Kielce University of Technology is the leading scientific and educational institution in Świętokrzyskie region (south-eastern part of Poland). It is the only technical university in the region with a long history. It was formally established at the Kielce University of Technology (Politechnika Świetokrzyska) in 1974, however earlier, since 1951 it had been operating as part of the Radom Evening School of Engineering, providing the students possibility to be conferred the title of Bachelor of Science in mechanical Engineering.
The main tasks of Kielce University of Technology as stated in the Statute are:
• conducting scientific research, development works, performing research services and technology transfer to the economy;
• educating students during studies, post-graduate studies and other forms of education;
• conducting education for doctoral students;
• educating and offering training possibilities for the University staff;
• creating conditions for the disabled to fully participate in the educational process and research;
• educating students with a sense of responsibility for the Polish state, national tradition, strengthening the principles of democracy and respect for human rights;
• creating conditions for the development of students’ physical culture;
• disseminating science and technology achievements by collecting and sharing library and information collections;
• providing activities in order to serve the local community and the region.
The most important assumptions of the University Development Strategy formulated for the period for 2015-2025 relate to:
• Maintaining the number of students at a level corresponding to the didactic potential of the Kielce University of Technology and the needs of the labor market.
• Intensification of development activities in the area of science and research resulting from the implementation of projects co-financed by the European Union.
• Strengthening the competitive position in the European space of higher education in the areas of education, science and research.
• Undertaking tasks aimed at intensifying cooperation of the Kielce University of Technology with universities and research units with a similar profile of activity, aimed at cooperating in accordance with the interests of the Kielce University of Technology.
• Enhancing the Kielce University of Technology standing as an international university.
Internationalisation is at heart of Kielce University of Technology which identifies that we will extend our global reach to become a more international University, developing a multicultural community of students and staff, providing an education experience that prepares students for global political and social environments, developing international alliances and partnerships to build capacity and capacity research, education and enterprise, introducing degree programmes that have demand in the international market and raising the profile and reputation of KUT globally.
The international co-operation has always been an important factor in integrating KUT in EU and non-EU partnerships. KUT has already greatly benefited from the LLP- Erasmus Programme by making close relationship with 90 most important Higher Education Institutions in 20 European countries. Partnerships have also been made through involvement of KUT academics in international research and scientific and educational networks in Europe and in the world, CEEPUS, DAAD. The University considers student and faculty participation in wide educational and research structures on the EU an non-EU level to be a crucial part of its strategy.
Participation in the Programme in the years 2021-2027 guarantees sustainable development of all activities that have been started and implemented within the last years, since KUT joined Erasmus Programme for the first time. These long-term processes are constant and continually help the University to modernise it.
Participation in the Programme will significantly encourage the next stage of modernization processes (i.e. a variety of technological developments that aim to enrich e-learning tools). The Kielce University of Technology has the objective to increase the range and level of staff mobility as a strategic internationalisation priority. Kielce University of Technology objective to support effective engagement of staff of higher education by encouraging staff to explore new and innovative ways to teach and promote learning, and undertake visits to learn about design courses in their particular area of expertise, and how these are matched to professional and skills requirements in different countries. Erasmus+ Programme will offer KUT opportunities to further these goals, in particular through the staff training and teaching mobility opportunities, KUT proactive promotes staff mobility through staff mobility scheme aimed at supporting staff at a personal and professional level – by providing the opportunity to share expertise and learn about new cultures. KUT also actively promotes both the Erasmus staff training scheme and the Erasmus Staff teaching mobility scheme. It does this through face to face contact and webpage, where a range of supporting material is provided, and through a dedicated Erasmus Coordinator.
Student success is at heart of the Kielce University of Technology and we are driven by offering high quality learning experience and environment. This approach is global encompassing all Polish, EU and Non-EU students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
To enhance the student experience we are committed to provide more opportunities for Polish students to study abroad as part of their degree programme. We offer European and international exchange opportunities to all students, including incoming full time international students.
We intend to increase the international interaction of our institution and students, that will raise the Erasmus+ Kielce University of Technology profile in the international arena. This requires an outset of cooperation to thrive in the years ahead. The modern ever-changing society and the role of technology requires the broadening of this academic knowledge, insight and knowledge exchange in a vast global arena. We want to give a considerable and strong sense of knowledge exchange to our students by providing the opportunity for mobility. Being able to do research, see new environments in a dynamic international social, cultural and business life.
Besides creating an international learning environment we wish to improve the intercultural competences of domestic as well as outgoing and incoming students and staff. We also encourage the participation of disadvantaged backgrounds and provide special needs for them as much as possible, if any applicant from this target group would desire to apply for mobility.
Modernisation is spearheaded in all global policies and entails technological advancement which contributes to a greater competition and significant borderless education. Eventually, we hope to prepare students who are adapt to build upon the scientific tradition and consists a culturally diverse future with many new challenges and opportunities.