Fahrenheit University Association - a common IT strategy for university management

Photo: Krzysztof Krzempek/PG.

The University of Gdańsk and the Gdańsk University of Technology have reached an agreement on cooperation in terms of exchanging experiences in the creation and functioning of the university's IT infrastructure. PG will initially grant UG a licence to its eUczelnia system and will make it available to the University of Gdańsk to use within its organisational structures. The cooperation is carried out within the framework of the Daniel Fahrenheit Association of Universities in Gdańsk, and a similar agreement will soon be concluded with the Medical University of Gdańsk.

The agreement, which was signed on Wednesday, March 3 at the "Eureka" hotel in Sopot by prof. Krzysztof Wilde, Rector of the Gdańsk University of Technology, and prof. Piotr Stepnowski, Rector of the University of Gdańsk, involves joint definition and development of an IT model for university management, together with the construction of appropriate IT tools that at the same time meet compatibility standards with IT elements of other cooperating and supervising units.

The meeting was also attended by prof. Jacek Bigda, Vice-Rector for the Development and Organisation of Education of the Medical University of Gdańsk, and the Chancellors of the three universities: Marek Langowski (GUMed), Mariusz Miler (PG) and Jacek Jętczak (UG). Soon PG and GUMed are to sign a similar agreement.

- 'No public university can provide educational services without a reliable and safe IT infrastructure, therefore within the framework of the Daniel Fahrenheit Association of Universities in Gdańsk we intend to undertake long-term cooperation in this field also with other universities,' - says prof. Krzysztof Wilde, Rector of PG.

As part of the first stage of cooperation, an IT system will be created at UG to manage the university in the areas of science and research, as well as teaching and learning, based on solutions existing at PG (eUczelnia system).

- 'I am convinced that under this agreement we will significantly accelerate further modernisation and development of IT infrastructure, as well as the processes of progressive computerisation of our university,' - emphasised prof. Piotr Stepnowski, Rector of UG.

The Gdańsk University of Technology, in addition to granting the University of Gdańsk a licence for its eUniversity programme, will also coordinate the system's implementation.

Source: pg.edu.pl