Vistula University, together with the Vistula School of Hospitality (formerly the Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management), are the main pillars of the Vistula Group of Universities. Both institutions operate at one campus in Warsaw. In 2014, the Group was joined by the University of Business in Wrocław, in 2018, by the Aleksander Gieysztor Academy of Humanities in Pułtusk, which is currently a branch of Vistula University and by the Olsztyn University of Józef Rusiecki, that in 2019 incorporated the University of Computer Sciences and Economics TWP in Olsztyn to form the Olsztyn University.
The Vistula Group of Universities draws on the energy and opportunities ensuing from cooperation and full respect for the specificity, identity and strengths of each university. This means a wider offer, better and larger staff as well as higher quality. The Group focuses its teaching process on practice and cooperation with the business world, thus ensuring graduates’ success on the labour market in a dynamically changing economic environment in Poland and in the world.
Vistula Group of Universities in numbers
- 830 lecturers
- 52 Bachelor and Master degree programmes
- 12 thousand students
- 160 thousand graduates
- 68,600 sqm of the campus area
- 5 Business Councils
- 58 fields of post-graduate studies
- 500 cooperating companies
- 50 cooperating foreign universities
- 10 fields of studies online
- 8 MBA
offers 10 fields of study within BA and MA study programmes, engineering studies, online studies, post-graduate and MBA programmes, doctoral studies, and Vistula Executive Education, i.e. practical education for managers. All majors are conducted both in Polish and English, in full-time and part-time mode, some – online.
The University is among the leaders of innovative education. It belongs to the major international associations for the development of science. The system of cooperation with practitioners and the business environment is based on the Business Council, which is a key advisory and opinion forming body.
The Vistula School of Hospitality (formerly the Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management)
is a modern university that has the character of a business school. It prepares graduates for a career in the management, development and administration of tourist, sport or recreation enterprises, offering BA and MA degree programmes that are unique on a national scale, also in English. It educates in the field of Tourism and Recreation, Dietetics and Lifestyle Coaching. The School focuses on the practical and international dimension of teaching and promotes the idea of entrepreneurship. The system of cooperation with practitioners and the business environment rests on the Business Council. The VSH has the accreditation of the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education. It is one of the two most important certificates in the world granted to universities that educate for the needs of industries dealing with tourism, recreation, organization of events and culinary arts.
University of Business in Wroclaw
is a business-profile university employing international academic staff. It offers a wide range of BA degree programmes in the following fields: Management, Tourism and Recreation, Computer Science, Finance and Accounting, as well as MA degree programmes in the fields: Management, Tourism and Recreation. The university offers many innovative post- graduate and MBA courses. MBA studies at WSH rank among the top 10 best in the country, according to the “Perspektywy” ranking. The university stands out for its innovative education plan that was created thanks to the cooperation of academic staff with business practitioners and employers. Most majors are also conducted in English.
The Olsztyn University is one of the biggest non-public universities in the capital of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship and an important academic centre in the region. It was established in the merger of two universities having a rich history and tradition, i.e. the Olsztyn University of Józef Rusiecki, and the University of Computer Sciences and Economics TWP. It operates on two campuses in Olsztyn and in Kętrzyn.
Olsztyn University has a highly diverse profile. It skilfully combines education in the field of health, medicine and physical culture with the humanities and social sciences. It educates pedagogists, philologists, excellent physiotherapists, cosmetology specialists and personal coaches. It also offers studies in Economics, Sociology and Administration.
The Olsztyn University stands out on the market for its activities focused on practical education, innovative didactic offer and original forms of cooperation with the socio-economic environment.