Cornerstone laid for new building of the Faculty of Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications

photos by Zbigniew Sulima

On 8 January 2018 AGH UST hosted a formal event, during which the cornerstone was laid for the new building of the Faculty of Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications. Polish Deputy PM and Minister of Science and Higher Education - Mr. Jarosław Gowin attended the celebrations.

AGH UST’s Rector Professor Tadeusz Słomka welcomed, on behalf of the University’s authorities, the audience of many honourable guests. The event was attended by Bishop Tadeusz Pieronek, AGH UST’s Vice-Rectors, the authorities of the Faculty of Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications, Mr. Jorge Calabuig Ferre – President of MOSTOSTAL Warszawa together with several company representatives, Alicja Kiszczuk of ae Fusion Studio, which designed the building, Marek Borkowski and Marian Żabiński of IMB Asymetria – the authors of the building’s conceptual design, Faculty Deans and AGH UST’s Senate Members, among many others.

 We are extremely happy to see, after many years of efforts, that the dream harboured by WIET Faculty is about to come true. The facility will be equipped with several state of the art laboratories, which – truth be told – the Faculty rightly deserves with its recent A+ rating and a host of outstanding students. We are looking forward to seeing the building being put into operation in the nearest future (…) It is 217 days since the PM’s approval and look – the shell of the building is already here. The facility is scheduled to open for students in October 2019 – said AGH UST’s Rector.

Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jarosław Gowin said during the event:  Today, the whole of Poland is implementing the strategy of responsible development, which aims to see Poland advance along the path of innovations and the idea of the economic revolution 4.0. We won’t accomplish this mission, unless we build a bridge between the worlds of science and economy.

The estimated cost of the building is PLN 21m. The Ministry of Science and Higher Education supported the construction of the facility with a dedicated grant of PLN 13m. The investment is being developed first and foremost with the aim of improving the conditions and quality of teaching, particularly with regard to programmes in ICT and Electronics and Telecommunications provided by the Faculty of Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications.

Teaching halls and laboratories will be used primarily for the purpose of education and research in areas related to ICT. The volume of the new, four-storey building will be over 11000 m3, with the floor area of over 2000 m2