Higher education

Higher education

Szczecin is the largest academic centre in the Westpomeranian Region, with 19 higher education institutions, including 3 universities. In the 2015/16 academic year Szczecin’s higher education institutions were attended by about 40,000 students, while the number of graduates was over 10,000.

 
Public higher education institutions:
  • The Maritime University
  • The Pomeranian Medical University
  • Szczecin University
  • The West Pomeranian University of Technology
  • The Szczecin Academy of Art
Private higher education institutions:
  • The West Pomeranian Business School
  • The Higher School of Public Administration
  • The Higher School of Humanities of the Society for the Popularisation of Culture and Science
  • The Academy of European Integration in Szczecin
  • The “Collegium Balticum” Higher Vocational School
  • The Higher School of Economics and Tourism
  • The Higher School of Foreign Languages
  • The Higher School of Technology and Economics
  • The Higher School of Cosmetology and Health Promotion
Branches of higher education institutions from other cities:
  • The Poznan School of Banking, the Szczecin Off-Campus Department of Economics (the Szczecin School of Banking)
  • The Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań – Szczecin Branch
  • The Bogdan Joński Academy - Faculty of Management, Szczecin Branch
  • The Pedagogical University of Warsaw – the Szczecin Off-Campus Department
  • The College of Education and Therapy in Poznań –Szczecin Faculty

Chosen faculties:

No.
Major
 1.
Economics
 2.
Information technology
3.
Engineering and technology
4.
Philology
5.
Business and administration
6.
Finance
7.
Logistics
8.
Transport
9.
Biotechnology
10.
Medical biotechnology
11.
Nanotechnology
12.
Physics
13.
Bioinformatics
14.
Applied microbiology
15.
Microbiology
16.
Production and processing
17.
Architecture and civil engineering
18.
Environmental protection
19.
Tourism and leisure

In the process of stimulating the city’s growth it is extremely important that the higher education institutions cooperate with companies and adjust their curricula to the demands of the dynamic market. The City of Szczecin has for many years actively collaborated with its scientific community, both in implementing daily tasks, and in developing and introducing long-term-programme documents. One of the most important fields of cooperation is the implementation of the Science and Higher Education Support Policy (adopted by Resolution No. XXXII/620/05 of the Szczecin City Council) and developed jointly with Szczecin’s higher education institutions. For several years a section of the curriculum of Szczecin’s higher schools has been taught by business practitioners, who provide students with their expertise and insight into their industry. An example of a rapid response to the changing labour market is training in SAP accounting systems and the introduction of a major – Scandinavian studies, which reflect the growing interest in Szczecin expressed by investors from Europe’s northernmost countries. The city’s collaboration with higher education institutions can also be seen in the competitions for theses.