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Quality of IT educations (Computer Science) in Poland vs. other countries


kfuglsang 4 | 5
16 Aug 2010 #1
Hi all,

I'm currently living in Denmark and studying Computer Science here at the university. I am considering moving to Poland once I finish my bachelor degree to take my masters degree in Warsaw, as I have a girlfriend in Warsaw.

Does anyone know how the quality of the educations at Polytechnika Warszawska is or how it compares to DK/more western countries?
I have spent about 6 weeks in Warsaw this year and it surprises me how bad the Polish youth is at English in general. What are your thoughts about me coming to Warsaw to study, not knowing Polish?

If I decided to do it, I would take language courses, but I believe it will take quite some time before I can understand/speak Polish.

Best regards
Kenneth
Denmark
andrei - | 25
16 Aug 2010 #2
Hello

I have spent about 6 weeks in Warsaw this year and it surprises me how bad the Polish youth is at English in general.

It's true that English is known on a rather mediocre level in Poland among youth (although there is a lot of exceptions from it), but at least the knowledge of English among Polish youth is very common (actually there are very VERY little young people who don't know any English) and it's rather hard to find someone who don't understand a word.

I've never studied in Warsaw co I can't help you concerning your studies, but on a other note I've studied in Krakow and saw and met a lot of foreign students and can assure you that you don't have to know any Polish in the big cities (smaller one's is a different tale) to easily communicate, in most cases only English is more than enough, and if not English then German or Russian could sometimes do.

With Regards.
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
16 Aug 2010 #3
Does anyone know how the quality of the educations at Polytechnika Warszawska is

They say that PW is the best in Poland so you don't have many choices if here.
Mind that you will be in one of the most vibrant city in PL.
OP kfuglsang 4 | 5
16 Aug 2010 #4
I just came back after 4 weeks in Warsaw. One of the last days I was in Warsaw, I had to buy a busticket since the one I had was expired.

I went to four different gas stations / shops and was unable to buy a new one :/ I even tried to point at my old ticket and the employee would just say "nie".

This episode was a little frightening to me because it is such a simple thing and yet I was unable to manage in that situation.

I found that my girlfriend's friends was uncomfortable at best while speaking English and soon came back to speaking Polish together.

It pleases me to know that you believe otherwise Andrei. I know a tourist-level of German so I have that as a backup, although I am unsure how beneficial it is in Warsaw (probably more in Poznan).
pgtx 30 | 3,158
16 Aug 2010 #5
What are your thoughts about me coming to Warsaw to study, not knowing Polish?

my advice: stop complaining about others not speaking English but look at yourself and start learning Polish...
OP kfuglsang 4 | 5
16 Aug 2010 #6
This is the exact reason why I wrote I will admit to Polish language courses once I get there. The reason I asked how I did is that I dont expect to be able to speak Polish from the first day I get there and preferably I would start studying within the first few months after moving to Warsaw.
noveoko - | 7
16 Aug 2010 #7
Speak often, read as much as you can, and try writing. If you learn a bit of Polish, try posting to some Polish language forums and see what kind of response you receive. :)
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
17 Aug 2010 #8
I found that my girlfriend's friends was uncomfortable at best while speaking English

I suppose in PW environment it will not be a problem for comp geeks to speak fluent English.
southern 75 | 7,096
17 Aug 2010 #9
Leave university in Denmark to study in Poland for a girl?Do not make this mistake.You will regret it a lot.
OP kfuglsang 4 | 5
17 Aug 2010 #10
Southern, do you mind explaining your comment?
JustOneLife
23 May 2016 #11
Merged: Best Polish University for Bachelors in computer science

Hi

Can anyone suggest the best university for bachelors in computer and/or information technology, for international students?

Thanks in advance.


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