Cracow University of Technology (PK) is a public university with more than 78 years of tradition (founded in 1945). Tadeusz Kościuszko has been our patron for over 35 years. He was a national hero of both Poland and the United States of America, but he was also an engineer and a builder, responsible for the fortifications in Cracow and the West Point fort in the United States. His name is a reminder of our responsibility to respect tradition, the accomplishments of our academic ancestors, reliability in giving access and promoting knowledge and openness towards new ideas.
Cracow University of Technology comprises a Doctoral School and 8 faculties (departments) offering 36 majors of Polish-taught study programmes accredited by the Polish Accreditation Committee and 14 English-taught study programmes. The majors taught by the Faculty of Architecture are accredited by the European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education. Moreover the major in Architecture is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the major in Landscape Architecture earned the accreditation of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) Europe. According to the latest national ranking of study programmes, Architecture at PK is the best programme of its kind in Poland. Cracow University of Technology was awarded the Logo Human Resources Excellence in Research by the European Commission. The University is a member of the European University Association and the STARS EU Strategic Alliance for Regional Transition.
In the recent evaluation of scientific disciplines i.e. assessment of the quality of scientific activity at Polish universities and research institutes carried out by an independent body of experts, Cracow University of Technology was awarded with the highest (in the rating scale) scientific categories A+ and A, and is currently among top three Polish universities.
Currently nearly 13,000 students have been pursuing full-time, part-time and Ph.D. studies as well as post-graduate studies with 1,110 academic teachers overseeing their education. Total number of alumni that graduated from PK exceed 112,000. Our alumni find jobs at public and private companies, national and international enterprises, government administration, and also at universities and research institutes. We are committed to ensure that all the PK graduates represent a high level of expertise as well as the highest ethical standards so that they can choose from many interesting job offers.
Cooperation with many universities and scientific centres all over the world enables joint publications and research, exchange of students and academic teachers, as well as the possibility of obtaining additional certificates and double diplomas. Cooperation with industry is also well-developed, and a Technology Transfer Centre is active in the university. A Special Economic Zone – the Cracow Technological Park – was created in 1997 as a reply for a call from the university. It has since become a platform linking the Cracovian scientific world with modern technologies.
Cracow University of Technology is present in the following international rankings:
• 2023 THE World University Rankings (#1501+)
• 2023 THE World University Rankings by subjects:
Computer Science (#601–800)
• QS World University Rankings:
2023 QS World University Ranking (#801-1000)
2023 QS World University Rankings by subjects:
Architecture & Built Environment (#201 – 240)
Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing (#351 – 400)
Materials Science (#401 – 420)
2022 Emerging Europe and Central Asia University Rankings (#73)
• 2022 US News Best Global Universities Rankings by subject:
Materials Science (#734)
• 2022 CWTS Leiden Ranking by indicator:
Scientific impact (#1194)
• Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019 and 2020 – Mechanical Engineering (#301 – 400)
• 2020 EngiRank – European Ranking of Engineering Programs by subjects – Civil Engineering (#5)
• 2021 The Three University Missions Ranking (#1201 – 1300)
• 2022 Webometrics Ranking of World Universities (#1456)
• 2021-22 Global 2000 List by the Center for World University Rankings (#1865)
• 2022 UI GreenMetric World University Ranking (#932)