Breslau, situated in Wroclaw, is with 630,000 inhabitants the fourth largest city in Poland. It is situated southern to a local range of hills at the river Oder approximately 150 kilometers from the German border. The city is built on 12 islands in between several channels. The city parts are connected by numerous bars and bridges. Because of its location and design Wroclaw is also called “Poland´s Venice”. In addition, it is considered the greenest city in the country.
Not only due to its unique old town and its romantic atmosphere but also because of its numerous attractions Wroclaw is a popular tourist destination. In its historic center it contains the second largest medieval market square in Europe, many Gothic churches, and the symbol of the city: the Wroclaw City Hall. On the other side of the Oder one finds the Cathedral Island, which is a recreational area off the tourist period with excellent hiking paths. The Cathedral offers a magnificent view over the city. In addition, one finds in many other sights Wroclaw because of its long and varied history. Among others there is the Centennial Hall, which has been declared a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. Besides the cultural attractions the city also offers variety of leisure facilities especially for young people. Numerous clubs, bars and pubs make Wroclaw´s nightlife incredibly interesting and the almost 141,000 students of various higher education institutions ensure that the city also remains alive all night.
University of Wroclaw
The University of Wroclaw was founded in 1702 as a German university and was reintroduced as a Polish university in 1946. The university has today 10 faculties, including the Faculty of Law, Business and Economics, which are visited by a total of approximately 35,000 students. In 2001 “German Polish Society of the University of Wroclaw” was founded with the objective to feature international understanding and the transfer of knowledge. It is primarily engaged with the administration of student exchanges and scholarships.
More information is available on the website of the University of Wrocław.
– Winter semester from early October to mid-February
– Summer semester from mid-February to mid-June
– No major holiday period between winter and summer semester
Academic language: English
IT and IP-related courses:
– Approach to Legal IT
– Intellectual Property Law