Cracow is the second-largest city in Poland.
The city has a very long and interesting history, with a legacy of numerous monuments like Wawel Castle, Saint Peter and Paul Church or Kosciuszko's Mound.
One of the most significant features is its geographical location, the city lies on both sides of the upper Vistula River, this adds a lot of character and beauty to the city. Beside that, Cracow has a lot of fascinating museums, that we are sure you could find enjoyable!
An interesting historical fact about Cracow is that it was assigned the role of the official capital of Poland by King Wladyslaw I Lokietek in 1320 and it remained in that role until 1596, when functionally it was replaced by Warsaw.
Cracow – due to its demographic, economic, social and scientific-cultural strength – ranks second in Poland among cities. It has unique values that are the basis of its economic development and an increase in the quality of life. It has high-quality human capital at its disposal. It is a city people consciously choose as a place to live, work, study, spend free time in a variety of ways. Sustainable development and the ability to meet specific challenges with the skillful use of own resources are the main priorities.
The academic center, with its 650 year old University , is permanently connected with the city and builds an unrepeated resource of knowledge in a unique way. It is the key to competitiveness and innovation not only of Krakow, but also of the entire region. The intensively developing economy based on knowledge is a completely new process in the economic life of the City, which makes it part of the modern economies of the world.
The overriding goal for Krakow is not only to be a modern city but also to be proud of its historical heritage. It aspires to be an open, rich, friendly and safe metropolis, vibrant with culture. Smart management and strengthening the sphere of modern services and the research and development sector are the foundations for the development of Krakow - a city where innovation and effective cooperation between science and business are the focus.
We invite you to visit our website and learn about the possibilities offered by magical Cracow - rooted in tradition, sensitive to everyday life and open to development.
The Cracow University of Economics is the largest university in Poland in terms of the number of students devoted to economic sciences, and also the third largest university in Krakow.
Its history dates back to the second half of the 19th century, and it is also the second oldest state economic university in Poland.
It is a rapidly growing place in the center of the city, paying attention to student activities. Student organizations and research clubs play an important role in student life.
CUE graduates are present at many levels of politics and business in Poland and all around the world.