Gdańsk School of Higher Education (GSW) based in Gdańsk was established in 2002. Initially, it was named Gdańsk School of Higher Education of Administration. However, in 2012 due to its academic development – extension of faculties and fields of study including engineering studies – the School, by the power of the decision of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of 20 December 2011, changed its name to Gdańsk School of Higher Education. GSW is entered in the register of non-public higher education institutions and non-public higher education institutions associations held by the Minister of Science and Higher Education with entry no. 244. Gdańsk School of Higher Education was founded in the first period of existence of the Polish Accreditation Committee (PKA) and therefore, its application for granting authorization to establish a higher education institution was subject to a compulsory opinion from the Committee. The motion received a positive opinion, which constitutes recognition for GSW’s unique degree programs and for competent and dedicated teaching staff of high scientific achievements and academic experience.
Gdańsk School of Higher Education is located in a complex of buildings picturesquely situated near the Biskupia Górka in Gdańsk at 3 Biskupia 24 B Street. The facilities also consist of language classrooms, library and reading room, IT lab, laboratory of computer aided engineering, laboratory of technological processes, laboratory of automation and robotization, mechatronics lab, chemical laboratory, laboratory of ecology, environmental laboratory, as well as administrative offices, such as Dean’s office, admissions office, career services, Rector’s office. The spaces are equipped with necessary teaching aids and means allowing to effectively implement the educational process. Gdańsk School of Higher Education is managed by Chancellor in the field of organization and administration and by Rector in the field of scientific research and education.
Gdańsk School of Higher Education was awarded the title of "Quality of the Year 2012" as well as certificates of "Reliable School" and "Good Higher School Good Work" for the academic year 2014-2015. The School has received certificates since the 2005-2006 academic year, every year; this means that Gdańsk School of Higher Education operates on a firm legal basis, has adequate educational facilities, provides comfortable conditions for studying, creates prospects for employment. The students can actively participate in research circles, student organizations, sports clubs and publishing house.
Gdańsk School of Higher Education provides education of first-cycle studies – Bachelor’s degree program (6 semesters) and engineering degree program (7 semesters). The studies lead to the professional title of Bachelor (licencjat) and Engineer (inżynier – in the field of engineering).
Gdańsk School of Higher Education provides education of second-cycle studies – Master’s degree program (4 semesters) that lead to the professional title of Master (magister).
The School offers a wide range of postgraduate courses (of 2, 3 and 4 semesters) in unique and attractive areas of study that allow the graduates to acquire additional qualifications in a specific field of study. A graduate obtains a postgraduate certificate. The courses are held full-time (daily) and part-time (weekend).
Owing to GSW’s rich experience and highly qualified teaching staff, education is provided in 6 principal academic units: Faculty of Administration, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, and off-Campus Faculties in: Słupsk, Olsztyn and Braniewo.
Gdańsk School of Higher Education offers education in the following fields of study:
• Tourism and Recreation;
• Arts Education in the Field of Arts;
• Management and Production Engineering;
• Spatial Planning and Landscape Architecture.
Gdańsk School of Higher Education – in order to meet the educational needs of prospective students –provides education in the towns of: Kartuzy, Tczew and Nowy Dwór Gdański.