Warsaw School of Economics (SGH)

Warsaw, Poland
The Warsaw School of Economics is the oldest university of economics and management in Poland. As it seeks to impart a European dimension to its academic activity, SGH combines an over century-long tradition with engagement in the contemporary world and the pursuit of future challenges. In its educational endeavours, the School seeks to provide students with the latest knowledge, solid working skills and a sense of responsibility to society.

About

The Warsaw School of Economics (Szkola Glówna Handlowa w Warszawie, SGH) was founded in 1906 as the first public university of economics and management in Poland.

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  • Over 10000 students are enrolled at our School in bachelor and master degree programmes, 1400 are studying at the doctoral level and over 5300 are completing other postgraduate courses. SGH employs over 1400 staff members, of whom 860 are teaching and research staff.
  • In the 2011 edition of The Financial Times ranking of the Top 50 Masters in Management programmes, SGH was among the best European economic universities. According to the 2010 edition of Eduniversal ranking, SGH is one of the top business schools in Eastern Europe.
  • In the opinion of journalists of the Polish edition of Newsweek, among all Polish universities it is SGH that gives its graduates the greatest chance of finding good jobs.
  • SGH students represent almost 60 countries.
  • Since the beginning of the economic transition in 1989, 11 out of 23 finance ministers of Poland were SGH graduates.
  • The main negotiator of the Polish membership in the European Union, from 5 December 2001 until the end of negotiations, was Jan Truszczy´nski an SGH graduate and lecturer.
  • Professor Leszek Balcerowicz an SGH graduate and lecturer, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, former President of the National Bank of Poland, is considered to be the main architect of the Polish economic transformation after 1989.
  • Professor Danuta Hübner, the first Polish commissioner in the European Commission (for Regional Policy), previously the Minister for European Affairs of the Republic of Poland and the Head of the Office of the Committee for European Integration and the Secretary of the State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, is an SGH graduate and lecturer.

Along with education research is the most important objective of the SGH. Research topics are selected to support the teaching process and enhance educational standards of the academic staff.

Research activities are conducted in institutes and departments within Collegia and cover a wide range of current issues of a significant impact on theory and practice.

Research

Along with education research is the most important objective of the SGH. Research topics are selected to support the teaching process and enhance educational standards of the academic staff.

Research activities are conducted in institutes and departments within Collegia and cover a wide range of current issues of a significant impact on theory and practice.

Master's Programmes

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Warsaw School of Economics (SGH)!

Student Life

The Library of Warsaw School of Economics is the largest economics library in Poland with its 786 334 volumes of monographs; 216 778 volumes of serials; 983 titles of subscribed periodicals Polish and foreign, and ca. 30 000 titles of foreign journals in electronic form.

The SGH Library holdings are organized in several collections. Each collection is available in different departments, on precisely defined conditions: by free access, by library order slips, or by borrowing. Students are allowed to borrow books exclusively from the Students Lending Library.

Accreditation

Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) was granted national and international accreditations, such as:

  • PKA
  • CEEMAN
  • ACCA
  • CEQUINT (ECA)

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