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AGH Studying (Computer Science) in Poland


cka 1 | 3  
23 Feb 2008 /  #1
Am planning to study computer science in poland (in english) at least up to a BSc/BEng. I prefer a Technical University. So far I've found the BSc/BEng computer science programs at Warsaw Univ. of Technology, Wroclaw Univ, of Technology and AGH Univ. of Science & Technology, Krakow. Am having a hard time choosing one of these universities. The programs seem generally the same in structure/content etc,(but I would still welcome comments on the reputation and quality of studies at these universities.) The question is which city/univ would be a prefered destination for foreign students or even Polish students and why? Any information, recommendations etc are very welcomed. Thanks.

You could also send me email at cka at yahoo dot c o m .
l3niwi3c - | 6  
23 Feb 2008 /  #2
looks this
bytom.pjwstk.edu.pl you must pay
free:
pwr.wroc.pl
pw.edu.pl

and my TU
pb.edu.pl
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
23 Feb 2008 /  #3
oh wow look at all these little codes. why not send a private message instead lol??
l3niwi3c - | 6  
23 Feb 2008 /  #4
lol I didn't thing.
ya23 - | 1  
23 Feb 2008 /  #5
I graduated from Cracow University of Technology, but would recommend Warsaw University of Technology - the best computer science university in the country.

Good luck!
krzyzak - | 1  
23 Feb 2008 /  #6
I command AGH in Cracow, because:
1. This university is known in whole world.
2. Many winners of competitions(like "top coder" etc) studies there.
3. The Cracow has "charm"... If You will be here you will see what I speak about.
4. Events in Cracow are unforgettable.
5. There are people from different countries.
OP cka 1 | 3  
23 Feb 2008 /  #7
I graduated from Cracow University of Technology, but would recommend Warsaw University of Technology - the best computer science university in the country.

Good luck!

Thanks ya23. Thats very good to know. Were you a computer science student?
krzysztof_temp  
24 Feb 2008 /  #8
Hi there,

I am just finishing my undergraduate studies at the Warsaw Univ. of T. I was studying Electrical and Computer Engineering (in English), but it is generally the same as the Computer Science (of course advanced subjects are different).

I recommend WUT, as the most prestigious Polish technical university. This diploma really means something :) The English-language studies are open to foreigners and Polish nationals, generally relation is 1:2, but of course all the courses are taught in English. There are students from all of the world: some from Arab and African countries, but also from Asia (i.e. Malaysia), we had even one guy from USA. Every semester there are also attending different students from Socrates Erasmus programme (European Union). Polish students are generally friendly and they like to make friends with foreigners, so you will not feel isolated. Most of the students speak English good.

You may be interested in the level of education. English language studies have generally lower level than studies in Polish, but, on the other hand, this level is still quite high for foreign students. However, studies are relatively easy for the foreigners, as they can repeat subjects many times - as long, as they pay ;) Polish students observe some more strict rules. So, there are two strategies: you can go through the studies having "C"s from every subject, but - if you wish - you can study hard and make some scientific career, so it's up to you :)

I am not frequent visitor to this forum, so if you need some more advice, contacts, etc. send me an e-mail to krzysiek.r at suchar.net (but please add something like "Studying in Poland" or something to the subject line, so I will not miss the message if it goes to the spam bin)
OP cka 1 | 3  
25 Feb 2008 /  #9
Thanks very much krzysztof_temp. Good to hear from someone on the ground, your response is very very helpful. I may contact you if I need any more info but meanwhile if you remember anything more you want to share, it is welcomed. Thanks again.
posith - | 11  
25 Feb 2008 /  #10
Try look here:
pjwstk.edu.pl/en PJWSTK. Polsko-Japońska Wyższa Szkoła Technik Komputerowych - english version

may be usefull for you!

Cheers.
krzysztof_r - | 4  
25 Feb 2008 /  #11
You're welcome :) I decided to register here, so maybe I will write something more in the future :)
OP cka 1 | 3  
25 Feb 2008 /  #12
Looking forward to that :)
learning 16 | 72  
25 Feb 2008 /  #13
How are the schools in Poland?

I'm here in America and only know of all the American schools and Oxford/Cambridge in the UK. Are some of the schools mentioned above comparable to somewhere like MIT or Stanford? Is it a completely different system there?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
25 Feb 2008 /  #14
MIT or Stanford

Rather not.
Grucha - | 3  
26 Feb 2008 /  #15
Only AGH - maybe there are more universities as good as AGH, but AGH have a specific atmosphere. There is a big campus [about 10000 live there] where students can even drink alcohol in public, and police has nothing to say :p

youtube.com/results?search_query=AGH
Remember that studies is not only studying.
cjj - | 281  
26 Feb 2008 /  #16
Why study in Poland?
And why a Bachelors? I ask that because in my experience in Poland everyone (but everyone) seems to have a Magister (which I understand to be 'masters' level). Very hung up on titles they are ... and that includes the name by which one calls oneself ...
Magdalena 3 | 1,837  
26 Feb 2008 /  #17
The breakdown of degrees into undergraduate and graduate in Poland took place recently - about 10 years ago or less. Before that, you either studied the 4 or 5 years, wrote, submitted, and presented your thesis and got your Master's - or you did not and got nothing (even if you completed all the relevant university courses). So most people over 30 would be magisters, yes, and it has nothing to do with being "hung up on titles". Funnily enough, most BAs (licencjaci) also choose to continue to the MA level. Maybe they're ambitious? ;-p
polishcanuck 7 | 462  
26 Feb 2008 /  #18
Why study in Poland?
And why a Bachelors? I ask that because in my experience in Poland everyone (but everyone) seems to have a Magister (which I understand to be 'masters' level). Very hung up on titles they are ... and that includes the name by which one calls oneself ...

During the communist era it was very important to have a "magister." In Poland, there were (and still are) two different kinds of universities - free government unis and private paid universities ("night classes"). Students who attended the "inferior" private unis could not get a magister while those who attended the former were eligible for the magister and generally better jobs. Today the government school (i think they're called dzienne) degrees look better on a resume and many still look down on the private unis. One of my cousins graduated from a private med school in poland, had some problems finding work initially, but he's doing fine now.

I guess nowadays students from both schools can get a magister... right?
KasiaG - | 44  
26 Feb 2008 /  #19
It's changing, people! We now oficially have a clear division into two cycles of studies, and it's because soemeone up there in the Ministry of Education must have died, and maybe some 60 y.o. took his place and actually notices that the job market doesn't need graduates with Master diplomas, who will know nada about how what they talk about works.. They need people, who can implement into practice what they've learnt. And fast. And working with a few other specialists at the same time.

It IS changing.. fortunately. Master studies will soon come out of fashion, you'll see.. :)

btw, OP, I sent you a private message conc. your question.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
13 Feb 2009 /  #20
As I gather, Poland is at the cutting edge of this discipline. Most faculties are well equipped and offer ample resources to budding students.

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