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Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
Politechnika Wrocławska
Main building
Latin: Polytechnica Wratislaviensis
Former names

Königliche Technische Hochschule Breslau (1910–1918)

Technische Hochschule Breslau (1918–1945)
Type Public
Established 1910 (former)
1945 (current)
Budget PLN 613 million (2012)[1]
Rector Cezary Madryas
Academic staff
2,131
Students 28,314
918
Location Wrocław, Poland
51°06′25″N 17°03′43″E / 51.107°N 17.062°E / 51.107; 17.062
Campus Urban
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 http://pwr.edu.pl
University rankings
Global
QS[2] 292nd in Engineering & Technology

Wrocław University of Science and Technology (Polish: Politechnika Wrocławska, founded as German: Technische Hochschule Breslau) is a technological university in Wrocław Poland. With buildings and infrastructures dispersed throughout the city, its main facilities are gathered at a central location near Plac Grunwaldzki, alongside the Oder river. It operates three regional branches in Jelenia Góra, Legnica, and Wałbrzych. Huffington Post UK named Wrocław University of Science and Technology in the top 15 Of The World’s Most Beautiful Universities Rankings.

Students and staff

Currently the university educates over 32,000 students in almost 50 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.

Rankings

The university rates high in the annual rankings of Polish universities. In 2006 and 2007 consecutively, it was announced the best technical university in Poland in the oldest Polish ranking of higher education schools carried out by Wprost magazine and 2nd best in 2013. The university ranked 1st in the modern technologies group (disciplines: computer science, electronics, materials science) of the Where to study? ranking. It ranked 2nd among the best technical universities in Information Technology and 1st in the Most Innovative Universities by 2012 Computerworld Magazine USA. In 2015 it ranked 1st in the field of Environmental Engineering according to the most popular currently ranking site in Poland, Perspektywy.[3]

According to the recent QS World University Rankings 2017/2018, it ranked 292nd in Engineering&Technology, impressively making it to the top 3% in the world in the field of engineering. It also ranked in the top 1% overall in EECA Rankings.

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. 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 SSETI Program — developing communication systems and steering for a satellite launched 5 October 2005.

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

Organization

Wroclaw University of Technology is managed by a rector and five vice-rectors: for research, education, students’ affairs, general affairs and development. Rectors and vice-rectors, as well as deans and directors of the departments are elected by the staff for five-year terms and may be re-elected 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 13 faculties:

Faculty of ArchitectureArchitecture and Urban Planning

  • Spatial Planning

Faculty of Civil Engineering

  • Civil Engineering

Faculty of Chemistry

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical and Process Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Chemical Technology

Faculty of Electronics

  • Control Engineering and Robotics
  • Electronics
  • Telecommunications
  • Computer Science
  • Teleinformatics

Faculty of Electrical Engineering

  • Control Engineering and Robotics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechatronics

Faculty of Geoengineering, Mining and Geology

  • Mining and Geology
  • Geodesy and Cartography

Faculty of Environmental Engineering

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Protection

Faculty of Computer Science and Management

  • Computer Science
  • Management
  • Systems Engineering

Faculty of Mechanical and Power Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering and Machine Building
  • Energy Engineering

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

  • Control Engineering and Robotics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Transport
  • Production Engineering and Management
  • Mechatronics
  • Biomedical Engineering

Faculty of Fundamental Problems of Technology

  • Physics
  • Engineering physics
  • Computer Science
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Optics
  • Quantum physics

Faculty of Microsystem Electronics and Photonics

  • Electronics and Telecommunications
  • Mechatronics

Faculty of Pure and Applied Mathematics

  • Mathematics
  • Applied mathematics

Research

12195 publications in journals on the ISI Master Journal List.

11345 publications in JCRI indexed journals.

5495 registered inventions, including utility models.

Scientific Journals

1. Optica Applicata 2. Material Science 3. Systems Science

Rectors

  • Rudolf Schenck (1910–1914)
  • Gerhard Hessenberg (1914–1916)
  • Carl Heinel (1916–1918)
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Semmler (1918–1920)
  • Ludwig Mann (1920–1924)
  • Werner Schmeidler (1924–1926)
  • Wilhelm Tafel (1926–1928)
  • Karl Gottwein (1928–1930)
  • Erich Waetzmann (1930–1932)
  • (1932–1933)
  • Wilhelm Rein (1933–1937)
  • Erwin Ferber (1937–1944)
  • Heinrich Blecken (1944–1945)
  • Stanisław Kulczyński (1945–1951)
  • Dionizy Smoleński (1951–1960)
  • Zygmunt Szparkowski (1960–1969)
  • Tadeusz Porębski (1969–1980)
  • Bogusław Kędzia (1 XII 1980–31 VIII 1981)
  • Tadeusz Zipser (1 IX–29 XII 1981)
  • Jerzy Schroeder (6 I–31 VII 1982)
  • Wacław Kasprzak (1982–1984)
  • Jan Kmita (1984–1990)
  • Andrzej Wiszniewski (1990–1996)
  • Andrzej Mulak (1996–2002)
  • Tadeusz Luty (2002–2008)
  • Tadeusz Więckowski (2008–2016)
  • Cezary Madryas (2016–)

Student life

Students have their own self-government, which controls most of their affairs. At the university works also the Career Office which helps students in transition process from education to work.[5]

Student organizations

Active organizations

  • ASI – University Computer Science Association
  • AZS – University Sport Association
  • AIESEC – International Association of the Economy and Commerce Students’
  • ESN – Erasmus Student Network
  • IAESTE – The International Association for the Exchange of Students for the Technical Experience
  • IACES – International Association of Civil Engineering Students
  • NZS – Independent Students’ Union
  • AKM Apanonar – Academic Motors Club

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.
  • Top Industrial Managers for Europe: 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

  • Wroclaw Centre for Networking and Supercomputing: Networking and Supercomputing services for local universities
  • Wroclaw Centre for Technology Transfer: to increase the efficiency and the competitiveness of industry through innovation
  • Lower Silesia Centre for Advanced Technology: promotion of clean technologies, hydrogen and fuel cells, food safety
  • Centre of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology : GaN devices, delta-doped structures, scanning probe microscopy, polymers
  • Centre of Biomedical Engineering
  • Hugo Steinhaus Center : to organize, encourage and support research on and education in stochastic techniques as applied in science and technology
  • Centre of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (CAMT)
  • Center of Biomonitoring, Biotechnology and Ecosystems Protection in Lower Silesia

Conferences

  • The 7th European Meeting coinciding with the 1st World Meeting in Visual and Physiological Optics, VPOptics 2014
  • Modern Electric Power Systems MEPS
  • International Conference "Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Engineering Structures" – EVACES
  • Energy Efficiency and Air Pollutants Control Conference

Notable faculty and alumni

See also

References

7.https://www.topuniversities.com/universities/wroclaw-university-technology

8. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/07/11/worlds-most-beautiful-universities_n_3578402.html

External links

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