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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 340,000 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 60,000 students study in Lublin’s academies and universities. Every year, over 18,000 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. Economic Lublin is built on the solid foundations of priority industry sectors chosen on the basis of expert analyses, whose development is desirable and actively supported.

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 in Lublin

Maria Curie-Skłodowska University is the largest HEI in Eastern Poland, with 11 faculties in Lublin and the UMCS Branch Campus in Puławy. It offers over 80 programmes taught in Polish and English and more than 250 specializations. Currently at UMCS study more than 19 000 students, of whom 10% are foreigners. It places us every year on the topmost internationalized universities in Poland. So far over 235,000 students are graduated from UMCS.

Our University conducts research at 23 Departments and at the University’s interdisciplinary centers. The range of research subjects is extremely wide: researchers conduct work on groundbreaking inventions in life and health sciences, construct innovative materials or equipment, analyze physicochemical, economic, social and cultural processes in the World and conduct thorough observations of the environment and climatic change, and field studies. To provide students with modern teaching/learning facilities and academics with a proper research base UMCS has at its disposal modern infrastructure and laboratories. Subsidies from EU funds were allocated to the three experimental Faculties: Biology and Biotechnology, Chemistry, and Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science. These investigations bring numerous remarkable achievements and are the foundation for scholarly development of the academic staff. The research conducted at Analytical and Programme Centre for Advanced Environmentally-Friendly Technologies, ECOTECH-COMPLEX (opened in 2015) is focused on the following areas: agriculture, food, environmental protection and biomedicine, which are in line with smart specializations of Lubelskie Region (RSI).

So far, UMCS boasts almost 200 international framework agreements as well as several hundreds of Erasmus Mobility Agreements with partners from all over the world.


City of Lublin

Maria Curie-Sklodowska University
in Lublin

Lublin Municipal Office, Strategy and
Entrepreneurship Department
Plac Litewski 1,
20-080 Lublin
Pl. Marii Curie – Skłodowskiej 5,
20-031 Lublin
Viktoriya Herun
Strategy and Entrepreneurship Department
Diana Skwarzyńska
International Cooperation Center
+48 81 466 25 11 / +48 601 815 524
+48 81 537 54 98
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