General information

The Faculty of Chemistry is one of the oldest faculties of Warsaw University of Technology. It was founded in 1898 as one of the three faculties of the Russian Polytechnic Institute. It was a continuation of the traditions of the Preparative School to the Polytechnic Institute operating during 1826-1830. Many worldwide renown scientists worked in the Faculty of Chemistry: Professors Józef Zawadzki, Jan Zawidzki, Kazimierz Smoleński, Ignacy Mościcki, Tadeusz Miłobędzki, Wojciech Świętosławski, Stanisław Bretsznajder, Tadeusz Urbański, Tadeusz Wojno and many others. The commendable traditions of the Faculty of Chemistry were and are cultivated by succeeding generations of students and academic staff.

Scientific profile

At present the Faculty of Chemistry of Warsaw University of Technology is one of the three best chemical faculties of Polish universities of Technologies. It has at its disposal highly-qualified scientific fields, from among which the following can be mentioned:

  • chemical technology and catalysis,
  • polymer technology and processing,
  • biotechnology,
  • technology of explosives,
  • technology of semi-conducting materials and materials of special properties (magnetic materials, high-temperature superconductors, synthetic metals, conducting polymers, applied and functional ceramics),
  • technology of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics,
  • analytical chemistry and material characterization.

Educational facilities

The Faculty of Chemistry of Warsaw University of Technology is located on the main campus in two buildings:

  • Chemistry Building, ul. Noakowskiego 3,
  • Chemical Technology Building, ul. Koszykowa 75.

The Faculty has at its disposal many didactic facilities, among others the Prof. Józef Zawadzki Auditorium (the oldest and largest traditional auditorium at Warsaw University of Technology). It has also other auditoria and lecture rooms as well as foreign language laboratories, A specific feature of our Faculty are student laboratories in which practical experiments are conducted within the basic courses: inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, chemical technology as well as specialistic and diploma laboratories.

The Faculty has a scientific library located in the Chemistry Building. This library is the largest branch of the Warsaw University of Technology Main Library and has a considerable collection of international journals, books and encyclopedias. It is open to all interested.

The Faculty of Chemistry of Warsaw University of Technology has a modern computer system. This includes three computer laboratories available for students. They are equipped with 35 personal computers. Besides this there is an Internet - computer room for all students of our Faculty. The computers are also linked with the Warsaw University of Technology Main Information Center. Nearly 200 computers of the Faculty staff, doctoral students and students are linked to this network and has access to the Internet.

Cooperation with foreign higher education institutions

The Faculty of Chemistry of Warsaw University of Technology participates in many international didactic and scientific programs. The purpose of them is the improvement of the level of education and to adapt it to the curriculum valid in the European Union. Educational cooperation with European Universities within the Tempus program should be especially noted. From its funds audio-visual equipment for lecture rooms as well as scientific apparatuses for student laboratories have been purchased. Within the Tempus and Erasmus programs we intend to have some lectures given in the English language. They would be offered as elective courses and also for doctoral students.

Academic staff

The academic staff of the Faculty of Chemistry of Warsaw University of Technology consists of 27 professors (including 15 tenured professors), 72 readers and senior readers (including 11 readers - Dr. Hab.), 8 senior lecturers and 13 lecturers.

Curriculum - type of studies

At the Faculty of Chemistry intramural studies are conducted in two fields of studies:

  • Chemical Technology (Master and Bachelor Degree courses),
  • Biotechnology (Master Degree course conducted together with the Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering and Faculty of Environmental Engineering).

In addition to the above mentioned studies, we conduct Doctoral studies within the chemical technology and pure chemistry fields.

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