Poznań University of Technology

Poznań University of Technology
Politechnika Poznańska
Latin: Polytechnica Posnaniensis
Motto Technologies in a positive climate
Type Public
Established 1919
Rector PhD, Prof. Tomasz Łodygowski
Students 21 000
Address pl. Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie 5
60-965 Poznań
, Poznań, Poland
Campus Piotrowo, Nieszawska
Website put.poznan.pl
Rector's Office

Poznań University of Technology, PUT (Polish name: Politechnika Poznańska) is a university located in Poznań, Poland. Poznań University of Technology is known as one of the best technical university in Poland. URAP ranked PUT as in top 6% of world universities. webometrics ranked it at No.842 in the world by Google citations for the year 2015. Many graduates from PUT computer faculty work in Microsoft inc. USA. In 1995 it became the first Polish university to become a member of the Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER), an organisation comprising the best technical universities in Europe. The university is also a member of the Socrates-Erasmus programme for exchange students from all over Europe, promoting advanced engineering and a European dimension. The university is home to many organisations and student circles, and the radio station Afera 98.6 MHz. The university has over 21,000 students and over 1100 academic staffs.


There are ten faculties:


PUT was officially founded in 1955 and the first rector was Roman Kozak. But a state school had existed in Poznań since 1919, under name of the Higher State School of Machinery. After adding a second department in 1929, its name was changed to the Higher State School of Machinery and Electrotechnics. It was supposed to become the University of Technology in 1940, but its development was interrupted by World War II. In 1945 the school received the status of Higher Engineering School and in 1955 it became the University of Technology.

In 1999 Poznan University of Technology (PUT) celebrated 80 anniversary of higher educational technical system in Poznan. It continues traditions of the State Higher School of Mechanical Engineering, which was opened in August 1919. The school remained open at the outbreak of the Second World War, during which time 716 graduates had completed their studies there. It was allocated in a building nowadays situated at M. Skłodowska-Curie Square, today the Rector's Office. In 1929, the school changed its name to the State Higher School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. As a result of further development, the Higher School was to be given the status of a University in 1940. Unfortunately, this did not occur during the war period. In September 1945, the School received the title High School of Engineering and after ten years became Poznan University of Technology.

PUT is at present autonomous state institution consisting of nine faculties in which institutes and chairs over one thousand academic staff members do research and run educational tasks for over fourteen thousand students of full -time and part-time studies. PUT has been granted the right to confer doctorates in technical science. Moreover, it runs postgraduate studies within different faculties.

In 1995 PUT, as the first Polish University of Technology, became a member of the Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research – CESAER-bringing together the best European Engineering Colleges and Universities of Technology. In 1999 PUT was the host organization of the IX CESAER Conference.

In the academic year 1999 / 2000 European Credit Transfer System –ECTS-was introduced at the PUT.


Students from computer science faculty started few times in CSIDC computer systems projecting world championships organised by IEEE Computer Society and ImagineCup (Microsoft). Four different teams in 2001—2006 managed by Dr of engineering eng. Jan Kniat were three-time world champions and two-time on the dais. Many graduates from Computer science and Management faculty work in Microsoft corporation in Redmond, Washington, US.

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The current rector is Professor Tomasz Łodygowski.

PUT is a member of CESAER Association and was the first Polish technical university to receive membership of that organisation. Jan Węglarz, Roman Słowiński, Jacek Błażewicz are Jerzy Brzeziński are the best-known staff of the Computer Science department.

Coordinates: 52°23′39″N 16°55′06″E / 52.3942°N 16.9183°E / 52.3942; 16.9183

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