Plans are to initially offer full and part-time undergraduate courses to around 300 students in IT and cybersecurity, business, engineering, and hospitality and tourism – all of which the university group has identified as being in demand in the Lower Silesia region of Poland.
The university hopes to collaborate with local employers to design and deliver qualifications that aim to produce ‘work ready’ graduates equipped with the knowledge and professional skills needed to boost their employment prospects.
The new campus would also offer students exchange opportunities with Coventry University Group’s UK campuses in Coventry, Scarborough and London.
Coventry’s announcement comes just weeks after it was ranked in the Times Higher Education magazine’s top 100 universities in Europe for the quality of its teaching and learning, and in the top three in Europe for how well it engages with its students.
Coventry University Vice-Chancellor, John Latham and senior colleagues have visited officials in Wrocław a number of times in recent years – including meeting with the city’s mayor – to explore opportunities to launch a campus.
The university already collaborates with the Wrocław University of Science and Technology (WUST) to teach a master’s degree in European systems and control, with students able to study in Poland and Coventry.