Achieving a research university status by the Silesian University of Technology
On 30 October 2019 the results of the first competition in the "Excellence Initiative - Research University" programme were announced (IDUB). The aim of the project was to select and support universities that will strive to achieve the status of a research university and will be able to effectively compete with the best academic centres in Europe and worldwide. Out of 20 best universities in Poland, eligible to participate in the competition, an international team of experts selected 10 universities, which will receive a subsidy increased by 10% over the period 2020 and 2026. The Silesian University of Technology is among the universities, which under the competition will receive a total of nearly 245,000,000.00 PLN within 7 years.
Elsevier Research Impact Leaders Award in 2016 and 2018
The Silesian University of Technology (SUT) received ELSEVIER Research Impact Leaders Award 2016 in the Engineering and Technology category, and in 2018 in the Social Sciences discipline as one of the higher education institutions, whose publications had the greatest impact on the perception of Polish science in the world.
HR Excellence in Reserach Award
In 2016, the Silesian University of Technology has successfully gained the European Commission HR Excellence in Research logo. The award acknowledges University's alignment with vigorous and transparent implementation strategy for improving the career development of researchers. In 2019 it successfully completed a midterm evaluation sustaining the acquired distinction.
International Quality Emblem and the title of the winner of the Highest Quality programme in the QI Services category in 2018 and 2019
The SUT’s Centre for Incubation and Technology Transfer was awarded the International Quality Emblem in 2018 and 2019, and also won the title of the winner of the Highest Quality programme in the QI Services category - top quality services for the operation of the Business Service Office.
Certificate of „University of Leaders 2020”
A prestigious certificate awarded to the best universities by the Foundation for the Development of Education and Higher Education. The Silesian University of Technology has been awarded a certificate since 2018.
In 2020, the University also received an additional special award for the greatest progress in the field of development of practical education of students and cooperation with the civic environment.
1st place in Poland in terms of the number of funds granted for implementation doctorates in the 3rd edition of the "Implementation doctorate" programme
5th place among technical universities in Poland in terms of the amount of remuneration of graduates after the first year of work (Polish National Remuneration Survey, Sedlak & Sedlak 2020)
37th place among the universities of Eastern Europe in the SCIMAGO Institutions Rankings 2020
801-1000 place in QS World University Rankings
1000+ place in Times Higher Education World University Rankings