Uploaded on Jan 24, 2012
Poland overhauled its school system, raising performance to similar levels to the United States and Norway despite spending less than half of what those countries spend on education.
About this project
This series of videos has been produced jointly by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Pearson Foundation to present initiatives being taken by education authorities around the world to help improve the learning performance of their secondary school students. The school systems featured in these videos were chosen for their strong performance in the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a three-yearly evaluation of secondary students in reading, mathematics and science. For more information about this project, feel free to contact the Pearson Foundation at email@example.com.
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Central European Studies
What better place to pursue Central European Studies than Warsaw? It’s where composer Frédéric Chopin spent his childhood, pianist Arthur Rubinstein was trained, and chemist/physicist Marie Curie and Hollywood producer Samuel Goldwyn were born. From European economics and power struggles to Polish history and culture to the Polish language, you’ll explore it all with CIEE and have plenty of adventures, too. By the time you return home, you’ll know what being a Warsovian is all about.
Study abroad in Warsaw and you’ll
- Explore business, economics, and political science with Polish and other European students in English-taught classes, or if you have fluency, take courses taught in Polish
- Live in a country that has made the most successful transformation from a state-controlled to a democratic market-based system in the region
- Visit Gdansk and the Solidarity Museum; Kraków, Auschwitz, and the Holocaust Museum; and Lublin to see preserved artifacts of Polish Jews
- Take advanced-level business courses
- Examine Polish culture during activities and excursions, and get reimbursed through our Cultural Reimbursement Program
Scholarships and Grants
We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $3 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.
Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
- Bailey Minority Serving Institution Grants
- Bowman Travel Grants
- Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
To be considered, simply check the “Scholarships and Grants” box on your program application.
Enjoy a variety of specialized language and area studies courses including Polish History and Literature, Social Issues in Contemporary Poland, and Jews in Poland and the Holocaust. Interested in taking classes in business or economics? Direct enrollment options are available at the Warsaw School of Economics.
Learning isn't confined to the classroom with CIEE. During study tours and excursions, you might visit government institutions in Warsaw, travel to Gdansk to study the history of the Solidarity movement that led to the downfall of Communism in Poland, explore a Polish city such as Olsztyn or Lublin, visit the royal city of Kraków, delve into 1,000-year-old Wieliczka salt mines, or learn about World War II tragedies in the Auschwitz State Museum. You’ll also attend opera performances, classical music concerts, and a variety of other cultural events.
Dates, Deadlines and Fees
We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.
The program fee includes:
- Tuition and housing
- Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
- Full-time program leadership and support
- Field trips and cultural activities
- CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
Universities in Poland
This is a list of selected state-funded universities in Poland. In total, there are approximately 500 universities and collegiate-level institutions of higher education in the country including 131 government-funded and 326 privately owned universities, with almost 2 million enrolled students as of 2010. According to the March 18, 2011 Act of the Polish Parliament, the universities are divided into categories based on their legal status and level of authorization. There are forty publicly funded and two private universities considered classical, granting doctoral degrees on top of bachelor's and master's degrees in at least ten fields of knowledge. The remaining universities are divided according to their educational profile usually reflected in their differing names, for example: technical and medical universities (wyższe uczelnie), polytechnics, academies, colleges and so on.
In total, there are 24 cities in Poland, with between one and eight state-funded universities each. Among the top are Warsaw, Kraków, Poznań, and Wrocław. The Polish names of listed universities are given in brackets, followed by a standard abbreviation (if commonly used or if existent). Note that some of the institutions might choose to translate their own name as university in English, even if they do not officially have the Polish-language equivalent name of uniwersytet.
Published on Nov 14, 2014
Presentation: Polish Experience in Educational Double Degree Programs as One of the Technical Education Quality Assurance Factors
Published in: Education
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has acquired a 2.6 per cent-stake in Bank Millennium S.A., the sixth-largest commercial bank in Poland.
The purchase was made through an Accelerated Book Building process in which up to 15 per cent of the share capital of the bank was placed on the market and offered to eligible institutional investors.
With the successful placement the stake of Banco Comercial Portugues (BCP) in Bank Millennium S.A. is being reduced from 65.1 per cent to 50.1 per cent. The EBRD invested PLN 213million (€52 million equivalent) into the acquisition of 2.6 per cent of the Polish bank’s capital and voting rights. The EBRD will also have the right to nominate an independent representative on the supervisory board of Bank Millennium S.A.
Lucyna Stańczak-Wuczyńska, EBRD Director in the Financial Institutions Department, said: “We have been a partner of Bank Millennium S.A. for many years, especially in supporting the real economy through loan programmes for small business. Building on this strong relationship we are now taking a further step to deepen our cooperation. By becoming a shareholder in Bank Millennium S.A., the EBRD – together with other institutional investors – is widening and stabilising the shareholder basis of this important bank. Strengthened corporate governance will also contribute to improved services for the Polish economy.”
Luís Pereira Coutinho, member of BCP´s Executive Committee and Bank Millennium´s Supervisory Board, added: “We are delighted to welcome the EBRD as a co-investor in Bank Millennium, given its institutional credibility and the potential to develop even further what has been a fruitful cooperation with our Polish subsidiary for some time”.
Bank Millennium S.A. is the sixth-largest commercial bank in Poland by total assets with a 5.2 per cent-market share. It is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange and majority owned by BCP, the second largest bank in Portugal. Bank Millennium S.A. mainly focuses on small corporate clients and mass market and affluent retail customers.
Since the beginning of its operations in Poland in 1991, the EBRD has invested €7.27 billion in almost 350 projects in the country. In addition to its wide product range for banks and companies, in recent years the Bank has also built a growing portfolio of investments (both equity and debt) in the Polish financial sector, for which demand remains high.
Published on Jun 4, 2013
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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have opened new doors for free online learning that lends itself well to ICT-related subjects. Meanwhile, employers seek candidates with relevant web skills. The Supply and Demand of MOOCs Infographic shows what skills are most in demand and what MOOCs are available that teach those skills, based on the results of a study conducted by the European Commission.
Top skills employers are looking for:
- Web and app design
- Domain-specific skills
- Programming languages
Top skills students want to learn:
- Web design
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Vocational guidance in schools does not have a rich tradition in Poland. According to a recently amended regulation of the Ministry of National Education on the principles for providing and organising psychological and pedagogical assistance in public kindergartens, schools and other educational institutions, each school from lower secondary school level, including vocational schools, is obliged to provide vocational guidance for its students.
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