The Silesian University of Technology (SUT) is one of the most prestigious and top-ranked technical universities in Poland, located in Upper Silesia. It is a modern higher education institution with over 70 years tradition in didactics, research and science.
The University was founded in 1945 as the scientific and didactic base for the most industrialized region in Poland and one of the most industrialized areas in Europe. Its rich, 70-year-old tradition makes it the oldest university in Upper Silesia and one of the oldest in the country.
The inauguration ceremony of the first academic year was held in Gliwice on October 29, 1945. At the time there were 2750 students. Didactic curricula and plans were based on the standards from Lvov Technical University. The academic staff of the SUT comprised almost solely the former academics from Lvov.
At present SUT educates 21984 students at all three level of study: bachelor, master and doctoral, mainly in the fields of engineering, technology and architecture. All these activities are run in modern laboratories and lecture halls by highly qualified university Staff consisting of 1750 academic teachers, including 164 professors and 341 assistant professors with DSc degree.