08.10.2020

AGH UST Rector meets Luxembourg diplomats as part of the UNIVERSEH Project


photo by Zbigniew Sulima

On 7 October 2020 AGH UST Rector Professor Jerzy Lis met Paul Schmit – the Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to Poland and Szymon Malecki – Honorary Consul of Luxembourg in Kraków.

The visit aimed to discuss cooperation within the framework of the European Space University for Earth and Humanity (UNIVERSEH). Our Rector also introduced the idea of establishing the AGH UST Space Technology Centre, which in the nearest future will launch operations heading in this direction. The meeting concluded with a discussion concerning common actions aimed at regeneration of former steelworks sites – based on the example of the Belval Campus, Luxembourg.

The European Universities scheme is a partnership of higher education institutions from across the EU. They constitute a network aiming to integrate Europeans and contribute to increased competitiveness of Europe’s universities.

AGH UST’s partners in the UNIVERSEH Consortium are: the University of Toulouse (France), Luxembourg University, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (Germany) and Luleå University of Technology (Sweden). In practical terms, the European University status awarded to AGH UST will enable the university to cooperate on developing technologies for the space industry with the other partners within the network. The consortium will not only educate but also conduct research into, among others, telecommunications, climate and sustainable development of the space industry. The universities will investigate the areas related to space engineering and space-related industries as well as social sciences, medicine and art.

Professor Rafał Wiśniowski, Vice-Rector for Cooperation and Professor Tadeusz Uhl of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics also took part in the meeting.