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Silesian University of Technology
English Name: Silesian University of Technology
Region: Eastern Europe
Country/Region: Poland
Found Year: 1945
Address: Akademicka 2A


The Silesian University of Technology (SUT), is the oldest technical university in the region and one of the most prestigious in Poland. It was established in 1945 as a scientific and educational facility for Upper Silesia, the most industrialized area in Poland, and one of the most industrialized in Europe. For nearly 75 years of its history, it has always been a public institution, playing a cultural and opinion forming role in the region. 

15 educational units of the University – 13 faculties, one college and a scientific-didactic centre – currently offer over 60 study programmes and about 200 specializations, including the whole spectrum of engineering studies. Aside from technical programmes, candidates may also study administration, business analytics, mathematics, sociology and management – including project management – as well as foreign languages and pedagogy.

The Silesian University of Technology occupies leading positions in both national and international rankings. It ranked 6th among technical universities and 11th among all universities in Poland in the “Perspektywy” Educational Foundation Ranking 2019. The university also  took first place in Poland in the field of engineering and technical sciences - in 2016, and first place in the area of social sciences - in 2018 for publications having the greatest influence on the global perception of Polish science and continuous increase in the number of publications in the most prestigious scientific journals, and the participation of foreign co-authors, as well as citation in a given field, receiving the following awards: ELSEVIER Research Impact Leaders 2016 and ELSEVIER Research Impact Leaders 2018.

According to the report made by Sedlak & Sedlak company, 1 in 12 top managers in Poland graduated from SUT. Meanwhile, the “Rzeczpospolita” journal states, that our university is second nationwide when it comes to successful people. Finally, the “Wprost” magazine, graduates from SUT are 4th in Poland in terms of most wanted by the employers. 

Moreover, the institution was one of the first in Poland that was honoured with an “HR Excellence in Research” Logo, which confirms that the university operates in accordance with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. SUT was also awarded an ELSEVIER Research Impact Leaders 2016 award in the Engineering and Technology category, focusing on the impact of the university on the visibility of Polish science worldwide.

Nowadays, SUT educates over 18,000 students at all three levels of study: Bachelor (and Engineering), Master and Doctoral studies. Those programmes are available both as full-time (nearly 13,000 full-time students) and part-time study. The Silesian University of Technology offers 17 programmes conducted in English.

As a prestigious European technical university, the Silesian University of Technology hosts innovative research and development activities and educates highly professional staff for the knowledge-based society and economy. It also actively stimulates the growth of the region and the local communities. Due to the constant improvement of processes and organization, the university is a friendly and open place for the academic community, in terms of work and development.

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