Gdansk University of Technology (GUT) is the largest technical university in the Pomeranian Region and one of the oldest technical universities in Poland. The firm is a centre of learning which combines imagination with practice, effectively initiating and carrying out modern research to world standards. The university stands out as a school of higher education excellently preparing students for employment in industry and business. Here engineers are educated not only in the most popular specializations, but also very specific ones that are highly valued in the labour market. The first inauguration of the academic year took place on 4th October, 1904. The University was erected in Gdansk, the city with historical tradition of over 1000 years and the largest maritime, cultural and scientific center.
Over 25 000 students are enrolled in the following faculties: Architecture, Chemical, Electronics, Telecommunication and Informatics, Electrical and Control Engineering, Applied Physics and Mathematics, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Ocean Engineering and Ship Technology, Management and Economics. GUT provides its students with a vast access to information resources localized in specialist departmental computing laboratories as well as two open laboratories in Information Technology Center. In GUT there operates Information Center of Academic Computer Center in Gdansk (CI TASK). CI TASK cooperates in the development of national optical fiber broadband network, PIONIER, serving the purpose of creating Information Society. Last but not least example of the university`s adaptation to the 21st century challenges is the recent installation of 1 344 processors` (5 376 cores) supercomputer cluster GALERA, most powerful in Poland and ranked as belonging to the most exclusive group of fastest machines in the World.