Initiative for Excellence – Research University

Time framework of the project

Project commencement 2020

Midterm review 2023

Final evaluation 2026


  • strengthening the international position and recognisability of AGH UST
  • developing potential for effective competition with the best academic centres in Europe and around the world



  • increasing the influence of AGH UST’s scientific research on the development of the world science
  • strengthening research-related collaboration with scientific institutions that enjoy a high reputation on the international arena
  • improving the quality of education offered to students and doctoral students
  • preparation and implementation of comprehensive solutions aimed at the professional development of university employees, especially young scientists and researchers
  • improving the quality of managing the university, including quality-oriented organisational changes




Professor Marek Przybylski appointed Head of Project AGH UST Initiative for Excellence – Research University

We are pleased to inform that professor Tadeusz Słomka, AGH UST Rector, appointed professor Marek Przybylski, Director of the Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology, as Head of the Project “Initiative for Excellence –...


AGH UST becomes research university – special session of AGH UST Senate

The transformation of AGH UST into a research university is not only a great challenge, but in the first place, it is a great opportunity for a significantly faster development. I am convinced that we will take advantage of this...


AGH UST among 10 winners in competition to become research university

AGH UST is among 10 winners of the first competition within the framework of the programme “Initiative for Excellence – Research University”. The programme is one of the most important initiatives of the Ministry of Science and...