Year of founding - 1945
Total number of staff- 2 695
Number of academic staff - 1 237
Number of professors - 313
Number of students (first-cycle programmes, second-cycle programmes) - 13 050
Number of Ph.D. students (third-cycle programmes) - 573
Number of fields of study - 53
Number of graduates in 2018 year - 2 985
Strong position in university rankings
In 2016, TUL received, as the first technical university in Poland, the HR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH badge which confirms that the University adheres to the principles of the "European Charter for Researchers" and the "Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers". Having this badge increases the visibility and appeal of the university as a project partner in the European research area. In the following years the university has paved its way into world university rankings such as U-Multirank, RUR or QS, and this year, in April, Lodz University of Technology, as the first university in Poland was awarded HCERES (Haut Conseil de l'évaluation de la recherche et de l'enseignement supérieur) accreditation. In the national PERSPEKTYWY ranking of Higher Education Institutions (HEI) it has been placed 4 among technical universities and as 8th best university in Poland.
Transfer of science to business
As one of the biggest universities in the country, TUL plays an important role in increasing the competitive edge of the regional as well as national and international economy. TUL's Technology Transfer Center provides support for effective cooperation of the academic community and business. This is an example of creative thinking and creative activity in research as well as in the transfer and commercialisation of advanced technologies and solutions.
Educational programmes for the local community
Lodz University of Technology welcomes the entire local community and offers the opportunity to benefit from the knowledge and experience of the University's academic staff, facilities and laboratories. Programmes of education take into account specific needs of each group of students, from juniors to seniors.
In 2008, Children's University was established for children 7 to 12 years of age - the first one in Poland under the auspices of a technical university. This is where children's natural curiosity gets a boost, where they have the opportunity to explore the ins and outs of technology.
In 2007, a high school was established under the aegis of the University. A majority of the school's students go on to study at TUL. The loop of engineering education was closed with the establishment of a junior high school in 2013.
The University also caters for seniors. Since 2006, the Third Age University (UTW) has operated at TUL. It was established to include older persons in the system of lifelong learning and provide them with an opportunity for further intellectual and psycho-physical growth. Currently, UTW has already sprouted two branches and, altogether, boasts 1000 students.
Internationalisation, both in education and in research, has long been one of the strengths of Lodz University of Technology. For nearly twenty-five years, International Faculty of Engineering (IFE) – a unit that goes by its English name even among Polish students - has been in existence. IFE offers degree programmes taught in English in 10 technical fields of study and taught in French in one technical field of study.
Currently, over four hundred foreign students are enrolled in degree programmes at the University. Students also have the opportunity to earn a double diploma of Lodz University of Technology and one of its partner universities in France, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Denmark, China, Ukraine or Spain. The quality of education provided at TUL has been acknowledged with the award of European certificates ECTS Label and Diploma Supplement Label.
TUL is one of the leaders of Erasmus student exchange and is proud to have been declared a 'mobility friendly university'. It is also a leader in student exchange for long-term summer placements and traineeships abroad within the IAESTE programme. Since 2000, as the national coordinator of the Baltic University Programme, TUL has worked to harmonize the efforts of 60 Polish universities also involved in the Programme. TUL international cooperation in science and research projects and student exchange involves over 520 institutions in 65 countries. 200 of these involve projects with strategic partners.
As of the academic year 2019/2020, doctoral training is provided at the newly established Interdisciplinary Doctoral School. Candidates are offered 12 educational paths, a flexible and innovative curriculum in English, lectures by visiting professors, mobility and participation in summer schools and research projects. In addition to statutory scholarships for doctoral students, there are also incentive scholarships for the best students.