- Founded :1937 year
- Type of University : State
- StudyQA ranking: 3593 pts.
- Offered programms: 8 Bachelor 11 Master
- No. Students: 15000
- Study mode: 19 On campus
- Languages of instruction: English
University of Economics in Katowice was founded in 1937 and is the biggest and oldest business school in the region, one of the top universities in Poland. Each year over 13 000 Polish and international students follow our degree programmes at the Bachelor, Master, Doctoral and Post-diploma levels at our four faculties: Economics, Finance and Insurance, Informatics and Communication, and Management.
Our students and graduates mature in a thriving metropolis engage in the development of the region in the course of their professional lives: managing companies, organizing socioeconomics life, taking part in a wide range of business activities.
Our educational offer and lifelong learning programmes attract students from all over the world and from every generation. Due to the balance between academic strength and soft skills in our courses as well as professional career services the employability of our graduates is very high. We cherish relations with our local and international alumni engaging them in many activities on campus and in social media. We are proud to create today's managers for tomorrow's challenges.
Full state accreditation in education.
Dormitory Ligota: It is situated about 20 minutes by bus (very good public transport connections) from the main University buildings. Ligota is a district of Katowice with its own centre and railway station. The dormitory is located in a big student residential area consisting of dormitories of almost all higher education institutions in Katowice. The standard of the rooms is typical of a dormitory. Every room is equipped with basic items of furniture.
Bedclothes are provided and laundered regularly free of charge but you need to bring your own towels. There are two rooms within one accommodation segment, with a shared bathroom. A few common kitchens are located on each floor. Internet access is available for free in each room (requirements: standard ethernet card; twisted pair cable). The gym is free for the residents and the TV room is equipped with a cable TV. Student night life is surely flourishing in Ligota
Sport facilities: Sport is an important aspect of student life. The University of Economics in Katowice offers a wide range of sports services for students and staff. At the University you can find swimming poll, sauna, gyms and fitness centre. You can participate in diverse sports (AZS sections):
Gym, sauna and swimming pool is located in Building C, second gym and fitness centre is located in Building A. Both Buildings are in the main University Campus.
Maybe you like singing, dancing or playing the instruments? At the University you can choose the University Choir or "Silesianie" Song and Dance Ensemble . Join us and have fun!
Canteen: Canteen is located in Building F on the first floor (ul. Bogucicka 14). Canteen has 100 seats and is open from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm during academic year.
Rybnik Campus: Rybnik Research and Education Centre was established in October 2002. Together with the Silesian University of Technology and University of Silesia, it has formed the University Complex located in the old municipal hospital premises. The University of Economics modernized building is the biggest and has the most interesting design, with an area of 3,000 square metres. The University of Economics building is fully accessible to the disabled and meets the strictest criteria in this respect, having cutting-edge conveniences and facilities for the mobility impaired. The staff and students can use a modern auditorium, which can seat 150 people, library access and computer rooms.
Public transport: Our university is located near the city center, it is possible to reach it either by buses, trams and trains.
Station: Ligota Panewnicka
Direction: Katowice Dworzec PKP
9, 12, 13, 37, 46, 48, 657, 812, 905N, 912
Station: Ligota Panewnicka
Directon: Ligota Akademiki
12, 51, 154, 292, 657N, 905N, 912
N - night bus
Station: Katowice Dworzec PKP
Direction: Zawodzie Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny
7, 11, 13, 15, 20
Station: Katowice Rynek (Teatr Śl.)
Direction: Zawodzie Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny
6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20
Near the university you can find train station: Katowice Zawodzie.
Buildings: Enhancing the quality of university's infrastructure is one of our priorities. There are 184 didactic rooms, including modern multimedia classrooms and computer labs at our campus. The biggest of the four auditoriums: MAIOR Auditorium (Aula MAIOR) can seat 400 people. Our sport facilities include an indoor swimming pool, 2 gyms and a sauna. The buildings at the campus are adjusted to the needs of disabled students and staff.
Student organizations are located on the top floor:
It is located at Bogucicka street no. 14a.
The Unit comprises of few sections:
The Department's activities include:
The main task of the Careers Centre of the University of Economics in Katowice is to promote our students and alumni at the labour market, develop cooperation between University and business environment, and create firm alumni relations. Careers Centre offers job services and consultancy. Moreover, they organize work placements, provide job offers, build a data base of enterprises, prepare workshops and trainings.
The offer of Careers Center is addressed to Polish speaking:
Inter-Faculty Centre for Foreign Languages was established in 1998. The Centre teaches English, French, Spanish, German, Russian and Italian. Students are grouped according to their proficiency levels:
The Centre’s objectives are:
Students can use computers in the IT Centre in Building A. Additionaly, there are computer rooms in Builing P, Building A, Builing D and student dormitories in Ligota. There is also a possibility to conect your phone or laptop to the University WIFI network (in this case you have to contact IT Centre).
The most important tasks of this unit include:
University of Economics in Katowice was founded in 1937 and is the biggest and oldest business school in the region, one of the top universities in Poland. Each year, over 13,000 Polish and international students follow our degree programmes at the Bachelor, Master, Doctoral and Post-diploma levels. University’s excellence is confirmed by full state accreditation in education as well as by top ranks of the faculties within the national assessment system of research institutions. According to yearly rankings related to graduates' careers, the University is one of the most successful Polish HEI's.
Drawing on its long history and traditions, our university continues to grow and evolve implementing new ideas and diversification in its study offer as well as participating in various research and didactic projects. Within EU funded projects we are able to offer to our students unique and innovative courses as well as internships in major enterprises in the region and abroad. Moreover, the University is expanding its infrastructure with modern facilities like Center for New Information Technologies or Scientific Information Centre and Academic Library.