Warsaw School of Computer Science
Warsaw School of Computer Science is a private university established on the basis of the decision of the Minister of Science and Higher Education dated 19th July 2000.
The School offers academic courses ending with B.Sc. (engineer’s) and M.Sc. (master's) degrees as well as postgraduate studies ran exclusively in the field of computer science. Furthermore, the School organizes a wide range of computer courses for computer science graduates and for all those who wish to enrich their knowledge and improve qualifications in computer science field.
At present nearly one thousand and three hundred Polish and foreign students study at Warsaw School of Computer Science and gain their first and higher professional IT skills. The competence they achieve is confirmed by state diplomas - engineer's diploma, master's diploma and computer science postgraduate diploma. Additionally, students have an opportunity to obtain ICT sector certificates, which are highly valued on the labour market: (PRINCE2® Foundation, PMI®, CCNA, the auditor of information security management inner system according to ISO 27001, the designer of teleinformatics network security according to ISO 27001, the manager of information security management, MCTS and MCITP).
Apart from academic courses, students participate in the activities of students' scientific groups of interest as well as student council and in sports and recreational events. The Warsaw School of Computer Science, by participating in European programmes, also offers its students an opportunity to participate in the international student exchange.
Each year around 5000 participants take part in open forms of education, including training courses, lectures, seminars, conferences and other educational events organized by the School.
The school employs nearly 100 members of academic staff (including 21 professors and 17 doctors - assistant professors) with the highest qualifications, including many IT specialists - practitioners also working for ICT sector companies. The lecturers – professors, doctors and assistant professors carry out didactic acivities as well as various research works.
The Warsaw School of Computer Science is a member of the Conference of Rectors of Polish Higher Vocational Schools and of an International Council for Distance Education.
The School has at its disposal its own up-to-date research and didactic facilities. Among our 15 didactic research laboratories, there are two worth mentioning for being especially unique: one is for the blind and the short-sighted, and the other is a computer measurement techniques laboratory. The College is situated in the centre of Warsaw, nearby the monuments of the city's history and tradition (the Old Town, Ghetto, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews) and contemporary institutions of the finance and business centre of the Polish capital. Within the framework of the European Project “Informatyka Plus” (“Computer Science Plus”), the School coordinates the activities of 5 provinces local centres in Łódź, Lublin, Białystok, Elbląg i Garwolin. Within next few years it is going to extend its office.
The School extension project.
The School offers the number of 17 academic programs on 3 different educational levels:
First level studies
Warsaw School of Computer Science offers 3.5-year (7-semester) COMPUTER SCIENCE studies of the 1st (engineer's) level with the following specializations:
- Software Engineering
- Database Engineering
- Multimedia Engineering
- Teleinformatics Networks Engineering
- Internet Engineering
- Teleinformatics Systems Security Engineering (specialization supported by Research and Academic Computer Network – NASK)
Second level studies
The School offers 2-year (4-semester) COMPUTER SCIENCE studies of the 2nd level with the following specializations:
- IT Management Technologies
- Teleinformatics Networks and Systems
- Project Management
- Computer Science in American & West European Universities (Visiting Professor program)
- Master of Science in Project Management (program delivered in English, to be started from October 2011)
- Master of Science in Information Technology (program delivered in English, to be started from October 2011)
The School offers 1-year (2-semester) post graduate studies with the following specializations:
- Teleinformatics Systems and Networks
- Teleinformatics Security Systems
- IT Projects Management
- Databases and Business Intelligence
- Internet Technologies in Business Intelligence
Moreover, Warsaw School of Computer Science implements a “Visiting Professor” European Program, and within the program some of the classes are conducted by the lecturers from the USA, the Great Britain, France and Sweden.
The Open Studies
The offer of the Open Studies at Warsaw School of Computer Science includes over 50 various forms of education annualy. These are popular science lecture series, computer science workshops, meeting academic lectures and IT experts, thematic seminars, qualification courses, computer science trainings, IT summer schools, “visiting professor” programs, participation in science circles and conferences. All of these forms are conducted on different educational levels, from the very elementary to deeply advanced and highly specialized trainings which end up with certified exams for computer science qualifications.
Nowadays and Before
One mile to success
The Warsaw School of Computer Science draws on the long tradition of Mila College, an IT-School, well-known on the Warsaw educational market. It also looks deeply into future carrying out long-term nation-wide educational projects, such as Polska Wszechnica Informatyczna (Polish Open Computer Science Platform) and Informatyka + (A European Union financed project for 15,000 secondary school students from Central and Eastern Poland), “Visiting Professor”, or Academic Enterpreneurship Creator. The School carries out its own and contracted research programs.
Warsaw School of Computer Science is a member of Conference of Rectors of Polish Higher Vocational Schools (KRZASP), International Council for Distance Education (ICDE), European University Information Systems (EUNIS), and Private Schools Consortium (KUN).
The School is the only university in Poland where the members of the Rector's Advisory Board are General Managers of the Polish branches of the world's biggest IT companies: Microsoft, Hewllett - Packard, Cisco, Intel, IBM and Oracle. The School participates in Microsoft IT Academy Program, Cisco Networking Academy Project, Cisco Entrepreneur Institute, IBM Scholars Program and Oracle Academic Initiative.
In 2006, the Warsaw School of Computer Science was honoured with its Rector's invitation to participate in a meeting of IT education leaders from Central and East European universities with Bill Gates, the Head of Microsoft (see the photo).
Awards and Honourable Mentions
Meeting the British Queen Elizabeth II during 50th Anniversary Of Glynwr University (Wales)
In 2007, the School gained a positive assessment of its work by the Polish State Accreditation Commission and it was very well assessed for the realisation in the years 2006-2008 of the cycle of post-graduate studies financed from the European Social Fund entitled "teleinformatics for the business". By the decision of the Minister of Science and Higher Education dated 7 February 2008 Warsaw School of Computer Science obtained entitlement to offer computer science studies for an indefinite time.
Warsaw School of Computer Science the finalist of
“IT Leader 2010”
The European Commission awarded Warsaw School of Computer Science with Erasmus University Charter - Extended valid until 2014. In 2003 the Rector of the School participated in meeting the the British Queen Elizabeth II during 50th Anniversary of Glynwr University in Wales. (see photo)
In 2009, Warsaw School of Computer Science was honoured with the prestigious New@Poland 2008/09 award, given by the Polish Association of Private IT and Telecom Employers - Lewiatan. Warsaw School of Computer Science was the winner in the e-society category for the project “Polska Wszechnica Informatyczna” (Polish Open Computer Science Platform) in recognition of practical solutions regarding education for IT society.
In 2010 Warsaw School of Computer Science placed itself among the finalists of the “IT Leader” Competition 14th edition organized by “Computerworld” weekly magazin of the managers and information technologists.
In its short, 10-year history nearly one thousand and six hundred students graduated from the School - IT specialists who are valued for their professionalism and willingly employed by the Polish and foreign companies. The beginning of the 10th academic year in the School History was celebrated by the whole staff with seminar which took place in magnificent rooms of Collegium Maius of Krakow's Jagiellonian University. The seminar was opened by prof. Ryszard Tadeusiewicz (AGH University of Science and Technology). Academic lecture at the Opening Ceremony of the 2009/2010 academic year was given by prof. Jan Madey - the vice president of Polish Main Council of Higher Education. In order to find out more about Warsaw School of Computer Science send your questions to email@example.com.
The meeting of IT education leaders from Middle and East European universities with Bill Gates, Warsaw 2006. In the photo, sitting: first from the left: Andrzej Żyławski, Rector of Warsaw School of Computer Science; next prof. dr hab. inż. Bogdan Galwas, Dean of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology of Warsaw University of Technology.