From left: dr hab. Aleksander Kubicki, prof. UG and prof. dr hab. Piotr Stepnowski.
As of March 6 this year, the Vice-Dean for Internationalisation and Development of the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science, dr hab. Aleksander Kubicki, prof. UG is acting as the Rector's Plenipotentiary for the Digital Transformation of the University. He was appointed to the new position by the Rector of UG prof. dr hab. Piotr Stepnowski.
- 'My job is to move as many activities at the university as possible into the digital sphere in such a way as to increase the university's efficiency,' - says prof. Aleksander Kubicki. - 'At the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science level, we have conducted such activities for many years. Even before I was Vice-Dean, it was apparent in certain projects that a significant part of the documents should be transferred to the digital world.'
The newly appointed proxy will be responsible for taking initiatives for the digital transformation of the university and coordinating the university's e-government 'virtual campus' activities. An important part of his tasks will be to oversee the digitalisation of areas of the University of Gdańsk's operations.
One of the position's objectives is to organise platforms for national and international cooperation within the university and to integrate technology into the teaching process.
- 'To begin with, we need to audit needs from the ground up, i.e. from the lowest level of the university's operation, and create a map of the directions of digitisation activities. This will enable us to plan the university's development skilfully and more efficiently obtain funding for these purposes,' - announces the newly appointed Plenipotentiary of the UG Rector.
Prof. Aleksander Kubicki is Deputy Dean at the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics. At the same time, he carries out extensive teaching activities aimed at secondary schools. In 2017, he was awarded the prof. Ignacy Adamczewski Medal for his merits in popularising physics.
- 'We want to make people's work easier. Scientists (and not only them) often work from different locations outside the university. Hence, new solutions should give them such opportunities to take part in the management and life of the university from wherever they are,' - said prof. Aleksander Kubicki.