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Welcome to AGH University of Science and Technology

The Course

SUMA is part of Master-Studies in foundry engineering at AGH University of Science and Technology. The Faculty of Foundry Engineering educates specialists for the whole area of foundry technology and it is the only one faculty of this profile and scope within the universities in Poland and Europe. 

Graduates of the Faculty are well prepared to face the challenges of modern industry. They possess skills and capabilities necessary to develop and implement new, advanced technologies, and to undertake management challenges of modern industrial enterprises. Therefore, they are also highly valued in other countries (for example, in Germany, where the demand for foundry specialists is very strong). 

In 2020, a new, interdisciplinary field of studies called Materials and Technologies for Automotive was introduced. Graduates in this discipline will gain knowledge and practical skills with regard to the processing of metals, materials technology, computer science, economics, and ecology. 

The Faculty maintains permanent contact with foundry enterprises, organises training courses for students, as well offers postgraduate scholarships for those who have successfully completed their studies.

Student Life

Krakow is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland with over a thousand years of history. It is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, with a mix of architectural styles from Gothic to Baroque that form the city’s large historical heritage. 

Its historical centre has been listed on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage in 1978 (the most beautiful Market Square in Europe). Krakow hosts many annual artistic events: The Krakow Screen Festival (popular music), the Festival of Polish Music (classical music), the Krakow Film Festival and more. You will have plenty of nice places to see and discover in Krakow such as museums , picturesque cities and villages, lakes and national parks.

Krakow is the perfect destination for students interested in living in a beautiful historical architecture mid-sized city with lively nightlife, with thousands of cosy cafés, bars, clubs, bistros, numerous international and traditional restaurants offering great cuisine. It is also an excellent choice if you want to study in Europe, but want to go somewhere a bit more off the beaten path than western countries like France, Spain or Italy. 

One of the advantages of studying in Krakow is the relatively low cost of living.  According to the Numbeo Cost of Living Index, Krakow has been ranked at number 376 of 567 cities globally for the cost of living (i.e., the higher the ranking, the more expensive the cost of living is). Moreover, safety is also another important point to consider for students studying abroad. According to the current Numbeo Safety Index, Krakow has ranked at number 75 of 427 cities globally for safety. 

Krakow is home to 24 universities, with over 200,000 students, of whom 25,000 study at the AGH University of Science and Technology. Every year, a large number of international students coming from all over the world come to study here.

One of AGH UST assets is a unique university campus, i.e. all buildings in which lectures, classes and research activities take place. It is also home to the university administration, student organisations, sports and recreational facilities, as well as the AGH UST Student Campus – all these are located in one district of the city of Krakow. The student campus has its own sports fields (including a modern football pitch, and volleyball and basketball courts with artificial surfaces), and tennis courts. A very modern AGH UST Swimming Pool is another great asset.

Contact Details

Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology
Chemnitzer Str. 40, 09599 Freiberg,