AGH University of Science and Technology is one of the best and most renowned modern Polish universities. For many years it has been ranked in the top of the list of institutions of higher education. AGH UST is a leading Polish university in modern technologies, and belongs to a group of prestigious international educational centres.
The AGH University of Science and Technology, established on 20th October, 1919, until 1949 known as the Academy of Mining, founded after long-lasting endeavours which had started in 1782, the date when the Ore Commission was established, has been continuing the traditions of the Academy of Mining in Kielce (1816-1827), inaugurated by Stanisław Staszic. The university, being a technical school, serves science and industry through educating students, the development of academic staff, as well as research and development. The university cherishes its traditions and educates students to be honest, responsible people both at work and as the members of the society, according to its motto: “Labore creata, labori et scientiae servio” (Created in labour, I serve labour and science).