AGH University of Science and Technology
Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza im. Stanisława Staszica w Krakowie
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 59 courses and over 200 specialisations). It is worth mentioning that many of AGH UST specialisations 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 more than 32 000 students studying at 16 faculties. PhD courses are also conducted – there are about 1 000 PhD students at AGH UST. 16 faculties are authorized to confer the degree of Doctor of Science or Doctor of Philosophy.
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.
A wide scope of research conducted at the university is a result of the contemporary structure which has been shaped over the last 100 years; the development of the university units was connected with the dynamic development of economy of the country. Invariably, the ambition of AGH UST has been getting ahead of present time, which results in many innovative solutions in different areas. 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 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 38 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.
Facts & figures
- Established in 1913
- 2237 academic staff
- 31 941 students (36 % women)
- +48 12 617 50 92
Centre for International Students
A. Mickiewicza Ave. 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland
phone: +48 12 617 50 92, +48 12 617 46 15
fax: +48 12 617 52 39
phone: +48 12 617 52 38
fax: +48 12 617 52 39
- BSc in Electronics and Telecommunications
- BSc in Mechatronic Engineering
- MSc in Chemical Technology: Clean Fossil and Alternative Fuels Energy
- MSc in Civil Engineering : Geotechnical Engineering and Underground Construction
- MSc in Computer Science: Systems Modelling and Data Analysis
- MSc in Electrical Engineering: Smart Grids Technology Platform
- MSc in Electronics and Telecommunications: Network and Services
- MSc in Geophysics: Applied Geophysics
- MSc in in Computer Aided Engineering Processes: Virtualization of Foundry Engineering
- MSc in Management: International Management
- MSc in Materials Engineering: Advanced Materials – Processing and Characterization
- MSc in Materials Engineering: Functional Materials
- MSc in Materials Engineering: Modern Materials, Design, and Application
- MSc in Mechatronic Engineering: Mechatronics Design
- MSc in Mining and Geology: Economic Geology
- MSc in Mining Geology: Mining Engineering
- MSc in Sociology: Technology and Society