The establishment of the Lodz University of Technology is strictly associated with the history and development of industrial Lodz. Thanks to the incredibly fast development of the textile industry in the second half of the 19th century, Lodz became the second largest city in the area of Poland.
The university covers the area of about 30 hectares and is located in a few dozen buildings. Besides new structures built in the recent years the Lodz Univeristy of Technology adapted and revitalized a few historic 19th-century villas and factory buildings, adjusting them to its needs. All students are obliged to attend sports and recreation courses. Besides general fitness courses, like callanetics and aerobics, the students can choose among the following sections: volleyball, basketball, judo, football, handball, athletics, badminton, tennis, table tennis, ice-skating, taekwondo, rock-climbing, yoga, body-building, squash. The main task is to represent the interest of students at the Technical University of Lodz. In that scope, the Council of Students Self-Government on TUL (as a democratically elected representative of students) is closely cooperating with the university authorities and the Administration of TUL settlements in all matters relating to students of the Technical University of Lodz. In practice,, it may be said that Students’ Self-Government acts as students’ trade union and students’ culture maker.
The Lodz University of Technology administers nine halls of residence, only five to ten minutes from all faculties. The University cannot guarantee placement in the university dormitory because the accommodation possibilities are very limited. But international students should notify in advance the International Office of their intention to live in the halls of residence.