Basic Information About WSPIA University of Rzeszow
WSPiA University of Rzeszow is the oldest non-state higher school in Podkarpacie. It was established in 1995 by a decision of the Ministry of National Education and entered into the registry of higher schools at No. 75.
At present over 5.000 students of full time and part time studies are studying at WSPIA. WSPiA is the only non-public university in Podkarpacie, and even in eastern Poland, and one out of the 5 non- public academic institutions in Poland (out of ca. 330 in total), which has the right to confer the degree of the Doctor of Laws. This gives WSPIA the status of an academic institution and thus a membership in the elite group of the best univesities in Poland.
The university educates students in the following fields:
ADMINISTRATION - first-cycle (BA ) and second-cycle degree courses (MA);
INTERNAL SECURITY - first-cycle (BA ) and second-cycle degree courses (MA);
MANAGEMENT - first-cycle (BA ) degree courses;
LAW - uniform, 5-year (MA) studies.
WSPIA also conducts post-graduate studies and doctoral seminars.
WSPiA is one of few non-public higher schools in Poland with the right to conduct graduate studies for the Master's degree in Public Administration and to confer the title of "Master of Administration." WSPiA as one of few non-public universities in Poland has also the right to conduct graduate studies for the Master's degree in Law and to confer the title of "Master of Laws". Since 2009, WSPiA has been implementing an innovative nationwide system of apprenticeships for students of "Administration", "Internal Security", and "Law".
In line with the assumptions of the modernization agenda for higher education the goal of the University is to promote a greater number of graduates, which is favored by four fields of studies. Another reason for educating, which is equally important as the number of graduates, is to equip them with the adequate knowledge and professional practice. Access to the relevant knowledge is provided by classes taught by both theorists and practitioners (including entrepreneurs). It is also important to allow students to participate in open lectures in English and German by foreign lecturers.
Our students acquire appropriate practical skills during practical classes conducted both at WSPiA, as well as outside the university, also in companies and institutions abroad. Their innovative system based on the division of time between theory and practice provides a more efficient way to prepare students for their intended profession.
WSPiA University of Rzeszow is a chartered school, strictly co-operating with the State authorities, local governments and many social circles. It is considered to be a school that teaches diligently and well. The fields of studies at the University have been accredited by the Polish State Accreditation Board. Such evaluation is the most trustworthy evidence of the reliable quality of education and scientific work of the School Faculties.