Poznan (Poznań) - is the fifth largest (550.000 population) and one of the oldest Polish cities, and is situated in Western part of the country on the Warta river. The city is one of the largest Polish centres of trade, industry, education, technology and tourism, highly rated in terms of quality of life.
Poznań is the fourth largest academic centre in Poland, with almost 30 universities and colleges the number of students totaling about 140.000. The main universities in Poznań are: Adam Mickiewicz University (with one of most impressive campus infrastructure among Polish universities) , Poznań University of Economics, Poznań University of Medical Science, Poznań University of Technology, University of Life Science.
Poznań is the third richest Polish city, home to many pharmaceutical (GlaxoSmithKline), automotive (Volkswagen, Solaris Bus & Coach), rail transport (Cegielski) furniture, transport and logistics companies.
Poznań has many historic buildings and sights, mostly concentrated around the Old Town and in the city centre, especially on the Royal-Imperial Route in Poznań. In 2012 Poznań's Art and Business Center "Stary Browar" won a competition organized by National Geographic Traveller and was given the first prize as one of the seven "New Polish Wonders".