Studying in Koszalin
Koszalin is the largest city of Middle Pomerania in north-western Poland. The city is located on Koszalin Coastal Belt, six km in a straight line from the shores of the Baltic Sea (12 km by road). The Dzierżęcinka River flows through the city into Lake Jamno.
According to the post-war Potsdam Agreement (signed in 1945 the Allied (UK, US, USSR) plan of tripartite military occupation and reconstruction of Germany) Koszalin became part of Poland. Most of the German population fled to post-war Germany. The city was resettled by Poles mainly from pre-war Eastern Poland and Kashubians.
At present, Koszalin is inhabited by 109 000 people and occupies the area of 98,33 km2.
Koszalin’s cultural life is extremely vivid. Numerous historic buildings, such as the cathedral of Holy Mary’s Immaculate Conception, Executioners cottage, St. Gertrude’s chapel, historic townhouses and defense walls bounding the city in the past have been preserved from the WW2. Nowadays, the city is open to European and world trends in art and hosts many cultural events and festivals. Thanks to its unique atmosphere and geographical location, Koszalin attracts many tourists from Poland and other countries, mainly Germany.
Also many students choose Koszalin as a place for their studies. There are numerous higher education colleges and universities. Among them, two are state schools: Koszalin University of Technology (Politechnika Koszalińska) and State University of Applied Sciences in Koszalin (Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Koszalinie). Student life in Koszalin is unusually vivid and rich: there are many student clubs, bars, organisations. Every year, all of Koszalin students have their special days called Juwenalia – there are no classes then and various events are held in the whole city.