Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (commonly known as the University of Poznan) is one of the oldest universities in Poland. Currently, there are about 37 thousand people studying there, which results in Poznań being perceived as a “young” city vibrant with student life.
University of Poznan
The origins of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan date back to the early 17th century, when the Lubrański Academy was established in Poznan. The first department of this university was philosophy. Today, the University of Poznan consists of five schools’ departments comprising twenty faculties. The university even has branches, one of which is in Słubice which collaborates with the Viadrina University in Frankfurt Oder (yes, the university where Nico studied).
When Nico took this picture it was August, a holiday time and the view of the main building was unobstructed by students running late to class. From the beginning of July to the middle of September, Poznan seems to be “dormant”. Only when the academic year begins does the city “wake up”. Trams are crowded again, bars are noisy, and original Poznan people start complaining about students. However, the renowned University is a treasure for the city. Probably thanks to it Poznan attracts investors and numerous foreign companies that create new jobs.