AGH University of Science and Technology


AGH University of Science and Technology is one of the best and most renowned modern Polish universities. For many years it has been ranked in the top of the list of institutions of higher education. AGH UST is a leading Polish university in modern technologies, and belongs to a group of prestigious international educational centers.The AGH University of Science and Technology, established on 20th October, 1919, until 1949 known as the Academy of Mining, founded after long-lasting endeavors which had started in 1782, the date when the Ore Commission was established, has been continuing the traditions of the Academy of Mining in Kielce (1816-1827), inaugurated by Stanisław Staszic. The university, being a technical school, serves science and industry through educating students, the development of academic staff, as well as research and development. The university cherishes its traditions and educates students to be honest, responsible people both at work and as the members of the society, according to its motto: “Labore creata, labori et scientiae servio” (Created in labour, I serve labour and science).The university has so far educated over 150,000 engineers and master’s degree graduates. The education and qualifications that can be obtained at the university are highly appreciated and recognized by employers both in Poland and abroad.



The Faculty of Drilling and Petroleum Engineering at AGH University of Science and Technology was established in 1967. In 1995 it was renamed to the Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas. Its activity focused on widely understood mining, gas engineering and scientific researches, mainly of applied character. Faculty offers education within full-time, part-time, PhD and postgraduate study programs. The Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas consists of three departments: Drilling and Geoengineering; Oil Engineering and Gas Engineering, which are focused on different areas, such as designing boreholes, optimizing parameters of drilling technology, investigating new geophysical methods, methods of on- and off shore oil and gas exploitation, mathematical modeling and computer simulation of liquid raw minerals production, natural gas exploitation, underground gas storages, exploitation of natural gas from unconventional deposits, designing of gas transfer systems, analyses of energy systems in Poland and far more. The Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas broadly co-operates with scientific centers in Poland and abroad, thanks to it many grants are realized, what is more, numerous publications, expertises and patents are worked out. The faculty and qualified teaching staff cares for both, the highest scientific level and warm atmosphere for students. Being the only such Faculty in Poland, it opens new horizons before young people.