Cracow University of Economics

Cracow University of Economics (CUE) is the largest school of economics in Poland, and the third biggest university in Cracow, a major Polish academic centre. The University was the first institution of higher education in Poland to introduce studies in English in the early 1990s. 

PhD Programmes

Business & Management (1)
Social Sciences (1)



  • In 1896 the Higher Trade School was set upIn 1925 the co-founder and the first director of HCT conducted the inauguration of the first academic year. 
  • In 1938 the act of 1937 came into effect, classifying HCT as an academic school and changing its name to the Trade Academy (AH).
  • In 2007, the Academy of Economics was given the official name of Cracow University of Economics.


Cracow University of Economics has five Faculties, all of which have full academic rights. 

These faculties - Faculty of Economics and International Relations, Faculty of Public Economy and Administration, Faculty of Finance and Law, Faculty of Commodity Science and Product Managament and Faculty of Management - consists of numerous Chairs and Departments, offers various study opportunities for students and professionals and conduct basic and applied research.


In addition to teaching, scientific and research activities are the University's principal functions. Professors and researchers conduct scientific research not only in the field of economic knowledge, but also in technical, biological, and chemical sciences as well as the humanities. Their research is widely known, esteemed and used by the staff and students of different higher education institutions.

The University has been involved in international research projects, just one example being the EU's 5th and 6th Framework Programme. We also have membership in a number of international university networks.  


CUE graduates are among the most successful in Poland in matching their knowledge and skills with the employer's needs. 

We also have a Student Career Centre. The aim is to create a platform between the CUE students and the companies, enabling students to gain professional experience, supporting graduates in starting their career and providing companies with dynamic and enthusiastic candidates.


Student services

The Office for International Relations is responsible for various activities including:

  • coordination of staff exchange with international universities;
  • organization of international guests’ visits;
  • organization of international scientific conferences;
  • coordination of the CUE membership in international organizations.
The Office for Students with Disabilities (BON) ensures that all students with disabilities have equal access to the educational content of the CUE by offering advice and guidance to prospective and current students who declare their disability, and by coordinating a wide range of services to ensure that the students receive adequate support while studying.

Housing services

The University has a limited number of places in student houses – not all the applicants will be granted accommodation. 

The allocation of places is subject to 5 criteria/categories: 

  • Student exchange with other Polish universities,
  • Multilateral cooperations with overseas universities
  • Students who are in financial distress as well as Polish and foreign students who attend programmes in compliance with the conditions set forth for Polish citizens.

Library services

The core collection of the Main Library contains publications covering subjects closely related to the disciplines taught at the Cracow University of Economics, such as economy, finance, management and commodity science. 

ICT services

  • There are 10 Computer labs with 323 workplaces at CUE campus. Students can use computers in 4 labs individually.
  • All university staff and students can use Statisctica program, to get the installation CD for Statistica you are to contact IT Centre.
  • Wireless WiFi network is widely available at university campus.

Medical services

Please note that health insurance is obligatory for international students. 

EU nationals are eligible for the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which you need to obtain in your country of origin.The EHIC entitles EU citizens to healthcare in Poland on the basis of EU regulations on the coordination of social security systems. 

University clinic offers basic healthcare and testing.

Student Life

Campus life

The CUE campus, upgraded and expanded over the last decades, offers a range of teaching facilities as well as a modern library, sports facilities with a swimming pool, a number of cafeterias and canteens, WiFi access, and more.

Sports facilities

The University's authorities, apart from focusing on students' intellectual and psychological development, make all possible efforts to take care of their physical fitness.Students have access to the following facilities:

  • multi-function gym
  • in-door swimming pool  
  • tennis court
  • sports field
  • fitness room.
The Physical Education and Sports Institute is located in the Education and Sports Hall. The PE syllabus includes such sports as basketball, athletics, volleyball, tennis, table tennis, step, aerobics, swimming, badminton, skiing, "watch your figure", fitness (bodybuilding), football, handball, kung-fu, chentai fi, judo, sun shou. 

Kraków, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland

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