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University of Wroclaw

Wrocław, Województwo Dolnośląskie, Poland
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About University of Wroclaw

The University of Wrocław (UWr) is the largest university in the region and has over 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students, including 1400 doctoral students. It's first and foremost focus is scientific research. Scholars of the UWr have numerous links with fellow researchers from other higher education institutions in Poland and throughout the world. The UWr has a history of more than three centuries and a long list of Nobel Prize winners. It is proud of its history, its buildings and the quality of research and education it provides.

The UWr is a prestigious research centre. Several thousand scientific publications are published annually as a result of the work of highly qualified scientists involved in more than 280 research projects. This research results in cutting edge inventions and patents. The University is a member of 9 scientific networks and 13 scientific industrial consortia. The core group of about 400 professors, including lecturers from international universities, play key role and guarantee the highest level of education.

The success of its researchers has been recently recognized by Polish authorities, who significantly increased funding for both equipment and research at the University by 80% compared to previous years. Like in most countries, the national quality assessment system in Poland is part of a national strategy for improving the quality of education. Every four years, the Ministry of Education would evaluate faculties of all Polish universities. Last year, 9 out of 10 of our Faculties were qualified in the highest category and one faculty in particular was the second highest.

Thanks to the dynamic economic growth, many international companies decide to choose Wrocław as their headquarter. Currently, the companies operating in the city include, for instance, IBM, Google, HP, PWC, Nokia, Credit Suisse, Volvo, Capgemini and LG. The place which combines innovative business and research is the European Technological Institute Plus (ETI+). The research centre was created in 2007 and it is comprised of business incubators, hightech companies, financial institutions and research laboratories, all working in one place. Another thriving technological hub is the WPT (Wroclaw Technological Park), which focuses on creating conditions for effective exploitation of scientific and industrial potential of the city.

Faculties offer a broad range of courses taught in Polish and in English in over 44 areas of study. They cooperate with many universities in and outside of the EU within international  learning programmes such as Erasmus, Erasmus Mundus, ISEP and CEEPUS. International students usually spend a semester or two at the UWr. Many of them come back to Wrocław to continue their education at Bachelor or Master level as regular full time students.

The University of Wrocław offers degree programmes at the Bachelor, Master and doctoral level. All Faculties provide at least one Bachelor and Master programme in English, in addition to the extensive number of programmes offered in the Polish language. All degrees awarded by UWr are recognised all over the world. The UWr would like to invite students to come and study at the University of Wroclaw to gain quality education and experience some of the most enjoyable moments of university life and at the same time to help make the University of Wrocław a truly diverse and international educational institution.

Campus information

The University of Wroclaw consists of over 50 historical and modern buildings located in few campuses mostly in the city centre. The University also encompasses the Botanical Garden, Arboretum in Wojsławice, a polar research station in Spitsbergen (Norway) and the several few located in other regions: an astronomical observatory in Białków,  a meteorological station in Karkonosze mountains, an ecological station in Karpacz (Sudety mountains) and an Ornitological station in Ruda Milicka.

Wrocław, the fourth biggest city in Poland, is the economic, cultural and intellectual capital of Lower Silesia. It is one of the largest university centres in the country. The city’s intellectual life is focused on 13 academic schools and is home to more than 130,000 students. Wrocław is situated on the Odra River and its many tributaries, just north of the Sudety Mountains, between Berlin, Prague, and Warsaw. Within the city there are 12 islands connected by 117 bridges.

Wroclaw’s historical centre is surrounded by an abundance of parks and leafy suburbs, good restaurants and interesting museums, making the city a pleasant place to live and study in. The city of Wrocław boasts fascinating architecture, a lively metropolitan cultural scene as well as the fast economic development.

Accommodation

The university dorms have 17 and 21 floors respectively with single, double, and some triple rooms (all with balconies). Two rooms share a kitchen and a bathroom. The rooms are well furnished (bed, table, chairs, wardrobe, computer desk, cupboards). Students will get bed linen which can be exchanged on a monthly basis (every 3 weeks). The kitchen however is not so well equipped, with only a fridge. Students are not allowed to leave their old cutlery and dishware for the next student. Therefore, it may be a good idea to bring a knife and fork for the first few days. If students wish, it is possible to share a room with a Polish student.

Single rooms in both dormitories start at around 800 zł. Double rooms being around 400 zł per month per student. It is important that students pay rent in cash and in Polish Zloty in the administration office of the dormitory.

Aside from dorms, the city offers some alternatives: A private house or flat. Students can either rent a room in a house/flat occupied by the owners (most often an old lady), or rent a room in a student's house where the entire flat is co-rented by students.

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Accounting and Finance 2 Applied and Pure Sciences 4 Business and Management 2 English Language 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 5

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