Warsaw School of Economics is the oldest university of economics in Poland. Its mission has continuously been educating economists and business leaders serving the nation, country and the region. SGH is famous for its tradition, flexible adjustments of programmes to students’ needs, unquestionable education level, and successful alumni.
- SGH Warsaw School of Economics was founded in 1906 by August Zieliński as Poland’s first university of economics.
- About 13700 students are enrolled at our School in bachelor and master degree programmes, over 700 are studying at the doctoral level and over 4900 are completing other postgraduate courses. SGH employs over 790 teaching and research staff.
- CEMS Masters in International Management programme taught at SGH is ranked in the top 5 wordwide (edition 2015).
- 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 a good job.
- According to independent surveys alumni of the SGH Warsaw School of Economics have the highest salaries among graduates of Polish universities.
- SGH students represent almost 60 countries.
- The main negotiator of the Polish membership in the European Union, from 5 December 2001 until the end of negotiations, was Jan Truszczyński – 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. In fact many of Polish finance ministers gradueted from SGH.
- Professor Danuta Hübner, the first Polish commissioner in the European Commission (for Regional Policy), previously the Minister of 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.