Today Lodz University of Technology offers 36 fields of studies to over 20 thousand students, including one hundred twenty specializations at nine faculties. Degree programmes are provided as first-cycle or/and second-cycle programmes. Studies based on new study programmes and the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) were introduced at Lodz University of Technology in the academic year 2007/2008. The system enables students to obtain two diplomas in two different fields of studies and gives a possibility of mobility period recognition.
Almost all the faculties offers doctoral programmes and non-degree postgraduate programmes together with short-term courses.
International Faculty of Engineering (IFE), founded in 1992, is the unit where all the courses are taught in foreign languages - eleven in English (Mechanical Engineering and Applied Computer Science; Business and Technology; Biomedical Engineering; Biotechnology; Telecommunications and Computer Science; Computer Science; Architecture Engineering; Information Technology; Science and Technology; Mechatronics, Management) and one in French (Gestion et Technology).
The profile of education at TUL combines knowledge of basic sciences, technical sciences, specialist subjects with the issues in the area of organisation and management, economics, banking, marketing, and in arts. Students get acquainted with the latest technologies and compouter applications.
Over 1500 academics work at TUL. They are among the leaders in Polish and international universities in research on numerous areas of science and technology. A large number of the research concerns applications of new technologies and materials as well as working out of new technologies. The best represented areas of science are biotechnology, electronics and telecommunication, computer science, materials engineering, technologies and nanotechnologies applied in technique, medicine, environmental protection, and improvement of food safety and quality. Biomedical engineering and research in new technologies in textile engineering are also dynamically developing areas of science at the university.
Lodz University of Technology coordinates the activities of The Baltic Sea University which include 180 universities from 14 countries of the Baltic Sea region.
The creation of the Laser Diagnostic and Therapy Centre - a future medicine institution is regarded to be a remarkable achievement of TUL. The main objective to create this unit was to do research on influence of laser rays on human organism as well as to develop new methods of healing with the use of laser technology.
The Institute of Papermaking and Printing is an interdepartamental unit which educates specialists in papermaking and printing.
The International cooperation includes students exchange and scientific projects. Lodz University of Technology cooperates with over 300 institutions in 40 countries. It provides several dozen of international research projects, and also takes part in EU Frame Work programs.
The contacts with the universities from all over the world have been developed thanks to Lodz University of Technology international students associations such as BEST, European Youth Exchange, AEGEE and AIESEC. TUL is also the leader in summer practical placements coordinated by IAESTE and realizes 40% of national student exchange within the program.