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1 Wroclaw University of Technology Teaching standards for the new era Presentation of the University of Technology December 2003

2 The contents 1.Where are we from – the country, the region and the city 2.A little bit of history 3.Wroclaw today – the economy 4.Wroclaw today – the culture 5.Wroclaw today – the education 6.The University of Technology in rankings 7.The origins I 8.The origins II 9.We are quickly growing in number 10.The biggest employer in town 11.More and more faculties 12.Forms of teaching 13.Specialisations I 14.Specialisations II 15.Specialisations III 16.Specialisations IV 17.The offer for the best 18.Research I 19.Research II 20.The Lower Silesian Science Festival 21.The Library 22.The modern university 23.Doctorate honoris causa 24.To let the students study 25.There is more to the student’s life than just studying 26.The alumni 27.The well-known Alumni of WUT 28.Thank you for your time

3 Where are we from – the country, the region and the city

4 A little bit of history The town walls of Wroclaw have witnessed a millennium of stormy and eventful history of several nations: the Poles, Germans, Czechs and Jews 1000 – The oldest written reference to Wroclaw – setting up the bishopric; the reign of Piast dukes 1335 - The town is taken over by the Czechs 1526 - The Habsburgs start to rule Wroclaw 1742 - The beginning of the Prussian reign in the town 1945 - As a result of the capitulation of the Nazi Germany Wroclaw belongs to Poland

5 Wroclaw today – the economy The total area: 293 km 2 Population 635 000 Numerous joint venture public limited companies, e.g. Volvo, 3M, Whirlpool, Cadbury, Bombardier An important communications hub: three international roads, two big railway stations, international airport, two river shipping ports Transportation, machine, metal constructions, foodand electrotechnical industries.

6 Wroclaw today – the culture Theatres, the opera, philharmonics, a number of clubs, museums and galleries. The cultural symbol – international music festivals: „Wratislavia Cantans” and „Przegląd Piosenki Aktorskiej”

7 Wroclaw today - the education The Academy of Economics The Medical Academy The Academy of Music The Academy of Agriculture The Academy of Arts The Academy of Physical Education National Theatre Academy Papal Theological Faculty Wroclaw University of Technology Wroclaw University Ground Forces Officer Academy and many private schools of higher education

8 The University of Technology in rankings „Wprost”: the 1 st place in the ranking of Polish technical universities the 6 th place on the list of the 75 best Polish universities „Newsweek”: the 2 nd place in the ranking of Polish technical universities the 5 th place on the list of the best Polish universities In the rankings for 2002 the Wroclaw University of Technology took the following positions:

9 The origins I In 1902 the Emperor Wilhelm II decided to set up a Technical University in Wroclaw. The construction activities began in 1905, and on 1 st October 1910 the Royal Technical University in Wroclaw (Koenigliche Technische Hochschule Breslau) was opened. The Emperor Wilhelm II came for the opening ceremony on 29 November 1910 and received the first doctorate honoris causa of the University.

10 The origins II Immediately after the war the Scientific and Cultural Group came from the Jagiellonian University to Wroclaw. Its task was to secure the assets of the pre-war universities of Wroclaw. Young people formed the Academic Guard. By way of an edict of 24 August 1945 the Polish Universities in Wroclaw were established. The University of Technology and University operated as one organisation at that time. The academic staff consisted of teachers coming from the Jan Kazimierz University in Lvov and the Lvov University of Technology. The first lecture was held on 15 November 1945 and to commemorate that event that day is annually celebrated as the Wroclaw Science Day.

11 We are quickly growing in number Until 1939: 1910 - 57 students, 23 visiting students, 38 guests 1927 - 926 students After 1945: 1945 - 595 students 2003 - over 25 thousand full-time students and over 6 thousand evening- and weekend-course students

12 The biggest employer in town 4 000 employees 155 professors nominated by the President of the Republic of Poland 170 professors nominated by the Rector of the University of Technology 75 associate professors 1400 tutors, senior lecturers and lecturers

13 More and more faculties 2003 Architecture Civil Engineering Chemistry Electronics Electrical Engineering Mining Engineering Environmental Engineering Computer Science and Management Mechanical and Power Engineering Mechanical Engineering Faculty of Fundamental Problems of Technology Microsystem Electronics and Photonics 1910 - Machine and Electrotechnical Engineering, Chemistry and Metallurgy, General 1927 - General Science, Construction, Machine and Electrotechnical Engineering, Material Management 1945 - Chemistry, Mechanical and Power Engineering, Construction, Metallurgical and Mining Engineering

14 Forms of teaching Full-time studies Master’s degree Bachelor’s degree Supplementary master’s degree Weekend-course studies Bachelor’s degree Supplementary master’s degree Evening-course studies Master’s degree Doctoral studies Post-graduate studies

15 Teaching Faculty of Architecture Fields of study: Architecture and Town Planning Spatial Economics Faculty of Civil Engineering Field of study: Civil Engineering Faculty of Chemistry Fields of study: Biotechnology Chemistry Chemical and Process Engineering Chemical Technology Material Science

16 Teaching Faculty of Electronics Fields of study: Control Engineering and Robotics Computer Science Electronics andTelecomunications Faculty of Electrical Engineering Fields of study: Control Engineering and Robotics Electrical Engineering Faculty of Mining Engineering Field of study: Mining and Geology

17 Teaching Faculty of Environmental Engineering Fields of study: Environmental Engineering Environmental Protection Faculty of Computer Science and Management Fields of study: Computer Science Management and Marketing Faculty of Mechanical and Power Engineering Fields of study: Mechanical Engineering and Machine Building

18 Teaching Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Fields of study: Control Engineering and Robotics Mechanics and Machine Design Transport Production Engineering and Management Faculty of Fundamental Problems of Technology Fields of study: Mathematics Physics Technical Physics Materials Engineering Computer Science Faculty of Microsystem Electronics and Photonics Fields of study: Electronics and Telecommunication Materials Engineering

19 The offer for the best Scholarships (granted by Ministers and by the University) Awards for extra-scholarly achievements Individual course of studies Ability to select courses Activity in scholarly circles Participation in student international exchange programmes Well-equipped laboratories Contacts with the top Polish scientists

20 Research I In 2002 4460 documented research works were drawn up (articles, papers, publications, patents, scholarly messages) including 866 foreign publications 53 invention projects and utility models were submitted to the Patent Office

21 Research II In 2002 the University of Technology carried out 1353 research projects for the total amount of ca. PLN 82 million

22 Lower Silesian Science Festival Every year thousands of pupils from Wroclaw and Lower Silesian schools participate in lectures shows workshops laboratories Lower Silesian Science Festival organised since 1998

23 The Library The main types of collections: books magazines information publications computer data bases special collections – standards, company catalogues, microfilms, video tapes, CDs The Library’s collection includes: over 900 000 volumes over 1 000 000 standard units of special collections (doctor’s theses, standards, microfiches) ca. 4 500 titles of magazines The information about the collection is available on the Internet via the computer catalogue.

24 Doctorate honoris causa The University initiates international events. In May 2003 The Wroclaw University of Technology invited all rectors of Polish Universities and Academies to “The Academic Forum” and to the ceremony of awarding doctorate honoris causa to Mr. Philippe Busquin - The EU Commissionaire for Research

25 To let the students study Student hostels: The campus with full support premises in Wittiga street Almost 3600 places (including 230 in the branches in Legnica, Wałbrzych and Jelenia Góra) Studying rooms, the Internet, telephones, drawing rooms Two student hostels only for married couples Entrance to the hostel with chip card Prices from PLN 210 to 270 Moreover, there is a Student Bank of Rooms for Rent Scholarships: social scholarship social scholarship for disabled persons scholarly grants and benefits the scholarship of the Minister of Education and Sport

26 There is more to the student’s life than just studying … 30 hobby circles, including: Protection of Monuments of Technology Academic Motor Club Academic Air Club Short-wave Transmitter Users’ Club 15 student organisations, e.g. Student Governing Body AZS Politechnika Wrocławska Independent Student Association European Student Forum 21 student culture organisations, including The Academic Choir para-Art Photography Society Film Discussion Club Vocal and Instrumental Band “Terra” Student TV “Styk” Cabaret „Pralka”

27 The Alumni So far 75 000 people have graduated from the University with master’s and doctor’s degrees Doctor’s degrees have been awarded to over 4.300 people Associate professor’s degrees have been received by 650 people

28 The well-known Alumni of WUT Rafał Dutkiewicz - the President of Wroclaw Roman Durka - the President of DELL Polska Wanda Rutkiewicz - reached Himalayan peaks over 8000 m. Sławomir Zieliński - the Director of Channel 1 of TVP Krzysztof Baranowski - sailor Tadeusz Drozda - satirist Ryszard Gwalbert Misiek - jazzman

29 Feel invited to come to the Wroclaw University of Technology

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