University of Bielsko-Biała

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University of Bielsko-Biała
Akademia Techniczno-Humanistyczna w Bielsku-Białej
Bielsko-Biała. Sixt's House.jpg
Rectorate of Bielsko-Biała University
Motto Open for the future
Established October, 2001
Rector Ryszard Barcik
Academic staff 200
Admin. staff 400
Students 8,000 (10,000)
Location Bielsko-Biała, Poland
Affiliations Socrates-Erasmus
Website Homepage
Faculty of Textile Engineering and Environmental Protection

University of Bielsko-Biała (Polish Akademia Techniczno-Humanistyczna w Bielsku-Białej) - a university located in Bielsko-Biała, Poland, established in 2001. It was previously part of the Technical University of Łódź.[1]

History and profile[edit]

The University of Bielsko-Biała was founded in October 2001 as an independent governmental academic institution. Previously it was a branch of Łódź University of Technology, founded in 1969 at the request of the Bielsko-Biała industrial region. At present there are 10,000 students in the university. The machine-building, electrical and textile industries are traditional for the region, so the main courses of education have been long- established. As the economy changed, the university naturally followed, developing new faculties such as Management, Environmental Protection, Information Sciences and Humanities. The university employs an experienced academic staff: professors and other experts from the region, who deliver lectures and carry out research. The number of the academic staff is growing constantly. At present, it comprises about 350 people, including about 160 professors and doctors.

The main educational and scientific core of the college consists of:

  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Information Sciences
  • Faculty of Textile Engineering and Environmental Protection
  • Faculty of Management and Information Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Health Sciences

There are also several inter-faculty units, including: the Department of Foreign Languages, the Department of Physical Education and Sport, the Main Library and Centre of Postgraduate Studies and Vocational Training.

The University is situated in a city that can be easily arrived in. Bielsko is in equal distance from Prague, Warsaw and Vienna. In addition, it's a very attractive tourist region. There are few regions in Poland with such values. Nice atmosphere, friendly attitude towards students, chance to undergo trainings in interesting companies. It is characteristic of the Bielsko Region that many foreign companies have their headquarters in the neighborhood of Bielsko-Biała. There are also many foreigners who work in the Bielsko Region. These students who can possibly take up a job in Poland or branch offices of foreign concerns can undergo such training here.

Levels of study offered by institution[edit]

  • Licentiate (B.A. or B.Sc.)
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Sciences (M.Sc.)
  • Advanced/postgraduate study
  • Doctorate
  • Higher/post doctorate (habilitatus)

Ranking[edit]

In a survey conducted by the Polish edition of Newsweek in 2008, University of Bielsko-Biała was selected as the fifth best among all Polish universities.[2]

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Coordinates: 49°47′0.25″N 19°3′28.7″E / 49.7834028°N 19.057972°E / 49.7834028; 19.057972