Kraków University of Economics

From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
Jump to: navigation, search
Kraków University of Economics
Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie
Logo of CUE
Latin: Universitas Oeconomicae Cracoviensia
Motto Rerum cognoscere causas et valorem
Established 1925
Type Public
Rector Professor Roman Niestrój
Students 20000
Location Kraków, Poland
Affiliations EUA, NIBES, Socrates-Erasmus

Kraków University of Economics (CUE; Polish: Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie) is one of the five Polish public economics universities. CUE came into existence in 1925. It is the biggest university of economic sciences in Poland. Kraków University of Economics is one of the three largest universities in Kraków, after Jagiellonian University and the AGH University of Science and Technology. The motto and mission of the university in Latin is "Rerum cognoscere causas et valorem" (in English "To learn the causes and values of things. To provide universal education. To bring together professional and general knowledge of methodological and theoretical character.") Its 17-acre (69,000 m2) campus is in the vicinity of historical medieval Old Town of Kraków and easily accessible both on foot or by public transportation. In addition to the main campus in Kraków, the university has seven Remote Teaching Centers in the cities of the region.


The university opened its doors on October 1, 1925 as College of Commerce (Wyższe Studium Handlowe).

In 1939 the Nazis arrested several academy professors who later were executed or sent to concentration camps. Two buildings of the school were seized, and numerous library books and documents were lost. Classes continued surreptitiously throughout the war, until the school was able to reopen in 1945. The school was nationalized in 1950 and renamed as Higher School of Economics (Wyższa Szkoła Ekonomiczna).

In 1974 it was renamed again, as Kraków Academy of Economics (Akademia Ekonomiczna w Krakowie). In 2007 it received its current name: Kraków University of Economics (Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie).


Kraków University of Economics has national rights to admit:

  • licencjat - 1st degree
  • inżynier - Engineer degree in 2 majors
  • Magister - European master's degree in 11 majors
  • MBA degree - in cooperation with foreign universities
  • MPA degree - in cooperation with foreign universities
  • doktor nauk- PhD in 3 disciplines: economics, management and commodity sciences
  • doktor habilitowany - Habilitation degree (post doc degree) in 3 disciplines: economics, management and commodity sciences

Structure and Organization


  • Faculty of Economics and International Relations
    • Chair of Macroeconomics
    • Chair of Microeconomics
    • Chair of International Economics
    • Chair of Theory of Economics
    • Chair of European Economic Integration (Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence)
    • Chair of European Studies
    • Chair of Foreign Trade
    • Chair of International Management
    • Chair of Human Capital Management
    • Chair of Economic Policy and Development Programming
    • Chair of Public Management and Administration
    • Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • Chair of Strategic Analyses
    • Chair of Economics for Real Estate and Investment Process
    • Chair of Economic and Social History (UNESCO Chair for Heritage and Urban Studies)
    • Chair of History of Economic Thought
    • Chair of Political Science
    • Chair of Philosophy
    • Chair of Sociology
    • Chair of Psychology and Education
    • Chair of Organisation Strategy and Development
    • Chair of International and Comparative Law
    • Chair of Public Law
  • Faculty of Finance
    • Chair of Finance
    • Chair of Corporate Finance
    • Chair of Regional Economy
    • Chair of Mathematics
    • Chair of Industrial Policy and Ecology
    • Chair of Law
    • Chair of Financial Accounting
    • Chair of Financial Markets
    • Chair of Insurance
    • Chair of Household Economics
Building C.
  • Faculty of Commodity Science
    • Chair of Chemistry and Process Kinetics
    • Chair of Applied Economics
    • Chair of Metrology and Instrumental Analysis
    • Chair of Commodity Microbiology
    • Chair of Product Packaging
    • Chair of Product Technology and Ecology
    • Chair of Industrial Commodity Science
    • Chair of Foodstuffs Commodity Science
    • Chair of Quality Management
  • Faculty of Management
    • Chair of Market Analysis and Marketing Research
    • Chair of Consumption Research
    • Chair of Econometrics
    • Chair of Economics and Corporate Organisation
    • Chair of Commerce and Market Institutions
    • Chair of Information Technology
    • Chaor of Computational Systems
    • Chair of Marketing
    • Chair of Organisation and Management Methods
    • Chair of Management Process
    • Chair of Accounting
    • Chair of Statistics
    • Chair of Management Strategy
    • Chair of Tourism
    • Chair of Organisational Behaviour
    • Chair of Human Resources Management


There are about 20,000 students (full- and part-time). The university offers 13 majors and 38 specializations within the majors taught in the Polish language. CUE offers also studies in the English language. The university offers plenty of postgraduate courses and studies as well as MBA programs in cooperation with foreign universities.

The studies in the Polish language are realized on the following majors:

  • economics (B.Sc., M.Sc.)
  • administration (B.A.)
  • public management and administration (B.A.)
  • international relations (B.A., M.A.)
  • international economics (B.Sc., M.Sc.)
  • management (B.Sc., M.Sc.)
  • management and production engineering (B.Sc)
  • commodity science (B.Sc., M.Sc.)
  • European studies (B.A.)
  • finance and accountancy (B.Sc., M.Sc.)
  • spatial management (B.Sc., M.Sc.)
  • tourism and recreation (B.A.)
  • IT studies and econometrics (B.Sc., M.Sc.)
  • marketing and market communication (B.Sc., M.Sc.)

Studies in the English language are realized on the following majors:

  • international business (B.Sc., M.Sc.)
  • corporate finance and accountancy (B.Sc., M.Sc.)
  • public management and administration (M.A.)

Kraków University of Economics offers also PhD studies in the following disciplines:

  • in Polish: economics, management, commodity science
  • in German: economics, management

Periodical publications in English


Kraków University of Economics is member of many international organizations and networks, such as:

Famous alumni and faculty

External links

Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.