Uniwersytet Wrocławski

Institute of Geography and Regional Development

Faculty of Earth Sciences and Environmental Management
Prezentacja graficzna

Institute of Geography

and Regional Development

 

pl. Uniwersytecki 1,

50-137 Wrocław

 

tel. +48 71 375 22 44

fax. +48 71 343 51 84

 

sekretariat.igrr@uwr.edu.pl

The University of Wrocław & Tourism & Hospitality Course - A Glimpse

June 23, 2021 by Amit Chandra

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The University of Wrocław is one of the fine adornments of the Wrocław city centre region. The university's main building's prolific architecture is one of the first noticeable things while exploring the Rynek precinct. In addition to the fine architecture, the university's excellent past and its mention among the top public universities in Europe is commendable.

 

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On October 21, 1702, some 318 years ago, the University of Wrocław (Uniwersytet Wrocławski) was established in Wrocław, Poland. Today, the University of Wrocław is ranked number six in Poland and is a major public research university not only in Poland but in the entire European Union. The University's magnificence precedes its name, aura of which can be experienced soon after you walk through the rustic alleys of the Main Market Square in Rynek.

 



Introducing the University of Wrocław

 

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With centuries of distinguished history, a range of courses offered in the English language, and illustrious faculty backing, the Wrocław University makes for an excellent choice for everyone looking for an esteemed university for higher education in Europe.

After being reorganised in 1945, the University of Wrocław got recognised as the largest educational institution in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship that offers major international courses in the English language.

 

Today, the University of Wrocław master's, bachelor's, and research programs collectively have over 23000 students enrolled.  Since 1945, the university successfully conferred degrees to over 100,000 graduates, including some 1,900 researchers. Most university scholars have won the highest awards for their contribution to the development of their respective fields.

 


 

The University of Wrocław Museums & Mathematical Tower

 

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Wrocław University Museums comprise Leopoldine Hall, Oratorium Maranum, and Mathematical Tower. These Museums are the perfect place to witness prolific scientific works from over three centuries. Some of the remarkable attractions of the museum are Galileo’s sector from 1665, an astrolabe from the 14th century, a reconstruction of the head of an Egyptian princess and her authentic mummy, and peculiar specimens of flora and fauna from different continents and period.

 

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Despite all the destruction – caused, among others, by World War II – University museums still take pride in their extensive collections. Some of the exquisite equipment and calibrating gadgets from the 16th century are displayed in the Mathematical Tower. Here are a few shots from the Mathematical tower and the top of the University main building.

 

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Here are a few excellent collections from the exhibition on the Mathematical Tower.

 

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You can also expect to see some interesting scriptures and illustrations from centuries ago.

 

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Once you get to the top of the museum building making your way through the exhibitions on the Mathematical Tower, you get to experience such panoramic views of the Wrocław city and Odra River nearby.

 

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The University of Wrocław students and employees are allowed free admission to the Museum. The Aula Leopoldina and Oratorium Marianum are unquestionably the most visually appealing halls in the entire Wrocław. The university organises academic functions in the halls from time to time. While they also host events and ceremonies independent of the Museum.

 

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From Christmas concert to special gatherings, the Leopoldine Hall and Oratorium Marianum still serve as academic halls. Audio guides are available for individual as well as group tourists in Aula Leopoldina and Oratorium Marianum.

 

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Museums opening hours: Thursday - Tuesday, 11 am to 5 pm (Wednesdays closed).

 

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The top of the Mathematical Tower of UWr museums offers panoramic views of the city.

 

For more information on the University of Wrocław, museums visit the website.

 


 

Library - Institute of Geography & Regional Development

 

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Every student of the Tourism and Hospitality course is entitled to enter, study in, and borrow books from the most rustic and fascinating library of the University of Wrocław. Located on the University main building second floor, the library of the Institute of Geography & Regional Development (IGRD) is a visual treat for every onlooker. Studying or working in the fascinating world of maps, books, a massive globe miniature, and tasteful library ensembles is such a delight for students.

 

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Even though most of the books are in the Polish language, their variety of content on geographical subjects is immense.

 


 

Tourism & Hospitality Course at the University of Wrocław

 

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Formerly popular as the University of Breslau (Wrocław's last name), the university has seen major geographical boundary shift over centuries, produced 9 Nobel Laureates, and has been testimony to some pathbreaking developments in the field of science and art across the world. Post-WWII period, the reformed Wrocław University was founded in 1945, replacing the previous German University of Breslau.

The University of Wrocław offers degree courses at the bachelor and master level. The major faculties at the University of Wrocław provide at least one master's programme in English and some at the bachelor level. Additionally, there is an extensive number of programmes offered in the Polish language.

All the university courses are divided into three stages according to the Bologna process. a three-year bachelor's programme and a two-year master's programme. Degrees awarded by the University of Wrocław have global recognition.

 

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Among all the University of Wrocław master's courses, Tourism and Hospitality (T&H) is a popular program for all aspiring English-speaking students from all across the world. The T&H program imparts specific knowledge of the tourism sector to everyone who wants to link their career with tourism and hospitality.

The program incorporates courses that offer an overview of the environment and explains the fundamentals of sustainable tourism development.

Additionally, the course furnishes students with a profound understanding of the tourism and hospitality market and contemporary trends in both demand and supply.

During the studies, the university organises field trips in the region of Lower Silesia and abroad. This enables the students to gain more practical skills while working as a tour guide. Moreover, writing reports, essays and preparing presentations on niche tourism topics equip students with analytical competencies.

 

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Erasmus Exchange program makes for the highlight of the T&H course. During the studies at Wroclaw University, every student is entitled to an Erasmus Exchange program. The program allows the students to either study in a foreign university for one semester or take an apprenticeship in the hotel, tour operator or other business within the European Union.

 

Writing and defending the Master Thesis marks the conclusion of the 2-year studies. The tourism and Hospitality course at the University of Wrocław provides every tourism enthusiast with a unique opportunity to study in the international environment, thereby improving intercultural communication skills and develop core competencies in the tourism and hospitality sector.

 

General information concerning University of Wrocław admission in Master's in Tourism & Hospitality

 

Course type: Fulltime

Course language: English

Next session start date: October 2021

Course duration: Two academic years

Recruitment period: 20th January to 31st August 2020 for both EU and non-EU candidates

Course fees:

EU students - 2200 EUR per year

Non-EU students - 3650 (first)/3500 (second)

 

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Please note that additional costs of up to 100 EUR (winter semester of the first year) & up to 350 EUR (summer semester of the first year) are obligatory for field trips.

 

Here's the list of necessary documents required to start the application. If you meet the criteria, grab the essentials and start with the University of Wrocław application right away. Start with making your profile through the 'Apply Now' button.

 

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Some crucial information & links

 

Some of the most popular courses offered at the University of Wrocław are Tourism & Hospitality, Biotechnology, Business & Administration, Chemistry, European Cultures, International Relations, Global Communication, European Studies, and Political Science.

 

Below mentioned are some of the crucial links with all the information related to the University of Wrocław & Wrocław in general.

 

Admission for full-degree studies

 

Useful information for full degree students

 

Tourism & Hospitality studies

 

Note: Please be informed that if you have Polish citizenship or a permanent residence card you need to apply for studies at the University of Wroclaw via https://rekrutacja.uni.wroc.pl/

 

Opt for the University of Wrocław master's in Tourism and Hospitality course, and you can boast about studying in one of the most fascinating and excellent places for higher education in Europe.

 

Amit Chandra

Amit is a travel writer & founder of the blog Whistling Hound. A perpetual nature lover, Amit moved to Wrocław, Poland, three years ago. Ever since, he has been gallivanting around European countries, soaking up the best of places & sharing his experiences across digital media. From working as an Aurora Guide in Lapland to walking the streets of Naples & Rome like a local, Amit has done it all. Currently, he's treading through the best of southwestern Poland & is not stopping anytime soon!