BIALYSTOK UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Originally established in 1949 as a Private Evening Engineering College with the departments of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and nationalised in 1951, Bialystok University of Technology (BUT) finally acquired its university status in 1974. Bialystok University of Technology is a public institution of higher education subordinate to the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education. Located in Bialystok BUT is the largest university of its kind in the north-eastern region of Poland.
We are a modern, dynamically developing institution with 65-year-old experience in educating scientists and technologists. At present there are nearly 12 thousand students studying at Bialystok University of Technology 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
- 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 27 first and 19 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, 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 civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, machine design and maintenance, mechanics.
Bialystok University of Technology cooperates with 37 academic centres across the world within the framework of bilateral scientific agreements (currently 89). 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 (113 current agreements). We provide administrative assistance for foreign students and visitors who come to BUT.
Our University signed double-degree programme agreements with University of Cordoba (Spain), University of Beira Interior (Portugal) and Universite de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambresis (France). Through these agreements, the students of the Faculties of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Protection Engineering and Management will be able to obtain two professional titles: one in Poland, conferred by BUT and the other one abroad. The double degree agreements are the result of many years of very successful collaboration within student and teacher exchange programmes between BUT and other universities abroad.
Our University has been organizing and co-organizing national and international scientific conferences, seminars, debates and promotional events such as Podlasie Science and Art Festival, Bialystok School Leavers’ Educational Fair, Job Fair and Open Days. BUT also has its own magazine „Technical University Life”, „Akadera” Radio Station and PlatonTV – Interactive Scientific HDTV.
Both students and university staff have access to well-developed laboratory facilities. Fully computerized BUT Library is one of the largest science and technology libraries in the north-eastern region of Poland. The campus is beautifully situated near the city park and within easy reach of the city centre. There are sporting facilities such as a modern sports hall, gyms, tennis courts as well as student clubs. Professionally equipped and being able to house over 600 people, BUT’s Auditorium Maximum is a perfect conference centre. Student Residence Halls provide reasonably priced and good standard accommodation with Internet access for over 2 000 students. Bialystok University of Technology also has its own recreation centre „Dwór Mejera” picturesquely located near the Lithuanian border.