On 24/05/2021, the inaugural meeting of the Digitization League of Lublin Universities was held, which was attended by Prof. Marek Niezgódka – Director of the UKSW Digital Science and Technology Center, Chairman of the Digitization Council at the Medical University of Lublin.
The idea of creating the Digitization League of Lublin Universities was born at the Medical University of Lublin and mainly concerns the use of modern digital techniques in broadly defined telemedicine and the creation of a common scientific basis, as well as joint research and educational projects of Lublin universities.
Cooperation of universities within the Digitalisation League is to help, among others, in greater consolidation and efficient implementation of innovative solutions in science and education. Universities will exchange ideas and research results – this is one of the key elements of the project.
Professor Marek Niezgódka emphasized that digital transformation in the field of health care leads to projects which no single medical university can fully handle. According to the Professor, cooperation of universities will enable the creation of teams seeking solutions for the efficient functioning of the state or development of the economy.
“This is the idea of combining competencies and forces with a very high level of complementarity in very different areas.” (…) “On the other hand, by making the most important digital infrastructures common, especially IT and communication infrastructures or digital publishing platforms, it is possible to bring about a spectacular increase in the efficiency of Lublin universities, because at this point it will no longer be necessary to replicate various activities at each university separately.”
According to Prof. Niezgódka, deep reconstruction in the healthcare area requires joint efforts of representatives of medicine, technical sciences, information technology, as well as social and human sciences.
“The point is to agree on a structure that will allow, firstly, to carry out all research and teaching tasks more effectively, and secondly, will be the basis enabling to use very different sources of funding for different structures related to each other federatively or coalitionally.” (…) “There are huge resources available in big programs like the New Framework Program or the Reconstruction Program. These are sources of funding not available to individual entities.”
– Prof. Marek Niezgódka explains.
The first results of jointly implemented research and development programs related to health issues may appear at the turn of the year.
We kindly invite you to listen to the following recordings of Prof. Niezgódka’s statements.
Akademickie Radio Centrum
Professor Marek Niezgódka – mathematician, from 1993 to 2018 the Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling at University of Warsaw, currently the Director of the Digital Science and Technology Center at Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw.