WSPA – the oldest in Lublin!
The University College of Enterprise and Administration in Lublin (WSPA) was established in 1998 as a private higher education institution launching its first study program “Company Management” with 415 students admitted to the first year. In the following academic year, 1999/2000 the University College had already over 1 400 students.
The University College of Enterprise and Administration operates on the basis of the permission granted by the Minister of National Education and pursuant to the Higher Education Act of 27 July 2005 (Journal of Laws No. 164, item 1365, as amended) and legal regulations issued in accordance with the Act, as well as on the basis of the Statute. The school is supervised by the Founder and the minister competent for higher education, in accordance with the Higher Education Act.
The mission of the University College is to teach students to be creative, develop their careers, and help them to find their own place in a globalizing world. WSPA develops international and intercultural competencies of students through creating an international environment at the University and through international mobility of students and faculty. The University College cooperates closely with a large number of European and non-European universities and colleges, associations, companies, and labor market institutions.
WSPA has experience in projects financed by EU Structural Funds and Lifelong Learning Programmes- Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig, Study Visit, STF. Since 2007 WSPA has won twenty grants supported by EU Structural Funds amounting to nearly 8 million EUR, 200 000 EUR from Scholarship and Training Fund, LLP-Erasmus, and Erasmus+ funding amounting to 1 million EUR. WSPA was granted the Leaders’ University Award and the title of Mobility Leader in projects funded by the Norwegian Funds. WSPA won first place in the category The Largest Training for Staff in the EEA Grants- Norway Grants in Poland.
Practical education is WSPA strong priority (internships, placements, business, and public administration partners, practitioners as members of faculty). Teaching methods include study in small groups, tutorials, hands-on approach, individual and group projects, community projects. WSPA offers a wide variety of opportunities for students: international short and long-term mobility, Career Office, internships, work projects, and placements in local and regional business partners, Students Government, biannual job fairs, a business incubator for students. The school maintains also close ties with the local and regional business community.