Poznan University of Technology (PUT) was established in 1955. It is a state funded University that holds the right to confer academic degrees and titles. PUT continues the tradition of the first Polish technical universities in Poznań, namely Higher State School of Technical Engineering founded in 1919 and School of Engineering founded in 1945.
The Mission of the University is to educate on undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels as well as to advance the scientific research and development. PUT partners with businesses and industries in the Wielkopolska region with them being the potential future employees of University graduates. The University is an important academic center, vital to the city of Poznań and the whole region. The goal for Poznan University of Technology is to become a leading university of technology in Poland, and gaining recognition around Europe. PUT challenges itself to constantly provide the best quality education, research and development as well as to be a trustworthy partner for foreign universities.
Poznan University of Technology comprises of 10 faculties that offer programs in 27 fields of study. There are over 20 000 students studying at the Bachelor and Masters levels, PhD and postgraduate studies. More than 1200 academic teachers take care of students’ education. The University is also an important center of scientific research. Every year, the increase of the research subsidies can be observed. University faculty’s scientific achievements and publications immensely contribute to the development of science. Many young faculty members are granted scholarships and go abroad to improve their professional skills and gain experience. They are awarded by the state for their scientific achievements. Foundation for Polish Science, that honors the best Polish scientists, has awarded three faculty members of PUT with the so called Polish Nobel: in 2011 prof. Jan Węglarz, in 2005 prof. Roman Słowiński , in 2011 Elżbieta Frąckowiak. Among employees of the university there are five members of Polish Academy of Sciences (including three Ordinary Members).
Poznan University of Technology was the first Polish university that was accepted as a member of CESAER (Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research) – which is a European organization that brings together the best engineering schools. Furthermore, PUT is a member of following institutions: SEFI (Societe Euro peenne pour la Formation des Ingenieurs), EUA (European University Association), ADUEM (Alliance of Universities for Democracy) and IAU (International Association of Universities).