Bydgoszcz is a city located in the northern part of Poland, on the Brda and Vistula rivers. At present Bydgoszcz has a population of 470 thousand people. It is the 8th-largest city in Poland. Bydgoszcz is the seat of Kazimierz Wielki University, UTP University of Sciences and Technology as well as Collegium Medicum and Academy of Music. Bydgoszcz hosts the Pomeranian Philharmonic, the Opera Nova and the Bydgoszcz Ignacy Jan Paderewski Airport.