Kielce University of Technology
University type: technical
University status: public
Al. Tysiąclecia Państwa Polskiego 7
Tel. +48 41 34 24 773
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The successive term of office of the Kielce University of Technology governing bodies will last from 2012 to 2016. The University, which has existed for almost five decades, is an academic institution with established tradition. During the previous term of office, the 45th anniversary of the founding of the University was celebrated. It was established in 1965 as Kielce-Radom Evening Higher Engineering School and transformed into the Kielce University of Technology in 1974. The University sees itself as the bearer of the traditions passed down by the first technical higher school in Poland, namely the Mining Academy founded by Stanisław Staszic in 1816 and seated in the Cracow Bishops' Palace in Kielce.
In a broader context, the University is an heir to the Świętokrzyski Region traditions, an area of a high economic potential. The milestones of the Region's development include a prehistoric mine of striped flintstone in Krzemionki Opatowskie, ancient smelting furnaces called Dymarki, Old Polish Industrial Zone and Central Industrial Region. In recent years, metal, machine and construction industries have robustly developed in the Region. Tourism, a relatively new branch of industry in the area, has also played an important role in the Region's economy.
The last period of economic growth has undoubtedly contributed to the development of a technical school of higher education. The Polish name of the University (Politechnika Świętokrzyska) forms associations with the Region which has remained a bastion of Polish culture and traditions throughout the country's tumultuous history.
For over forty seven years of its operation, the University being the only institution of technical higher education in the Region, has provided instruction to students making them highly qualified engineering staff employed mainly by local enterprises. Many of the University accomplished alumni founded or were employed by a lot of production and services companies recognisable in the country and abroad. The University graduates have undoubtedly been successful, which is also regarded as a success of our institution.