Our City Lviv
A top upcoming outsourcing destination according to KPMG
Choosing the right location plays an important factor when outsourcing your software development. Being based in Lviv, we can offer you a top outsourcing destination.
However, Lviv is much more than that. Lviv is also a historic city, voted as the best city to live in Ukraine, the cultural capital of Ukraine and due to its centre which is on UNESCO’s world heritage list also a popular touristic destination.
We happily present you with some more touristic and business information on our city, on this page or during a visit to Lviv of course!
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- Population: 760,000
- Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, English
- Time Zone: GMT +0200 (1 hour time difference with Central Europe)
- Major Industries: Electronics, Mechanical Engineering, Food Processing, Chemicals, Tourism, Information Technologies
- Direct Flights to Western Europe: Dortmund, Milan, Munich, Vienna, Venice, Warsaw
- Number of Institutions for Higher Education: 38
- Universities: Lviv Polytechnical University; Ivan Franko University
- Number of IT graduates Annually: 1,000
- 25% of the total number of Ukrainian software developers
- Lviv is a host of the EURO 2012 Championship of football.
- The larger IT companies have set up large training centers to develop the talent in the city.
- Student teams of Lviv consistently beat their competitors in international programming contests.
- Since Ukraine is no EU member, there is no threat that talent will migrate to higher wage countries.
- Lviv has been appointed as the best city to live in in Ukraine.
Apart from being a city with a rich history and large cultural significance, Lviv was also appointed by KPMG as one of the top upcoming outsourcing destinations. Lviv offers you a unique combination of cultural similarity, cost-effective solutions and great availability of highly qualified IT personnel. Let us clearly line out the strengths of our city for you:
- Significantly more cost-effective solutions than our capital Kiev or European countries.
- 2 Top class Ukrainian universities with a significant number of IT-graduates per year
- Lviv has long been a part of Poland and is therefore still more culturally aligned with Europe than other Ukrainian cities.
- Lviv is surprisingly close, with distances to Berlin, Zurich and Amsterdam amounting only 900, 1,500 and 1,500 km respectively.
- No significant time-zone differences, no visa required to come to Lviv
- Easy to reach with many direct flights to Western Europe.
- Significant developments in infrastructure to be expected due to EURO 2012.