USA = the same recognition (NOT in all 50 states)
EU = full recognition (although work options will vary with citizenship/language)
Quality = no idea... but I have heard more about Lodz
City = no idea... Google Image is your friend, and I would recommend flying to visit both places before attending if you can
Character, Lab, Students, Accommodation = no idea...
You will find the right spot for you through research, I'm sure. Best of luck to you.
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