Sosnowiec is one of the most populous cities of the Silesia province. It is located 20 km from the Katowice International Airport and 70 km from the Balice airport, at the intersection of road and railway traffic routes. Transit roads in almost every direction run through the city.
Thriving business entities, including the Trade Fair and Exhibition Centre “Expo Silesia”, have their seats in Sosnowiec. Since 2012, on the areas of the Municipality of Sosnowiec, the Sosnowiec Science and Technology Park actively operates for entrepreneurs as the centre of innovation and is an important link between science and business. The University of Silesia with Faculty of Philology, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Faculty of Computer Science and Materials Science, the Medical University of Silesia with Pharmaceutical Faculty and Laboratory Medicine Division and many others have faculties in Sosnowiec.Sosnowiec won the “Innovative Municipality” title for the best city infrastructure, site preparation for investment and effective use of EU funds.