University authorities and academic teachers guarantee a high level of education. New fields of study are launched, new laboratories created, cooperation with the industry and foreign centers is developed. Warsaw University of Technology is the place where tradition meets modernity.
Research and development activities conducted at Warsaw University of Technology are the answer to the challenges of modern science and economy. Technology transfer, i.e. offering research results along with their specific applications, makes the position of the University stronger as a center of innovation and entrepreneurship. Warsaw University of Technology supports not only Polish innovators, changing their inventive ideas into firms, but it also makes contacts with national and foreign companies. The University puts into life the idea of engineering of moving from the idea to economic practice.
Beside academic teaching WUT is very active and successful in research performed within individual research projects financed by public and private bodies (ap. 650 grants/year). The Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics (IMP), is part of Faculty of Mechatronics at WUT. The main (internationally recognized) research activities include: full-field optical metrology (interferometric, holographic, grid and speckle methods and tomography), optical sensing, photonics/optics devices and microsystems design& technologies, image processing and development of optical techniques for multimedia technologies, virtual and augmented reality applications (with strong optical sensing background). IMP owns modern laboratories incl. interferometric and holographic laboratory, optical methods of testing in experimental mechanics lab., spectroscopic laboratory, optical sensors lab, 3D/4D measurement lab. and virtual reality studio, clean room and optical workshop.