AGH-UST has joined consortium developing AI Tech

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A consortium consisting of the Ministry of Digital Affairs and 10 Polish universities - including the AGH University of Science and Technology - is developing a model for comprehensive education of top class specialists in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and machine learning. The new initiative has been officially named as AI Tech – Academy of Innovative Applications of Digital Technologies.

On 20th. November 2019 Marek Zagórski, Poland’s current Minister of Digital Affairs, signed memoranda with representatives of the universities that constitute the Consortium. AGH UST joined the group represented by Professor Andrzej R. Pach, AGH UST’s Vice-Rector for Science, who signed the memorandum on behalf of the University.   

The Consortium behind AI Tech consists of the following universities:

  • University of Warsaw (Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics),
  • Jagiellonian University, Krakow (Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science),
  • University of Wroclaw (Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science),
  • Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan (Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science),
  • AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow (Faculty of Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science),
  • Warsaw University of Technology (Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology, Faculty of Mathematics and Information Science)
  • Wroclaw University of Technology (Faculty of Computer Science and Management, Faculty of Electronics)
  • Gdansk University of Technology (Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics)
  • Poznan University of Technology (Faculty of Computing),
  • Military University of Technology (Faculty of Cybernetics). 

The Academy of Innovative Applications of Digital Technologies Project covers the following stages:

1. Setting up the university Consortium for the purpose of implementing teaching guidelines;

2. Appointment of members of the Programme Council that will supervise the project in terms of its core objectives;

3. Development of curriculum guidelines for a second-degree programme of study based on needs analysis and labour market trend studies in the scope of artificial intelligence, machine learning and cybersecurity; consultations with a broad group of project stakeholders;

4. Delivery of a second-degree programme of study based on guidelines developed by universities belonging to the Consortium;

5. A follow-up study and development of a comprehensive education model for top-class specialists in artificial intelligence, machine learning and cybersecurity;

6. Project monitoring and evaluation, presentation of conclusions and project delivery design over the years: 2021-2027.

The amount of funding allocated to the project for the years 2020-2023 is PLN 81m. During this time, the initiative will benefit at least 500 students from the affiliated universities. The funding provided for the universities will cover: delivery of second-degree programmes, foreign scholarships for the participating students, international cooperation with leading universities, cooperation with business organisations as well as research and implementation activity undertaken by the participating students in cooperation with selected enterprises and state administration.