Poznań is one the Poland’s largest and oldest cities. Historically, it is the cradle of the Polish state which dates back to the tenth century. More than a thousand years of history have left many vestiges which, today, attract visitors to the modern yet historical capital of Wielkopolska.
Located in the central-western part of Poland, in the Warta river basin, Poznań is the central point and capital of the Wielkopolskie voivodeship. Today, with a population of around 550,000, it is one of the Poland’s largest cities.
Poznań boasts a large number of public and non-public higher education institutions which lead the national university ranking. More than a thousand professors are there to assist the students. The 25 universities offer 230 majors, state-of-the-art education centers, extended international exchange programs, modern, high-quality campuses and programs that help the graduates enter the labor market. Poznań hosts nearly 116,000 students, including 3,000 foreigners from more than 90 countries around the world. Each year, 30,000+ students graduate from the universities of Poznań.
Poznań, one of the Poland’s largest financial and business centers, is the trade fair city which organizes over 50 trade events attracting nearly half a million visitors each year.
A city of specialists and new technologies, Poznań is also a dynamically growing business center where the world’s largest companies have their offices. In Poznań, almost 100,000 companies are active, and the number of foreign-owned companies is one of the highest in Poland. For many years, Poznań has had one of the country’s lowest unemployment rates. The city might be said to be attractive and friendly to young entrepreneurs.