Famous PolesLech WałęsaLabour activist who helped form and led(1980–90) communist Poland’s firstindependent trade union ‘Solidarity’. Thecharismatic leader of millions of Polishworkers, he went on to become the presidentof Poland (1990–95). He received the NobelPeace Prize in 1983.Pope John Paul II
Fryderyk Chopin - Polishcomposer and a virtuoso pianist. Hewas one of the great masters ofRomantic music.
Marie Skłodowska Curie(7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934)was a physicist and a chemist.She was a pioneer in the field ofradioactivity, the first person honoredwith two Nobel Prizes, receiving onefor physics and later, one forchemistry. She was the first womanwho worked as a professor at theUniversity of Paris.
Ignacy Łukasiewicz Ignacy Łukasiewicz was a chemist andthe pioneer of petroleum industry.In 1852 in the laboratory at the chemist’sshop, he carried out the distillation ofpetroleum, charged with this task by theowner of the chemist’s. A year later heconstructed the first oil lamp which wasused to light the shop windows at thechemist’s.
Ignacy Jan Paderewski– virtuoso pianistKrzysztof Pendereckiis a Polish composer of classical musicand a conductor.
Nobel Peace Prize WinnersLech Wałęsa Józef Rotblat1983 Nobel Prize Winner 1995 Nobel Prize Winner
Nobel Prize Winner for Physics and Chemistry1903 and 1911 Nobel Prize Winner
Nobel Prize Winner for MedicineTadeusz Reichstein1950 Nobel Prize Winner
Nobel Prize Winners for Literature1905 Nobel Prize WinnerHenryk Sienkiewicz1924 Nobel Prize WinnerWładysław Reymont
1980 Nobel Prize WinnerCzesław MiłoszNobel Prize Winners for Literature1996 Nobel Prize WinnerWisława Szymborska
The history of Rzeszow University of Technology goes back to 1951when The Evening Engineering School was founded.When the right academic and scientific standards had been reached, steps tochange the status of the school were successfully undertaken, creating the firstindependent Higher Engineering School on 25th June 1963 on the basis of 153rdordinance of the Council of Ministers.Rzeszów University of Technologyacquired its present status on 1stOctober 1974 on the basis of ordinanceof the Council of Ministers passed on 19thSeptember 1974.Rzeszów University of Technology provideshigher education at 5 faculties:Mechanical Engineering and AeronauticsElectrical and Computer EngineeringCivil and Environmental EngineeringChemical EngineeringManagement and Marketing
THE UNIVERSITY OF RZESZÓW was established in 2001 throughthe merger of Higher Pedagogical School, Rzeszów branches ofMaria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin and the EconomicsFaculty and the Agricultural Academy in Cracow.The University registers twelve interest groups:Applied LinguisticsArchaeologistsEconomistsEducatorsHistoriansInformation TechnologiesKorczak Students CircleMathematiciansNaturalistsPhysicistsSociologistsStudents International Relations DAF