Lubusz Voivodeship (also known as Lubusz Province, or by its Polish name of województwo lubuskie or simply Lubuskie) is a voivodeship (province) in western Poland. It was created on January 1, 1999, out of the former Gorzów Wielkopolski and Zielona Góra Voivodeships, pursuant to the Polish local government reforms adopted in 1998. The functions of regional capital are shared between two cities: Gorzów Wielkopolski and Zielona Góra. Gorzów serves as the seat of the centrally appointed voivode or governor, while Zielona Góra is the seat of the elected regional assembly (sejmik) and the executive elected by that assembly, headed by the marszałek.

The region is mainly flat, with many lakes and woodlands. In the south, around Zielona Góra, grapes are cultivated.

Zielona Góra is a city in Lubusz Voivodeship, in western Poland, with 117,557 inhabitants within the city limits and 294,000 inhabitants within the metropolitan area, including three neighbouring counties.

The city has a university and a College of International Trade and Finance.

Secondary education is based on the High School type of educational facility.

  • I High School
  • III High School
  • IV High School
  • V High School
  • seventh General Lyceum
  • Schools of Electronics
  • Schools of Economics

Universities and colleges

  • University of Zielona Góra
  • College of International Trade and Finance

The University of Zielona Góra was founded on 1 September 2001 as a result of a merger between Zielona Góra’s Pedagogical University and Technical University.

The University comprises ten faculties, which provide education for about 18 thousand students within 40 areas of study and different types of courses (full-time and part-time ones) conducted at various levels (undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and doctoral). All faculties use the European Credit Transfer System, which facilitates partial study abroad. Thanks to the University’s co-operation with foreign institutions, students have the opportunity to participate in European Union exchange programmes, such as Erasmus, while academics can take part in staff exchange and international research projects, for example, within the Framework Programmes. All faculties have the right to confer Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, and we also grant doctoral and postdoctoral (doctor habilitatus) degrees.

The University of Zielona Góra can accommodate a total of 1660 students in 6 University residences, which are partially adapted to the needs of the handicapped. The University offers various opportunities for educational, cultural and sports development. Our students participate in seminars and discussions, camps and trips, as well as scientific research activities. The University Library offers access to diversified collections of books in many languages and a wide range of leading international scientific journals.

Students have continuous access to the Internet as well as well-equipped technical, computer and language laboratories, and can also enjoy a thriving social life, with student entertainment clubs hosting famous comedy groups, music bands, the academic choir, sports associations and many more.

Zielona Góra Airport is located at Babimost, north-east of the city. It is currently the eleventh busiest airport in Poland, in terms of traffic size. Formerly a military base, it has become an important transport hub for western Poland. LOT Polish Airlines currently offers daily flights to Warsaw.