16.11.2021 (Tuesday)16:00 CET (UTC+1)

Why Poland is a good choice for university education?

Why Poland is a good choice for uni education

There are 44 countries in Europe. Why, of all places, should you choose Poland and one of its universities to study?
Poland is located in the heart of Europe and is a member-state of the EU, NATO, and the UN. Warsaw, the capital of Poland, is located 2 hours by plane from London, Moscow, Oslo, and Budapest. Poland is a member of the Bologna Process, an agreement between 48 European countries ensuring coherence of higher education in the EU. We are a country with one of the oldest academic traditions in Europe and in the world. The first Polish university was established in 1,364 in Kraków. Currently there are 43 public and 2 non-public universities (including SWPS University) in Poland. They are rigorously assessed by national accreditation institutions, which ensures high quality of education, while the cost of university studies remains at  a competitive level comparison with other countries in Europe. Some Polish universities are included in international rankings, such as the Times Higher Education (THE), THE Young Universities, THE Rankings by Subject, the Shanghai Ranking, and U-Multirank.

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Meeting focus

Our expert, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and the former Director of the International Office at SWPS University, Professor Marcin Jacoby, will talk about higher education in Poland, European education standards, and the international standing of Polish universities. We will focus on the following topics:

  • Poland - located in the heart of Europe
  • Poland as part of the Bologna Process
  • Magna Charta Universitatum
  • A long tradition of higher education in Poland
  • Quality education at a competitive cost, as compared with other countries in Europe
  • Polish universities in global rankings

Our experts


Professor Marcin Jacoby

Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, former Director of the International Office at SWPS University

Professor Marcin Jacoby is a sinologist and translator. His area of expertise includes social and political issues of the East Asia region, in particular China and the Republic of Korea. He is fluent in contemporary and classical Chinese and translates Chinese literature into Polish. As a former Director of the International Office at SWPS University, Professor Jacoby brings a lot of experience related to student exchange programs, student mobility, and international cross-university cooperation.

Adrianna Zalewska


Ada Zalewska

International Admissions Officer, psychology student at SWPS University

“I help our international candidates to go through the admission process as smoothly and efficiently as possible.”

This project is financed by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange under the Welcome to Poland programme

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