Łódź – Lodz

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A great advantage of Łódź is its central location. The city is situated both in the central part of Poland and of Europe, as a result of which “everything is close-by”. A convenient location goes hand in hand with good communication – the agglomeration is surrounded by a number of highways and expressways which provide fast connections with cities in Poland and abroad.

Łódź is a city of contrasts which intrigues almost at every step. It is full of factories and, at the same time, it is very green; eclectic but also avant-garde. Lodz dazzles with the lavishness of factory owners’ palaces and astonishes with artistic installations.

Although the history of the city spans over six hundred years, the dynamic development of Lodz came a little less than 200 ago. From a small town it was in the beginning of the 19th century, it quickly became the “promised land” giving dozens of thousands of families hope for a better tomorrow. Around the city, you can find numerous traces of the multicultural working class melting pot. Lodz was such a pot up to World War II. After the war, having become the cinematic capital of Poland, it opened another important chapter of its history. In 2017 Łódź was inducted into the UNESCO Creative Cities Network and named UNESCO City of Film.

Today it is a creative city, a city of festivals, a city which is being discovered all over again. It is located in the very heart of Poland, at the crossing of two main highways – you could say that all the roads lead to… Lodz.

Come, stay over, get to know it and get a taste of it!


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In cooperation with the City of Lodz, the European Youth Centre Association encourages you to familiarize yourself with the latest project

“LODZ – THE CAPITAL OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE UNIVERSITIES IN POLAND” aimed at presenting positive aspects of scientific and academic Łódź.

Knowledge and science are the fundamental elements of community development in any region. Altogether, at 19 universities in Lodz – 6 public and 13 non-public – there are over 70 thousand students, including over 5.5 thousand foreign students, and every year about 20 thousand graduates receive a diploma.

Co-creating the academic environment in Lodz, students will shape the identity of the city. They will become representatives of the community whose voice is very important in Lodz.
First of all, however, they will get a chance to study at universities with excellent lecturers,

excellent teaching facilities and occupying higher and higher positions in academic rankings.

The activities of the city authorities are focused on the development of Łódź as a knowledge-based center,

The city’s authorities focus on the development of Lodz as a centre based on knowledge, innovative and focused on new technologies, but above all attractive for young, talented people to live and work in.

Our slogan is: Choose Lodz – choose a better future in the capital of the most attractive universities in Poland.


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