Kraków the european capital of outsourcing
As an unquestioned European leader in the area of business support services, according to Tholons Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations Report, Krakow occupies the 9th position in the world. It is preceded only by Asian cities. With the population of almost one million, this metropolis constitutes an economic and administrative centre of southern Poland, simultaneously being Europe’s leading location for companies providing modern business support services. According to the newest data, currently only the service centres with foreign capital employ approx. 46 thousand people. The highest level not only in Poland, but in whole Europe. For many international corporations, the capital of Małopolska has long become one of the most important addresses on the map of the world.
Multicultural character of the city, openness to innovation, unlimited development opportunities facilitate attracting the most qualified, creative and enterprising employees not only from Poland, but from the entire world, creating the optimal and favorable environment for work and life.
Kraków metropolis in numbers
1 500 000
1 100 000
higher education institutions
graduates per year
unemployment rate in Kraków
8 500 000
passengers per year
14 000 000
tourists per year
green area of the city
Get to know the area
Undoubtedly the favourite place among both tourists and residents, Kraków’s historic Old Town, surrounded with the Planty green belt, constitutes a heritage of the years gone by and a superb collage of architecture from almost every epoch and style. Kraków’s Market Square is one of the largest urban squares in Europe; brimming with cafes, pubs and restaurants, it is a perfect place to meet with friends and rest.
It also boasts the greatest concentration of Kraków’s historical monuments including, among others, Cloth Hall, St. Mary’s Basilica, the Barbican, the Florian Gate but also multiple museums, galleries and theatres. Wawel Hill with the Royal Castle overlooks the Old Town and Kazimierz, the former Jewish Quarter, nowadays enjoying huge popularity among Krakow’s residents.
Kraków University of Economics
The University of Economics is Poland’s largest and second oldest school with this profile. It provides education to approx. 23,000 students, offering dozens of intramural and extramural courses.
The campus is located immediately next to Unity Centre and it consists of multiple facilities — both historical (e.g. the Main Building, i.e. the former edifice of the Foundation of Prince Alexander Lubomirski — Shelter for Boys) and contemporary. It is made complete with a diversified didactic and recreational infrastructure. The University is a veritable forge of talents in the area of business, economy, banking and finances.
The Botanical Garden
The oldest botanic garden in Poland is located in the strict city centre and in the immediate vicinity of Unity Centre. This oasis of greenery stretching over the area of almost ten hectares is a perfect place for rest and contemplation, both during lunch hours and after work.
The Garden houses Poland’s largest collection of orchids, several greenhouses, a palm house, ponds with a collection of aquatic plants, a Biblical garden, a rockery, not to mention more than 1,000 species of trees and ornamental shrubs.
One of the most important communication junctures of Kraków. A key transfer node directly connected to the Central Station, Regional Bus Station and the Kraków University of Technology via a fast tram tunnel. The roundabout’s upper level is used as a road junction for vehicle traffic, whereas the lower level is a communication node for pedestrians, cyclists, and trams.
The very heart of the roundabout is occupied by ruins of Fort Lubicz, pedestrian avenues and leisure zones. During the summer season, the site attracts foodtrucks and stalls offering soft-drinks, press and Kraków pretzels. Passersby’s eyes are drawn to interesting mosaics rendered by Kraków’s residents on construction elements according to Stanisław Wyspiański’s historical designs, including the artist’s last self-portrait entitled Wyspiański at Rondo Mogilskie.