City of Lublin

Lublin is situated in the eastern part of Poland, on the northern end of the Lublin Upland. The city is the capital of the Lublin region. Nearly 350,000 people live in Lublin. As many as 229,000 inhabitants are of working age. Overall Lublin’s most important asset is its people and their intellectual potential. Approximately 90,000 students study in Lublin’s academies and universities. Every year, over 20,000 graduates get fully prepared to enter the labour market.


One is quickly convinced that Lublin is one of the most important cultural centres in Poland. It is enough to walk along its streets to notice how lively and vibrant Lublin is. Events such as: The Forum of Contemporary Dance, Students’ Film Confrontations, Lublin Jazz Festival, Festival of Traditional and Avant-garde Music “Codes”, Night of Culture, Other Sounds Art’n’Music, and finally, the Jagiellonian Fair and Festival of Art-Conjurers & Performers create a very original and unique style in the city.

As for the economy, the dominant areas include trade, various services and industry, e.g. engineering, automotive engineering, power and furniture production. Due to the agricultural character of the Lublin region, food processing is traditionally significant part of Lublin’s industry.

The City of Lublin is a major actor and stimulator of local policies on urban regeneration projects and on a range of sectoral policies coordinated through the City Development Strategy. The Development Strategy is under radical update, with a stress on sustainability and management integrity. The next programing period of the EU Cohesion Policy is considered in Lublin and Lubelskie region as critical for efficient and rational development in Eastern part of Poland which has been displaying a rather poor economic indicators. Urban planning (within a complex Polish legislation and with growing public expectations) requires innovative approaches – both in operational and participatory aspects.

Maria Curie Sklodowska University Lublin

Maria Curie-Skodowska University is the largest public academic institution in Eastern Poland, located in Lublin, academic city of various cultures and traditions. The offer of the university is outstanding and unique thanks to its versatility. UMCS provides education in 11 faculties:
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology
Faculty of Chemistry
Faculty of Economics
Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology
Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science
Faculty of Earth Sciences and Land Management
Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology
Faculty of Political Science
Faculty of Law and Administration

From the beginning it has been described as a market leader in the education sector providing students only with first-class education. Over 210,000 students graduated from UMCS, about 4,000 Degrees of Doctor were conferred, and over 900 individuals acquired habilitation qualifications. Currently over 22,000 students attend over 50 programmes (including over 200 specialisations) delivered at the University. UMCS offers undergraduate (B.A. and B.Sc.), graduate (M.A. or M.Sc.), and 5-year master programmes delivered on full-time, part-time and extramural basis. Currently UMCS is running 56 various undergraduate and 44 graduate programmes. We also offer postgraduate and third-cycle (doctoral) programmes.
Research, along with education, constitutes the most important sphere of university activity. Among the most prestigious achievements of UMCS scholars is the “Maria Curie” Award – awarded for exceptionally important individual or collective scientific achievements and discoveries in a particular discipline.

City of Lublin

Strategy and Investor Assistance Department
Pl. Litewski 1
20-109 Lublin

Maciej Zaporowski
Head of the division for cooperation with the academic community

+48 466 25 15


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Maria Curie Sklodowska University Lublin

p. Marii Curie – Skłodowskiej 5,
20-031 Lublin

Anna Grzegorczyk
Head of Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer

+48 81 537 55 41


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