The Kielce University of Technology is a relatively young institution, although the traditions of higher education in Kielce go back to the beginning of the 19th century. It was here that Stanislaw Staszic founded the Mining Academy, one of the first higher schools in Poland, which operated in the years 1816–1826 and provided qualified personnel to meet the needs of the Old Polish Industrial Basin. Higher education became available in Kielce again in 1965 when Kielce-Radom Evening Higher Engineering School was established. It was transformed into the Kielce University of Technology in 1974.
The University has four faculties:
-Civil and Environmental Engineering,
-Electrical and Computer Engineering,
-Mechatronics and Machinery Design,
-Management and Computer Modelling
At present, over 9,400 students take courses in seven fields of studies: Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanics and Machinery Design, Management and Marketing, Management and Production Engineering. The University is entitled to award a Doctor’s degree in five academic disciplines: civil engineering, environmental engineering, electrical engineering, machine building and operation, mechanics, and a degree of Doctor Habilitated in machine building and operation. In the last discipline doctoral courses are also run. Relatively low costs of studying, which results from readily available accommodation in student hostels, cheap meals at the University canteen as well as lower living costs when compared with major Polish cities. Careers Office, operating at the University on the basis of agreement with the Province Labour Office, helps graduates seek job vacancies.