The 4th LUMEN Leaders in University Management Conference 20012 was held on 27th November in Warsaw. The Conference discussions focused on practical aspects of the implementation of the Law 2.0 or the so-called Constitution for Science.
PCG Academia is the initiator of the LUMEN Conference and its main organizer. This year’s edition Main Partner was Blackboard, a global provider of solutions supporting distance learning. Substantive patronage over the project since 20015 is held by the Polish Rectors Foundation, headed by Prof. Jerzy Woźnicki.
The LUMEN 2018 conference gathered over 21219 people professionally involved in university management – rectors, vice-rectors, chancellors and managers from over 140 institutions from all over the country. The event was officially opened by the President of PCG Academia, Prof. Łukasz Sułkowski. The guests were also welcomed by Mr. Piotr Müller, Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education, President of the Polish Rectors Foundation Prof. Jerzy Woźnicki, and the Chairman of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland, Prof. Jan Szmidt. After welcome speeches the Conference was carried out in two parallel paths concerning the strategy of implementing the Constitution for Science in Polish universities and the effective use of IT in the context of the implemented reform.
The discussion on the Law 2.0 was opened by a panel moderated by Prof. Jerzy Woźnicki, attended by the Deputy Minister of Science and Education, Mr. Piotr Müller, as well as professors Krzysztof Diks (President of the Polish Accreditation Committee), Zbigniew Marciniak (Chairman of the Main Council of Science and Higher Education) and Jan Szmidt (Chairman of the CRASP). Later in the day, the reform was also discussed from the perspective of the university’s third mission, new disciplines and paths of scientific advancement, as well as in the context of federations established by universities. The participants of the discussions were representatives of important academic centers, Professors: Dominik Antonowicz, Witold Bielecki, Krzysztof J. Filipiak, Anna Giza-Poleszczuk, Dariusz Jemielniak, Marek Kwiek, Aneta Pawłowska, Arkadiusz Radwan, Anna Rogut, Łukasz Sułkowski, Janusz Szambelańczyk, Maciej Zabel , as well as representatives of the business world: Marek Jakimowicz, Phillip Miller, Piotr Ogonowski, Karina Popieluch and dr hab. Konrad Raczkowski.
An important point on the agenda in the strategic path was a joint presentation by representatives of the management of PCG, Blackboard and Microsoft – global leaders of the education market, who committed themselves to working closely to improve the quality of Polish higher education management. The presentation was conducted by Prof. Łukasz Sułkowski (President of PCG Academia), Mr. Juan Ramon Alegret (Vice-President of Blackboard) and Mrs. Cecylia Szymańska (Director of Education Sector, Microsoft Polska).
The operational path was started by a closed meeting of users of PCG Academia products and services, during which representatives of universities from all over the country met to discuss the vision of the development of the University 10 System – the leading student information system. During the day, the following companies presented their solutions for universities: Blackboard – provider of Blackboard Learn Ultra and Blackboard Open LMS systems and Partner of PCG in Poland, as well as Microsoft – provider of the Microsoft 365 platform, Pearson – provider of interactive content enabling blended learning and Inspera – provider of the platform for electronic examination of students.
The LUMEN 2018 Conference could not take place without organizational and substantive support from our Partners: Blackboard, Pearson, Microsoft and BOŚ Bank. The patronages over the event were one again taken by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland, Main Council of Science and Higher Education, the Polish Accreditation Committee, PRom Association, Patent Office of the Republic of Poland and PMI Poland. Our media patronage is provided by the „Forum Akademickie” magazine.
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