The Faculty of Architecture at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology is one of the largest academic institutions in the Lower Silesian region and an internationally recognized research canter. At present there are over 1235 students (in which 179 in Spatial Planning) and 88 doctoral students (65 PhD Studies and 23 Doctoral School) at the Faculty of Architecture, who are taught by 128 academic teachers.
The topics of research span a wide range: from visual arts to ergonomics and from history of architecture and archaeology to parametric design. Professors employed at the faculty are active award-winning architects, often members of municipal or provincial governments and of advisory boards for local administration. Academic research and development programs often address the region and the city of Wroclaw and are conducted in cooperation with national research institutions and local governments as well as research centers in neighboring countries. The Faculty of Architecture is entitled to award the Ph.D. as well as postdoctoral academic degrees in Architecture, Urban Design and Spatial Planning. The curricula offered at Faculty of Architecture are adapted to contemporary international teaching standards, and the faculty actively cooperates with international academic institutions. The faculty was the first in Poland to join the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) and for many years has been a member of the European Network of Heads of Schoolsof Architecture (ENHSA) and European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE), International Union of Architects – UIA. The Faculty of Architecture – together with The Faculty of Architecture La Cambre-Horta and following organisations: Vuste-Envis, Colaborativa and MADE - forms Architecture Vocational Learning Network – the group of European institutions which are focused on developing closer links between Vocational and Education Training (VET) initiatives in the areas of urbanism, town planning, architecture, landscape archi tecture and other built environment professions. The group collaborates on: identifying common approaches to VET between the partners, support for graduates entering the labor market, guidance and advice on VET for secondary school teachers and the creation of a manual for international internships.
(800 Bachelor, 430
Master, 80 PhD), 20% of foreign
128 staff members (128
full-time and approx. 0 visiting lecturers and
Owing to the fact that the Faculty participates in the international student exchange system, architecture students from Wroclaw have the opportunity to study abroad by enrolling in international exchange programs offered by the EU. Foreign students from 50 partner schools of architecture and planning join our Faculty or take part in the LPP/Erasmus exchange program, taught in English. The study programs offered by FoA harmonize technical and humanistic academic knowledge, which is essential for the students’ future careers as architects and urban planners. The Faculty provides a learning environment which combines theory and practice to address contemporary design problems and encourage new ideas towards an environmentally and culturally conscious, refined architecture. The students develop their interests and skills in the design of sustainable spatial and architectural forms, under the supervision of tutors, who are both theorists of architecture and spatial planning and creators of modern architecture. The Faculty is known for the fact that its students each year receive numerous awards and distinctions in international and national architectural and urban competitions and take part actively in extra-curriculum activities (1st rank in Builder Magazine TOP 10 FOR THE FUTURE).
The faculty has several computer labs and research and teaching labs with professional equipment for heritage protection, 3D scanning, GIS and study of contemporary structural systems. Due to exceptional and valuable archives, the Faculty’s library historic collection is part of the National Heritage Library Collection. The faculty publishes an English-language journal Architectus co-edited by international researchers.
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