The Gdańsk University of Technology campus was ranked among the ten most beautiful in Europe by Times Higher Education. Situated in the heart of Wrzeszcz, a district lying only a few kilometers away from the centre of Gdańsk and just as close to the Baltic shore, it scenically combines historical buildings, modern research facilities and sprawling green areas. The campus, which can be found at Gabriela Narutowicza Street, occupies the area of 77 ha, ten times more than over a hundred years ago, when it was established.
Erected in 1904 in a Dutch neo-Renaissance style, the monumental GUT Main Building is a true eye candy and a symbol of the entire university. Its historical façade hides top of the line classrooms, cutting edge laboratories, impressive representative rooms and cozy resting areas for the students. It also serves as a seat of the Gdańsk University of Technology authorities. In 2005 the building was distinguished as a well kept monument by the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage.
The university owns more than 600 didactic and research laboratories spread throughout the campus. Recent additions include the state of the art Nanotechnology Centre, the LINTE^2 Laboratory of electroenergetics and renewable energy sources, the Immersive 3D Visualization Lab where virtual reality is taken the next level, and the ProtoLab prototyping facility, first of its kind in the entire region, where student and professional researchers can test their ideas 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. GUT also provides comfortable housing for almost 3 000 students in 12 dormitories as well as possesses a well-equipped Academic Sports Centre.
The entire campus is being transformed thanks to the Gdańsk University of Technology civic budget. Since 2016, every year students and employees submit and vote for their ideas, the most popular of which receive funding worth PLN 500 000 in total. Projects already completed include a queuing system for the dean's office and the faculty scholarship committee at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, an ecological and efficient lighting system for the Faculty of Electrical and Control Engineering buildings or a sauna in the Academic Sports Centre.
Navigating around the campus is easy thanks to numerous maps and signposts as well as an interactive map of the area, which also includes a virtual tour. A short guide to the most interesting places on the campus is available here.