Warsaw University of Technology is the largest and highest-ranked technical university in Poland. It is also one of the oldest technological institutes in the region – its origins date back to 1826 when engineering education was begun at the Warsaw Institute of Technology. WUT is a research- and education-oriented university with the faculty staff of more than 2,500 and almost 40,000 full-time students.
The university was founded in 1898, in the time of the governance of the Russian Empire, as Emperor Nicolas II University of Technology. It was opened with three faculties – Mathematics, Chemistry, and Engineering and Construction – and with the Russian language as the language of instruction. New buildings that were built especially for that occasion now constitute the main, well recognised campus of WUT. In 1915, due to the events of World War I, the university was reopened as the Warsaw University of Technology with Polish as the language of instruction. After the war and the restitution of the Polish State WUT taught young Polish future engineers at the faculties of Mechanics, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Aquatic Engineering, and Geodesy.
Now, the university encompasses 20 faculties. Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology is the largest of them, having 3,000 students and employing more than 300 of the research and teaching staff. The faculty is organised into 6 institutes that cover all major areas of electrical engineering, telecommunications, and computer engineering. The newly extended building of the faculty is located in the centre of and an attractive district of Warsaw, just a 10-minute walk from the central railway station and a 10-minut drive from the Warsaw airport. The building is situated next to the main, historical campus of WUT.