University Rank

PUEB was ranked second once again in the 2010 university business school rankings by influential Polish newspaper “Rzeczpospolita” and well-respected educationalmagazine “Perspectives”.

PUEB was ranked first in the 2010 international university rankings by Eduniversal in the category “Best business school, strong in a country with ties to the mainland.” PUEB was also ranked ”Best Business School” in 2009 by Eduniversal in the category ”Excellent Business Schools”.

On 25 November 2011 featured article “Rzeczpospolita” reported that PUEB graduates become economic decision makers and presidents of large Polish firms, holding prominent positions in the business world.

A report that was generated based on interviews with the heads of the largest companies in Poland ranked PUEB first in the country among academic centers.

PUEB has been awarded the following certificates and accreditations, confirming that its teaching and research standards comply with the highest academic requirements:

*Certificates from the EPOQS Foundation for the Promotion and Accreditation of Economic Education;

*The ISO 9001:2000 certificate (the only university in Poland to hold this certificate) issued by known certification company Det Norske Veritas in relation to the Faculty of Commodity Science.

WEll-Known Alumni:

Jan Kulczyk– entrepreneur, businessman, owner of Kulczyk Holding and international investment group Kulczyk Investments, at the top of the richest Poles list 2010.

Wojciech Kruk– economist, entrepreneur, businessman, owner of W. Kruk – the oldest jewelry company in Poland. He later became a politician for the Civic Platform Party and a senator for terms II, III and IV of parliament.

Jacek Kseń  – CEO of Bank Zachodni WBK – one of the biggest banks in Poland.

Marek Pol – Polish politician, former chief of Union of Labour, deputy for the II and IV term of the parliament, former minister of industry and commerce, former infrastructure minister and former deputy prime minister.

Maria Pasło Wiśniewska, a former president of the Polish bank PEKAO SA., deputy during term IV of parliament.

List of the most well-known people with degree honoris causa of the PUE:

1978 – Prof. Janos Kornai (Hungary) – spent 25 years as Professor at the Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, followed by 16 years as a member of faculty of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He was a Member of the Board of the Hungarian National Bank (central bank) until 2001, and has authored many books and papers related to economics.

1996 – Lady Margaret Thatcher (Great Britain) – former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

2006 – Prof. Leszek Balcerowicz (Poland) –  a Polish economist and former chairman of the National Bank of Poland who also served as Deputy Prime Minister, of the Republic of Poland. He is famous for implementing the Polish economic transformation program in the 1990s, a shock therapy commonly referred to as the Balcerowicz Plan.

2009 – Prof. Danuta Hübner(Poland) – a Polish economist, academic, and policy maker who previously served as European Commissioner for Regional Policy and later became a Member of the European Parliament for the Civic Platform.

2010 – Prof. Stanislaw Gomulka (Poland) – a world-renown Polish economist and former advisor to the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Poland.

2011 – Hans-Dietrich Genscher (Germany) – a German politician of the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP) who served as Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor of Germany from 1974 to 1982 and, after a two-week pause, from 1982 to 1992, making him Germany’s longest serving Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor.

Membership in International Organisations:

CEEMAN – Central and East European Management Development Association

EUA – The European University Association
EAIE – European Association for International Education
CIRET – Centre for International Research on Economic Tendency Surveys
AUF – Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie