- 2.2 M people in the range of 25 km & 8.5 M citizens in the range of 100 km from Katowice
- 1,788 people/sq km in Katowice & 879 people/sq km – population density for Metropolis – significantly higher than the average for Poland (123 people/sq km)
- 19 universities and 90,000 students and 22,000 graduates annually in Metropolis
- Over 90% students can speak English and over 7,000 students participate in foreign philology studies programs
- 33 different foreign languages are used in business service centers
- over 250,000 companies in Metropolis, 50,903 in Katowice where work well-educated people
- 29,700 people employed in business services sector in 126 centers BPO, SSC/GBS, IT and R&D
Potential of the Metropolis is based on over 89,000 students, including 50,834 in Katowice, studying at 19 universities. The dominant categories of studies are business & administration (almost 15,000 students), ICT technology – broad approach (over 7,000 students) and technical & engineering subgroup (over 10,000 students). The most active Silesian universities are: Silesian University, University of Economics in Katowice, Silesian University of Technology or University of Medicine.
Fields of study
At universities, many faculties are created to educate students/graduates in faculties that respond to the needs of ITO, BPO, SSC, R&D sectors, e.g. IT with Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, Cyber-Physical Systems, Mobile application development, Analysis of Large Data Sets, Gaming, etc., finance and accounting, finance and accounting with Finance and Accounting for Business – in English, business logistics or philology: English, German, etc. In addition, universities carry out various types of cooperation with investors, which aims to acquire new knowledge and gain practical skills. An example of such cooperation is the Corporate Readiness Certificate educational program run since 2014, in which partners are IBM, Accenture, ING Tech Poland.
University of Silesia
University of Silesia in Katowice (US), one of the largest and most dynamically evolving Polish higher education institutions, offers innovative solutions in the field of education and a friendly space for conducting research. The education process is tailored to current market trends and responds to its demand through functioning of Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Law and Administration, Faculty of Arts and Educational Science, Faculty of Theology and Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School. At 84 fields of study (incl. 5 in English) and 216 specializations (incl. 12 in English, 1 in English and German) are educated almost 22,000 students (in 2022). US cooperates with many companies, scientific units, business environment institutions and local governments within almost 2,000 contracts, agreements, and letters of intent.
Silesian University of Technology
The Silesian University of Technology (SUT) is a friendly and open university that comprehensively supports its students and helps to develop their passions and interests. Since 2019, the Silesian University of Technology is in the prestigious group of 10 best universities in Poland with the status of a Research University. This is the result of in-depth assessments of an international team of experts checking the university’s potential and research activity.
The university educates in nearly 60 fields of study (including almost 30 in English) within 12 scientific disciplines. We conduct studies in 14 units, including 13 faculties and 1 institute, which covers the entire scope of engineering activities. This means that everyone will find what they are looking for in their dream studies, but if that was not enough, the Silesian University of Technology also educates in the field of business analytics, applied linguistics and management, including project management. Currently, over 16 thousand students study at the Silesian University of Technology. The university offers first-degree studies (Engineering and Bachelor’s), second-degree studies – Master’s, education in a doctoral school called “Joint Doctoral School” and post-graduate studies. In addition to academic knowledge, students gain valuable professional experience, and carry out part of their education in the form of Project Based Learning, developing specific solutions in interdisciplinary groups, thanks to which they broaden their horizons. The university cares for the professional future of students through close cooperation with many Polish and foreign companies, as well as through dual education.
University of Economics in Katowice
The University of Economics in Katowice (UEKat) is one of the oldest universities in Upper Silesia, one of the five public economic universities in the country, the largest in the region educating about 8,000 in the field of socio-economic sciences. Polish and foreign students. It offers 25 study programs (also as part of English-language programs) related to business and entrepreneurship, communication, analytics, IT and econometrics, finance, administration, economics, insurance, logistics and management. At the same time, it closely cooperates in various areas with the socio-economic environment. Annually UEKat completes an average of 2.5 thousand jobs. graduates, at that time students and employees go on over 500 trips abroad, and about 800 people improve their competences during postgraduate studies. UEKat belongs to 74 international networks and consortia. It is the first university in the province. Silesia with the international institutional accreditation CEEMAN International Quality Accreditation (IQA) – one of the most prestigious and valued in the field of managerial education.