Lodz University of Technology
Lodz University of Technology
Editors: Małgorzata Trocha Anna Boczkowska Ewa Chojnacka English translation: Monika Dziąg Photographs: Jacek Szabela, archiwum PŁ, ŁACSD Visualisation: DEDECO sp. z o.o. - arch. Natalia Zombirt and Orłowski-Szymański-Architekci Graphic Design: Agencja Reklamowa Niceday Print: Drukarnia WIST © Politechnika Łódzka, 2016 ISBN 978-83-7283-770-7
Lodz University of Technology
HISTORY RECTORS OF THE UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY AUTHORITIES HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT? ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY FIELDS OF STUDY EDUCATION SCIENCE AND RESEARCH CULTURAL ACTIVITIES, SPORTS AND HAVING FUN
HISTORY The origins of Lodz University of Technology are inseparably linked to the history of the city of Lodz which at the end of the 19th century, due to rapid growth and development, was the second most densely populated city in Poland. Engineers were in great demand. Citizens of Lodz had to wait long for the opportunity to study at a technical university in their home town. It was not before the end of the Second World War that the idea started to take shape. As a result of intense eﬀorts of the City authorities, The Ministry of Education acknowledged the need and took the decision to establish a technical university in Lodz. . Professor Bohdan Stefanowski of Warsaw University of Technology, who would become the ﬁrst rector of the University, arrived in Lodz at the beginning of May, 1945. Assisted by a team of his closest associates, he coordinated organisational activities leading to the establishment of the University. . Former Rosenblatt factory buildings located in the vicinity of the city center were the ﬁrst seat of the University. Authorities of the city of Lodz provided interim teaching rooms and oﬃce space for the University employees. . The decree which oﬃcially established Lodz University of Technology was signed on May 24, 1945. The Faculties of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical and Textile Engineering were the ﬁrst ones to open their doors to students. . The University developed vigorously. Further buildings of the former Rosenblatt factory were adapted at an accelerated rate. Every year, the University premises grew larger and larger, more and more students enrolled, the number of academic staﬀ increased, new faculties and departments were created, new buildings erected. . 1947 1950 1956 1969 1970 1970 1976 1981 1991 1991 1992 1993 1994 2001 2009 2011 2011 2015
Faculty of Textile Engineering, currently Faculty of Material Technologies and Textile Design, Faculty of Food Chemistry, currently Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Faculty of Civil Engineering, currently Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering, Bielsko-Biala branch of TUL, Institute of Chemical Engineering with faculty rights - currently, the Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering, Interfaculty Institute of Papermaking and Papermaking Machines, currently Institute of Papermaking and Printing, Faculty of Technical Physics and Applied Mathematics, currently Faculty of Technical Physics, Information Technology and Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Engineering Design in Bielsko-Biala branch, Faculty of Organisation and Management, Computer Centre, Faculty of Textile Engineering and Environmental Protection in Bielsko-Biala branch, International Faculty of Engineering, Laser Diagnostics and Therapy Centre, Bielsko-Biala branch is transformed into an independent university, Spatial Economy College, Logistics College, Commodity Science College. Information Technology Centre.
RECTORS OF THE UNIVERSITY
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Bohdan Stefanowski Osman Achmatowicz Bolesław Konorski Mieczysław Klimek Jerzy Werner Mieczysław Serwiński Edward Galas Jerzy Kroh Czesław Strumiłło Jan Krysiński Józef Mayer Jan Krysiński Stanisław Bielecki Sławomir Wiak
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Rector Professor Sławomir Wiak Ph.D., D.Sc.
Professor Ireneusz Zbiciński Ph.D., D.Sc. Vice-Rector for Science
Professor Dariusz Gawin Ph.D., D.Sc. Vice-Rector for University Innovations and Development
Professor Grzegorz Bąk Ph.D., D.Sc. Vice-Rector for Education
Associate Professor Witold Pawłowski Ph.D., D.Sc. Vice-Rector for Student Aﬀairs
HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT?
32 ha in the center of the city. Contemporary and revitalised post-industrial buildings surrounded by greenery. Villas and palaces that once belonged to industrialists right next to steel-glass structures. This is what makes Lodz University of Technology stand out from other Polish universities. . TUL is a dynamic engineering and technology university with a highly evolved structure. TUL means 18.5 thousand students and nearly 3 thousand employees. Degree programmes are delivered at nine faculties, three colleges and the Institute of Papermaking and Printing (the Institute's status is equivalent to the faculty). Moreover, there are many other organisational units on the campus. They are interfaculty education centres, a sports and recreation centre, social clubs and other campus facilities supporting student life. . TUL is one of the best technical universities in Poland. It has over 70-year long tradition and experience in engineering education. More than 100 thousand of highly qualiﬁed graduates is a result of the eﬀorts of several generations of highly qualiﬁed academic staﬀ - academic teachers, researchers and scientists, but also of eﬃcient university administration. . The University is an attractive business partner for business organisations in the region. It cooperates with the largest companies in the country and abroad. It conducts research of the European standard, develops new technologies, which are frequently granted patent protection, in cooperation with the best science centres around the world. . In 2016, the University was awarded, as the ﬁrst technical university in Poland, the HR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH badge which certiﬁes that the University follows the principles laid down in The European Charter for Researchers and The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The beneﬁt of this badge is improved recognizability and attractiveness of the University as a project partner in the European Research Area. .
18,5 thousand students
3 thousand employees 100 thousand graduates 70-year long tradition
TRANSFER OF SCIENCE TO BUSINESS As one of the biggest universities in the country, TUL plays an important role in increasing the competitive edge of the regional as well as national and international economy. TUL's Technology Transfer Center provides support for eﬀective cooperation of the academic community and business. This is an example of creative thinking and creative activity in research as well as in the transfer and commercialisation of advanced technologies and solutions. .
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY Lodz University of Technology welcomes the entire local community and oﬀers the opportunity to beneﬁt from the knowledge and experience of the University's academic staﬀ, facilities and laboratories. Programmes of education take into account speciﬁc needs of each group of students, from juniors to seniors. . In 2008, Children's University was established for children 7 to 12 years of age - the ﬁrst one in Poland under the auspices of a technical university. This is where children's natural curiosity gets a boost, where they have the opportunity to explore the ins and outs of technology. In 2007, a high school was established under the aegis of the University. A majority of the school's students go on to study at TUL. The loop of engineering education was closed with the establishment of a junior high school in 2013. . The University also caters for seniors. Since 2006, the Third Age University (UTW) has operated at TUL. It was established to include older persons in the system of lifelong learning and provide them with an opportunity for further intellectual and psycho-physical growth. Currently, UTW has already sprouted two branches and, altogether, boasts 1000 students. .
Lodz Children's University
Third Age University
Secondary Schools of Lodz University of Technology
INTERNATIONALISATION Internationalisation, both in education and in research, has long been one of the strengths of Lodz University of Technology. For nearly twenty-ﬁve years, International Faculty of Engineering (IFE) – a unit that goes by its English name even among Polish students - has been in existence. IFE oﬀers degree programmes taught in English in 10 technical ﬁelds of study and taught in French in one technical ﬁeld of study. Currently, over four hundred foreign students are enrolled in degree programmes at the University. Students also have the opportunity to earn a double diploma of Lodz University of Technology and one of its partner universities in France, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Denmark, China, Ukraine or Spain. The quality of education provided at TUL has been acknowledged with the award of European certiﬁcates ECTS Label and Diploma Supplement Label. . TUL is one of the leaders of Erasmus student exchange and is proud to have been declared a 'mobility friendly university'. It is also a leader in student exchange for long-term summer placements and traineeships abroad within the IAESTE programme. Since 2000, as the national coordinator of the Baltic University Programme, TUL has worked to harmonize the eﬀorts of 60 Polish universities also involved in the Programme. TUL international cooperation in science and research projects and student exchange involves over 520 institutions in 65 countries. 200 of these involve projects with strategic partners. . In 2014, as a logical link connecting science and education, International Doctoral School (IDS) was established at the University (IDS) which brings together young international researchers. IDS, in recognition of its activities, was announced the winner of the LUMEN 2015 Leaders in University Management competition in the category 'Internationalisation'. . The University is also a member of the European Society for Engineering Education, which deals with engineering education in Europe, and the only Polish member of the Cluster of Biotechnology (CLIB2021), which includes large industrial corporations and institutions of science that have a major impact upon the development of the global bio-economy. .
STRONG POSITION IN RANKINGS In the 2016 ranking of higher education institutions performed by the educational magazine Perpsektywy, Lodz University of Technology ranked fourth among technical universities while the Ministry of Science and Higher Education reported it to be the fourth most frequently selected university. .
ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY Lodz University of Technology is a dynamic higher education institution with a highly evolved structure. . Students study at nine faculties, however, the campus comprises other organisational units where interfaculty education is provided, sports and social activities take place, and other student services are delivered. .
FACULTIES Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Material Technologies and Textile Design
Commodity Science College
Faculty of Electrical, Electronic, Computer and Control Engineering
Faculty of Chemistry
Faculty of Biotechnology and Foods Sciences
Faculty of Organisation and Management
Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering
International Faculty of Engineering
Centre of Mathematics and Physics
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering
Institute of Papermaking and Printing
Foreign Languages Centre
Faculty of Technical Physics, Information Technology and Applied
Spatial Economy College
Informational Technology Centre
9 faculties3 6
FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING The Faculty is proud of its inventions and cooperation with industry. It has made signiﬁcant contributions to the development of engineering education in Poland. Today, it is highly regarded as one of the best mechanical engineering schools in Poland. The many years of research into advanced technologies that exploit physical and chemical properties of carbon conducted at the Faculty have resulted in the development of a technology for production of polycrystalline graphene on metallic substrates used mainly in ultralight hydrogen 'batteries' in aerospace, arms and automotive industries. Also, thanks to the solutions developed by the Faculty scientists, the Eurocopter's X3 hybrid helicopter claimed the unoﬃcial speed record in helicopter level ﬂight reaching the speed of 472 km/h. . ul. Stefanowskiego 1/15 90-924 Łódź tel. 42 631 22 00 www.mechaniczny.p.lodz.pl
FACULTY OF ELECTRICAL, ELECTRONIC, COMPUTER AND CONTROL ENGINEERING There is hardly a domain of our civilization that would not require electrical devices and installations, electronic instrumentation and automated control systems, information and communication systems, and computers with relevant software applications. “Elektryczny” (the Electrical) is the biggest faculty at TUL. It educates students enrolled in Bachelor and Master degree programmes in engineering as well as candidates for the degree of PhD in technical sciences all of whom are sought after in every branch of the economy, health services and administration. Its scientists develop innovative solutions, a few examples of which are: a support system for the visually-impaired that facilitates terrain mobility, human-computer interfaces that aid people aﬀected with paralysis, rehabilitation robots, textronic physiological monitoring systems, methods of enhancing medical diagnostic imaging, a military robot for battleﬁeld applications and military intelligence, participation in major experiments in the ﬁeld of nuclear physics, renewable energy sources and energy storage. The Faculty is also engaged in many innovative initiatives addressed to secondary school students, e.g. e-matura. It also designs mathematics and computer science handbooks. . ul. Stefanowskiego 18/22 90-924 Łódź tel. 42 631 25 02 www.weeia.p.lodz.pl
FACULTY OF CHEMISTRY The Faculty is recognized nationally and internationally as a strong research and teaching center. It is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment which makes it possible to conduct ﬁrst-class research that is harmonized with the regional specialization of Lodz Voivodeship and conforms with the University priority research areas and concentrates on the following three ﬁelds: natural and synthetic chemical compounds for medicinal and/or diagnostic applications, chemistry for environmental protection applications and specialized polymer and hybrid materials. The Faculty – apart from traditional ﬁelds of study such as chemistry or chemical technology – educates also in interdisciplinary ﬁelds of study, among them nanotechnology and, unique in Poland, chemistry of building materials. In 2015, The Faculty will open admissions to the ﬁrst in Poland inter-university ﬁeld of study chemistry and specialized materials engineering. ul. Żeromskiego 116 90-924 Łódź tel. 42 631 31 00 www.chemia.p.lodz.pl
FACULTY OF MATERIALS TECHNOLOGIES AND TEXTILE DESIGN The Faculty educates specialists in textile design, textile technologies, evaluation and marketing of textiles to meet the need of industry, research and development centers and business. This is where new smart fabrics and textiles as well as new technologies of their production are developed. Wound dressing materials and hybrid alginate-based implants for bone regeneration are also developed. Other inventions include: e-textile technology for electro stimulation of limb muscles of the human body and textile electrodes made of conductive materials, prototype of women underwear which helps to prevent and treat urinary tract infections. The Faculty also educates design specialists and cooperates extensively with the world of fashion designers. . ul. Żeromskiego 116 90-924 Łódź tel. 42 631 33 00 www.style.p.lodz.pl
FACULTY OF BIOTECHNOLOGY AND FOOD SCIENCES It is the only faculty in any technical university or university of technology to seamlessly combine natural sciences (biological, chemical) and engineering in order to enhance technological processes in food industry, biotechnology industry and in environment protection. Biotechnology and nanotechnology are two ﬁelds where development of innovative technologies is extremely dynamic. Methods of production of wound dressing materials, surgical mesh, microbial cellulose tubes and implants are the result of research conducted by the Faculty scientists. Here also, probiotic for children suﬀering from atopic dermatitis as well as a method of biogas contaminants bioconversion in the presence of oxygenated derivatives of nitrogen were developed. An innovative system of biological desulfurization of biogas was developed on the semi technical scale at the Faculty and implemented at the Grupowa Oczyszczalnia Ścieków in Łódź (Wastewater Treatment Plant). . ul. Wólczańska 171/173 90-924 Łódź tel. 42 631 34 00 www.binoz.p.lodz.pl
FACULTY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING The Faculty is the third best civil engineering faculty in public technical higher education institutions. Its students build up their skills in the design of civil engineering structures, building services engineering, urban, architectural and interior design. They learn about architectural conservation, restoration and adaptive reuse of buildings as well as entire city complexes. The Faculty researchers conduct theoretical and experimental studies on structural components of civil engineering structures and on their strengthening with e.g. polymer composites. The Faculty is a partner in the Polish-Swiss TULCOEMPA project. One of the project objectives is the strengthening of a bridge (located in Szczercowska Wieś) with unanchored prestressed carbon ﬁber reinforced polymer composites. Durability of structural components exposed to harsh chemical and thermal conditions is investigated. . al. Politechniki 6 90-924 Łódź tel. 42 631 35 00 www.bais.p.lodz.pl
FACULTY OF TECHNICAL PHYSICS, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS Among the academic staﬀ of the Faculty, there are specialists in many academic disciplines. Although the research they conduct has a strong applied focus, it requires a solid theoretical background. Computer science and information technology research concentrates on artiﬁcial intelligence methods, design of expert systems, modeling and simulation, data exploration, signal and image processing, computer graphics, multimedia and computer networks. Studies conducted are focused on delivering applications for industry, medicine, conservation of natural heritage and distance learning. In the ﬁeld of physics, software for advanced optimization of semiconductor laser construction was developed, new quantum-chemical methods of molecular interaction analysis were proposed, results were obtained that are important in the context of physiological and pathological biomineralization of biogenic crystals, physical properties of thin layers that are signiﬁcant for applications were investigated. Research in mathematics is strongly connected to applications; classical solutions to fragmentation – coagulation were constructed and new kinds of insurance premiums were introduced. . ul. Wólczańska 215 90-924 Łódź tel. 42 631 36 03 www.ftims.p.lodz.pl
FACULTY OF ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT The Faculty aspires to be regarded as a modern research and development center with strong ties with industry. The Faculty top managers are well aware of the fact that education is successful only when it responds to and meets current market needs. The Faculty cooperates with industry in the following three major areas: research resulting in the development of new organizational and technological solutions; organization of industrial placements and internships; and adapting study programmes to mold graduates according to the real needs of the employment market. The Faculty establishes and develops relations with various institutions in the scope of providing specialized trainings. Its academic staﬀ oﬀer consulting services and assist in knowledge transfer from science to business. Klub 500, an association of Lodz business owners, operates under the auspices of the Faculty. . ul. Piotrkowska 266 90-361 Łódź tel. 42 631 37 68 www.oizet.p.lodz.pl
FACULTY OF PROCESS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING The Faculty provides education necessary for the design of eﬃcient and environmentally sound methods of material and energy processing, remedying the eﬀects of environmental degradation and ensuring industrial and workplace safety. The Faculty is also a strong research center. Advanced technologies for modern pharmaceutical and chemical industries, e.g. dehydration of graphene, are developed by the Faculty scientists. New solutions in the ﬁeld of environmental engineering include, among others, bio drying of waste. The National Center of the Baltic University, Uppsala, (BUP) operates under the auspices of the Faculty. The Center coordinates BUP operations of almost 60 universities by being the leader of many actions and research projects for students. . ul. Wólczańska 213 90-924 Łódź tel. 42 631 37 00 www.wipos.p.lodz.pl
SPATIAL ECONOMY COLLEGE It is a new unit of the Lodz University of Technology running cross-faculty studies. It came into existence thanks to the cooperation of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering and the Faculty of Organization and Management. It oﬀers ﬁrst-cycle degree programs Spatial Economy. Second-cycle degree programmes in this ﬁeld of study are run by the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering. . al. Politechniki 6 90-924 Łódź tel. 42 631 35 00 www.bais.p.lodz.pl
LOGISTICS COLLEGE An interfaculty unit of the Lodz University of Technology created by two of its faculties: the Faculty of Technical Physics, Information Technology and Applied Mathematics and the Faculty of Organization and Management. First-cycle, full-time degree program in Logistics oﬀered at the College takes 3.5 years and ends with the award of the degree of inżynier. In the course of their study, students may choose one of two specializations: logistics management or information systems in logistics. . ul. Wólczańska 215 90-924 Łódź tel. 42 631 36 05 www.ftims.p.lodz.pl
COMMODITY SCIENCE COLLEGE TUL's Commodity Science College is an interfaculty unit established owing to the eﬀorts of four of the University's faculties: the Faculty of Organization and Management, the Faculty of Material Technology and Textile Design, the Faculty of Chemistry and the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences. The four-year, ﬁrst cycle degree program in Commodity Science is interdisciplinary in nature and ends with the award of the degree of inżynier. Obligatory industry placements constitute the ﬁnal semester of the program. . ul. Żeromskiego 116 90-924 Łódź tel. 42 631 33 17 www.towaroznawstwo.p.lodz.pl
INSTITUTE OF PAPERMAKING AND PRINTING The Institute conducts research and educates specialists to meet the needs of papermaking and printing industries. Students learn about the design and construction of machines and devices used in paper manufacturing, conversion and printing. The Institute has faculty rights. Its interdisciplinary character (unique specializations: cellulose technology, paper technology, printing and paper packaging technology, paper engineering, paper making, converting and printing machines) provides opportunities for conducting research projects from conceptual stage through laboratory tests, design of machines, prototype testing to its industrial implementation. . ul. Wólczańska 223 90-924 Łódź tel. 42 631 38 03 www.inpap.p.lodz.pl
INTERNATIONAL FACULTY OF ENGINEERING International Faculty of Engineering was established in 1992 thanks to international cooperation of Lodz University of Technology with foreign universities. It is the ﬁrst higher education institution in Poland to oﬀer degree courses taught in English, and the ﬁrst in the entire Eastern and Central Europe to oﬀer them in French. Currently, there are 1300 students at IFE. Each one of them will complete at least one semester of their studies abroad, whereas IFE will welcome about 350 foreign students, as it does each year, who will complete one or two semesters of their program here. Study programmes (10 in English and 1 in French) are delivered in cooperation with TUL's faculties. The main objective of the International Faculty of Engineering is to educate engineers who can proﬁciently use English and French. Apart from professional knowledge and competences, IFE's graduates are able to work independently but also as part of a team, analyse and synthesise information, easily adapt to new environments, and communicate eﬀectively. IFE employs outstanding scholars. In fact, a signiﬁcant number of them come from well-known international universities. . ul. Żwirki 36 90-924 Łódź tel. 42 638 38 00 www.ife.p.lodz.pl
MAIN LIBRARY This state-of-the-art centre of information on science and technology is located in a renovated factory building that formerly belonged to the Schweikert family and which dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. The Library collects scientiﬁc literature in the ﬁelds represented at the university and in related disciplines as well as leading publications of general literature. . Its collection of printed resources (258 thousand books and 138 volumes of journals) are located in a free-access zone, whereas its digital resources (193 thousand books and 74 thousand journals) are accessible via the Internet. The Library also provides access to national and international databases and online services. Part of its collection of printed resources has been digitalized and can be accessed through the Digital Library eBiPol, which, in turn, is available under Lodz Regional Digital Library CYBRA. . The Main Library also houses WIKAMP Center (Virtual Camps of the Lodz University of Technology) as well as an art gallery Biblio-Art. The Library of TUL is made up of the Main Library and branch libraries: Biotechnology and Food Science, Civil Engineering and Architecture, Chemistry, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. . ul. Wólczańska 223 90-924 Łódź tel. 42 631 20 59 www.bg.p.lodz.pl
COMPUTER CENTRE The Centre implements advanced information technology solutions into the university's day-to-day operations. The Computer Centre manages LODMAN Municipal Computer Network which provides other universities and research institutes with access to global academic computer networks and to the services they provide. The CC is a back-up control centre of the PIONIER national academic network. . The CC provides videoconference services and broadcasts live on the Internet, keeps a ﬁlm chronicle of the University and runs its own HD ﬁlm production studio (Multimedia Centre). . The CC provides infrastructure for an integrated IT system for the ten biggest libraries in Lodz (ŁASB). ul. Wólczańska 175 90-924 Łódź tel. 42 631 28 35 www.ck.p.lodz.pl
CENTRE OF MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS The Centre was established in 2003. Its staﬀ consists of 80 academics who teach mathematics and physics to the students of TUL's faculties and the International Faculty of Engineering. The Centre also oﬀers preparatory courses for secondary school students who are about to take their school leaving examination. . al. Politechniki 11 90-924 Łódź tel. 42 631 36 14 www.cmf.p.lodz.pl
FOREIGN LANGUAGES CENTRE The place where TUL's students and doctoral students learn foreign languages (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Chinese). Classes are run on varied levels of advancement and include technical language and terminology. They are taught with the support of the latest tools and methods in laboratories equipped with multimedia. Since 2005, the Centre has operated in a beautifully converted, post-factory building, the interior of which has been adapted to the needs of modern education and communication in foreign languages. The Centre oﬀers commercial courses preparatory courses for national and international examinations (TELC, high school ﬁnals, FCE, CAE, LCCI, ZD, DELF etc.). . al. Politechniki 12 90-924 Łódź tel. 42 631 28 10 www.cj.p.lodz.pl
SPORTS CENTRE Students of all faculties who have completed the ﬁrst semester of their studies can practice a wide variety of sports at the Sports Centre. Its facilities include two sports halls for team games, halls for martial arts and for aerobics, and two body building gyms. In 2010, a multifunctional sports ground was opened to serve students. It has become a training centre for Academic Sport Association of TUL. Apart from general physical education classes, swimming, aerobics, tennis, basketball and volleyball, football, judo, stretching, callanetics are also available. The Centre also oﬀers corrective exercises. . A modern facility - Lodz Academic Sports and Teaching Centre - 'Sports Bay' - Lodz University of Technology Campus - is to be completed in 2017. The structure will house a 1282 sq. m aquatic facility with a 50-meter olympic pool, and a 750 sq. m aquatic facility with a 30-meter pool which will be used for teaching purposes and also as the venue of competitive diving, synchronised swimming and water polo. The pool 's moving ﬂoor will facilitate swimming lessons and physical rehabilitation. . al. Politechniki 11 90-924 Łódź tel. 42 631 28 21
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CENTRE Modern ICT technologies, new space and new approach to teaching – these are the three pillars of the Information Technology Center – new university-wide units of Lodz University of Technology. The building of over 4500 sq. m. houses 23 highly-specialized teaching laboratories in the broad ﬁeld of computer science. Students may also take advantage of the 3D screening room, 4 videoconferencing rooms facilitating participation in international projects and a number of rooms for smaller teams. Each laboratory was designed with the support of expert advice from scholars and industry representatives. . ul. Wólczańska 215 90-924 Łódź tel. 42 631 27 17 www.cti.p.lodz.pl
FIELDS OF STUDY
FIELDS OF STUDY Architecture (including: Interior Design) Automatic Control and Robotics Bioeconomy * Biotechnology Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering Chemistry Chemistry of Building Materials Special Purpose Materials Chemistry and Engineering Electronics and Telecommunications Electrical Engineering Power Engineering Technical Physics Spatial Economy Occupational Safety Engineering Biochemical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Space Engineering Materials Engineering Process Engineering Production Engineering Environmental Engineering Advanced Design and Technology** Management Engineering Logistics Mathematics Advanced Biobased and Bioinspired Materials** Mechanical Engineering Mechatronics Nanotechnology Environmental Protection Paper and Printing Technology
Control System of Intelligent Buildings Dental Technology *** Chemical Technology Cosmetics Technology Food Technology and Human Nutrition Commodity Science Transport Design Textile Engineering Textiles and Fashion Industry Management Management and Production Engineering * - interuniversity ďŹ eld of study ** - to be launched *** - interfaculty ďŹ eld of study; addmissions process administered by the Medical University of Lodz
EDUCATION Graduates of technical studies have been the most wanted professional group in Polish and European job markets.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT As the needs of the external environment change, the University continually improves its system of education. In education, we take advantage of modern teaching methods and techniques, e.g. project based learning and e-learning. The Design Thinking Lab has been created for our students and academic staﬀ to spur creative thinking so that people from various faculties, pursuing various degrees could work together on projects sprawling across many, seemingly distant disciplines. . The University takes great care to ensure that its students come across problems encountered in real business and industry operations. We want our students to be aware, right from the very beginning, where they would like to see themselves in the future. We also put great emphasis on continual development of soft skills: communication, creativity, resourcefulness, ﬂexibility, team work and time management. Career Services Oﬃce operates very actively at Lodz University of Technology. It provides support to students in their search for satisfying employment and in the process of making decisions concerning their future careers. The Oﬃce also encourages students and Ph.D. candidates to take initiative and start their own business. Lodz University of Technology is well-prepared to welcome students with disabilities. Great help in everyday functioning is provided for students with special needs by the Oﬃce for Students with Disabilities (BON) which operates on the campus. The main task of the Oﬃce is to ensure equal opportunity in education of people with special needs. BON provides study and mobility assistance, transportation for wheelchair users, one-on-one tuition, rents specialised learning aids, provides the service of digitalisation of educational materials, psychological support and career counselling. The Oﬃce has been repeatedly recognized for its eﬀorts to 'break barriers'. In 2013, it was awarded the statue of the Icebreaker which is awarded to companies and institutions that provide support for employees with disabilities. .
modern teaching methods
project based learning e-learning
design thinking lab
individual accelerated study path
RICH EDUCATIONAL OFFER Our educational oﬀer grows richer and richer each year, which stems from the cooperation with industry organisations that need highly qualiﬁed engineers - specialists in many diﬀerent disciplines. Currently, Lodz University of Technology oﬀers degree programmes in 45 ﬁelds of study with specialisations catering for the needs of the job market and latest achievements in the speciﬁc branches of science. Many classes and projects carried out at the University are completed in cooperation with industry organisations. Students complete diploma theses on topics submitted by companies with which individual faculties have established cooperation. Chemistry of building materials is one degree programme that has been introduced following the request of the Atlas Group company. It is an inter-university degree programme delivered by the following three universities: Lodz University of Technology, Gdansk University of Technology and AGH University of Science and Technology. Other inter-university degree programmes include bioeconomy delivered in cooperation with Warsaw University of Technology and Military University of Technology in Warsaw (WAT), dental technology delivered jointly with The Medical University of Łódź, and chemistry and engineering of special purpose materials delivered in cooperation with TUL, WAT and Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. . Gifted students can take advantage of a special form of education, namely, Individual Accelerated Study Path. The path makes it possible to engage students in research projects right from the very start of their studies at TUL. Those enrolled in the programme have the opportunity to complete their Bachelor's degree within three years, their Master's degree within a year, and their PhD within another two years of study. The University also oﬀers doctoral degree programmes, numerous postgraduate programmes and specialised courses.
HIGH QUALITY OF EDUCATION The University puts a great emphasis on the standard and quality of education, which has found reﬂection in positive evaluation of all the ﬁelds of study that were subject to accreditation by the Polish Accreditation Committee. . Cooperation with many national and international universities provides access to the latest scientiﬁc achievements and allows TUL to maintain global standards of its teaching and research activities. High quality of education provided at TUL guarantees our students that their degrees will be recognized and appreciated by national and international employers. .
SCIENCE AND RESEARCH Science and technology focused on the needs of the economy is one of the strategic objectives of the University. Lodz University of Technology participates in the economic life of the region so that its technological ideas could always respond to new challenges that stem from a quickly transforming reality. .
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES Lodz University of Technology is involved in many international research projects. The University is engaged in projects under the European Community Framework Programmes, which have been the biggest European mechanism of ﬁnancing research and development projects. The University is one of the leaders among all institutions applying for funds under the Framework Programmes, which conﬁrms its top position as a research and development organization in Poland. . Lodz University of Technology is also engaged in projects under other programmes ﬁnancing research, both national and international. Good examples of such would be the Polish-Swiss Research Programme as well as the National Science Centre and National Research and Development Centre Programmes. . The University assists scientists in the acquisition of funds to ﬁnance their research projects by, among others, the activities of The Project Oﬃce and provision of additional ﬁnancing for the most active research teams. .
Our researchers and scientists have been authored many innovative solutions and initiatives (patents, licenses, know-how) of global signiﬁcance. They have presented their inventions at prestigious exhibitions and have won recognition conﬁrmed with medals and distinctions. The number of patent applications ﬁled and the number of patents granted places the University among the leaders of innovation among Polish universities. . Business organizations have been increasingly interested in close cooperation with the University and in innovations developed at TUL. Agreements signed with global companies as well as with small and medium size enterprises allow to take full advantage of the University's potential and, at the same time, increase the competitive edge of the economy and spur its growth. .
SUPPORT FOR RESEARCHERS TUL inspires and supports academic entrepreneurship, e.g. by getting actively engaged in the set up and development of new innovative companies using University's intellectual property (e.g. spin-oﬀ and start-up companies). Bold entrepreneurial initiatives of TUL's scientists have resulted in several spin-oﬀ companies and enabled development of pre-incubation activities with a strong commercialisation potential. . The University has implemented the policy of active intellectual property management within the processes of technology development and commercialisation, research project management, as well as in providing training for students and employees. . All nine faculties of the University are authorized to confer the degree of doktor, altogether in 21 disciplines, including - as the only University in Poland, the degree of doktor nauk technicznych in biotechnology, and the degree of doktor habilitowany in 17 disciplines. Conferences serving as the platform of the transfer of knowledge to business regularly take place at the University. Owing to robust activity in the area of patents and commercialisation of research, the University is proud to have sold numerous licenses and know-how.
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES, SPORTS AND HAVING FUN Lodz University of Technology is the hub of many events and various cultural activities. For many years, it has been hosting concerts, meetings with interesting personalities from the world of art and culture, art exhibitions, shows, screenings and festivals. It is home to Radio Żak, a non-commercial student radio station that for the last 55 years has been broadcasting for students. You can tune in at 88.8 MHz in Lodz and the surrounding area or listen to it online anywhere in the world. Its original programmes touch upon culture, social issues, music, sports and current events. The Radio also takes part in the organization of many events and festivals. Classical music concerts have an almost twenty-year long tradition at the University. The concert series titled 'Music at Lodz University of Technology' dates back to 1992 and to Professor Krysiński who was at the time Rector of the University. In the opinion of the local music critics, the series is an appreciated music event in Lodz. . Thursday Cultural Forum has been regularly held for eight years to date. The Forum is wonderful opportunity to meet outstanding authors, intriguing personalities, well-known and widely respected artists and writers. . Lodz University of Technology Choir has been entertaining people for over forty-ﬁve years. It is one of the best amateur choirs in Poland. Students and alumni who make it share the passion for singing, working on the repertoire comprising compositions of diﬀerent genres and from diﬀerent historical periods. Part of the Choir's rich repertoire has been recorded on several Cds. . The Academic Orchestra of Lodz University of Technology has been entertaining people since 2005. The ensemble has performed in many venues. Its repertoire comprises classical music as well as popular music including original movie scores. . Sport is Lodz University of Technology' s strength. World and European champions in many diﬀerent sports are among TUL's students. The University has hosted numerous sports events of international renown. It supports active people, creates opportunities for creative students and promotes student initiatives. .
DISCOVERING THE WORLD For those who want to travel the world, are curious about other cultures, want to make international contacts and gain precious experience, international student organisations and associations are the perfect place. They facilitate the process of landing placements and training programmes in many diﬀerent parts of the world. The following organisations operate at TUL: the Board of European Students of Technology BEST, Erasmus Student Network, European Youth Exchange Łódź ESN EYE, European Students Forum AEGEE, International Student Association of Economy and Trade - AIESEC. .
PASSIONATE ABOUT SCIENCE There are more than 80 student science circles at TUL. They are perfect places for students who have a passion for science and want to enrich their knowledge and understanding of an area of science. Students come up with ideas for scientiﬁc projects, get ready for competitions and share and discuss results of their own research during various scientiﬁc events. .
STUDENT VILLAGE Nine halls of residence provide accommodation and free Internet access to 3000 students. The village also houses student organization oﬃces, sports facilities, canteen, corner stores, post oﬃce, health care centre, as well as a modern performance hall, where many artistic and scientiﬁc events take place. . There are also student clubs in the village, well-known not only to TUL's students but also to the community of Lodz citizens. The oldest of the clubs, Futurysta, has celebrated its 50th birthday. .
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