The city of Gliwice owes ist academic character to the Silesian University of Technology, the Gliwice School of Entrepreneurship, the Teachers Training College and the Foreign language Teacher Training College.
The biggest university in Gliwice and one the the biggest in Poland is the Silesian University of Technology (SUT), with more than 60-years successful tradition in education, research and development as well as cooperation with industry.
Nowadays the University offers courses within over 140 specialties in 34 majors, run by following 12 faculties. The Faculties cover the whole range of engineering disciplines, as well as elements of management, sociology and administration. The number of students in all types of courses in the academic year 2007/2008 exceeded 30 000. Educational and research activities benefit from large number of modern lecture halls and advanced laboratories and are carried out by remarkable university staff consisting of over 1700 academic teachers including 300 professors and DSc degree holders.
The Silesian University of Technology is an active partner of the European students exchange within the framework of the LLP-Erasmus programme, on the basis of over 145 bilateral agreements with European universities. Following the Bologna Declaration, the Silesian University of Technology has activated courses at different levels: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and PhD courses.
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An excellent complement for the offer of the SUT are the activities of the Gliwice School of Entrepreneurship, etsblished in 2005. The profile of the school focuses on economics, humanities and arts. The seat of the Gliwice School of Entrepreneurship is located within the stateof-the-art facilities od Education and Business Centre "New Gliwice".
Institutions belonging to the Polish Academy of Science - a learned society acting through an elected corporation of top scholars and research organizations - are located in or near Gliwice. These are: the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics, the Institute of Chemical Engineering, and Center of Polymer and Carbon Materials.
For bringing research results closer to the social and economic practice in all of the Silesia region, there is The Scientific Technological Park (Technopark) in Gliwice. Technopark conducts its activity in the field of research services, supports the relations between science and economy, takes part in the implementation of innovative activities and provides entrepreneurs with lease area, services supporting business activity and help to acquire funds for innovative development.