Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology

Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology

Warszawa, Poland
Site: www.pja.edu.pl Founded: 1994 year Type of University:Public StudyQA ranking: 530 pts. Languages: Polish Phone: +48225844590
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Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology (former Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology) is one of the best non-state institutions of higher education in Poland, often praised by employers, students and the media. It was founded in 1994 on the basis of a bilateral agreement between the governments of Poland and Japan. It places special emphasis on the curriculum, which is continuously reviewed and updated to meet the requirements of the job market, widely accepted academic standards, both Polish and European, advancements in computer science and its applications. PJAIT has the right to grant bachelor, engineer, master and doctoral degrees in science and art. As one of four privately-owned universities, it confers a PhD degree.

Its educational offer includes studies in Computer Science, Information Management, Art and Design, Interior Design and Culture of Japan.

The Faculty of Computer Science is an unquestionable leader on the educational market in Poland. We put special emphasis on having a high-quality curriculum relevant to the needs of the market, and on teaching with the use of state-of-the-art technologies.

The Faculty of Information Management offers modern engineer studies which combine the knowledge of management with the knowledge of information technology.

The Art and Design profile of study allows for the acquisition of knowledge necessary for the creation of multimedia works characterized by the use of advanced technology, as well as the development of one’s artistic skills. Graduates are proficient users of IT tools and possess knowledge of graphic arts.

Interior Design is an interdisciplinary field of study which gives in-depth knowledge, awareness and skills in creating human environment.

The Faculty of Culture of Japan offers culture studies, with special focus on the culture and art of the Far East and extensive study of the Japanese language.

PJAIT focuses on practical skills. Owing to that our students and graduates do not have problems finding a job. They are well equipped to work in many areas in which the practical knowledge of IT is the prerequisite. PJAIT employs outstanding specialists, researchers and academic teachers from Poland and other countries as well.

Students of all faculties can use excellent facilities, such as modern IT and graphic design laboratories. PJAIT organizes also numerous meetings with scientists, artists, IT companies representatives and future employers. PJAIT supports students scientific research and interests. There are numerous special-interest groups and sports clubs.

Under cooperation agreements, PJAIT students and teaching staff can take part in foreign exchange programmes. PJAIT has intercollegiate exchanges within LLP Erasmus programme with 31 universities (e.g. Japan, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, Italy).

The school offers an extensive system of scholarships. Students are obliged to participate in an internship programme and the best among them have an opportunity to get a placement with internationally-recognized companies. Studies in PJAIT guarantee interesting and well-paid jobs in the future. They are an investment in the future professional success.

The School campus is located in centre of Warsaw and comprises a library with a reading room, dormitory, a bookshop, a bar and its own publishing house.

Do not hesitate and join us!

  • Confers a PhD degree and title of associate professor
  • Located in the centre of Warsaw
  • Erasmus programme with
  • 31 universities
  • The Gdansk Branch is located in the city centre

History of the academy

Polsko-Japońska Wyższa Szkoła Technik Komputerowych (PJWSTK) was founded in 1994 by the Foundation for the Development of Information Technology, which implemented an agreement between the governments of Poland and Japan in 1993.


  • By the decision of the Minister of National Education, PJWSTK was entered into the register of universities under number 51 and was granted the right to award the title of IT engineer. PJWSTK students are entitled to the same rights as state university students, in particular those concerning public transport discounts, free health care, and postponement of military service.


  • PJWSTK became the official examination center of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations Board (LCCIEB).


  • The school opened the satellite campus Department of Information Technology in Bytom.
  • PJWSTK was granted the right to conduct undergraduate studies in management and launched the Information Management Department.
  • PJWSTK, as one of the few non-state institutions, became a member of KRASP – the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland.


  • At PJWSTK, the first Japanese exam in NŌRYOKU-SHIKEN in Poland took place. The university has become the official testing center, the only one in Central and Eastern Europe, which enables obtaining a worldwide certificate of Japanese language. In the same year, Prometric Testing Center was launched - the only center in Poland that allows TOEFL, GRE, GMAT and PMI examinations via Internet.
  • PJWSTK signed a cooperation agreement with the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, under which PJWSTK created a new department - New Media Arts.


  • The Central Committee for Degrees and Titles granted the Department of Information Technology of the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw the right to award doctoral degrees with habilitation of technical sciences in the discipline of Information Technology. In the same year, the specialization "Social Informatics" was launched in the Master’s degree studies in the field of Information Technology. In 2009/2010 studies were funded by a grant from the Norwegian Financial Mechanism.
  • The Faculty of New Media Arts PJWSTK was granted the right to conduct Master’s degree studies in graphic design.


  • The satellite campus teaching center in Gdańsk was transformed into an independent Department of Information Technology. Dr hab. Marek Bednarczyk, prof. PJIIT, became its dean.
  • In PJWSTK in Gdańsk, the Faculty of New Media Arts was established, which educates students in the field of graphic design.
  • Since October, master’s degree studies in cultural studies at PJWSTK have been launched in Warsaw.
  • Projects "@cademy for ICT Development - Postgraduate Studies" and SYNAT were launched.
  • Department of Information Technology PJWSTK once again received the first, highest category, ranking 11th in its field in "Electrical engineering, automatics, electronics and information technology". It is one of the highest positions in research institutes operating within higher education institutions, which indicates the great scientific achievements and implementations of the faculty of the IT Department.


  • Launch of the project "Interactive Academic Squad for the Development of Knowledge-Based Economy", mainly directed to the young academic cadres of the PJWSTK. The project is 100% financed by the European Social Fund under the Human Capital Operational Program Measure 4.1.1.
  • Start of the project "University closer to business - graduate closer to work." The project is 100% co-financed by the European Social Fund under the Human Capital Operational Program, Measure 4.1.1.
  • The Ministry of Science and Higher Education co-financed two research projects implemented by PJWSTK: Quantitative measurement of motion, rationalizing - based on multimodal motion measurement - subjective UPDRS criteria to improve diagnostics before and after implantation of DBS pacemakers in patients with Parkinson's disease and Dimension reduction of the time series of poses and exploring the variety to which they belong for the purposes of clustering, classification and visualization of motion.


  • PJWSTK was granted the right to award a doctoral degree in technical sciences in the discipline of mechanics.
  • In the ranking of the weekly Wprost, the academy was ranked second among non-state universities, and fifth in general, as the university most respected by employers. The ranking is based on a survey of 500 largest companies in Poland.
  • The team LevelUP of PJWSTK came in second in the final of the national Imagine Cup 2014 in the Innovation category. The students in the Daprtment of IT at PJWSTK: Dawid Cieślak, Kamil Kowalski, Kuba Rejnhard represented the TapBooks project - a platform for books containing multimedia content created for the education sector. The platform on which books are created by and for users includes three elements: WebPlatform, a collection of all user and content contacts, Book Builder - a Windows 8 book creation application, and Book Reader - an application for reading. The team was supervised by Michał Tomaszewski, Ph.D., of PJWSTK.
  • On 24th October the university changed its name to the PJATK (Eng. PJAIT, Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology). This change has to do with the school obtaining rights to award a doctorate in technical sciences in two disciplines.


  • Dawid Cieślak, a PJATK student, won the world competition final (co-organized by Huawei) for the most innovative mobile application, beating European-Asian rivals.
  • In the "Perspektywy" magazine ranking, the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology ranked 1st among all non-public technical colleges in the country. In the category "Employer Preferences", PJATK achieved the highest scores from all non-public schools. This means that graduates of the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology are highly rated on the labor market. PJATK's high position was also achieved in the category "IT Directions". The university was in the top ten in the country.
  • PJATK students came in second in Hackathon LubCode.


  • Dr Bogdan Księżopolski, a researcher at the Department of Computer Networks of the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, received the Lublin Science Prize in 2015, called the Lublin Nobel Prize. Awarded work is the monograph "Multilevel Modeling of Secure Systems in QoP-ML", presenting a multi-faceted security analysis of information systems using the Quality-of-Protection Modeling Language (QoP-ML) model developed by the author. The proposed language allows, among others, creation of more efficient, safer and cheaper systems for network security.

Academic Sports Association PJATK

AZS PJATK is a sports organization that brings together students from the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology who prefer active lifestyles.

All students interested in competing in an academic environment are invited to participate in Academic Championships in Warsaw and Mazovia (competitions take place throughout the whole academic year) and Academic Championships in Poland.

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Study mode:On campus Languages: English
Local:$ 3.09k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 3.62k / Academic year(s)
  StudyQA ranking: 297
Study mode:On campus Languages: English
Local:$ 3.09k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 3.62k / Academic year(s)
  StudyQA ranking: 235