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Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Results of the competition “O złoty indeks Politechniki Śląskiej” (transl. "For the Golden Student Record Book of the Silesian University of Technology") are available!

Another edition of the competition "For the Golden Student Record Book of the Silesian University of Technology" has come to an end. First degree winners were awarded in the following fields: chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer science. The results were announced on 18 March.

 

The competition "For the Golden Student Record Book of the Silesian University of Technology" is addressed to students from secondary schools. The purpose of the competition is to develop knowledge and strengthen interest in selected areas and fields of science. In this year's edition, among the distinguished students, there were 6 winners in chemistry, 4 in physics, 6 in mathematics and 8 in computer science.

 

WINNERS

In the 2020/2021 edition of the competition "For the Golden Student Record Book of the Silesian University of Technology", the title of 1st degree laureate was conferred on:

 

In chemistry:

- Kacper GALL,

- Kacper JAKUBOWSKI,

- Michał KOTERBA,

- Hubert LEGIERSKI,

- Natalia MIKŁUSZKA,

- Kacper SIĄKAŁA.

 

In physics:

- Jakub DRYKA,

- Łukasz ŁAGOSZ,

- Wojciech SIKORSKI,

- Mikołaj SŁOWIKOWSKI.

 

In computer science:

- Kamil ANTOS,

- Dawid BROCZKOWSKI,

- Szymon CZERNIK,

- Bartłomiej KUZIEL,

- Maksymilian ŁOWCZYŃSKI,

- Bartłomiej PACIA,

- Bartosz SWOBODA,

- Krzysztof ZOŃ.

 

In mathematics:

- Przemysław JANISZEWSKI,

- Anna KĘPIŃSKA,

- Mateusz LAMPERT,

- Natalia MIKŁUSZKA,

- Jakub MIKUSEK,

- Michał WARMUZ.

 

For more information about the competition go to: Złoty Indeks - Laureaci - Rekrutacja na Politechnikę Śląską (polsl.pl)

Created: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:07 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Last modified: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:17 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Changes in the University operation due to COVID-19

Due to the epidemic situation and introduced restrictions, the rules for the operation of the Silesian University of Technology will be changed from 22 March 2021.

The changes refer mainly to the accessibility to the University facilities. Access to University premises is mainly allowed to the following individuals: the University employees on duty; persons preparing materials for distance learning; persons accommodated in student residence halls and other facilities (under the terms and conditions specified in a separate ordinance); persons performing construction works connected with investment and renovation tasks, as well as those handling the consequences of technical failures; individuals performing necessary laboratory tests that require the works to be conducted in the University buildings; and other persons whose presence is justified for the operation or interest of the University.

It is recommended to use e-mail correspondence and telephone contact, as well as internal university mail. The internal university mail will be collected and delivered on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Performance of work in the premises of the Silesian University of Technology should be in a form of employees’ duty hours. Heads of organisational units determine the schedule of the employees’ roster. Individuals performing remote work, perform it in accordance with the specified rules.

Employees who do not have the opportunity to perform their work remotely shall perform it on-site with the preservation of the sanitary regime principles.

Please become familiar with the full content of the Rector's Ordinance No 45/2021 of 19 March 2021 amending the Ordinance on the principles for the University operation from 01 October 2020.

Created: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 12:14 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Last modified: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:29 AM, by: Krzysztof Gurgul
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Announcement concerning accommodation in student residence halls

Due to the introduction of the highest (third) COVID-19 risk level, accommodation in student and teacher residences halls of the Silesian University of Technology is suspended from 22 March 2021 until further notice.

On the basis of the Ordinance No 46/2021 of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology of 19 March 2021 (Legal Monitor, item 199).

Created: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 12:13 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Last modified: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:32 AM, by: Krzysztof Gurgul
Friday, March 19, 2021
The success of the Silesian University of Technology in the ranking of the European Patent Office - EPO Patent Index 2020

The Silesian University of Technology has taken a very high, fourth place among all Polish entities that submitted patents to the European Patent Office (EPO) in 2020. It is worth mentioning that among technical universities this is the leading position, and among all higher education institutions in Poland – SUT took 3rd place. These data were published by the European Patent Office.

 

The number of patent applications to the European Patent Office (EPO) fell by 0.7% in 2020, but in Poland, there was an increase of 4.3% comparing to 2019. The EPO received 180,250 applications and the analysis showed that the highest number of applications was recorded in areas such as thermal processes and apparatus, medical technologies, pharmaceutical products and transport.

 

A significant role in the field of patent applications in Poland was played by universities, including the Silesian University of Technology. The university was ranked 4th on a national scale, 3rd among all Polish universities and 1st as a technical university. These results prove the strong position of science, which emphasises innovative research and activities for the society and economy.

 

- It is with great satisfaction that we have received the information published by the European Patent Office, which shows a very high position of the Silesian University of Technology as the fourth entity in the country in terms of the number of patent applications, as well as an overall increase in the number of patent applications submitted from Poland. This proves that despite the pandemic, our scientists have continued their research with ongoing determination and strengthened our international position. As a research university, the Silesian University of Technology is committed to scientific excellence and the broadly understood use of the results of its activities. Patent applications have also confirmed practical achievements important from the point of view of social and economic development - says Professor Marek Pawełczyk, Vice Rector for Science and Development of the Silesian University of Technology.

 

Transfer of developed scientific and technological solutions from the level of intellectual property rights to the implementation stage carried out in cooperation with the socio-economic environment is conducted by the Centre for Incubation and Technology Transfer (CITT) at the Silesian University of Technology. Applications are handled by CITT Patent Attorneys, who are responsible for preparing complete documentation of domestic and foreign applications.

 

Among the SUT patent applications to EPO 2020, there is an underground storage facility for compressed air, which enables the storage of high-pressure air and heat recovered in the compression process in the space of a former mine shaft; a protective shield against droplet virus infection for repeated use in treatment rooms and operating theatres, as well as a solution eliminating the need to administer large doses of oral antibiotics to which bacteria are increasingly resistant.

 

Conducting scientific and research activities, reacting to the current situation and undertaking cooperation with the socio-economic environment are the tasks performed by the Silesian University of Technology. Despite the challenges related to COVID-19, the University’s scientists undertake intensive work aimed at preventing the spread of the pandemic and its effects. Active involvement in the fight against the SARS-CoV-2 virus has resulted in many solutions to improve the activities of medical personnel, as well as to improve the quality of life and health. The developed results include decontamination gates appreciated in the finals of the international competition "Healing Solution for Tourism Challenge", ozone generators, a robot assisting in hospitals, a prototype of a ventilator with telemetry function, an automatic resuscitator, a screening system for measuring patients' temperature, as well as the following systems: supporting COVID-19 diagnosis, conducting surveys of cognitive disorders in persons with suspected COVID-19, and the use of artificial intelligence in diagnosis.

The innovative solutions of the Silesian University of Technology are also recognized internationally - in 2020, seven technological solutions of the University were awarded at the INTARG 2020 International Fair of Inventions and Innovations. Among the presented projects there was a modular measuring system, µDOSE system that allows determining the date of production of archaeological objects, a nanotechnology solution, which can be used to produce electricity through its own activity.

 

The success of the Silesian University of Technology is the result of a consistent policy of supporting the development of science, research and education, implemented under the programme " Excellence Initiative - Research University". Due to a coherent system of support and research funding, scientists benefit from pro-quality programmes, and students develop their competences and knowledge through modern education within the so-called PBL projects (Project Based Learning).

The Silesian University of Technology conducts also extensive cooperation with other research centres in the region, the country and the world. An example of such cooperation is the Joint Doctoral School or the co-establishment of the European University under the EUREKA project, co-financed by European funds.

Created: Friday, March 19, 2021 2:14 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Last modified: Friday, March 19, 2021 2:15 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Friday, March 19, 2021
Success of scientists from the Silesian University of Technology in M-ERA-NET2 competition

The research team under the supervision of Professor Magdalena Barbara Jabłońska became one of the winners of the competition organised by M-ERA.NET 2 network, financing research in the field of materials science and materials engineering.

 

The NanoBainControl project: "Accelerated nanobainitic transformation in low-alloy steels shaped in multistage forging processes" was developed by researchers under the supervision of Professor Magdalena Barbara Jabłońska.  Works will be conducted together with partners from Germany and Poland. - Participation in the competition was the result of our shared experience, research plans in the scope of the project subject matter and discussions conducted with partners with whom we have been cooperating for many years, i.e., Institute of Metal Forming TU Bergakademie Freiberg, led by Professor Ulrich Prahl (project coordinator) and a team from AGH Department of Metal Forming, led in this project by Professor Marek Wojtaszek, says Professor Magdalena Barbara Jabłońska.

 

 -As a result of some sort of brainstorming, conducted during our informal teleconferences, we noticed the benefits that may be brought by the application of modern solutions in the area of IT technology and process automation can bring, as well as by the recent achievements in the field of thermoplastic processing in manufacturing of forged products from economic steels with nanobainitic structure. The aim of the project and the necessary scope of research to achieve it have been formulated, which can be implemented thanks to the synergy of our research centres, she adds.

 

The NanoBainControl project concerns the development of an online computing system, the so-called digital twin of the forging process, which will control in real-time the furnaces, the robot-manipulator, the press and the measurement system, leading to the production of steel forgings with nanobainitic microstructure using forging heat. The project was ranked high (fourth) in the competition. As indicated by Professor M. Jabłońska, the systematic and joint preparation of the project application, a clearly defined goal and a coherent research plan translated into a high position and the decision to finance the activities.

 

 - The possibility to implement the project for the entire Consortium is of great importance in terms of the scientific development of individual team members, as well as broadening the research spectrum, by retrofitting and upgrading our unique experimental devices and developing a new research methodology.

 

We also count on an interesting scientific adventure, fruitful cooperation with partners and exchange of experience, not only through scientific discussions but above all, through joint action and solving specific research problems - emphasises the researcher.

Created: Friday, March 19, 2021 2:12 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Join the campaign "Politechniczna Paka dla Zwierzaka" (transl. SUT gift for a pet)!

If you want to support Gliwice animal shelter join the collection of donations. The campaign is on till 31 March.

As part of the "Politechniczna Paka dla Zwierzaka", the shelter will collect the most needed items, in particular:

- specialist pet food for cats and dogs (wet and dry),

- liquid floor cleaning detergents and dishwashing liquids,

- quilts (no feather fillings, preferably synthetic), blankets, towels.

Those who wish to join the campaign may leave their donations at the reception desk of the Centre of New Technologies of the Silesian University of Technology, ul. Konarskiego 22B in Gliwice until 31 March.

 

Created: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:02 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Last modified: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:02 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Announcement regarding vaccination against COVID-19 at the Radan-Med medical facility

Academic teachers and other persons conducting classes at the Silesian University of Technology who have registered but have not yet been vaccinated or do not have an appointment for the first dose may be vaccinated at Radan-Med, ul. Basztowa 3 in Gliwice.

 

The Radan-Med service can be used regardless of the previously declared vaccination centre.

Vaccination against COVID-19 will take place on:

- 17.03.2021 from 3.30 pm to 5:00 pm (Wednesday);

- 18.03.2021 from 3.30 pm to 5:00 pm (Thursday).

 

Contact: phone 797 904 461 (open during working hours of the vaccination centre).

Created: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 9:46 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Open enrolment for Santander Scholarships

Scholarships give an opportunity to acquire not only valued competences, but also certificates that will help you stand out in the labour market. In 2021, the support and selected projects are aimed at students, graduates, as well as anyone over the age of 18 who is interested in personal development.

Those who are interested in the new Santander scholarships under the theme "#LifelongLearning "can apply here:

- Santander Tech | Digital Reskilling Scholarship - Ironhack – there are 300 scholarships for people who want to improve or develop their skills in web development and programming technologies or are planning a career in the field of the digital economy.

You can apply until 25 March 2021 at 11 pm via the website: https://www.becas-santander.com/pl/program/tech-digital-reskilling-ironhack

 

- Santander Language Scholarship | English courses - British Council – LearnEnglishSelect English language e-learning course that focuses on developing practical skills needed in the working environment. Recruitment via the English Courses - British Council website is open until 14 April 2021 at 11pm;

 

- Student Nobel Prize - a competition organised by the Independent Students' Association. Students will compete in 9 categories (scientific, artistic and social) for a prize of PLN 5,000, funded by Santander Universidades. The competition aims to recognise the best students and to increase their chances of making it in the world of science and business.  You can apply until 31 March 2021 at 11 pm via the website https://www.becas-santander.com/pl/program/studencki-nobel-2021.

 

- Santander Development Scholarship | European Banking Certificate EFCB 3E UEK - 50 places for students and graduates who are thinking about a career in banking. The project offers 20 hours of preparatory course conducted by the Department of Banking and Global Financial System at the Cracow University of Economics and funding up to 100% for the EFCB 3E European Foundation Certificate of Banking exam.

Enrolment continues until 21 March 2021till 11 pm via the website https://www.becas-santander.com/pl/program/ecb_uek_2021.

 

 

- Santander Universidades Family Business Academy - a series of online meetings with entrepreneurs representing Polish family businesses for 200 students and graduates. During the online meetings, issues related to setting up, managing and developing a family business will be presented. Speakers will also talk about unusual career paths that they have chosen. The event is organised by WSB  University in Wrocław. You can apply until 31 March 2021 till 11 pm via the website: https://www.becas-santander.com/pl/program/abr_2021.

 

- Santander Development Scholarship | Digital Competences - 20 places for students who want to explore digital competences in Excel, SQL language and Business Intelligence. Participants will additionally be able to strengthen the skills of effective communication in teams, where the key role is played by people who transform and analyse data to make business decisions. The project is organised by Wrocław University of Economics and Business. Recruitment continues until 31 March 2021 at 11pm. via the link:  https://www.becas-santander.com/pl/program/tech_uew_2021

 

For more information, visit santander-grants.com, a platform dedicated to new calls for scholarship projects carried out in cooperation with the most prestigious academic centres in Poland and the world.

 

Since 2002 the Santander Group has committed more than €1.8 billion to academic initiatives through the Santander Universidades programme and has awarded more than 430,000 scholarships and grants since 2005. Corporate social responsibility activities, which include support for education and a sustainable economy or counteracting gender inequality, are firmly embedded in the bank's strategy and form an important integral part of the implementation of the Responsible Banking agenda at Santander Bank Polska

If you have any further questions, please contact: santander.universidades@santander.pl

Created: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 9:44 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Last modified: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:03 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Interactive online lectures with Opel company

Student Career Office in cooperation with the Opel plant in Gliwice invite students of the Silesian University of Technology to participate in the project "Production and management in the industry".

Prior to the project, students may participate in a survey and indicate their selected lectures, as well as make their suggestions for topics to be covered during the meetings.

 

The survey (ANKIETA) is active till 21 March.

 

Event poster and link to the survey

Created: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 9:42 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Last modified: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:04 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Graduates of the Silesian University of Technology awarded in the competition for green roofs and living walls

Two graduates of the Silesian University of Technology received distinctions in the first edition of the competition organised by the Polish "Green Roof" Association. The project aimed to promote green roofs and living walls in cities.

In the first edition of the competition, the jury assessed engineering and master's theses in terms of the substantive and graphic level of the works, originality of the subject, application of solutions reducing the building's impact on the environment and climate, as well as "particularly interesting conceptual aspects and design solutions taking into account the integration of architecture and greenery."

Among the winners in the category of master's theses, there were two graduates of the Silesian University of Technology. One of them- Kamil Kajdas. His thesis "Architecture at the junction. Research Centre for Agricultural Sciences near Krakow", written under the supervision of Jan Kubec PhD, Eng., Arch. was awarded a distinction for "the idea contained in the work of integrating the building with the landscape and the solution for green atriums along with the idea for greenery.”

A special distinction was awarded to Kuba Kapecki for his work “Ma być zielono (transl. It’s supposed to be green). Blue-green infrastructure as an aspect of the city adjustment to the climate crisis and development of public space in Katowice” under the supervision of Agata Twardoch PhD, Eng., Arch.

The justification for the award was the high cognitive value of the work and the possibility for the city of Katowice to use it in the future.

The competition organised by the Polish Green Roof Association aimed to draw attention to the use of solutions integrating built-up space with green roofs and living walls. They perform important ecosystem functions, also due to the need to adapt to climate change.

 

Created: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:21 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
The employee of the Silesian University of Technology awarded by the German ambassador

Renata Pelka MA, the senior assistant in the Foreign Languages Centre of the Silesian University of Technology, was awarded by the German Ambassador in Poland for her commitment to building friendship and understanding between Poland and Germany.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Willy Brandt's visit to Poland and his tribute in front of the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw, German and Polish citizens were awarded for their work in building Polish-German relations. This event went down in history for a gesture made then by the German Chancellor, who knelt on the steps of the Monument in Warsaw to pay tribute to the victims of German crimes. This situation became a symbol of recognition of German guilt and a sign of reconciliation between Poles and Germans.

The awarded persons received a set of commemorative coins issued to commemorate the symbolic gesture of the kneeling German Chancellor - "50 Jahre Kniefall von Warschau". Ms Renata Pelka, a senior assistant in the Foreign Languages Centre, was among them.

“This award is a pleasant surprise for me and I am very happy about it. It means a lot to me and gives me a lot of satisfaction. It is a great honour to be here among 50 distinguished people. It is also an obligation for further work. I will do my best to fulfil it. The award gives me energy and motivation to continue and improve my ideas in further activities.”

Renata Pelka MA

Created: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:18 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Last modified: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:19 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Research of the Silesian University of Technology in the bibliography of the WHO document

The publication presenting the project of the students from the Silesian University of Technology was cited in the guidelines of the World Health Organization with recommendations on the use of personal protective equipment. The research was co-financed in the 1st competition for projects of student scientific associations under the "Excellence Initiative - Research University" programme.

The document "Rational use of personal protective equipment for COVID-19 and considerations during severe shortages" is devoted to the problem of rational management of personal protective equipment in the face of the experienced shortages. This is the updated fourth version of the WHO guidelines, published late last year.

The lack of sufficient resources to meet the reported demand is not the only problem associated with this issue. Increased use of masks or gloves can also result in littering in urban areas, and pandemic waste management itself presents challenges for companies.

The members of the LogistiCAD Student Scientific Association under the supervision of Piotr Nowakowski DSc, PhD, Eng. As part of the project entitled "Development of new methods of collection, storage and waste management of personal protective equipment (masks, gloves) during the COVID-19 pandemic", the students conducted research with the participation of local governments, companies operating in this industry and users of such equipment.

As a result, they found that it would be helpful to provide drop-off locations for used masks or gloves or allocation of the chosen colour of rubbish bags for their segregation. The research of SKNL LogistiCAD received funding within the framework of the 1st competition for awarding of funding for projects of student scientific associations under the "Excellence Initiative - Research University" programme.

Created: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:07 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
The finals of the competition "Electronics - to make life easier"

On 11 March the finals of the 4th edition of the national competition: "Electronics - to make life easier" will be held. The event is organised by the Silesian University of Technology and the companies SIEMENS Polska and Kamami.

The competition "Electronics – to make life easier" is addressed to high school students interested in electronics, mechatronics, computer science, automatic control and other areas related to modern technologies.

This year's edition attracted 60 contestants from all over Poland, who sent works prepared in teams of one or two people. The best 10 projects were selected for the finals, and the remaining ones received the second-degree distinctions.

The presentation of the final works will begin on 11 March at 9 a.m., followed by the Final Gala at 5 p.m., during which the jury will announce the results. Both parts of the competition will be held remotely. The link to the broadcast will be published on the website: http://konkurs.aei.polsl.pl/

Created: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:03 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Friday, March 12, 2021
A milestone in the cooperation with the Yanshan University in China

The Silesian University of Technology is glad to announce that the cooperation with Yanshan University is tightening and developing. In February 2021 the European Institute of Yanshan University was established in cooperation with the Silesian University of Technology.

Yanshan University (YSU) is the largest university in the Hebei Province in China.  Currently, YSU educates 38,000 students. It employs 3200 faculty staff, 2200 of whom are full-time teachers including 489 professors and 667 associate professors.

We were informed by the Yanshan University, that their application to establish the European Institute of Yanshan University in Poland in cooperation with the Silesian University of Technology had been approved by the Hebei Provincial Department of Education. The European Institute of Yanshan University is an Overseas Education Project established in Poland within the frames of Chinese Overseas Education Project. This is the first overseas project of this type for Yanshan University. Both universities will recruit students for the joint study programme.

The European Institute of Yanshan University is established in cooperation with the Silesian University of Technology.

All students will be registered at both universities. Students who meet the graduation requirements of both universities will receive a graduation certificate and a bachelor's degree certificate from Yanshan University, and an engineer diploma from the Silesian University of Technology.

The education of students recruited in Poland will take 3,5 years. During this time they can study in China for one or two semesters.

The studies of Chinese students recruited in China take 4 years. Therefore the model of "1+3" was adopted. This means that students will study at the YSU in the first year and they will come to Poland for three subsequent years.

The European Institute of Yanshan University offers 5 majors in “Mechanical design, manufacturing, and automation”, “Electronic Science and Technology”, “Automation”, “Chemical Engineering and Technology”, “Electrical Engineering and Automation”.

The first intake is expected to take place in August 2021.

 

Created: Friday, March 12, 2021 11:11 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Last modified: Friday, March 12, 2021 11:12 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Cooperation of the Silesian University of Technology with the Astor company concerning the fields of study

On 05 March, the Silesian University of Technology signed the agreement with the Astor company for the patronage of a new field of study – automatic control and industrial robotics, established at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology.

The cooperation agreement was signed by the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk and Stefan Życzkowski, President of Astor company. The meeting was also attended by Professor Anna Timofiejczuk, Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Professor Andrzej Wróbel.

- The Silesian University of Technology is constantly developing cooperation with the socio-economic environment in the field of education and student scientific activities. We try to select such patrons who provide substantive technological knowledge. Nowadays, the emphasis in educating future engineers is on good theoretical foundations, soft skills and the ability to learn. Internships in industry-leading companies, such as Astor, allow students to gain specialisation, says Rector, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk.

The cooperation with Astor will also include referring students to internships and apprenticeships, submitting job offers, as well as developing issues carried out by students as part of diploma theses, Project Based Learning or projects developed by student scientific associations.

This agreement is one of the examples of actions taken by the Silesian University of Technology together with the socio-economic environment to improve the quality of education and scientific and research works

Created: Thursday, March 11, 2021 12:50 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Athletes from the Silesian University of Technology on the podium in the alpine skiing competition!

The Silesian University of Technology won third place in the general classification of men in the Academic Polish Championships in Alpine Skiing! The good performance of the SUT athletes has also translated into results in the category: technical universities.

Students won third place in the general classification of men and first place in the category of technical universities in the men's classification. A good result was also achieved by female students of the Silesian University of Technology, who won third place in the category of technical universities in the classification of women.

The Silesian University of Technology during the Academic Polish Championships was represented by Róża Warzecha, Dorota Strykowska, Jadwiga Małecka, Maria Małecka, Nika Gamrot, Klaudia Kuczyńska, Alina Mucha, Jakub Zastawny, Patryk Kierlin, Tomek Pająk, Maciek Żabski, Kacper Widuch, Pychliński Marceli, Mikołaj Malich, Michał Hüpsch under the supervision of  Krzysztof Szydło, PhD.

Athletes from the Silesian University of Technology competed with competitors from 36 other universities.

Congratulations!

Created: Thursday, March 11, 2021 12:48 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Friday, March 05, 2021
Artificial intelligence will help diagnose and monitor COVID-19

The project of the City Hospital No 4 in Gliwice and the Silesian University of Technology, co-financed by the National Centre for Research and Development, was launched. This is the first initiative of this type aimed at reducing the time needed to describe a CT scan, detecting clinically unsuspected COVID-19 cases and providing additional information on the basis of which it will be possible to improve the existing or to create new diagnostic schemes. The City Hospital No 4 is the leader of the project and the Silesian University of Technology became the consortium member. 

 

Many people who struggle with COVID-19, develop pneumonia, which can rapidly lead to respiratory failure. However, effective diagnosis and identification of high-risk patients are difficult. A special system of tools supported by artificial intelligence can help doctors in conducting rapid diagnostics. 

 

The agreement concluded with the National Centre for Research and Development in Warsaw is a great opportunity to better prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2, and the gigantic value of the project - over PLN 5 million - testifies an unprecedented scale of research. 

Przemysław Gliklich, President of the City Hospital No 4 in Gliwice 

 

By analyzing CT and clinical data, artificial intelligence systems can provide clinical predictions that can help doctors in their daily work. Additionally, the data obtained as a result of segmentation will allow for a quantitative comparison of morphological changes found not only in COVID-19 but also in other diseases, such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). This will allow for more accurate monitoring of the regression or progression of changes found in computed tomography in the case of interstitial pneumonia, and in connection with other clinical data - prognosis of disease progression. 

 

The Silesian University of Technology, which conducts applied research in six priority areas, focuses its efforts in this area based on close cooperation with the socio-economic environment and tries to respond to its needs. An example may be the last year and the challenges of the pandemic, which the University has been strongly committed to fighting from the very beginning, supporting medical services in counteracting its effects. Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk, Rector of the Silesian University of Technology 

 

A special database will be created at the Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science of the Silesian University of Technology under the supervision of Professor Joanna Polańska. 

The most important idea is to support the medical staff who face completely new challenges in the situation of a pandemic. Artificial intelligence systems can be available 24/7, constantly, because they do not show fatigue or weakness. 

Professor Joanna Polańska 

 

Science is the enormous potential of Gliwice, ensuring the city's dynamic development. I am glad that our city hospital is also included among the institutions that carry out important scientific projects. It is with great satisfaction, that I observe the positive effects of the reorganisation of the facility and the great commitment of its employees. The innovative project supporting the fight against COVID-19 is another innovative project implemented by the municipal institution together with the Silesian University of Technology. It is also another challenge undertaken by the hospital in the fight against the pandemic, which may bring long-term benefits to patients. 

Adam Neumann, Mayor of Gliwice 

 

The implemented project is yet another action taken by the University in the fight against COVID-19. Scientists have already developed diagnostic systems used by medical staff. These include the COVID-19 diagnostic imaging support system - CIRCA, the CORNELIA platform (Coronavirus Neurological Impairment) enabling the collection of surveys on cognitive disorders related to COVID-19, and the DECODE system, which helps to pre-exclude the coronavirus among people with symptoms also typical for other diseases.

Created: Friday, March 05, 2021 9:58 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Last modified: Friday, March 05, 2021 9:59 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Friday, March 05, 2021
World Engineering Day – online conference on 04 March

The Silesian University of Technology and Polish Federation of Engineering Associations (FSNT–NOT) invite you to the event on the occasion of World Engineering Day. The online conference will be held on 4 March 2021 from 12:00 to 2 p.m. The event is organised under the honorary patronage of the Marshal of the Silesian Voivodeship.

 

The programme of the event includes the following speeches and papers:

  • Challenges of engineers' education for the future economy - Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, Prof. Arkadiusz Mężyk, President of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland; 
  • The role of the Federation of Engineering Associations in integrating engineering community - Ewa Mańkiewicz-Cudny, President of the Federation of Engineering Associations of the Chief Technical Organisation; 
  • Engineering education in the time of pandemic - Rector of the Poznan University of Technology, Prof. Teofil Jesionowski, President of the Conference of Rectors of Polish Universities of Technology;
  • Engineering education at European universities - good practices – Prof. Seweryn Spałek PhD, DSc, Member of the Board of Directors of the European Society for Engineering Education SEFI; 
  • BEST - we create the engineers of tomorrow - Wojciech Ponikowski, President of the Board of European Students of Technology BEST Gliwice;
  • The activity of Academy of Engineering in Poland - Prof. Jerzy Barglik, President of the Academy of Engineering in Poland;
  • PBL projects on the exemplary topic: Will Johann Sebastian Bach benefit from Industry 4.0? - Paweł Kowol, PhD, Eng.;
  • Projects of Student Scientific Associations on the exemplary topic: Towards vehicles of the future – Professor Mirosław Szczepanik PhD, DSc, Eng., Karol Krzempek. 

 

The conference will be held via the Zoom platform (Meeting ID: 958 7702 5918 Passcode: 475428) on 4 March from 12:00 to 14:00. 

 

The event is held under the patronage of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland, Conference of Rectors of Polish Universities of Technology, Academy of Engineering in Poland. 

 

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Invitation to the World Engineering Day.

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Friday, March 05, 2021
Ceremonial Gala of the results of conservation competitions

On 3 March there will be a ceremonial Gala to announce the results of national and international conservation competitions carried out by students and staff of the Faculty of Architecture at the Silesian University of Technology.

The Gala will be opened online at 2 p.m. by Pofessor Magdalena Żmudzińska-Nowak. The first part of the meeting will feature speeches by the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk, and the Rector of Warsaw University, Professor Alojzy Z. Nowak.

During the Gala, the projects will be presented and results of national and international conservation competitions will be announced, in which students of the Faculty of Architecture of the Silesian University of Technology participated.

Detailed programme of the Gala and link to the event via Zoom platform.

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Friday, March 05, 2021
Students of the Silesian University of Technology awarded scholarships by the Minister of Education and Science

The Minister of Education and Science selected a group of students, including four representatives of the Silesian University of Technology. The laureates received scholarships for scientific, artistic or sports achievements in the academic year of 2020/2021.

This year's winners of the Ministry of Education and Science scholarships are Anna Krzak (student of chemical technology), Jakub Silka (student of informatics), Patrycja Wąsik (student of technology and chemical engineering) and Michał Wieczorek (student of informatics).

The university rectors sent the applications for scholarships regarding scientific, artistic or sports achievements by October 2020.

There were 890 students enrolled. The applications were considered by a team composed of experts representing various fields of science and art. The applications were assessed using the scoring methodology.

Among the criteria for granting the award, there were the authorship or co-authorship in a scientific monograph or scientific journal, significant participation in a research project with a high level of innovation, presentation of a paper at a national or international conference, obtaining an individual award or significant participation in creating the achievement.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Created: Friday, March 05, 2021 9:55 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Friday, March 05, 2021
Awards of the Minister of Education and Science for outstanding scientists of the Silesian University of Technology

Four scientists from the Silesian University of Technology received the award of the Minister of Education and Science on the occasion of the Polish Science Day. This distinction is awarded for achievements in the field of scientific, didactic, implementation and organisational activities as well as for lifetime achievements.

The Polish Science Day, which is celebrated on the birthday of Nicolaus Copernicus, has become a unique opportunity to reward the achievements of Polish academics and scientists. The awards of the Minister of Education and Science are granted in 5 categories: for significant achievements in the field of scientific, didactic, implementation, organisational activities and overall achievements. 

The 1st-degree individual award for significant achievements in the field of organisational activity was awarded to Professor Aleksandra Kuzior PhD, DSc, Vice-Dean for the Cooperation and Development of the Faculty of Organization and Management. In this category, the awards were granted for expanding international cooperation, developing cooperation with the socio-economic environment or the effective management of the entity that creates the system of higher education and science. 

The Minister of Education and Science awarded also distinctions for lifetime scientific achievements. An individual award was given to Professor Andrzej Świerniak PhD, DSc. The winners of this distinction are outstanding personalities of Polish science and higher education, who have conducted multi-annual research, teaching and organisational activity. They are also people who perform many important functions related to scientific activity. 

For significant achievements in the field of scientific activity, the award went to Professor Marcin Woźniak PhD, DSc. Winners in this category receive awards for, among others, conducting scientific research, which resulted in new knowledge focused on the direct commercial application, conducting development works, managing research teams. 

People awarded in the category of implementation activity practically used the results of scientific research or development works in industrial, scientific or commercial activities, they commercialised the results of scientific activities and know-how, implemented original design or technological achievements. The laureate in this category was Professor Łukasz Drobiec PhD, DSc

The achievements of scientists from the Silesian University of Technology, as well as conducting innovative works responding to the contemporary needs of the economy and business, contribute to the strengthening of the University's potential, as well as its position among scientific institutions in the country and abroad. The Silesian University of Technology is also inspired by the scientific tradition, responding to research challenges and focusing on high-quality education for more than 75 years.

Created: Friday, March 05, 2021 9:52 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Friday, March 05, 2021
Success of graduates of the Silesian University of Technology!

Four diploma theses defended at the Silesian University of Technology were highly appreciated in the 20th edition of the National Competition for the Diploma and Award of the SIMP President. 

 

The competition for the Diploma and the Award of the President of the Association of Polish Engineers and Technicians aims to award the best diploma theses with a mechanical profile. It is aimed at graduates of technical universities, and its goal is to promote exceptionally gifted graduates who undertake ambitious activities.

Four graduates from the Silesian University of Technology entered the final of the 20th edition of the competition, where participants submitted their diploma theses defended in the 2019/2020 academic year. 

The 3rd-degree award went to Bartosz Jóźwik for the work entitled "Influence of manufacturing parameters using SLM technology on the structure and properties of the CiNi3Si1 alloy" prepared under the supervision of Professor Santina Topolska. The distinction was awarded to Paweł Żur for the work "The use of 3D scanning technology to modify structural elements in an electric car". The thesis supervisor was Professor Tomasz Dzitkowski.

Małgorzata Borowy also qualified for the second finals with her work: "Design and simulation of a testing stand for latches mounted on aircraft components" under the supervision of Professor Wojciech Moczulski, as well as Alicja Kołodziej, who submitted a work entitled "FEM analysis of connections of wooden structure elements" carried out under the supervision of Professor Piotr Fedeliński. In December 2020, qualifications for the next edition of the competition took place. 

Persons qualified for the 2nd stage will be able to submit them by 15 November 2021.

 

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Tuesday, March 02, 2021
International Day of Women and Girls in Science

In the fields related to engineering sciences, there is a significant number of women who take up challenges and research to increase scientific potential, influence the environment or the development of technology.

Established in 2015, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science aims to emphasize the importance of women in strengthening the potential of research in various fields of science. It is also an inspiration for girls, future students who have to choose their career path. Some of them will surely decide to take a scientific path, including in the field of engineering sciences.

At the Silesian University of Technology, women with commitment and passion take actions and current challenges of science - including those related to sustainable development, innovative technologies, combining science with business or supporting people in education for professions of the future related to, for example, Industry 4.0.

Students, on the other hand, do not hesitate to study in fields of study or to carry out tasks in areas that are often associated with "male" ones. Among them, it is worth mentioning training in the profession of a pilot or conducting scientific work in relation to the architecture of space stations and issues related to space missions.

On the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we cordially invite you to watch the report on the work carried out by women scientists at the Silesian University of Technology. The report is available on the YouTube channel of the Silesian University of Technology.

Created: Tuesday, March 02, 2021 12:07 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
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Tuesday, March 02, 2021
Cumulative investment in the development of internationalization - a new pro-quality program under IDUB covering 20 types of activities

In order to increase the activity of the University community in terms of significantly increasing the level of internationalization, a new pro-quality program was launched as part of the participation of the Silesian University of Technology in the Excellence Initiative - Research University program.

The program is addressed to basic units and their internal units as well as to university-wide units, employees, doctoral students and students of the Silesian University of Technology. It covers as many as 20 types of activities related to internationalization. As part of the above-mentioned program, it is possible to grant funding in the form of an increase in the subsidy, a salary supplement or remuneration granted on the basis of a civil law agreement. We encourage you to participate in the program.

Details are available in the Ordinance No. 25/2021 of February 5, 2021.

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Tuesday, March 02, 2021
New programs - hiring and inviting outstanding scientists.

The second edition of the program related to inviting outstanding experienced and outstanding young scientists to the University was launched.

As part of the Excellence Initiative - Research University (IDUB) program, the Silesian University of Technology continues work on strengthening the scientific staff by employing outstanding experienced and outstanding young scientists, in particular from abroad, who can create and lead research teams, submit an application for funding within a year project in the Horizon program, as well as publications for renowned journals.

Updated competition announcements in the second edition of the program, in Polish and English, were published on the University's website:

 IDUB announcement for the position of Associate Professor

IDUB announcement for the position of Assistant Professor

 and on the website of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the international portal for mobile scientists EURAXESS. In order to popularize the attached advertisements, we encourage the employees of the Silesian University of Technology to make them available to scientists who meet the criteria set out in them. These criteria are demanding, but the opportunities offered by the University are significant and competitive with leading foreign universities.

Potential candidates should first of all pay attention to the package of pro-quality programs of the Silesian University of Technology, especially if they demonstrate achievements comparable to those required in the competition criteria during their work at the University. The possibility of providing a significant part of the work from their place of permanent residence may also be important in recruiting outstanding scientists.

As a result of the first edition of competitions, four candidates were offered employment. As part of the IDUB program, the Silesian University of Technology also intends to invite exceptional people for longer or shorter, even several days' stays - in particular, Nobel Prize winners, Fields medal winners, Kyoto Prize, Mies van der Rohe awards, people currently implementing ERC grants or having the status of Highly Cited Researcher, as well as working scientifically at the best foreign universities (especially those ranked in the first 20 places in the ARWU, QS or THE rankings).

This program is financially supported by the Metropolis GZM (https://metropoliagzm.pl/fundusz-wspierania-nauki/). We expect the invited guests to: deliver at least two lectures (at least 1.5 hours), conduct a seminar with PhD students and / or classes with students, get acquainted with our laboratories related to at least the broadly understood research subject of the invited scientist. Due to the ongoing epidemiological situation, it is possible to carry out these activities remotely.
 
Employees who have contact with such people and could support the official invitation from the University, please provide information to the Development Office. Already in the first half of 2021, we expect the first invited guests to speak.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Changes in the operation of the University from 28 December 2020 to 17 January 2021

Due to the epidemic situation and current restrictions at the Silesian University of Technology, the restriction on leaving student and teacher residence halls (dormitories) has been introduced. The principles for the operation of universities in Poland are also specified in the new communique of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of 22 December 2020.
 
According to Ordinance No 313/2020 of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology of 23 December 2020, there is a restriction on leaving student and teacher residence halls (dormitories) of the Silesian University of Technology by the residents in the period from 31 December 2020 – beginning at 7.00 p.m. to 1 January 2021 – until 6.00 a.m.. However, it does not apply to residents who need to perform their official, professional or business activities. It also does not apply to those who need to meet their basic everyday needs.

New restrictions apply in Poland from 28 December 2020 to 17 January 2021. They were introduced under the Regulation of the Council of Ministers of 21 December 2020 on the establishment of certain restrictions, orders and bans with reference to the state of epidemic (Journal of Laws of 2020, item 2316).

Detailed guidelines for universities are presented in the communique on the website of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The activities of the university will be carried out in the light of the existing arrangements, allowing, possibility of conducting classes in a face-to-face mode. In this respect, decisions for the Silesian University of Technology are made by its authorities, taking into account safety rules and guidelines set out by the Ministry and sanitary and epidemiological services. The communique explains that, in accordance with the provisions of the Regulation of the Council of Ministers, classes conducted in the premises of the university are not treated as gatherings, events or meetings and thus are not subject to restrictions on the admissible number of participants.
 
We would also like to remind that there is a  possibility of using the library collections having complied with specific rules (limiting the number of people to 1 person per 15 m2 – excluding librarians).
 
The communique, however, introduces changes in the use of swimming pools, aqua parks, gyms, clubs and fitness centres. From 28 December 2020 and 17 January 2021, students will not be able to visit these facilities as part of classes at the university.
 
Student ID cards, PhD student and academic teacher ID cards remain valid with no further need to confirm this fact at the university.
 

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Silesian University of Technology on the podium in EngiRank "by subject"

The Silesian University of Technology obtained high marks in two areas of the latest European Ranking of Engineering Programs - EngiRank "by subject", prepared by the Education Foundation Perspektywy. In the international comparisons of Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering specialties, we took the first and second place, respectively.


The Silesian University of Technology was classified on the podium in two different areas.

In the Civil Engineering competition, the University won against 46 similar fields of study available in 18 universities in Poland, 4 in Croatia, 3 in Cyprus, 7 in the Czech Republic, 1 in Estonia, 3 in Hungary, 1 in Latvia, 2 in Lithuania, 3 in Romania, 3 in Slovakia and 2 in Slovenia. The Civil Engineering is conducted in English at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Silesian University of Technology.

In the case of Mechanical Engineering - the Silesian University of Technology took the second place, and fell only behind the University of Pannonia in Hungary.

The ranking "by subject" took into account two criteria - scientific effectiveness (publications, citations, including these in the SCOPUS database) and the quality of education (accreditations, including ABET, ENAEE, the Royal Institute of British RIBA, EUA-IEP ). All "by subject" classifications were prepared on the basis of 7 main disciplines included in the "Engineering & Technology" area.

Moreover, the Silesian University of Technology was among the top ten Polish and top fifteen European universities in the field of engineering education. The ranking was developed on the basis of 15 indicators collected under 5 criteria: scientific effectiveness (20%), innovation (35%), quality of education (20%), prestige (5%), and internationalization (20%). The organisers compared 81 universities from 13 countries, the so-called New Europe, that is, those that joined the European Union in 2004 and later.

The initiator of the European Ranking of Engineering Studies is the Education Foundation Perspektywy. The main partner of the project is the Foundation for the Development of the Education System (FRSE).

 

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Thursday, November 05, 2020
IMPORTANT NOTICE!! New restrictions

Under the decision of the Government of the Republic of Poland new restrictions will be in force from Saturday, November 7, 2020 in relation to the growing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

Community life

  • Theaters, cinemas, museums, art galleries, the houses of culture are going to be permanently closed
  • In churches, there can be one person/15m2
  • Shops in shopping malls will be closed apart from pharmacies, grocery, and service shops
  • In stores with an area of less than 100m2, there can be 1 person per 10m2, in larger stores - 1 person per 15m2
  • Hotels are open to visitors travelling on business

 Education

  • Distance learning for schools (all grades) is announced. The government is also adding a PLN 500 voucher for teachers to finance the most important equipment for remote work.

The Prime Minister announced that if there are more than 50 cases per 100,000 in Poland, there will be a lockdown. If there are 70-75 cases per 100 000, the next stage is the national quarantine.

The regulations will be in force from Saturday (7th November).

 
 

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Monday, November 02, 2020
Professor Marek Pawełczyk in the Presidium of the College of Vice Rectors for Science and Development

Prof. Marek Pawełczyk PhD, DSc was appointed to the Presidium of the College of Vice Rectors for Science and Development of Public Higher Technical Schools. The term of office of the four-person board is four years.

The aim of the College of Vice Rectors for Science and Development of Public Higher Technical Schools is to provide a space for the exchange of experience, insights and information on pro scientific activities undertaken at the universities. Its members have an impact on the shape and direction of engineering sciences in Poland, among others, due to the possibility to apply to the ministry for the introduction of the reported changes.

New members of the Presidium were elected during the Conference of the College of Vice Rectors for Science and Development of Public Higher Technical Schools. This year's, 30th edition of the event took place online. Next to Professor Marek Pawełczyk, the board was composed of: Professor Grzegorz Królczyk from the Opole University of Technology and Professor Łukasz Albrecht from the Lodz University of Technology. The chairman of the College is Profesor  Artur Bejger from the Maritime University of Szczecin.

Created: Monday, November 02, 2020 12:13 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Friday, October 30, 2020
Beginning 24 October 2020, education at the Silesian University of Technology is conducted exclusively with the use of distance education methods and techniques

Due to the epidemic situation, education of students, doctoral students and participants of postgraduate studies and other forms of education will be conducted only with the use of distance education methods and techniques.

Pursuant to Ordinance No 242/2020 of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology of 23 October 2020 on the organisation of education at the University from 24 October, beginning from 24 October to 08 November 2020, the education of students and doctoral students, as well as classes for participants of postgraduate studies and other forms of learning, are conducted with the use of distance education methods and techniques.

In the case of classes and projects which cannot be conducted in the formula with the use of distance education methods and techniques, their implementation is planned on a different date.

Specialized aviation training constitutes an exception. This training is conducted in groups of up to 5 people.  With the consent of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk, it is conducted in-person. Training duration: 24 October to 7 November 2020.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020
Changes in the operation of the University

Due to the epidemic situation and the introduced restrictions, the rules of the operation of the Silesian University of Technology have been changed accordingly.

It is forbidden to organize in-person open events, as well as to gather in groups of more than 5 people at the University until further notice.

Please read the Ordinance No 241/2020 of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology of 23 October 2020 amending the Ordinance on the operation of the University as of 01 October 2020.

Created: Thursday, October 29, 2020 9:57 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Friday, October 30, 2020
Compliance with the mandatory rules during the epidemic

We remind our employees, doctoral students and students of the Silesian University of Technology about the obligation to comply with the generally accepted rules (laws and regulations) governing the rights and obligations of all Polish citizens, including the academic community, during the epidemic.

These legal acts constitute the basic source of law and thus require absolute compliance with, regardless of the University internal legal acts in this regard.

Please read Circular Letter No 10/2020 of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology of 23 October 2020 on the application of the University legal acts.

Created: Thursday, October 29, 2020 9:19 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
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Thursday, October 15, 2020
The Silesian University of Technology has introduced COVID-19 risk levels

In order to protect the health and life of employees, doctoral candidates and students of the Silesian University of Technology, in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic, four COVID-19 risk levels used in the premises of the University are introduced.
 
The colour of the applied markings corresponds to the epidemiological risk and is reflected in the scope of implemented recommendations and restrictions concerning the functioning of the Silesian University of Technology community:
 
1) risk level 0 - green, means: no restrictions, basic health and safety at work rules shall apply, the University operates in a traditional mode,
 
2) risk level 1 - yellow, means: implementation of basic sanitary regime, work performed mainly in an on-site mode, implementation of restrictions in the operation of the University,
 
3) risk level 2 - orange,  means: increased sanitary regime, work performed mainly remotely, closing the University to third parties, reducing mobility and contacts, increasing restrictions in the operation of the University,
 
4) risk level 3 - red colour, means: crisis situation, operation of the University in a remote mode, excluding units necessary to maintain the continuity of operation, suspended mobility, ban on accommodation, remote contact.
 
At the entrance to each building, a colour code will be posted, informing about the risk level, if it is higher than the general risk level applicable to the entire University.
This level will be updated depending on the epidemic situation at the University. It will be determined individually for:

1) campuses: Katowice, Rybnik, Zabrze, Gliwice,
2) faculties,
3) separate buildings,
4) rector and central administration.
The current COVID-19 risk level at the Silesian University of Technology is determined by the Rector.
 
Currently, the risk level 1 applies.
 
Relevant information for the individual groups of the academic community regarding the operation of the University can be found at: "Coronavirus - important information" website.
 
The above arrangements were introduced on the basis of the Ordinance No 226/2020 of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology of 13 October 2020 on general recommendations regarding epidemic safety and the status of security measures against COVID-19 in the facilities of the Silesian University of Technology.
 

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Online conferences concerning Priority Research Areas - we encourage your active participation

As part of the Excellence Initiative - Research University programme, the Silesian University of Technology intends to accumulate potential and significantly expand both internal and external cooperation within the six Priority Research Areas (POB). For this purpose, POB Coordinators were appointed (Ordinance No 217/2020).

We kindly invite you to our online conferences dedicated to every POB separately. The names of Coordinators for the Priority Research Areas and the conference dates are provided below:

• POB1 - Computational oncology and personalized medicine: Prof. Joanna Polańska,
5th November;
• POB2 - Artificial intelligence and data processing: Prof. Paweł Kasprowski, 28th October;
• POB3 - Materials of the future: Prof. Przemysław Data, 3rd November;
• POB4 - Smart cities and future mobility: Prof. Grzegorz Sierpiński, 4thNovember;
• POB5 - Process automation and Industry 4.0: Prof. Anna Timofiejczuk, 29th October;
• POB6 - Climate and environmental protection, modern energy: Prof. Sebastian Werle,
27th October.

Particular conferences start at 2 p.m.

The programme of each conference includes:

- discussion on the scope of a given POB,
- presentation of all identified substantive sub-areas of a given POB,
- open discussion with conference participants from the University Community and cooperating entities, in particular with the interested members of the Social Council and the University Council.

The conference will result in:

- updating the substantive scope of POB (in November 2020),
- identification of people and research groups,
- verification of the candidate list for members of the international POB advisory team, representing a balanced share of all sub-areas,
- establishment of a POB development plan (in December 2020), as well as undertaking a number of joint activities at regional, national and international level, enabling dynamic development of all substantive sub-areas and creating opportunities for the development of an individual career.
 
An open conference, addressed to the broadly represented socio-economic community and scientific partners is planned to take place in April 2021, with the participation of media, in a hybrid form or online, in the event of sanitary restrictions.
In May 2021, the Silesian University of Technology Press will submit monographs summarising our potential in POB, in particular, scientific and research achievements and developed technologies.
 
We kindly ask you to actively participate, even in conferences concerning several POBs, join the discussion during the conference, be active in POB and cooperate with POB Coordinators, also in the organizational field, to ensure the proper flow of information, as well as to take advantage of all opportunities. The relevant information was provided to the Deans, Directors of Institutes and Centres, as well as to the Presidents of Discipline Councils.

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Friday, October 09, 2020
IMPORTANT NOTICE!

Obligatory mouth and nose covering from 10 October 2020 (Saturday) on the entire territory of Poland in public spaces including shops, public means of transport and outside, in the streets.

Under the decision of the Government of the Republic of Poland the obligatory mouth and nose covering in public spaces shall be in force from Saturday, 10 October 2020. All individuals are required to cover both their mouths and noses in public spaces such as: shops, public means of transport, as well as outside, in the streets.

Moreover, the entire territory of Poland is designated as a “yellow zone” including some red zones.

For more information: http://biznes.pap.pl/en/news/all/info/2987989,poland-s-move-to-yellow-zone-will-affect-cinemas--restaurants--fitness-clubs--but-bring-no-closures

Created: Friday, October 09, 2020 2:51 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
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Friday, October 02, 2020
The Silesian University of Technology supports the Belarusians

Due to the current, complicated situation in Belarus, the Silesian University of Technology, in solidarity and support for the educational ambitions of Belarusian youth, launched a special programme addressed to 50 young Belarusian citizens – who are currently studying and to those who would like to study in the fields of study available in the educational offer of the Silesian University of Technology in Polish and English.

 

As part of the programme, the Silesian University of Technology will provide students with convenient recruitment conditions, adjusted to the situation, as well as will cover the costs of studies in the current academic year. Students from Belarus will also receive social support, scholarships for persons with disabilities, free accommodation in a student dormitory, flexible and attractive study conditions, assistance from the academic staff, Polish and foreign students. The University will also provide information and psychological support, assistance in individual development, job seeking and free of charge Polish language classes.

 

Exemption from tuition fees – application procedure

 

The criteria to be met by a student applying for an exemption from tuition fees for educational services vary according to the year of study.

 

First year students who want to join the group of beneficiaries of the programme "Silesian University of Technology supports the Belarusians" need to be full-time students who declare Polish or English language proficiency at the level of at least B2. Moreover, they cannot benefit from any other exemptions, specified in separate regulations. In such a case, the application for the exemption should be submitted to the Admission Office, which is a part of the Studies Service Centre. The deadline for submission is 30 October.

 

Students of second and further years of studies need to have an average grade for the previous academic year higher or equal to 4.3, a valid visa, residence card or other document authorizing them to stay in Poland and to continue their studies. The application should be submitted to the Student Service Office by 10 October 2020.

 

Detailed information regarding regulations for exemption from tuition fee for Belarusian citizens within the programme "Silesian University of Technology supports the Belarusians" was published in the Ordinance No 207/2020 of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology of 30 September 2020.

 

 

For more information, contact our Admission Office by phone (+48) 32 237 16 90 or by e-mail at: study@polsl.pl

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Monday, September 28, 2020
Invitation to the online broadcast of the Inauguration Ceremony of the Academic Year

The broadcast of the Opening Ceremony of the 2020/2021 Academic Year will take place on 2 October 2020 at 11.00 a.m. We cordially invite you to attend the Ceremony!

For the safety of the members of the university Community, this year's Inauguration Ceremony will be held in a hybrid system - the event with the participation of the University authorities, representatives of the Academic Community and partners from the socio-economic environment will be broadcast via the Internet Television of the Silesian University of Technology, directly from the Education and Congress Centre of the Silesian University of Technology.

The programme includes: speech delivered by the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk, matriculation, presentation of the Awards of the University Social Council, as well as awarding Professor Bolesław Pochopień with the diploma of Honorary Professor of the Silesian University of Technology.

Professor Aleksandra Ziembińska will give the inaugural lecture entitled "Science in times of plague."

As part of the inaugural ceremony at 6.00 p.m. in the Cathedral of St. Apostles Peter and Paul, there will also be a Holy Mass for the Employees and Students of the University. Participants are required to wear masks.

We cordially invite you to the online participation in the event!

Link to the broadcast

Created: Monday, September 28, 2020 2:06 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Last modified: Monday, September 28, 2020 2:08 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Friday, September 25, 2020
Projects from the Silesian University of Technology received funding from the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR)

Four projects from the Silesian University of Technology received funding under this year's edition of the LIDER Programme run by the National Centre for Research and Development. In the 11th edition of the competition, 253 applications were submitted, of which only half were qualified for the funding.

The authors of the selected projects include:

• Maciej Sowa PhD - "Development of technology for forming anodic oxide coatings on light metal alloys by plasma electrolytic treatment in the direction of obtaining comprehensive surface protection systems";

• Marcin Kozłowski Ph D, DSc - "Innovative solutions for point-mounted laminated glass with increased post-critical load capacity";

• Alicja Kazek-Kęsik PhD, DSc - "Technology of hybrid coatings formation on titanium implants for animals"

• Krystian Radlak PhD, DSc - "Integrated IT system for the safety assessment of deep neural networks in autonomous cars".

The LIDER programme is addressed to doctoral students, academic teachers without a doctoral degree and doctors, including postdoctoral holders, who obtained this degree not earlier than in the last 7 years. Applicants could submit projects related to application or development research carried out in cooperation with a teaching or research unit.

The highest award granted by NCBR to projects reaches PLN 1.5 million. The total amount of funding allocated to the competition is PLN 84,761,494.30.

Details about the programme, ranking positions and the amount of funding for specific projects are published on the website of the National Centre for Research and Development.

Created: Friday, September 25, 2020 2:05 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Last modified: Friday, September 25, 2020 2:06 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Friday, September 25, 2020
Rector of the Silesian University of Technology elected the President of CRASP

His Magnificence Rector of the Silesian University of Technology Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk was elected the new President of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (CRASP) for the 2020-2024 term.

The meeting of the CRASP Plenary Assembly closed the current 2016-2020 term, chaired by Professor Jan Szmidt, Rector of the Warsaw University of Technology. During the two-day session, representatives of university authorities discussed issues related to current problems of higher education and science in Poland, as well as the functioning of universities in this uncertain time of the COVID-19 pandemic in the context of international cooperation or organisation of education in the new academic year.

Using the remote formula, the rectors of Polish universities elected the President of CRASP for the next four years. This is the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk, who emphasized in his speech: - One of the most important tasks in the new term of office will be the integration of the academic community, cooperation, joint development of research and teaching potential. Nowadays, especially during the epidemic, it is extremely important to maintain the mutual support of the environment in matters of current activities and resource optimisation, as well as, the dissemination of good practices and management knowledge. The further development of higher education requires building the authority and prestige of Polish universities at home and abroad. It is necessary to establish a good image of CRASP in the academic and socio-economic environment, to represent the interests and views of the environment, and to provide opinions. Regarding the implementation of the provisions of the Act 2.0 and the beginning of the term of office of the rectors, the key task is to maintain the autonomy of the university, to cultivate good academic traditions and the principles of professional ethics. In order to achieve these noble goals, however, it requires to ensure appropriate financing and conditions for the development of scientific research and the education system in Poland.

During the meeting, vice presidents of CRASP were also elected for the next term. These are: Professor Jacek Popiel, rector-elect of the Jagiellonian University and Professor Michał Zasada, rector-elect of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. Members of the CRASP Auditing Committee were also elected. Professor Jan Szmidt was given the status of the Honorary President of CRASP. The meeting of the Presidium and the Plenary Assembly of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland was held on 26 and 27 August at the seat of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. CRASP is a representative institution of higher education and science community within the meaning of the Law on Higher Education and Science. The Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland was established on 7 June 1997 by rectors of 73 higher education institutions - members of active then conferences of rectors of individual types of universities. Currently, the institution gathers rectors of 107 universities, including 11 non-public universities. In addition, nine schools have the status of affiliated universities. About a million of people study at the universities affiliated to CRASP, which constitutes 77% of all students in Poland.

Created: Friday, September 25, 2020 1:59 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Vice Rector Professor Marek Pawełczyk elected chairman of the Silesian Universities Network (SUN)

Professor Marek Pawełczyk PhD, DSc, Vice Rector for Science and Development, was elected chairman of the Silesian Public Universities Consortium- Silesian Universities Network (SUN).
 
The election took place on 21 July with the unanimous support of the representatives of all member universities. The term of office of Professor Marek Pawełczyk as the chairman will start on 01 October 2020 and will last for 2 years. Currently, this function is performed by professor Grzegorz Juras, Rector Elect of the Academy of Physical Education in Katowice.
 
- The Silesian Public Universities Consortium is an initiative that was established many years ago. Currently, it has its well-established position. So far it has been in very good hands. The current chairman is the Rector of the Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, professor Grzegorz Juras. I will have the pleasure of presiding over the consortium from 01 October 2020 - says professor Marek Pawełczyk.
 
The main mission of the consortium established in 2010 is to promote Silesian higher education on a regional, national and international scale. The members of an initiative undertake joint activities to strengthen and consolidate the image of Silesia as a valued centre of science, research and education. The diverse nature of the universities involved in the consortium, enables the arrangement of an attractive programme, which combines the educational offer, social and cultural services. It constitutes an important factor of encouraging students, including foreign students, to study in Silesia.

- It is extremely important that we jointly build the potential of Silesian universities, both in terms of acquiring good candidates for students and in terms of international promotion, the areas emphasised by the consortium.  It is also important to share the available research infrastructure. We are now in an excellent situation due to the fact that the current Vice Rector of the University of Silesia, Professor Tomasz Pietrzykowski became the chairman of the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA). We will have first-hand information about NAWA's initiatives or international projects, in which we will be able to participate - emphasizes prof. Pawełczyk.
 
Internationalization is also manifested in the implementation of training for employees of European partner universities, thanks to which the idea of sharing experiences between individual academic units is realized. The cooperation of the consortium universities is supposed to lead to an increase in their internationalization. The result of the activities is to present the Silesian Voivodeship as a modern region, based on the latest technologies, as well as creating space for the implementation of the idea of a lifelong learning, including non-academic education.

- As Silesian universities, we do not compete with each other, we try to cooperate and build common potential. The Silesian University of Technology has the pleasure and honour of being a research university. As part of the first of the 27 tasks, which we have defined, we determined the will to build a common platform of support, exchange of ideas, building mutual relations in the Silesian region, and perhaps, establishing a universities federation. This, of course, depends on the possibilities for encouraging such initiatives. As a research university, we have extraordinary opportunities. First of all, preparing the staff, our recognition, but we do not want to act in isolation. We want the Silesian University of Technology to be a university, that is able to use what we have been given as a research university, to try to promote Silesia as a place to study, a place to live, and a place for scientific development and career together with other universities - emphasizes the Professor.
 
The consortium brings together 9 universities from the Silesian Voivodeship: the Silesian University of Technology, the University of Bielsko-Biala, the Czestochowa University of Technology and those located in Katowice: the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music , the Academy of Fine Arts, the Academy of Physical Education, the Medical University of Silesia,  the University of Economics and the University of Silesia.
Professor Marek Pawełczyk is a member of the Scientific Policy Committee, an assisting authority of the Minister of Science and Higher Education. In addition, he represents the Silesian University of Technology in the Committee of Automatic Control and Robotics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in the term 2020–2023. He also chairs the Metrology Commission, a branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Katowice. He was also a member of the Committee on Acoustics of the Polish Academy of Sciences for two terms. He is also the vice-president of an international scientific society that has been operating for over 25 years in around 70 countries - the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration.

Created: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:08 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Last modified: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:16 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Organisation of education and the academic year 2020/2021

Ladies and Gentlemen, please follow the information on the organisation of education process and the academic year at the Silesian University of Technology.

The arrangements were introduced by Ordinance No 194/2020 of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology of 11 September 2020 on the organisation of education in the academic year 2020/2021 in relation to the prevention, counteraction and eradication of COVID-19.

Translation of the Ordinance is available here.

 
 

Created: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:01 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Last modified: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:25 PM, by: Grzegorz Kłapyta
Friday, August 07, 2020
Recruiting 15 international PhD students in Marie Curie ITN SUBLime (Sustainable Building Lime applications via Circular Economy and Biomimetic Approaches)
Dear Colleague,
We are looking for dedicated and highly motivated Early Stage Researchers (ESR), who will join our team to craft the future of lime mortars/plasters in new construction and conservation of the built heritage.
We are recruiting 15 international PhD students to be trained as European experts in Sustainable Building Lime applications via Circular Economy and Biomimetic Approaches  (SUBLime). SUBLime is an European Training Network (ETN) program that will start in February 2021, as aMarie-Sklodowska-Curie action (Innovative Training Network - ITN) involving 9 countries in Europe.
This is an excellent opportunity to enhance your international career prospects:
•         Original research projects within a Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network  (Horizon 2020 grant 955986)
• Consortium of 17 European partners (6 highly specialized universities and 11 worldwide leading Industrial Partners)
• Collaboration with network partners including visits during secondments
• Participate in worldwide training workshops
• Very attractive PhD student salary
• Enrolment in host institutions' PhD programs
             Apply before September 14, 2020! For more information please check the SUBLime website: https://sublime-etn.eu/job/
Contact: Project Manager of SUBLime : Dr. João Pereira: jpereira@civil.uminho.pt
Beneficiaries Leaders: Prof. Paulo B. Lourenço (University of Minho, Portugal, Coordinator); Prof. Carlos Rodriguez-Navarro (University of Granada, Spain); Prof. Guang Ye (TU Delft, Netherlands); Prof. Nele De Belie (Ghent University, Belgium); Prof. Jan Kubica (Silesian University of Technology, Poland); Prof. Eddie Koenders (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany)

Created: Friday, August 07, 2020 7:38 AM, by: Agata Kociszewska
Monday, July 13, 2020
The Silesian University of Technology among the European Universities

The Silesian University of Technology is one of the winners of the 2nd call for European Universities. Out of 62 submitted applications, the European Commission selected 24 consortia.

The Silesian University of Technology has submitted the application titled: "The European University Alliance on Responsible Consumption and Production EURECA-PRO" in a consortium with 6 universities:

• University of Leoben, Austria
• Technical University Freiberg, Germany
• University of Petrosani, Romania
• University of Leon, Spain
• Technical University of Crete, Greece
• Mittweida University of Applied Sciences, Germany
The leader of the consortium is the University of Leoben, with which the Silesian University of Technology has been actively cooperating for years. The Silesian University of Technology and partner universities dedicated their application to the 12th sustainable development goal (SDG12), adopted by the United Nations in 2015 under the name of "Responsible consumption and production".
- The increase in internationalisation is one of the main goals of the development strategy of the Silesian University of Technology for the period 2016-2024. In 2019 we were awarded the status of a research university in the competition of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education "Excellence Initiative – Research University", leaving the door wide open for Polish science on the global arena. As part of this programme, we undertake many initiatives and implement scientific and research projects in cooperation with partners from European, Asian or American countries. The success of the Silesian University of Technology in the European Universities competition additionally confirms that science is an extremely important element of our Region's potential. Our presence in European Universities  Consortium is a consequence of the hard work of the Silesian University of Technology on the international arena in the last few years. We used our human capital and experience. This success confirms our maturity and a partner attitude in building an international network of contacts and cooperation - says the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk.
According to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education: "European Universities are a kind of transnational alliance of higher education institutions from across the EU. They will form the basic network of universities in the territory of the Union, enabling students to obtain degrees by combining studies in several EU countries and contributing to the development of international competitiveness of European universities. They share a long-term strategy in the field of education, promotion of European values and strengthening of European identity. Their main objective is to increase the mobility of students, academic staff and the scientific community, as well as to support the quality, integration and competitiveness of European higher education."
Visualization of the map of Europe with the location of the partner universities of the consortium of the Silesian University of Technology.

Created: Monday, July 13, 2020 1:53 PM, by: Joanna Hanak
Last modified: Monday, July 13, 2020 1:57 PM, by: Joanna Hanak
Monday, July 06, 2020
The Silesian University of Technology with Leaders certificate!

The Silesian University of Technology was honored in the 10th edition of the National University Competition and Certificate Programme "University of Leaders 2020".

The Foundation for the Development of Education and Higher Education awarded the Silesian University of Technology with the certificate "University of Leaders 2020". The Silesian University of Technology received this distinction as the only one among public academic universities in the Silesian Voivodeship.

- We have once again received this award, which is a great success for the Silesian University of Technology. We make every effort to ensure that factors such as the wide didactic offer, project-oriented education and modern forms of interactive education bring measurable results. We are closely observing changes and trends in the labor market. It clearly indicates that students should implement part of the study programme in cooperation with an industrial partner, which is possible due to dual studies. We also introduce activities extending the mentoring programme, which aims to attract the most talented students and attend them with the best care - says JM Rector prof. Arkadiusz Mężyk.

Units and universities participating in the "University of Leaders" Programme are evaluated, among others in terms of educational offer, shaping pro-innovative attitudes, practical education, cooperation with the socio-economic environment, quality of education.

- Universities distinguished in the competition must be given great respect for how they teach creativity, how they shape innovative, entrepreneurial and critical attitudes towards reality. For how they shape the personalities, characters and temperaments of young people, how they cope with instilling in students' personalities the ability to respond flexibly to phenomena, processes and trends around them - says Grażyna Kaczmarczyk, the President of the Foundation for the Development of Education and Higher Education.

The goal of the "University of Leaders" Programme is to identify and promote the best Polish universities that educate entrepreneurial, creative, successful people on the labor market.


 

Created: Monday, July 06, 2020 10:04 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Thursday, June 18, 2020
The success of the Silesian University of Technology in the QS World University Rankings 2021

The Silesian University of Technology was for the first time included in the prestigious international university ranking QS World University Rankings. The university was ranked within 801-1000 position. Among Polish technical universities, only Warsaw University of Technology was in the higher ranking range.

The QS ranking is one of the most recognizable university rankings in the world. It belongs to the so-called "Big Three" next to the Shanghai Ranking and Times Higher Education. - Over the past four years, the Silesian University of Technology has been noted in the three most important rankings for world science. It is a huge success for us and a very important achievement of the University. It is worth emphasizing, that we are at the forefront of Polish universities present in these rankings, but we are also working on strengthening this position - says Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk, rector of the Silesian University of Technology.

In its assessment, the QS ranking takes into account 6 main indicators, such as: academic reputation, reputation of employers, the number of academic staff to students, the number of citations and internationalization. - We are very well evaluated in these areas, thanks to which the Silesian University of Technology becomes visible not only on the global arena of science, but also gains completely new development opportunities. As a research university, we develop six priority areas in which we specialize. The rankings have a great impact on acquiring new contacts, the best academic staff and socio-economic partners. The ability to define and communicate your own potential is key to establishing cooperation with foreign scientific and business partners. The increase of internationalization of the Silesian University of Technology is one of the main goals to be achieved in the next term - adds Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk.

This year's edition of the QS World University Rankings included a total of 15 Polish universities, among which the highest places were taken by: University of Warsaw - place 321, Jagiellonian University - place 326 and Warsaw University of Technology - place 511-521.

Detailed information can be seen on the ranking page.

 

Created: Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:13 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Last modified: Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:16 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Authorities of the Silesian University of Technology in the Presidencies of the Committees of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS)

Authorities of the Silesian University of Technology in the Presidencies of the Committees of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS).

Members in the Presidencies of the Committees of the Polish Academy of Sciences were elected. Among them are representatives of the Authorities of the Silesian University of Technology.

Rector, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk PhD, DSc will be the chairman of the Committee on Machine Building of the Polish Academy of Sciences for the term 2020-2023.

Vice-Rector for Science and Development, Professor Marek Pawełczyk PhD, DSc was elected a member of the Presidium of the Committee on Automatic Control and Robotics of the Polish Academy of Sciences for the term 2020-2023, while the Vice-Rector for General Affairs, Professor Bogusław Łazarz PhD, DSc as a member of the Presidium of the Committee on Transport of the Polish Academy of Sciences for the term 2020-2023.

We also inform that the Vice Rector for Collaboration with Civic and Economic Environment, Professor Janusz Kotowicz PhD, DSc was elected a member of the presidium of the Committee on Energy Problems at the Presidium of the Polish Academy of Sciences for the term 2019-2022.

Created: Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:05 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Announcements regarding changes in the organisation of the 2019/2020 academic year and procedures for student accommodation in a dormitory.

Pursuant to the Ordinance No 86/2020 of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology of 7 May 2020, changes are made to the Ordinance according to the organisation of the academic year 2019/2020 at the Silesian University of Technology. In addition, from 4 May 2020, the rules regarding student accommodation in student dormitories have been changed (Ordinance No 88/2020 of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology).

The changes introduced by the Ordinance No 86/2020 of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology concern, among others, admission during the period from 22 June to 30 September 2020 of conducting classes with direct participation of academic teachers or other persons who teach and students, as well as conducting credits and examinations, after prior appointment with the representative of the student group. In the same period (i.e. from 22 June to 30 September), days for which the implementation of classes, credits or exams has not been agreed, are allocated to summer holidays together with professional internships.

Records regarding the dates of the summer retake examination session and inter-semester break, as well as "Sports Day" and "Rector's Day" are deleted. The date of the "Igry" event is moved to May 29, 2020.

Pursuant to the Ordinance No 88/2020 of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, changes were introduced in terms of ​​student accommodation in dormitories. The right to accommodation is granted to persons, who meet at least one of the conditions:

- involvement in the implementation of PBL projects, therefore the presence at the University is necessary,

- implementation of the diploma thesis or engineering project,

- involvement in the implementation of project works as part of student scientific organisations,

- involvement in carrying out works related to the research project,

- acting as an IT network manager in a dormitory.

Applicants for accommodation in a student dormitory should obtain the recommendation of the Student Self-Government of the Silesian University of Technology. Before arriving at the dormitory, the student should contact the head of the student house to arrange the date of arrival. The facility manager prepares a student arrival schedule.

While checking in, the student makes a statement, that during the last 14 days he has not had a contact with people coming from abroad or those who have been diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, and that they were not in the quarantine. Those, who are accommodated in dormitories are obliged to comply with security rules resulting from the epidemic status associated with COVID-19.

Please read the full content:

Ordinance No 88/2020 of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology of 7 May 2020 regarding the procedure for student accommodation in a student dormitory

Ordinance No 86/2020 of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology of 7 May 2020 amending the ordinance on the organisation of the academic year 2019/2020 at the Silesian University of Technology.

Created: Thursday, May 14, 2020 8:32 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Last modified: Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:39 AM, by: Krzysztof Gurgul
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk- Rector of the Silesian University of Technology for the term 2020-2024

On 28 April 2020, the Rector's election for the term 2020-2024 was held at the Silesian University of Technology. One candidate was nominated for the post of rector –Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk PhD, DSc, the current Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, who has been performing this function since 2016.

298 electors from among 300 entitled to vote, took part in the election. The minimum number of valid votes needed for the election was 150. For Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk voted 252 people; among all votes there were 21 abstentions and 25 against. Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk is the 17th Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, elected for this function for the second time! The term of office will last from 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2024.

For the first time in the University's history, due to the epidemic in Poland, the elections were conducted remotely, online.

The first words after the announcement of the election’s results, Rector - elect addressed to the Academic Community of the Silesian University of Technology. - The term of office 2016-2020 passed in the atmosphere of changes in the higher education system, and at the end of this period the disorder in the functioning of the University was introduced by the epidemic. However, I am an optimist. The Academic Community of the Silesian University of Technology has proven its worth in these difficult times. We have achieved a lot, thanks to hard work and good cooperation. This is our joint success. Let's respect the fruits of this success and use them to build further prestige of the Silesian University of Technology. I would like to thank the College of Electors for all your participation in the election of the rector of the Silesian University of Technology. I would like to thank very much the University Electoral Commission and all those involved in the elections, because it was an unusualelection. All procedures were new and we had to learn everything again. This work was done very well. I invite you to cooperate and build the prestige of the Silesian University of Technology. All the best, good health!

The 2020-2024 term will be a continuation of the work started at the Silesian University of Technology in 2016-2020. - The decision to run for the second term of office was caused by the fact that I started a certain process and I would like to finish it, so that the effects of our activities would benefit the Silesian University of Technology. We obtained the status of a research university in the first competition, I would like to see the Silesian University of Technology in the next one, among the group of eight universities, that have the status of a research university.

The rector-elect also mentioned how the upcoming term will differ from the passingone. - First of all, changes that were necessary to implement and which resulted, inter alia, from the new Law on Higher Education and Science, were introduced at the turn of 2019 and 2020, so we will now optimize the functioning of the University of Technology within the scope implemented in the University. We will improve our didactic process and offer, we will also strive for the international recognition. These are our main tasks for the next term, and the full implementation of the " Excellence Initiative- Research University" programme - he said. 

One of the Rector Arkadiusz Mężyk’s  greatest achievements in the passing term includes undoubtedly the introduction of the Silesian University of Technology to the elite group of 10 research universities in Poland and the reorganization of the University in accordance with the new Law on Higher Education and Science of 2018. In addition: ensuring the University's place at the forefront of Polish technical universities; launching 30 quality programmes; internal communication, e.g. extensive consultation of the most important documents with members of the academic community, as well as the "University close to everyone" programme; nearly 800 grants worth PLN 3 million; trainings and courses for almost 500 employees; transparent employment policy and choice of career path; increasing the attractiveness of education and the value of the diploma of the Silesian University of Technology; close cooperation of the University with the socio-economic environment and commercialization of research and education.

 - The most important task for the university's management staff was to ensure the Silesian University of Technology a place at the forefront of Polish academic universities, and the results of the actions taken exceeded our expectations. This proves the huge development potential of our Academic Community. The Silesian University of Technology was included in the prestigious group of 10 best academic universities - winners of the "Initiative of Excellence - Research University" competition. This huge success of the entire Community is not an accident but the result of hard work, working out a modern university development plan and a well thought-out concept of research and education development. A very good result in 2019 gives us a strong basis for undertaking investment activities in the coming term and enables the development of the Silesian University of Technology in the coming years - says Rector, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk.

In addition to plans for the future, it is necessary to face the problems of everyday life and combat the effects of the coronavirus epidemic. - Due to the current situation, this became an unpredicted part of my election programme, which I had prepared earlier this year. In this regard, the priority for me and the University authorities is to ensure security for the members of the Academic Community at the Silesian University of Technology. Ensuring stability of processes at the University is crucial. This is an extremely important issue, especially in connection with the economic situation not only in the country, but also all over the world, caused by the suspension of operations of most companies and business units - explains Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk. As he ensures, solutions will be developed on an ongoing basis, and current, demanding conditions create new spaces for development. - This is the right moment to establish new contacts in cooperation with the socio-economic environment, join in research and development, scientific processes aimed at eliminating the effects of the epidemic - he points out, referring to the effective area of ​​cooperation between science and business, implemented at the Silesian University of Technology recently also as part of the "University of Technology against epidemic" campaign.

 

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 Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk PhD, DSc was born in 1962 in Wodzisław Śląski. The Rector of the Silesian University of Technology in 2016-2020 and 2020-2024 terms; Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in 2012-2016. He obtained the title of doctor in 1994, habilitated doctor in 2002, professor in 2007.

His scientific achievements include over 180 scientific publications in scientific journals and conference materials at home and abroad, including 6 scientific monographs and 2 scripts. Co-author of 18 patents and 2 industrial designs, and promoter of 13 completed doctoral dissertations. 27 reviews of doctoral dissertations, 15 reviews in habilitation proceedings, 17 reviews in proceedings for conferring the title of professor and about 30 reviews of articles for foreign and international journals. He lectures at technical universities in Portugal, Belgium, France and Germany. Doctor Honoris Causa Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iaşi.

Vice-president and member of the presidium of the Conference of Rectors of Polish Universities of Technology. In 2018, he was elected Vice President of the Polish Academic and Economic Forum. Member of the PAN Mechanics and Machine Building Committees

Winner of many awards and distinctions, including Golden Honorary Badge of the Polish Chamber of Commerce (2019), Platinum Laurel 'Science and Innovation' RIG in Katowice (2018); he also received the Gold Medal of Merit for National Defence" of the Minister of National Defence (2015), the Gold Honorary Badge  of Merit for the Silesian Voivodeship" (2013); he was awarded the Silver Cross of Merit in 2002, and recently the title of the Gliwice citizen of the year "Gliwicjusz 2019".

 

Created: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 2:58 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Last modified: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 3:01 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Open Day at the Silesian University of Technology (SUT) 2020 online

Dear Candidates!

We are pleased to invite you to the Open Day at the Silesian University of Technology.

This event will take place live online on SUT YouTube channel on 30 April 2020.

It starts at 11:00. The part in English will start at 11:30.

 

Please, have a look at the PROGRAMME:

PART I: RECRUITMENT AT SUT

11:02 Opening by the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology

11:10 the Silesian University of Technology in numbers- presentation about the University (Promotion Office)

11:15 Recruitment rules for 1st, 2nd and long cycle studies(Studies Service Centre)

11:30 A virtual walk around the campus in Gliwice

11:32 Recruitment rules for foreign students at SUT (this part is conducted in English by Studies Service Centre, Admission Office)

11:47 How to apply? SUT-so easy is enroll!

11:50 - Study at SUT- everything you need to know as a future student (Student Self-Government of SUT)

PART II Students invite you to study at SUT

PART III, chat on the SUT YouTube channel.

Employees of the Studies Service Centre and Admission Office

12:00 – 13:00

 

Link to the transmission online

Link to the event on FB

 

Created: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 12:23 PM, by: Joanna Hanak
Last modified: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 12:34 PM, by: Krzysztof Gurgul
Monday, April 20, 2020
Invitation to the open meeting of the academic community with the Candidate for the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology Link to the transmission

On 21 April 2020 (Tuesday) at 10:00 a.m. the open meeting of the academic community with the candidate for the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology – Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk PhD, DSc will be held.
 
The meeting will be broadcast on the YouTube channel of the Internet Television of the Silesian University of Technology.
 
On Monday, 20 April 2020 at about 2.00 p.m. links to the transmission and the chat which enable asking the Candidate questions will be distributed to the employees and students with an e-mail account in the polsl.pl domain.
 
If you do not receive the link, please contact the technical support of the e-mail service at postmaster@polsl.pl
 
About the meeting
The University Electoral Commission has registered one Candidate for the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology - Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk. On 9 April 2020, the candidacy of the current Rector was approved by the Senate of the University.
 
The open meeting of the academic community with His Magnificence Rector Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk will be conducted using the internet television of the Silesian University of Technology. At the course of the meeting the Candidate will give a 25-minute presentation. Time to ask questions and listen to the answers will also be provided.
 
From 16 to 20 April this year (until 10:00 a.m.) questions can be sent to the following email address UKW@polsl.pl. From the Trade Unions, operating at the Silesian University of Technology, Student Government and Doctoral Students' Government (no more than three questions each), from the members of the University community (no more than one question per person).

Moreover, members of the University community can ask questions in the chat (no more than one question) during the meeting with the Candidate.
 
The meeting is open to all members of the academic community. It will be chaired by the Chairman of the University Electoral Commission responsible for the organization of elections at the Silesian University of Technology. The whole meeting is scheduled for no more than 2.5 hours.
 
The Election Programme of His Magnificence Rector Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk, main theses and objectives, development strategy and the summary of the Election Programme (2016-2020) are available on the website at
www.arkadiuszmezyk.pl
 
You're very welcome to join the meeting!

Created: Monday, April 20, 2020 4:37 PM, by: Joanna Hanak
Last modified: Monday, April 20, 2020 4:47 PM, by: Joanna Hanak
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Election Programme of His Magnificence Rector Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk - Candidate for the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology for the term of office 2020-2024

The Silesian University of Technology. Community, development and prestige. Together, we have achieved a lot, let's do more! - this is the invitation and the slogan of the election programme of Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk, current Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, the Candidate for this function in the next term of office.

"We have become the laureate in the Initiative Excellence- Research University competition, which places the Silesian University of Technology in the elite group of ten Polish universities with the greatest chances of achieving international success. This signifies additional financial resources in the amount of over PLN 245 million for financing the sustainable development of the University and the employees as well as the increase of internationalisation of research and education. We have achieved this success thanks to the joint implementation of the University strategy adopted by the Senate and earlier results of the work of several generations of members of the academic community.

Four years ago I presented to you my election programme titled "The friendly and prestigious University. I rely on people. I focus on the development." Now, together with the election programme and assumptions for the University strategy for the future years, with great satisfaction coming from the achievements to date, I present to you the summary of my election programme and the commitments made at that time. I am convinced that we have effectively used this time to develop our competences and build the prestige of the Silesian University of Technology as a European Research University "- we read in the foreword.

Details of the election programme for 2020-2024, as well as the summary of the expiring term of office are available on the website at:

http://www.arkadiuszmezyk.pl/

Please be invited to become familiar with the Programme, send your questions and participate actively in the election meeting that will be held on Tuesday, 21 April at 10.00 a.m.

More about the open meeting of the University community with the Candidate for the Rector can be found here

 

Created: Monday, April 20, 2020 4:30 PM, by: Joanna Hanak
Last modified: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1:29 PM, by: Joanna Hanak
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Report on the functioning of the Programme "University close to everyone"

At the beginning of this year, on 17 January, the Ordinance of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology regarding the element of the Management Control System (Standard 17 Internal communication) entered into force. The subject of the Ordinance was the implementation of the Project: "University close to everyone". Please become acquainted with the summary for the first three months of its operation.

 

 

REPORT ON THE FUNCTIONING OF THE PROGRAMME: UNIVERSITY CLOSE TO EVERYONE IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2020 [download]

Created: Monday, April 20, 2020 4:16 PM, by: Joanna Hanak
Last modified: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1:33 PM, by: Joanna Hanak
Thursday, April 09, 2020
Happy Easter!

Let the Easter Holidays, spent perhaps away from your loved ones, be peaceful, healthy, and safe.
Despite this separation, let's stay close together spiritually  and be filled with kindness.
May this Easter time offer us an opportunity for reflection, ease our anxiety and give us new strength for our everyday struggle.
Let's support each other and let the awakening nature pour optimism into our hearts  and give us faith  into our swift return to normality and a better tomorrow.

Wishing you all the best and good health.

Happy Easter! Rector of the Silesian University of Technology
 

Created: Thursday, April 09, 2020 9:58 AM, by: Joanna Hanak
Last modified: Thursday, April 09, 2020 10:16 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Rector's Speech to the Members of the Academic Community
Ladies and Gentlemen, Members of the Academic Community of the Silesian University of Technology! The Easter time ahead, used to be our time for joy, family gatherings, and our time to relax. This year, our Easter holidays will be unusual due to the state of the epidemic and the rapidly growing number of people infected with the coronavirus.
 
Unfortunately, the Silesian Voivodeship takes the second place in the country in terms of the number of infections and the first place in the number of deaths caused by them.
We do realise that the disease has not reached its climax yet.
 
The Council of Ministers and sanitary services recommend us to avoid meetings and to stay at homes. We are facing very difficult decisions at the moment, but we should take them in a  mature and conscious way.
 
Let’s neither pose a threat to our health and lives nor to the health and lives of our close ones and other people. The time for family celebrations is yet to come.
 
Let's avoid unnecessary travels! Our students, who have already left or intend to leave, please remain in places, where you spend your Easter until further notice!
 
Dear Students!
Your personal belongings left in the dormitories will be safely stored where you left them. There is no need for you to return to dormitories because distance learning at the Silesian University of Technology will definitely take place at least until the end of May, and there are many indications that it will take place even until the end of the semester.
 
Remember that even the most valuable item left in the dormitory is not worth your health, your friends’ health or the health of other people you may meet also during your travelling. Let's not contribute to the increase in the number of infected people. Let's not help the epidemic!
 
Let us all remember that due to our reckless behaviour we can harm ourselves and others and cause irreversible consequences. Let us show our maturity and responsibility!
 
Ladies and Gentlemen!
Let this year's Easter holidays, spent perhaps away from your loved ones, be peaceful and healthy for you, but most importantly, let them be safe.
 
Let this time, associated with the Resurrection, be a sign of the end of the epidemic and our swift return to normal life, which I wish to all of us with all my heart, on my own behalf, and on behalf of the authorities of the Silesian University of Technology.
 
Wishing you all the best and good health!

Rector of the Silesian University of Technology
Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk

Created: Wednesday, April 08, 2020 9:24 AM, by: Joanna Hanak
Last modified: Wednesday, April 08, 2020 10:47 AM, by: Joanna Hanak
Thursday, April 02, 2020
ANNOUNCEMENT - New government restrictions!

URGENT!!!

Dear Teachers, Researchers, Partners!

Dear Students!

 

PLEASE STAY IN YOUR ACCOMODATION EVEN MORE

Do not leave your dormitories or flats without an important reason!

 

 

STAY INSIDE, STAY SAFE!

 

Our above appeal to you still remains in force! New government restrictions have been introduced and apply as of 01 April 2020

 

New government restrictions for the period:

from 01 April 2020 until further notice

 

According to Polish government latest restrictions everyone on the territory of Poland is supposed to stay at home and isolate themselves to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.

 

Financial penalties will be imposed on those who gather in public places and break the rules. They are from 5,000 to 30,000 PLN!

 

Do not gather in groups and do not go outside unless it is unavoidable.

 

We may leave our accommodation for 3 reasons only:

1. when we need to go to work,

2. when we need to work as volunteers helping to fight COVID-19 or help those who remain under

    quarantine or should not go outside,

3. when we need to satisfy our basic needs, such as go to a grocery shop or to a pharmacy (to get

    basic food products or medications), have an appointment with a doctor (call them first!), walk the

    dog.

 

!!! When you need to go outside, keep at least 2-METER-DISTANCE from other pedestrians !!!

 

-  max. 2 people can go out together. This also applies to families. Only children under 13, disabled

   persons who require care and the elderly people are excluded from this restriction,

-  young people under 18 must go out under the supervision of an adult,

-  do not enter PARKS, BOULVARDS, PROMENADES,BEACHES,

-  do not use CITY BIKES,

-  do not go for a run and do not do any other sports activities outside for the time being,

-  all hairdressers, beauty and tattoo studios are closed. Home visits related to the performance of
   these services are prohibited,
-  there can be a maximum of three people in supermarkets per one cash register. This means, that if
   there are 10 cash registers in a shop, as many as 30 people shall be able to enter the shop at the same   
   time,

-  at post offices the limit of clients is down to two people at one counter,

-  at marketplaces there is a limit of three people per one stand,
you need to PUT ON PROTECTIVE GLOVES BEFORE YOU ENTER A SHOP.

   Remember not to touch your face while wearing gloves, to take them off properly and to wash or  

   disinfect your hands after taking them off.
all construction/refurbishment product related shops shall be closed at weekends,
-  grocery shops, pharmacies, and service centres shall remain open,

   ATTENTION! From 10 a.m. till 12 noon shops are open for people over 65 years of age only!
hotels and other accommodation facilities shall be closed, with the exception of buildings for 

  quarantine purposes,
- in every workplace there should be a distance of at least 1.5 meters between 2 work places,
-  the quarantine rules shall be extended. Those who are subject to quarantine shall remain completely

   isolated, also from their family members. If the quarantine takes place at home, all other inhabitants

   shall be subject to the quarantine,
-  both public and private means of transport shall allow in as many people as half the number of

   seats available on a bus,
-  at service centres and petrol stations employees are required to disinfect the counter and the terminal
   after each client,
-  rehabilitation treatments both public and private ones are cancelled except when it is imperative for

   the good health condition of a patient,

- you can move around in a private car, but only for a specific reason.

Please be patient. We do understand the complexity of the situation which affects the entire humanity throughout the globe. We all need to cooperate, stay reasonable and obey public regulations and restrictions in order to fight this virus and get back to normal again.

Take good care of yourselves and people around you.

Do not take this risk of being fined by local authorities or expelled from the university.

It doesn’t serve any purpose.

The purpose is to stick together, fight this threat together and stay safe!

Please follow the Resolution No 65/2020 of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology of 25 March 2020 where specific preventive measures are introduced in relation to the growing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Follow the announcements published on SUT Polish and English websites and also the announcements on University Facebook accounts, such as: Silesian University of Technology and International Mobility Office.

 

For more information you may follow the link:

https://www.polskieradio.pl/395/7789/Artykul/2484141,UPDATE-Poland-brings-in-tighter-rules-in-battle-against-coronavirus

 

Created: Thursday, April 02, 2020 10:35 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Last modified: Thursday, April 02, 2020 10:38 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
ANNOUNCEMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

ANNOUNCEMENT

 ‼ Students who left dormitories due to suspension of classes at the Silesian University of Technology are exempted from payment of the partial March fees and from the April fee as well:

March fee is calculated proportionally to the number of days students live outside their dormitories.

 ‼ ️Students who receive an increased scholarship for their stay at the dormitory:

are not exempted from payments,

  can apply for a recalculation of the scholarship taking into account the current situation. This means that they may be exempted from the fee, but they are not entitled to an additional scholarship for their accommodation in dormitories.

 👇 Please see below for the Resolution No 68/2020 of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology of 31 March 2020.

Created: Wednesday, April 01, 2020 12:30 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Last modified: Wednesday, April 01, 2020 12:35 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Monday, March 30, 2020
Statement by the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology
Ladies and Gentlemen, Members of Community of the Silesian University of Technology!
 
On 23 March, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education issued the Regulation on the extension of restriction in the functioning of universities in Poland until 10 April 2020. On 24 March, the Ministry of Health tightened up the provisions of the Regulation regarding the announcement of the state of epidemic in the country.
 
The situation is very serious and requires us to act reasonably and to observe all required security measures. Let's follow the regulations introduced during the epidemic and reduce direct contacts to the absolute minimum! Let's mainly use the electronic devices to communicate!
 
Dear Academic Teachers and Students!
Due to the state of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Minister of Science and Higher Education has temporarily suspended all lectures, classes and consultations for students, doctoral students and post-graduate students, as well as other contact forms of education. Currently, classes at the Silesian University of Technology are conducted remotely, mainly by means of the Distance Learning Platform. I would like to thank all of you for understanding the gravity of the situation and for  your immediate commencement of the non-contact didactic process. As an academic teacher, I realise that this emergency situation is difficult for all of us. It is now necessary to master new IT tools, reorganize and adjust quickly to this change.
You have registered nearly 4,000 subjects on our Distance Learning Platform since 16 March! According to the statistics, it can be confirmed  that our students actively use the educational opportunities and materials which you prepare for them.
Thank you very much for that!
 
Dear Students!
We are aware that possibilities of distance learning outside the University are quite diversified.
I assure you that the Silesian University of Technology makes every effort to ensure that the process of organising your distance learning runs as smoothly as possible in these difficult circumstances. Distance learning, on such a scale, has never been conducted at the University so far.
We monitor the system operation so that the information transfer is correct and uninterrupted. The lecturers, prior to individual arrangements with representatives of each student group, do their best to adapt the form of classes to the technical capabilities of each and everyone in order for both of you to obtain the expected results. Thank you very much for your commitment, your participation in distance learning and for you being so opened to these necessary changes.
I am very grateful to Student and Doctoral Student Self-Governments of the Silesian University of Technology for their help and substantive cooperation! Thank you as well for your confidence.
 
Ladies and Gentlemen!
According to the Resolution No 65/2020, the obligation to work remotely at the Silesian University of Technology is extended till 30 April. This restriction does not apply in the situation when an employee's presence is required to ensure the continuous operation of the University.
I would like to extend my gratitude to the administration and maintenance staff - thanks to your commitment, organisational and financial processes remain uninterrupted and the University facilities are kept functional and have the best possible security conditions.
As a research university, we have a special duty to actively join the search for scientific and effective solutions to stop the coronavirus pandemic (SARS-CoV-2). In order to effectively support your commitment in this area, under the Regulation, I hereby announce a pro-quality contest for funding the research on combating COVID-19.
The contest is addressed to the employees of the Silesian University of Technology who will create research teams. The team may also include doctoral students and other students of the Silesian University of Technology. The grant is awarded up to the amount of PLN 150,000. I hope that this solution will facilitate the implementation of the already started research and will allow you to search for effective solutions in the fight against the threat that so seriously affects all of us.
I would like to remind you that all key information on the functioning of the University and the rules of conduct at the Silesian University of Technology during the epidemic can be found on our website at  www.polsl.pl  in the tab "Coronavirus. Important information. "
I would like to assure you that all decisions made by the authorities of the Silesian University of Technology are made in good faith to serve our common good.
Thanks to our cooperation, mutual kindness, but also thanks to our reasonable and responsible compliance with safety rules, we shall soon come back to normal.
 
Let us be reasonable, protect ourselves, our close ones and all other people!
 
Yours faithfully,
Rector of the Silesian University of Technology
Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk PhD, DSc
 

Created: Monday, March 30, 2020 3:49 PM, by: Joanna Hanak
Saturday, March 28, 2020
DISTANCE LEARNING what you should know

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic threat, lectures, classes and consultations for undergraduate students, doctoral and graduate students as well as other forms of education, excluding classes which are conducted online, are suspended until further notice. From 16 March, some classes and lectures at the Silesian University of Technology take place over the Internet. Preparations are underway to launch distance learning in other subjects.

The basic organizational issues of conducting online classes at a distance are set out in the “Rector’s Resolution on the introduction of rules for the implementation of lectures and other classes at the Silesian University of Technology in crisis situations related to preventing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus.

The rules have been adapted to the specific character of classes such as: lectures, workshops, project classes, language classes, laboratory classes, physical education or seminars.

 

LECTURES | WORKSHOPS | SEMINARS

The didactic materials provided by a teacher in an electronic form will be secured. A username and a password need to be provided. It requires logging into the Distance Learning Platform. Verification and assessment of learning outcomes will vary depending on the type of classes:

a) As far as lectures are concerned, all arrangements set out in the subject card remain in force. It is possible to adapt the method of getting a lecture completion test to remote work conditions - however this requires prior arrangement with a representative of a student group and informing the director of the College of Studies via email.

b) Teachers conducting workshops, project and language classes agree with their students how to verify and evaluate partial learning effects. Documentation confirming compliance with the arrangements contained in the subject card is stored by a teacher.

c) The decision on the form of conducting seminars and on the way the learning outcomes are documented is made by  mutual arrangements between a teacher conducting classes and a teacher conducting a subject. 

 

LABORATORIES |PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Workshops taking place in laboratories as well as physical education classes are suspended for the duration of the Resolution (until further notice). They are obligatory to be made up for after the traditional way of studying is restored. The deadline for the completion of laboratory classes falls on the last day of the semester (thus the time to make up for missed classes cannot exceed this date).

 

APPRENTICESHIPS

In the current situation, if it is not possible to complete the planned apprenticeship, you can obtain another deadline for its completion (having obtained the consent of the Rector's Plenipotentiary for Student Affairs and the consent of the apprenticeship supervisor). In the case of the diploma apprenticeship, which cannot be delayed, the Rector's Plenipotentiary for Student Affairs and the apprenticeship supervisor may suggest another way of completing this form of activity.

 

COURSE COMPLETION TESTS I EXAMINATIONS (including diploma examinations)

Examinations summarizing the learning outcomes of individual subjects can be conducted using IT technologies; in the case of diploma examinations this is the only form which applies until further notice. However, it needs to be stressed that examinations carried out in a remote way causes the need to control them, register and check students’ identity. During diploma examinations, software will be used to maintain synchronous interaction between the Graduate and the Committee.

On behalf of students dates of course completion tests and examinations are agreed by the representative of every student group.  These dates depend on the pace of material implementation - examinations can take place at any time during the semester. Detailed information will be provided on individual faculty websites.

We remind you that you need to be active on the Distance Learning Platform to successfully complete the course. It should be treated as a form of study equal to traditional methods of education.

DISTANCE LEARNING PLATFORM OF THE SILESIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

These classes are conducted at the Silesian University of Technology via Distance Learning Platform. Lists of subjects conducted remotely are published on every faculty website. In order to successfully compete the course, it is a prerequisite to have an e-learning account on the Platform and to use it.

The Distance Learning Centre of the Silesian University of Technology is the operator and the administrator of the Distance Learning Platform, through which the education in the so-called distance mode is conducted. The Centre provides a dedicated IT system designed to support and conduct classes using distance learning methods and techniques. For the lecturers a dedicated template for preparing educational materials and a dedicated software for preparing didactic and educational materials used in distance learning have been prepared.

Both students and teachers may use support offered by the Distance Learning  Centre, including:

- technical support and training in distance learning,

- popularizing modern methods of distance learning,

- use of the HelpDesk system providing help and technical support for users of the Distance Learning Platform.

The University makes every effort to ensure that arranging distance learning runs smoothly. Monitoring of the system operation is carried out to ensure that the information transfer is correct and uninterrupted.

 

The Silesian University of Technology has introduced the possibility of remote work .

We urge you to limit direct contacts to the necessary minimum to prevent the spread of the virus. The main communication channels are telephones and e-mails. Employees who look after their relatives, e.g. children or seniors, have the opportunity to work remotely.

We remind you that at least until 30 April 2020 the following academic activities have been suspended or cancelled:

Open events (conferences, symposia, lectures, including Junior and Senior of SUT classes, artistic performances and other meetings of this type, organised by the Silesian University of Technology). International business trips and participation in domestic conferences by the employees, doctoral students, visits of international guests to the Silesian University of Technology as well as accommodation of new people in student dormitories and in other SUT facilities are suspended.

On the following website

https://www.polsl.pl/Informacje/komunikaty/Strony/komunikaty.aspx

we provide current information on the functioning of the University during the period of increased prevention related to the spread of coronavirus. Members of the academic community may become familiar with important announcements of the Silesian University of Technology, preventive recommendations and GIS (General Sanitary Inspectorate) announcements.

 

Created: Saturday, March 28, 2020 11:28 AM, by: Joanna Hanak
Last modified: Saturday, March 28, 2020 11:38 AM, by: Joanna Hanak
Saturday, March 28, 2020
ANNOUNCEMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

URGENT!!!

Dear Students,

PLEASE STAY IN YOUR ACCOMODATION

Do not leave your dormitories or flats with no important reason!

STAY INSIDE, STAY SAFE!

 

 

 

According to recent Polish government regulations  everyone on the territory of Poland is supposed to stay at home and isolate themselves to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.

 

Financial penalties will be imposed on those who gather in public places. They have been increased from 5,000 to 30,000 PLN!

 

We do understand the complexity of the situation which affects the entire humanity throughout the globe. We all need to cooperate, stay reasonable and obey public regulations and restrictions in order to fight this virus and get back to normal again.

 

Take good care of yourselves and people around you.

 

Do not gather in groups and do not go outside unless it is unavoidable and you need to:

-          go to work,

-          go to a grocery shop or to a pharmacy (to get basic food products or medications),

-          have an appointment with a doctor (call them first!)

-          walk the dog.

But,

-          if you need to leave your accommodation, you should go alone or in 2 people maximum,

-          social distancing needs to be preserved to the maximum,

-          public means of transport are limited,

-          social gatherings are strictly forbidden and will be fined.

 

Do not take this risk of being fined by local authorities or expelled from the university.

It doesn’t serve any purpose.

The purpose is to stick together, fight this threat together and stay safe!

 

Please follow the Resolution No 65/2020 of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology of 25 March 2020 and the announcements published on the SUT website in the following  tabs: For employees, For students and doctoral students, Changes in the functioning of the University.

 

For more information in English, follow SUT Polish website for bilingual announcements and also the announcements on University Facebook accounts, such as: Silesian University of Technology and International Mobility Office.

 

Pursuant to Resolution No 65/2020 of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology of 25 March 2020, specific preventive measures are introduced in relation to the growing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Until  30 April  with an option of extension for the period of  the epidemic, traditional education at the Silesian University of Technology (first and second cycle, doctoral, postgraduate and other forms of education) is replaced by conducting classes using distance learning methods and techniques, regardless of the fact whether this was included in a given study programme.

 

ATTENTION! From 26 March to 30 April, the employees’ duty to work on the premises of the University has been significantly limited.

 

Until  30 April 2020, with an option of extension, the following shall apply:

 

- it is forbidden to organise open events (such as: conferences, symposia, lectures, including Junior and Senior of the SUT classes, artistic performances and other meetings of this type organised by the Silesian University of Technology as well as by external entities),

 

- a ban on international and domestic business trips by the University employees, doctoral students, students and post-graduate students,

 

- a ban on receiving international visitors at the Silesian University of Technology within the frame of business exchange,

 

- a suspension of the operation of the "TAFLA" ice rink, the Tennis Hall as well as Kropka Kid’s Club.

 

For more information you may follow the link:

https://polskieradio24.pl/395/7789/Artykul/2480606,UPDATE-Poland-closes-borders-to-foreigners-for-20-more-days

(PL) https://www.polsl.pl/Informacje/komunikaty/Strony/komunikaty.aspx

Created: Friday, March 27, 2020 12:51 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Last modified: Saturday, March 28, 2020 10:23 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
All international business trips as well as arrivals are being suspended until further notice

Please be informed that pursuant to Resolution No 45/2020 of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology of 10 March 2020, international business trips of students, doctoral students and employees of the Silesian University of Technology as well as arrivals of students, doctoral students and employees coming from abroad are being suspended until further notice.

Employees, students and doctoral students of the Silesian University of Technology returning from international trips from countries affected by epidemiological threats (current information is available on Chief Sanitary Inspectorate website) should monitor their health for two consecutive weeks and perform work or study from home.

Absence from classes or work resulting from the above will be excused.

We kindly ask you to carefully follow the messages on the website of the Silesian University of Technology, where any new and important organizational information will be published.

In cases related to arrivals and departures under the Erasmus + programme International Mobility Office, e-mail mobility@polsl.pl , tel. 32 237 13 29.
In the case of reporting absence:
students and doctoral students should send an e-mail informing about their absence to the Studies Service Centre e-mail address: RD1@polsl.pl (tel. 32 237 17 58, 32 237 19 87, 32 237 11 90)
employees should report their absence to the head of the organizational unit, who is responsible for sending an e-mail to Human Resources Office each time.
In other cases, please send your inquiries to the Press Office e-mail address: rr8-brpr@polsl.pl , rzecznik.prasowy@polsl.pl or via phone 32 237 11 80, 32 237 11 81

Information containing recommendations in case of disturbing symptoms can be found on the website:
https://www.polsl.pl/Lists/AktualnosciUczelniane/PokazWiadomosc.aspx?WebPartTitle=ListaWiadomosci&Page=1&WebPartTitle2=Wiadomosc&Filter1Field2=Identyfikator&Filter1Value2=3160

In urgent cases, students and employees may address questions related to their health to the Academic Medical Centre or to the District Sanitary and Epidemiological Station in Gliwice, phone 32 338 05 00, or to report to the nearest INFECTIOUS DISEASES ward.

Detailed information is available on the websites of the Ministry of Health www.gov.pl/zdrowie and the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate at www.gis.gov.pl

A special recommendation has been posted on the website of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in relation to the conduct at universities in the event of a coronavirus threat.

A 24-hour helpline of the National Health Fund was launched (800 190 590). Here you can obtain detailed information regarding steps to be taken in case you suspect the infection.

Created: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 7:30 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Last modified: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 7:36 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
Friday, March 06, 2020
Announcement concerning the suspension of international departures/arrivals
Coronavirus info

Please be informed that pursuant to Resolution No 25/2020 of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology of 4 March 2020, international business trips of students, doctoral students and employees of the Silesian University of Technology as well as arrivals of students, doctoral students and employees coming from abroad are being suspended until further notice.

ATTENTION! The suspension of departures and arrivals refers to countries under epidemiological threat.

In the case of internship related trips over one month, all cases will be considered individually, at the request of a concerned individual, depending on the intended place of stay.
Employees, students and doctoral students of the Silesian University of Technology returning from international trips from countries affected by epidemiological threats (current information is available on Chief Sanitary Inspectorate at gis.gov.pl) should monitor their health for two consecutive weeks and perform work or study from home.

Absence from classes or work resulting from the above will be excused.
We kindly ask you to carefully follow the messages on the website of the Silesian University of Technology, where any new and important organizational information will be published.
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CONTACTS – what is your case?
  • In cases related to arrivals and departures under the Erasmus + programme
    International Mobility Office, e-mail mobility@polsl.pl, tel. 32 237 13 29.
  • In the case of reporting absence:
    students and doctoral students should send an e-mail informing about their absence to the Studies Service Centre e-mail address: RD1@polsl.pl (tel. 32 237 17 58, 32 237 19 87, 32 237 11 90) employees should report their absence to the head of the organizational unit, who is responsible for sending an e-mail to Human Resources Office each time.
  • In other cases, please send your inquiries to the Press Office e-mail address: rr8-brpr@polsl.plrzecznik.prasowy@polsl.pl or via phone 32 237 11 80, 32 237 11 81

Information containing recommendations in case of disturbing symptoms can be found on the website.

In urgent cases, students and employees may address questions related to their health to the Academic Medical Centre or to the District Sanitary and Epidemiological Station in Gliwice, phone 32 338 05 00, or to report to the nearest INFECTIOUS DISEASES ward.

Detailed information is available on the websites of the Ministry of Health https://www.gov.pl/web/zdrowie/coronavirus and the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate at gis.gov.pl

A special recommendation has been posted on the website of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in relation to the conduct at universities in the event of a coronavirus threat.

A 24-hour helpline of the National Health Fund was launched (800 190 590). Here you can obtain detailed information regarding steps to be taken in case you suspect the infection.

    Created: Thursday, March 05, 2020 1:29 PM, by: Krzysztof Gurgul
    Last modified: Friday, March 06, 2020 8:33 AM, by: Grzegorz Kłapyta
    Thursday, February 27, 2020
    How to behave in case of Coronavirus

    In response to the increasing threat of Coronavirus and the fact that subsequent outbreaks are in Italy, please read the information regarding the prevention of this disease.

    Virus infection cases causing COVID-19 have been reported in China, as well as in other regions of Asia, Europe, Oceania and North America. The most often symptoms of infection are cough, shortness of breath, fever, muscle aches and fatigue.

    The virus spreads by droplet. In order to avoid infection you should wash your hands using soap and water, while coughing and sneezing cover your nose and mouth with bent elbow or tissue, keep distance from people who are sick, avoid touching mouth, eyes and nose.

    Students who have returned from abroad and had a possibility for contact with the virus and those who suspect illness or have disturbing symptoms will receive excuses for absence from classes for a period of two weeks. 

    For more information about Coronavirus go to websites:
    https://www.medonet.pl/zdrowie,siedem-mitow-na-temat-koronawirusa-z-wuhan,film,13921899.html
     
    https://www.medonet.pl/koronawirus/to-musisz-wiedziec,wszystko--co-trzeba-wiedziec-o-koronawirusie--informacje-ministerstwa-zdrowia,artykul,75125782.html


    https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

    This information is directed especially to people who have just returned from Italy or who have been in the affected area for the last two weeks. People who have observed any disease symptoms ( cough, runny nose, difficulty in breathing) should immediately contact the nearest infectious disease department or the District Sanitary - Epidemiological Station in Gliwice.

    Created: Thursday, February 27, 2020 1:02 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
    Last modified: Thursday, February 27, 2020 1:04 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
    Friday, February 07, 2020
    Student from the Silesian University of Technology a laureate of INTERSTUDENT 2020 competition

    During the gala which was a part of the conference "Foreign Students in Poland 2020" at Lodz University of Technology, the winners of the competition for the best international student,  INTERSTUDENT 2020 were awarded. These were a Vietnamese,
    a Chinese and a Cameroonian – a doctorate student from the Silesian University of Technology.

    For many years now, the number of international students, choosing Poland as the country of their education, has been increasing every year. In the academic year 2018/2019, 78,259 international students from 174 countries studied in Poland, i.e. 5,516 more than the year before (an increase of over 7.5 percent). According to preliminary data, presented at the conference "Foreign Students in Poland 2020" around 85,000 of international students study in our country in the current academic year.

    In the tenth edition of the competition organized as part of the Study in Poland programme, run jointly by the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland and the Perspektywy Education Foundation, 70 applications from more than 30 universities were submitted. The competition takes place under the honorary patronage of Professor Jan Szmidt - chairman of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland. The aim of the competition is to promote the best international students at Polish universities.

    This year there were the following winners: in the category of bachelor studies: Lien Chau Ton Nu from Vietnam, student of International Relations (first cycle studies in English) at the WSB University in Dąbrowa Górnicza; in the category of master studies: Huiling Zhang from China, student of the Faculty of Polish Studies from the Jagiellonian University; in the category of doctoral studies: Godlove Suila Kuaban from Cameroon, a third year doctoral student in computer science at the Silesian University of Technology and an assistant at the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Gliwice.

    In the Silesian University of Technology the number of foreign students has been growing gradually. In 2016, there were just 72, while in 2017 and 2018 our university was chosen by 133 and 181 foreign students as a place to acquire their knowledge.

    Photo by Anita Kot

    Created: Friday, February 07, 2020 10:31 AM, by: Joanna Hanak
    Last modified: Friday, February 07, 2020 10:35 AM, by: Joanna Hanak
    Friday, December 20, 2019
    The Chinese-Polish Art & Design Competition 2020 under the name: “Mind & Senses in Art & Design”

    We invite you to participate in the prestigious international art and design competition within the frames of the Sino-Polish University Consortium (SPUC). The competition is addressed to both students and employees of the universities affiliated with the Sino-Polish University Consortium.
     

    The main theme of the competition is to prepare “Individual interpretations and references to traditions and contemporary everyday life of the Consortium's partner countries, which may contribute to better understanding and bringing of the cultures closer together, promoting them at the same time.”


    DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF WORKS - 30 January 2020

     

    More detailed information and Regulations are available HERE  

     

    ORGANIZERS: 
    Silesian University of Technology
    University of Silesia
    Beijing University of Technology
    Chongqing Jiaotong University

     

    PROGRAMME ORGANIZER:
    Faculty of the Architecture of the Silesian University of Technology

     

     

     


    Created: Thursday, December 19, 2019 2:29 PM, by: Joanna Hanak
    Last modified: Friday, December 20, 2019 12:12 PM, by: Joanna Hanak
    Monday, November 04, 2019
    The Silesian University of Technology has received the Research University status!

    We have the results of the first competition under the "Initiative of Excellence - Research University" programme. The aim of the competition was to select and support the universities which will strive to achieve the status of a research university and will be able to successfully compete with the best academic centres in Europe and beyond. Out of top 20 Polish universities, entitled to take part in the competition, an international team of experts selected 10 universities which, in the years 2020–2026, will receive a subsidy increased by 10%.

     

    We proudly announce that the Silesian University of Technology is one of them!

     

    Other universities who participated in the competition but were not placed among the top 10 will also receive a financial support of a 2% increase in subsidy.

    - The outcome of the first competition under the "Initiative of Excellence - Research University" programme is a key factor of the 4-year reform period in Polish higher education system. This is one of the most important initiatives introduced by the Constitution for Science. It is also the culmination of several years of efforts to select research universities - said Prime Minister Jarosław Gowin while announcing the results of the competition.

    Twenty best universities in the country were qualified to participate in the first competition "Initiative of Excellence - Research University”(IERU). All of them met the statutory conditions regarding scientific categories obtained during the last comprehensive assessment of scientific units in relation to the number of fields and disciplines in which the university conducts scientific activity. Moreover, none of the fields of study conducted by the university could have a negative assessment of the Polish Accreditation Committee. An international team of experts related to science and higher education sector has selected 10 universities which will become research universities in the future. Among them there were:

    University of Warsaw

    Gdansk University of Technology

    University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań

    AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow

    Jagiellonian University in Kraków

    Warsaw University of Technology

    Medical University of Gdańsk

    Silesian University of Technology

    Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

    University of Wrocław.

     

    20 universities - 20 winners

    - The formula of the IERU programme allows to state that all universities participating in the competition are the winners. All participating institutions met the restrictive conditions of participation in the competition, related to the quality of scientific research and diversification of the activity profile- pointed out the Prime Minister Jarosław Gowin. As a result of the assessment, 10 universities were selected. In years 2020–2026 they will receive an annual increase in subsidy (in the amount of 10% of the subsidy obtained in 2019). Other universities which participated in the competition but were not selected will also receive additional financial support - an increase in subsidy for the years 2020-2025 period in the amount of 2% of the subsidy obtained in 2019. These are the following universities:

    Lodz University of Technology

    Wroclaw University of Science and Technology

    University of Gdansk

    University of Lodz

    Medical University of Bialystok

    Poznan University of Medical Sciences

    Medical University of Lodz

    Pedagogical University of Krakow

    Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences

    University of Silesia.

    - Discussions in the academic community display that all 20 universities have gained prestigious status due to the distinction for being able to participate in this programme. Moreover, for many universities the perspective to participate in the competition was a stimulus to analyse their own strengths and weaknesses - stressed Prime Minister Gowin.

     

    International Team of Experts

    Each of 20 universities was evaluated by 15 outstanding experts. In this group, there were individuals who served as rectors, presidents or vice-rectors of leading European universities, including the University of Göttingen, University of Amsterdam, Aarhus University, University of Manchester or University of Southampton. The team also included scientists of the authority in an international scientific community. One of the criteria for selecting  experts was to ensure representatives from each field of science.

    Team members have significant experience in cooperation with institutions from various countries, including Germany, England, France, Spain, Benelux, Scandinavian countries, Switzerland and Hungary. The Chair, Professor Lauritz Holm-Nielsen, co-authored the Poland’s Higher Education and Science System report prepared in 2017 as part of the European Commission Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility programme.

     

    Support in preparing applications

    In applications evaluated by experts, universities presented, among others analysis of own potential and development plans including objectives and activities mainly concerning the following:

    -the increase of the impact of the university's scientific activity on the development of world science,

    - strengthening research cooperation with internationally renowned research centres,

    - improvement of students and doctoral students’ quality of education,

    - improvement of staff policy at the university,

    - improvement in the quality of university management.

    Universities were also required to identify priority research areas in which they would conduct intensified scientific activities.

    All higher institutions entitled to participate in the first IERU  programme competition received in 2018, as part of the "Strategy of Excellence - Research University" undertaking, additional financial resources (in the amount from PLN 700,000 - PLN 1 million) to support the preparation of applications and in conducting appropriate scientific research and analysis.

     

    Evaluation of applications - detailed criteria

    The applications presented by the universities were evaluated in terms of:

    -substantive level

    -the significance of the objectives set for raising the international  significance of the university's activities

    -the adequacy of the described activities for the intended purposes and the potential of the university.

    The evaluation was of an expert nature. In evaluation of the criteria regarding objectives and potential, indicators measuring primarily the quality of scientific activity conducted by universities were also taken into consideration.

    In addition to the evaluation based on the application contents, an international team of experts interviewed representatives of all universities. Universities had also  an opportunity to submit their objections to the draft reports. The result of the teams' work will be final reports and a ranking list of positively evaluated applications. Final reports include the evaluation of the application, together with the justification.

     

    Evaluation of the implementation of plans for the next financing period

    Universities presented their action plan for the coming years. The implementation of this plan will be subject to evaluation. The first mid-term evaluation will be carried out in 2023, and the final one- in 2026. After this period, universities will be able to extend funding for the following years (2027-2032). However, not all of them.

    At least two universities which receive a negative result or are ranked lowest in the ranking list after the evaluation, they will not receive further funding. These places can be taken by universities or federations which will win another competition under the "Initiative of Excellence - Research University" programme. It will take place in 2026 and will be addressed to those academic centres which were not financed under the first competition.

    Created: Monday, November 04, 2019 7:54 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
    Monday, November 04, 2019
    The International Staff Training Week is already over

    On 21 – 25 October2019, the Foreign Languages Centre and the International Relations Office of the Silesian University of Technology (SUT) organised an International Staff Training Week for university educators and employees  from around the world. The staff week provided a forum to learn and share about the key concepts of virtual exchange and competences required for working in international professional networks within higher education.

    The programme included fascinating lectures, workshops and discussion panels related to the  themes such as  virtual exchange and its role in teacher education in the 21stcentury, the Erasmus+ virtual exchange programme, global classroom, language competences as irreplaceable tools in projects, methodology and didactics of foreign language teaching based on international telecollaborative projects carried out at the Foreign Languages Centre of SUT  and – last but not least – webinars and how to organise and conduct them.

    The participants of the International Staff Training Week not only listened to interesting lectures, but were also able to work in small groups, testing and evaluating simple online telecollaboration tools.

    A wide range of topics with theoretical and practical examples were covered thanks to wonderful lecturers and specialists, such as:

    ·         Alastair Creelman - e-learning specialist in the unit of higher education development at Linnaeus University in Sweden

    ·         Małgorzata Kurek - researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Foreign Languages ​​at Jan Długosz University in Częstochowa

    ·         Corina Löwe - assistant professor in German and literature at the Language Department of Linnaeus University in Sweden

    ·         Melissa de Wilde - specialist and researcher in educational innovation from  Ghent University in Belgium

    ·         Lecturers of The Foreign Languages Centre: Grażyna Duda and Janusz Sroka, Bożena Stefanowicz, Iwona Seta-Dąbrowska in cooperation with Daniela Caluianu from Otaru University of Commerce in Japan and Renata Pelka in cooperation with Corina Löwe from Linnaeus University in Sweden, all of whom presented their international telecollaborative projects.

    The programme also included the possibility of contacting the participants of the International Staff Training Week with their counterparts  from  SUT, as well as establishing contacts with colleagues from our partner institutions. In addition, the participants, who represented various universities from around the world, had the opportunity to discover the SUT campus and the region. After a week of intensive training, the participants returned to their home countries and universities, satisfied  and full of new ideas.

    In his  blog on education and technology, Alastair Creelman, one of the keynote guest speakers, has written two blog posts about the week in Gliwice in which he presented a wider view on the future of student mobility http://acreelman.blogspot.com/2019/10/the-future-of-student-mobility-is.html  and innovation that should be taken from project to mainstream. http://acreelman.blogspot.se/.

    Created: Monday, November 04, 2019 7:50 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
    Friday, August 09, 2019
    Students of the Silesian University of Technology the best at the European BEST Engineering Competition (EBEC)

    Aleksander Spyra, Bartosz Kowalski, Przemysław Giza and Paweł Sanocki, students of the Silesian University of Technology, won in the Team Design category in the final of the European BEST Engineering Competition (EBEC), which took place on July 31 in Turin.

    The Team Design category, in which our students have won, is based on the design and construction of a device, that solves a specific engineering problem (e.g. a mechanism that uses a constant stream of air to raise the maximum weight). This category is intended to check how students cope with limited material resources and time.

    Students of our university won earlier the local finals in Gliwice, then the national finals, which also took place in Gliwice.

    The European BEST Engineering Competition (EBEC) is an international event taking place in 6 cities in Poland and in over 30 countries throughout Europe, organized by the Student Association “Board of European Students of Technology”. The competition is addressed to students of technical universities. It consists of two categories: Case Study and Team Design.

    Congratulations!

    Created: Friday, August 09, 2019 12:04 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
    Last modified: Friday, August 09, 2019 2:02 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
    Friday, August 09, 2019
    The International Summer School of Architecture has just finished

    The International Summer School of Architecture ended on 31 July at the Faculty of Architecture of the Silesian University of Technology. - Ten days of intensive exploration of our region, listening to lectures and joint project work are a great and fruitful time - emphasize the participants and already announce their arrival next year.

     The Summer School is a joint initiative of the Faculty of Architecture and the International Relation Office of the Silesian University of Technology in cooperation with the Scientific Student Association: History of Architecture and Cultural Heritage Protection as well as with Scientific Student Association + IKAWA and with the support of the rector and dean of the Faculty of Architecture of SUT.

    The head and author of the International Summer School programme is professor Magdalena Żmudzińska-Nowak, Mr Jerzy Wojewódka, PhD and students: Karolina Chodura, Agata Wyciślok. Representatives of Students Associations: Julia Giżewska, Jakub Bródka, Kamil Kajdas, Artur Koszowski, Oliwia Tomas also joined the organization of summer school. 

    The Summer School was addressed to architecture students from all over the world. This year, students and professors from Italy, China, Poland, as well as Egypt, Lebanon and Kosovo participated in the summer school.

    The subject of the classes was “Architecture and Cultural Heritage of Silesia: Searching for a Common Language”. The subject matter and form of the classes aroused great interest and involvement of the participants. The classes were conducted in English and were divided into two parts:

    Cognitive part 1:

    "Architecture and cultural heritage of Upper Silesia". - These included lectures, local and guided tours ('in situ' lectures), meetings with experts and representatives of local communities. The presented examples included monuments adapted to tourist functions (Mines: Guido and Queen Louise Adit, Key Heritage Adit, Silver Mine Tarnowskie Góry), revitalized objects (Silesian Museum, "Nowe Gliwice", housing estates: Czerwionka-Leszczyny, Zandka, Biskupice, Nikiszowiec, Giszowiec, etc.) and examples of technologically advanced buildings: APA Smart Gliwice, NOSPR, Academy of Music, RTV Katowice.

    The guided tour of the buildings was conducted by designers: Tomasz Konior (Konior-Studio),  Wojciech Małecki, Tomasz Wagner. They were also accompanied by experts: Beata Piecha van Schagen, (Coal Mining Museum in Zabrze), Teresa Szydłowska (Historical Silver Mine, Tarnowskie Góry), Ryszard Nakonieczny (Faculty of Architecture), Czesław Żemła (Czerwionka-Leszczyny Estate), Joanna Tofilska (Museum of the History of Katowice, Nikiszowiec), Przemo Łukasik (Medusa Group) and nobel architect -  Jurand Jarecki.

    Lectures on Silesia and post-industrial heritage, workers' housing estates, the Silesian house as an idea of living and local community and revitalization of objects and post-industrial areas were delivered by professor Magdalena Żmudzińska-Nowak.

    Practical part:

    "Searching for a Common Language in Architecture'" - the main topic of the classes was "living in local cultural contexts". Students, through the synthesis of their own experiences related to the forms of living in their own country and the knowledge about the Silesian architecture gained during the training, created a vision of a contemporary house/residential estate, looking for a common language in architecture. To increase the attractiveness and effectiveness of joint work, students coming from abroad were required to present a presentation (ppt) on the architecture of traditional residential houses in their country prepared before their arrival.

    The workshops were conducted by tutors: professor Magdalena Żmudzinska-Nowak,  Jerzy Wojewódka (PhD, SUT), Prof. Ning Li (Beijing University of Technology), Karolina Chodura, MA, and Agata Wyciślok, MA (SUT).

    The completion of the programme allowed all students to receive 6 ECTS.

    Created: Friday, August 09, 2019 11:38 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
    Last modified: Friday, August 09, 2019 11:41 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
    Friday, August 09, 2019
    Scientists discussed transportation problems

    The problems of transport and transport infrastructure were discussed during the XI International Scientific Conference "Transport Problems 2019" and the VIII Symposium of Young Scientists - one of the most important platforms for the exchange of scientific ideas in this field. The symposium was held at the Faculty of Transport of the Silesian University of Technology, while the conference took place in Katowice and Bochnia.

    At the conference and symposium, which took place at the end of June, not only papers related to transport were presented, but also those devoted to transport infrastructure. Both of these events should be considered as a comprehensive offer of exchange of scientific ideas, because they complement each other, and many scientists participate in symposiums and conferences at the same time.

    This year's TP'2019 conference gathered a record number of participants and a record number of scientific articles were presented and published by scientists from 23 countries, including several Asian, African and South American countries. The plenary session of the conference was held at the Faculty of Transport, attended by leading scientists from Bulgaria, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Poland, as well as representatives of the Police Road Traffic Department and the Voivodeship Road Transport Inspectorate.

    Further sessions were held in Bochnia in 3 parallel sessions and focused on the problems of all transport sectors and its infrastructure.

    Created: Friday, August 09, 2019 11:33 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
    Last modified: Friday, August 09, 2019 11:37 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019
    PolSl Racing – another success again!

    Students of the PolSl Racing Scientific Association step from one success to another. This time at the Formula Student Andorra competition, the SW-02 Quarado sports car was awarded a  distinction in the Best Smart Solution category, the 1st place in the Dynamic Event competition, another 1st place in the Static Event category, and one more distinction in Body & Brakes Design. As a result, a team of students from the Silesian University of Technology won the 1st place in general classification.

     

    We congratulate the winning team!

    Created: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:57 AM, by: Joanna Hanak
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019
    Students of the Silesin University of Technology at prestigious competition Shell Eco-marathon Europe (SEM) 2019

    At the beginning of July, the 34th edition of the Shell Eco-marathon Europe competition took place in London. During the competition  the Smart Power team represented the Silesian University of Technology. Every year, this event brings together students from all over Europe and Africa. They participate in competitions in designing, building and testing vehicles with the highest energy efficiency on the professional track. There are three drive categories: diesel, hydrogen and electric. This year, more than 1,500 participants from 28 countries took part constructing a total of 140 vehicles.

     

    During preparations, which took the entire year, the team worked on the MuSHELLka vehicle project, which historically was the first car built by the team for SEM purposes. It is an electric sports car that competes in the prototype category. Eventually, the team scored 183.41 km/kWh, taking the 30th place in their category.

     

    Smart Power https://www.facebook.com/SmartPowerPolSl is a team operating within the Students' Scientific Association for Machine Design Modeling at the Silesian University of Technology, gathering enthusiasts from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science and the Faculty of Chemistry.

     

    Created: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:18 AM, by: Joanna Hanak
    Last modified: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:23 AM, by: Joanna Hanak
    Monday, July 22, 2019
    Two aircrafts for the Silesian University of Technology

    The activity of our university in the aviation industry is gaining momentum. On Thursday, 11 July, at the Gliwice airport, a solemn hand over of two aircrafts took place. The event was accompanied by a working briefing of students - future pilots, led by the Rector, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk.

     

    The machines handed over to the Silesian University of Technology are the Aero AT-3 - a Polish production of a two-seat training and tourist planes, certified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in the VLA category (Very Light Aircraft). The range of the aircraft is about 1,300 km,  the cruising speed is approximately 200 km/h.

     

    The ceremony of receiving the aircrafts took place in the presence of students of the air course and Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk, who presented the university's plans for the preparation of professional pilots and mechanics:
    “We are doing our best to introduce a full range of professional civil aviation-related proposals directed to graduates of this course – currently, we can offer the following professions: a pilot, a mechanic, a navigator. However, in the future, we’re also planning  to offer such professional perspectives as an air traffic controller or professionals who work in securing the airports. We already have agreements with companies and branch institutes signed in this respect. There will be even more proposals- Rector Mężyk added.

     

    The Gliwice airport is rapidly developing. The infrastructure is in a state of deep modernization. Gliwice will become an airport for the General Aviation category, serving the Silesian agglomeration, adapted to large air traffic in the field of business and amateur flights. The Silesian University of Technology, builds two hangars to store their aircrafts, but also as a back-up for aviation mechanics trained at the university, who will use special non-flying  machines during their training.

     

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    Created: Monday, July 22, 2019 2:34 PM, by: Joanna Hanak
    Last modified: Monday, July 22, 2019 2:40 PM, by: Joanna Hanak
    Monday, July 15, 2019
    Another success of students from the Silesian University of Technology

    Students  from PolSl Racing student association at the Silesian University of Technology won the first place in one of the disciplines at the prestigious Formula Students Netherlands 2019 competition.

    The vehicle constructed by members of this scientific association proved to be the best in the Acceleration competition. It has the best acceleration among all the internal combustion formula racecars submitted for the competition.

    The winning racecar is the Quarado - a significantly improved and lighter version of the previous racecar SW-01, designed primarily to improve the performance of the vehicle. This was achieved by reducing its mass, but also by modifying the drive unit and chassis.

    The PolSl Racing student association operates at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. Currently, the team consists of 45 students. They are enthusiasts coming from almost all faculties of the Silesian University of Technology. The student association deals with the construction of prototype vehicles with internal combustion and electric drive. They represent the Silesian University of Technology at prestigious competitions, exhibitions or popular science events.

    Formula Students Netherlands is an annual international event, attended by students who design and build racing vehicles. The Acceleration competition is based on the fastest 75 meter distance coverage by a car, accelerating from the starting line from 0 km/h.

    Created: Monday, July 15, 2019 8:51 AM, by: Joanna Hanak
    Last modified: Monday, July 15, 2019 9:25 AM, by: Joanna Hanak
    Wednesday, July 10, 2019
    Vsit to the Lviv Polytechnic National University

    Between 2-4 July our university delegation visited Lviv where, among others, they participated in the ceremony to commemorate the 78th  anniversary of the execution of professors from Lviv universities on the Wulecki Hills. The delegation included: the Rector, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk; Vice Rector, Professor Janusz Kotowicz and the former Rector, Professor Wojciech Zieliński
    The ceremony was attended by numerous  delegations from Polish universities, such as: the Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Cracow University of Technology, Rzeszów University of Technology, Lublin University of Technology and Poznań University of Technology.

    The Ukrainian side was represented by the  rectors of Lviv universities and representatives of Ukrainian authorities as well as clergy, headed by the Archbishop, Mieczysław Mokrzycki.

    In his speech, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk referred to historical heritage of the Lviv Polytechnic National University: - Today we honour and commemorate noble representatives of pre-war Lviv universities, who tragically died. We express even greater respect keeping in mind that the main academic staff of the newly formed Silesian University of Technology in 1945 were the rescued professors of the University and Lviv Polytechnic, who decided to emigrate from their academic homeland - reminded Rector Mężyk, adding at the same time: - In the following years, many of them became professors of the Silesian University of Technology and the excellent professor personnel, maintaining great traditions of the Lviv Polytechnic.  From the very beginning it was one of the strongest assets of our university, as of several other Polish universities, too.

    At the end of the ceremony, the clergymen- Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Lviv, Mieczysław Mokrzycki and the head of the Student Pastoral Care Centre of the Archdiocese of the Lviv Greek Catholic Church, Yuriy Ostapiuk, conducted a memorial service.
    After the ceremony, the meeting of delegations from the Silesian University of Technology and the Wrocław University of Science and Technology with the Rector, Professor Yuri Bobalo took place. They discussed plans to jointly build a museum of Lviv professors on the Wulecki Hills as a symbol of tightening of cooperation and contacts between Poland and Ukraine, as well as further development of cooperation between universities.

    Created: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12:55 PM, by: Joanna Hanak
    Tuesday, July 09, 2019
    The Silesian University of Technology begins the practical flight training of students at the Gliwice airport!

    The Academic Aviation Training Centre of the Silesian University of Technology (ATO POLSL) begins practical flight training for students. On the basis of the Certificate for the Approved Training Organisation No PL/ATO – 78, obtained on 25 October 2018, ATO can conduct airline pilot training - ATPL(A). Thus, the Silesian University of Technology joined a small group of universities with this type of aviation training centre available. The ceremonial start of practical air training took place on 28 June, at the Gliwice airport.

    The ceremony, during which 31 students received diplomas in the aviation specialisation, was attended by the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk; President of the Upper Silesian Aviation Group, Artur Tomasik; President of the Upper Silesian Agency for Entrepreneurship and Development, Bogdan Traczyk; Director of the Gliwice Aero Club, Beata Miącz-Pałka and the Director of the Civil Aviation Personnel Education Centre of Central and Eastern Europe, Professor Jarosław Kozuba.

    - This is a special day for all employees and students of the Civil Aviation Personnel Education Centre of Central and Eastern Europe, the part of which is the Academic Aviation Training Centre. It is a special day, because we start a practical pilot training. It is a subtotal of many years of hard work and efforts. For many years, the Silesian University of Technology has been placing great emphasis on training personnel for the aviation industry. This is one of the priority areas of our university's development. In 2008, we established the Civil Aviation Personnel Education Centre of Central and Eastern Europe. The license for an airplane pilot training is another certificate granted to the Centre - said the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk who, after the ceremony, took a flight over the  Gliwice airport.

    ATO POLSL obtained a certificate issued by the President of the Civil Aviation Authority. It confirms that the centre meets the requirements of international and national aviation regulations on the certification of activities in civil aviation and is allowed to conduct flight training in the field of ATPL(A) licence - integrated training. ATO POLSL trains future pilots, among others, at the Gliwice airport. The individuals, who have previously obtained the PPL (A) license will be able to join the integrated airline pilot training. Full ATPL(A) licence of airline pilot can be obtained after 1,500 flight hours, taking into account the required type of flight.

    ATO POLSL was established as part of the Civil Aviation Personnel Education Centre of Central and Eastern Europe. It is an extra-faculty unit at the Silesian University of Technology, which is a joint initiative of the Upper Silesian Aviation Group SA, the Silesian University of Technology and the Civil Aviation Authority. Since 2010, the the President of the GTL SA Management Board, Artur Tomasik has been the Chairman of the Centre Programme Board.

    Created: Wednesday, July 03, 2019 11:54 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
    Last modified: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 2:30 PM, by: Joanna Hanak
    Tuesday, July 09, 2019
    The Silesian University of Technology joined the global Network of Santander Universidades

    The Silesian University of Technology has gained another partner - Santander Bank Polska S.A. The cooperation agreement within the Santander Universidades project was signed on 26 June in the rectorate of the Silesian University of Technology. The University was represented by the Rector Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk and the Director of the Academic Business Incubator of the Silesian University of Technology- Ireneusz Jóźwiak PhD, while the bank was represented by the Director of Santander Universidades in Poland, Wojciech Leśniewski and the Director of the Southern Macro-region Arkadiusz Goździk.

     - We are very open to cooperation with the socio-economic environment. For several years, the university has been conducting dual studies in close cooperation with the socio-economic environment. It is a combination of practical and academic education, students undergo at least three months of internship with their employers, signing a contract with them. The more business partners we have, the more interesting are the areas of education and closer to the realities of the future working environment - said the Rector, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk.

     - We are glad that such a recognized university as the Silesian University of Technology has joined the Santander Universidades Network. Thanks to the concluded agreement, students, academics and student organizations will be able to benefit from the support we offer. The most important of them are: International Santander Scholarships (e.g. Yale, Georgetown, UCLA), support for student organizations in implementing the best initiatives and projects, as well as gaining professional experience during internships at Santander Bank Polska - said Wojciech Leśniewski, Director of Santander Universidades in Poland.

    Santander Universidades is one of the key social engagement projects of Santander Bank Polska and the Santander Group. The programme supports the development of students from almost 1,000 universities around the world, including over 50 in Poland. Only in 2017, over 39 thousand people in 18 countries received support, including over 2,800 in Poland.

     Under the agreement, the university can count on substantive and financial support for conferences, research and projects, both local and international, support for entrepreneurship and innovation culture in the academic environment, internationalisation of education through foreign scholarships, exchange programmes and projects implemented in cooperation with the best universities from different countries, support for students through the possibility of completing internships at Santander Bank Polska.

    For more information about the Santander Universidades programme, please visit http://www.santanderuniversidades.pl

     

    Created: Tuesday, July 02, 2019 1:42 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
    Last modified: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 11:57 AM, by: Joanna Hanak
    Friday, June 28, 2019
    Students of the Silesian University of Technology winners of the international Multi Comfort Student Contest!

    The "CO.Living" project by students of the Faculty of Architecture, Anna Toborek and Joanna Machera, won the prestigious international competition Multi Comfort Student Contest. In the finals our students defeated as many as 60 teams from 35 countries around the world, and as a reward they will go on an internship to a well-known architectural studio in Milan.

    In this year's edition 2,200 students registered for the competition! Polish students have been participating in the competition since 2012. It is the first time, Poland won the first place.

    - Receiving such a prestigious award is a great success for us and a very important factor for further career development. The internship will allow us to gain valuable experience. The level of projects presented this year was very high, and the competition was very difficult - the winners do not hide their joy.

    The second place went to the team from Côte d'Ivoire, the third one to the team from Belarus.

    The Multi Comfort Student Contest takes place in two stages. During the first stage  the selection of the best teams from different countries in the world took place. Then, then they came to Milan to present their projects. The subject of this year's edition of the competition was to invigorate and restore the integration of the metro station Crescenzago with the city of Milan in accordance with the vision # milano2030. The objective of the task was to create new housing and renovation strategies for the three existing multi-family buildings.

    - The main idea of our project was to create a coliving space  adapted to the needs of different resident groups  (young people, students, families with children, married couples, elderly or disabled people). The building space was organized in such a way that each of the residents gained also access to a variety of common spaces such as underground parking, services in the ground floor, office space on the first floor and residential spaces on floors 2-4. In order to minimize air pollution, the project introduced a modern technology in the form of Smog Free Towers system - the so-called "green lungs" in the form of innovative air- purifying towers. Additionally, on the roof of the building, there is a huge space in the form of a green courtyard, which blends well with the architecture.

    In the existing buildings, we have introduced a structure with new balconies, greenery and shading system - say Anna Toborek and Joanna Machera.

    The supervisor of the project is Andrzej Duda MA Eng. Arch.

    Multi Comfort Student Contest organized by Saint-Gobain is addressed to architecture students. The competition was held for the first time in 2004 in Serbia, and a year later it expanded its range on an international scale.

    Below are visualizations of our students' projects:

     

    visualization 1

    visualization 2

     

    In the picture, the winner and the supervisor. Congratulations!

     

    Created: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:45 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
    Last modified: Friday, June 28, 2019 10:48 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
    Friday, June 28, 2019
    Another cooperation agreement signed with LG Chem

    LG Chem, the leader of the Korean chemical industry, strengthens its presence on the Polish market. Having two production plants in Lower Silesia, the company is looking for cooperation partners. One of the steps in this direction is the agreement signed with the Silesian University of Technology on 28 May.

    The Korean side was represented by the President of the Management Board of LG Chem Wrocław Energy Sp. z o. o. Seungse Chang. The Silesian University of Technology was represented by the  Rector Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk.

    Under the agreement, LG Chem Wrocław Energy Sp. z o. o. undertakes, among other things, to present a list of proposed topics for diploma theses to be used by students at our university, to enable students of the Silesian University of Technology to complete their diploma thesis on the topics indicated by this company, to carry out student internships lasting at least one month. This is addressed to students or graduates who have not started their professional career yet. One of the items of the agreement is also the possibility of sponsoring projects which improve the quality of education and scientific research in the area of company’s interest.

    The Silesian University of Technology, among other things, will take into account topics of diploma theses raised by the other party and will make the diploma theses available with the consent of their authors. University employees will participate in selected research projects.

    The cooperation agreement aims at using the experience and scientific achievements of the Silesian University of Technology as well as the potential and position of LG Chem for further actions serving the good of the parties and the development of the region.

    Created: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:37 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
    Last modified: Friday, June 28, 2019 11:48 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
    Monday, April 15, 2019
    PhD student from the Silesian University of Technology - coordinator of EURODOC

    Katarzyna Turoń, PhD student at the Faculty of Transport and a representative of the Board of the University Council of Doctoral Students Self-Government at the Silesian University of Technology, became one of the coordinators of The European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers (EURODOC). In her tasks, Katarzyna Turoń will be responsible for issues related to scientific articles, scientific editorial office and the organization's newsletter.

    The Council elections were held on 3-4 April 2019 in Brussels during the annual general meeting of EURODOC member states. The meeting was preceded by an international scientific conference entitled "Employability of PhDs: Valorise Your Skills and Reach Your Full Potential!", which was addressed to PhD students and young scientists. The main topics of the conference included: internationalization of science, mobility and intersectoral cooperation, sustainable innovations or issues related to open access to knowledge.

    It is worth mentioning that this year's EURODOC elections were a great success for the entire Polish delegation issued by the National Representation of PhD Students. Among those elected to the new board and administration there were 5 Polish doctoral students representing the Silesian University of Technology, the Cracow University of Technology, the Lodz University of Technology, the Rzeszow University of Technology and the University of Lower Silesia, which is unique in the scale of the organization. Other countries that will chair the organization for one year include Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Italy, France, Ukraine, Belgium and Sweden.

    EURODOC is an international federation of 32 national associations of PhD students and young scientists from the European Union and the Council of Europe, dealing with early career.

    Created: Monday, April 15, 2019 12:26 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
    Thursday, March 14, 2019
    Kick-off meeting of "FRIENDS" project

    Silesian University of Technology is one of the European Partners in the Erasmus+ programme for Capacity Building in Higher Education project titled "Furthering International Relations Capacities and Intercultural Engagement to Nurture Campus Diversity and to Support Internationalisation at Home" (acronym: FRIENDS).

     

    Project started in November 2018 and will last for 3 years. FRIENDS main goal is to strengthen the involved Asian universities‘ internationalisation capabilities and to develop their students' global competence through the purposeful integration of intercultural dimensions into the universities‘ formal and informal curriculum.

     

    16 Partners Universities from 9 countries participate in the project:

    Bulgaria: Varna University of Management, Project Coordinator

    Hungary: Budapest Metropolitan University

    Poland: Silesian University of Technology

    Turkey: Istanbul Aydin University

    Bhutan: Royal Thimphu College, Royal Institute of Management

    Cambodia: Svay Rieng University, Dewey International University

    Malaysia: Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation, Berjaya University College

    Philippines: Saint Louis University, University of Cebu, Cebu Technological University

    Thailand: Prince of Songkla University, Payap University, Mahasarakham University

     

    Kick-off meeting took place on 4-9.03.2019 in Kuala Lumpur.

    Silesian University was represented by Grzegorz Kłapyta, PhD Eng. (project coordinator at SUT) and Aleksandra Synowiec, PhD (researcher at the Faculty of Organization and Management).

    Created: Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:16 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
    Last modified: Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:22 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
    Thursday, February 07, 2019
    The Silesian University of Technology and Asseco Data Systems have begun their cooperation

    The Silesian University of Technology has begun cooperation with the IT industry leader- Asseco Data Systems. The new partners will cooperate primarily on the didactic, research and organizational levels. The agreement was signed on 6 February at Gliwice university.
     
    The agreement will mainly be beneficial to students and PhD students who are able to take apprenticeships and internships in the company, as well as to write their diploma and doctoral theses on company related matters. Upon their graduation, they will also have opportunity to join the Asseco Data Systems team. In addition, graduate and employee internships will be organized.
     
    - The Silesian University of Technology is wide open to cooperation with the entire socio-economic environment. The IT industry is currently the fastest growing branch of industry in terms of created jobs, as well as participation in the labour market. Therefore, it is natural that our university, while educating IT specialists, seeks out for partners among IT companies. From the perspective of a future graduate, the contact with future employer is very important alike practical development of these skills, which are necessary in future work environment- emphasizes the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk.
     
    New cooperation partners are also planning to launch joint MBA studies in the field of cyber security along with university and project management, as well as to organize projects promoting IT, including competitions and training. The implementation of joint research projects is also considered.
     
    - Scientific units recognize the need to cooperate also with the business world. I am proud that another prestigious Polish university trusted us. Cooperation with the Silesian University of Technology is an opportunity for us to carry out many valuable research projects using innovative technologies. We are also very pleased that it will complement the process of educating students with valuable experience gained during apprenticeships and internships in the field of computer - says the Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Data Systems Daniel Lala.
     
    Asseco Data Systems is one of the most modern companies in the IT sector that provides products, services and IT solutions to enterprises and local government administration. The company has unique knowledge in the IT sector and several decades of experience of nearly 1,000 experts and IT specialists, which allows it to be a reliable partner in creating, developing and maintaining IT systems and specialized services.

    The agreement was signed by Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk and the president of the board of Asseco Data Systems Andrzej Dopierała.
     
     

    Created: Thursday, February 07, 2019 1:46 PM, by: Joanna Hanak
    Thursday, February 07, 2019
    Delegation from the Lviv Polytechnic National University visited Gliwice

    The Silesian University of Technology hosted a delegation of scientists from the Lviv Polytechnic. Representatives of the Ukrainian university spent 2 days in Gliwice, getting acquainted with the achievements of faculties and research programmes implemented at the Silesian University of Technology. The two-day visit began with a meeting with the university authorities on Monday, 4 February.
     
    The meeting was attended by the hosts: the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk; all vice rectors; Professor Anna Chrobok from the Faculty of Chemistry, Vice Dean for Science and Foreign Cooperation and a representative for cooperation with the Lviv Polytechnic and Professor Wojciech Zieliński, former Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, Doctor Honoris Causa of the Lviv Polytechnic. As for the guests, we hosted Professor Oleh Matviykiv, Vice Rector for Science and International Cooperation; Professor Mykhailo Lobur; Professor Myroslav Sanytsky; N. Yavorskyi PhD and M. Vovk PhD.
     
    - It is a great pleasure to welcome our guests from the Lviv Polytechnic, a university from which not only the founding staff of the Gliwice university comes from, but also our first post-war students. It was our real share capital- said Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk, welcoming the guests.
     
    The Rector, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk expressed the interest in the proposal to exchange experience by temporary employment of professors from the Lviv Polytechnic, including their research and didactic process.
     
    Guests visited the following faculties: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Energy and Environmental Engineering. Main subjects during the meetings included research and didactic processes carried out at particular faculties, including modelling and designing of intelligent materials, possibilities of dual studies implementation in Ukraine, based on experience from the EU or concepts for the construction of the control systems and visualization of water supply networks in the cities based on the Matlab programme.

     

    Created: Thursday, February 07, 2019 11:13 AM, by: Joanna Hanak
    Last modified: Thursday, February 07, 2019 11:18 AM, by: Joanna Hanak
    Thursday, February 07, 2019
    The Silesian University of Technology entered into agreement with the Kiev University

    The Silesian University of Technology expands professional network with other foreign universities. On Friday, 18 January, representatives of our university and the Kiev National University of Civil Engineering and Architecture entered into agreement setting out directions for future collaboration.
     
    The agreement with the Kiev University anticipates collaboration in the field of education, research and administration. This mainly indicates the exchange of scientific and research staff and students, providing help to students undergoing apprenticeships, collaboration in the field of broadly understood didactics and implementation of research programmes, as well as joint scientific support to participants of doctoral studies.
     
    - The Silesian University of Technology collaborates intensively with foreign universities. However, since the time of Poland's accession to the European Union we’ve noticed a very significant increase in this type of collaboration- said the representative of our university, Professor Tomasz Trawiński, Vice Rector for Student Affairs and Education - The idea of exchanging scientific and didactic staff broadens our horizons and shows how to develop science and education paths. Scientific-research collaboration and exchange of experience are the key to success today, both in educational dimension and in professional practice- added Professor Trawiński.
    - As a representative of the Ukrainian party, I am very pleased with the opportunity to establish collaboration with the Silesian University of Technology, one of the leading engineering universities in Poland. Our universities share a very similar profile of scientific and didactic activity, which will further facilitate our collaboration. I will opt for the development of all directions of collaboration specified in the agreement - said Professor Volodymyr Tkachenko, Rector of the Kiev National University of Civil Engineering and Architecture.
     
    The agreement was concluded for the period of five years, but both parties have already expressed their will to extend their collaboration in the future.
     
     

    Created: Thursday, February 07, 2019 10:49 AM, by: Joanna Hanak
    Last modified: Thursday, February 07, 2019 10:55 AM, by: Joanna Hanak
    Thursday, February 07, 2019
    Meeting of university authorities with Professor Jerzy Buzek

    On Friday, 11 January, at the Arena Gliwice Hall, there was a meeting of the authorities of the Silesian University of Technology with MEP Professor Jerzy Buzek - former Prime Minister and President of the European Parliament, a graduate of the Silesian University of Technology.
     
    On behalf of the university, the meeting was attended by: Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk; Vice Rector for Collaboration with Civic and Economic Environment, Professor Janusz Kotowicz; Vice Rector for Science and Development, Professor Marek Pawełczyk; Vice Rector for Student Affairs and Education, Professor Tomasz Trawiński; as well as the Vice Rector for General Affairs, Professor Bogusław Łazarz.
     
    The main subject of the discussion was development of the Silesian University of Technology in the context of the European research area, searching for financing sources and collaboration in the scope of obtaining large projects, including collaboration in the scope of computing infrastructure. The participants had also discussed possibilities for Professor Jerzy Buzek’s participation in various conferences and events organized or co-organized by the Silesian University of Technology and other economic and territorial self-governments.

    Created: Thursday, February 07, 2019 10:07 AM, by: Joanna Hanak
    Last modified: Thursday, February 07, 2019 11:31 AM, by: Joanna Hanak
    Thursday, February 07, 2019
    Students of the Silesian University of Technology were promoted to the second stage of the Global Management Challenge

    The team of our students - Golden Eye – was promoted to the second stage of the 19th edition of the largest business simulation in the world - Global Management Challenge 2018/2019. In this competition teams of three to five people manage their companies competing on the virtual market.
     
    Global Management Challenge has been organized since 1980 in the form of nationwide on-line competitions in nearly 40 countries. The initiative has already gathered over half a million participants worldwide. In Poland, it has been present since the year 2000.
     
    In the advanced training program GMC uses gamification, which means the use of mechanisms from computer games in business. Simulation gives the opportunity to take on the role of the board and run the company for the next quarters in the virtual market. This is the only competition in Poland when students compete with company employees in the field of management.
     
    155 company and student teams participated in the first stage of the simulation. They had been competing for five weeks to obtain the highest investment result of their company. The next stage of the simulation began on 10 January. There were 60 teams, including a student team from our university, who qualified to the next stage. The winning team will represent Poland at the World Final. The awards include also post-graduate studies and business books. The results of the competition are announced during the gala after the completion of the final games in Warsaw.
     
    For more information click here  
     
    We keep our fingers crossed and wish our team promotion to the world finals!

    Created: Thursday, February 07, 2019 7:34 AM, by: Joanna Hanak
    Last modified: Thursday, February 07, 2019 7:58 AM, by: Joanna Hanak
    Wednesday, February 06, 2019
    Students of the Silesian University of Technology constructed a Mars rover

    Silesian Phoenix team from Student Scientific Association dealing with Application of Artificial Intelligence Methods AI-METH have constructed an unusual robot– a Mars rover - for exploration of planets. The Phoenix I robot made an excellent presentation at the European Rover Challenge 2018 - Europe's largest robotics and space competition for students from around the world.
     

    During their debut in the European Rover Challenge 2018, which took place at the Museum of Nature and Technology in Starachowice, our students won 19th place among 65 teams from 20 different countries.
    - The competition was quite a challenge, but at the same time, it was also a possibility to test the unique tracked chassis and the original manipulator and the sampler. The competition was quite large, so as the debutants, we are very much pleased with the 19th position in the competition, it is a great experience and adventure for us- says Marcin Nagi, the coordinator for the organization of the Silesian Phoenix. - In the upcoming years we want to modernize the rover and fight for a better position on the podium - he adds.
    The eliminations took several months. Participants were tested in four different competitions: science task, in which the task of the  Martian robot was to take a sample of soil from deeper layers of Mars Yard and secure it for testing; maintenance task, in which the rover had to overcome the earlier planned route, turn the switches to correct positions, perform the measurement of electrical parameters and observation of the control panels; collection task, during which the robot overcame a difficult path, searched for a hidden object and transported it to a designated place and finally, the traverse task, when all the teams had to reach the indicated locations in Mars Yard with a robot.
    The Silesian Phoenix team consists of two supervisors and fourteen students of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, the Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science and the Faculty of Architecture at the Silesian University of Technology, belonging to the inter-faculty Student Scientific Association, Application of Artificial Intelligence Methods AI-METH. The team operates at the Institute of Fundamentals of Machinery Design. The project implemented by the Silesian Phoenix took place under the patronage of the City of Gliwice.
     

    Created: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 11:29 AM, by: Joanna Hanak
    Last modified: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 11:49 AM, by: Grzegorz Kłapyta
    Wednesday, February 06, 2019
    ProQuest Central and ProQuest Dissertations and Thesis Abstracts & Indexes - a new base in 2019

    The Main Library of the Silesian University of Technology informs that on the basis of the university authorities’ decision,  in 2019, a new multi-field database: ProqQest Central and ProQuest Dissertations and Thesis Abstracts & Indexes was purchased, covering such fields as: technical and exact sciences, social sciences, business, education and many others.

     

    ProQuest provides access to almost 26,000 of scientific journals. More than  20,000 of them constitute industry publications, magazines, newspapers, reports, films and books and doctoral dissertations.

     

    Access to databases is possible from all computers in the university network or from home computers through the Proxy server.

     

    Information on how to obtain remote access to the electronic resources of the Main Library through the Proxy server can be found  here

     

    Created: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 11:20 AM, by: Joanna Hanak
    Wednesday, January 23, 2019
    Our lecturer in Suriname

    Ms Grażyna Duda, the employee of the Foreign Languages Centre at the Silesian University of Technology was invited by the Institute for Graduate Studies and Research at the Anton De Kom University of Suriname.
     
    In October 2018, Anton De Kom University of Suriname began to run the Institute for Graduate Studies and Research (PhD School).
    In December 2018, Ms Grażyna Duda spent three weeks in Suriname working with a group of 25 doctorates teaching them scientific writing.
    Candidates were selected from various professional groups including university employees, education employees, engineers, IT specialists, lawyers, art and culture researchers from Suriname, architects or business representatives.
    All PhD students worked with great commitment and passion. Their main motivation was to participate in the social and economic development of Suriname in the areas they represent.

    Created: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 7:17 AM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
    Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    Competition for the best master's thesis


    The Institute of Thermal Technology of the Silesian University of Technology together with industrial partners have announced a nationwide competition for the best master's thesis regarding the application of computational methods for simulation of thermal and flow processes. The aim of the competition is to promote students' achievements in the field of application of computational techniques in the wider thermal technology.

    Thanks to the presence of representatives of the industry and software companies in the jury, information about best theses and their authors will reach potential employers. This year's edition of the competition can be used for master's theses and outstanding engineering theses defended between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2018. The theses can be written either in Polish or in English. The deadline for submitting entries is 30 January 2019.

    The winner of the competition will receive approximately PLN3,000.00 the second place prize award is approximately about PLN2,000.00. The prize for places from the third up to the fifth will be at the level of approximately PLN1,000.00.

    For detailed competition rules and guidelines as well as an electronic poster, go to http://www.itc.polsl.pl/index.php?lang=en

     

     

    Created: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12:41 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
    Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    A jubilee agreement with FCA Poland

    The cooperation of the Silesian University of Technology with FCA Poland with its seat in Tychy has a long lasting tradition. Students of various faculties attend internship in Tychy factory and a considerable percentage of SUT graduates constitute their staff. Representatives of the Silesian University of Technology and FCA Poland have met for the second time, signing another agreement and extending fruitful cooperation.  The Cooperation Agreement was  signed on 11 December in the rectory.
     
    The Cooperation Agreement was signed by the CEO of FCA Poland, Mr Antoni Greń Eng., HR  and organization director, Mr Andrzej Piętka and the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk
    The aim of the agreement is to use the experience and scientific achievements of the Silesian University of Technology as well as the potential and position of FCA Poland for further actions serving the good of the parties and the development of the region.
    - I am very happy that we have been cooperating for twenty years – said the Rector, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk. - Such a long period of joint activities means that it has been very beneficial time for both parties. The results of cooperation are very impressive - these are student visits, master's theses or industrial internships, and as a result, job offers for graduates.
    The signing of the contract was preceded by a brief discussion concerning the so far cooperation and a discussion in which the Vice Rectors- Professor Marek Pawełczyk and Professor Bogusław Łazarz; as well as the  Head of the Student Career Office- Małgorzata Sołtyńska-Rąb and deans and deputy deans who cooperate with the plant in Tychy, all of them presented their proposals regarding  future activities.
    The following issues were subject of discussion: development and promotion of new methodologies in the field of technical sciences, management as well as industrial technologies, deadlines and types of student internships. The representative of the plant in Tychy encouraged students to choose topics prepared by the institution as subjects of their diploma theses. The coordinator of cooperation from FCA Poland is Agnieszka Sip, and on the part of the university, it is the Student Career Office.

    Created: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12:03 PM, by: Katarzyna Wojewódka
    Friday, January 11, 2019
    Success of the employees from the Silesian University of Technology

    Employees of the Silesian University of Technology, Anna Shevchenko PhD, DSc, Arch.; Michał Niezabitowski PhD, DSc and Witold Walke PhD, DSc, are the winners of parestigious prizes conferred by the Division IV Engineering Sciences at the Polish Academy of Sciences for outstanding scientific achievements. The prizes were awarded on Thursday, 13 December, during the ceremony in the Mirror Hall at the Staszic Palace in Warsaw.
     
    Anna Szewczenko PhD, DSc, Arch. is the employee of the Faculty of Architecture, Michał Niezabitowski PhD, DSc, Eng. works for the Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science and Witold Walke PhD, DSc, Eng. works for the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering.
     
    The prizes were awarded by the Dean of the Division IV Engineering Sciences at the Polish Academy of Sciences, Professor Antoni Rogalski. Sebastian Skuza PhD, DSc- Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences Professor Jerzy Duszyński were present among other invited guests from the world of science, industry and the socio-economic environment. The Jury of the Competition awarded a total of six winners.
     
    We extend our sincere congratulations to our employees!

    Created: Friday, January 11, 2019 12:36 PM, by: Marianna Zając
    Friday, January 11, 2019
    The Silesian University of Technology at COP 24

    Representatives of the Faculty of Mining and Geology and the Faculty of Chemistry at the Silesian University of Technology took part in a discussion panel as part of the COP24 climate change conference, which took place in Katowice from 4-14 December. The experts discussed about renewable energy sources, clean coal technologies and low emission related issues.
     
    The panel was led by Katarzyna Tobór-Osadnik PhD, DSc from the Faculty of Mining and Geology. During the first part of the meeting, scientists from the Silesian University of Technology presented selected issues and projects implemented at our university, while in the second part a panel the discussion took place.
     
    Anna Manowska PhD, Eng. from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation in Industry talked about renewable energy sources in Poland and all around the world. The representative of the Faculty of Mining and Geology drew the attention of participants to enormous potential of renewable energy sources and explained why renewable energy sources develop so dynamically in energy mixes. Anna Manowska talked also about scientific research carried out at the faculty in this field.
     
    Marek Marcisz PhD, DSc from the Department of Applied Geology, explained what pure coal technologies are. He then also presented three paths - technological options - selected from the EU's clean technologies catalogue for the implementation of the climate and energy package, and also discussed the use of clean coal technologies, which increase efficiency of electricity production from this raw material.
     
    Robert Kubica PhD, Eng. from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Process Design at the Faculty of Chemistry, talked about the methods of reducing low emission. He also approached primary and secondary emission reduction methods. The scientist talked also about chimney electrostatic precipitators prepared at the department, which can reduce the emission of harmful substances from coal furnaces by up to 90%.
     
    During the first part of the panel, the research carried out at the Silesian University of Technology was also presented by Aleksandra Rybak PhD Eng. from the Faculty of Chemistry, as well as by Aurelia Rybak PhD, Eng. from the Faculty of Mining and Geology, who jointly carry out the project on the use of membrane techniques, as well as Professor Marcin Lutyński from the Faculty of Mining and Geology, who talked about scientific projects conducted at the faculty concerning carbon dioxide capture and storage.
     
    There was also a discussion during which the experts discussed what was necessary to achieve a 20% share of renewable energy sources in Poland by 2020. They also talked about clean coal technologies and the issue of reducing low emission. The following representatives of the Silesian University of Technology attended the panel: Dean of the Faculty of Energy and Environmental Engineering.

    Created: Friday, January 11, 2019 12:32 PM, by: Marianna Zając
    Friday, January 11, 2019
    PolSl Racing presented a modern bolid racing car!

    Student association from the Silesian University of Technology - PolSl Racing - presented the effect of numerous months of their hard work – i.e. Quarado car. Young engineers who can boast about constructing, among others, an innovative motorcycle with electric drive, which proved unbeatable during the Smart Moto Challenge competition in Wrocław, they will soon start testing the Quarado car so that in summer time it can participate in the prestigious Formula Student competition. The presentation of the vehicle took place on 12 Wednesday,  December, at the Mrowisko Student Culture Centre.
     
    Industry representatives, sponsors and university authorities attended the presentation.
     
    The newest vehicle of the Student Scientific Club PolSl Racing - Quarado car - is a much improved and lighter version of the SW-01 car. The main goals that guided young scientists during its construction were primarily the improvement of car performance. They managed to achieve this by reducing the weight of the vehicle, as well as modifying the drive unit and chassis. It is related to the change of the concept of almost all car sub-assemblies.
     
    - Our main task was to build a car which would be 25% better in every aspect than the previous one. We were convinced that we could build a vehicle that would be able to compete with the best ones. The results of experimental research went beyond our expectations - said Maciej Marzec, the leader of the SW-02 project, during the presentation.
     
    The "revised" car weighs 220 kg, while the engine power has increased from 75 to 95 hp. It is therefore lighter than the original by 60 kg, which also translated into better acceleration. SW-02, or Quadro car, reaches 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds. SW-01 was 1 second slower.
     
    In the nearest future, the car will undergo a series of tests that will be a source of data, then drivers will have training to improve their skills at the competition, the next stage will be the implementation of development work, and then the introduction of modifications. Young engineers hope that in summer Quarado will take part in the Formula Student competition.
     

    Created: Friday, January 11, 2019 12:23 PM, by: Marianna Zając
    Friday, January 11, 2019
    Employees of the Silesian University of Technology with the prizes of the Minister of Science and Higher Education

    Professor Andrzej Nowak and Grzegorz Dziatkiewicz PhD, employees of the Silesian University of Technology, were conferred with one of the most prestigious awards of Polish science- the Award of the Minister of Science and Higher Education. It is awarded for outstanding scientific achievements, individual and collective didactic achievements and organizational success made in the last year. The ceremony of conferment of the awards took place in the Old Orangery in the Royal Łazienki Park.
     
    The minister's award for outstanding scientific achievements was conferred upon Professor Andrzej Nowak from the Faculty of Energy and Environmental Engineering at the Silesian University of Technology. Professor promoted 10 PhD students at the Faculty of Energy and Environmental Engineering. He reviewed 20 doctoral dissertations, 5 professor applications, including foreign applications.
    Mr Grzegorz Dziatkiewicz PhD, from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering received an award for the 1st degree scientific achievements.
     
    The prizes were established by the minister to distinguish scientists conducting significant research from the perspective of science, society and economy development. This is reflected in three categories in which they are awarded, i.e. in the category of basic research, in the category of research for the development of society and in the category of research for the development of the economy.
     
    In total, 69 representatives of the academic world were awarded.

    Created: Friday, January 11, 2019 12:10 PM, by: Marianna Zając
    Friday, January 11, 2019
    Student Inventors Competition

    Recruitment for the ninth edition of the National Student-Inventor Competition, organized by the Kielce University of Technology. The competition is addressed to students, PhD students and graduates who, during their studies, became the creators or co-authors of the invention, utility model or industrial design protected by an exclusive right or submitted for protection in the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland or the appropriate office for industrial property abroad.
     
    The organizers are also waiting for applications resulting from international cooperation, in which the co-creators are students of foreign universities.
    The winners of the competition will have the opportunity to present their solutions at the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva on 10-14 April 2019 and during the International Warsaw Invention Exhibition IWIS 2019.
     
    Applications need to be filed by 25th January 2019.
     
    For more information, please click here.
     

    Created: Friday, January 11, 2019 12:00 PM, by: Marianna Zając
    Friday, January 11, 2019
    A pass to a career for the sixth time

    The 6th edition of the "Corporate Readiness Certificate" (CRC) programme was launched under the auspices of the following companies: Accenture, IBM and ING Tech Poland in cooperation with the Silesian University of Technology. It is addressed to students who will gain the bases of practical knowledge in the IT field, get to know the business environment from the inside, will take an internship, thanks to which they will find their dream jobs faster. On 5 December, in the Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer, a meeting of representatives of the Silesian University of Technology and various companies took place. During this meeting, the 6th edition of the “Corporate Readiness Certificate” was officially inaugurated. The Student Career Office is the university coordinator of the cooperation.
     
    The meeting was chaired by the Vice Rector for General Affairs, Professor Bogusław Łazarz. Representatives of organizing companies, deans and vice deans of various departments of the Silesian University of Technology took part in the meeting. - I'm glad that this is the sixth edition of this successful programme - said Professor Lazarus, when welcoming the participants. - I hope that it will bring even better results than it did in previous years - he added.
     
    The CRC programme allows for faster student development, allows students to acquire practical knowledge and helps them to develop skills to function in a complex, modern business environment. - We do not hide the fact, that the recruitment is one of the main goals of the programme. We’ve already been lucky to cooperate with many CRC graduates in our companies - emphasized MS Justyna Kasprowska from Accenture during the presentation of the programme.
     
    The organizers of the programme aim also at changing students’ attitude towards working in large corporations and present it in a different light.
    The schedule of the programme anticipates entrance exams in March 2019. Classes will take place until June and will end up with exams. The end of the programme is scheduled for July.
     
    Participants of the programme will gain rapid development of skills and knowledge, they will gain the basics of practical knowledge in the IT field, get to know the business environment from the inside, frequently offered an internship in the company which organizes the programme. The CRC certificate is widely recognized among employers. The best students will be offered an apprenticeship or internship in partner companies.

    Created: Friday, January 11, 2019 11:48 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Friday, December 07, 2018
    Bertrand Piccard Doctor Honoris Causa of the Silesian University of Technology

    Dr. Bertrand Piccard - the first man who circled the globe by a plane powered entirely by solar energy, an extraordinary visionary and innovator –received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of the Silesian University of Technology. Our university decided to confer the highest academic dignity upon a man who, for many years, had been devoted to protection of the climate and the environment with great passion and commitment, who inspires people to change their perception of the world, who inspires scientists to create innovative solutions which aim at the development of environmentally friendly technologies. The ceremony took place on 5 December at the Education and Congress Centre of the Silesian University of Technology. The partners of the event were: Upper Silesia-Zagłębie Metropolis and the City of Gliwice.
     
    - For many years we have been following and admiring Dr. Bertrand Piccard’s activities, which inspire people all over the world to create innovative technological solutions, serve societies, improve living conditions and stimulate creativity in order to ensure decent life for future generations. Undoubtedly, solutions aimed at protecting the natural environment are currently a priority for the world of science - said Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk during the ceremony.
     
    Bertrand Piccard did not hide his emotions when receiving the award.
     - It is a great honour for me to receive such a title. The friendship of my family with Poland has lasted for three generations. Both, my grandfather and father were friends with Polish scientists. They had always emphasized significant tradition of science and aviation in Poland. That is why it is also a moment of great emotions for me- he said.
     
    Bertrand Piccard devoted his professional life to science. He circled the globe twice - first in a balloon and then by a plane of his own idea, powered exclusively by solar energy. By these achievements he intended to show that flying without using even a drop of fuel, and thus without harm to the environment, is possible. Together with his wife, they created the Solar Impulse Foundation, whose latest venture is the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions project, aimed at selecting 1000 projects not only environmentally friendly, but also financially viable for entrepreneurs.
     
    The result of cooperation among the Silesian University of Technology and the Solar Impulse Foundation, as well as the City of Gliwice and the Upper Silesia-Zagłębie Metropolis will be the development of the Centre for Climate and Environmental Protection, which will be established at Gliwice university. Its main mission will be extensive scientific and didactic activity and promotion of innovative technologies in the field of ​​climate and environmental protection, including among others, clean energy technologies. Bertrand Piccard’s Foundation will be the honorary patron of the activities carried out by the Centre.
    A letter of intent in this matter was signed during a press conference, which took place just before the ceremony of awarding the title of doctor honoris causa.
     
    - I wanted to sign a letter of intent with a reliable partner who will care for the protection of the environment. Today, there are people with passion who work on the same wave, the wave that carries energy. This is the value of a human being that works for the good. And this is here in Gliwice. It's not just this one day and an honour for me. Our intention is the cooperation. In our foundation, we determine which technologies are the best for the world to minimize the climate change. The Silesian University of Technology has all necessary resources to do it: experience, staff, students, opportunities and motivation. To illuminate something, you have to light a lot of candles, one candle is lit right here and now - said Dr. Piccard.
     
    Conferring the title of Doctor Honoris Causa upon Bertrand Piccard was accompanied by an interdisciplinary scientific conference "Innovative activities of the Silesian University of Technology for the protection of the climate and the environment", which began right after the ceremony. A new Doctor Honoris Causa of the Silesian University of Technology also participated in the conference.
     
    Online transmission from the ceremony available  here.
     
    Interview with Dr. Bertrand Piccard available here
     
    More information on scientific conference available here

    Created: Friday, December 07, 2018 9:41 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Friday, December 07, 2018
    Silesian University of Technology receives the Elsevier publishing prize for the second time

    Silesian University of Technology was awarded the Elsevier Research Impact Leaders Prize 2018 in the field of social sciences. The prize was awarded for the third time to those higher education institutions whose publications had the greatest impact on the perception of Polish science in the world. The award on behalf of the Silesian University of Technology was received in Warsaw by the Vice Rector for Science and Development, Professor Marek Pawełczyk.
     
    The award was justified by a very high participation level of publications in the most cited magazines and the citation rate related to it. Particular attention was given to publications in the field of restructuring.
     
    The intention of the Elsevier Award is to identify and honour universities which latest scientific and research papers in the period of 2015-2017 have the greatest impact on the perception of Polish science in the world. The prize promotes the high quality of research and their internationalization. The Jury of the prize takes into account the increase in the number of publications in the most prestigious scientific journals, publications with the participation of foreign co-authors and citation rates in a given discipline.
     
    The Elsevier Research Impact Leaders Award, awarded for the first time in 2016, is a part of the Elsevier global initiative to support research and development of science. The prize is a tribute to outstanding research institutions.

    Created: Friday, December 07, 2018 8:01 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Friday, December 07, 2018
    Positive accreditation of American educational agencies for doctoral dissertation defended at the Silesian University of Technology

    Doctoral dissertation of the student from the Department of Organization and Management, Michalene Grebski, titled "A comparative analysis of the organization and management of business incubator centres in the USA and Poland", written under the guidance of Professor Radosław Wolniak, in cooperation with Bożena Skotnicka-Zasadzień PhD, Eng. received two positive accreditations in the United States. Thanks to that, the doctoral degree awarded to Michalene Grebski at the Silesian University of Technology was recognized as equivalent to the doctoral degree given by American universities.
     
    Accreditations were issued by Jesef Silny § Associates, Inc. International Education Consultants in Miami and World Education Services.
     
    Michalene Grebski is an American of Polish origin living in Pennsylvania, USA. She completed her first degree studies at the Pennsylvania State University and a Master's degree at Rosemont College. She currently works as a lecturer at Northampton Community College. Her scientific interests concern innovation and creativity as tools to promote education and economic development.
     
    The obtained accreditations and cooperation with Michalene Grebski Phd is a great success of the Faculty, which creates new opportunities for the internationalization of educational and research activities.

    Created: Friday, December 07, 2018 7:58 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Friday, December 07, 2018
    Silesian University of Technology obtained a certificate for conducting training to obtain an airline pilot license

    Silesian University of Technology obtained the certificate of approval for the Academic Aviation Training Centre ATS POLSL, as a centre authorized to conduct training to obtain a license of a linear airplane pilot. ATO POLSL will train future pilots also at the Gliwice Airport. Thus, the Silesian University of Technology joined the honourable group of universities holding this type of aviation training centre.
     
    The President of the Civil Aviation Authority issued the certificate No. PL/ATO-78 for an indefinite period of time in accordance with article ARA.GEN.310 letter b of Annex VI (part-ARA) to EU Regulation 1178/2011 and following provisions of the Ministry of Infrastructure on the certification of civil aviation activities, taking into account the scope of the proposed training activity, authorizing to conduct flight training in ATPL (A ) - integrated training.
     
    On one hand, this certificate confirms the fact that ATO POLSL meets the requirements of the Regulation of the Commission (EU) No. 1178/2011 dated 3 November 2011 specifying technical requirements and administrative procedures for civil aviation crews in accordance with Regulation of the European Parliament and Council (EC) No 216/2008 (A relevant text to EEA). On the other hand, it indicates that ATO POLSL is permanently able to ensure the safe execution of training activities in civil aviation.

    Created: Friday, December 07, 2018 7:55 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Friday, December 07, 2018
    Silesian University of Technology with a mobile laboratory for air pollution measurements

    Owing to the commitment of Professor Janusz Kotowicz, Vice Rector for Collaboration with Civic and Economic Environment; Elwira Zajusz-Zubek PhD, DSc, Head of the Department of Air Protection at the Faculty of Energy and Environmental Engineering; Professor Józef Pastuszka and Zygmunt Łukaszczyk PhD Eng., director of CKI in Rybnik; Silesian University of Technology, has obtained funds for the purchase of a mobile laboratory for measuring the emission of air pollution.
     
    Half of the purchase, in the amount of PLN 398 thousand, was financed by the Regional Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Katowice and the other half by the Silesian University of Technology.
     
    Our university has gained a mobile laboratory for didactic and scientific purposes as well as a possibility to use the obtained measurements by local government units. The results will apply to forecasting of low emission and effective fight against smog.

    Created: Friday, December 07, 2018 7:53 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Friday, December 07, 2018
    Another distinction to our High Flyers!

    The High Flyers student association was awarded for the design of the HF-10 VTOL vertical takeoff and landing plane in the StRuNa competition, St-udencki Ru-ch Na–kowy (meaning: Student Scientific Movement), in the Project of the Year category. The final of the competition took place on 17 November, in Warsaw during the Icon 2018 Congress.
     
    The competition consisted of two stages. In the first stage, participants sent application forms with possible attachments. In the second stage, which took place on 17 November in Warsaw, the participants presented their project on the stage directly in front of the members of the jury, which included academic lecturers, members of non-governmental organizations, journalists and former members of scientific associations.
     
    The gala award ceremony in the StRuNa Competition took place on 18 November during the Interdisciplinary Congress of the Academic Scientific Movement "ICON 2 - New Challenges.
     
    The competition was held in six categories: Project of the Year 2018, Expedition of the Year 2018, Conference of the Year 2018, Scientific Society of the Year 2018, Debut of the Year 2018 and Scientific Supervisor of the Year 2018. It is part of the StRuNa Programme implemented under the patronage of the Minister of Science and Higher Education.

    Created: Friday, December 07, 2018 7:51 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Friday, December 07, 2018
    Silesian University of Technology will receive PLN 2 million from NAWA International Academic Partnerships

    Project of the Silesian University of Technology, headed by Dawid Janas PhD, DSc from the Faculty of Chemistry, was awarded within the NAWA International Academic Partnerships competition. It will be co-financed with the amount of PLN 2 million.
     
    The International Academic Partnerships Programme enables support for universities and scientific units by financing projects aimed at development of permanent solutions in the field of scientific, implementation and didactic cooperation introduced as part of international academic partnerships.
     
    The list of universities eligible for funding can be found here

    Created: Friday, December 07, 2018 7:45 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Wednesday, December 05, 2018
    Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer awarded with the Gold Emblem Prize of Quality International 2018
    Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer awarded with the Gold Emblem

    The Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer of the Silesian University of Technology (CITT) was awarded with the Gold Emblem Prize of Quality International (QI) 2018 gaining the winner title for the Highest Quality programme in the QI Services category, which is: top quality services for the Service Orders Office. CITT was highly rated by the Programme Jury especially for their activities related to implementation and promotion of the quality idea in all aspects of their activities.
     
    The award was handed in during the European Quality and Innovation Forum, which took place on Friday, 26 October at the Hotel Monopol in Katowice. During the ceremony, the prize was jointly received by the Vice Rector for General Affairs, Professor Bogusław Łazarz and CITT deputy director- Magdalena Letun-Łątka PhD Eng. The Programme Jury, in the justification for CITT award emphasized that “CITT plays a key role in managing intellectual property of the Silesian University of Technology, in commercializing research results, as well as in establishing and maintaining contacts with business environment. This is also done through awarding the Service Orders Office with the QI Medal. Both, the title Top Quality by Quality International and a certificate signed by patron institutions prove that the Silesian University of Technology apply the highest standards. They build competitive advantage on Polish and international markets. This QI emblem is a measurable help in building a positive image of the company.”
     
    The European Quality and Innovation Forum is an event addressed to scientific, business and local government communities. Its aim is to exchange information, experience and to integrate environments, as well as to develop strategic solutions and establish mutual cooperation among forum participants. During this year's edition the following subjects were discussed: Industry 4.0, economic patriotism, sustainable development and business in sport. Discussion panels were also attended by representatives of the Silesian University of Technology: Vice Rector for Science and Development Professor Marek Pawełczyk and Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Professor Anna Timofiejczuk.

    Created: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 9:25 AM, by: Krzysztof Gurgul
    Last modified: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 9:28 AM, by: Krzysztof Gurgul
    Thursday, November 08, 2018
    One of our researchers contributed to the detection of serious errors in D-link routers

    Błażej Adamczyk PhD Eng., from the Institute of Informatics at the Silesian University of Technology during his research has detected and published serious software errors in a total of eight models of D-Link routers, allowing for remote control over them.
     
    The researcher detected three security errors which could jointly lead to take control over routers. Combining all of them allows remote execution of arbitrary code in various devices. This means that a computer hacker can literally do everything with a dangerous device - from changing the configuration and the possibility of further attack of the internal network, through the use as an intermediary server and construction of a "botnet" network, even eavesdropping of the network traffic (including internal traffic of LAN network) along with registering passwords and redirecting calls.
     
    This discovery by Błażej Adamczyk PhD Eng. is widely commented in many major international portals dealing with network security. The company that produces D-link routers is already developing and implementing patches in the software.
     

    See here for more information.

    Created: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 12:31 PM, by: Marianna Zając
    Last modified: Thursday, November 08, 2018 10:01 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    An employee and students of the Faculty of Architecture at the Silesian University of Technology design a new Municipal Stadium of Katowice

    The project of an employee and students of the Faculty of Architecture of the Silesian University of Technology won the first prize in the International Competition for Urban Planning and Architecture for the Municipal Stadium Project in Katowice. Their idea met with great acceptance of the jury and will be implemented. The construction of the stadium will begin in two years.
     
    The authors of the project are: arch. Damian Radwański PhD Eng. from the Faculty of Architecture and Marius Schlesiona, who jointly form the RS-Architekci company. The following students of the Silesian University of Technology were also involved: Jakub Kapral, Karolina Rusek, Piotr Szenkowski and Marcin Woźnica.
     
    The new facility will be constructed in close vicinity of the A4 motorway, at the entrance to Katowice coming from the direction of Wrocław. The entire complex will consist of 6 training fields, a car park for 1.7 thousand of cars, football stadium for 15 thousand fans, multifunctional sports hall for approx. 3 thousand spectators, as well as other sports facilities of different functions.
     
    - The main part of the sports complex is the city stadium integrated together with the sports hall. They form one compact structure together. As for the audience, there will be four sloping grandstands (west, north, east and south?. The turf is equipped with heating, drainage, hydration, aeration, etc. Each of the stands is built of 20 rows, which will seat 15,000 fans in the future. Nearly 800 places separated in the north-east corner are intended for visiting guests. Over 500 places in the central part of the grandstand will constitute a VIP zone, and approximately 800 places located in the south-western corner will serve as a zone of the family sector. The integration of the roof drainage system with the pitch turf irrigation system were also assumed in the project- explains arch. Damian Radwański PhD Eng.
     
    The jury awarded the first prize for creating a homogeneous, integrated complex with minimalist architecture and an intimate scale, which uses the natural topography of the land and its natural conditions. - Opening this complex to the south, to greenery through the picturesque entrance square and the entrance avenue, they create a contemporary open space with characteristic features for the object. The work is fully consistent with the local zoning plan for this area. It is possible to implement the project without no further comments or changes to its study - we read in the justification.
     
    Works on the project began on 1 October. They will continue till the end of November 2019. Construction of the stadium will begin in 2020 and it is planned to continue till 2021.
     

    Created: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 12:29 PM, by: Marianna Zając
    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    PolSl Racing won another prize!

    Student Scientific Association PolSl Racing received the internet users' award in the KoKoN Scientific Association Competition for the following project: "Construction of an electric motorcycle PolSl eRacing "Elektra". The award was presented during the KoKoN 2018 solemn final gala, which took place on Saturday, 27 October, in Warsaw, as part of the Technical Universities Forum. Congratulations!

    There were 46 student projects submitted to the competition for the internet users’ prize. A total of over 3.5 thousand of votes were given. The project of an electric motorcycle, conducted by members of the team from the Silesian University of Technology PolSl eRacing turned out to be the unquestionable leader.

     

    - It is a great pleasure and honour for me to have the opportunity to collect this prize-said the chairman of PolSl eRacing team. The project for the construction of the "Elektra" motorcycle began in April early this year. Within a few months we were able to build a fully functional vehicle that was ready to compete with the projects of much more experienced teams from other technical universities. The culmination of our success was the victory at the SmartMoto Challenge Wrocław in the general classification of engines with a capacity of up to 8 kW. It was some sort of confirmation for us that we were on the right path. Today's award is another proof for me and I hope that it will constitute a kind of stimulus to develop further projects focused on electromobility - said Bartłomiej Urbański, leader of the PolSl Racing team, when receiving the prize.

     

    The nationwide KoKoN competition is addressed to students of technical universities operating in scientific associations. It is to encourage students to take part in scientific and social activities and to help integrate the student community and build dialogue between technical universities in Poland and external companies. The prizes were awarded in six categories: engineering project; conference; scientific research; innovation and new technologies; IT and Internet users' award.

     

    This nationwide KoKoN competition was organized by the Technical University Forum, which consists of student governments at Polish technical universities.

     

    Created: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 11:30 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    Representatives of universities from South Africa and Slovakia visited the Silesian University of Technology

    Representatives of the Silesian University of Technology met with representatives of the University of Johannesburg from South Africa and the University of Zilina from Slovakia. The meeting took place on 22 October at our university. New opportunities for cooperation among universities from South Africa, Slovakia and the Silesian University of Technology have been discussed.

     

    The following university representatives took part in the meeting: Rector of the Silesian University of Technology- Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk; Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering- Professor Paweł Sowa; Vice Dean for Science and International Cooperation of the Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science-MS Monika Kwoka PhD, DSc; Rector of the University of Johannesburg- Professor Tshilidzi Marwala; Vice Rector for Science and Research of the University of Zilina- Professor Pavol Rafajdus; Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Zilina- Professor Pavol Špánik and Professor Jan Harm Pretorius from the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment at the University of Johannesburg.

     

    The subject of the meeting was to define new fields of cooperation among universities from South Africa, Slovakia and the Silesian University of Technology. The cooperation is carried out in research, scientific and organizational fields. It will also be carried out through active participation in the work of the Programming Council of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Silesian University of Technology

     

    Created: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 10:43 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    The Silesian University of Technology has begun cooperation with the Henkel Company

    The Silesian University of Technology has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding cooperation with Racibórz company Henkel Polska Operations Spółka z o. o. On one hand, the aim of the MOU is to use the experience and scientific achievements of the Silesian University of Technology and on the other, to use the potential and position of the Henkel Company on the market. It is necessary for further activities, serving the good of both parties and the development of the region, as well as enabling students to take their internships. Representatives of both parties met in the rectory, on Wednesday, 24 October. The MOU was signed by the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk and the member of Henkel management board and director of the plant, Adrian Wycisk.

     

    The MOU covers the joint action of both parties in agreeing on the areas of research and development, mutual presentation and promotion of achievements, cooperation in employing graduates, exchange of experience in the field of knowledge management with special emphasis on the development of competences, gathering a team of specialists for strategic technical and organizational solutions and cooperation in improvement of educational programmes.

     

    The Silesian University of Technology have committed to include issues covered by Henkel's area of ​​activity in the student placement and internship programmes and to supervise the implementation of the internship /placement programme, as well as to take into account issues submitted by the employer in students’ thesis or to select outstanding students for future employment if the employer wishes to do so.

     

    Moreover, the Henkel Company, undertook to present a list of suggested  topics for master's thesis for students’ use and to enable students to undertake a diploma thesis on subjects indicated by the employer.

    The MOU was concluded for an indefinite period of time. 
     
     

    Created: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 10:40 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    13th International Conference on Boiler Technology

    On Tuesday, 23 October, the 13th International Conference on Boiler Technology 2018 has begun. This year the leading subject is "Current Issues in Boiler Construction
    and Operation", organized by the Institute of Power Engineering and Turbomachinery of the Silesian University of Technology with participation of RAFAKO SA, Sumitomo SHI FW Energia Polska and the Office of Technical Inspection.
     
    This cyclical conference, have been organized for 54 years now in a four-year cycle.
    It is considered by specialists as one of the largest thematic boiler conferences worldwide.
     
    This year, the conference gathered around 450 participants from 90 companies, including
    15 foreign companies. The conference is also attended by students who are members
    of scientific associations and students from abroad, studying under KIC InnoEnergy. Ninety five scientific papers will be presented at the conference.
     
    The opening ceremony was attended by: the Vice-Rector of the Silesian University
    of Technology for Collaboration with Civic and Economic Environment Professor Janusz Kotowicz, Miles Energeticae (Knight of Energy), Professor Taduesz Chmielniak, Professor Marek Pronobis and industry representatives: president of the management board of ENERGOPROJEKT S.A. Katowice Łukasz Grela, president of the management board
    of RAFAKO S.A. Agnieszka Wasilewska-Semail, president of the management board
    of Sumitomo SHI FW - Jarosław Mlonka.
     
    After opening session, there were historical ceremonies dedicated to Professor Pronobis’50th anniversary of academic activity awarding Professor with the medal of Professor Stanisław Ochęduszko by the Board of the Association of Students of Mechanical Engineering
    and Energy and Environmental Engineering Faculties, as well as the act of awarding
    the honorary title of Miles Energeticae to 19 nominated, outstanding representatives
    of the world of science and energy industry.
     
    After historical ceremonies, debates in thematic sections began, they will last till Friday,
    26 October.

    Created: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 2:57 PM, by: Marianna Zając
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    New collaboration with Erbil Polytechnic University from Iraq

    On 19 October 2018 at the rectorate of the Silesian University of Technology  a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed.

    The MoU was signed between the Silesian University of Technology represented by the Vice Rector for Science and Development, Professor Marek Pawełczyk and the Erbil Polytechnic University, represented by Vice President for Scientific Affairs, Doctor Nageb Toma Rassam.

    This expanded collaboration among Polish and Iraqi universities.

    Doctor Nageb Toma Rassam spent two days at our University visiting the following faculties: Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Automatic Controls, Electronics and Computer Science,  Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.

    We are very pleased to share experience, exchange views and we hope for fruitful collaboration in the future.

    Created: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 8:43 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Monday, October 22, 2018
    International Staff Week 2018

    Today, at the Silesian University of Technology, the "International Staff Week 2018" has begun.
     
    Thirty four university employees from all over the world came to the Silesian University of Technology to participate in the above-mentioned event organized by the International Relations Office as part of the implementation of the Erasmus + KA107 project.
     
    "International Staff Week 2018" will continue till the end of this week. Representatives of the following universities will participate: University of Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina), University of Sao Paolo (Brazil), Hanyang University (Korea), Ningbo University (China) and many others.
     
    For participants of "International Staff Week 2018", in addition to various meetings and lectures related to the Erasmus + KA107 project, a number of accompanying events have also been prepared, including Polish language course or a trip to the Guido mine in Zabrze. The participants of the event will also have the opportunity to taste delicacies from around the world, prepared by our foreign guests.

    Created: Monday, October 22, 2018 11:45 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Friday, October 19, 2018
    Sino-Polish Consortium Meeting at the Silesian University of Technology

    Representatives of Polish and Chinese universities met on Tuesday, 16 October 2018, at the Silesian University of Technology as part of the Sino-Polish University Consortium, the first Polish-Chinese academic consortium that was established last year under the “One Belt One Road” initiative. Participants talked about the role of the university in strengthening Polish-Chinese relations. During the meeting there was also a ceremony of conferring the title of honorary professor of the Silesian University of Technology to Professor Tang Boming, Rector of Chongqing Jiaotong University.

     

    The meeting at the Silesian University of Technology was attended by representatives of several dozen Chinese and Polish universities, including Beijing University of Technology, North China University of Technology, Tianjin University of Technology, AGH University of Science and Technology,  Universities of Technology such as: Silesian, Warsaw, Opole and many other universities.

     

    - The consortium may play an important role in Polish-Chinese relations. I hope for fruitful cooperation with our partners - said during the inauguration of the meeting, Professor Liu Gonghui, rector of the Beijing University of Technology.

     

    - Thanks to the consortium, a group of students and employees from Polish universities have already visited China and gained new contacts- emphasized the Vice-Rector for Science and Development Professor Marek Pawełczyk

     

    - I am very happy and proud that I’ve become a honorary professor at the Silesian University of Technology. It’s the first time, I’ve received such a title- said Professor Tang Boming

     

    The professor was appointed in recognition of his commitment to cooperation with the Silesian University of Technology, thanks to which, students and doctoral students took part in workshops and internships at Chongqing Jiaotong University. The professor plays also one of the key roles in managing the Sino-Polish University Consortium.

     

    Just before the meeting, the agreement between the Silesian University of Technology and Tianjin University of Technology was signed. The cooperation will mainly involve a broader exchange of students of both universities. Representatives of the Chinese university stressed that they hope for permanent relations and regular visits of students and employees of the Silesian University of Technology in China.

     

    Sino-Polish University Consortium was established in March 2017. The following rectors of three universities are at the head of the consortium: Professor Liu Gonghui, rector of the Beijing University of Technology, Professor Tang Boming, rector of the Chongqing Jiaotong University and Professor Marek Tukiendorf, rector of the Opole University of Technology. At present, the consortium comprises 27 universities from both countries.

     

    The Upper-Silesian-Zagłębie Metropolis was the partner of the event.

    Created: Friday, October 19, 2018 11:09 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Friday, October 19, 2018
    Silesian University of Technology expands cooperation with Chinese universities

    Silesian University of Technology have gained further academic cooperation partners from China.

    On Monday, 15 October 2018 an agreement with Beijing Information Science and Technology University and Beijing University of Technology was signed in the university rectorate. The cooperation will mainly refer to student exchange.

     

    The following rectors were the signatories to the agreement: on behalf of the Silesian University of Technology - Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk, on behalf of the Beijing University of Technology - Professor LIU Gonghui, on behalf of Beijing Information Science and Technology University - Professor WANG Xiuyan

     

    - I am very impressed with our visit to Poland. I am grateful for your hospitality and warm welcome. This agreement is a milestone in our cooperation - said Professor LIU Gonghui

     

     - We admire your achievements and look forward to our cooperation. It’s an honour for us to sign an agreement with a university that has such modern and well equipped laboratories - emphasized the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology.

     

    Under the scope of this agreement, signed with Beijing University of Technology, a student exchange programme will be created. Its aim is to enrich cultural and educational life of both universities. Students will be able to leave for one semester or for the entire academic year.
     
    The framework cooperation agreement with Beijing Information Science and Technology University, in addition to student exchange, will also include the exchange of academic staff, supervision of students during their internships in companies and joint research programmes.
     
    - Our cooperation had already begun in the mid-1980s, when we signed a cooperation agreement, and your university had a different name. Today we have opportunity to sign a new agreement and open the next chapter of our cooperation - said Rector Arkadiusz Mężyk.
     
    Each university has committed to appoint a programme coordinator who will be responsible for student exchange. On the part of the Silesian University of Technology, the Vice-Rector for Science and Development, Professor Marek Pawełczyk will be the coordinator.
     
    Representatives of Polish and Chinese universities took part in the Sino-Polish University Consortium meeting, which took place at the Silesian University of Technology, and in the 8th European Congress of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises.

    Created: Friday, October 19, 2018 11:04 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    Professor Anna Pazdur was bestowed with the title of honorary professor of the Silesian University of Technology

    Outstanding specialist in the field of geochronometry, including radiocarbon dating, Professor Anna Pazdur, from the Institute of Physics- Center for Science and Education, was bestowed with the title of honorary professor of the Silesian University of Technology handed in by the rector Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk. The ceremony took place during the inauguration of the academic year at the Institute of Physics.
     
    Professor Anna Pazdur was bestowed with the title of honorary professor "in recognition of the global significance of scientific achievements, as a model academic teacher for didactic achievements and a well-deserved organizer whose work contributed to development of the Silesian University of Technology."
     
    Professor Anna Pazdur is a graduate of the Jagiellonian University, in 1978 she defended her doctoral dissertation in physics, in 1990 she obtained her habilitation, and in 2001 – she was granted the title of Earth Science Professor.
     
    In 1995-2012 she was the head of the Radioisotope Division and the head of the Radiocarbon Laboratory in Gliwice. She dealt with radiocarbon dating, absolute time scales in earth sciences and archeology, radiocarbon and stable isotopes in the environment. For over 40 years, she was a lecturer of the basics of nuclear physics, nuclear radiation detection, general physics and isotope geochemistry, local environment problems.
     
    Professor Anna Pazdur is also an organizer of international "Methods of Absolute Chronology" conferences, as well as the editor-in-chief of the "Geochronometria" journal. She was also a supervisor of 9 doctoral theses.

    Created: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 11:17 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    October for students at the Silesian Museum

    Throughout October, all students will be entitled to visit the Silesian Museum
    at a nominal fee of 1 PLN upon presentation of a valid student ID.
     
    In October, on the occasion of another academic year commencement, all students will be entitled to visit the Silesian Museum for a nominal fee of 1 PLN. Last year, over 1600 visitors profited from this offer. This promotion is valid at the ticket office upon presentation of a valid student ID.
     
    The Silesian Museum in Katowice at 1 T. Dobrowolskiego Street is open every day from 10 AM to 8 PM, except for Mondays. The current offer for October exhibitions and events is available at https://muzeumslaskie.pl/pl/.

    Created: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 11:15 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Tuesday, October 09, 2018
    A student of the Silesian University of Technology with a scholarship of New Technologies for Girls!

    Nikola Beblik, a student of the first year of biomedical engineering at the Silesian University of Technology, was awarded a scholarship as part of the fourth edition of the "New Technologies for Girls" program, awarded by Intel and the Perspektywy Education Foundation. The scholarship ceremony took place on Thursday, October 4, at the Intel Research Center in Gdańsk. Congratulations!

     

    Nikola Beblik comes from Tarnowskie Góry. She is the only student from the Upper Silesia who received a scholarship this year within the "New Technologies for Girls" program.

    - I applied because, using my own example, I would like to promote programming and computer science among other girls - mainly younger ones who are still in primary school. I think that being a scholarship holder, I could use my own example to show that it is really worth it. Moreover, this scholarship is a great thing- I met a lot of extremely smart, young women with whom I share my own interests, I also visited the headquarters of Intel. The scholarship creates also an opportunity for summer internship at Intel, which I think is a great opportunity for development- says Nikola Beblik.


    The program "New Technologies for Girls" is an answer to a small number of women involved in the field of ​​new technologies, crucial for the development of the world. According to different approaches, the number of women involved in the IT industry ranges from a few to a maximum of 15 percent. The authors of the program- the Intel Company, a leader in new technologies market, and the Perspektywy Education Foundation who also organizes, among others, "Girls to the universities of technology" actions, who  decided to jointly offer their graduates and students a support program for their development -"New technologies for girls”.

    - This pioneering initiative on the Polish market aims to encourage girls to become interested in new technologies and education that is associated with their creation. We want to help talented high school graduates and students in planning and building a professional career in  technology industry or in science. The one that changes the perception of our common civilization future and examines the place of technology in the upcoming transformations-say the organizers.

     

    Scholarship holders will receive various substantive and financial support. They will be under the care of a mentor- experienced Intel employees. They will also receive a scholarship of 12,000 PLN gross, which will cover part of the expenses they incur in connection with their studies. Some of them will also be invited to participate in the internship program at Intel Technology Poland Sp. z o. o. in Gdansk, the largest R&D center on our continent.

    Created: Tuesday, October 09, 2018 11:01 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Tuesday, October 09, 2018
    13th edition of the Night of Scientists at the Silesian University of Technology coming soon!

    The Science Popularization Centre together with the City of Gliwice have a pleasure to invite you to the 13th edition of the Night of Scientists at the Silesian University of Technology. This year's edition of the Night of Scientists will take place on Saturday, October 13, from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM. This time, nearly 120 presentations have been planned by scientists from our university.

     

    Presentations for both, "the little and the big ones" have been prepared by specialized and qualified academic staff from the Silesian University of Technology. They will be presented at university campuses in three cities: Gliwice, Zabrze and Katowice.

                  

    Participants will experience a night of study, dominated by games and fun, laboratory presentations, scientific experiments, issues from the world of science and humanities, including: physical, chemical, electronic, mechanical and mining presentations, as well as unique dance classes and possibility to learn about German, English, Russian, French and Chinese cultures.

     

    During the Night of Scientists, participants of "My Dream Laboratory" and "My Dream Experiment" contests will have a chance to submit competition entries. They will be evaluated by November 9, 2018.

     

    Detailed information on the Night of Scientists is available at Night of ScientistsPL, Night of Scientists ENG, Facebook and Instagram.

     

    Event partner: the City of Gliwice, Jastrzębie Coal Mine Company (JSW SA).

     

    Honorary patronage: Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Board of Education in Katowice.

     

    Our sponsors: Euvic, Przedsiębiorstwo Energetyczno Cieplne Gliwice (PEC Gliwice), Aiut, Śląska Metropolitan Network (SSM), Katowice Special Economic Zone (KSEZ), Future Processing, VOIGT, Przedsiębiorstwo Wodociągów i Kanalizacji w Gliwicach (PWiK Gliwice), Rosomak S.A.

     

     Media patronage: TVP 3 Katowice, Dziennik Zachodni, Gliwice.NaszeMiasto.pl, Dzisiaj w Gliwicach.

    The Night of Scientists at the Silesian University of Technology is co-financed under the agreement 564/P-DUN/2018 from the funds of the Minister of Science and Higher Education designated for science dissemination activities.

    Created: Tuesday, October 09, 2018 10:59 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Tuesday, October 09, 2018
    Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, the Leader of Vocation

    Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk was granted the title of "Leader of vocation", awarded by the magazine "WHY Story". The award was handed in during the official gala, which took place on October 3 at the seat of the Polish Olympic Committee in Warsaw.

     

    The "Leader of vocation" prizes were awarded for the third time. They are awarded in the following categories: leader in business, social leader, local development leader, leader in sport, leader in culture and art, leader in medicine, leader in media, leader in science and leader in education management. Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk was awarded the title "Leader of vocation" in two categories – leader in science and leader in education management.

     

    - The title "Leader of vocation" is a great distinction and commitment for me. This distinction belongs to the whole community of the Silesian University of Technology, because in an increasingly visible way, we all become creators of technological and scientific progress. Having the privilege of running the university today, I am also aware that the potential that allows us to obtain such a position has been built for years. With all my heart, I would like to thank the employees and students of the Silesian University of Technology for this - emphasizes the rector of the Silesian University of Technology.


    These distinctions are aimed at identifying committed and charismatic managers - leaders in various fields: culture and art, sport, economy and social field, in order to promote positive attitudes and develop synergies of represented environments.

    - For many years, I have been carrying out interviews with city mayors, presidents, founders of charity organizations and enterprises, sports coaches, directors of scientific or cultural centers, as well as university rectors. I noticed, that some of them have extraordinary attributes of leaders with real vocation: positive energy, knowledge, which they want and can share with their colleagues, exceptional management skills with great passion and significant commitment - emphasizes Beata Sekuła, editor-in-chief of "WHY Story" magazine.

     

    The prizes were awarded to laureates during the "Leader of vocation" conference organized by WHY Media Group.

    Created: Tuesday, October 09, 2018 10:58 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Monday, October 08, 2018
    High Flyers Team from the Silesian University of Technology won the 5th place in Australia!

    The drone constructed by the team of High Flyers from the Silesian University of Technology won the 5th place in the international UAV Challenge Medical Express competition, which took place from 24 to 28 September in Australia, in the town of Dalby. The team from the Silesian University of Technology proved to be the best of all Polish and European teams! Congratulations!

     

    The main goal of the competition was to design and build an unmanned aircraft that had to carry out an exploration and rescue mission in the middle of nowhere in Australia. The goal of the mission was to transport a patient's blood sample in the most autonomous way from a distant farm to the laboratory. During the rescue mission, the drone had to fly from base to farm and back, covering a distance of 44,5 km, avoiding at the same time, forbidden areas that can be defined as high buildings or other moving unmanned objects.

    After three stages of qualification, 11 teams from among 55 teams from around the world took part in the final round.

     

    - After the first day of the competition, including a detailed technical check-up and presentation, our team occupied a high third place. After three days of competition flights, it turned out that the difficulty level of the mission was so high that none of the teams performed the whole task in full autonomy. Finally, Monash UAS from Australia won the general classification and our team got the high 5th place. It was the highest place among Polish and European teams competing in this year's competition - says the captain of the High Flyers team Zbigniew Gorol.

    UAV Challenge Medical Express is one of the most well-known and prestigious competitions in the field of autonomously controlled unmanned flying systems, which is organized by the University of Queensland and the Australian Institute for Research and Development. The importance of the competition can be demonstrated by the group of institutions and companies supporting the competition: Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Insitu Pacific, MathWorks and the Department of Defense of Australia.

     

    Participation in the competition is one of the elements of the project titled: "A system of autonomous flying platforms dedicated to rapid response tasks" carried out under the guidance of supervisors of the High Flyers student association: PhD Eng. Roman Czyba and PhD Eng. Marcin Lemanowicz, within the MNiSW project titled "The best of the best! 2.0" co-financed from the funds of European Social Fund under the Operational Program Knowledge Education Development.

    More information on the UAV Challenge Medical Express 2018 can be found on the competition website (competition website  ) and on the High Flyers website ( student association High Flyers )

    Created: Monday, October 08, 2018 1:47 PM, by: Marianna Zając
    Monday, October 08, 2018
    Silesian University of Technology inaugurated new academic year

    For the 74th time, the ceremonial "Gaudeamus Igitur" sounded at the Silesian University of Technology. Thus, the academic year 2018/2019 was officially inaugurated. The ceremony with the participation of the university authorities, invited guests, employees and students took place today in the Education and Congress Center.

    In the inaugural speech, the rector prof. Arkadiusz Mężyk emphasized that the commencing academic year will be a breakthrough for all Polish universities, including the Silesian University of Technology. - Yesterday, the new Act on Higher Education and Science entered into force, so called the Constitution for Science, which will significantly change higher education. The main goal of the new act is to create the best conditions for the development of Polish science, as well as to educate the staff of the future. “We treat the reform of higher education as an opportunity for the Silesian University of Technology. We intend to use it to the limits.”- emphasized Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk.


    During the solemn inauguration of the academic year, one of the most important moments is matriculation, i.e. the admission of new students to the academic community. This year, 6 666 students in 56 fields of study have begun education within the walls of our Alma Mater. Rector of the Silesian University of Technology in his speech has also addressed them. – “I would like our university to become a place of development for you in all aspects of life - intellectual, spiritual, sports or cultural. I am glad that you have trusted us and have chosen the Silesian University of Technology as a place where you will gain knowledge and skills that will allow you to fulfill your dreams and gain a profession that will give you satisfaction and stability in life.” - said Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk.

    The commencement of the academic year created also an opportunity to award the best graduates of the last academic year with Omnium Studiosorum Optimo medals.

    For the first time, the Award of the Social Council of the Silesian University of Technology was awarded for interdisciplinary and social involvement in scientific work. In the employee category, the awards were granted to PhD Eng. Katarzyna Harężlak and PhD Eng. Paweł Kasprowski for the contribution to the promotion of the university through research on the use of the movement of the eye to communicate. In student category - members of the SKN PolSl Racing scientific club  were awarded for the contribution to the promotion of the university.

    Traditional inaugural lecture, titled: "From grants to repayable instruments, which is how to finance innovations" was given by Professor Maciej Chorowski, director of the National Center for Research and Development. The professor addressed also students by saying:

    - “Do not be afraid to think in such a way that you immediately jump over those barriers which are still ahead of our generation. The prize will be for those who try to go beyond the paradigm” - summed up the director of the National Center for Research and Development.

    Created: Monday, October 08, 2018 1:46 PM, by: Marianna Zając
    Thursday, October 04, 2018
    Silesian University of Technology begins cooperation with German mining group

    have signed a cooperation agreement. It will be mainly carried out in the areas of research, education and human resources. New partners decided to join forces to jointly create a modern hard coal mine. The contract was signed on September 13 in the Rector's Office of the Silesian University of Technology.

     

    - We want to create the most modern mine using the latest technologies - emphasized during the meeting Heinz Schernikau, the president of HMS Bergbau AG, which has been active in the international mining industry, including Poland, for over twenty years. - We decided to carry out investments in Poland because we are convinced that the scientific research conducted here, including mining or coal processing is of the highest standard in the world - added the company's president.

     

    The rector of the Silesian University of Technology, professor Arkadiusz Mężyk, assured that the university is ready to conduct such projects. The Rector added that technologies for mining have been developed for years in many faculties of the university, not only in the field of exploitation of deposits, but also in in the areas of automation and mechanization of mining, coal utilization or processing and mining equipment production. - We are very much interested in developing modern mining technologies. This year, the Silesian University of Technology together with the Katowice Special Economic Zone created the Silesian Center of Industry Competence 4.0. Within this project, we also want to support the implementation of modern technologies in mining operations - said prof. Arkadiusz Mężyk.

     

    In addition to developing cooperation in the research and development area, the Silesian University of Technology also committed to educate HMS Bergbau employees, organize trainings using their own didactic base, perform expert opinions and analyses, and provide engineering staff for HMS Bergbau. On the other hand, the German company will provide internships to students, organize recruitment of engineering staff from among graduates of the Silesian University of Technology and enable students to write their diploma theses on topics related to the company related operations. Under the agreement, the new partners will also take joint actions to obtain financial resources, including EU funds, enabling effective and partner cooperation.

     

    The agreement was signed by the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, prof. Arkadiusz Mężyk and the chairman of the board of HMS Bergbau AG Heinz Schernikau.

    Created: Thursday, October 04, 2018 2:28 PM, by: Marianna Zając
    Thursday, October 04, 2018
    The Silesian University of Technology has gained a new business partner in Japan!

    Silesian University of Technology and the Japanese company Kyosan Electric Manufacturing have started their cooperation. It will be developed, among others, in the field of searching for solutions to current problems related to improvement of safety and fluidity of rail and road traffic. A letter of intent between the new partners was signed in the university rectorate on September 4.

     

    Kyosan Electric Manufacturing activity includes, among others,  production and sale of railway signaling systems and road traffic control systems, including automatic train control systems, automatic train stops, as well as management systems. The Japanese company is currently working on ARTEMIS technology, which exchanges information on road traffic load and traffic lights between signal control devices in real-time. The new business partner of Silesian University of Technology, counts on the university especially in the field of developing this technology.

     

    - Silesia is already a European area well known in Japan. It is known as a technologically developed region, as well as the region contributing to the development of technology and industry. “I would like to get involved in the action that will raise this rank even further. Our main goal will now be the development of technologies related to signaling in rail and road transport, whereas the main area of ​​interest will be the ARTEMIS technology” - said the president of Kyosan Electric Manufacturing, Tsutomu Tokodai, during the meeting.

     

    - “Transport problems are currently one of the most important areas that is being developed in our country”- emphasized the rector of the Silesian University of Technology. “Silesian agglomeration will carry out very intensive activities in this area, in particular. At the Faculty of Transport of the Silesian University of Technology solutions, in the field of traffic control, are created and then implemented. We are pleased to be involved in all activities and in all forms of cooperation - emphasized the rector of the Silesian University of Technology.

     

    Cooperation between new business partners will include exchange of ideas, know-how and experiences of both parties. Both the university and the company declare their willingness to cooperate in the field of scientific research and implementation works as well as general education.

     

    The letter of intent was signed by the rector of the Silesian University of Technology- prof. Arkadiusz Mężyk and the president of Kyosan Electric Manufacturing -Tsutomu Tokodai.

    Created: Thursday, October 04, 2018 2:27 PM, by: Marianna Zając
    Monday, October 08, 2018
    Silesian University of Technology hosted international delegation

    The delegation of the donor countries of the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2009-2014 and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 visited the Silesian University of Technology. The visit took place on Wednesday, September 12.

     

    The 32-member delegation included, among others, representatives of the Financial Mechanism Office in Brussels headed by director Henning Stirø, representatives of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway in Poland- Olav Myklebust and representatives of the Embassy and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iceland- Elin Sigurdadottir and Hrund Hafsteinsdottir, as well as Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lichtenstein in the EU- Helen Lorez. The Polish side was represented by the officials of the Ministry of Investment and Economic Development, headed by the director of the Department of Assistance Programs of the Ministry of Investment and Economic Development- Maciej Aulak.

    The guests were greeted by the Vice-Rector for Science and Development Professor Marek Pawełczyk, who talked about the Silesian University of Technology, next Ewa Steiman, deputy head of the technical and investment department, presented a presentation on the project "Reduction of CO2 emission and energy consumption in the buildings of  Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice by producing electricity and heat from renewable energy sources and replacement of internal lighting" and its results. Films related to photovoltaic installations located on the buildings of Silesian University of Technology were also presented. A very important part of the meeting was the presentation entitled "Project results as an inspiration for further work", prepared by the scientific team of the vice-rector for cooperation with the socio-economic environment of Professor Janusz Kotowicz. The presentation was presented by Daniel Węcel DSc, PhD, Eng., Mateusz Brzęczek DSc, PhD, Eng. and Wojciech Uchman MSc, Eng.. This speech was met with great interest of visiting guests. 

    Participants of the meeting from the Silesian University of Technology were the Vice-Rector for Science and Development Professor Marek Pawełczyk, dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Professor Anna Timofiejczuk, dean of the Faculty of Environmental and Energy Engineering Professor Andrzej Szlęk, associate dean for organization and development at the Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science Krzysztof Tokarz DSc, PhD, Eng., director of the Project Management Center Marcin Górski PhD, Eng. and the head of the Structural Projects Office, Anna Ober.

    Created: Thursday, October 04, 2018 2:19 PM, by: Marianna Zając
    Last modified: Monday, October 08, 2018 1:43 PM, by: Marianna Zając
    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    University-Elektra with double gold!

    The PolSl Racing university team won double gold and a special prize at the SmartMoto Challenge electric motorbike competition, which took place in Wrocław. The electric motorcycle constructed by students turned out to be unrivaled! Congratulations!

     

    The team from the Silesian University of Technology started in the category of 8 kW engine power. The young engineers took first place in the general classification in their category, the first place in dynamic competitions, and they won the best Smart System prize in the motorcycle, which includes telemetry, navigation and display of driving and engine parameters. The motorcycle from Silesian University of Technology was also the fastest of all motorcycles taking part in competitions, including 30 kW motorcycles, in the most demanding dynamic competitions - Enduro and Endurance, that is driving on the off-road track.

     

    - We are very pleased with the competition and results. Elektra - PolSl eRacing motorcycle - was created in just over 4 months and taking into account the time of completion, the effect exceeded our wildest expectations. We managed to win with experienced teams from Wroclaw University of Technology, AGH and RUDN from Moscow. I hope that this success will be the beginning of next SKN PolSl Racing projects focused on electromobility - says Bartłomiej Urbański, leader of the PolSl Racing team.

     

    SmartMoto Challenge is a prestigious international competition for electric motorcycles.  The universities from around the world compete with each other, design and build an electric motorcycle from scratch.

     

    The following representation of students and graduates from the Silesian University of Technology took part in the competition: Bartłomiej Urbański, Kamil Stencel, Jakub Gruszczyk, Dawid Kisielewski, Bartłomiej Michna, Szymon Szczech, Łukasz Okoń and Grzegorz Rasek. The construction of Elektra also involved: Jan Kruczek, Mateusz Sowa, Kuba Fochtman, Artur Ziemianin, Sebastian Borek, Aleksandra Musioł, Paweł Szczech, Radosław Smalec and Krzysztof Adamczak.

    Created: Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:21 PM, by: Marianna Zając
    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    Congress of Visegrad Clusters

    The first edition of the Congress of Visegrad Clusters will take place on 25 and 26 September at the Education and Congress Center of the Silesian University of Technology. The leading topics during the congress will include the aviation-armaments-space sector, ICT, biotechnology and electromobility.

    The main purpose of the event is to exchange information between innovative enterprises and the integration of clusters and cluster initiatives, entities operating in clusters from the Visegrad countries, which aims to help increase their competitiveness and equal development opportunities through the exchange of experience. Silesian University of Technology is a co-organizer of the conference.

    The program includes discussions on innovation in clusters, key clusters, financing clusters in the EU and the countries of the Visegrad group, on smart specializations as well, international cooperation and exports , electromobility and motorization.

    Detailed information on the event website.

    Created: Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:17 PM, by: Marianna Zając
    Friday, January 11, 2019
    European Technology Forum coming soon!

    The European Technology Forum will take place on 26 and 27 September in Katowice – an event, during which a wide range of specialists will discuss about the European research and technology policy. The Forum will host plenary sessions and four thematic conferences, including the "Industry 4.0" conference organized by the Silesian University of Technology.

    The main purpose of the European Technology Forum is to discuss the priorities of European science and technology policy and funding mechanisms for research and technological development, in particular, expected to be implemented under the 7-year Horizon Europa program, as well as the analysis of synergies between Horizon Europa and other EU and national programs in the fields of research, innovation and competitiveness. Experts will also discuss about the promotion of creating various types of networks and partnerships - both by industry, science, and public authorities - to avoid duplication of efforts and set common research and development purposes. During the event, there will also be presented the objectives of the Responsible Development Strategy for Poland in the field of research and innovation,  which should be achieved in the perspective of 2020 and 2030, and the discussion on how to implement them, with particular reference to large projects.

    There will be plenary sessions and four thematic conferences: "Innovative medicine", "Industry 4.0", "From waste to resources" and "Future of transport", as part of the event.

    The "Industry 4.0" conference, organized by the Silesian University of Technology, will take place on 27 September. During the event, the Rector prof. Arkadiusz Mężyk will present a lecture on breakthrough technologies and perspectives on technological development. There will be held several panel discussions concerning, among others, new information technologies in industrial applications, standards and cooperation between science and economy in the era of Industry 4.0, as well as challenges and barriers to the development of intelligent production and technology systems. The development intentions and offers of leading Polish enterprises, research institutes and research and development centers in the sector of industry services and technological devices will also be presented.

    Detailed information can be found on the website of the European Technology Forum.

    Created: Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:15 PM, by: Marianna Zając
    Last modified: Friday, January 11, 2019 10:15 AM, by: Krzysztof Gurgul
    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    Silesian University of Technology has gained a business partner of Japan!

    The Silesian University of Technology and the Japanese company Kyosan Electric Manufacturing start cooperation. It will be developed, among others in the field of searching for solutions to current problems related to improving the safety and fluency of rail and road traffic. A letter of intent between the new partners was signed on September 4 in the university rectorate by the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology prof. Arkadiusz Mężyk and the President of Kyosan Electric Manufacturing -Tsutomu Tokodai.

    The activities of Kyosan Electric Manufacturing include production and sale of railway signaling systems and traffic control systems, including automatic train control systems, automatic train stops and management systems. The Japanese company is currently working on ARTEMIS technology, which exchanges information on traffic and traffic lights between real-time signal control devices. The new business partner of the Silesian University of Technology counts primarily on cooperation with the university in the field of developing this technology.

    -          Silesia is already a well-known European area in Japan. It is known as a technologically developed region, as well as contributing to the development of technology and industry. I would like to strongly engage in action that will further increase this rank. Our main goal now will be development of technologies related to signaling in rail and road transport, while the main area of interest will be ARTEMIS technology – said, during the meeting, Tsutomu Tokodai.

    -          Transport problems are currently one of the most important areas that is being developed in our country - emphasized the Rector of the SUT. - In particular, the Silesian agglomeration will conduct very intensive activities in this area. The solutions in the field of traffic control are created and then implemented at the Faculty of Transport of the Silesian University of Technology. We are pleased to be involved in all activities and all forms of cooperation - said the rector of the SUT.

    Cooperation between new business partners will rely on exchanging ideas, know-how and experiences of both parties. The university and the company both declare their willingness to cooperate in the field of research and implementation work as well as general education.

    Created: Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:13 PM, by: Marianna Zając
    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    Silesian University of Technology awarded with "Super Silesia Brand"

    Silesian University of Technology was awarded the prestigious "Super Silesia Brand" Award in the 9th edition of the "Silesia Brand" competition, organized by RCCI and the Marshal's Office of the Silesian Voivodeship. This award was received by the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, prof. Arkadiusz Mężyk during the 24th Gala of The Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Gliwice, which took place on September 1 at the sports and entertainment hall "Arena Gliwice".

    Organizers of the competition who granted the honor of our university, emphasized that the Silesian University of Technology is one of the leading technical universities in Poland and one of the best academic institutions in the country.

    The Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, taking the statuette, pointed out that it is a very valuable distinction for the Silesian University of Technology and that he is pleased that the effects of hard work of the entire academic environment of our university are becoming more visible. He also stressed that an extremely important element of the Silesian University of Technology's mission it also actively influences the development of the region and local communities.

    The purpose of the "Silesia Brand" competition is to promote the Silesian region, and thereby increase its economic, cultural, scientific and political attractiveness. It honors institutions, companies and people who have a real influence on the development of the Silesian Voivodeship. The prizes are also awarded to active, enterprising and socially responsible personalities who have made an unquestionable contribution to the promotion of Silesia. This year prizes were awarded in 14 categories.

    Created: Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:11 PM, by: Marianna Zając
    Monday, July 09, 2018
    The Silesian University of Technology hosted the consultative conference "Study in Poland"

    The Silesian University of Technology hosted a consultative meeting of universities participating in the "Study in Poland" program. The event took place on 25 and 26 June in Zabrze and gathered representatives of universities from all over Poland. The aim of the conference was to summarize the implementation of the "Study in Poland" program in the last academic year, as well as to discuss plans for 2018/2019 and priorities for 2019-2021.
     
    On the first day of the meeting, the Committee on International Cooperation of the CRASP was held. On the second day, the program's conference was opened jointly by the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, professor Arkadiusz Mężyk, president of the Educational Foundation "Perspektywy" Waldemar Siwiński and by professor Jan Bardukiewicz, Vice-Rector for International Cooperation and International Projects at the University of Wrocław, member of the International CRASP Commission.
     
    During the meeting participants discussed, among others, the subject of "Study in Poland" educational missions to priority markets. The prospects and possibilities of the Uzbekistan market, challenges and new solutions for Polish universities in the Indian market as well as the Ukrainian students in Poland were discussed.
     
    The coordinator of the "Academy of Internationalization" Joanna Domagała talked about the plans of the academy for the academic year 2018/2019. As the organiser of the "Study in Poland" program "Perspektywy Education Foundation" emphasizes - the passing edition was exceptional in many respects: from the launch of the "Internationalization Academy", where the most current and demanding topics in the internationalization of Polish higher education are discussed through record interest in the conference "Foreign Students in Poland 2018", which took place in January at the Silesian University of Technology, up to educational missions aimed at opening new recruitment markets: Uzbekistan and India.

    Created: Monday, July 09, 2018 8:32 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Last modified: Monday, July 09, 2018 9:41 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Monday, July 09, 2018
    Awards in the PROGRES 3 Consortium competition distributed

    The award ceremony for "The Best Progress 3 Master Thesis Award 2017" competition, organized as part of the Progres 3 consortium activities, took place on Tuesday, July 3, during the BIN@Gliwice2018 conference at the Education and Congress Center.
     
    The awards were presented to the winners by the Vice-Rector for Science and Development of the Silesian University of Technology, prof. Marek Pawełczyk. In the Economics and Finance category, a graduate of the Silesian University of Opava - Nicola Rusková won. In the next categories, the first place was taken by the graduates of our university. Jakub Bodys won the category of Raw Materials, Energy and Environment, in the category of Health and Applications in Healthcare - Kamila Dydlińska, while in the category of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering - Krzysztof Kubiczek. In the category of Competitive Engineering and Materials Research, Paulina Cieśla took first place.
     
    The Progres 3 consortium includes fifteen universities from three countries - Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Each of the consortium's universities could submit up to two entries to the competition in each of the five thematic categories. The winners of the best master's theses received prizes of 1 000 PLN. Congratulations!

    Created: Monday, July 09, 2018 8:04 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Last modified: Monday, July 09, 2018 9:30 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Friday, July 06, 2018
    Koya University as a new partner of the Silesian University of Technology

    Koya University as a new partner of the Silesian University of Technology

    Silesian University of Technology has concluded a cooperation agreement with the Koya University (Iraq,
    Kurdistan Region).
    The ceremonial meeting took place on July 2 in the Rector's Office of the Silesian University of Technology.
     
    Dr. Walaa Jawdat Al-Jaf - professor at Koya University and initiator of cooperation, Ahmed Khalil Ahmed Al-Ani, acting as ambassador of Iraq in Poland and Abdul Jabbar Koubaisy - director of the Muslim Culture Center in Warsaw, took part in the meeting from Koya University. The Silesian University of Technology was represented by the Vice-Rector for Science and Development professor Marek Pawełczyk and head of the Foreign Relations Office Grzegorz Kłapyta, PhD.
     
    Silesian University of Technology and Koya University declare the will to cooperate primarily in the field of didactics and research. Both universities will engage in activities and programs that can contribute to their development and development of cooperation between them.
     
    During the meeting, the Vice-Rector for Science and Development emphasized that the Silesian University of Technology has been cooperating with universities in Iraq for years. At our university, Iraqi students have studied, and now a distinguished young scientist is a PhD student from Iraq. - I hope that Iraqi students who have improved their skills at the Silesian University of Technology and then returned to the country, will spread a good word about our university and use their knowledge, and thus it will be the beginning of our long-term cooperation - emphasized prof. Marek Pawełczyk.
      
    The agreement was signed for five years.

    Created: Friday, July 06, 2018 12:26 PM, by: Marianna Zając
    Last modified: Friday, July 06, 2018 12:33 PM, by: Marianna Zając
    Tuesday, June 05, 2018
    Silesian University of Technology one of the best universities in Poland!

    Silesian University of Technology took 4th place among technical universities and 9th place among all universities in Poland in the Ranking of Universities Perspektywy 2018! Our university has achieved a significant rise compared to last year and received the AWANS 2018 special award!

    Ranking of Universities Perspektywy is published for the 19th time. It consists of four rankings reflecting the diversity of Polish universities: the ranking of academic universities, the ranking of non-public universities, the ranking of state-owned higher vocational schools, and the ranking of fields of study.  

    Silesian University of Technology noted a significant rise compared to last year and was in the top ten of the best academic universities in the country! In this year's ranking, our university took a high, 9th place, while last year 13th and two years ago 19th. Such a significant qualitative leap of the Silesian University of Technology was appreciated this year by the chapter of the ranking, which granted our university a special award - AWANS 2018. At the same time, our university is ranked highest among all higher schools in Silesia.

    - Such a high position of the Silesian University of Technology in the most important ranking of universities in Poland is a great success and the effect of hard work of the entire academic environment of our university and a reason to be proud of all our employees and students. We will certainly continue to grow dynamically, using our enormous scientific and didactic potential - says prof. Arkadiusz Mężyk, rector of the Silesian University of Technology.

    Created: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 11:55 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    Students of electronics and telecommunication were awarded in an international Digilent Design contest

    Students of the Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science Przemysław Mazur, Robert Nawrath and Marcin Beberok are the third place winners in an international competition Digilent Design Contest, which took place on May 12 and 13 in Romania. Congratulations!

    It was already the 14th edition of the competition aimed at students who are interested mainly in the design of the hardware layer and its implementation in programmable systems. The project was developed under the supervision of prof. Robert Czerwiński, PhD, DSc and Miroslaw Chmiel, PhD as part of the Students' Scientific Circle of Electronics after a multi-stage selection was finally presented in the narrow final, gaining the recognition of a group of specialists related to FPGAs.

    Young engineers: Przemysław Mazur, Robert Nawrath and Marcin Beberok are students of electronics and telecommunication at the Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science. An integral part of the designed system was the programmer with the operator panel. As part of the presentation, students wrote a demonstration program.

    Created: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 1:19 PM, by: Marianna Zając
    Last modified: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 1:20 PM, by: Marianna Zając
    Thursday, May 24, 2018
    Academic Staff Week at the Silesian University of Technology

    About 50 university employees from all over the world came to the Silesian University of Technology to take part in the Academic Staff Week event, which was organized by the Academic Mobility Office as a part of the project of non-EU academic mobility Erasmus + KA107.

    The event began on Monday and will last until the end of the week. Among the participants there are  representatives from all over the world, e.g. from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, Kyrgyzstan, Uruguay and Ethiopia.

    The program included both meetings on current issues related to the Erasmus + KA107 project, as well as seminars and lectures, which will be hosted by our foreign guests for students at several faculties of the Silesian University of Technology.

    There are also a number of accompanying events planned for the Academic Staff Week participants. On Monday they could participate, among others in a short Polish language course organized especially for them, and on the next day there is a trip to the Silesian Beskids. The participants of the event also had the opportunity to taste delicacies from around the world, prepared by our foreign guests.

    Created: Thursday, May 24, 2018 7:54 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Salamanca - the world capital of higher education – 4th International Meeting of Rectors "Universia"

    Over 600 rectors and academic teachers from all over the world, politicians, entrepreneurs and representatives of international institutions will take part in the 4th International Meeting of Rectors "Universia", which will be held on May 21-22 in Salamanca. The meeting will also be attended by the Vice-Rector for Science and Development of the Silesian University of Technology, prof. Marek Pawełczyk.

    For two days, the Spanish city of Salamanca will become the world capital of higher education as the organizer of the 4th International Meeting of Rectors "Universia". As part of the event, over 600 rectors and representatives of the academic community from 26 countries will take part in panel discussions focused on three main topics: "Teaching and learning in the digital world", "Scientific research: paradigm under supervision?" and "Contribution of university to social development". In these days, the University of Salamanca will also celebrate the 800th anniversary of its existence under the slogan "University, Society and Future."

     - The meeting of representatives of so many outstanding universities from different regions of the world, with different traditions and experience, gives the unique opportunity to conduct a very broad discussion on important topics regarding the organization of university operation, modern didactic methods based on research and the role that universities play in society - emphasized prof. Marek Pawełczyk, Vice-Rector for Science and Development at the Silesian University of Technology.

    Santander Universidades' commitment to the organization of the International Meeting of Rectors in 2018 reflects Banco Santander's contribution to the development of higher education, universities and students. Meeting in Salamanca gives the opportunity to strengthen cooperation, exchange of knowledge and experience, and to honor the achievements of the academic community. It is also a good opportunity to work together in response to the challenges faced by universities - said the director of the Santander Universidades program, Matías Rodríguez Inciarte.

    In Poland Santander Universidades has been operating since 2011 and is run by the Western Bank. As a unique program of supporting higher education, it offers a wide range of international experience exchange in networks of over 1,000 universities around the world, including over 50 from Poland.

    Discussions held during the 4th International Meeting of Rectors "Universia" can be followed on social media or on the official website dedicated to the event. As part of the summary of the event, the "Letter from Salamanca" will be published with the main conclusions and proposals for action in the pursuit of creating a university of the future and the implementation of university missions, i.e. supporting progress and social development.

    The 4th International Meeting of Rectors "Universia" is sponsored by Banco Santander, realizing the largest investments in education in the world (Varkey / UNESCO-Fortune 500 Report). In the Santander Universidades program, which is run by Bank Zachodni WBK in Poland, the Santander Group cooperates with over 1000 universities in 21 countries and with over 1,300 Latin American universities as part of the Universia program

    Created: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 7:48 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Last modified: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 7:51 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Establishment of The Polish-German Center for Hybrid Lightweight Structures

    Experts from Germany and Poland, including the Silesian University of Technology, will jointly conduct research on new materials and hybrid constructions. The ceremonial signing of the agreement on the establishment of the Polish-German Center for Hybrid Lightweight Structures was held on 17 May at the City Hall in Gliwice.

     

    The agreement, resulting from the letter of intent signed in August last year, was concluded between the Silesian University of Technology, the city of Gliwice, the Katowice Special Economic Zone, the Federation of Aviation Companies "Bielsko" (coordinator of the Silesian Aviation Cluster), the Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology of the

    Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), and the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg.


    Cooperation between representatives from the area of science, industry and self-government from Poland and Germany is aimed primarily at the development of modern technologies for the design of lightweight constructions as well as education in this field. The establishment of the Center is a response to the expectations of modern industry regarding the development of innovative material technologies and the rapid commercialization of research results.

     

    - Material engineering is one of the pillars of civilization development. This is both about the development of new materials, as well as their application in the design of new systems, in order to reduce the mass of the construction while increasing their strength. It turns out that through appropriate technological treatment and the appropriate shape of the structure, we are able to obtain much better strength parameters than in the case of elements made of solid material. That is why hybrid constructions are increasingly used in the high-tech industry, especially in the automotive or aerospace industries - explains the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, prof. Arkadiusz Mężyk.


    At the Silesian University of Technology for several years, research has been carried out on homogeneous as well as hybrid and composite materials, used for constructing lightweight constructions. The establishment of the Polish-German Center for Hybrid Lightweight Structures and even closer cooperation with the Center's partners will undoubtedly help these activities to intensify.

    Created: Monday, May 21, 2018 10:18 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Last modified: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:30 PM, by: Marianna Zając
    Monday, May 21, 2018
    Delegation from the Japanese company Sumitomo Heavy Industry

    Silesian University of Technology hosted a delegation from the Sumitomo Heavy Industry. The board members of the Japanese company visited our university on 15 May at the invitation of prof. Janusz Kotowicz, Vice-Rector for Collaboration with Civic and Economic Environment. The purpose of the visit was to familiarize the guests with the scientific and research potential of the Silesian University of Technology.

    The meeting was attended by the Rector prof. Arkadiusz Mężyk, Vice Rectors: prof. Janusz Kotowicz and prof. Marek Pawełczyk, Vice Presidents of Sumitomo heavy Industry: dr Yoshiyuki Tomita, Toshihiko Chijiiwa and Toshiyuki Okoshi, as well as Jaroslaw Mlonka, president of the board of Sumitomo SHI FW Energia Polska S.A. The meeting was also attended by the dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, prof. Anna Timofiejczuk and Vice-Dean prof. Wojciech Sitek.

    At the beginning of the meeting, the Rector presented our university, focusing on modern technologies developed at the Silesian University of Technology. Then, a representative of Sumitomo Heavy Industry, Dr. Yoshiyuki Tomita told about the history and areas of activity of the company. These speeches were a platform for discussions that took place later in the meeting.
    The second part of the visit took place at the faculties
    of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering as well as at the Center of New Technologies, where guests were guided by Vice Rectors: prof. Marek Pawełczyk and prof. Tomasz Trawiński.

    At the Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science were presented topics related to computer science, robotics and the Internet of Things, while at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering on materials science and medical equipment. Guests also had the opportunity to see selected laboratories of both faculties.

    Sumitomo Heavy Industries is a global company operating in the fields of: energy, distribution and power control, plastic machines, bioengineering and medical equipment, mechatronics, defense systems, water and sewage engineering, steel and process constructions.
    Sumitomo SHI FW is a leading and one of the most experienced companies in the field of modern technologies of fuel combustion in an environmentally friendly way and obtaining energy from biomass and waste.

    Created: Monday, May 21, 2018 10:16 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Thursday, May 17, 2018
    Title of Doctor Honoris Causa for the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology

    Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk, Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, received a title of Doctor Honoris Causa of the University Gheorghe Asachi in Iasi, Romania. The award ceremony took place on 10th of May in the main hall of the university.
     
    The title of Doctor Honoris Causa was awarded to professor Arkadiusz Mężyk in recognition of his contribution to the development of industrial engineering, especially in the field of mechatronics, and for his contribution to the development of cooperation with the Faculty of Machine Production and Industrial Management at the Technical University of Iasi.
     
    During the ceremony, professor Arkadiusz Mężyk delivered a lecture on the optimization and integration of mechatronic systems.
     
    The University of Gheorghe Asachi in Iasi is one of the largest and the most dynamically developing technical universities in Romania, and its roots date back to 1813.

    Created: Thursday, May 17, 2018 11:09 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Last modified: Thursday, May 17, 2018 11:10 AM, by: Marianna Zając
    Wednesday, May 09, 2018
    French-Polish cooperation opportunities

    Following the recent visit of Mr. Christophe Paoli, Attaché for Scientific and Academic Cooperation of the French Embassy in Poland, our University has received several cooperation opportunities. As Mr. Paoli underlined, the main tools for cooperation are: double degree programs, scholarships, France Alumni Pologne program and cooperation in research.

    The French government is willing to financially support double degree programs between Polish and French universities. According to the embassy’s reports, to date, there have been 78 double degree programs facilitated within this project, mostly in the 2nd circle of study (Master). The report also shows, that the most popular fields of study, as for now, were: Management, Engineering Sciences, Linguistics, Law, Physics and Political Science.

    In terms of scholarships, the French government also offers financial support of even EUR 450.000 per year, whereas for a Master-study candidate, monthly amount of scholarship would equal to EUR 767, and for PhD candidate – EUR 1060. Scholarships include insurance, accommodation access, monthly allowance and tuition fees.

    The France Alumni Pologne is a network of 1,300 former Polish students (including double diploma students and scholars) or French-speaking professionals. The network gives both former students and companies access to a World Wide Platform gathering over 100,000 members. All over the year, numerous networking events are also organized to discuss and spread different ideas related to Polish-French cooperation.

    Finally, when it comes to research cooperation, a good example could be the “Polonium” bilateral program, the aim of which is to support mobility of French and Polish research teams for the time period of 2 years. In 2017, 42 projects were already supported by means of this program, all of which were selected through a call for projects.

    Main domains in 2017 included such fields as: chemistry, physics, technology of information and communication, medicine-biology, agronomy, humanities, engineering sciences and science of universe.


    For more information, you can contact the staff of the French Embassy in Poland:

    Coordinator for Science, responsible for French government scholarships:

    Thibaud Dubrule thibaud.dubrule@diplomatie.gouv.fr

     

    Coordinator for Science and Academic Cooperation:

    Joanna Lora joanna.lora@diplomatie.gouv.fr

     

    Coordinator for Academic Cooperation:

    Anne Kasprzack anne.kasprzack@diplomatie.gouv.fr

     

    Or visit the following websites:

    www.ambafrance-pl.org

    www.institutfrancais.pl

    Created: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 12:16 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    Joint Workshop ATH-PoliTo-SUT on automotive sector

    On 9-10 April, 2018, University of Bielsko-Biala (ATH), Politecnico di Torino from Italy, and Silesian University of Technology participated in a joint workshop, which took place at the University of Bielsko-Biala on 9 April and at the Silesian University of Technology on 10 April.

    Presentations showed during the workshop are available here.

    Created: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 2:38 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    Polish Language Summer School

    Foreign Languages Centre and the College of Social Sciences and Foreign Languages of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice would like to invite everyone interested in taking part in the Summer Course of Polish for Foreigners, which will take place on 2-15 July, 2018, at our University.

     

    The course is designed for adult learners at various levels, from A1 to B2 (as defined by Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), as well as for SUT’s students who would like to improve their knowledge of Polish.

     

    The course aims not only to improve the language, but also explore history and the most important historical sights of Upper Silesia.

     

    Upon completion, each participant will be given a certificate of attendance.

     

    Detailed information abot the programme, as well as the application process can be found on the following websites:

    https://www.polsl.pl/en/Pages/PolishSummerSchool.aspx

    http://www.polsl.pl/Jednostki/RJM1-SJO/Strony/Letnia_Szko%C5%82a_ang.aspx

    Created: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 8:50 AM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Last modified: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 8:50 AM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Monday, April 23, 2018
    InnoEnergy Master's School - Energy Transition Business Camp

    If you are currently a bachelor degree student or a fresh graduate and you are interested in the development of the energy industry, why don’t you join an innovative bootcamp in the heart of Energiewende, that will take place this summer. The Energy Transition Business Camp in Karlsruhe will allow you to pitch your ideas, put them to their best, validate them and build your entrepreneurship network.

     

    If you see your future in the field of sustainable energy, come join us in Karlsruhe. We want to hear ideas and opinions of young forward-thinking engineers.

     

    The Axel x InnoEnergy Energy Transition Business Camp will take place in Karlsruhe, in the Upper Rhine Valley (Germany), on July 26-29, 2018.

     

    Applications are now open. For more information visit the event’s website:

    https://sqore.com/opportunity/the-energy-transition-business-camp

    Created: Monday, April 23, 2018 1:53 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Friday, April 20, 2018
    Silesian University of Technology one of the best technical universities in Poland

    Two fields of study at the Silesian University of Technology – namely Environmental Engineering at the Faculty of Energy and Environmental Engineering and Logistics at the Faculty of Organization and Management – ranked higher in Poland in the ‘Perspektywy 2018’ Engineering Studies Ranking.

     

    I total, 5 study programmes at the Silesian University of Technology reached the top of the ranking in their respective categories this year. Transport major at the Faculty of Transport rated second, and Biotechnology at the Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science ranked third, just like Electrical Engineering at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering.

     

    Our University reached the Top Four of the best technical universities. In this year’s edition, the largest number of faculties in the top three of each of the 21 ranked disciplines were four universities: Warsaw University of Technology (10 faculties ranked 1st, 7 ranked 2nd and 4 ranked 3rd), AGH University of Science and Technology (respectively: 8-7-2), Silesian University of Technology (2-1-2) and Wroclaw University of Technology (1-4-5).

     

    ‘Perspektywy 2018’ Ranking of Engineering Studies is the first ranking in history addressed to a precisely selected group of recipients, ambitious candidates for technical studies, interested in obtaining the title of engineer and master in the most renowned faculties of Polish technical universities.

    Created: Friday, April 20, 2018 2:37 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Friday, April 20, 2018
    SUT has another global cooperation partner

    Silesian University of Technology has signed a cooperation agreement with Johnson Matthey Battery Systems – one of the largest suppliers of lithium-ion batteries in Europe. The contract was signed on Tuesday, 10th of April, in the University rectorate.

     

    The aim of the cooperation is to use the experience and scientific achievements of the Silesian University of Technology, as well as the potential and position of Johnson Matthey Battery Systems for further activities serving the good of the parties and the development of the region. The agreement was signed by the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk and HR manager of Johnson Matthey Battery Systems, Vladyslav Kryvenko.

     

    Under the agreement, our students will be able to take internships and training at the company’s headquarters, and will also have the opportunity to write their diploma thesis on topics related to the actual technological problems and the company’s needs. The agreement is also beneficial for our graduates who will be able to join the staff of Johnson Matthey Battery Systems. The University and the company will also jointly determine the topics of research and development, improve educational programmes and exchange experience in the field of knowledge management, with particular emphasis on the development of competences. A team of specialists for strategic technical and organizational solutions will also be established.

    Created: Friday, April 20, 2018 2:34 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Friday, April 20, 2018
    SUT earned over PLN 5 million for education of PhD students

    Two projects from the Silesian University of Technology received funding from the National Centre for Research and Development as a part of the Interdisciplinary PhD Study Programmes. Thus, our University has received over PLN 5 million for the implementation of high-quality programmes that will increase the quality and effectiveness of third-cycle studies. Both projects will be implemented at the Faculty of Automation, Electronics and Computer Science.

     

    The first project of our University, titled: ‘AIDA (Applied Integrative Data Analysis) – interdisciplinary PhD studies in the field of data processing and analysis’ received funding of over PLN 3 million. The main goal of the project is to increase the quality and efficiency of education at PhD studies by creating an interdisciplinary doctoral programme at the Faculty of Automation, Electronics and Computer Science. The name of the programme would be ‘Applied Integrative Data Analysis (AIDA)’, conducted in English on an international scale, with IT as a leading discipline. The offer corresponds with the growing demand for experts in the analysis of large data sets. Another goal is also to raise knowledge and competences of 24 PhD students of the Silesian University of Technology. The project will be implemented from April this year to the end of September 2022.

     

    The second awarded project is ‘Programme of modern PhD studies in the field of cyber-physical systems’. An amount of almost PLN 1.3 million was granted for its implementation. The primal goal of the project is to provide stable support for the development of young, highly qualified scientific staff and promote new doctors who will become leaders of research teams. As part of the project, Faculty of Automation, Electronics and Computer Science will develop and implement an innovative PhD programme, the aim of which will be to promote the first group of high-class PhDs for the needs of the Faculty, University and region. The project concerns a wide range of research in the interdisciplinary area of CPS and will contribute to a better integration of institutes within the Faculty and will ensure better cooperation of researchers.

    Created: Friday, April 20, 2018 2:34 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Friday, April 20, 2018
    Meeting of the ‘Silesian Universities’ Association

    On Friday, 6th of April, the representatives of the ‘Silesian Universities’ Association met for the second time at the Silesian University of Technology. The association consists of: the Silesian University of Technology, University of Silesia, Czestochowa University of Technology, University of Bielsko-Biala and Opole University of Technology.


    This time the meeting was held in a full composition of the newly elected board of the union. The council consists of nine representatives of each of the aforementioned universities: rectors, forming the union’s presidium, two vice rectors, two representatives of academic teachers and one representative of employees who are not academic teachers and one representative of PhD students and students.


    The conference was chaired by the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk, who is the chairman of the union’s presidium. During the meeting, Vice Rector for Collaboration with Civic and Economic Environment, Professor Janusz Kotowicz, presented the statute of the ‘Silesian Universities’ Association. After the discussion, the participants adopted it unanimously. Professor Janusz Kotowicz also presented a schedule of further work of the association and began a discussion on the ways of its financing. An important point of the meeting was the election, by the presidium of the union, the Vice Chairman. Andrzej Kowalik, Rector of the University of Silesia, was chosen for this function. Members of the presidium also signed a letter to the Minister of Science and Higher Education, Jarosław Gowin, about registration of the union. It was also stated that the seat of the Association will be located in the building of the Silesian University of Technology in Katowice, Krasinskiego 13 St.

    Created: Friday, April 20, 2018 2:33 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Friday, April 20, 2018
    Silesian University of Technology received PLN 29 million

    On Friday, 6th of April, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Science and Higher Education, Jarosław Gowin handed a symbolic check for almost PLN 29 million for the modernization of education into the hands of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk. In addition to the Silesian University of Technology, checks were also received by rectors of six other universities, which received funding under the first and second paths of the ‘Integrated University Programmes’ competition. The Silesian University of Technology received the second largest funding under the first path among all Polish universities.


    ‘Integrated University Programmes’ is another project of the National Centre for Research and Development, whose aim is to develop higher education in such a way, as to fully meet current social and economic needs of our country. Under the programme, universities could receive funds intended primarily for new educational programmes, training for teaching staff and improving students’ competences through the implementation of training, high-quality internship programmes and additional courses, including those conducted in foreign languages, as well as for PhD studies. The project is implemented using funding streams designed for various types of universities. One university could apply for funding only under one path.

     

    The aim of the awarded project is to carry out deep changes within the next four years in the field of education and operation of the university in Gliwice, so that the Silesian University of Technology could play the role of a Modern Education Centre based on research and innovation. The amount obtained will be used primarily to modernize education at all studies at the Silesian University of Technology to make them more interdisciplinary that ever before. A modern School of Doctors will also be developed at the University , which will offer an interdisciplinary model of education in 11 scientific disciplines. Further courses of study in English will also be launched, which will increase the internationalization of the university. Currently, the Silesian University of Technology offers studies in English in 16 fields.

    Created: Friday, April 20, 2018 2:32 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Thursday, March 29, 2018
    SUT’s student granted with the Stena Circular Economy Award

    A student of the Faculty of Environmental and Energy Engineering, Karolina Ceglarz, received the main prize in the first edition of the Stena Circular Economy Award – Leader of Closed Circuit Economy.

    Karolina Ceglarz received an award in the student category for the “Compostomat” project. The scientific supervisor of the project was Wojciech Hryb, PhD, an employee of the Department of Waste Management Technology and Facilities at the Faculty of Environmental and Energy Engineering.

     

    The project conducted by the student is a concept of a device allowing to make the collection of bio-waste from high development more attractive and to increase the efficiency. “Compostomat” is an energetically self-sufficient and easy-to-use device located near waste containers. Thanks to this, residents will be able to pass kitchen waste in special chipped containers, and in return will receive points that can be exchanged for a home composter, compost, a waste disposal allowance, gadgets to reduce the amount of waste produced, or rebates to cooperating companies.

    Created: Thursday, March 29, 2018 2:41 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Thursday, March 29, 2018
    FCA Group has awarded the most talented engineers

    Six students and graduates of the Silesian University of Technology were chosen as laureates of the 19th edition of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles contest for the best diploma and research works. Our graduate was also rewarded with a prestigious Giovanni Agnelli Award, granted by Centro Riserche Fiat in Turin, Italy. The Awards Ceremony took place on 23rd of March at the Silesian University of Technology.

     

    The aim of the contest is to support young researchers passionate about the automotive industry and innovative constructive solutions used thereof. Submitted works included engineering, master, doctoral and habitation projects related to the fields of study presented by FCA companies operating in Poland.

     

    The ceremony led by the Vice Rector for Science and Development, Professor Marek Pawełczyk, was attended by the laureates from the Silesian University of Technology and the University of Bielsko-Biala, together with their supervisors and Deans of the faculties. Representatives of FCA companies and authorities from the University of Bielsko-Biala also took part in the event. The special guest at the ceremony was a representative of the Centro Riserche Fiat in Turin, Tommaso Giunti.

     

    In this year’s edition, six works from the Silesian University of Technology were awarded – two engineering and four master’s theses - as well as four from the University of Bielsko-Biala. The winning works from our University were:

    ·         “BATT2CARS electric vehicle – traction calculations” by Artur Goś from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering; supervisor: Rafał Setlak, PhD,

    ·         “BATT2CARS electric vehicle – prototype building” by Marcin Gaik from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering; supervisor: Rafał Setlak, PhD,

    ·         “A new generation of energy-saving synchronous motors induced by permanent magnets with an axial jet for applications in the automotive industry” by Paweł Lasek from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering; supervisor: Rafał Setlak, PhD,

    ·         “Test Thermo-Shock application on the cDAQ platform in the context of IIOT (Industrial Internet of Things)” by Jarosław Rzepecki from the Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science; supervisor: Roman Wyżgolik, PhD,

    ·          “Optimization and numerical analysis of the mechanical properties of connecting rod of an internal combustion engine” by Dariusz Gros from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering; supervisor: Agata Śliwa, PhD,

    ·         “The influence of boron on the structure and hardness of nodular iron” by Anna Hajok from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering; supervisor: Professor Andrzej Studnicki.

     

    The special guest of the ceremony, Tommaso Giunti, also granted the prestigious prize of Giovanni Agnelli, awarded by the Centro Riserche Fiat in Turin. This year, it went to the hands of the graduate of the Silesian University of Technology, Dariusz Gros. His master’s thesis was recognized as a work of the highest value for the industry among all those awarded in this year’s competition.

    Created: Thursday, March 29, 2018 2:40 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Monday, March 19, 2018
    SUT’s hybrid bicycle honoured with Focus Lenses award

    Spokesless hybrid-drive bike, made by students of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, won the plebiscite Focus Lenses 2017. The project was awarded in ‘technical innovation’ category.

     

    Focus Lenses is a plebiscite, objective of which is to select the best Polish innovations. Contest organizers have chosen technologies they perceived as the most interesting. However, the final decision was left in the hands of the readers. Futuristic design of the project, almost entirely 3D-printed, caught attention of ‘Focus’ magazine readers and won against such projects like, among others, a material for space sails, automated pharmacy or smog monitoring sensors.

     

    The innovative bike has a foot drive, which, if necessary, can be supported by an electric motor. The battery has been placed in the frame of a two-wheeler. The wheels have no spokes, and the propulsion is transferred directly to the sprocket located at the back of the wheel. The winning invention of our students has been printed using FDM technology and consists of over 300 parts glued together.

    Created: Monday, March 19, 2018 2:20 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Friday, March 16, 2018
    PLN 29 million for modernization of education

    Silesian University of Technology received almost PLN 29 million for the implementation of an educational project within the 1st path of the Integrated University Programmes initiative, organized by the National Centre for Research and Development. Our University received second highest funding among all Polish technical universities. The results of the contest were announced on March 14th.

     

    The main goal of the initiative is the development of higher education, so that it could fully meet current social and economic needs of our country. The initiative is divided into three paths.

    Within the first path, universities will receive funds primarily intended for new education programmes, training for didactic staff and improving students’ competences through the implementation of training, high quality internship programmes and additional courses, including in foreign languages, as well as for doctoral studies.

     

    This year, the National Centre for Research and Development allocated almost PLN 700 million for the first path of the Integrated University Programmes. About one hundred universities in Poland received money for educational projects. Our University received almost PLN 29 million of funding for the project titles “Silesian University of Technology as a Centre for Modern Education based on research and innovation”.

     

    The aim of the awarded project is to carry out, in the next two years, profound change in education and operation of our university, so that the Silesian University of Technology could act as a Centre for Modern Education based on research and innovation.

    A modern School of Doctorates will also be developed at the Silesian University of Technology, which will offer an interdisciplinary model of education in 11 scientific disciplines. Further courses in English will be launched, in order to facilitate the internationalization of the University. At present, the Silesian University of Technology offers 16 programmes of study in English.

    Created: Friday, March 16, 2018 2:13 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Monday, March 12, 2018
    SUT’s employee in the Council of Young Scientists

    Michał Niezabitowski, PhD, from the Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science, was appointed to be a member of the Council of Young Scientists. It is his second term of office in the advisory team. Mr Niezabitowski is the only representative of Silesian universities in the Council, which consists of eighteen members.

     

    The main goal of the Council of Young Scientists is to promote solutions and mechanisms that support the environmental performance of young scientists in Poland. Tasks of the Council include identification of existing and future barriers to the career development of young scientists, preparation of recommendations regarding instruments to support their careers, familiarizing them with funding mechanisms for science, as well as supporting the contacts of young scientists with representatives of economic environment and institutions implementing innovative solutions in science.

     

    As a representative of the Council of Young Scientists, Michał Niezabitowski participates in meetings organized by the Conference of Rectors of Polish Academic Schools, the Conference of Rectors of Polish Technical Universities, the University Science Committee, the College of Vice Rectors for Science and Development, as well as selected conferences organized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

    Created: Monday, March 12, 2018 2:34 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Monday, March 12, 2018
    After the meeting of Rectors of Polish Technical Universities

    During the meeting of Rectors of Polish Technical Universities, which took place in Gliwice on March 4th, the participants discussed the upcoming changes related to the introduction of a new draft law on higher education and science, including the new fields of study and research, as well as the implementation of the “Act 2.0”. Another important topic was the innovativeness of universities in the context of the number of patents and other exclusive rights obtained by higher education institutions, as well as changes following the RODO, which is a new EU regulation on the protection of personal data. Therefore, Rectors talked about the security of information, which is the basis of business processes in technical universities, as well as about the change in the approach towards the protection of personal data following the introduction of RODO.

     

    Participants also took part in the EDUAL conference, “Dual studies in response to the needs of Industry 4.0”, organized last Monday at the Silesian University of Technology, and met with Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Science and Higher Education, Jarosław Gowin.

    Created: Monday, March 12, 2018 2:33 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Monday, March 05, 2018
    Meeting of Rectors, EDUAL Conference and Job Fair at SUT

    On Sunday afternoon, March 4th, the Conference of Rectors of Polish Technical Universities took place in the Senate Hall of the Silesian University of Technology.

     

    On Monday, March 5th, the second edition of the EDUAL conference will take place, under the title of “Dual Studies in response to the needs of Industry 4.0”, as well as the 20th edition of the Engineering Job and Entrepreneurship Fair. The conference will be transmitted online.

     

    The EDUAL conference, just as in the previous year, gathers representatives of the academic and socio-economic environment, who will discuss the most optimal model and forms of student education.

    The event is organized by the Silesian University of Technology, together with the Katowice Special Economic Zone (KSEZ). This year, the first session was participated by the Rectors, who took part in the Conference of Rectors of Polish Technical Universities the day before.

    The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Science and Higher Education, Jarosław Gowin was a special guest of the EDUAL conference.

     

    This year’s edition is also special due to the presentation of the Silesian Centre for Industry 4.0, first of its kind in Poland, which will officially start its activities. Numerous guests from abroad have arrived to take part in the conference, willing to present examples of good practices in the field of dual education.

     

    The event is accompanied by the 20th Engineering Job and Business Fair. For both events, the admission is free of charge. More information can be found at the Dual Education (EDUAL) conference website.

     

    The online transmission form the EDUAL conference is available here.

    Created: Monday, March 05, 2018 1:23 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Monday, March 05, 2018
    Faculty of Materials’ Engineering and Metallurgy one of the best in the industry!

    Faculty of Materials’ Engineering and Metallurgy was awarded for its technological offer during the INDUSTRYmeeting Industrial Technology Fair, which took place on February 21st and 22nd in Sosnowiec.

     

    Contest Committee has granted the Faculty 1st place for the “Castings locally reinforced with a composite layer – a material and technological solution” project.

     

    As a part of the “KOMPOZYTmeeting” part, held during the fair, representatives of the Faculty of Materials’ Engineering and Metallurgy also presented the achievements of the team operating in the Laboratory of Metal Composites, and most importantly the technological offer prepared under the K Phase of the project: “Development of a composite moulding technology for the local reinforcement of aluminium castings”.

     

    The project is co-financed by the National Centre for Research and Development as part of a joint venture with the National Science Centre – “Tango 2”. Proje3ct manager is associate professor Anna J. Dolata.

    Created: Monday, March 05, 2018 1:20 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Thursday, March 01, 2018
    14th Meeting of the Regional Energy Council

    On Tuesday, February 27th, the 14th Meeting of the Regional Energy Council took place in Chorzów. It was devoted to long-term strategic development plans for energy enterprises in the Silesian Voivodeship, in the scope of improving efficiency in the transmission and distribution of energy and gas, as well as in the context of ensuring reliable supply of energy utilities.

     

    The Silesian University of Technology is represented by the Vice Rector for Collaboration with Civic and Economic Environment, Professor Janusz Kotowicz. The debate, chaired by Andrzej Karasiński, the Secretary of the city of Gliwice, was also attended by the Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Professor Paweł Sowa.

     

    During the meeting, the representatives of the most important energy enterprises in the region presented their development plans for the next several years (until 2030). The group of participants included the President of the Board of Directors of Tauron Dystrybucja S.A., Robert Zasina, the Director of the Katowice office of Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A., Marek Krupa, as well as the Director of the Zabrze branch of Polska Spółka Gazownictwa Sp. z o.o., Ziemowit Podolski.

    Created: Thursday, March 01, 2018 1:15 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Thursday, March 01, 2018
    Silesian University of Technology renewed its cooperation with Opel

    The Silesian University of Technology and Opel Manufacturing Poland has concluded another agreement. The long-lasting cooperation has been renewed after the company’s acquisition by the French capital. The meeting took place on February 28th at the Silesian University of Technology.

     

    The cooperation will be conducted in the same way as before, in the field of didactics, research and human resources.

    The agreement was signed by the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk, and the General Director of the Opel factory in Gliwice, Andrzej Korpak. The meeting was also attended by the Consul General of France, Frédéric de Touchet, and the Honorary Consul of France, Anna Krasuska-Terrillon, as well as the Vice Rector for General Affairs, Professor Bogusław Łazarz, Deans and Vice Deans of several faculties of the Silesian University of Technology.

     

    During the meeting, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk emphasized that our University cooperated with Opel from the very beginnings of the factory in Gliwice. There was even a recruitment point for the Gliwice plant here, at the Silesian University of Technology.

     

    “This cooperation has developed greatly, and included such activities as jointly defining topics of thesis, exchange of experience in the field of competence development, improvement of educational programs and realization of implementation PhD works.” – said the Rector. “One of the examples of this cooperation is the internship programme Junior engineer. An internship for an engineer of the 21st century, during which students of the Silesian University of Technology participate in six-months-long internships in the company, solving specific problems faced every day by the engineers working in the company.”

    Created: Thursday, March 01, 2018 1:14 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    Silesian Centre of Competence for Industry 4.0

    The Silesian University of Technology and the Katowice Special Economic Zone have jointly established the Silesian Centre of Competence for Industry 4.0. The agreement was signed during the “Shaping the Market Potential of Business and Technology “ conference on February 21st in Warsaw. The Centre’s headquarters will be located in the Gliwice Subzone of the Katowice Special Economic Zone.

     

    The agreement was signed by the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk, and the President of the Katowice Special Economic Zone, Janusz Michałek, as well as Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz and the Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Professor Anna Timofiejczuk.

     

    The main objective of the Silesian Centre of Competence for Industry 4.0 will be to support enterprises in the process of digital transformation as a part of the fourth industrial revolution. It will conduct, among other things, training on various technical issues related to digitization and Industry 4.0, projects, consulting, as well as analysis of the company’s potential and implementation for the needs of a modern, future-oriented economy.

     

    During the conference, Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz from the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology emphasized that Poland wants to be a leader and set trends in the Industry 4.0.

     

    “We have enormous potential, outstanding talents and excellent IT specialists. We want to make the Polish economy 4.0 so that Polish entrepreneurs will push their businesses towards 4.0.” – said the Minister. One of the elements of achieving this goal is undoubtedly the competence centres established in Poland, including the Silesian Centre of Competence for Industry 4.0.

     

    The next step is the creation of the Centre’s structure, in which the Industry 4.0 Leadership Group will participate.

    Created: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 2:14 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    SUT’s PhD student qualified for the FameLab contest final!

    Małgorzata Krystek from the Faculty of Civil Engineering got qualified into the final of the Polish edition of FameLab, one of the most important contests in the field of worldwide scientific communication. In May this year, she will compete for the main prize, as well as the opportunity to participate in the international FameLab 2018 finals in Great Britain.

     

    In the semi-final, two representatives from the Silesian University of Technology took part: Małgorzata Krystek from the Department of Structural Engineering of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Alina Brzęczek-Szafran from the Department of Chemical Organic Technology and Petrochemistry from the Faculty of Chemistry. The jury chose 10 among 25 scholars and popularisers from all around Poland.

     

    Each of the participants of the competition was supposed to give a 3-minute-long presentation about their chosen scientific topic in such a way, so that the jury and the viewers who are not specialists in a given field could easily understand them. The correctness of terms and charisma of the participant, as well as the attractiveness of statements were also scored. The presentation of Małgorzata Krystek convinced the jury, and thus, our PhD student was chosen together with nine other finalists and will compete for the 1st place on May 19th in Warsaw.

     

    This is not the first success of our representative in the field of popularization. In December last year, Małgorzata Krystek won the first Silesian edition of the Three Minute Thesis popularization contest, organized at the Silesian University of Technology, and won the audience award. Her story about the concrete of the future won the hearts of the jurors and the audience.

    Created: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 2:13 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    SUT’s employees awarded by the Minister of Infrastructure

    Three employees of the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology were became winners of the Contest for the Award of the Minister of Infrastructure. Karolina Knapik, PhD, Agnieszka Jędrzejewska, PhD, and Robert Cybulski, PhD, were rewarded for their doctoral theses.

     

    The awards were granted for doctoral theses, dissertations and habilitation works, as well as publications in the fields of architecture and civil engineering, planning, spatial development and housing. Those prizes are granted annually in five categories: engineering theses, master theses, doctoral dissertations, habilitation works and national publications.

     

    Karolina Knapik, PhD, was awarded for her doctoral thesis titled "Experimental and numerical analyses of fly ash from fluidized bed combustion applications for selected ground improvement". Supervisor of the thesis was Professor Joanna Bzówka. The doctoral defence took place on June 6th, 2016, at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology and on April 13th, 2017, at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio in Italy.

     

    Agnieszka Jędrzejewska, PhD, was awarded for her doctoral thesis titled "Analysis of early-age thermal-shrinkage stresses in reinforced concrete walls". Supervisor of the thesis was Professor Barbara Klemczak. The doctoral defence took place on June 10th, 2015, at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology.

     

    Robert Cybulski, PhD, was awarded for his doctoral thesis titled "Analysis of local stability of doubly corrugated thin-walled structures". Supervisor of the thesis was Professor Ryszard Walentyński. The doctoral defence took place on July 1st, 2015, at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology.

     

    The awards were granted on January 30th, during the official ceremony, which took place as part of the “BUDMA 2018” International Construction and Architecture Fair in Poznań.

    Created: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 2:12 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Thursday, February 22, 2018
    New innovative laboratory at the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering

    The Faculty of Biomedical Engineering in Zabrze has established the first intelligent research-house in Poland, where scientists will test systems created for elderly people or those requiring specialist care. Modern laboratory – called the Leonardo Lab – refers to the name and the idea of Leonardo da Vinci, a versatile engineer whose projects were ahead of his times.

     

    The laboratory opened on February 20th as a result of cooperation between scientific and business communities. The aim of the Leonardo Lab is to develop technological solutions that facilitate medical care for the elderly and the injured. Researchers will create technologies that will make everyday life easier, allow better healthcare and support health services in the fight against diseases.

     

    “The growing number of older people and those requiring care, with simultaneous problems in terms of recruitment of medical personnel are current challenges in highly developed countries. The development of technology is one of the ways to solve those contemporary and growing problems. At the same time, we believe that the Leonardo Lab is an expression of care over the quality of training in the competence of engineers and adapting to the requirements of the labour market. This is where engineers of the future will be trained.” – emphasized the Dean of the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Professor Marek Gzik.

     

    The laboratory will support many aspects of everyday life of medical facilities. Issues that the researchers will address first will be  the research on post-traumatic damage to the spine and the creation of robots that will help medical staff take care of the patient. Technological solutions for physiotherapists and improved warning systems for hospitals will also be developed.

     

    From the technological point of view, the Leonardo Lab is operated by the NAZCA building automation system designed by the initiator of the project, the APA Group in Gliwice. As part of the system, the facility will be fully metered, enabling the managers to monitor and influence the air mixture through sensors checking the concentration of dust, CO2, humidity and temperatures. This will translate into the comfort of scientists’ work, and in the future also for patients of similar facilities.

     

    “Leonardo Lab is a world of interconnected technologies. We spend about 93 percent of our time in the buildings, so we want to improve the functioning of people in a closed space. Therefore, we have allowed ourselves to combine all technologies related to air quality, human care and his security through data monitoring, that can be found in any building. We have also implemented elements related to emotion recognition.” – said Artur Pollak, the President of the APA Group during the opening ceremony.

    Created: Thursday, February 22, 2018 11:11 AM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Last modified: Thursday, February 22, 2018 11:11 AM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Thursday, February 22, 2018
    EDUAL – 2nd edition of the „Dual studies – response to the needs of Industry 4.0” conference

    Two weeks from now, on March 5th, the 2nd edition of the “Dual studies – response to the needs of Industry 4.0” conference (EDUAL) will take place in the Education and Congress Centre of the Silesian University of Technology. This event, just like in the previous year, will bring together representatives of the academic community and the socio-economic environment, who will jointly discuss the most optimal model and forms of student education.

     

    The event is organized by the Silesian University of Technology together with the Katowice Special Economic Zone (KSEZ). This year, the participants of the Conference of Rectors of Polish Technical Universities (held at the same time in Gliwice) will be present during the first session. The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Science and Higher Education, Jarosław Gowin also announced his participation.

     

    This year’s edition will also be special due to the presentation of the Silesian Centre for Industry 4.0, first of its kind in Poland, which will officially start its activities. Numerous guests from abroad have declared their participation in the conference, willing to present examples of good practices in the field of dual education. Thematic panels and talks with students of dual study majors are also planned as part of the event.

     

    The event will be accompanied by the 20th Engineering Job and Business Fair. For both events, the admission is free of charge. More information can be found at the Dual Education (EDUAL) conference website.

    Created: Thursday, February 22, 2018 11:10 AM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Thursday, February 08, 2018
    SUT’s researcher appointed an expert by the European Commission

    Assistant Professor Jerzy Respondek, PhD, was appointed by the European Commission to perform the function of an expert for the ERA Chairs programme within the Horizon 2020.

    The objective of ERA Chairs programme is to financially support European universities and research institutions in hiring outstanding scientists for up to five years.

    The second, inextricably linked goal of the programme, is the implementation of structural changes meant to ensure durability of the improvement in the quality of scientific research of a given unit achieved as a result of awarded grants.

     

    Selection of the best grant proposals takes place in a two-step procedure. After a remote individual assessment, a weekly session takes place at the headquarters of the European Union’s Research Executive Agency in Brussels. The evaluation team not only consists of outstanding representatives of all fields of science, but also representatives and journalists specialized in popularization of research. The European Commission recruits experts from EU countries, as well as candidate ones.

    Assistant Professor Jerzy Respondek, PhD, is an employee of the Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science. He conducts lectures in numerous western institutions, including in Pisa, Nuremberg, and the home department of Alan Turing at the University of Manchester.

    Created: Thursday, February 08, 2018 10:40 AM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Friday, February 02, 2018
    Interstudent and Star of Internationalization prizes awarded

    On January 29th, during the official gala organized as a part of the “Foreign students in Poland” conference, the Interstudent and Stars of Internationalization prizes were awarded.

     

    Six students were awarded in the eighth edition of the contest for the best foreign student in Poland – Interstudent 2018. In the undergraduate category, the winner was Aigerim Balkhashbayeva from Kazakhstan, student from SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities. In the postgraduate category, the prize was given to Safour Reza from Afghanistan, student of the Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences. Finally, the winner among the PhD students was Włodzimierz Lewoniewski from Belarus, currently studying at Poznan University of Economics and Business.

     

    The Jury has also awarded special prizes. One of the laureates was Snehalbhai Patel from India – student of the Silesian University of Technology. He was awarded for promoting Poland in international technological contests.

     

    Candidates for the competition were recommended by their professors, tutors, international cooperation offices, as well as their colleagues. Winners of the contest are excellent ambassadors of their universities and our country.

     

    During the gala, Star of Internationalization prizes were also awarded. The main idea behind this contest was to promote individuals who present outstanding achievements in terms of internationalization of Polish higher education institutions. The prizes are awarded jointly by Polish institutions and organizations involved in supporting the internationalization of Polish universities.

     

    In the Star of Research category, the prize went to Dominik Antonowicz, PhD, from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. In the Star of Management, jury awarded Magdalena Popowska, PhD, from Gdańsk University of Technology. Award for the Star of Education was given to Monika Kopytowska, PhD, from University of Lodz, while in the Star of Marketing category, the award was given to Ewa Kiszka from Medical University of Gdańsk. The Rising Star prize was awarded to Emilia Wojtczak from Poznan University of Technology. Jury has also granted a special award for the entirety of achievements in the field of internationalization. The Outstanding Star of this year’s edition was Professor Jan Krysiński, PhD, from Lodz University of Technology.

    Created: Friday, February 02, 2018 1:43 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Monday, January 29, 2018
    „Foreign Students in Poland 2018” Conference at SUT

    Almost 200 representatives from universities all over the country came to the Silesian University of Technology to participate in discussions related to the topic of internationalization of Polish higher education. “Foreign Students in Poland 2018” conference, jointly organized by the Silesian University of Technology and “Perspektywy” Foundation for Education, will take place on 29th and 30th of January in Educational and Congress Centre of the Silesian University of Technology, located at 18B Konarskiego Street in Gliwice. One of the guests at the conference will be Jarosław Gowin, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Science and Higher Education.

    “Foreign Students in Poland” is a conference organized periodically as a part of the long-term “Study in Poland” programme, conducted jointly by the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland and the “Perspektywy” Foundation for Education. This year’s edition will be devoted to current issues of internationalization of Polish higher education, development of mobility of students and researchers, as well as promotion of intellectual potential of cities and regions. It will also be an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the best Polish and foreign experience in this area.

    Internationalization is the main driving force behind the development of higher education in the world. In Poland, the number of study programs in foreign languages and the number of students from abroad has been increasing for several years. Activities in this area are a priority for many universities. Therefore, the conference will be attended by rectors, vice rectors and directors of international cooperation and promotion of Polish universities. The voice of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education will also be heard. Minister Jarosław Gowin will take part in the discussion as well.

    The development of internationalization, in particular the acquisition of gifted foreign students at Polish universities, requires the preparation of a more attractive offer than can be found in many universities in Western countries. During the session titled "Cooperation between science, business and local government, an opportunity to acquire gifted foreign students" attended by, among others, Presidents of Katowice, Gliwice and Zabrze, the concept of joint activities of the university, business and self-government will be presented. The conference program also includes sessions devoted to internationalization of education in Great Britain with the participation of Ambassador Jonathan Knott and the session titled "How to recruit students from Kazakhstan and Vietnam?", which will be attended by the ambassador of Kazakhstan, Marguan Baimuchan.

    The conference program is available at the website: http://studyinpoland.pl/konferencja2018/programme

    Created: Monday, January 29, 2018 10:58 AM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Last modified: Monday, January 29, 2018 11:51 AM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    SUT’s graduate awarded with the Giovanni Agnelli Award

    Dariusz Gros from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering was awarded with the Giovanni Agnelli Award, granted by the Fiat Research Centre as a part of the FCA company theses contest. His master thesis was recognized as the most valuable for the industry, among all of this year’s winners.

     

    Topic of Dariusz Gros’s thesis was: “Optimization and numerical analysis of the strength properties of a connecting rod of an internal combustion engine”, supervised by Agata Śliwa, PhD, from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

     

    The young engineer found himself among six students and graduates of the Silesian University of Technology who won the XIX edition of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles contest for the best diploma and research theses. For four years now, the Fiat Research Centre also choses one thesis with the greatest value for the industry among all awarded ones. Its author receives the prestigious Giovanni Agnelli Award. The work of Dariusz Gros turned out to be the best among the winners of three universities participating in the contest: the Silesian University of Technology, the Warsaw University of Technology and the University of Bielsko-Biala.

    Created: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 12:11 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    Patent Office of the Republic of Poland Conference at SUT

    The Patent Office of the Republic of Poland would like to invite everyone to participate in a series of international seminars (the so-called “Roving Seminars”) on the topic of intellectual property protection abroad. Those seminars will take place at three Polish universities: in Cracow, Gliwice and Wroclaw. Silesian University of Technology is a co-organizer of this project, and its seminar will take place on January 24th, 2018, in the assembly hall of the Education and Congress Centre, located by Konarskiego Street 18a in Gliwice.


    The series of international conferences marks a special jubilee for the Patent Office, the 100th anniversary of the establishment of an industrial property protection system in Poland, as well as the creation – by the decree of the Head of State, Józef Piłsudski – of the Patent Office. The jubilee celebrations were granted the honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland.


    The aim of the seminars is to equip listeners with basic knowledge about innovations, utility models, industrial designs and trademarks, as well as to answer the questions about their effective protection in competitive markets. Participants will acquire a unique, practical know-how on the subject of conducting searches and building protection strategies, as well as guidelines on protective procedures, – national, regional and international – including the possibility of using a simplified path under the Patent Prosecution Highway program and before the Visegrad Patent Institute. Lectures will also deal with the Madrid system of international registration of trademarks and the Hague system of international registration of industrial designs. Another issues, complement to those themes will be related to alternative dispute resolution methods, supervised by the World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center.

     

    Participation in seminars is free. Detailed information and registration form can be found on the website of the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland: https://www.uprp.pl/roving-seminars-2018.

     

    The organization coordinator from the Silesian University of Technology is the head of the Academic Entrepreneurial Incubator, Ireneusz Jóźwiak, PhD: ireneusz.jozwiak@polsl.pl, phone: (+48) 32 237 19 85

    Created: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 12:08 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Last modified: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 12:10 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    Our students awarded by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles!

    Six students and graduates of the Silesian University of Technology were selected for award in the XIX edition of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles contest for the best diploma and research theses.

    The aim of the contest is to support young researchers passionate with the automobile industry and modern construction solutions used therein. Participants could have submit engineer, master, doctoral and postdoctoral theses in the fields announced by FCA company.  

    In the latest edition, six works from the Silesian University of Technology were awarded – two engineer and four master theses.

     

    Awarded engineer theses:

    -          “BATT2CARS electric car – traction calculations” by Artur Goś, supervisor: Rafał Setlak, PhD, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering;

    -          “BATT2CARS electric car – prototype construction” by Marcin Gaik, supervisor: Rafał Setlak, PhD, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering.

     

    Awarded master theses:

    -          “New generation of energy-saving synchronous motors with axial-force magnets for automotive applications” by Paweł Lasek, supervisor: Rafał Setlak, PhD, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering;

    -          “Thermo-Shock Test application on the cDAQ platform in the context of IIOT (Industrial Internet of Things)” by Jarosław Rzepecki, supervisor: Roman Wyżgolik, PhD, the Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science;

    -          “Optimization and numerical analysis of the strength properties of a connecting rod of an internal combustion engine” by Dariusz Gros, supervisor: Agata Śliwa, PhD, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering;

    -          “The influence of boron on the structure and hardness of ductile iron” by Anna Hajok, supervisor: Andrzej Studnicki, assistant professor, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering;

     

    The contest is conducted basing on the scientific-technological cooperation agreement between FIAT Research Center, the FCA company and three Polish universities: the Silesian University of Technology, the Warsaw University of Technology and the University of Bielsko-Biala.

    Created: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 12:07 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    SUT’s hybrid-drive bike fights for the Focus Lenses award!

    Spokeless, hybrid-drive bike, designed by students of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, was nominated for the 2017 Focus Lenses award in technical innovations category. The winner will be chosen basing on the number of votes send via the plebiscite website.

    The idea behind the Focus Lenses contest is to choose the best Polish innovations. Contest organizers have selected the most interesting technologies, that were developed in our country in the last year. The final decision will be made by the audience. The vote will end on January 31st, 2018. It is possible to vote on one project from each category once a day. Prizes await for those, who include an substantiation for their vote.

     

    We would like to encourage everyone to vote for SUT’s bike on the contest’s website: http://soczewki.focus.pl/innowacje-techniczne

    Created: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 12:06 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Friday, December 22, 2017
    Holiday greetings from the Rector

    To all employees, students and partners of the Silesian University of Technology, I would like to wish joyful and peaceful Holidays, and a successful New Year. May all your plans and dreams come true.

    Rector of the Silesian University of Technology

    Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk

    Created: Friday, December 22, 2017 11:17 AM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Thursday, December 21, 2017
    Silesian University of Technology has a new logo!

    Silesian University of Technology is refreshing its graphic layout. Thus, we are proud to say that a new logo has been introduced, together with a corporate identity manual.

    The manual describes in detail SUT’s new logo, i.e. its construction, colors, used typefaces and approved typographic layouts. The new logo received a positive opinion of the Senate of the Silesian University of Technology and is the only sign to be used in day-to-day visual identification of the university. The logo – made both in Polish and English – has two versions: basic (horizontal) and alternative (vertical).

    Aside from the new logo, there is also a new, ceremonial sign to be used in special materials, upon Rector’s decision. It contains Latin name of the University, which states: Silesia Universitas Technologica.

     

    All types of logo are available here.

    Created: Thursday, December 21, 2017 1:49 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Thursday, December 21, 2017
    Meeting with the Polish Chamber of Commerce for High Technology

    On Friday, December 15th, a meeting with Members of the Polish Chamber of Commerce for High Technology took place in Warsaw. On behalf of the Silesian University of Technology, the meeting was attended by Vice Rector for Collaboration with Civic and Economic Environment, Professor Janusz Kotowicz.

    The main topic during the meeting was the organization of 2nd edition of the European Technological Congress, which will take place on September 26-27th, 2018, in Katowice. The main organizer of the Congress will be  the  Polish Chamber of Commerce for High Technology under the guidance of Professor Jerzy Buzek, Chairman of the Chamber.

    The forthcoming Congress will focus on issues with technology development in sectors considered as strategic for Polish industrial politics, such as: transport and aerospace industry, as well as information, medical and advance materials technologies. The Silesian University of Technology will be responsible for the organization of a session about specialized information technologies. Numerous experts from Poland and abroad will participate in the Congress. It was also confirmed that the Premier, Mateusz Morawiecki, and the President of the Polish Development Fund will be present during the event.

    Created: Thursday, December 21, 2017 1:47 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Thursday, December 21, 2017
    Ministry’s awards for our students!

    The Minister of Science and Higher Education rewarded eight of our students for their outstanding performance in the academic year of 2017/2018 with special scholarships. Each student will receive PLN 15.000.

    The Minister decided to honor outstanding achievements of 645 students from the whole country. Students from the Silesian University of Technology, who found themselves among this group were:

    ·         Barbara Smoleń – student of mathematics;

    ·         Dominik Zdybał – student of chemistry;

    ·         Karolina Chodura – student of architecture;

    ·         Bartosz Staszulonek – student of automatic control and robotics;

    ·         Damian Migas – student of materials engineering;

    ·         Michał Jureczko – student of mechanics and machine construction;

    ·         Adrian Radoń – student of nanotechnology and material processes technology;

    ·         Marta Zaborowska – student of nanotechnology and material processes technology.

    Created: Thursday, December 21, 2017 12:10 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Thursday, December 21, 2017
    High quality laboratory at the Faculty of Materials Engineering and Metallurgy

    The Faculty of Materials Engineering and Metallurgy has recently acquired a new device, which is an innovative MILL 650 PREMIUM LINE machining center from Cormac Company (Maktek). It can be used, among others, in a didactic process of CNC software programming at the Faculty of Materials Engineering and Metallurgy, on metal technologies and materials engineering majors. There are also plans to use the device to organize courses and trainings in the field of operation and numerical programming.

    The most important features of the machine tool are: the presence of the fourth rotary axis, modern Sinumerik 828D control system from Siemens, and an automatic Renishaw TS27R tool measuring probe.

    CNC processing laboratory was equipped with educational license for the latest version of SinuTrain software, which enables simulating numerical control of the machine tool, thus making it possible to prepare processing programs remotely. The Faculty also has at its disposal a postprocessor adjusted to cooperate with SolidCAM software.

    Laboratory’s supervisor is Tomasz Maciąg, PhD.

    Created: Thursday, December 21, 2017 12:10 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Thursday, December 21, 2017
    SUT’s researchers awarded with Minister’s scholarships

    Seven employees of Silesian University of Technology were awarded with a scholarship for outstanding young scientists from the Minister of Science and Higher Education. Thus, they are now among 209 people from all around Poland who, for the next three years, will receive a monthly scientific scholarship of over PLN 5.000.

    Laureates from the Silesian University of Technology are:

    ·         Dawid Janas, PhD, from the Faculty of Chemistry;

    ·         Katarzyna Krukiewicz, PhD, from the Faculty of Chemistry;

    ·         Andrzej Katunin, PhD, from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering;

    ·         Michał Marczyk, PhD, from the Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science;

    ·         Jakub Nalepa, PhD, from the Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science;

    ·         Marek Płaczek, PhD, from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering;

    ·         Marcin Woźniak, PhD, from the Faculty of Applied Mathematics.

    In this year’s edition, 1159 applications from all over the country were submitted to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Finally, the Minister granted 209 scholarships for outstanding young scientists. All laureates are people, who conduct high quality research and enjoy impressive academic records on an international scale.

    Created: Thursday, December 21, 2017 9:24 AM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Wednesday, December 20, 2017
    Successful visit in Shanghai

    Vice Rector for Science and Development of the Silesian University of Technology, Professor Marek Pawełczyk, and the Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Professor Anna Timofiejczuk, participated in the Silesian Voivodeship Mission to Shanghai.

    During the visit, an agreement between Silesian University of Technology and the School of Mechanical Engineering of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University was officially signed.  Our university cooperates with Shanghai Jiao Tong University for several years now, due to individual contacts. It has developed significantly since 2016, and at the turn of September and October this year, 8 of our researchers went for a month-long internship. This agreement brings possibilities of much broader cooperation both in terms of scientific research and student exchange for many faculties of the university.

    Another cooperation possibilities for our University may arise from visits at Shanghai International Studies University and Shanghai Normal University. A significant part of the visit was also the meeting at Shanghai Ranking Consultancy – an agency responsible for the so-called Shanghai list of universities (Academic Ranking of World Universities) and disciplines (Global Ranking of Academic Subjects),  especially considering the meeting with the manager responsible for those rankings and her colleagues.

    “The available materials show that the Silesian University of Technology currently occupies 993rd place [in the ranking], which is also the 10th place among Polish universities, and 4th among Polish technical universities. Our position is very high in several disciplines, and the available information will allow us to take measures to increase the level of scientific research and recognition of the Silesian University of Technology in the world.” – said Professor Marek Pawełczyk, Vice Rector.

    Our delegation also participated in the One Belt & One Road fairs, concentrating on the strategic project of the Chinese government dedicated to the reactivation of the Silk Road.

    Created: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 2:06 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Wednesday, December 20, 2017
    Agreement with Kyrgyz State University of Construction, Transportation and Architecture

    On December 14th, an official handover of the signed cooperation agreement with the Kyrgyz State University of Construction, Transportation and Architecture took place at the Silesian University of Technology. On behalf of our University, the Agreement was signed by the Rector, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk.

    The meeting was attended by: Vice Rector for Collaboration with Civic and Economic Environment, Professor Janusz Kotowicz, Honorary Consul General of the Kyrgyz Republic, Janusz Jacek Krzywoszyński, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Klaudiusz Fross, PhD, as well as Vice President of the Silesian Chamber of Construction, Mariusz Czyszek, member of the Social Council of the Silesian University of Technology.

    Part of the meeting was devoted to the discussion about the scope of future cooperation under the Agreement between the universities. Topics included the implementation of common projects and grants, joint organization of seminars, conferences and symposiums, as well as possibility of future exchange of students, PhD students and scientific and academic employees.

    During the visit, it was also established, that it will be necessary to intensify activities in terms of cooperation between universities, which is the main goal of future meeting of authorities at the seat of Silesian University of Technology or Kyrgyz State University of Construction, Transportation and Architecture.

    At the present stage, the Faculty of Architecture will be responsible for the implementation of the Agreement, but in the future it is planned to expand the cooperation within other areas, including construction and transport.

    Created: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 2:02 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Last modified: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 2:03 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Monday, December 11, 2017
    Our students win the Three Minute Thesis contest

    Our PhD student, Małgorzata Krystek from the Faculty of Civil Engineering, has won the first Silesian edition of Three Minute Thesis popularization contest. Her short presentation titled “From pencil and adhesive tape to superconstruction” turned out to be the jury’s favourite among all final ones. Małgorzata Krystek was also granted the Audience Award.

    10 PhD students from three Silesian universities have reached finals. Each of them had to enter the stage and tell the audience something about their scientific research in only three minutes, and they had to do it in a way that would be interesting and approachable for non-scientific people.

    However, our University achieved not only the first, but also the second and the third place! Maciej Wiśniowski from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering was awarded second place for his presentation “Turning wimp into a badass – the processing of titanium”. The third place fell in the hands of Karolina Kowalczyk from the Faculty of Materials Engineering and Metallurgy for her presentation “Just in case of an ACCIDENT – ‘new’ materials in automotive industry”. She was also granted with a special engineering award, funded EMT Systems company.

    Created: Monday, December 11, 2017 10:58 AM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Monday, December 11, 2017
    Silesian University of Technology trains aircraft mechanics

    The Organization for Training of Technical Service Mechanics (OSMOT), operating under the Silesian University of Technology, was granted a Certificate of Approval by the President of Civil Aviation Authority, Piotr Samson, due to which our University has joined the group of institutions owning this type of aviation training centre.

    On the one hand, this Certificate confirms that OSMOT meets the conditions stated in the Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014, dated 26th November, 2014, on the topic of continuous airworthiness of aircraft and aeronautical products, parts and appliances. On the other hand, it indicates that OSMOT is permanently able to provide safe training activities in civil aviation.

    Upon receiving the Certificate, OSMOT was granted the right to plan and implement theoretical and practical training, as well as organization of exams from theoretical modules, and awarding appropriate knowledge certificates, constituting one of the key conditions to obtain an aircraft mechanic license in subcategory B 1.3. – turbine-powered helicopters.

    Created: Monday, December 11, 2017 10:27 AM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Thursday, December 07, 2017
    Successful meeting of SUTs authorities and Local Government

    In November, a series of meetings took place between Vice Rector for Collaboration with Civic and Economic Environment, Professor Janusz Kotowicz, and Vice President of the City of Gliwice, Krystian Tomala. The purpose of those meetings was to acquire financial support from the City of Gliwice and define the scope of cooperation regarding the organization of next year’s events initiated by the Silesian University of Technology.

    As a result of those consultations, authorities of the City of Gliwice decided to financially support the following 2018 events: “Foreign Students in Poland” – the biggest Polish conference dedicated to the topic of internationalization of higher education; “European Union – implications for Poland” conference – touching upon the issues of eco-energetic safety in Poland; EDUAL conference – dedicated to cooperation between higher education institutions and companies in terms of dual studies; and other local events.

    Created: Thursday, December 07, 2017 2:23 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Friday, December 01, 2017
    New partnership with China

    On Thursday, November 30th, the Silesian University of Technology and the Shaanxi University of Technology in China signed the cooperation agreement.

    The Silesian University of Technology was represented by Professor Marek Pawełczyk, Vice-Rector for Science and Development, while the Chinese institute was represented by Professor Liu Bao Min, President of Shaanxi University of Technology. Cooperation between the universities will rely on conducting joint scientific research, exchange of academic staff and students, as well as didactic activities, including the creation of joint study programs and organization of summer schools.

    Shaanxi University of Technology was established in 1958 and is located in Hanzhong city, in the southern part of Shaanxi province. The main scope of its scientific research include mechanics and machine construction, materials engineering and electrical technology.

    Professor Liu Bao Min stated during the visit: “We actively cooperate with universities from all over the world. I am glad that I was able to be here today, at the Silesian University of Technology. Thanks to this visit, now I believe that our cooperation in terms of science and education could be very fruitful. Thank you very much for inviting me here, to the Silesian University of Technology, and I would also like to invite you to visit our university as well.”

    Created: Friday, December 01, 2017 1:58 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Friday, December 01, 2017
    Our researchers in the finals of Science Promoters 2017 contest

    Aleksandra Ziembińska-Buczyńska, PhD, from the Faculty of Energy and Environmental Engineering and Professor Andrzej Katunin from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering reached the finals of the Science Promoters 2017 contest. Our researchers were qualified in the Scientists category. They will now compete for the title of the best promoter. The winner will be chosen in January.

    The main objective of the contest is to reward individuals and institutions, who are able to interest non-scientific people with scientific achievements, as well as showing exceptional activity in this type of work.

    In this year’s edition, jury has selected 23 finalists from all over the country in five categories: scientist, animator, team, institution and media. On the next stage, jury of the competition will choose the best promoters in their categories. They will also grant the main award – the title of Science Promoter 2017. Winners will be announced during the ceremony in the Copernicus Scientific Centre in Warsaw in mid-January.

    Created: Friday, December 01, 2017 12:35 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Friday, November 24, 2017
    Professor Aleksander Sieroń awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa

    On November 22nd, Professor Aleksander Sieroń from the Medical University of Silesia was awarded the honorary title of Doctor Honoris Causa of the Silesian University of Technology, becoming the 50th Doctor Honoris Causa in the history of our University.

    Professor Aleksander Sieroń possesses a rare ability of combining and putting into practice the art of engineering and medical knowledge, to save human health and live. Professor Sieroń is one of the most outstanding graduates of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology.

    Professor Sieroń emphasized that “It’s good to have two universities, where I can feel at home. I am very grateful to my colleagues from both, Technology and Medical, Universities that I can be in two places simultaneously.”

    During the ceremony, Professor Sieroń gave a lecture titled “You can see more by looking”, and presented latest ways of using light in cancer diagnostics.

    Created: Friday, November 24, 2017 10:23 AM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Monday, November 20, 2017
    Silesian University of Technology at the top again!

    Silesian University of Technology placed second in the nationwide PRODOK competition, which assessed the PhD-friendliness of Polish universities. It was organized by the National Doctoral Organization for the 10th time. Over 30 universities participated in this edition of the event. During the evaluation, the Organization takes into account the following matters:

    ·         Recruitment for PhD studies

    ·         Organization of PhD studies

    ·         Foreign language courses

    ·         Didactic stipulations / PhD regulations

    ·         Doctoral scholarships

    ·         Doctoral scientific research

    ·         Supporting PhD students in terms of international cooperation

    ·         Participation of PhD representatives in academic bodies

    ·         Conditions of functioning of Doctoral Self-Government

    ·         Legal support for PhD students

    ·         PhD students with disabilities

    ·         Supporting doctoral integration

    Created: Monday, November 20, 2017 12:18 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Monday, November 20, 2017
    Thales Poland Academic Network launched

    On November 17th, the Thales Poland Academic Network was established during an official meeting, attended by the representatives of Thales Poland Ltd. Company, Silesian University of Technology, Warsaw University of Technology, Technical University of Lodz, Gdansk University of Technology, AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow and the Institute of Precision Mechanics in Warsaw. The Silesian University of Technology was represented by the Rector, Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk, who, on behalf of our University, signed the Letter of Intent for the creation of the Academic Network.

    The main idea behind the formation of this network is strengthening and formalisation of cooperation between partners. Such network will enable conducting Bachelor (Engineer), Master and Doctoral projects, as well as other works performed by students and research staff of network’s partners. Topics of diploma theses will be related to the fields of interest of Thales Poland, which include: aviation, land transport, defence, security and outer space.

    Thales’ task within the network will be identifying research problems, which will then become topic suggestions for theses prepared by students, PhDs and scientific staff. The company also declares substantive supervision over conducted works.

    Created: Monday, November 20, 2017 11:39 AM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
    Thursday, November 16, 2017
    SUT’s Students rewarded with Diamond Grants