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Rector and Vice-Rectors

AGH UST Rector – Professor Jerzy Lis

  • Has the immediate operational management and governance of the university
  • Supervises the preparation of the statute and possible changes thereto, as well as the university operation and development strategy
  • Reports on the execution of the development strategy
  • Performs activities related to labour law
  • Establishes, transforms, and closes doctoral schools, having taken the opinion of the Senate
  • Appoints and dismisses disciplinary spokespersons of staff, students, and doctoral students
  • Issues administrative decisions in matters indicated in the Act
  • Appoints persons to perform executive functions and dismisses them therefrom
  • Supervises the human resources policy of the university
  • Supervises the financial policy of the university
  • Provides leadership in maintaining academic standards, rules and regulations
  • Issues organisational regulations which determine the organisational structure of the university and the distribution of tasks within the structure, as well as the organisation and rules of operation of the university’s administrative bodies
  • Launches, transforms, and closes particular programmes and fields of study
  • Makes decisions related to admissions and the educational process in all forms in cases that fall outside the scope of the Senate
  • Makes decisions pertaining to students and doctoral students in cases that fall outside the scope of the Senate

Professor Jerzy Lis has been associated with the AGH University of Science and Technology since 1973 when he began his studies at the Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics, specialising in Materials Engineering. He received a doctoral degree in technical sciences in 1986 (in materials engineering), post-doctoral qualifications in 1995, and the title of Professor of Technical Sciences in 2000. He has been working at AGH UST since 1978. For 10 years, he presided over the Department of Ceramics and Refractories at the aforementioned faculty. He has been elected vice-dean for four terms of office and subsequently served as dean of the Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics. He served as Vice-Rector for Cooperation for three terms of office. In 2020, he has been elected the Rector of the AHG University of Science and Technology.

In 1989, he travelled to the United States, where he worked as a visiting professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also participated in short-term internships abroad and was invited to deliver series of lectures in: TU Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany), TU Clausthal (Germany), TU Münster (Germany), RWTH Aachen University (Germany), University of Limoges (France), Osaka University (Japan), Hokkaido University (Japan), Alfred University (USA), University of British Columbia (Canada), Universidad Panamericana (Mexico), Samara University (Russia), Institute of Structural Macrokinetics and Materials Science, Russian Academy of Sciences.

Professor Lis’ research specialises in materials engineering and chemical technology with an emphasis on the technology of obtaining advanced and traditional ceramic materials, special techniques of ceramic materials syntheses, examination of the properties of ceramics and composites, and their applications. He is an Ordinary Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences and a member of the Presidium of the Krakow Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Professor Lis is also a member of the Polish Ceramic Society and the Polish Society of Electron Microscopy. For his activity in numerous foreign research societies, he has been awarded the title of Fellow of the European Ceramic Society and a prestigious Bridge Building Award given by the American Ceramic Society.

Professor Lis’ academic achievements encompass ca. 400 published papers, 6 books, 180 conference presentations (of which 125 international), and 18 patents. He supervised 13 successful doctoral dissertations and is currently supervising 4. He was also the supervisor of more than 100 master’s and bachelor’s theses. Professor Lis has been the head of 12 research projects carried out by the State Committee for Scientific Research and the Ministry of Education and Science (a supervisor of 5), the chief coordinator of 16 national and 3 international projects, the head of 5 research papers, which are part of the statutory activity of the AGH UST, as well as numerous research projects commissioned by industry.

Professor Lis is a member of a number of foreign academic assemblies. In 2002, he was elected a member of the reputable World Academy of Ceramics. He is also a member of The American Ceramic Society, The International Society of SHS, and editorial boards of The International Journal of SHS and Ceramics International. Moreover, for his academic achievements, he was a laureate of the following prestigious international awards: Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, Fellow of the European Ceramic Society, and The Bridge Award of the American Ceramic Society. He has been distinguished with the title of Honorary Professor by the Shymkent University (Kazakhstan).

Professor Lis is also the president of the Supervisory Board of the Krakow Centre for Innovative Technology INNOAGH and the vice-president of the Kraków Technology Park.

Presently, he is a member of the Presidium of the Krakow Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences, a member of the Polish Academy of Sciences Committee on Materials Sciences (vice-president for two terms of office), a member of the Committee on Civil Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences, a member of the Committee on Ceramics Sciences of the Krakow Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and the vice-president of the Committee on Technical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Lis held the post of President of the Polish Materials Science Society for two terms of office. He was also a member of the Central Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles and the president of the Whiteware Ceramics Division of the Polish Ceramic Society. He is also a member of the editorial boards of the following Polish journals: Materials Science Poland, Archiwum Nauki o Materiałach, Inżynieria Materiałowa, Materiały Ceramiczne, and Ceramika – a newsletter of the Committee on Ceramics Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is a member of the academic councils of the Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and the vice-president of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Ceramics and Refractories. Additionally, for the 2020-2024 term of office, Professor Lis holds the position of the President of the International Affairs Committee of The Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (CRASP).

In 2019, the President of Poland awarded him the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta. He was also awarded the Bronze Cross of Merit and a Medal of the Commission of National Education. He is a laureate of the Award of the Minister of National Education and the Award of the President of Division IV of the Polish Academy of Sciences. For his scientific and invention-oriented activity, he received the Tadeusz Sendzimir Medal, awarded by the Association of Polish Inventors and Rationalizers, as well as the title of ‘Złoty Inżynier’ 2016 [Golden Engineer] by the editors of Przegląd Techniczny. He was awarded the Cracoviae Merenti distinction, the badge of Meritorious Service for Construction Engineering and Industry of Construction Materials, as well as numerous awards for his activity in the interest of universities, industry, and associations.

Rector serves as the executive head of the university, plays a prominent representative role, and acts as the governing body over staff, students,
and doctoral students.

Rector's Secretary's Office

AGH University
of Science and Technology

al. Mickiewicza 30,
30-059 Krakow, Poland
build. A-0, room 108



P: +48 12 617 20 02
F: +48 12 633 46 72
E: rektor(at)agh.edu.pl


Vice-Rector for Science – Professor Marek Gorgoń

Secretary's Office of Vice-Rector for Science

AGH University
of Science and Technology

al. Mickiewicza 30,
30-059 Krakow, Poland
build. A-0, room 103


P: +48 12 617 20 07
P: +48 12 633 96 24
F: +48 12 423 35 70
E: prorektor.nauka(at)agh.edu.pl

  • University policy on scientific research
  • Education of doctoral students
  • Publication policy
  • Activities related to the Main Library
  • Science and academic conferences
  • Research infrastructure
  • Evaluation of learning outcomes – scientific disciplines
  • Development of academic teachers, conferring degrees
  • Organisational activity of the Science Division
  • Supervision over the Excellence Initiative – Research University programme
  • Supervision over the AGH UST Doctoral School

Vice-Rector for Cooperation – Professor Rafał Wiśniowski

Secretary's Office of Vice-Rector for Cooperation

AGH University
of Science and Technology

al. Mickiewicza 30,
30-059 Krakow, Poland
build. A-0, room 110


P: +48 12 617 20 40
P: +48 12 633 03 74
F: +48 12 633 41 99
E: prorektor.wspolpraca(at)agh.edu.pl

  • International cooperation
  • National cooperation
  • Research and development, activities related to innovation
  • Obtaining funds for activities related to research and development, innovation, and education
  • Coordination of academic entrepreneurship
  • Transfer of knowledge and technology
  • Managing university-owned intellectual property rights, managing shares in commercial companies and partnerships
  • Organisational activity of the Cooperation Division

Vice-Rector for Education – Professor Wojciech Łużny

Secretary's Office of Vice-Rector for Education

AGH University
of Science and Technology

al. Mickiewicza 30,
30-059 Krakow, Poland
build. A-0, room 102




P: +48 12 617 20 06
E: prorektor.ksztalcenie(at)agh.edu.pl

  • Educational process
  • Admissions and enrolments
  • Professional courses and other forms of education 
  • Organisational activity of the Education Division
  • Supervision over the Department of Foreign Languages

Vice-Rector for Student Affairs – Professor Rafał Dańko

Secretary's Office of Vice-Rector for Student Affairs

AGH University
of Science and Technology

al. Mickiewicza 30,
30-059 Krakow, Poland
build. A-0, room 102




P:+48 12 617 20 10
E: prorektor.studenci(at)agh.edu.pl

  • Financial aid for students
  • Student government; students’ scientific, cultural, and sports activities
  • Monitoring professional careers of university graduates and career counselling for students and graduates
  • Behaviour-related problems and student disciplinary matters
  • Matters related to people with disabilities
  • Organisational activity of the Student Affairs Division
  • Supervision over the AGH UST Student Campus
  • Supervision over the Department of Sport and Physical Education

Vice-Rector for General Affairs – Professor Tadeusz Telejko

Secretary's Office of Vice-Rector for General Affairs

AGH University
of Science and Technology

al. Mickiewicza 30,
30-059 Krakow, Poland
build. A-0, room 105



P: +48 12 617 20 05,
F: +48 12 423 37 62
E: prorektor.ogolne(at)agh.edu.pl

  • Salaries and human resources policies of the university
  • Awards and honours for employees
  • Housing and social welfare policies for employees and pensioners
  • Cooperation with trade unions
  • Planning the university budget, within the scope specified by the Rector
  • Organisational activity of the General Affairs Division

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