The Alumni Association is a leading non-governmental organisation of this kind in Poland, which for nay years has concentrated its activity on creating mechanism of cooperation between business and academia, stimulating entrepreneurship in students and scientists, as well as complementing the university curriculum with training that addresses the needs of today’s economy. The Faculty’s alumni who are professionally active number more that 20 thousand. But the Association’s activity encompasses a far larger community, that includes representatives of other faculties and universities.
The Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology is the biggest faculty of the Warsaw University of Technology and one of the biggest faculties of all Polish universities, with around 4000 students of types of studies and an academic staff of over 300. The roots of the Faculty date back to scientific activity in the field of communication at the Institute of Technology established in 1898. Currently the Faculty possesses the highest grade for a scientific unit “A+” as bestowed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and regularly is classified in 1st place in the most notable ranking of Polish academic units teaching electronics and IT.
An interesting fact is that the writer Ian Fleming, when creating the fictional character of Ernst Blofeld – the arch enemy of James Bond, described him as an alumni of electronics at the Warsaw University of Technology.