About CAS

The Center for Advanced Studies is an inter-faculty unit of Warsaw University of Technology.  The idea of establishing the Center was conceived in 2000, together with the first programme of advanced lectures for WUT’s PhD students. The Center for Advanced Studies was founded on 1 February 2008 by a regulation of His Magnificence Rector of the Warsaw University of Technology. The Center’s detailed tasks and activities are described in its regulations.

The main aim of the Center is to improve the quality of MSc and PhD students’ education as well as of the research projects they conduct. With this in mind, a comprehensive, interdisciplinary curriculum of advanced studies was designed in cooperation with WUT’s academic staff as well as scientists and professors employed at prestigious, international scientific research centres. Some of the lectures delivered as part of the studies are published as CAS Lecture Notes and CAS Textbooks.

In accordance with the assumptions of interdisciplinary education, Colloquium Lectures are also organised in the Center. Such meetings not only allow for presenting a wide range of topics, but also provide the opportunity to hold discussions with the participants.

An important activity of the Center is its participation in the project Warsaw University of Technology Development Programme for, supervised by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and co-financed by the European Union as part of the European Social Fund. As a result of the funding, outstanding PhD students and WUT’s academics are granted scholarships which enable them to carry out challenging research projects.

The Center is supervised by the Advisory Council made up of scientists from Warsaw University of Technology, the University of Warsaw, the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Copernicus Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and the Polish Academy of Sciences.

The Center’s intention is to create a practical inter-faculty and inter-university cooperation system and thereby to develop interdisciplinary educational and research programmes which would meet the demands of contemporary education systems and provide a stimulating research environment.