Wrocław University of Technology

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Wroclaw University of Technology
Politechnika Wrocławska
Main building
Latin: Polytechnica Wratislaviensis
Established1910,1945
TypePublic
RectorTadeusz Więckowski
Academic staff1,904
Students32,821
LocationWrocław, Poland
CampusUrban
Former namesTechnische Hochschule Breslau
AffiliationsEUA (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)
Websitehttp://www.pwr.wroc.pl
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Wroclaw University of Technology
Politechnika Wrocławska
Main building
Latin: Polytechnica Wratislaviensis
Established1910,1945
TypePublic
RectorTadeusz Więckowski
Academic staff1,904
Students32,821
LocationWrocław, Poland
CampusUrban
Former namesTechnische Hochschule Breslau
AffiliationsEUA (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)
Websitehttp://www.pwr.wroc.pl
Wroclaw University of Technology logo.jpg
University rankings
National
Global
QS[1]314 (Engineering & IT)
Times[2]N/A

Logo of the Wroclaw University of Technology 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 also operates three regional branches in Jelenia Góra, Legnica, and Wałbrzych.

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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. Today, it belongs to the best technical universities in Poland – It rates high in the annual rankings of Polish universities. Recently, it has been announced the best technical university in Poland for the second consecutive time in the oldest Polish ranking of higher education schools carried out by the “Wprost” magazine (in 2006 and 2007). Also, the university ranked first in the modern technologies group (disciplines: computer science, electronics, materials science) of the Where to study? ranking.

Ranked 430. in 2011 Webometrics Ranking of World Universities 185. in Europe and 9. in Central & Eastern Europe[3]

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 24 August 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.

The University is also one of the founder of the International University of Logistics and Transport In Wrocław, together with the city of Wrocław and the French university École supérieure internationale de commerce in Metz.[4]

Organisation

Wroclaw University of Technology is managed by a Rector and five Vice-Rectors: for research, for education, for students’ affairs, for general affairs and for development. Rectors and Vice-Rectors, as well as Dean and Directors of the Departments are elected by the staff for three-year terms and may be re-elected only once. The highest governing body within the university is the Senate, which consists of 75 members: Rector, 5 Vice-Rectors, 12 Deans, 12 students and 45 eligible staff representatives.

Faculties

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

Architecture and Urban Planning, Spatial Management
Civil Engineering
Biotechnology, Chemistry, Chemical and Process Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Chemical Technology
Control Engineering and Robotics, Electronics and Telecommunications, Computer Science, Teleinformatics
Control Engineering and Robotics, Electrical Engineering, Renewable Energy
Mining and Geology
Environmental Engineering, Environmental Protection
Computer Science, Management and Marketing
Mechanical Engineering and Machine Building, Power Engineering
Control Engineering and Robotics, Mechanical Engineering and Machine Building, Transport, Management and Manufacturing Engineering
Mathematics, Physics, Materials Engineering, Technical Physics, Computer Science
Electronics and Telecommunications

Rectors

Student life

Students have their own self-government, which controls most of their affairs.

Student organizations

Active organizations

European cooperation networks

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

Centres

Networking and Supercomputing services for local universities
to increase the efficiency and the competitiveness of industry through innovation
promotion of clean technologies, hydrogen and fuel cells, food safety
GaN devices, delta-doped structures, scanning probe microscopy, polymers
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

Conferences

Notable faculty and alumni

See also

References

  1. ^ "QS World University Rankings". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2011. http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2011. Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Top 400 – The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011–2012". The Times Higher Education. 2011. http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2011-2012/top-400.html. Retrieved October 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ World Universities' ranking on the Web http://www.webometrics.info/top500_europe.asp?offset=100
  4. ^ http://www.mwsl.eu/index.php/en/main-page/news Official site nternational University of Logistics and Transport In Wrocław]

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