The city’s academic potential

Academic Lublin in numbers:

  • nearly 60 thousand students
  • 9 universities, including 5 public and 4 private
  • over 200 fields of study at public and private universities
  • over 8 000 international students from over 100 countries
  • over 15 thousand graduates each year.

In terms of the number of students, Lublin is one of Poland’s leading academic centers and the largest in the eastern part of the country. There are five public and four private universities here, distinguished not only by the largest number of students in the Lubelskie Voivodeship but also by their scientific and research achievements, appreciated in the country and abroad.

Tab. 1. The total number of students in the 2021/2022 academic year

Public universitiesThe total number of students in the 2021/2022 academic year
Maria Curie-Sklodowska Universitynearly 17 thousand
The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublinover 8 thousand
Lublin University of Technologynearly 8 thousand
The University of Life Sciences in Lublinover 7 thousand
The Medical University of Lublinnearly 7 thousand
Private universities
WSEI Universitynearly 7 thousand
Vincent Pol University in Lublinnearly 3 thousand
The University College of Enterprise and Administration in Lublinover 2 thousand
Higher School of Social Sciences in Lublinover 1 thousand

Source: In-house study based on data provided by GUS, 2022

Owing to the comfort of living in the city and a high standard of education, students readily choose Lublin. Universities annually expand and modernize their infrastructure and research facilities, supports the scientific and non-scientific activity of students and undertake activities aimed at graduates. Despite a student decline tendency in the country, resulting mainly from the population decrease, the number of students in Lublin has remained at a similar level. In Lublin, there are nearly 60 000 students in total, including over 8 thousand international students and 500 Erasmus+ students.

Tab. 2. The degree of internationalization of Lublin universities in 2010/11-2021/22

Academic yearOverallIncluding foreign studentsPercentage of foreign students
2021/22 59 135 8 15413,80%
2020/21 60 364 7 30512,00%
2019/2060 3156 70711,12%
2018/1960 9886 35210,42%
2017/1862 9776 2729,96%
2016/1764 3306 1729,59%
2015/1667 3155 6628,41%
2014/1569 6584 4746,42%
2013/1471 9133 0824,29%
2012/1377 1732 3853,09%
2011/1280 8391 7642,18%
2010/1184 2211 4321,70%

Source: In-house study based on data provided by Local Data Bank GUS, 2022

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