The House of Polish Culture in Vilnius was founded in February 2001 by a decision of the Senate of the Republic of Poland. It belongs to the Charity and Support Fund named „The house of Polish Culture in Vilnius“.
The main mission of the House of Polish Culture in Vilnius is organization of cultural life of local Polish community. Among most important activities are: cultural education, promotion of Polish literature and art, support for local artistic and cultural initiatives. Other outstanding goal is cultivation of local traditions and folklore, and nurturance of values that were influencing Polish identity in Vilnius through the ages. Implementation of these goals is possible with the help and cooperation of various public organizations that reside in The House of Polish Culture. Currently „The House of Polish Culture“ provides working space for 30 public organizations.
University of Białystok (UoB) is the largest and the most quickly developing public university in north-eastern region of Poland. Taking care of good studying conditions, the University has opened a modern campus where mathematical and natural science faculties are housed. Nine faculties create the structure of the University, one of them is the foreign branch in Vilnius.
Besides studies in Polish, University of Białystok has prepared studies in foreign languages aimed to candidates from abroad. Studies in Russian are led on courses such as computer science, Russian philology, pedagogics and European studies. In English it is possible to study protection of environment, international economic relations, European studies, medical physics, computer science, pedagogics, and English philology. Student scientific movement has been developing intensively – student self-government and about 70 student scientific groups and organizations are active at the University as well as academic choir and sports sections.
The UoB initiated creation of international consortium of universities from Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and Russia named Borderland University Network. The cooperation will include, inter alia, joint application for international grants and realization of scientific projects, exchange of research and implementation services, as well as the use of facilities and apparatus within joint undertakings.
The branch of the University of Białystok in Vilnius, Faculty of Economics and Informatics was established on the basis of resolutions of the Ministry of Higher Education of the Republic of Poland (25 April 2006 No. DSW-2-0412/ /JB/05), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland (9 March 2006 No. BDG-0131-3409-06), Government of the Republic of Lithuania (Order No. 633 of 19 June 2007) and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania (Permit to implement studies No. 002011 of 8 August 2007). Lithuania’s and Poland’s accession to the European Union in 2004 opened new possibilities for higher education. The initiative to establish a branch of the University of Białystok in Vilnius was put forward by the Association of Polish Scholars of Lithuania in 2004-2007. First of all it was intended for Polish people in Lithuania. Establishment of the distanced Faculty of the UB in Vilnius is a great achievement of the University of Białystok, Polish and Lithuanian diplomacy and Polish minority in Lithuania. 1 of the October 2007, the first academic year commenced and 177 students were admitted. The Faculty of Economics-Informatics offers the courses in three fields: Economics, Informatics and European Studies.
Białystok University of Technology (BUT) is a public institution of higher education subordinate to the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education. Located in Białystok BUT is the largest university of its kind in the north-eastern region of Poland. It is a modern, dynamically developing institution with 65-year-old experience in educating scientists and technologists.
At present there are nearly 12 thousand students studying at Białystok University of Technology in its 7 faculties. The education process involves three cycles or degrees. To meet the expectations of students and modern market economy BUT offers 27 first and 19 second degree courses. Additionally, the graduates as well as other people wishing to continue their education will find a rich variety of postgraduate courses. Białystok University of Technology has full rights to confer doctoral (PhD) degrees in ten scientific disciplines, i.e. biocybernetics and biomedical engineering, computer science, electronics. Furthermore, BUT has been granted permission to confer post-doctoral (DSc) degrees in five scientific disciplines.
Białystok University of Technology cooperates with 37 academic centres across the world within the framework of bilateral scientific agreements. Białystok University of Technology also participates in Erasmus + Programme. It provide administrative assistance for foreign students and visitors who come to BUT.
Faculty of Computer Science, Białystok University of Technology is currently a leading research and education unit in the north-eastern Poland. It is renowned for employing professional staff and boasts a great number of precocious students. It enjoys favourable ratings of the State Accreditation Committee. It confers the doctor degree in computer sciences and has been awarded a title of the Centre of Excellence for Information Technology Society.
The main objective of the Computer Science Faculty is to give students education of the highest quality. The students acquire programming skills and get acquainted with the latest software and hardware systems. In the faculty are available the following courses of studies: computer science and computing applications in mathematics.
University graduates land interesting and well-paid jobs in Poland and abroad. Current development trends open new vistas of creating technological centres that offer rewarding jobs in the region for highly educated and skilled computer specialists.