Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Poznan University of Technology (PUT) grew out of the State School of Mechanical Engineering which was established in 1919. Currently, it is one of the leading technical universities in Poland. PUT trains highly qualified personnel in the field of engineering, in close liaison with research, technology development and innovation, in partnership with the economy and society. Its educational offer includes three-stage ECTS from engineering by the master to doctoral. Today, the Poznan University of Technology offers education at 9 faculties, running a total of 31 fields of study. 16,000 students of I and II cycles, PhD students and participants of post-graduate programmes receive education here. Over 1,300 academic staff cares about their education. Implementation of PUT’s mission enables the vision to become reality – to be one of the best technical universities in Poland, which aspires to become an equipollent partner of other European schools in terms of education quality and high level of scientific research. PUT was the first Polish institution of higher education to become a member of CESAER (Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research) – a European organisation that brings together the best technical schools. It is also a member of SEFI (Societe Europeenne pour la Formation des Ingenieurs), EUA (European University Association), ADUEM (Alliance of Universities for Democracy) and IAU (International Association of Universities). PUT takes an active part in scientific exchange, international projects and cooperation with many international and national companies and research institutions. The university realized 258 projects from external funding. In the 7th framework (FP7), funding for PUT amounted to over 6 million euros with 29 projects.