The AGH University of Science and Technology was established in 1919. Nowadays, the University, being a technical school, serves science and industry through educating students, constant improvement of academic staff, as well as wide range of research and development activities. A wide scope of studies, conducted at the university is a result of its contemporary structure, which has been shaped over the last 90 years. Moreover the progress of the University units was connected with dynamic growth of the country’s economy. Research areas include among other: Geology and Mining; Information Technologies; New Materials and Technologies; Environment and Climate Changes; Energy and its Resources; Electrical and Mechanical Engineering; Exact and Earth Sciences; Social-Economic Sciences and Humanities. AGH UST has number of commercial technological and scientific laboratories. The university has over 680 laboratories which are exclusively used for educational purposes. AGH UST hosts one of the largest and most important nodes of the Polish part of the Internet. As a university of practical character, AGH UST focuses on collaboration with business and industry. It has signed partnership agreements with approximately 300 industrial plants, including large international corporations.
On 5-6th December 2019, the international workshop on the subject of “Skills and requirements in the mining and metallurgy regions” was held as part of the MIREU project at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland.