University Plock Campus
The Warsaw University of Technology has an off-campus unit called The School of Engineering and Social Sciences in the city of Płock, about 100 km from Warsaw. In various organisational forms this school has existed since 1967 (at first as the Affiliate Branch of the Warsaw University of Technology, and later as The Academic and Research Centre ), and has offered its educational and research services mainly to the local community of the Płock region. Most students on the Campus come from this region and most graduates get their jobs in the region as well.
Płock, the main administrative and economic centre of the North-Western Mazovia Region, has more than 130 thousand inhabitants. It is known as the most important centre of crude oil processing, petrochemical products and a producer of agricultural machines in Poland.
The organisational units of the Warsaw University of Technology School of Engineering and Social Sciences in Płock have close ties with the Płock economy, many distinguished companies, and well-known scientific centres in Poland and abroad. These units include: The Faculty of Civil Engineering, Mechanics and Petrochemistry, transformed from the Affiliate Branch of Warsaw University of Technology in 1983, and the College of Economics and Social Sciences, founded in 1995.
Currently there are over 3500 students at these two units and this number increases each year.
The School of Engineering and Social Sciences of the Warsaw University of Technology in Płock plays a leading role both in the city and the region of Płock in the field of science, higher education, technology and culture. The School of Engineering and Social Sciences is one of the important factors that help shape the city's image.