Gdansk University of Technology

4.2 out of 5 (97 reviews) Gdansk, Poland
Gdansk University of Technology, one of the oldest in Poland, is an autonomous state university which covers 9 faculties. Ensuring high quality education for the dynamic development of economy and knowledge-based society is one of the key elements of the mission of Gdansk University of Technology (GUT). 

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (9)
Business & Management (4)
Computer Science & IT (4)
Social Sciences (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)

About

History

The cornerstone of the university building was embedded on the 7th of June 1900. Within the next four years buildings of total volume exceeding 200,000 m³ were erected on the area of 6,4 ha. Back then, the university was divided into six faculties: Architecture, Chemistry, Construction, Machine Engineering and Electrotechnics, Shipbuilding and Ship Machine Engineering and General Sciences.

Education

The high quality of education is currently one of the key factors in attracting the best candidates for studies, and only the best graduates of upper-secondary schools are able to maintain a high level of education and increase the chances of university graduates to find a job that would be satisfactory, both intellectually and financially.

Research

Selected laboratories and courses of study at Gdansk University of Technology possess certificates confirming the quality of education and research.

Career

Among GUT alumni are CEOs of large companies, persons holding high public offices, entrepreneurs, creators of well-known brands, renowned architects. Many of them appreciate education and practical skills gained at the university.

The Gdansk University of Technology Careers Office helps students and graduates to actively enter the job market. It is possible thanks to collaborating with employers, labor offices and other academic career units. 

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2018
801
2017
801 -200
2016
601
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
1070
2017
-
2016
-
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Services

Student services

International Relations Office (IRO) and International Students and Vistors Office (ISVO) deal with: 

  • central coordination and management of Erasmus+,
  • managing of ISVO,
  • coordination of activities related to international cooperation,
  • cooperation with foreign institutions and organizations within international cooperation
  • cooperation with GUT's faculties within preparing agreements in the field of education and international cooperation database, 
  • international promotion and information activities,
  • international programmes and scholarships counselling.

Housing services

Gdansk University of Technology provides modern housing for 3 000 students in 12 dormitory buildings located close to the university (5 minute walk). The dormitories offer high standard accommodation with mostly double rooms. Triple bed rooms are also available, as well as rooms suitable for disabled people. The rooms are fully furnished with a fridge and a telephone in each room.

Library services

The Library of Gdansk University of Technology (GUT) is the oldest and the largest technical library in northern Poland. The Library holds: over 1,200,000 thousand volumes, mainly textbooks and study guides, science books,scientific and technical journals, standards and standardization handbooks, technology and economics books and online databases

Medical services

You can choose private insurance company or join a voluntary health insurance in Poland in one of National Health Fund branches (NFZ- Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia). Under this insurance scheme, students are entitled to free medical care and can use university health care clinics and health centres. Also, all foreign students have the option of purchasing additional accident insurance. 

Student Life

Campus life

Within the campus historic architecture coexists with modern buildings full of wellequipped teaching rooms and highly specialized laboratories. The symbol of the university is the monumental Main Building, built in the early twentieth century, and designed in Neo-Renaissance style by the renowned Dutch architect, Albert Carsten, later professor of the university. 

Sports facilities

In ASC there are 20 sports sections including swimming, athletics, judo, volleyball, football, tennis and table tennis. Sports center is located in Wrzeszcz on the main traffic route, close to SKM(a commuter train) and tram lines. They have a modern, newly renovated swimming pool complex, which is used by students during physical education classes.

Student clubs

Participation in the activity of circles and student organisations is an excellent way to develop your personality and improve your team working skills. Getting involved in scientific or cultural projects will let you share the organisational spirit and it will bring you satisfaction while still having fun.

Student organisations at GUT are numerous and so are their activity profiles. You are sure to find such an organisation that will help you develop your passions or take a break from daily routine of studying.

Accreditation

The education quality at Gdansk University of Technology was assessed several times by the Polish Accreditation Committee (PAC) and the Polish Accreditation Commission of Universities of Technology (PACUT).

Student Reviews

Gdansk University of Technology
Ordinary craving for extraordinary
rated 3 out of 5 stars
I find my studies to be interesting yet there were many subjects that I would consider unnescesary. Nothing unusuall really when it comes to my study history, but willing to change that. I have chosen to do my Msc in english language to get myself closer to my dream which is working abroad. Studies are tough but it is what makes them that satysfying. I didn't make use of the ,,student life" as ...
Gdansk University of Technology
You have to participate at the lessons to get a good mark, i...
rated 5 out of 5 stars
You have to participate at the lessons to get a good mark, interesting topics, good teachers
Gdansk University of Technology
It is not very good. They have module system and I think it ...
rated 3.5 out of 5 stars
It is not very good. They have module system and I think it is not useful.