The Financial Times daily has just released the list of 100 best master in management programs, chosen from 13,500 business universities in the world. Among them, there is Kozminski University. We took 42nd place.
Kozminski University is the sole proprietor of all the buildings on its campus. The campus spreads over a total surface area of 3.4 hectares and its buildings are comprised of: offices for academic and administrative staff, lecture theatres, classrooms, IT facilities, library, study rooms, meeting rooms, a fitness centre, a bookstore, a post office, photocopying facilities, student canteens and faculty cafeterias. 60% of all classrooms and lecture theatres are fitted with high class IT equipment and have access to networked computers equipped with audio-visual appliances such as monitors with plasma screens, visualizers, TV sets, video recorders and tape recorders.
The school now has 6 large auditoriums (each seating between 100 and 200 people) as well as 26 classrooms (seating 50 to 100 people) and 24 workshop classrooms (seating up to 50 people). Larger classrooms and all auditoriums possess audio-visual equipment. The school owns 5 seminar and discussion group rooms, as well as a Senate Hall (seating 120 people), 4 computer labs and 2 server rooms.
The 4 cafeterias are available for faculty and students and are located on our premises as well as a bookstore, 2 photocopying offices, 5 coffee machines, a cash machine, a post office, 2 student organization offices and 3 guest apartments for visiting faculty members (including 2 double rooms and 1 single room). There are 98 fully equipped faculty and administration offices (equipped with computers, printers, telephones and faxes). Our parking facilities offer 400 places for students and 70 further places for our faculty and staff.
The University also owns several sport facilities. These include 1 playing field and 2 sports halls. In addition it rents out a swimming pool, a sauna - and basketball and volleyball courts.
Our main hall (600 m2) not only provides a proper rest area for students, it can also be used as an exhibition area. Book fairs, work fairs and art exhibitions are held there on a regular basis.
Although the University does not yet own residential facilities for students, those coming from outside Warsaw as well as international students can rent rooms in private flats throughout the city - a customary practice in Warsaw.
The Kozminski University Library is committed to being a user-oriented, electronic research library of high international standard. Our goal is to take the lead in IT. For example, IT is used in the development of new dissemination methods and services and the library constantly works to improve and intensify contacts with its primary user groups (students and academics) Kozminski University Library is a hybrid one. It holds printed materials as well as electronic information resources. The library’s primary objective is to ensure that the University employees and students have quick and easy access to all published information on research, teaching and development. In addition to this, it serves interested external users and the business community through inter-library loans. Library holdings and services are mainly concentrated in management and business economics, but the library also covers related subject areas. In this regard it plays an important role as a disseminator of research achievements at Kozminski University. Furthermore it participates in national and international library co-operation. The University has signed cooperation agreements with Lund University as well as many Polish libraries. These agreements cover exchanges of information and resources, inter-library loans and joint conferences.
The Kozminski University library is two stories high and has a combined work area of 1,263.5 m2. It allows free access to our book collection and contains over 40 computer stands with library catalogues as well as booths for individual and team work. Computers and audio-visual appliances for the presentation of the multimedia collection are also included. Separate areas are devoted to magazine and journal reading, as well as an information laboratory and computer stands with Internet connection. These connections enable students to tap into world data bases as well as access economic publications in electronic form.
Because of its modern design, the Kozminski University Library can serve 200 people simultaneously. To date it has accommodated over 8000 readers. In the storage area, books are divided into a main book collection and student manual section (displayed according to numerous currens) with direct access to all reading areas. The whole collection contains 33,841 volumes, out of which 60% are in Polish, 39% in English and 1% in German, French and Russian. We subscribe to 353 journals, out of which 126 are foreign titles. We possess six full-text data bases such as: Ebsco, Proquest, Euromany and Factivia. The library owns a computer librarian system (Patron) available on the Internet. Book searches are conducted according to author, title, issue, Universal Decimal Classification, and other criteria. The catalogue is found in the library’s computers and it is possible to gain access to this catalogue via the Internet.
The library is dedicated to providing quality services to all its users. Library staff members remain open to new technologies and consistently seek to develop new networks whilst striving for the highest in international library standards.
All students have access to 7 computer laboratories with 235 PCs, which are replaced every four years. Throughout their period of studies, Kozminski University students have access to the following:
- network login ID and password
- remote access to an e-mail system
- a mailbox with 25 mb capacity
- space on the server, the so-called virtual drive, which is connected after signing on to the school computers (accessible through FTP)
- space for personal WWW sites (25 mb)
- access to library resources through the WWW (i.e.: for making book reservations, or looking into one’s library account)
These services are activated automatically after a student is admitted to the University and are valid for 1 month after his/her graduation. Students also have on-campus access to various computer applications and programs such as: Symfonia (accounting software), Lex Polonica (Law Acts), and Statistica 6, Market Place, 3D Studio Max, Adobe Acrobat, Correl Draw and various virus protection programs. Moreover, students and faculty may borrow Microsoft applications for installation on their PCs. Wireless connections throughout the school are introduced in place of physical network connection points.
During the computer lab’s opening hours (9 am – 9 pm), students can get support from student assistants who are trained in solving computer-related problems.
The Kozminski University Bookstore is run on a commercial basis by a professional bookseller whose main goal is to promote and disseminate economic publications and entrepreneurial reading materials as well as develop the Kozminski University brand.
Academic Sport Association secures student physical development and organizes various sporting events and athletic camps. The University also owns several sport outlets. These include 1 playing field and 2 sport halls. In addition it hires out a swimming pool, a sauna - and basketball and volleyball courts.The Kozminski University ASA comprises 14 divisions: soccer, basketball,volleyball, swimming, tennis, table tennis, aikido, sailing, judo, twoevent competition, aerobics classes, Alpine skiing, golf and diving.
The ASA also organizes many sporting events such as: