(offered jointly with the Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics)
The Faculty of Energy and Fuels is now at a turning point: it develops very rapidly and in line with an increasing demand for energy and fuels, both being essential for the economic growth of any society.
The faculty was established in 1991 as the Faculty of Coal Energochemistry and Physical Chemistry of Sorbents. At that time, the research and education offered by the faculty concentrated on the energochemical processing of coal, and the development of sorbent technologies. Gradually, the faculty extended its educational and research offer with an emphasis on fuels and energy of the highest quality, conditions of sustainable energy development, implementation of renewable energy sources, and environmental protection in chemical and power industries. Consequently, in 1995, the faculty’s name was changed to the Faculty of Fuels and Energy.
Although the faculty educated students in chemical technology, many elements of energy and power engineering were also introduced into the programmes of study. Therefore, students who graduated from the faculty could apply for a job in the chemical, power engineering, metallurgical, gas, heat, and environmental protection industries, as well as in local and governmental administration.
In 2003, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education registered a new discipline of study: energy. At AGH UST, education in this discipline was entrusted to the Interfaculty School of Power Engineering. In 2008, the Senate of the University decided to integrate the Faculty of Fuels and Energy and the Interfaculty School of Power Engineering in order to form a large and significant faculty whose aim was to combine education and research on fuel technology and power engineering.
Since 2008, the Faculty of Energy and Fuels has significantly developed its scientific research infrastructure, as well as the base of human resources. The number of departments has increased from three to eighth, the number of research staff from 56 to 105 (professors from 12 to 34 plus 6 candidates for the position of professor), and the number of students has doubled. New specialisations have been introduced, for example, nuclear power, hydrogen energy, and computer modelling in power engineering. New laboratories and lecture rooms have been built, some have been refurbished.
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