Youth in Łódź

Łódź is one of the major academic centres in Poland. The city offers in total 19 institutions of higher education, 7 public and 12 non-public, as well as 30 R & D institutions. There are almost 74 thousand people studying at the universities in Łódź, including 5 thousand foreign students, with 20 thousand graduating each year.

The University of Łódź
is one of the leading institutions of higher education in Poland, with a total of 32 thousand students in its departments. The university offers 104 fields of study. The university cooperates with a number of foreign universities. Thanks to student exchange programs, the students of the University of Łódź can also continue their studies in 28 European countries. 

The Łódź University of Technology
has maintained top positions in rankings of technical universities for many years. It is the winner of the competition for the most innovative and creative university in Poland in providing occupational perspectives and one of the most willingly selected technical institutions. Graduates of the Łódź University of Technology enjoy the recognition of Polish and foreign employers.

The Medical University
educates doctors, dentists, pharmacists and medical service specialists, and is the only university in Poland to provide studies for medical officers of the military healthcare service in cooperation with the Ministry of National Defence. The Medical University in Łódź is ranked one of the leading institutions, and its teaching, research, and lab facilities are among the best equipped in Poland.

The Łódź Film School (Leon Schiller National School of Film, Television and Theatre)
is one of the oldest and most prestigious film schools in the world. It educates directors, cameramen, actors, animation artists, editors, producers, script writers and photographers. It is the alma mater of many outstanding film-makers, with graduates including: Andrzej Wajda, Roman Polański, Kazimierz Kutz, Jerzy Skolimowski, Zbigniew Rybczyński, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Filip Bajon, and Janusz Gajos.

Wladyslaw Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts
is a modern art college which, while keeping up with progress, has not forgotten the fact that modern art and design is founded in tradition. Established in 1945, the academy was intended for creative students looking for adventures in the world of fashion, as well as painting and graphics enthusiasts. The importance of the academy in the international arena is growing each year thanks to projects such as the international Young Textile Art Triennial (YTAT), the international Printing And Textile Art Courses (PATA), and the Łódź Young Fashion event.

Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź is one of the leading art academies in Poland. It is open to new forms of developing passion and talent as well as promoting musical culture and education. Its rich didactic offer comprises over 50 specialisations in four departments.


The "Youth in Łódź" programme supports students in pursuing their professional career, encouraging them to bind their future with the city. At the same time, it supports local entrepreneurs and investors in obtaining highly qualified staff.

As many as 98% of Łódź students having heard of any campaign addressed to young people spontaneously point to the "Youth in Łódź" programme. Thanks to the programme, students can take advantage of a student discount card, take part in free training courses, gain experience during paid holiday internships, obtain scholarships, and meet employers in Łódź. The programme is conducted by the Investor Service and Foreign Cooperation Office of the City of Łódź. Leading universities of Łódź and over 280 employers from the city and its region are partners of the programme.


The universities situated in Łódź care for the development of their students by offering studies and faculties that meet the labour market demand. As a result of the demand for top experts in many fields, both the University of Łódź and the Łódź University of Technology, in cooperation with entrepreneurs, offer an education that increases job opportunities among graduates in specific fields. 
New courses of study have been established recently as an answer to the requirements of many companies, such as Agat, Astor, Comarch, Ericsson, and Fujitsu.

Examples of studies for the BPO/SSC/IT sectors
The institutions of higher education located in Łódź offer, among others, studies for BPO/SSC/IT and production experts, whereas the content of studies is prepared in consultations with the CISCO academy and JUNIPER. Thanks to this, university graduates are highly qualified employees, ready to take up work in leading companies.


Over the next 3 years, the Łódź labour market will include over 130 thousand people who speak foreign languages at a level of at least B1.

Foreign language knowledge among pupils and students in Łódź


Łódź also offers a well-developed school system. The city has over 200 pre-schools, including multilingual, as well as many primary and secondary schools. As a result, it is much easier for employees and their families to relocate.