In 2009 Poznan University of Technology (PUT) celebrated 90 anniversary of higher educational technical system in Poznan.

It continues traditions of the State Higher School of Mechanical Engineering, which was opened in August 1919.  It was allocated in a building nowadays situated at M. Sk?odowska-Curie Square, today the Rector's Office. In 1929, the school changed its name to the State Higher School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.

PUT is at present autonomous state institution consisting of nine faculties in which institutes and chairs over one thousand academic staff members do research and run educational tasks for over fourteen thousand students of full -time and part-time studies.

PUT has been granted the right to confer doctorates in technical science. Moreover, it runs postgraduate studies within different faculties.


Pozna?, the capital of Wielkopolska is located in the central-western Poland on the river Warta. The beginnings of Pozna? go back to the 9th century. Presently, 580.000 people inhabit it.

Pozna? is the third, after Warsaw and Cracow, academic centre as far as the number of students is concerned. There are 17 public institutions of higher education including Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan University of Technology, Poznan University of Economics, Poznan University of Medicine, Poznan University of Agriculture, Poznan Academy of Music, Poznan University of Physical Education, and many private Colleges e.g. College of Management and Banking, College of Banking, College of Hotel and Catering which offer different daily, evening and weekend courses to over 150.000 students.
Pozna? is a large tourist centre. Every year many tourists from Poland and abroad come and visit 21 museums, exhibition halls and private art galleries. After long and exhausted sightseeing tours, tourist can relax visiting the Opera House, listening to Agnieszka Duczmal Chamber Orchestra or one of Pozna? choirs e.g. Pozna? Nightingales or Pozna? Boy's Choir.

Pozna? is a large industrial centre where leading Polish and foreign manufactures and companies are located, e.g. Beiersdorf-Lechia, Centra, Glaxo Wellcome Pozna?, H. Cegielski Company, Lech Wielkopolska's Breweries, Volkswagen Pozna?. The most dynamically developing branches are electronics, machine production and food processing. Pozna? is also a very big bank centre where 61 banks and 153 insurance companies have their representatives and branches.

Pozna? is called a "green city": there are 4 lakes in the city used for water sports and recreation.

There are 7 stadiums, 11 indoor and open-air swimming pools, a horse racecourse, two motor-cycle and car racetracks, two archery -tracks, the Malta-Ski Artificial Slope open all year round, a concert-and-sports-hall, and other sport facilities.

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