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Wroclaw University of Technology
Politechnika Wrocławska
Logo of the Wroclaw University of Technology
Latin: Polytechnica Wratislaviensis
Established 1910,1945
Type Public university
President Prof. Dr. Tadeusz Więckowski
Staff 4,100
Students 32,821
Location Wrocław, Poland
Affiliations EUA (European University Association), TIME (Top Industrial Managers for Europe), CRE (Association of European Universities CRE-Columbus), EAIE, PACE (Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education)
Website [1]

Wrocław University of Technology (Polish: Politechnika Wrocławska, founded as German: Technische Hochschule Breslau) is an autonomous technical university in Wrocław, Poland. With buildings dispersed throughout the city, its main facilities are gathered at a central location near Plac Grunwaldzki, alongside the Oder River. It is considered one of the best, if not the best of Polish technical universities, often placed in opposition to AGH University of Science and Technology, and operates three regional branches in Jelenia Góra, Legnica, and Wałbrzych, although not every faculty can be studied there.

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Facts & figures

Currently the University educates over 32,000 students in almost 50 different Bachelor, Master, and PhD programs. Every year over 4,000 degrees are conferred, with over 80,000 graduates since its foundation. The university staff consists of over 2000 academic employees and another 2,000 administration workers.

History

The Technische Hochschule Breslau was founded in 1910 with German scientists and engineers, with the support of Emperor Wilhelm II of the German Empire. It was renowned for its accomplishments and innovation and inventions.

In May, 1945 the Festung Breslau was overrun by the Red Army of the Soviet Union and the Technical University of Breslau along with the city was ceded to the People's Republic of Poland.

The Polish Wrocław University of Technology was founded August 24, 1945. A group of 27 professors, originating from the University and Technical University of Lwów, arrived in Wrocław and started the Polish academic society in the destroyed or severely damaged buildings of the Technische Hochschule Breslau. The first lecture was given by Kazimierz Idaszewski on 15 November, 1945, and since then that day has been celebrated as Wrocław Science Day.

In 1951 the university was divided into two institutions. The first rector of the newly established Wrocław University of Technology was Dionizy Smoleński. From this moment, the Polytechnic developed quickly and underwent numerous organisational changes.

Nowadays students of this university take part in several Science programmes such as for example SSETI Program - developing communication systems and steering for a satellite launched 5 October 2005.

Faculties

The University offers education in a diverse range of fields at 12 different faculties:

  • Faculty of Architecture
Architecture and Town Planning, Spatial Economy
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering
  • Faculty of Chemistry
Biotechnology, Chemistry, Chemical and Process Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Chemical Technology
  • Faculty of Electronics
Control Engineering and Robotics, Electronics and Telecommunications, Computer Science, Teleinformatics
  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Control Engineering and Robotics, Electrical Engineering, Renewable Energy
  • Faculty of Geoengineering, Mining and Geology
Mining and Geology
  • Faculty of Environmental Engineering
Environmental Engineering, Environmental Protection
  • Faculty of Computer Science and Management
Computer Science, Management and Marketing
  • Faculty of Mechanical and Power Engineering
Mechanical Engineering and Machine Building, Power Engineering
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Control Engineering and Robotics, Mechanical Engineering and Machine Building, Transport, Management and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Faculty of Fundamental Problems of Technology
Mathematics, Physics, Materials Engineering, Technical Physics, Computer Science
  • Faculty of Microsystem Electronics and Photonics
Electronics and Telecommunications

European cooperation networks

  • Neisse University

2001, in cooperation with the Technical University of Liberec in Czech Republic and the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Goerlitz in Germany, the Neisse University was established. The academic network provides own study courses using the resources of the partner institutes. In that way students study in three countries and acquire intercultural and interdisciplinary knowledge and experiences.

The university participate to student mobility and research cooperations with European technology universities through the Top Industrial Managers for Europe (TIME) network.

International cooperation

Power Engineering Graduate Program - Double Master’s Degree with Ryerson University

Centres

  • Wroclaw Centre for Networking and Supercomputing
Networking and Supercomputing services for local universities
http://www.wcss.wroc.pl/english/
  • Wroclaw Centre for Technology Transfer
to increase the efficiency and the competitiveness of industry through innovation
http://www.wctt.wroc.pl/
  • Lower Silesia Centre for Advanced Technology
promotion of clean technologies, hydrogen and fuel cells, food safety
http://www.dczt.wroc.pl/
  • Centre of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology
GaN devices, delta-doped structures, scanning probe microscopy, polymers
http://www.cmzin.pwr.wroc.pl/eng/index_en.html
  • Centre of Biomedical Engineering
http://www.nauka.pwr.wroc.pl/biomedyczna.php
The goal of the Hugo Steinhaus Center is to organize, encourage and support research on and education in stochastic techniques as applied in science and technology
http://www.im.pwr.wroc.pl/~hugo/stronaHSC/hsc_ang.html
  • Centre of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (CAMT)
http://www.camt.pl/
  • Center of Biomonitoring, Biotechnology and Ecosystems Protection in Lower Silesia
Contact: andrzej.zabza@pwr.wroc.pl

Conferences

  • International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering EEEIC
http://eeeic.eu/
  • International Conference on Charges in Non-Conductive Materials
http://www.csc7.pl/
  • International Conference "Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Engineering Structures" - EVACES
http://www.evaces09.pwr.wroc.pl/
  • Energy Efficiency and Air Pollutants Control Conference
http://www.energy-air-wroclaw.pwr.wroc.pl/

Notable faculty and alumni

External links


Coordinates: 51°06′31.72″N 17°03′35.53″E / 51.1088111°N 17.0598694°E / 51.1088111; 17.0598694

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