The Silesian University of Technology (SUT) is one of the most prestigious and top-ranked technical universities in Poland. It is a modern higher education institution with over 70 years tradition in didactics, research and science. At present the univeristy offers nearly 150 specialities within 37 major courses given at 13 faculties, covering the whole range of engineering disciplines, including modern technologies and architecture as well as environmental and mechanical engineering.
  • 6 Masters
  • 25000 Students
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About

The Silesian University of Technology (SUT) is without any doubts the university that educates successful people. Almost 10 percent of top-managers in Poland graduated from SUT and also its alumni receives the highest salaries in the region and the 3rd highest in Poland. Recently, we have also ranked 4th among higher education schools whose graduates are most sought after by employers.

SUT offers a unique opportunity to study engineering in a institution of a worldwide academic reputation and a vivid cooperation with major industrial partners.

And all this takes place in Gliwice, a charming city located in one of the most industrialized regions in Poland and Europe called Upper Silesia. The Silesian Univeristy of Technology is a key player in a new technologies and innovations. It is here, where the new ideas and solutions are being brought into life and once applied in industry they boost competitiveness not only of Polish firms.

Not far from Europe's well-known capitals like Prague, Berlin and Vienna. Location on the junction of two international highways A1 and A4, makes SUT a perfect place to meet people from all around the world for exchanging ideas and practices.

RESEARCH AT SUT OVERVIEW

  • 13 faculties, 2 collages, 1 centre for science and education
  • 1745 academic teachers, 152 full professors
  • 635 PhD students
  • 5000 publications per year
  • 18 international doctoral programs
  • 4,7M euro overall received funding under the 7th Framework Program
Research at Silesian University of Technology is financed from Ministry of Science and Higher Education, national and international grants from research programs. SUT is one of the most effective universityies in acquiring funding from international sources as well as industry. Key personnel of SUT includes experienced and qualified researchers, promising, eager for knowledge early stage research staff as well as specialists in administration to manage the coordination of the project.There are specialized, competent units dedicated to project executions within Project Management Centre: The Office for European Projects and The Office for Financial Service of Projects. Both offices are handling the administrative coordination of the projects and ensure smooth and flawless implementation. SUT has also introduced dedicated courses for project coordinators, enabling them to gain knowledge of available funding schemes and rules of participation as well as external and internal procedures for project implementation. With constantly growing infrastructure and staff aiming at being an active creator of European Research Area, SUT is setting its goals at intensifying international cooperation by participating in Horizon 2020 and other research programs.

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECTS

Up till now the SUT has carried out numerous projects within different European Program Programmes.64 projects within Framework PProgrammes (5th,6th&7th):-5th-19, 6th 23, 7th 22 - most of them are completed and accepted approved by EC, -in position of Coordinator: 26 projects - in position of Partner - 38-in position of Coordinator 6 Centers of Excellence and 1 Research Potential project-in position of Partner/Contractor: 18 RTD projects, in position of Subcontractor 2 CRAFT projects, in position of Coordinator 1 Research for the benefit of SMEs project,-13 projects within Marie Curie Grants (including Transfer of Knowledge Actions and 3 Industry Academia Partnership and Pathways and 1 International Research Staff Exchange Scheme coordination) -6 Researchers Night Projects.The overall received funding under the 7th Framework Programme is estimated at 4,7 M EUR. In 2009 SUT underwent EC auditing of three FP6 projects. Auditors approved realization of the projects without any remarks. In 2012 three FP7 projects were audited, with reports showing no significant errors.Other Programmes including: 7 Research Fund for Coal And Steel projects, 30 Tempus projects and many others (eg. COST, EUREKA, ERA-NET, KIC InnoEnegry). Broad and diverse experience gained within the realized projects makes SUT a suitable coordinator and a partner in European research projects.The key personnel of SUT includes experienced and qualified researchers; promising, eager for knowledge early stage research staff as well as specialists in administration to managing the coordination of the projects.There are specialized, competent units dedicated to project realization within Project Management Center - The Office for European Projects and The Office for Financial Service of Projects to handle the administrative coordination of projects and ensure smooth and flawless implementation. SUT has also introduced dedicated courses for project coordinators, enabling them to gain knowledge of available funding schemes and rules of participation as well as external and internal procedures for project implementation. With constantly growing infrastructure and staff aiming at to being an active creator of European Research Area SUT is setting its goals at intensifying international cooperation by participating in Horizon 2020 and other research programs.

Research

RESEARCH AT SUT OVERVIEW

  • 13 faculties, 2 collages, 1 centre for science and education
  • 1745 academic teachers, 152 full professors
  • 635 PhD students
  • 5000 publications per year
  • 18 international doctoral programs
  • 4,7M euro overall received funding under the 7th Framework Program
Research at Silesian University of Technology is financed from Ministry of Science and Higher Education, national and international grants from research programs. SUT is one of the most effective universityies in acquiring funding from international sources as well as industry. Key personnel of SUT includes experienced and qualified researchers, promising, eager for knowledge early stage research staff as well as specialists in administration to manage the coordination of the project.There are specialized, competent units dedicated to project executions within Project Management Centre: The Office for European Projects and The Office for Financial Service of Projects. Both offices are handling the administrative coordination of the projects and ensure smooth and flawless implementation. SUT has also introduced dedicated courses for project coordinators, enabling them to gain knowledge of available funding schemes and rules of participation as well as external and internal procedures for project implementation. With constantly growing infrastructure and staff aiming at being an active creator of European Research Area, SUT is setting its goals at intensifying international cooperation by participating in Horizon 2020 and other research programs.

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECTS

Up till now the SUT has carried out numerous projects within different European Program Programmes.64 projects within Framework PProgrammes (5th,6th&7th):-5th-19, 6th 23, 7th 22 - most of them are completed and accepted approved by EC, -in position of Coordinator: 26 projects - in position of Partner - 38-in position of Coordinator 6 Centers of Excellence and 1 Research Potential project-in position of Partner/Contractor: 18 RTD projects, in position of Subcontractor 2 CRAFT projects, in position of Coordinator 1 Research for the benefit of SMEs project,-13 projects within Marie Curie Grants (including Transfer of Knowledge Actions and 3 Industry Academia Partnership and Pathways and 1 International Research Staff Exchange Scheme coordination) -6 Researchers Night Projects.The overall received funding under the 7th Framework Programme is estimated at 4,7 M EUR. In 2009 SUT underwent EC auditing of three FP6 projects. Auditors approved realization of the projects without any remarks. In 2012 three FP7 projects were audited, with reports showing no significant errors.Other Programmes including: 7 Research Fund for Coal And Steel projects, 30 Tempus projects and many others (eg. COST, EUREKA, ERA-NET, KIC InnoEnegry). Broad and diverse experience gained within the realized projects makes SUT a suitable coordinator and a partner in European research projects.The key personnel of SUT includes experienced and qualified researchers; promising, eager for knowledge early stage research staff as well as specialists in administration to managing the coordination of the projects.There are specialized, competent units dedicated to project realization within Project Management Center - The Office for European Projects and The Office for Financial Service of Projects to handle the administrative coordination of projects and ensure smooth and flawless implementation. SUT has also introduced dedicated courses for project coordinators, enabling them to gain knowledge of available funding schemes and rules of participation as well as external and internal procedures for project implementation. With constantly growing infrastructure and staff aiming at to being an active creator of European Research Area SUT is setting its goals at intensifying international cooperation by participating in Horizon 2020 and other research programs.

Services

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Winter semester begins on 1st October and ends in the middle of February. Winter examination session lasts two or three weeks, beginning late January. After two weeks of winter holidays summer semester begins in the second half of February. Courses are delivered from late February till mid of June and are followed by the summer examination session. Summer holidays last for three months, but only for those who passed all exams during summer session. Those who were not so lucky must resit the exam(s) in September.

ACCOMMODATION AND INTERNET ACCESS

Foreign students have an opportunity to use university accommodation in one of the SUT's dormitories. If you wish to get the room at the dormitory you must enclose accommodation form during the application procedure. Most dormitories offer double or triple rooms shared by students. Bathrooms and kitchens are also shared. Each dormitory has such facilities as TV room, gym, ping-pong and also free internet access. Dormitories are located within the Gliwice campus, few minutes walk from the Faculties. The average cost of accommodation in dormitory range between 80-120 euro per month per person, depending on room standard.

SPORT FACILITIES

SUT is also an ideal place of sport enthusiasts. There are over 20 different sport sections, such as aerobics, karate, judo, badminton, table tennis, running, mountain cycling, volleyball, basketball, skiing, handball, chess, contemporary dance, triathlon etc. The main university sport facilities are located in Gliwice campus.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Easy online free access to 70 thousand journals, 1 million patents and dissertations, 47000 e-books, 52 databases. Also free access to hard copies - 500 thousand books and 100 thousand journals.

POLISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE COURSE

The semester-based course is offered to foreign students. The course programme is prepared and led by the highly qualified teachers from the School of Polish Language and Culture and takes place on premises of campus in Gliwice. However students study at faculties located in Katowice have a chance to take the course there. INSURANCEHealth and accident insurance policy is mandatory for all students for the whole duration of their stay in Poland. Third party liability insurance is recommended. EU citizen are eligible for free health services in Poland, provided they present a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Please note this is valid only for public health institutions and only for limited scope of medical service.It is strongly recommended to the EU student no to rely only on the EHIC document. Each foreign student coming to the SUT will be asked to present his/her insurance certificate upon arrival at the latest. ISIC or EUROMEDICAL SERVICESThe medical centre which receive SUT's students and staff is located very close to the campus. It is called "Przychodnia Akademicka" - "University Medical Centre". In order to get a medical consultation from the doctor prior registration is required. The valid ID card and health insurance/EHIC card have to be presented to the medical assistant completing the registration process.

Student Life

ORIENTATION DAYS

International Mobility Office (IMO) in cooperation with Admission Office and SUT Erasmus Student Network arranges Orientation Days for incoming foreign students. They are free of charge. It is strongly recommended to take part in this event, when one not only meets new colleagues, but also sees the city and region, taste typical Polish cuisine and gains some more practical knowledge about the university life. Orientation Days take place during the week preceding new semester - detailed programme is provided to each accepted student.

STUDENT ID CARD

Each foreign student enrolled at the SUT receives student ID card issued by hosting Faculty. This card entitles to discounts on public transport and cultural events (cinemas, museums, etc.)

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

Studies at the SUT give ample opportunities to broaden one's interests. During the academic year the university is vibrant with activities inspired by Student Self-Government and many Student Organisations - there are over 20 of them, complemented with nearly 100 scientific associations. Moreover, students may join University choir, music band, dance group and theatre.

ERASMUS STUDENT NETWORK: ESN SUT GLIWICE

The ESN section operating at the Silesian University of Technology (ESN SUT) is a member of the European, non-profit student organization, which supports the development of exchange programmes ad mobility. The main goal of the ESN SUT is to integrate and make international student stay and study easy and enjoyable. During the academic year, the ESN SUT organises a lot of different events such as: thematic parties, sports challenges, excursions, cultural programmes, etc.

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