Poznań – a university city

Poznań is one of the largest academic centres in Poland. Its universities place huge importance on international cooperation. Last year more than 102,000 people studied in Poznań. A substantial part of them were foreigners: nearly 6,000 studying full time and 1,000 as part of the Erasmus programme.

Those who most often choose to study in Poznań are students from Ukraine and Belarus. After them, the statistics feature students from Africa (Nigeria, Ethiopia, Rwanda), Asia (China, Taiwan) and Northern America (the US and Canada). Their presence brings benefit for both parties. Foreigners have an opportunity to get a European diploma, which is the key to further career. Universities, on the other hand, can cope with the problem of population decline.

International universities are made not just by students, but also by the staff. According to the study by the Migration Research Center in Poznań, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań employs lecturers from 50 countries (including the EU countries, Great Britain, the US, the Balkans and Asia). The vast majority of those are foreign language teachers, but not all. They mostly come to Poznań for short contracts but some of them stay for many years. As many as one third of those who took part in the study said they wanted to stay in Poznań for longer, whereas one fourth of the participants had a Polish partner here.

International students in Poznań in the academic year 2021/2022 (full-time studies)



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