Lodz University of Technology

General information about the in​stitution:

  • Number of campuses: 2

  • Number of faculties: 9

  • Age- created on 24th May 1945

  • Location: Lodz University of Technology (TUL) is situated in the centre of Lodz – one of the biggest cities in Poland.

Name​ of the faculties:

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Electrical, Electronic, Computer and Control Engineering

  • Chemistry

  • Material Technologies and Textile Design

  • Technical Physics, Information Technology and Applied Mathematics

  • Biotechnology and Food Sciences

  • Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering

  • Organization and Management

  • Process and Environmental Engineering

  • International Faculty of Engineering- ALL PROGRAMMES IN ENGLISH, ONE IN FRENCH

Number of students and teaching staff

  • Students: 20 072
  • PhD students: 625
  • Academic teachers: 1461

Training​ programs

  • Name of the faculties and the programs

International Faculty of Engineering

ALL PROGRAMMES IN ENGLISH AND ONE IN FRENCH

First cycle (7 semesters)

Second cycle (3 semesters)

Other Faculties

(two-cycle studies: First cycle - 7 semesters, Second cycle - 3 semesters)

ALL PROGRAMMES IN POLISH BUT IT IS POSSIBLE TO RUN A FINAL PROJECT IN ENGLISH - for other languages an individual agreement is required

The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Automatic Control and Robotics

  • Mechatronics 

  • Materials Engineering

  • Management and Producton Engineering 

  • Transport

  • Power Engineering

The Faculty of Electrical, Electronic, Computer and Control Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Electronics and Telecommunications

  • Automatic Control and Robotics

  • Computer Science

  • Power Engineering

  • Mechatronics

  • Transport

  • Occupational Safety Engineering

The Faculty of Chemistry

  • Chemical Technology

  • Environmental Protection

  • Chemistry

  • Chemistry of Building Materials 

  • Materials Engineering

  • Nanotechology 

The Faculty of Materials Technologies and Textiles Design 

  • Textile Engineering

  • Materials Engineering

  • Design Studies 

  • Occupational Safety Engineering

  • Eductation in Technology and Informatics 

The Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences

  • Environmental Protection

  • Biotechnology

  • Food Technology and Human Nutrition

The Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering

  • Civil Engineering

  • Environmental Engineering

  • Architecture and Urban Planning

The Faculty of Technical Physics, Information Technology and Applied Mathematics

  • Computer Science

  • Technical Physics

  • Mathematics

The Faculty of Organization and Management

  • Management 

  • European Studies

  • Management and Production Engineering 

  • Occupational Safety Engineering

The Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering

  • Chemical and Process Engineering

  • Environmental Engineering

  • Occupational Safety Engineering+

Institute of Papermaking and Printing 

  • Paper and Printing Technology 

Logistics College

  • Logistics

For more information: http://ectslabel.p.lodz.pl/?s=glowna&l=en

Scientific production

  • Publication statistics

Data for the year 2011:

  • Number of publications included in ISI Master Journal List - 437,

  • Number of publications in international magazines - 398

  • Number of international publications - 2025

  • Number of diploma thesis done with foreign partners - 105
    (7- PhD thesis, 60- master thesis, 38- bachelor thesis),

  • Total number of publications in Polish - 1913

  • Total number of patents - 108

  • Research entities or labs - each institute has its own labolatories in which the research and teaching is conducted.

  • National rankings positions

Lodz University of Technology is on the fourth position among the technical universities in Poland and on 8th position among all the heigher education institutions in the ranking oraganized by Perspektywy magazine (http://www.p.lodz.pl/zalaczniki/12817,1307,tabela_rankingowa_uczelni_akademickich.pdf,271238.pdf)

Foreign stu​​dents reception

  • Statistics of foreign students in the institution

Erasmus exchange - outgoing students: 385

Erasmus exchange- incoming students: 280

  • Students facilities (foreign laguages courses, etc.)

Libraries

As foreign books are expensive in Poland, you can always go to the university library to borrow some. Any registered student (with the special library ID card) may use the institute, faculty and main library. At TUL Main Library computer-based system has been installed to handle library procedures Photocopying machines are widely available at the university, in libraries and in many other places in the city. 

TUL Main Library (Biblioteka Główna)
223 Wólczańska Street, 90-924 Lodz
phone: (+48-42) 631 20 59
www.bg.p.lodz.pl

National Library (Biblioteka Narodowa)
Al. Niepodległości 213, 00-973 Warszawa

Computer network

TUL has an extensive computer network that provides gateways to both national and international networks. It interconnects all the university units as well as halls of residence.
Free of charge access to computers connected to the Internet is available at many faculties - if not sure, ask your supervisor or any student. A number of computers for students' usage is also available at the Main Library.
In every hall of residence there is a broadband (LAN) network connection with access to the Internet available at a nominal price (paid on a biannual basis). The network administrator (who is a member of the Resident Council) of each hall of residence is responsible for connecting new users.

Foreign Languages Centre

All students have a great opportunity to learn modern languages. The Foreign Languages Centre runs courses of English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and special Polish courses free of charge for international students.

All students have the opportunity to learn modern languages. The Foreign Languages Centre runs courses of English, French, German, Russian and special Polish courses (offered also at the International Faculty of Engineering) free of charge for international students. In general, language instruction is provided for all students, including practice in comprehension, reading, oral and, where necessary, written work. Intermediate and advanced students are familiarised with elements of technical language as well as texts relevant to their area of study. Modern language laboratories are available at the Language Centre and at the International Faculty of Engineering.

Internships

The Lodz University of Technology provides workplacements for its students in all the areas of studies. The internships are performed in the companies, both Polish and foreign, and are monitored by the University. ECTS credits are given to the workplacements taking the workload into consideration.

Special needs students

The Lodz University of Technology is ready  to welcome students with special needs as its buildings are equipped in the proper way.  
Special needs students may obtain personal assistance for taking notes, exams and transport.
Polish students may obtain additional financial support accordingly to Polish regulations.
We advise that special needs students contact the University before arrival to check if the conditions provided by TUL allow them to undertake studies on the chosen field of study performed on individual basis.

Practical information

Identification Card
Each student enrolled in Lodz University of Technology is issued a picture identification card. The card verifies that the holder is eligible to receive University library and certain other campus privileges and services. It also entitles a student to discounts on train, bus and tram fares, as well as museum, theatre and cinema tickets. Neither the card nor its privileges may be transferred.
International Student Cards
ISIC is the most popular international student card for people under 26 authorising its holder for discount while visiting museums, at cinemas, for transport, night’s rest etc. The ISIC card costs 57 PLN and it is valid for one year.
Euro<26 is another very popular card for students. It can be bought by people younger than 26 years old. It entitles the holder to have both health insurance and discounts. It costs 60 PLN and is valid for one year.
Climate
The Polish climate can be very changeable. The Summer (June to August) may be warm, sometimes really hot with temperatures above 25º C. In Autumn, from September to November, it can be cold and wet. In Winter, at least between December and March, Southern Poland is always covered with snow. In December, January and February there can be heavy snowfalls with temperatures below◦ freezing, sometimes down to –15ºC. Spring comes in April/ May. Rainfall may occur during all seasons, especially in Autumn and Spring.
The number of hours of daylight varies from 7,5 at the Winter solstice, in December, to17 hours at the Summer solstice, in June.
Clothing
Staying in Poland for one semester or one year requires different kinds of clothes. Make sure that you have clothes that will protect you in all types of weather. Sweaters and a warm coat or anorak are essential for the winter months. If possible, have one waterproof coat for rainy days and have sturdy shoes. You will need winter clothes from October/November until March.
Smoking and drugs
Nowadays in Poland, smoking is prohibited in most public places. This applies also to the Lodz University of Technology. Soft and heavy drugs are strictly prohibited. The use of drugs is illegal and leads to prosecution if one is caught.
Banking
If you want to open a bank account in Poland you can do it either on the spot or via Internet prior to your arrival. The bank which offers such a possibility is mbank and its website is: www.mbank.com.pl.
There are several banks near the University including branches of the biggest banks of Poland: Bank PKO BP, Bank PEKAO SA. A few small branches are open in the hall of the building of the Faculty of Chemistry and in the hall of the Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Banking hours are normally 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday.
You have two choices of bank accounts in Poland Current account
Most people have current accounts, which will provide you with a card for obtain-
ing cash from the cash points. At regular intervals you will receive a statement
showing any transactions on your account. This is a useful way of keeping your money.
Deposit account
You can use it having a current account or independent on it. It is useful if you have other funds you do not need to use immediately and which can therefore earn interest in the meantime.
All you need is your passport and a letter from the International Office of the University confirming your student status and the amount of your scholarship.
Currency bank accounts
You can open a bank account either in Polish or in foreign currency. You are required to deliver a passport and a letter from the receiving institution that you are staying in Poland for a period longer than 3 months. The letter will be issued by the Lodz University of Technology, the International Relations Office on your arrival once requested.
Credit Cards
In Poland it is possible to pay by credit cards (VISA, American Express etc.). They are widely accepted in hotels, tourist offices and some shops in all large Polish cities. But so far it has been less popular than in European Union countries.
Money exchange
Banks and many private offices (Kantor) provide money exchange in the city centre. Some of them take a commission.
Shopping hours
Shops are usually open Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Shops are mostly closed on Sundays. These opening hours are the standard to which there are many exceptions. Most grocery stores are open much longer than the hours mentioned above e.g. Monday-Friday 6 a.m. (or 7 a.m. ) – 7 p.m. (or 8 p.m.). Outside these opening hours it is possible to buy some products at night shops and filling stations. Some of these are open 24 hours a day.In Łódź there are many supermarkets opened seven days a week like Tesco, Carrefour, Biedronka.
Transport
Łódź has an extensive tram and bus network, all available for the same price and with the same tickets. City transport begins operation around 5 a.m. and continues till 11 p.m. There are a few night buses lines as well. You need to purchase tickets from a newspaper stand –kiosk (RUCH) in advance and must validate it on the tram or bus using one of the „punchers”. You can purchase a daily, weekly or monthly pass. In Lodz there are many different kind of tickets: time-tickets (for 20min, 40min or 60min) which cost from 2,40 PLN to 4 PLN (students get a 50% discount), 24-hours tickets, group tickets, family tickets. The 30-days pass for unlimited travel on city transportation is 76 PLN – normal fare and 38 PLN – students’ fare (December 2012).
Use only taxis with a TAXI sign on the roof and a meter. The less expensive are the taxis marked with 919 or six digit phone number. Insist on the meter being turned on. If not, you can be sure of being overcharged.
There are two mainline Polish Railway (PKP) stations in Łódź  (Łódź Fabryczna, Łódź Kaliska ), and two mainline bus station.
The student ID card authorises the holder to buy half-fare tickets in Poland for local and train transportation with 30% discount.
Telephones
Telephones in Poland are handled by the state-run Telekomunikacja Polska S.A. Public telephones require special tokens or magnetic cards you can buy at any post office (Poczta) or a newspaper stand – kiosk (RUCH). You can also use different cards called “ tele2”, “telepin” or “ dzwoneczek” which cab be purchased in newsagents RELAY and INMEDIO. You can make international calls from most phones. In the telephone directory you will find a lot of useful information such as area codes, how to call long distance etc. It is cheaper to use telephone during the off-peak hours – typically after 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on weekdays and on Saturdays and Sundays.
Local calls – dial the seven-digit local number.
Long Distance Calls within Poland – dial 0 – wait for the constant tone – then dial the area code and a number (Łódź area code is 42).
International Calls – dial 0 – wait for the constant code – dial 0 again – then dial the country code + area code and local number.