Silesian University of Technology

The Silesian University of Technology (Polish name: Politechnika Śląska; Polish pronunciation: [pɔliˈtɛxɲika ˈɕlɔ̃ska]) is a university located in the Polish province of Silesia, with most of its facilities in the city of Gliwice. It was founded in 1945 by Polish professors of the Lwow Polytechnic, who were forced to leave their native city and move to the Recovered Territories (see also Kresy). In 2021, the prestigious Perspektywy Foundation ranked it as 6th best University of Technology in Poland[1] and 13th overall.[2]

Silesian University of Technology
Politechnika Śląska
Logo of the Silesian_University_of_Technology
Latin: Silesia Universitas Technologica
EstablishedMay 24, 1945 (1945-05-24)
RectorProfessor Arkadiusz Mężyk
Students21,366 (2016)
Location, ,
CampusUrban campuses in 3 cities
Faculty of Chemistry building in Gliwice
Faculty of Geology


Silesian University of Technology is organized into 13 faculties, 1 college and 1 research institute:[3]

Eleven of these are situated in Gliwice, two in Katowice and two in Zabrze.


University rankings
Global – Overall
THE World[4]1001+ (2020)

The university is affiliated with the following organizations:


  1. ^ "University Ranking Perspektywy 2021".
  2. ^ "University Ranking Perspektywy 2021".
  3. ^ "Structure of SUT". Silesian University of Technology. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  4. ^ "World University Rankings". 20 August 2019.

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Coordinates: 50°17′27″N 18°40′30″E / 50.29083°N 18.67500°E / 50.29083; 18.67500