Faculty of Applied Mathematics - History
The Faculty was founded in 1969, due to the decision of Minister of Science and Higher Education. It was formed out of Departments of Physics, Mathematics and Descriptive Geometry, already existing at various faculties of the University. The initial name of the faculty was the "Faculty of Mathematics and Physics". At that time, it was first and only such faculty at technical universities in Poland. Professor Aleksander Opilski was the Dean-Founder and first Dean of the Faculty. At the moment of foundation, Faculty employed 14 Professors and Docents, 16 Assistant Professors, 39 Senior Lecturers and Lecturers and 85 Assistants.
In 1971, a new structure of the Faculty was introduced and two new units were established: Institute of Physics and Institute of Mathematics. Later, Institute of Theoretical Mechanics and Institute of Descriptive Geometry were founded in 1974 and 1981 respectively. However, in 1992 the Institute of Theoretical Mechanics was moved into the Faculty of Civil Engineering and in 1995 the former Institute of Descriptive Geometry was transformed into Centre of Descriptive Geometry and Engineering Graphics.
In 2010, the Institute of Physics was extracted from the structure of the Faculty and became an independent unit named the Institute of Physics – Centre for Science and Education. In consequence, in 2011 the Faculty changed its name into one currently in force: the "Faculty of Applied Mathematics".
Over the years, the Faculty developed its own academic staff, now representing the majority of researchers and academics working there. At the moment, the Faculty of Applied Mathematics, that is the Institute of Mathematics, employs 63 researchers and academics, including 5 Professors and Associate Professors, 3 University Professors, 28 Assistant Professors, 15 Senior Lecturers and Instructors, 5 Assistants and 7 PhD Students.