The University of Bielsko-Biala (Akademia Techniczno-Humanistyczna w Bielsku-Bialej) was founded in October 2001 as an independent governmental academic institution. Previously, since 1969, it had been a branch of the Technical University of Lodz (Politechnika Lódzka). The machine-design, electrical and textile industries are traditional for the region so the main education areas have been long established. However, with the change in the economy other fields of study including management, humanities, environmental and computer sciences, have been developed.
At present, about 5,000 students are studying at five faculties: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science; Faculty of Materials, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Faculty of Management and Transport; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Faculty of Health Sciences. The University employs about 400 people, including 200 experienced professors and other members of the academic staff. As the only higher educational institution in the Podbeskidzie region, The University of Bielsko-Biala is a vibrant community of ambitious individuals who contribute to the University’s research and didactic potential by constantly attaining their professional, educational and social goals. The University is firmly rooted in the region which is reflected in various enterprises with the community members and also in its research interests.
The University of Bielsko-Biala is open to new ideas and opportunities to improve modern educational tools. Internationalization has become one of the most important objectives of the University, and as a result, it is being constantly promoted through its participation in various European network projects.
The University cooperates with many academic centres and research institutes all over the world. The number of bilateral agreements is growing exponentially each year – up to now, we have signed over 100 agreements in the Erasmus+ programme, which was created to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Additionally, we have signed approximately 50 bilateral agreements covering scientific and educational cooperation with foreign partners. As a result, the number of students who decide to go abroad tostudy in a different European country while completing a degree and those who decide to come and study in Bielsko-Bialais growing each year.
The virtual tour - see the campus
Published: 17 February 2016