Warsaw is the political, economic, academic, and cultural center of Poland. Most governmental and public institutions are located here and most of the national and international corporations from all sectors have their headquarters in Warsaw. 

Home to many world-class specialists 
Warsaw has 78 universities and colleges with nearly 300,000 students. Given its numerous research centers, academic institutes and business clusters, the city is consequently home to many world-class specialists in all fields of science and professional practice. In the latest annual report of the European Cities Monitor (ECM), Warsaw occupied first place in the ranking of the lowest labor costs versus quality of service, outpacing Bratislava, Lisbon and Prague. It also took a good third position in the ranking of favorable business conditions provided by the government. On this list Warsaw overtook such cities as Amsterdam, Berlin, and Budapest. Currently, there are approximately 300,000 registered enterprises in Warsaw and the city’s unemployment level is as low as 3.8%.

Warsaw University of Technology
Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) is the leading and largest university in the technology area in Poland with more than 180 years of history. There are 20 faculties at WUT. Today, the University employs over 2,500 academic staff (including nearly 570 professors and associate professors) and 900 PhD students who conduct research in major technology and engineering areas and some non-technical disciplines. Currently there are over 32,000 students studying at WUT. WUT has participated in European Research Framework Programmes FP6 and FP7 as well as other projects and programs co-financed by the EU.


Warsaw E-Mobil Cluster
The Warsaw E-Mobil Cluster was established in July 2011 by Warsaw University of Technology and Warsaw City Hall. The cluster is a joint initiative by scientific institutions, local government, agencies, associations, funds, and companies which are dedicated to education, research, implementation, and business in the field of electromobility, mainly located in (but not limited to) the Warsaw area. The cluster is young and small, but it unites major Polish national research resources within green and safe road transportation; WUT, CLAiO, PiMOT, ITS, and KOMEL. The objectives of the Warsaw  E-Mobil Cluster are:
·         Introducing CNG buses to public transport in Warsaw
·         Introducing HEV & EV buses to public transport in Warsaw
·         Introducing an EV fleet to public or private transportation
·         Developing ultra-light niche EVs for urban transportation  
·         Developing infrastructure and solutions for a smart grid  


WUT Department of Multisource Propulsion Systems
The WUT Department of Multisource Propulsion Systems in the Faculty of Automotive and Construction Machinery Engineering is involved in several research Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (E & HEV) projects. Among them are modeling of E & HEV key components such as the battery, motor and its controller and engine; designing the necessary special components; designing and optimizing a propulsion system for E & HEVs by simulation, and control strategy studies for HEVs.

The head of the department as well as initiator and chairman  of the E-mobil cluster, Professor Antoni Szumanowski, has been involved in E & HEV research since 1976.  He holds more than 30 patents on solutions for propulsion systems in the field and has published seven books (three in English and two translated into Chinese) about alternative energy and E & HEVs. Professor Szumanowski is also the president of the Polish Society for Environmentally-friendly Vehicles, which consists of Polish universities, research institutions, and industry. In the last five years, the society has successfully organized several international seminars on Electric Vehicles (EVs) in Warsaw. Uniting academia, industry, and Polish policy-makers, the seminars have aimed to find solutions to speed up the application of electromobility.

Further information: http://eng.pw.edu.pl/


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