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About RUT


Rzeszów University of Technology is the largest polytechnic in the region and continues to grow. Over its history it has educated 57 952 graduates, including 593 pilots. A great number of alumni hold important positions both in the region and country. As a matter of course, the University’s development has been accompanied by a continual increase in the number of academic staff and independent scientists.

Rzeszów as the biggest city in the region, the centre of the Rzeszow Metropolitan area and the capital of the Podkarpackie Voivodship, is the economic, scientific and cultural centre of south-east Poland.



The city is an important regional centre of economic growth. The leading sectors in the city’s economy are: aviation, computer science, pharmaceutic, chemical processing, outsourcing and tourism. The four special economic zones offer favourable conditions to innovative companies organised in clusters, such as the Aviation Valley cluster, the Information Technology Cluster, the Cluster of Renewable Energy (among others: photovoltaic) and the Cluster of Good Quality of Life.

Rzeszow is also an academic city. In a study ranking Polish cities, Rzeszow came out as 1st best in EU, when comparing the number of students to general number of inhabitants. The Municipality and the educational institutions work closely together for the best serve the needs of the labour market and of the new investors.

The city’s goal is to expand the brand “Rzeszow capital of innovation”.