There are 14 Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in Poland, which offer new investors attractive tax exemptions, employment incentives and well-prepared investment lots, in separate areas and on
dedicated and preferential terms.
The purpose of the SEZ is to accelerate the development of regions by attracting new investments, developing export and creating new jobs.
Poland is recognised as the 6 th largest FDI market in Europe (1 st in CEE). The number of projects has doubled compared to 127 in 2018, which is currently 47% of the total FDI in Poland (EY’s European Attractiveness Survey 2019) GDP value of USD 586.02 billion (current amounts) *
• GDP economic growth 5.1% *
• Annual inflation + 1.6% *
• Export USD 261.8 billion *
• Government debt / GDP 48.9% *
• Unemployment rate 5.8% *
* Economic data (Poland’s Central Statistical Office (GUS), data as at the end of 2018)
Almost 30% of foreign students in Poland study in Warsaw. Warsaw universities are recognised as prestigious not only in Poland but also abroad. They are valued for professional scientific staff and broad development perspectives. In the ranking of the best universities in the world - Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) - the University of Warsaw was placed in a group of universities ranked 301st - 400th. This is the best result among Polish universities (Warsaw University of Technology ranked 521st -530th).
In the rankings of Polish universities, the University of Warsaw competes only with the Jagiellonian University, occupying the first spot alternately. Warsaw University of Technology was ranked 3 rd in the Ranking of Universities published by the educational magazine “Perspektywy” and took the same place in the QS World University ranking among Polish universities. The undisputed winner of the ranking of major popularity in 2018/2019 is IT with 42,000 students, then there is Management, second major in the list, with 27,000 students, Psychology - 22,000 students, Economics and Law – 18,000 and 17,000 students respectively, Finances and Accounting – 16,000 students, Automation and Robotics - over 15,000 students, and Construction and Pedagogy - 12,000 students each. (Ministry of Science and Higher Education)