Lodz University of Technology
Editors: Małgorzata Trocha Anna Boczkowska Ewa Chojnacka English translation: Monika Dziąg Photographs: Jacek Szabela, archives of TUL Graphic Design: Niceday Advertising Agency Print: Drukarnia WIST © Politechnika Łódzka, 2018 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
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 its 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
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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, currently Faculty of Management and Production Engineering Computer Centre, Faculty of Textile Engineering and Environmental Protection in Bielsko-Biala branch, International Faculty of Engieering 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, TUL Sports and Education Centre - Sports Bay TUL International Cooperation Centre.
RECTORS OF THE UNIVERSITY
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Bohdan Stefanowski Osman Achmatowicz Bolesław Konorski Mieczysław Klimek Jerzy Werner Mieczysław Serwiński inż. Edward Galas inż. Jerzy Kroh inż. Czesław Strumiłło inż. 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 thousand students and nearly 3 thousand employees. Degree programmes are delivered at nine faculties and three colleges. 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 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. Lodz University of Technology welcomes everyone: not just students but also children, the youth, and seniors. Everyone can beneﬁt from our rich educational oﬀer. . 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 is an acknowledgment of the fact 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 thousand students
3 thousand employees 100 thousand graduates over 70-year long tradition
TRANSFER OF SCIENCE TO BUSINESS For years, a policy of intellectual property management has been implemented at Lodz University of Technology. It has concentrated on eﬀective transfer of innovative technologies to the economy and bringing in a proﬁt on nonmaterial goods. The established and continually improved mechanisms of commercialization of solutions developed at the University have made eﬀective marketing of many R&D works possible either by way of sale or licensing agreements. Our University has also been successful in transferring novel solutions to business by establishing spin-oﬀ companies. By taking initiative and providing support, the University has been promoting academic entrepreneurship.
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 development. 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 is one of the pillars of the strategy of Lodz University of Technology with regards to research, education and other activities carried out in cooperation with the public and micro economic environment. For the last 25 years of its intense activity, the International Faculty of Engineering (IFE) has provided abundant evidence of the University's commitment to ensuring its adequate engagement with the international arena. IFE is a world-renowned innovative centre oﬀering degree programmes in 16 technical ﬁelds of study taught in English and one taught in French. In 2017, a new organisational unit - TUL International Cooperation Center - was established at TUL to ramp up the implementation of the strategy of the internationalisation of the University, and to strengthen its standing as an innovative academic centre on the European Map of Higher Education. . 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'. . In 2017, IFE in collaboration with the Embassy of France in Poland and L`Agence Universitarie de la Francophonie (AUF), an international association, launched a prestigious long-term project, the French Academy of Young Engineers (FAMI). The youth participating in it carry out international projects on advanced technologies and addressing social challenges. . 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 on the development of the global bio-economy. .
STRONG POSITION IN RANKINGS In the 2017 ranking of higher education institutions performed by the educational magazine Perspektywy, Lodz University of Technology ranked sixth among technical universities. The University is also proud to be one of the twelve Polish universities to be included in the Times Higher Education World Rankings. The Ministry of Science and Higher Education reported TUL 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 Electrical, Electronic, Computer and Control Engineering Faculty of Chemistry Faculty of Material Technologies and Textile Design Faculty of Biotechnology and Foods Sciences Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering Faculty of Technical Physics, Information Technology and Applied Mathematics Faculty of Management and Production Engineering Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering International Faculty of Engineering
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Spatial Economy College Logistics College Commodity Science College The Library Computer Centre Centre of Mathematics and Physics Foreign Languages Centre Sports Centre Informational Technology Centre TUL Sports and Education Centre - Sports Bay
FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING The Faculty's above-average performance in the area of innovation has been acknowledged with a number of American and European patents. The Faculty implements modern project based teaching in collaboration with industry partners. These achievements make the Faculty one of the best faculties of mechanical engineering in the country. The many years of research into advanced technologies that explores physical and chemical properties of carbon conducted by researchers aﬃliated with 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. Owing to the knowledge and experience of the Faculty's research staﬀ, a spin-oﬀ company - Advanced Graphene Products - has been launched, which has now become one of the European leaders in the production of large area graphene. Optimized mechanical components for the Eurocopter's X3 hybrid helicopter is another example of equally technologically advanced innovation thanks to which the machine claimed the unoﬃcial speed record in helicopter level ﬂight reaching the speed of 472 km/h. . Included in the portfolio of the Faculty's successes are its student scientiﬁc circles. Students who are their members are involved in many advanced scientiﬁc projects (HyperLoop, Eco Shell Marathon, Solar Challenge, and Generative Urban Small Turbine), which gives them an excellent background to becoming professional researchers. It is worth pointing out that about 90% of our alumni pursue careers consistent with their degrees. . ul. Stefanowskiego 1/15 90-924 Łódź tel. +48 42 631 22 00 www.mechaniczny.p.lodz.pl
FACULTY OF ELECTRICAL, ELECTRONIC, COMPUTER AND CONTROL ENGINEERING The Faculty carries out world-class scientiﬁc research and provides excellent education in the ﬁelds of computer and electronic engineering, automatic control and robotics, power and electrical engineering. It goes by the name 'Elektryczny' and is the largest of TUL's faculties. 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 including information and communication systems, which is the fastest growing sector of the Polish economy. The Faculty's scientists develop innovative, interdisciplinary solutions within the area of computer engineering, electronics, medicine and commodity science examples of which include a support system for the visually-impaired that facilitates their 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 also runs many innovative projects addressed to secondary school students, e.g. competitions in physics, mathematics and computer science, which have become very popular with the youth. The Faculty has strong and robust relations with business organizations and is the leader of the ICT Polska Centralna cluster. . ul. Stefanowskiego 18/22 90-924 Łódź tel. +48 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 apparatus, which enables it to conduct ﬁrst-class research mainly in three ﬁelds that ﬁt with the regional specialization of Lodz Voivodeship and conform with the University priority research areas. These ﬁelds are: natural and synthetic chemical compounds for medical 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 chemistry of building materials, the latter an interuniversity ﬁeld of study. The Faculty runs degree programmes taught in English in Advanced Biobased and Bioinspired Materials. Its doctoral degree programmes in chemical technology and chemistry are strong, and in the academic year 2017/18, the ﬁrst doctoral students were admitted to a new interdisciplinary doctoral degree programme InterChemMed run by the Faculty. . ul. Żeromskiego 116 90-924 Łódź tel. +48 42 631 31 00 www.chemia.p.lodz.pl
FACULTY OF MATERIAL 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. Latest generation wound dressing materials and hybrid alginate-based implants for bone regeneration are also being developed by the Faculty's scientists. Other inventions include: e-textile technology for electro stimulation of limb muscles of the human body, textile electrodes made of conductive materials, prototype smart clothing for remote elderly care, and a textronic system for monitoring sleep. The Faculty also educates design specialists and cooperates extensively with the world of fashion designers. . ul. Żeromskiego 116 90-924 Łódź tel. +48 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. +48 42 631 34 00 www.binoz.p.lodz.pl
FACULTY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING The Faculty is one of the top civil engineering faculties among 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 one of the partners 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. +48 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, modelling 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. At the Institute of Physics, the scientists work on developing advanced software for modelling semiconductor laser performance in order to optimize and design such instruments; new research methods for quantum chemistry and molecular physics are developed; research on physiological and pathological biomineralisation of biogenic crystals is conducted, and physical properties of thin dielectric ﬁlms are investigated that are important for electronic and optoelectronic applications. In the ﬁeld of applied mathematics, research projects include in particular optimization of new cancer therapies, and new fast numerical methods (MNSC), which use the concept of reproducing kernels for solving linear boundary value problems. The construction of a classical solution to fragmentation–coagulation is of fundamental importance for mathematical modelling. In the area of actuarial mathematics, new kinds of insurance premiums have been developed. . ul. Wólczańska 215 90-924 Łódź tel. +48 42 631 36 03 www.ftims.p.lodz.pl
FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCTION ENGINEERING One of the strategic objectives of the Faculty is to build a modern science and research unit based on solid relations with industry organizations. The Faculty's top management are fully aware that eﬀective education needs to be aligned with the actualities and needs of the employment market. The collaboration with the industry involves two main research ﬁelds: management and production engineering. It includes two main areas. The ﬁrst one is concerned with research collaboration leading to organizational innovations and new technological solutions for papermaking and printing industry. The second area is concerned with practical and general academic education by way of dual degrees, industrial placements and internships as this is considered to be the most relevant response to the actual requirements of the economy. The Faculty strengthens and expands its relationships with various organizations in the area of specialized trainings and postgraduate programmes. The cooperation that the Faculty has established with the economic environment results in two-way science-to-business, business-to-science transfer of knowledge. The quality management system that has been implemented is ISO 9001:2008 compliant and has been certiﬁed by DEKRA Certiﬁcation Sp. z o.o., which facilitates undertaking joint eﬀorts. Klub 500, an association of Lodz business owners, cooperates closely with the Faculty and the two institutions jointly run the programme of certiﬁcation of managers of Lodzkie Voivodeship. The Business Council made up of representatives of major business organizations in the region also operates in collaboration with the Faculty. . ul. Piotrkowska 266 90-361 Łódź tel. +48 42 631 37 68 www.woiz.p.lodz.pl
FACULTY OF PROCESS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING Since the 1970s, the Faculty has been an outstanding institution in the ﬁelds of chemical and process engineering. At ﬁrst, as an institute, later on as a faculty, with advanced research studies, it has been co-creating and contributing to the industrial capacity of Łódź and its region. Research projects carried out in collaboration with international institutions and the micro economic environment, education that meets the needs of the employment market take priority for the Faculty. Out of concern for the economic future, the natural environment, and continual development, the Faculty also runs degree programmes in related ﬁelds of study such as environmental engineering or biochemical engineering. The team of scientists that are involved in the design of industrial installations and ensuring their safety, who are highly-rated by Polish and international industry, provided a spur for the establishment of an interfaculty degree programme in the ﬁeld of occupational safety engineering. The most advanced teaching and research laboratory in Poland the LabFactor, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education grants for the Faculty's academic staﬀ and students, as well as student science circles, the National Center of the Baltic University, student attainment in the area of experimental vehicles of the Chemcar type (their ideas brought them recognition from the USA to Indonesia) are just a few examples of the achievements that make the innovativeness and robustness of the Faculty's academic community evident. . ul. Wólczańska 213 90-924 Łódź tel. +48 42 631 37 00 www.wipos.p.lodz.pl
SPATIAL ECONOMY COLLEGE The Spatial Economy College is a teaching unit operating based on the agreement between the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering and the Faculty of Management and Production Engineering. The College runs four-year full-time ﬁrst-cycle degree programs in Spatial Economy which end with the award of the inżynier degree. The programme of study is interdisciplinary and was designed to combine knowledge in the area of spatial organization of the socio-economic development with engineering, natural sciences, economics and sociology. The programme ﬁts into three branches of science, namely technical sciences (architecture and urban design, geodesy and cartography, environmental engineering, civil engineering), natural sciences (geography, environment protection), and social sciences (economics, management science, sociology). Graduates with a degree in spatial economy have the qualiﬁcations to work in local and central government administration agencies, urban planning and design oﬃces, development agencies, consulting ﬁrms, and other businesses. . al. Politechniki 6 90-924 Łódź tel. +48 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 Management and Production Engineering. First-cycle, full-time degree programme 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 the two specializations: logistics management or information systems in logistics. . ul. Wólczańska 215 90-924 Łódź tel. +48 42 631 39 62 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 Management and Production Engineering, 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. . Starting from the 2017/18 academic year, the College runs two specializations: quality engineering and product design and commercialization. Students pursuing the specializations have the opportunity to undergo certiﬁcation by the Polish Centre for Certiﬁcation and Testing PCBC, which gives them a great advantage in the job market. . ul. Żeromskiego 116 90-924 Łódź tel. +48 42 631 33 17 www.towaroznawstwo.p.lodz.pl
INTERNATIONAL FACULTY OF ENGINEERING Known in the world as the International Faculty of Engineering (IFE), it is a university-wide unit which for the last 25 years has been organizing degree programmes in technical ﬁelds of study taught in English and in French. Owing to well-established relations with European higher education institutions, all of its students have the opportunity to go abroad for several-month-long study programmes and practical placements. The main objective of the process of education at IFE is to educate engineers who have mastered their ﬁeld of study but who also have excellent command of foreign languages, which should enable them to become leaders in the global employment market. . Today, IFE stands for 350 candidates admitted to various degree programmes each year; almost 1400 students 25 percent of whom are international students; over 2500 graduates; 26 countries represented by students who come from countries other than Poland; 350 lectures delivered in foreign languages; almost 180 exchange agreements with international universities, and double diploma agreements. In June 2017, IFE became part of a larger unit TUL International Cooperation Centre. ul. Żwirki 36 90-924 Łódź tel. +48 42 638 38 00 www.ife.p.lodz.pl
THE 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 (254 thousand books and 138 volumes of journals) are located in a free-access zone and in storage rooms, whereas its digital resources, Polish and international online services and databases (206 thousand books and 83 thousand journals) are accessible via the Internet (also oﬀ-campus). Part of its collection of printed resources has been digitalized and is available at the Lodz Regional Digital Library CYBRA. Moreover, Lodz University of Technology publications are available from and archived at the CYRENA repository. The Library provides access to PCs, scanners, printers and Internet access (including wireless - eduroam) in the individual and group work areas and relaxation zones. The Library of TUL is made up of the Main Library and branch libraries: the Library of the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Science, the J. Samujłła Library of the Faculty Civil Engineering and Architecture, the O. Achmatowicz Library of the Faculty Chemistry, the Library of the Faculty of Electrical, Electronic, Computer and Control Engineering, the Library of Mechanics, and the Belles-lettres Library. . The Library also comprises the Publishing House of Lodz University of Technology and Bookshop, an art gallery Biblio-Art, Literary Club Przedsionek Literacki, and TUL Ham Radio Club. . ul. Wólczańska 223 90-924 Łódź tel. +48 42 631 20 59 www.bg.p.lodz.pl
COMPUTER CENTRE The Centre manages the IT infrastructure of Lodz University of Technology. It develops applications and administers services based on them that support management processes, the teaching process, and research and science works conducted at the university. To this end, the Centre develops and administers infrastructures of high eﬃciency virtual servers, distributed data storage and archiving environment, and cloud computing. . ul. Wólczańska 175 90-924 Łódź tel. +48 42 631 28 35 www.ck.p.lodz.pl
CENTRE OF MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS The Centre was established in 2003. Its staﬀ consists of 62 academic teachers, 17 physicists and 45 mathematicians, who teach physics and mathematics to students enrolled in degree programmes in diﬀerent ﬁelds of study run by TUL's faculties and IFE. The Centre uses e-learning methods and has its own student laboratory of physics and computer laboratory of mathematics. The Centre runs Geogebra Academy and participates in PO WER projects aimed at the design and development of materials for e-handbooks for general academic and vocational education. The Centre is committed to promoting mathematics and physics among the youth attending secondary schools and takes part in the annual Festival of Science, Technology and Art in Łódź, Science Picnic in Warsaw, One Week with Mathematics and Physics at TUL, and one-day workshops. Preparatory courses for secondary school students who are about to take their school leaving examination complete the Centre's educational oﬀer. . al. Politechniki 11 90-924 Łódź tel. +48 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 at 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 language courses on a commercial basis including preparatory courses for national and international examinations (TELC, high school ﬁnals, FCE, CAE, LCCI, ZD, DELF etc.). In 2017, TUL Foreign Languages Centre was accredited by the international accreditation agency EAQUALS. . al. Politechniki 12 90-924 Łódź tel. +48 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. . In 2017, a modern facility - Lodz Academic Sports and Teaching Centre 'Sports Bay' was completed, which has the only 50-meter olympic pool (1282 sq. m) in the region, and a 30-meter pool (750 sq. m ). The facility is used for training purposes and as a venue of competitive diving, synchronised swimming and water polo. The pool 's moving ﬂoor enables swimming lessons and physical rehabilitation. Starting from 2018, a multi-purpose sports hall for team sports, martial arts gyms, squash courts, ﬁtness gyms, weight training gyms, physical therapy rooms, and a climbing wall will be open for visitors. . al. Politechniki 11 90-924 Łódź tel. +48 42 631 28 21
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CENTRE The modern laboratories of the Information Technology Centre are used by students enrolled in degree programmes run by the Faculties of Lodz University of Technology. There are 23 highly-specialized teaching laboratories in the broad ﬁeld of computer science, a 3D screening room, 4 videoconferencing rooms which facilitate remote participation in international projects, a number of rooms for smaller teams, and a computation cluster. Many diploma projects are developed at the Centre; PhD students use the facility to conduct their doctoral research; many lectures, screenings and conferences that beneﬁt the entire TUL's academic community are held at the Centre; ﬁeld speciﬁc competitions for students are organized here as are Erasmus+ projects. A student scientiﬁc circle 'GeekGroup' operates under the auspices of the Centre. . ul. Wólczańska 215 90-924 Łódź tel. +48 42 631 27 17 www.cti.p.lodz.pl
FIELDS OF STUDY
FIELDS OF STUDY Architecture (including: Interior Design) Automatic Control and Robotics Bioeconomy * Advanced Biobased and Bioinspired Materials (Eng.) Biotechnology Environmental Biotechnology Civil Engineering Chemistry Chemistry of Building Materials * Special Purpose Materials Chemistry and Engineering * Forensic Chemistry ** Electronics and Telecommunications Electrical Engineering Power Engineering Technical Physics
Spatial Economy Computer Science Occupational Safety Engineering Biochemical Engineering Biomedical Engineering Chemical and Process Engineering Space Engineering Materials Engineering Production Engineering Environmental Engineering Advanced Design and Technology Management Engineering Logistics Applied Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Mechatronics Food and Nutrition Manager **
Nanotechnology Environmental Protection Paper and Printing Technology Urban Revitalization * Control System of Intelligent Buildings Dental Technology *** Chemical Technology Cosmetics Technology Food Technology and Human Nutrition Commodity Science Transport Textile Engineering Textiles and Fashion Industry Design Management Management and Production Engineering * - interuniversity ďŹ eld of study ** - to be launched *** - interfaculty ďŹ eld of study; admission process administered by the Medical University of Lodz
EDUCATION For many years now, graduates with a degree in engineering have been the most coveted professional group in the Polish and European job market. .
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 specialized learning aids, provides the service of digitalization 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 interuniversity 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 over 60 years to date – 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 are concerned with culture, social issues, music, sports and current events. The Radio also takes part in the organisation of many events and festivals. Classical music concerts have a 25-year long tradition at the University. The concert series titled 'Music at Lodz University of Technology' dates back to 1992 and to Professor Jan Krysiński, who at the time served as Rector of the University. Not only audiences but also local music critics hold it in high esteem. . Thursday Cultural Forum has been regularly held for ten years. The Forum provides wonderful opportunity to meet outstanding writers, intriguing personalities, well-known and respected artists. . The Choir of Lodz University of Technology has been entertaining people for over forty-ﬁve years. It is one of the best amateur choirs in Poland. Student and alumni who make it share a passion for singing, working on the repertoire which includes compositions in diﬀerent genres and from diﬀerent historical eras. Part of the Choir's rich repertoire has been recorded and is available on CDs. . The Academic Orchestra of Lodz University of Technology has been active since 2005. The ensemble has performed in many prestigious venues. Its repertoire includes classical music as well as original music scores and other popular musical compositions. Sports is one of the strengths of Lodz University of Technology. We are proud to have world and European champions among our students. The University hosts many international sports events. It promotes physical activity, provides opportunities for creative people and supports student initiative. .
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 90 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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