Lodz University of Technology- TUL (Politechnika Lodzka) was founded in 1945 as governmental, public body and now is one of the foremost Polish universities. TUL offers a possibility of obtaining degrees Bachelor of Art, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy in 33 fields of study at 9 faculties (70 institutes and departments and 113 specializations).
The international cooperation includes students exchange and scientific projects. Among technical universities in Poland TUL is the leader of international mobility (Erasmus Programme, Campus Europae). TUL is the only university in Poland and one of 22 universities in Europe that received the prestigious Certificate "ECTS Label awarded by the European Commission.
Over 1500 academics work at TUL (total number of staff – over 2900). They are among the leaders in Polish and international universities in research on numerous areas of
science and technology.
Lodz University of Technology cooperates with over 300 institutions in 40 countries. It provides several dozen of international research projects, and also takes active part in EU Framework Programs (15 projects in FP5, 30 in FP6, 16 in FP7).
Research is conducted in several Centres of Excellence. TUL participates in Polish and European technological platforms, industrial parks and clusters and other scientificindustrial projects.
The main tasks of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering (CEAEE) which is directly involved in the joint research project are higher education and scientific research in the domain of building engineering, architecture and environmental engineering. The faculty is also involved in highly specialised technical consulting and laboratory service for a local building industry. CEAEE developed a network of relations within the construction sector in the Central Macro-region of Poland which includes companies like, for example, ATLAS, MPK Lodz, GOS Lodz, Mosty–Lodz, Hydrobudowa, Skanska, Budimex-Dromex and many others.
Two of CEAEE laboratories, namely Laboratory of Building Physics and Building Materials and Laboratory of Building Materials and Structures are certified and accredited as legal scientific laboratory at the national level. These laboratories have also corresponding high quality notification issued by European Union (NANDO CPD). Two other laboratories, namely Laboratory of Geotechnics and Laboratory of Environment Engineering are significant at the regional level.
Among 168 members of teaching staff, experienced in various theoretical and practical fields, CEAEE employs 8 professors, 25 PhD doctors and 97 doctors of technical sciences.
CEAEE participates in many European research projects developed in the frame of V and VI Framework Program and many bilateral agreements with European Universities. Since 2006 CEAEE is classified by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education as a first category university faculty.
The Department of Microelectronics and Computer Science (DMCS) was founded in May 1996. The members of the department staff give lectures and run laboratory courses at the Faculty of Electrical, Electronic, Computer and Control Engineering and the International Faculty of Engineering, in Polish, French, and English. The Department cooperates with a wide range of research organizations and academia from all round the world. This international cooperation is constantly strengthened thanks to the MIXDES conference which is organized by DMCS annually starting from 1994.
Several research projects funded by the European Union are realized in the Department. Between 1991 and 2007, 10 Tempus and Copernicus projects were successfully concluded, as well as one sponsored by NATO. Moreover, since 1994 the Department took part in the international project BARMINT realized within the EU research programme Esprit. From 2001 to 2008 two projects within the EU 5th Framework Programme (SEWINGand REASON) and one within the 6th Framework (CARE). Currently another 6th Framework project (PERPLEXUS) is approaching the end. The new 7th Framework project (EuCARD) has just started.
A large number of publications at international and national conferences as well as papers published in renowned scientific journals result from research activities in the following areas:
Microelectronics and microsystems
- integrated digital, analog and mixed systems
- tools and methods of ASIC integrated circuit design
- reprogrammable and dynamically reconfigurable circuits
- microsystems - LabOnChip
- specialized architectures of parallel computers