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Discover Higher Education in Pomerania

In recent years, Poland has witnessed significant advancements in its higher education landscape, solidifying its reputation as a hub of academic excellence. In the academic year 2021/2022, almost 1,174,000 students studied at universities in Poland, including over 800,000 students at public universities.

Every year, more and more foreign students study in Poland. In the academic year 2021/2022 89,420 foreign students from 180 countries studied in Poland, which is 4,731 more than in the previous year (a 5.6% increase). International students now account for more than 7.3 percent of the total number of students in our country. 13 years ago, there were only 0.82 percent of them.

The proportion of women in STEM is above the EU average. Initiatives encouraging female high school students to study STEM are thriving in Poland, like Girls as Engineers! & Girls go Science! campaigns. At the forefront of this educational transformation is the Pomeranian voivodeship, where the largest university centres in northern Poland are located.


STEM Graduates in Poland, aged 20-29 (2013 – 2019)


Share of female STEM graduates (2019)

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Number of students


Total number of Universities


Number of Public Universities

Gdańsk University of Technology

15 000 students from 70 + nationalities, 77 ha campus area, 276 labs

University of Gdańsk

23 969 students, 11 faculties, 89 fields of study

Gdynia Maritime University

10 faculties, 4359 students

Polish Naval Academy

4 faculties, 8,000 students of officer-candidates and civilian student

Talent Pool in Pomerania_

In terms of meeting the demands of the labor market, the Gdańsk University of Technology emerges as a frontrunner. With state-of-the-art facilities, renowned faculty, and ample research opportunities, students at this university are equipped with the necessary skills sought by the industry. Notably, the university excels in the field of semiconductors, with 13 distinguished fields of study catering to approximately 5.2k students.

The Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics (ETI) stands out in particular, receiving the highest possible grade, A+, in national evaluations of scientific and research activities. These achievements further solidify the university’s position as a top institution. In addition, Gdańsk University of Technology has gained international recognition, ranking among the top 1000 globally in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)and securing a spot within the top 3 institutions in Poland according to the Perspektywy Ranking.

22 Facilities at 8 Universities during 2021/22 Academic Year_

Field of Study Students Graduates
Electronics and telecommunications 979 231
Electrical engineering 943 275
Automation and robotics; Automation, cybernetics and robotics; Automation, robotics and control systems 834 223
Production management and engineering 777 134
Chemistry 491 181
Engineering management 465 12
Management engineering 449 92
Mechatronics 306 105
Physics/Technical physics 299 54
Materials engineering 226 98
Mechanical and medical engineering 140 51
Space and satellite technologies 30 17
Field of Study Students Graduates
Computer Science 4684 621
Computer science and econometrics 668 203
Mathematics 556 161
Nanotechnology 222 53
Data Engineering 215 43
Mathematical modelling and data analysis 214 39
Quantum information technology 22

STEM Initiatives in Pomerania_

Electronics Manufacturing Engineering

Post-graduate studies at Gdansk University of Technology in cooperation with Flex, Assel, Jabil, Radmor, Lacroix Electronics, Kitron, Northvolt, Vector.

School close to work

Programme carried out by Lacroix Electronics focusing on electronics manufacturing and tight collaboration with local vocational schools.

Intel® Initiatives

  • IT for SHE – promoting women’s careers in IT
  • Pomeranian Wizard – contests for elementary schools students since 2010; 1600 participants from 70 schools
  • AI for Youth – 90-hour programme for secondary and vocational schools
  • Code:Me

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