Foundation stone has been laid for new AGH UST building

Photo shows (left to right): Professor Janusz Wolny, WFiIS Dean and Professor Tadeusz Słomka, AGH UST Rector

The building is under construction

The new building visualised

The new building visualised

25 June 2020 saw the official ceremony during which foundation stone was laid for a new building of the AGH University of Science and Technology. The building will serve as a teaching facility for the Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science.

The five-storey building of over 21000 m3 of volume and approx. 4000 m2 of usable area is currently being erected at 19 Reymonta Street. The building will house, among others, teaching and laboratory rooms as well as lecture and seminar rooms. This will enable all WFiIS research groups, currently dispersed all over the AGH UST campus, to meet in one building complex.

The dynamically developing Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science has received the status of a flagship centre of Polish science (National Leading Research Centre, KNOW) and the highest research level category (A+). The modern facility will enable the Faculty to create the base for the development of biophysics, both as a research and a regular degree programme to be hosted by WFiIS, which has been granted the right to confer post-doctoral degrees in this field.

Additionally, the new space will allow the creation of several new specialised student labs, including Modern Materials and Technologies, Measurement Computing and Condensed Phase Physics.  Thanks to the new laboratories, students will be able to hone practical interdisciplinary skills while attending programmes in Technical Physics, Medical Physics, Applied Computer Science, Materials Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or Bionanotechnologies. It should be also noted that the Faculty’s infrastructure will be hosting regular actions aiming to promote physical sciences among children, primary and secondary school pupils as well as attendees enrolled at the AGH UST Open University.

The investment, which is currently being delivered by Mostostal SA, is worth PLN 44.6m. The Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MNiSW) has provided funds for the first stage of the construction project to the amount of over PLN 5m. AGH UST is currently seeking further funding to be obtained from MNiSW.

According to official schedules, the building will be put into operation in spring next year.