International cooperation

International mobility of students is carried out at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering primarily within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme (studies/internships) and other programmes such as AIESEC and IAESTE internships. Lodz University of Technology has signed agreements with numerous universities in most European countries, which guarantees a rich educational offer - full list on the website:

Lodz University of Technology has been participating in the Erasmus programme since its inception in Poland and is a leader in the sustainable exchange of Erasmus students - every year about 300 students go abroad and come to study at Lodz University of Technology. The student agrees with the host university, in consultation with the Coordinator of the Study Program and the Supervisor of the Agreement. At the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering, the supervisors of student international exchange programmes are:

- for the field of Architecture: PhD, Eng. arch. Tomasz Grzelakowski,

- for the Field of Construction: Dr Eng. Marek Wojciechowski, and Dr Eng. Martyna Rabenda,

- for the field of Environmental Engineering in Construction: Assoc. Prof. Eng. Robert Cichowicz, TUL Prof.,

- for the field of Spatial Planning: Dr Eng. arch. Adriana Cieślak-Arkuszewska.

In order to facilitate student exchange and next recognition of the study period, TUL uses the following ECTS documents: Learning Agreement, Training Agreement and Transcript of Records as well as the document "Recognition of the period of study abroad", which is signed by the Dean of the Faculty and the Vice-Rector for Student Affairs. It is possible to do an Erasmus internship in one of the 27 member states of the European Union, a country from the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) or Turkey. The basis for crediting the internship is to provide confirmation of the internship and submit a report.

Currently, there are two offices supporting national and international student mobility at the university. These include:

  • the Student Mobility Section office which deals with the E+ program and other exchange programs for TUL students, e.g. Cepus, Mostech as part of mobility for study and internships,
  • Student Assistance Office (SAO) where students work - assisting foreign students during their exchange at TUL.

So far, nearly 4.5 thousand students have left for Erasmus studies and internships from Lodz University of Technology. Such an intensive exchange was appreciated by the National Agency of the Erasmus Programme, which awarded Lodz University of Technology the title of "Mobility-friendly university".

An important element of internationalization at Lodz University of Technology are visits of foreign scientists, as well as trips of teaching and scientific staff to foreign partner universities in order to conduct didactic classes there, as well as for training purposes. The mobility of academic staff makes it possible to establish and expand cooperation between universities, get to know the education systems in other countries, improve competences and improve skills, and as a result implement innovative solutions to their activity. As part of the exchange of research staff, in terms of teaching assignments, Prof. Renata Kotynia travelled for three consecutive editions, in 2015-17, as Visiting Professor to Ghent University in Belgium, where she taught the "PRF Training Course: Reinforcing and strengthening of structures with FRP reinforcement". Until 2018, Prof. Marcin Kamiński cooperated with the Department of Civil Engineering, Politecnico di Milano in the field of stochastic modelling of coupled issues in the field of thermo-electro-elasticity and with the Leinbniz Institut fur Polymerforschung in Dresden in the field of polymer mechanics. In 2017-18, Prof. Dariusz Gawin conducted joint scientific research with the University of Padova on modelling physico-chemical processes in porous building materials, and in 2018 research on innovative PUR and PIR thermal insulation materials from the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Systems in Boston. Marcin Zygmunt, MSc, as part of his internship in 2018-19 at the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Systems, conducted research on the durability of building materials and energy simulation of buildings. Dr Eng. Patrycja Baryła was on a one-year post-doc internship in Switzerland in Lausanne - Federal Polytechnic School in Lausanne (EFPL), where she conducted research on the development of computational and experimental methods, allowing for the design of engineering structures taking into account and using the phenomenon of hydrophobization, in particular using hydrophobic sands.

As part of Staff Mobility for Teaching, in 2018 guest lectures for students in the field of construction were given by Prof. Koichi Maekawy from Tokyo University ("Shear failure simulation of RC members and application to the life-time design") and Prof. Donatello Cardone from the University of Basilicata ("Seismic loss assessment of buildings" and "Use of shape memory alloys for structural engineering applications"). In 2018, dr Jan Kosny also visited the faculty as part of the Fullbright programme (June 2018), during which research on aerogels for construction and effective thermal insulation materials was conducted. In years 2017-2018 -  Mateo Pachera, MSc, took part in an internship at BAiŚ (PhD student from the University of Padua) - who researched "Modelling the destruction of concrete structures during fires". This year, as part of the visit of Prof. Francesco Pesavento (May-June 2020), research on the durability of building materials was carried out at the Department of Building Physics and Building Materials.

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