and societies, both in Poland and abroad. The most prominent of our colleagues have been awarded honorary titles by local and foreign institutions of higher learning. Prof. Zdzisław Hellwig received honorary doctorates of Cracow University of Economics and Prague University of Economics; prof. Józef Popkiewicz – of the Technical University of Dresden; prof. Ber Haus– of Katowice University of Economics; prof. Stanisław Urban – of Cracow University of Agriculture; prof. Andrzej Gospodarowicz – of University of Vilinius, and prof. Krzysztof Jajuga – of Cracow University of Economics.
Our University has also awarded honorary titles to a number of leading economists. Of the 24 scientists honored with the WUE doctorus honoris causa title are such figures as: Jochen Schumann, Giuseppe Calzoni, Robert Leroy King, János Kornai, Reinhard Selten – Nobel Prize laureate born in Wrocław, Andrzej Stanisław Barczak, Leszek Balcerowicz, Jerzy Rokita, Hiroyuki Itami, Marek Belka and Janusz Lewandowski. Research endeavors of our employees have always been in close relation to didactic pursuits.
Being a student in Wrocław is not only a great opportunity to study at the University, which has a 300 years long tradition, but also an unforgettable life experience in a foreign country. It is meeting new people, knowing different traditions, customs, and what is more, it’s a great possibility to learn a new language.
To help you adapt to life in our city and the University, we’ve prepared many useful events so you can feel at home. During Orientation Days you have the great possibility to meet all the international students, get to know the structure of the University and feel more confident in all the organization processes.
The International Student Guide which was written by previous international students at the University of Wrocław, gives you all the information about accommodation, transport, papers, food, pubs and clubs in Wrocław.
Wroclaw is a city of unique beauty and interesting history. It is appreciated both by its inhabitants and visitors. The charming historical centre, parks, good restaurants, hotels, and friendly people make it a pleasant place to visit and to do business.
Wroclaw with a population of about 650.000 inhabitants, is the fourth largest city in Poland. It is a crossing point of three international routes, has two big railway stations, two river ports and an international airport, which ensures connections with the whole world. The key industries of the regional economy include transport, machine electrical engineering and food industries. Medium-light industry, trade, service and education are major employment sectors.
Official language: Polish. Languages you can easily communicate in: English and German. A number of Wroclaw citizens also speak Russian and French.
It is a major communications centre, having international rail connections, an international airport, and river transport.
A cultural and scientific centre, Wrocław contains numerous educational institutions, museums, theatres and music centres, and a botanical garden and zoo. The city hosts the Jazz on the Oder Festival and the “Wratislavia Cantans,” an oratorio and cantata festival that ranks as one of the most important music events in Poland.
Student life is a constant source of fun moments, knowledge of the world, exploring each of its particles. Education abroad opens up not only a quality education in a selected country for you, but also the opportunity to make friends from every corner of the world. For students of European universities is open the whole of Europe, this old lady with her unique combination of skyscrapers, provincial colored houses, gothic and romantic architecture.
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