Cracow, Poland

Faculty of Mining Surveying and Environmental Engineering

Wydział Geodezji Górniczej i Inżynierii Środowiska

Subject area: physical science, environment
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The Faculty of Mining and Geoengineering (Faculty of Mining until 2002) is the oldest faculty of the university. It was the only faculty when the university was established by Józef Piłsudski in 1919. Until the 1950s, the history of the faculty is the history of the university. At present, the faculty staff actively work on the reclamation of mining land, solve the problems of economics, organization and management in mining, as well as deal with water, gas, and heat hazards. The faculty actively collaborates with industry by exporting Polish know-how to nearly all countries. Apart from the above, the faculty carries out non-typical research, namely, into the revalorisation and protection of the underground infrastructure of historical towns such as Sandomierz or Kłodzko. The faculty participates in carrying out general agreements signed with numerous institutions in Poland and abroad. These agreements mainly concern R&D collaboration, the improvement of laboratories, students’ practical training, and the mutual employment policy of university graduates.
Engineering is the creative application of science, mathematical methods, and empirical evidence to the innovation, design, construction, operation and maintenance of structures, machines, materials, devices, systems, processes, and organizations. The discipline of engineering encompasses a broad range of more specialized fields of engineering, each with a more specific emphasis on particular areas of applied mathematics, applied science, and types of application. See glossary of engineering.
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Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually from an orebody, lode, vein, seam, reef or placer deposit. These deposits form a mineralized package that is of economic interest to the miner.
Surveying or land surveying is the technique, profession, and science of determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional positions of points and the distances and angles between them. A land surveying professional is called a land surveyor. These points are usually on the surface of the Earth, and they are often used to establish maps and boundaries for ownership, locations, such as building corners or the surface location of subsurface features, or other purposes required by government or civil law, such as property sales.
Engineering is the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man.
Thomas Tredgold (1828), used in the Royal Charter of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) published in: The Times, London, article CS102127326, 30 June 1828.
Architects and engineers are among the most fortunate of men since they build their own monuments with public consent, public approval and often public money.
John Prebble, in Disaster at Dundee, 1956. p. 16
Engineering is the conscious application of science to the problem of economic production.
Halbert Powers Gillette (1910). cited in: T.J. Hoover & J.C. Lounsbury Fish. The Engineering Profession. Stanford University Press, 1941. p. 463


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