Warsaw is the capital of Poland and the centre of Polish political and economic life with a lively social and cultural scene. It is also an unchallenged leader of Poland’s academic life and one of the largest academic cities in this region of Europe.
Good news. Poland moved up from 25th to 13th place in the specialist HSBC ranking Expat Annual League, which assesses where to move to live well, raise a family and have a good job. In Warsaw, the capital of Poland, where the Nencki Institute is located, the chances for a career and professional development as well as economic stability and the so-called work life balance are high. And Warsaw is a dynamic city open to expats.
Warsaw is also relatively close to all types of nature diversity you might want to have on hand. In 4 hours you can get from here comfortably by train to the Polish seaside or in Polish mountains. It is even closer to the phenomenal Masuria, the land of Polish lakes, known all over the world. Right next to Warsaw, there is the Kampinos Forest (Puszcza Kampinoska), where you can meet wild animals and real, untouched nature.
Do you want broad access to culture? Great news – in Polish cinemas all films are played in their original languages, and instead of dubbing, only Polish subtitles on the screen are available! There are also museums with foreign-speaking guides, theaters with transcriptions of acting dialogues in English, an opera and dozens of underground scenes with concerts, performances and events worth visiting.
One of the advantages of Warsaw itself is excellent public transport. Maybe there are only two metro lines here, but the network of bus, tram and rail lines, airport, stations, city bike and scooter systems are impressive.