Founded in 1904, the Gdansk University of Technology is one of the oldest universities in Poland. Established in the port of Gdansk, one of the country’s largest and most important cities, GUT is a large university with a key focus on scientific education and research.
The university’s main campus contains a mix of old and newer-build facilities, and the bulk of the university’s academic and recreational facilities can be found here. Some of these facilities include the Mathematics and Distance Learning Centre, 25 laboratories dedicated to the study of nanotechnology, and housing blocks capable of supporting thousands of students.
As well as this, the university also has its own Academic Sports Centre, which provides a number of facilities such as gyms, swimming pools, tennis courts, football pitches, and a volleyball court.
Students studying at GUT also have easy access to the city of Gdansk, a large metropolitan area with a long and rich history. As a major industrial area with population of around half a million people, Gdansk offers plenty of modern trappings for students looking to socialise and relax between study periods.
In terms of academia, the university’s primary focus is on scientific subjects, and as such GUT offers a wide variety of science-related degree courses, especially in engineering. The university is also noteworthy for offering a number of courses unique to itself, such as degrees in nanotechnology and construction chemistry.
In addition to this, many courses are available to be taught in English as well as Polish, and additional support for prospective international students is also offered.
GUT also maintains a focus on research and development, allowing students to make their own contributions to their fields of study.
Some famous alumni of GUT include the Polish economist Michał Kalecki, and the German physicist Abraham Esau.