AGH UST begins cooperation with Bayer’s Digital Hub

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On December 21, 2021, the AGH UST concluded an agreement on cooperation with Bayer’s Digital Hub. The collaboration will encompass two areas: a student internship programme in computer science technologies ‘Programme your career’ and joint R&D projects in cooperation with universities.

The Bayer company and its Digital Hub offer students the possibility to gain experience and jobs in international teams in areas such as data science, software engineering, IT security engineering, full stack engineering, and data engineering. The Digital Hub provides a flexible work schedule, allowing students to combine studying at a university with acquiring professional experience, making competitive salaries, and participating in individual mentoring and training programmes.

The programme that will launch in 2022 is intended for students in the final years of engineering and master’s degrees. The first group of students to join the programme will start their internships in March, the next one in October. A 5-month professional-instructional module has been prepared for several dozen interns. After completion of the programme, the most prominent students will receive job offers.

‘Cooperation of the AGH UST with such an important partner in the field of life science and health protection is a great honour and a challenge for us. We will primarily carry out joint R&D projects. Furthermore, we are concerned with developing student programmes in the discipline of information technologies. I am also convinced that we can be of mutual service to each other in terms of expert support. The agreement will be coordinated on our part by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science, and Biomedical Engineering; thus, in particular, the solutions in biomedical engineering can prove to be both interesting and prospective for us and our partner, the Bayer company’, emphasises Professor Jerzy Lis, the AGH UST Rector.

‘Digital Hub develops innovative digital solutions that support health protection and agriculture, as Bayer operates in both of these key aspects of human development. Our work brings real change to the world – pursuing the motto ‘Health for All, Hunger for None’’, says Bogusław Tobiasz, director of Bayer’s Digital Hub. ‘We are a perfect place for young people fascinated with technologies, who expect their work to matter to others and who simultaneously want to be involved with a global company that offers huge development opportunities.’

Bayer has already been developing innovation in life science in cooperation with leading technical universities in the world, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This group, in addition to the AGH UST, has recently expanded to include the Silesian University of Technology.