Warsaw University of Technology builds
upon the traditions of Polish technical universities
that used to function in Warsaw - the Polytechnic
Institute founded in 1826 thanks to the efforts of
Stanisław Staszic and the School of Hipolit Wawelberg
and Stanisław Rotwand established in 1895.
Warsaw University of Technology started
on its own in 1915 thanks to the efforts of the
Association for Scientific Courses and the Citizens'
Committee of the City of Warsaw. Working
uninterruptedly, the University has been producing
generations of graduates and has had an increasing
number of scientific and technical achievements.
It is not only the oldest, but also the
best technical university in Poland; in the ranking of
Polish universities, it has taken the first place in its
category for fifteen years. At Warsaw University of
Technology, over 160 student research groups,
organisations and associations are active, and the
educational offer includes many fields of study (also
with English as a medium of instruction).
Main scope of research:
Basics of architectural design; New
methods and techniques of design; Housing; Modern
construction; Building technologies and installations;
Historical research; Maintenance and adaptation of
historic objects; Modernisation of buildings and urban
renovation; Restructuring of rural areas and urban
planning and spatial planning.