The AGH University of Science and Technology is at present one of the oldest (established in 1913), biggest, and best Polish technical universities. Contrary to its traditional name, the University has a wide portfolio of education, covering virtually all scientific issues related to technical or similar sciences. The profile and scope of education as well as research at AGH UST is constantly changing and developing, as we are aspiring to be continually up to date with demands of the present times. We are following the requirements of dynamically changing labour market, closely watching directions of changes in economy, administration and politics.
The mission of our university is up-to-date education of engineers who specialise in many branches of technology (offering around 70 fields of study). It is worth mentioning that many of AGH UST fields of study are unique and they have no counterparts in any other Polish universities. We want to preserve this uniqueness by combining knowledge of technology and arts, especially since we employ highly qualified and internationally recognised staff in many unique fields (environmental protection, environmental engineering, underground renovation of historical monuments and archeometallurgy, multimedia and social communication, geotourism, management in specified industries, biomaterials and biomedical engineering).
There are around 21 000 students studying at 16 faculties. There are around 70 fields of study. Our university also offers first-cycle and second-cycle degree programmes fully conducted in English. The AGH UST graduates are given the opportunity to broaden their knowledge at AGH Doctoral School in 16 disciplines. All of them are run in Polish and English. (Please note that at AGH Doctoral School there is only a possibility to enrol on full- time programme which takes 4 years.)
The AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow is a university of modern technologies with great prospects for the future. A varied and attractive educational offer and innovative research in the fields strategic for the national economy are our true asset.
Today, the university comprises 16 faculties. Their research activity is connected with traditional, yet constantly developing branches of industry and economy (mining, drilling, metallurgy…), and with particular fields of Earth and technical sciences (geology, geodesy, electrical engineering…). Well represented are also faculties conducting research in dynamically developing disciplines such as computer science, telecom-munications, and biomedical engineering, as well as faculties connected with the basic sciences (mathematics, physics, geophysics, and sociology).
The university is a creative place. This fact is confirmed by annual reports published by the Polish Patent Office, where we are in the lead among institutions submitting the largest number of inventions and utility models. Every year, we obtain over 100 patents and sell several dozen licences. Our activity is also noticeable on the European arena.
The AGH UST campus is the largest campus in Poland and it is located in the centre of the most beautiful Polish city – Krakow. Modern teaching and research facilities with laboratories equipped with unique apparatus, comfortable conditions, numerous improvements for people with disabilities, and the largest campus in Poland – these are only some of its many assets.
The compact complex of AGH UST buildings is located in one district of Krakow and covers the area of 40 ha. An integral part of the university campus is the AGH UST Student Campus, covering the area of 13 ha. Comfortable conditions are a great asset of the student houses – access to the Internet, special places for learning, TV rooms, and club rooms. The student campus has its own sports fields (including a modern football pitch, and volleyball and basketball courts with artificial surfaces), and tennis courts. A very modern AGH UST Swimming Pool is another great asset. Close proximity of the Krakow Błonia Park and Park Jordana allows runners, joggers, cyclists, and roller skaters to spend time actively in the picturesque and green areas of the city.
AGH UST is a special place with unique atmosphere; it is a place of ideas, successes and friendships for life.
Altifani Rizky Hayyu (Indonesia)
Faculty of Non-Ferrous Metals
I am Tifani from Indonesia. I am a Master student in Materials Engineering at the Faculty of NonFerrous Metals at AGH University of Science and Technology within Ignacy Łukasiewicz Scholarship. AGH UST is one of the most prestigious universities in Poland. Here I can learn something new and meet new people. Thanks to AGH UST, I also had the “go global” experience through the Erasmus+ traineeship program in Italy. Also, Krakow is a beautiful city with many interesting places that you never get bored with.
Mentari Mukti (Indonesia)
Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection
Cześć, My name is Mentari. I am a Master student from Indonesia. I study Ecological Source of Energy at AGH UST. When people ask me why I chose AGH UST I always answer that AGH UST is renowned university in Europe with its broad education offer. Here, I can get all I need to improve my quality not only as student, but also as researcher and professional. AGH UST always provides me with something new, innovative and enjoyable. The combination of unforgettable Krakow atmosphere and AGH UST studying experience both contribute to what I become now.
Leader Floride Uwayezu (Rwanda)
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Resource Management
From Rwanda – the Country of Thousand
Hills, full of welcoming and friendly people. I never thought it would feel
like home in another country but when I started studying at AGH UST I was
fascinated how welcoming and nice the university staff were. The AGH UST Campus
is really beautiful with numerous laboratory facilities that help students to
broaden their knowledge and develop their skills. Thus, I believe that choosing
AGH UST was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. AGH UST also
has a nice mobile application called “WELCOME TO AGH UST” that helps new
international students as well as everyone at the University to easily move
around the Campus, quickly find meeting areas, proper premises as well as their
opening hours. That's why I would like to recommend it to everyone!
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