Wrocław Info

Wrocław, the capital city of Lower Silesia, the fourth biggest city in Poland, is not only a dynamic economic centre, but also one of the most beautiful cities in Poland. The cultural offer of Wrocław can compete with that of other European metropolises. Its magnificent Market Square, as well as boulevards along the Oder River invite you for walks day and at night; at night you may admire breath-taking illuminations of bridges and monuments at the Oder. Thousands of tourists who visit our city more and more willingly are the best testimony toopenness and hospitality of Wrocław inhabitants.

Wrocław University of Science and Technology

WUST is the leading scientific and educational center in Poland. Its position among technical universities in both Europe and the rest of the world is increasing every year. Development of the University is confirmed by research potential, didactics at the highest level, innovation and also cooperation with industry. The University educates specialists who are valued and sought after in the labour market. Wroclaw University of Science and Technology is an inheritor of the tangible pr operty of the German University Königliche Technische Hochschule Breslau, and also the intellectual and scientific heritage of Lviv Polytechnic. The University, as Wroclaw University of Technology, has been operating since 1945. Its creators and organizers were scientists from Lviv and Warsaw.

From the very beginning it was an important center of technical education. Today it is one of the biggest and best technical universities in the country with 27 388 students being educated by 2199 academic teachers in 16 faculties: Architecture; Civil Engineering; Chemistry; Electronics; Electrical Engineering; Geoengineering, Mining and Geology; Environmental Engineering;
Computer Science and Management; Mechanical and Power Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Fundamental Problems of Technology; Microsystem Electronics and Photonics; Pure and Applied Mathematics; Technology and Computer Science; Technology and Engineering; Technology and Natural Sciences.

Wroclaw University of Science and Technology is one of the most dynamically developing technical
universities in the Poland. The most important recent investments of WUST include:

  • University Archives, Bibliotech – a building that operates on the basis of modern IT infrastructure and is the seat of the Centre of Knowledge and Science and Technology
    Information and also the location of one of the most powerful computers in the world “BEM”;
    (148th in the ranking of the TOP500, June 2016);
  • Geocentrum – an educational and research complex; and also Technopolis – two modern buildings of the Center of IT and Communication Technologies and the Centre of Education and Technology that act as educational, scientific and laboratory centers.
  • The Student Cultural Zone, in which are located, among others, a multi- storey car park, cafeteria and conference rooms, was founded as an answer to student needs.
  • The cable car across the Odra River, named by students as “Polinka”, is a unique communication solution in
    Poland. This cable car connects the main campus of Wroclaw University of Science and Technology with the Geocentrum campus, which is located on the opposite side of the Odra River.

The campus of the University was placed among the 15 most beautiful in the world according toa statement published by the prestigious online journal “The Huffington Post” and the American record company Disney (Pixar). Numerous buildings in a modernist style, located mainly by Odra River bank, were especially admired.

General Information

VISA: POLAND is a Member-State of the European Union and has ratified the Schengen Agreement.  Citizens traveling inside the E.U. just need to display their police I.D. Card without the need of a passport. However, a passport is necessary for a number of other transactions, such as currency exchange, purchases, etc. Visas are not required by citizens of Member-States of the Schengen Agreement. Poland follows the provisions of the Schengen Agreement, which abolished controls on common internal lands, at air and sea borders and allows Member-State citizens to travel around without a visa for a short stay period of up to three (3) months. However, airlines and other  carriers require a valid passport and/or police I.D. Card or other form of official identification means.

Citizens of the majority of the countries that are not Member-States of the Schengen Agreement require a VISA to enter Poland and the E.U. International delegates are encouraged to review the specific requirements for visas and other requirements to enter Poland. The list of visa-free countries can be found under the following link: https://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/entering_poland/visa_free/

Should you require an invitation letter to support your application for a Polish visa, please email us at mlra2021@pwr.edu.pl. Please note, that invitation letters will only be supplied to attendees who have registered and paid for the Conference. If you have not paid your registration fees, we will be unable to send you an invitation letter.

Travel Information:

  • By Plane
    The local airport website: www.airport.wroclaw.pl/en/ is a useful link to find airway connections to Wrocław.
  • By public transport from the airport to the city centre.
    MUNICIPAL BUS Bus No. 106 goes to/from the Central Railway/Bus Station everyday every 20 minutes. The entire journey takes approximately 40 minutes. See the detailed timetable: www.wroclaw.pl/en/transport-in-wroclaw.
    WRO AIRPORT EXPRESS A shuttle bus operates on the route Airport – City Centre (Plac Dominikański) – Dworzec Wrocław (Central Bus and Railway Station). The journey will take about 30 minutes.
  • By Train
    Wrocław can be reached by rail using one of many connections from all over Europe. The travel can be planned by means of the route planner rozklad: www.pkp.pl/en