Bialystok University of Technology (BUT)

Bialystok University of Technology (BUT) is the largest university of its kind in the north-eastern region of Poland. BUT was originally established in 1949 as a Private Evening Engineering College with the departments of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and nationalised in 1951. BUT finally acquired its university status in 1974 and is a public institution of higher education subordinate to the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education. The university is a modern, dynamically developing institution with 67-year-old experience in educating scientists and technologists. At present there are nearly 10 thousand students studying at Bialystok University of Technology and more than 600 academic teachers in its 7 faculties: Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Computer Science, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Management and Faculty of Forestry in Hajnówka. The education process involves three cycles or degrees in full-time and part-time modes according to the Bologna Declaration directive. To meet the expectations of both our students and modern market economy BUT offers first and second degree courses. Additionally, the graduates as well as other people wishing to continue their education will find a rich variety of postgraduate courses. Bialystok University of Technology has full rights to confer doctoral (PhD) degrees in ten scientific disciplines, i.e. architecture and urban planning, automatics and robotics, biocybernetics and biomedical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, electronics, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, environmental protection and development, machine design and maintenance, mechanics. Furthermore, BUT has been granted permission to confer post-doctoral (DSc) degrees in five scientific disciplines, such as computer science, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, machine design and maintenance, mechanics. Bialystok University of Technology cooperates with academic centres across the world within the framework of bilateral scientific agreements. Our university staff have been taking part in both national and international scientific research and didactic programmes. The co-operation has resulted in a large number of doctoral and post-doctoral dissertations, study exchange programmes and scholarships. BUT also participates in Erasmus + Programme. We provide administrative assistance for foreign students and visitors who come to BUT. In order to enrich its scientific and teaching infrastructure BUT successfully obtains EU funds. Among them there is Centre for Modern Education Bialystok University of Technology, which is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Operational Programme Development of Eastern Polish 2007-2013. In 2011 the university acquired funds from the Infrastructure and Environment Operational Programme 2007 – 2013, nearly 90 million for the implementation of the project “INNO-EKO-TECH” which is an innovative centre of teaching and research of alternative energy sources, energy-efficient construction and environmental protection. Its aim is to modernize university infrastructure and to raise the quality of education through the use in teaching process ICT solutions. Bialystok University of Technology actively supports the integration of higher education and entrepreneurship. In 2010 there was funded Institute of Innovation and Technology Bialystok University of Technology that focuses on the commercialization of scientific research and dissemination of the idea of academic entrepreneurship. In addition, Bialystok Technical University is implementing the project “Academic Business Incubator and Selected New Technologies” which is an instrument for the creation of conditions for the development of innovation in the economy and the region.