EUCYS 2024

Discover Katowice

Learn more about Katowice, the city of the EUCYS 2024 finals.

Katowice, the view of Spodek

SPODEK in Katowice | Photo by UM Katowice

Katowice is a city located in Southern Poland and the Eastern part of Upper Silesia. The capital city of the Silesian Voivodeship is also the central point of the Metropolis GZM, the eleventh largest city in Poland and the biggest city in terms of population in the Katowice conurbation.  The city is made up of 22 districts.

Katowice has been announced as the European City of Science 2024. This honourable title is granted by EuroScience (European Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology) in cooperation with the European Commission. 

This modern city stands out with a well-developed economy and culture. The hallmark of Katowice is relatively new, mainly 20th-century architecture, including many high-rise buildings.  

As a city founded in the 16th century, Katowice has a rich history, which makes it a fascinating spot for tourists, both for those who relish the old times and those who prefer the modern period. 

The city is also the seat of numerous concert halls, galleries, and clubs, thanks to which it can be called the entertainment heart of Silesia. Diverse events, which take place in Katowice, can satisfy even the most particular tastes. 

Moreover, Katowice houses many higher education institutions, both public and private, as well as science fairs. Therefore, Katowice is, without a doubt, a city where science develops well.