AGH University of Science and Technology, established on 20th October, 1919, is one of the best and most renowned modern Polish universities.
For many years it has been ranked in the top of the list of institutions of higher education. AGH UST is a leading Polish university in modern technologies, and belongs to a group of prestigious international educational centres.
The profile and scope of education as well as research at AGH UST is constantly changing and developing, as we are aspiring to be continually up to date with demands of the present times. AGH is following the requirements of dynamically changing labour market, closely watching directions of changes in economy, administration and politics.
The university, being a technical school, serves science and industry through educating students, the development of academic staff, as well as research and development. The university cherishes its traditions and educates students to be honest, responsible people both at work and as the members of the society.
Over 39 000 students study in the 16 faculties. PhD courses are also conducted – there are almost 900 PhD students at AGH UST. 13 Faculties are authorized to confer the degree of Doctor of Science or Doctor of Philosophy.
The mission of the university is up-to-date education of engineers who specialise in many branches of technology (offering 54 courses and over 200 specialisations). It is worth mentioning that many of the AGH UST specialisations are unique and they have no counterparts in any other Polish universities. Uniqueness of the AGH is in combining knowledge of technology and arts and highly qualified and internationally recognised staff in many unique fields (environmental protection, environmental engineering, underground renovation of historical monuments and archeometallurgy, multimedia and social communication, geotourism, management in specified industries, biomaterials and biomedical engineering).