WROCLAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
WROCLAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY mission is to shape creative and critical personalities of the students and to chart development directions of science and technology. The University fulfils its mission through a high standard of teaching and scientific research ensuring its prominent place among the universities in Europe and the whole world.
In 1364, after many years of endeavour, King Casimir the Great received permission from the Pope to establish a university in Krakow, the capital of the Kingdom of Poland. It was the second university to be founded in Central Europe, after Prague in 1348. Soon afterwards other universities were established in the area: in Vienna (1365), Pécs (1367), Erfurt (1379) and Heidelberg (1386).
WARSAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
arsaw University of Technology is a research intense, doctoral level academic institution focused on undergraduate and graduate programs almost exclusively in engineering and applied sciences. With over thirty thousand students served by over two thousand professors and instructors, Warsaw University of Technology is the largest and the highest ranking engineering university in Poland.
AGH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
AGH University of Science and Technology continues the traditions of the Mining Academy established in Kielce by Stanis?aw Staszic. It serves the science, economy and society through educating students and the development of the scientific and research staff, as well as conducting scientific research.
One of the challenges and opportunities of the era of globalization is freedom to choose a country and a university at which to study. The educational options available to young people are nowadays much greater than for any of the previous generations. Traditionally, young people from non-English speaking backgrounds most often chose institutions in the USA, UK, and more recently Australia for education in English.
The University should not only maintain in the nation both learning and skills at the level they have already attained in the scholarly world, but also further develop and propagate them as well as apply their theory for the public good. Warsaw University belongs to the community of universities and accepts its universal aims, and its name is bound up with the capital of Poland. In response to the challenges arising from the transformation of our country, the new position of Poland in Europe and the world and the education of a knowledge-based society, Warsaw University defines it mission as follows:
GDANSK UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
In the XIX th century the industrialization epoch started which gave birth to the necessity of the development of universities of technology in order to provide constant flow of highly qualified professionals for industry1. In the second half of the XIX th century, Germany under industrialization possessed three universities of technology (Aachen, Berlin - Charlottenburg and Hanover) where institutes closely connected with machine-technical, electrotechnical and chemical industries were developing.
ADAM MICKIEWICZ UNIVERSITY POZNAN
Adam Mickiewicz University was founded in 1919. It developed into one of the largest academic centers in Poland with over 2,100 faculty members and over 49,000 students. It is organized into 13 different faculties, which offer one of the highest levels of education in Poland.
The University of Gda?sk’s educational offer includes almost thirty major fields of study with over 100 specialisations offered by nine faculties and the Foreign Language Teacher Training College, as well as doctoral and post-graduate studies.
MARIA CURIE SKLODOWSKA UNIVERSITY
It is thanks to its over sixty-year--long efforts that Maria Curie-Sk?odowska University has won recognition both at home and abroad, and has also become the workplace of superbly educated academic staff and a school for highly qualified specialists in many fields.
WARSAW SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS
The Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) is the oldest public school of economics and management in Poland. It proudly belongs to the leading economic universities in Central and Eastern Europe. Throughout the XX century, on average every third economist in Poland was a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics. Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) was founded in 1906 as Private Courses of Commerce for Men.
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF LODZ
The Technical University of Lodz came into existence in 1945, initially with 3 Faculties of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Chemistry. Together with its development new faculties were established, up to the present number of 9 faculties, 70 institutes and departments and 113 specializations.
NICOLAUS COPERNICUS UNIVERSITY
The Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU) in Torun was established in 1945. It is the largest university in northern Poland and is outstanding in terms of academic potential, courses of study on offer, forms of education, and number of students. The University employs a total staff of over 3,000, of whom 1,368 are academic teachers.
POZNAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
I am very satisfied you decide to come to Poznan and study at one of the oldest universities of technology. I am sure you will find courses which will develop your interests and will create opportunities for your future professional career. Our motto is “ Technology in a positive climate” which means all highly qualified academic staff together with Polish students are ready to broaden their knowledge in a positive and student-friendly way. PUT is developing international cooperation introducing new courses and modules conducted in English. Please consult the pages of our faculties to know about variety of courses and studies.
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF SZCZECIN
The history of the Technical University of Szczecin goes back to December 1946. It was then that the School of Engineering, with the Faculties of Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, was established. The Faculty of Chemical Engineering was opened in the following academic year and the Faculty of Engineering and Economics of Transport in 1955.
UNIVERSITY OF LODZ
The UNIVERSITY OF ?ÓD? was founded 24th May 1945 as the successor to the educational institutions functioning in ?ód? in the interwar period: the Teacher Training Institute (1921-1928), the School of Social and Economic Sciences (1924-1928) and the branch of the Polish Free University (1928-1939). Professor Teodor Vieweger, the Rector of The Polish Free University was instrumental in establishing a university in ?ód? under its original name: "The State University - The Free University." Tadeusz Kotarbi?ski, Józef Cha?asi?ski, Jan Szczepa?ski, the outstanding Polish scholars, were the first presidents of the University of ?ód?.
FACULTY OF MATHEMATICS INFORMATICS AND MECHANICS WARSAW UNIVERSITY
Our faculty is located close to the central part of Warsaw and is surrounded by other university buildings: the faculties of Biology, Chemistry, Geology and the Geophysics Institute. In the nearest distance, there are also the Heavy Ion Laboratory, the Medical University of Warsaw and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computer Modelling and some other research institutes as well.
UNIVERSITY OF SILESIA
The University of Silesia was established in Katowice in 1968 as the ninth university in Poland and is an autonomous state university. The University has its origins in the Higher School of Education, which was founded in 1928 - at that time it was the only institution of higher education in the region. Later, the school became a branch of the Jagiello?ian University in Kraków, the oldest Polish University.
FACULTY OF PHYSICS WARSAW UNIVERSITY
Physics and astronomy have been present in Warsaw University since its very foundation, in 1816. The leading professors of the period 1816-1831 were physicist Karol Skrodzki (1787 - 1832), the second rector of the university, and astronomer Franciszek Armi?ski (1789 - 1848), the founder of the Astronomical Observatory. The observatory, formally inaugurated in 1825, when the construction of its building was completed, continued to exist as a scientific institution even after closing down of the university in 1831.
SILESIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY GLIWICE
The Silesian University of Technology, being one of the biggest technical universities in Poland and the first founded in Silesia has successfully been pursuing its mission of education, research and development on the one hand mainatining academic tradition originating from the Lvov Technical University and on the other hand, adjusting itself all the time meets new challenges of the future.
WARSAW AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW) is the oldest agricultural academic school in Poland, its history dates back to 1816. At present, the university consists of 11 faculties and 6 interfaculty units; there are 25,000 students enrolled. They can choose from 23 disciplines and 61 specialties. The research and education covers the entire field of agriculture related sciences, among the others: Landscape Architecture, Biology, Biotechnology, Economics, Finance and Banking, Regional Planning, Informatics and Econometrics, Environmental Engineering, Forestry, Environment Protection, Horticulture, Agriculture, Sociology, Agricultural and Forestry Techniques, Wood Technology, Commodity Sciences, Tourism and Recreation, Food Technology, Human Nutrition, Veterinary Medicine, Management and Production Engineering, Management and Marketing, Animal Science. Within the Socrates/Erasmus programme SGGW offers a wide range of subjects taught in English.
MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF WROCLAW
The Wroc?aw Medical University consists of 5 faculties: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Public Health and Postgraduate Education. The total number of chairs and clinics is 107. Altogether, 891 academic professors and teachers work at the Medical University and about 3 500 students continue their studies. Wroc?aw Medical University has 22 international agreements of co-operation signed with other universities abroad. There is a wide exchange of students and teaching staff within the framework of the Socrates/Erasmus programme of the European Union, especially with France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Netherlands and England.
CRACOW UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS
Cracow University of Economics has two units coordinating international cooperation: Office for International Relations and International Programmes Office. You can visit the websites to get more information:
UNIVERSITY AT BIALYSTOK
The University of Bialystok was created under the Act of Sejm of the Republic of Poland on June 19, 1997 from the Branch of Warsaw University after 29 years of its existence. The academic potential and scope of the new University’s activities have contributed to its present position as one of the biggest and most important academic centers in the Northern Eastern Poland. Though now an independent academic centre, The University of Bialystok still maintains scientific and personal connections with Warsaw University.
POZNAN UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS
Established in 1926, the Pozna? University of Economics is one of the oldest and most prestigious business universities in Poland. The school is a 16,000-strong academic and research centre, specialising in the education of highly-qualified management personnel, economic experts, as well as national and local administration workers.
WROCLAW UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS
The University of Economics commenced its activities in 1947 as a private, one-faculty College of Commercial Education. Three years later it was nationalised and transformed into the College of Economics and a second faculty was added. The present Polish name, Akademia Ekonomiczna im. Oskara Langego was introduced in October 1974, and its officially adopted English name is "Wroc?aw University of Economics".
RZESZOW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
A warm and cordial welcome to all prospective students. The University has appointed me Rector for the current term of office. It will be a challenging time, as new financing regulations will result in nationwide competition for funds among universities. Nevertheless foreign students will find it very affordable to live here.
UNIVERSITY OF ZIELONA GORA
The University of Zielona Góra was founded on 1 September 2001 as a result of a merger between Zielona Góra's Pedagogical University and Technical University. The University comprises nine faculties, which provide education for about 23 thousand students within 28 areas of study and various types of courses (full-time, part-time and evening ones) conducted at different levels (undergraduate, graduate, complementary, postgraduate, and doctoral).
POLISH-JAPANESE INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
1994 The founding of PJIIT by the Computer Techniques Development Foundations following an agreement between the governments of Poland and Japan. PJIIT was entered at number 51 in the registrar of institutions of higher education and was given the right to grant the degree of Engineer of Computer Science (higher than Bachelor and lower than Master in the Polish educational system).
PEDAGOGICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRACOW (Note 40)
Pedagogical University of Cracow, named after the National Education Commission (Akademia Pedagogiczna im. Komisji Edukacji Narodowej w Krakowie), was founded on 11th May 1946 as the National Higher College of Teacher Training (Pa?stwowa Wy?sza Szko?a Pedagogiczna) and started its teaching activity on 25th October.
AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF CRACOW
First attempts at teaching agriculture as a university subject were made in Poland by the end of the 18th century. In 1776 Rev. Hugo Ko??štaj suggested forming the Chair of Agronomy as a part of projected reform of the Main Royal School (Szko?a G?owna Koronna). The Chair of Farming established in 1806 existed only for three years. Subsequent numerous endeavours aimed at reviving agricultural studies within the Krakow Academy proved futile.
On May 4th, 1945, when Western Pomerania was the scene of last battles and fights of World War II, a group of Pozna? University representatives arrived in Szczecin in order to secure property for the future Szczecin University. Their task was to create administrative structures and secure library collections, university buildings and accommodation for academic teachers and other employees.
UNIVERSITY OF WARMIA AND MAZURY
The University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn was established on September 1, 1999 (Journal of Laws No. 69 of August 20, 1999, item 762). The University combines a 50-year tradition of the University of Agriculture and Technology, a 30-year tradition of the Higher Teacher Education School and a 450-year tradition of theological education in Warmia.
ACADEMY OF HUMANITIES AND ECONOMICS IN LODZ
it is a great honour to present the Academy of Humanities and Economics in Lodz to You. Over the past ten years the independent higher education sector has acquired a considerable percentage of the total number of students in Poland. I do hope that the Polish non-public universities will prove to be attractive also for foreign students. The Academy of Humanities and Economics in Lodz joins Europe as a university which is both competitive and provides a wide range of educational options.
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KOSZALIN
The location of the Koszalin University of Technology (Politechnika Koszali?ska) is the city of Koszalin, which is situated close to the Baltic Sea, in a pleasant and ecologically clean region. Koszalin is one of 19 Polish cities with a polytechnic or university, and with 18,500 students Politechnika Koszali?ska accounts for 16 per cent of its population. This fact, together with the Polytechnic’s right to confer scientific doctor’s degrees (PhD) and advanced doctor’s degrees (DSc), its international connections, the publishing of books and papers of worldwide renown and the organization of congresses and international conferences, demonstrates that Koszalin is a well-established scientific centre.
AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF WROCLAW
The Agricultural University of Wroc?aw focuses its wide-ranging activities on education and research covering agriculture and related sciences. The profile of the AUW and its mission are directly involved in transformation programmes dealing with rural development and food quality and management, with full respect paid to social support and interaction. The knowledge acquired and the research projects realised at the AUW make provision for future development, regarding all aspects of environmentally sustainable development, which is friendly to human and animal welfare.
SZKOLA WYZSZA PSYCHOLOGII SPOLECZNEJ
The Warsaw School of Social Psychology (Szko?a Wy?sza Psychologii Spo?ecznej, SWPS) was founded by Andrzej Eliasz, Zbigniew Pietrasi?ski, and Janusz Reykowski, former professors of the Institute of Psychology, and the Polish Academy of Sciences (Polska Akademia Nauk - PAN). The idea won the support of PAN, and in July 1996, the College received approval from the Ministry for Education.
AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF LUBLIN
The Agricultural University in Lublin is one of the oldest institutions of higher agricultural education in post-war Poland. It dates back to 1944 when its two oldest faculties were established by the Polish government at the University of Maria Curie-Sk?odowska, namely the Agrarian and the Veterinary Faculties (now: the Faculty of Agrobioengineering and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine).
MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF GDANSK
The Medical University of Gda?sk is the largest medical academic institution in the Northern Poland. The Medical University of Gda?sk educates more than 5 000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in four Faculties: Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy, and the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology of the University of Gda?sk and the Medical University of Gda?sk. Teaching activities are carried out by near by one thousand of academic teachers with over one hundred of them holding the professor’s position. Students may choose to live in the comfortable campus, placed close to the main university buildings and the modern library.
MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF LODZ
The Medical University of ?ód? was inaugurated on 1st October, 2002, as a merger of two ?ód? Academies, Medical Academy and Military Medical Academy, by the Act of the Polish Parliament of 27th July, 2002. It continues the several-decade history and tradition of both Medical Academies. s
POLISH SCHOOLS OF BANKING
Since its foundation in 1994 The Poznan School of Banking has been seeking to become one of the best schools of business in Poland. The efforts made do not pass unnoticed. According to a ranking published by the daily newspaper "Rzeczpospolita" and the monthly magazine "Perspektywy" in April 2004 - WSB was ranked the top school among all non-state MA awarding schools in Wielkopolska province. The school has also been listed as one of the most prestigious economic schools, both state and non-state.
MEDICAL ACADEMY OF LUBLIN
The teaching of medicine and pharmacy in Lublin can be connected with the opening of Maria Curie-Sk?odowska University (UMCS) in 1944. Both faculties were educating young people at UMCS for over 5 years until they were separated to form Medical University in 1950. Today our University is proud to bear the name of its first Rector, a surgeon, professor Feliks Skubiszewski and is run by a nephrologist, professor Andrzej Ksi??ek, the eleventh Rector of the University.
WYZSZA SZKOLA BIZNESU NATIONAL LOUIS UNIVERSITY
Wy?sza Szko?a Biznesu - National-Louis University is a leader in private education, well known in Poland for its excellent infrastructure, qualified renown staff and a quality curriculum. At WSB-NLU, there is a never-ending pursuit to be the best. Our reputation is built on the atmosphere of respect and understanding, a place where students from all over the world can study, develop friendships and obtain the knowledge to get ahead in this world.
KIELCE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
The Kielce University of Technology considers itself an heir and continuator of universal academic values. The traditions of the University draw on higher education institutions in the Kielce region, including the Mining Academy, the first technical higher schools in Poland founded by S. Staszic, the Clandestine University of Western Territories and Kielce-Radom Evening Higher Engineering School .
ACADEMY OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT
The Academy of Computer Science and Management in Bielsko-Bia?a was founded in 1992. The Academy runs day and evening study courses in the faculty of Information Technology. The graduates obtain a vocational title IT Engineer, with a specialisation in either IT Systems or Internet Management Systems.