Name of institution: Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza im. Stanisława Staszica (AGH)
PEOPLE PRESENT IN PRONTO: JERZY BARANOWSKI
HIRED ESRS: TIAN CONG
AGH University of Science and Technology is a leading Polish university in modern technologies, and belongs to a group of prestigious international educational centres. The university was established in 1919, and until 1949 known as the University of Mining and Metallurgy. For many years, it has been ranked in the top of the list of institutions of higher education. The university, being a technical school, serves science and industry through educating students, the development of academic staff, as well as research and development. The university cherishes its traditions and educates students to be honest, responsible people both at work and as the members of the society, according to its motto: “Labore creata, labori et scientiae servio” (Created in labour, I serve labour and science).
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering (AGH) is one of the largest faculties among Polish universities. It occupies a very high position among the related establishments in the country and in the world. The Faculty has its roots in 1952 when the Electromechanical Faculty was divided into two departments (Electrification of Mining and Metallurgical and Mechanization of Mining and Metallurgy). The current Faculty is continuing the dynamic development of the Faculty of Electrification of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering over the past 60 years. The current name of the Department was adopted in 2012 after the restructuring of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science and Electronics. The department’s development strategy covers the development of priority directions in the areas of cutting edge technologies and information technologies, bioengineering, robotics, ecological manufacturing, transmission, processing and use of electricity, modern electrical equipment and metrology.