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Doctoral School of the Warsaw University of Technology was established by Order 120/2021 of the Rector on December 14, 2021. From October 1, 2022 it took over PhD students and all the responsibilities of the previous 5 schools existing form April 15, 2019 to October 30, 2022. They, in turn, continued the long-term tradition of doctoral studies previously led by the Faculties of the University.


At the moment 14 disciplines from 3 fields of study are represented at the Doctoral School:

  1. chemical engineering;
  2. materials engineering;
  3. chemical sciences;
  4. physical sciences;
  5. mechanical engineering;
  6. biomedical engineering;
  7. biotechnology;
  8. automation, electronics, electrical engineering and space technologies;
  9. management and quality studies;
  10. mathematics;
  11. information and communication technology;
  12. environmental engineering, mining and energy;
  13. architecture and urban planning;
  14. civil engineering and transport.


The Head of the School is prof. Paweł Pyrzanowski, appointed by the Rector’s Decision no 16/2022 of January 28, 2022. He also is the Chair of the Doctoral School’s Council appointed by the Rector’s Decision no 66/2024 of April 11, 2024. It consists of 14 representatives of scientific disciplines represented at the School, 19 representatives of the Faculties, 8 representatives of the PhD Students Council and 3 Heads of the Council’s permanent committees, which are:

Current issues are dealt with by the Presidium of the School consisting of the Head of the School, 3 Heads of the Committees and the Head of the PhD students Council.

Doctoral School handles all issues related to the education of PhD students, i.e. admissions, education (including educational offer, verification of the learning outcomes and semester registration), as well as mid-term evaluation (including appointing the mid-term evaluation commissions). The School also leads and participates in implementing projects related to doctoral education. The School closely cooperates with the Centre for International Cooperation, Center for Advanced Studies and other units of the University.


Education is based on interdisciplinarity and creativity of our PhD students. We particularly support internationalization by the wide offer of courses in English, as well as backing (also by additional scholarships) trips abroad, including the project of internationalization of the doctoral schools financed by NAWA – STER. A significant part of our PhD students are foreign students and these realizing the Implementation doctorate program.

Functioning of the School is supported by the School’s Office and PhD students Office and supervised by the Vice-Rector for Scientific Affairs.