Poznan University of Technology (PUT)


PUT logo PUT with its over 20,000 students and over 2,300 staff members is one of the leading Polish universities offering higher technical education. It has developed a valuable partner for international enterprises and research institutions in terms of quality of education, level of research, and innovation. In 2007, the IBM Eclipse Support Center was established at PUT and tightly coupled with the Institute of Computing Science. The main purpose of the Center is to provide elite Eclipse support to IBM customers. It delivers 2/3 of Eclipse support world wide. The Center is the part of the IBM Rational WorldWide Support. In 2011, in the PUT campus, the European Center for Bioinformatics and Genomics was open. It includes four cutting-the-edge laboratories focusing among others on human genome research, designing DNA and RNA microarrays, applying computer science technologies in biological research. Also in 2011, Samsung Electronics Poland opened its research and development center at PUT. The center is focusing on innovation projects in the field of software development for digital TV and mobile phones. Additionally, within the field of information technologies, PUT cooperates with multiple corporates, companies, and research centers, including among others: Microsoft, Volkswagen, Roche, and Poznań Supercomputer and Network Center (PCSS). In 2006, a joint initiative of Microsoft, PUT, and PCSS resulted in the creation of Microsoft Innovation Center.

PUT has been successfully raising funds from European Commission - it has realized 45 FP5/6/7 projects and several projects within the Social Fund, Structural Fund, and Human Capital programmes. PUT became part of ECTS programmes as the first Polish technical university in 1995. It has double degree agreements with BTU Cottbus (Germany), Alpen Adria Klagenfurt University (Austria), and Univerzitet Crne Gore (Montenegro). Additionally, PUT is already associated partner in the EM IT4BI master programme. 25 undergraduate and 26 graduate study programmes are offered by 10 faculties. One of them is the Faculty of Computing, whose deputy dean is Prof. Robert Wrembel.


PUT CampusThe Faculty of Computing is located in the ultra-modern Lecture and Conference Center. The Faculty runs the "Computing" field of studies at undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, and doctoral level. This field of studies is ranked among top 3 in Poland. It received the proof of excellence for years 2004-2010 and 2011-2018, from the Polish Accreditation Committee. Moreover, another independent ranking of faculties offering the "Computing" field of studies was made in 2009 by the Computer Science Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In this ranking, the Faculty of Computing is classified as top 1.

Computer Science students at the Faculty of Computing can take advantage of over 20 specialized laboratories, including among others: prototyping of electronic systems, network, databases, software engineering, Internet technologies, data mining, multimedia, mobile technologies, and graphics. Every year, over 300 master students successfully graduate from the Faculty. The Faculty further improves their educational capabilities with the European Social Fund - project Tech-INFO, which is coordinated by Prof. Wrembel. Currently, the Faculty is running 2 PhD thesis as co-tutelle with the University of Luxembourg.

With 2 FP5, 3 FP6, and 6 FP7 projects, the Faculty of Computing is a substantial part of PUT's success in the EU Framework Programmes. The Faculty's research staff consists of 11 full professors, 17 associate professors, 79 PhDs, and over 40 research assistants. The core of the Faculty is the Institute of Computing Science. The Institute takes part in a few EU funded research and technological projects, the largest of which is "Integrated Mobile System for Counterterrorism and Rescue Operations", financed from European Regional Development Fund. Moreover, the Institute is the developer of an information system for hospitals, deployed in several dozens of hospitals in Poland.


PUT Lecture Hall The Institute of Computing Science includes 4 laboratories, one of them being the Data Processing Technologies Lab, with 2 full professors, 3 associate professors, 6 PhDs, and 10 PhD students. Since 1998, the Lab has been realizing 5 research projects (funded by the Polish research agencies), 6 industrial projects, and 2 bi-lateral research projects with Austria. The main driving forces of the Lab include Prof. Morzy and Prof. Wrembel. Prof. Wrembel currently supervises 2 PhD students and is strongly oriented towards international connections and projects. In the recent past he hosted 6 visiting scholars and 4 more visits are planned in 2012, including scholars from the IT4BI-DC partners. As a co-chair of the ADBIS 2012 conference, Prof. Wrembel managed to bring the international database community to Poznan. For his distinguished industry connections and activities, in 2010 IBM awarded him with IBM Faculty Award. For his overall education work, in 2011 he received the Medal of the Polish National Education Committee.

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