Wrocław University of Science and Technology | Wikipedia audio article

Wrocław University of Science and Technology | Wikipedia audio article

September 18, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


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.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.==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) Bernhard Neumann (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.===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==
Power Engineering Graduate Program – Double master’s degree with Ryerson University
Joint Master-Program “Information Technology] with Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied
Sciences, Halmstad University and Aalborg University.==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 safetyCentre 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==Krzysztof Baranowski – yachtsman, sailor
Constantin Carathéodory – Greek mathematician Klaus Clusius – physical chemist
Leszek Czarnecki – businessman, billionaire and world record holder in diving
Rafał Dutkiewicz – president of the City of Wrocław
Arnold Eucken – chemist Erwin Fues – theoretical physicist
Wojciech Kurtyka – climber Krystyn Jerzy Haich – architect, engineer,
philanthropist Jerzy Leszczyński – chemist received the
Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Jan Paweł Nowacki – electrical engineer Ferdinand Albin Pax – botanist and entomologist. Ulrich Petersen (1907–1992), expert of iron
technology Eugen Piwowarsky – metallurgist
Wanda Rutkiewicz – mountaineer Hugo Steinhaus – mathematician
Władysław Ślebodziński – mathematician Czesław Ryll-Nardzewski – mathematician
Włodzimierz Trzebiatowski – physicist, chemist and mathematician
Stanisław Tołpa – botanist Stanisław Trybuła – mathematician
Krzysztof Wielicki – mountaineer, the fifth man to climb all fourteen eight-thousanders
Maja Włoszczowska – World Champion in mountain biking==See also==
University of Wrocław