"Only a few years have passed since its establishment, and European University Viadrina has already achieved a remarkable reputation. This can be seen as well in the constantly increasing numbers of students and the expanding interest on the part of scholars with well-known names to teach and to do research at this university. Students and instructors find here not only a good technical framework for their work, but also an environment which promotes intellectual exchange and, as such, is both influenced and characterized by international contacts."
The opportunity to study together with classmates from Poland as well as other nations of Europe and the rest of the world is a special attraction: many in fact regard it as a great enrichment of both their academic and personal lives, as it leads to the development of close contacts, frequently deepening into friendships across European borders that are, in turn, often maintained in later life following the years at university. This human potential represents a great treasure, one that we wish to cultivate and preserve. It represents a pledge of high value for a continuation of our peaceful and successful coexistence in Europe. Viadrina will make every effort to promote and to expand this international character in the future as well. It is an important basic thought, in fact a principle of constitutuent significance for this university. In our daily work here, these efforts are not limited to the intensive support of instruction in foreign languages alone - they are extended to include the entire range of learning opportunities offered by the three faculties.