The Department of Geotechnical Engineering
employs 35 staff members, including 25 university teachers and 10 research engineers. The staff is experienced in civil and environmental engineering; many employees have the government licences for civil engineering activities, geological-engineering and hydrogeological investigation, environmental impact assessment as well as the certificates of the Polish Committee of Geotechnics.

           The main fields of research activities are: development of laboratory and field testing methods; modeling and monitoring of groundwater flow; stability and deformation analyses of earth structures; monitoring systems for embankment dams; improvement of soft subsoil; soil remediation; waste management of municipal and industrial wastes; numerical analysis in geotechnical engineering; new materials, technologies and management systems in engineering.