Today, June 1, 200 years have passed since the birth of a famous physicist, scientist, professor, rector, and public figure. Since 1856, he was a professor at the Tsisar-Royal Technical Academy, where he headed the Department of General and Technical Physics, and gave lectures on experimental physics. In September 1871, he became the Director of the Academy, and two months later, Emperor Franz Joseph I, by his decree, allowed this educational institution to elect a rector. The Academy received the status of a higher education institution and its first Rector became Feliks Strzelecki. He held this position twice: in 1872/73 and 1873/74. (at that time the rector was elected only for a year). During the period of Strzelecki leadership, eight new departments were formed at the Academy. The Rector made a lot of efforts to equalize the salary of the academy's employees with the salary of the university teachers, which contributed to the growth of prestige of this educational institution. And after the rector's terms, when the Academy was reorganized into the Tsisar-Royal Higher Technical School, during 1878–80 Feliks Strzelecki was the Dean of the Construction Department.
Feliks Strzelecki, like many other rectors of Lviv Polytechnic of different periods, is buried at the Lychakiv cemetery. Honoring his memory is a continuation of the tradition of commemorating all the leaders, each of whom in his own way contributed to the development of the University we have today.