Warsaw School of Economics (WSE) – in Polish Szkoła Główna Handlowa w Warszawie (SGH) is the oldest and the most prestigious economic university in Poland. Having been established in 1906, its mission is to educate economists, business leaders, and other specialists serving the nation, country, the CEE region and Europe. Among its graduates are personalities that highly contributed to the success of Polish transformation after 1989 and to its full membership in the EU – such as Jan Truszczyński, Danuta Hübner or Leszek Balcerowicz, as well as other well-known policy-makers, diplomats, academics and researchers. WSE alumni have been holding key position in politics, public institutions, business and many other fields. WSE staff advises Polish policy-makers in the government, non-governmental organizations and business.
The full-time and extramural studies are offered in Polish and some majors in English. Each year WSE attracts many foreign students from over 250 partner universities worldwide spending their exchange semester within different programmes: LLP Erasmus, PIM, CIEE International Study Program, CEMS MIM, double-degree programmes and bilateral exchange programmes. Research constitutes one of the pillars of WSE activities and is concentrated in five Collegia (Faculties). WSE academics conduct research in various areas of economics, finance, management and business administration as well as in public policy, political science, international relations, business communication and sociology, with a strong European focus and context. WSE is experienced in implementing and realizing different types of projects, including those financed by the National Science Centre in Poland and the European Union.