Opole University of Technology (OUTech) is an internationally oriented leading high-tech university in Poland. We provide education mostly in the area of technical science but also in the fields of management, tourism, sport, and physiotherapy. Our scientific and educational potential is built by high-class academic and research staff. Thanks to collaboration with the finest local companies and valuable foreign partnerships, our students get a first-hand practical knowledge and skills adjusted to the requirements of the current global market standards. Our research transcends traditional fields of engineering, combining the specialized technical sciences with economics, administration, sport and medical sciences. OUTech is composed of six faculties:
- Civil Engineering & Architecture
- Economics and Management
- Electronic Engineering, Automatic Control and IT
- Mechanical Engineering
- Production Engineering & Logistics
- Physical Education & Physiotherapy
OUTech was established in 1966 and has nearly 50 years of academic tradition. We educate 8 000 students including up to 400 international students per year. The University employs over 900 staff members including 540 academic teachers, 143 professors, and over 20 foreign scholars.
Our University is located in the beautiful city of Opole, in the south-west part of Poland, Europe. The city is the capital of Opolskie Region (11 counties, area 9,412.5 km3, population : 1,044,346, urban - 55%, rural 45%, density 110/km2).Opole is a modern, middle-sized European city with the population of 130,000. It is the largest economic, academic, scientific and cultural center of the region.Opole is situated along Pan-European Road Corridor III. The A4 International Motorway links Opole with Western and Eastern Europe. The distance between Opole and the central Europe capital cities is as follows: Warsaw - 320 km, Berlin - 420 km, Prague - 291 km, Vienna - 356 km, Budapest - 500 km. The highway and railway connection systems guarantee convenient access to the international airports: Wrocław Copernicus Airport (90 km) and Katowice International Airport (100 km), Warsaw Chopin Airport (330 km). A high-speed train journey from Warsaw last about 3 hours. EDUCATION AND RESEARCH Studying at OUTech leads on to a range of exciting and rewarding careers. We provide education in 24 majors and 6 doctoral degrees. Studies are offered In the Following Disciplines:
- Architecture & Town Planning
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Education In Technology & Computer Engineering
- Safety Engineering
- Automatic Control Engineering & Robotics
- Electronics And Telecommunication Computer Science
- Power Engineering
- Chemical &Process Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering & Machine Building
- Mechatronics Logistics
- Food Science & Technology
- International Economic Relations
- Management & Production Engineering
- Physical Education
- Tourism & Recreation
We also offer a wide range of postgraduate courses such as EU-China Business Relations or Holistic Health Management or Computer Forensic. Our diverse profile results in an extensive research work in fields related to:
- modern civil, seismic and wind engineering
- specialized electronic technologies
- advanced computer and telecommunication technologies
- usage of renewable energies
- innovative methods for management and logistics
- vehicles and machines design
- analysis of various materials used in industry
- smart specializations of regionals sustainable development
- enhancement of rehabilitation methods and analysis for professional sport using biomechanics, biochemistry, and genetics
Our research is focused on groundbreaking technologies and innovations. Thanks to the latest investments and infrastructure modernization our students and scientists in laboratories furnished with a high-class research equipment. Only recently we have established Centre for Energetic Safety at the Highway of Innovation and Technology Institute. Our students do real science – they discover and invent projects such as the international recognized MouseBOX, (currently seeking investors in China), the European Rover Challenge’s laureate Chameleon Vehicle or the Solar Bike. We also organize a highly –acclaimed TEDEX events.
COOPERATION WITH REGIONAL GOVERNMENT, BUSINESS, AND INDUSTRY
The Golden Triangle model leads to the real implementation of science. As the technical university OUTech plays an increasingly important role in our technology-based economy. We strongly cooperate with business and industry. Our cooperation is reflected in our education offer but also in the significant role played by the University for the whole region. Our professionals take part in strategic negotiations with prospective investors, demonstrating our high potential for a future collaboration. The business and industry specialist deliver expert lectures to our students providing a first-hand knowledge and skills. We are involved numerous critical regional projects such as Regional Innovation Strategy 2020 or Effective knowledge transfer from science to industry. We are participating in the Opole Power Plant development project crucial for the national energetic safety. Together with the city council, we develop the Opole Science and Technology Park. We closely collaborate with local international companies such as POLARIS (US) or IMF ECOLINK (Germany), adjusting our educational programs to the needs of present and future local and global markets. Our academics and graduates work in international Research & Developments Centers. Together with our long-term partner Chemnitz University of Technology, we organize the Polish-German Bridge Conference, creating valuable international research-industry opportunities co-financed by the European Union.
For years we have been building a multicultural and miscellaneous academic milieu. We develop educational and research partnerships with various partners from all over Europe, Americas (US, Brazil) and Asia (China, India, and Malaysia). Each year we welcome plenty of students, lectures, and specialists from all over the World. We influence, support and develop international cooperation of Polish engineering higher-education institutions. We have contributed to the collaborative agreements between Polish & Portuguese and Polish and Ukrainian technical universities. We organized the pioneering Polish-Portuguese Academic Energy Summit. In years 2013-15 we have been a leader of international Consortium PROGRES 3 created to foster cross-border scientific cooperation and facilitate more effective planning, management and realization of joint education and research projects as well as to enhance economic situation of local societies between 14 partner universities from Czech, Slovakia, and Poland. We cooperate with over 100 European universities in the frame of Erasmus+ mobility program. Each year we welcome around 200 Erasmus students, offering them the wide range of subjects in English. More than 200 of our students and academic staff annually take the opportunity to study, teach or receive training abroad. Since 2008 we have been collaborating with Illinois State University, US. The students of physical education, physiotherapy, and health sciences participate in our exchange program and the Polish-US Summer School. In 2007, as a result of earlier cooperation with one of the most important academic institutions in China - Beijing University of Technology – our University signed an agreement with HANBAN (Office of Chinese Language Council International) establishing OPOLE CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE - CENTRE OF POLAND-CHINA COOPERATION, considered as one of the best institutes in Europe promoting Chinese culture and language. We are the only university in this part of Europe to sign the collaborative agreement with Chongqing Jiaotong University, China - the “One road one belt“ agreement is a part of a huge transcontinental program called ‘The New Silk Road’. We regularly participate in education fairs and national educational missions abroad representing Polish technical universities and promoting education offer all over the World IEEE Opole Division helps our students to expand their interests in electrical engineering and computer science through the American and the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. Our long-term relations with embassies and consulates result in regular visits of high-ranked diplomats and foreign government representatives such as ambassadors of US, China, India, Germany, Netherlands, Austria or Malaysia.
OFFER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Our university offers studies in interesting, stimulating and inspiring international environment. Once enrolled the students become members of our multicultural community. Our degree programs and courses in English are crucial for the internationalization of the University and therefore given a special attention. Programs are steered by a highly-dedicated international team of experts and academic professionals. The courses are designed to meet the future global market requirements. The well-established and internationally renowned professors, specialists and senior lectures focus especially on the practical applicability and present real-world solutions to real-world situations. Our programs are run in close cooperation with international enterprises. We prepare students for demanding world-wide careers.
We have 300 courses/subjects in English for students of Erasmus+ program. The full list is published in our ECTS catalog available at our International Office webpage. We also offer Erasmus work placement opportunities at our laboratories.
FULL DEGREE PROGRAMS IN ENGLISH
Our Faculty of Mechanical Engineering offers a prestigious master degree program in Environmental Engineering, specialization: Advanced Technologies in Environmental Engineering (ATEE) in English. Tuition fees for non-EU students - Advanced Technologies in Environment Engineering: 2000 EURO PER YEAR
SUPPORT AND MENTORING
Students are provided all the necessary support from our cooperative and enthusiastic team of International Relations Office. They are also offered a mentoring assistance by our International Student Mentor Club.
Students are offered a comfortable and newly renovated single or multiple occupancy rooms for a price up to 100 EURO (74 GBP). Rooms have free Wi-Fi access. Student dormitories are situated at the 1st University Campus with an easy access the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Students Service Center, Main Library Conference Center and Student Canteen and 15-minute walking distance to the city center and facilities of our Faculty of Economics and Management and Faculty of Civil Engineering.
Modern sports facilities are available to the students at our 2nd University Campus. Our University Sports Club provides further opportunities for a range of sports. The facilities are directly equipped for basketball, handball, volleyball, athletics, fitness, aerobics etc. The brand-new municipal swimming pool and ice-skating rink are also available.
Enroll at Opole University in Technology and study in Europe! Our students have the possibility to study or practice abroad in the frame of Erasmus+ mobility program. We cooperate with over 100 partner institution from Germany, UK, France, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Malta, Greece, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia or Finland. Erasmus program students receive EU scholarship that helps them to discover Europe. Our international partners' institution and companies create various work placement opportunities around Europe. Furthermore, the students are able to choose the perfect training location on their own.
Our students' study, discover, create and have fun. They form and join in student research clubs. They participate in welcoming weeks, networking events, international conferences, and workshops as well as the annual Student Festival. They have a great chance to flourish and take full advantage of the opportunity to learn the European markets and cultures.
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