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On November 15 we celebrate the Warsaw University of Technology Day. All units of WUT, including students and employees of our University, will join the celebrations.

The tradition of the Warsaw University of Technology - the largest and oldest technical university in Poland - dates back to the early nineteenth century, exactly in 1826 in Warsaw when the Preparatory School for technical studies was opened. Unfortunately, after only a few years of operation, the school was closed down in 1831 as a result of a repression after the outbreak of the November Uprising.

The establishment in 1898 of the Warsaw Polytechnical Institute was the crowing of long-drawn efforts by the Poles to create an institution of higher technical education. On the beginning there were three faculties: Mechanical, Chemical and Civil Engineering. The classes were conducted in Russian. In 1905 Polish students decided to protest and demand the autonomy of the University and Polish as the language of instruction.

Ten years later, 15 November 1915, the first Polish technical university – Warsaw University of Technology was established. Studies were conducted in Polish at the faculties of: Architecture, Machine Design and Electrical Engineering, Chemistry and Civil and Agricultural Engineering. The first rector was prof. Zygmunt Straszewicz.

Traditionally, on November 15 we invite everybody to celebrate with us the Warsaw University of Technology Day. Join us during below listed events which can be interesting for foreign students:


16 November 2017 (Thursday)

19:00 (entrance from 18:00) - Supplement of XCIII Concert of the Great Music series in the Little Hall „Gala STODOŁY” (Great Hall in Main Building)

18 November 2017 (Saturday)

  • 10:30 - XII WUT Rector's Cup (Syrenki Stadium, entrance from Batory Street)
  • 15:00 - Golden Chalk Gala: Awarding the best academics and awarding the "Scholarship under the Christmas Tree" (Great Hall in Main Building)
  • 18:00 – Miss and Mister of WUT pageant: XII Final Gala 2017 combined with performance of „The Engineers Band” (Great Hall in Main Building)

Associated events:

An exhibition in the Main Building of the Warsaw University of Technology organized by WUT Main Library - "Maria Skłodowska-Curie on the 150th anniversary of birth: discovering something incredibly interesting" (6–30 Nov 2017, Great Hall in Main Building)

An exhibition organized by WUT Museum: „History of the Warsaw University of Technology” (17-30 Nov 2017, Great Hall in Main Building)

WUT Cinema at 18:00 on November 20, 2017, in Great Hall in Main Building.