PCG Academia is one of the fastest growing IT companies on the market of services for higher education in Poland. Every year, PCG and our product partners deliver dozens of IT projects for top universities at home and abroad. University of the Future is a series of webinars where our clients share their experiences from IT projects they have completed with us. We point out good practices and ready-made solutions which can be immediately used in your universities.

As part of the just-concluded second edition of the University of the Future, we invited six distinguished institutions of higher education to join the discussion. Among them were universities from Poland: Jagiellonian University, SWPS University and University of Zielona Góra, as well as foreign universities such as Nottingham Trent University or Northumbria University. In 2020, the first research institute – Forest Research Institute – joined the group of our clients. We would like to thank all our interviewees representing the academic community:

  • Adam Elce, Nottingham Trent University
  • dr inż. Jarosław Gramacki, University of Zielona Góra
  • Kristen McCartney-Bulmer, Northumbria University Newcastle
  • dr hab. Krzysztof Sfereńczak, Forest Research Institute
  • Danuta Tuszyńska, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Wojciech Wyżykowski, Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Hosting the University of the Future would not be possible without the commitment of PCG Academia’s product and technology partners, which include: Amazon Web Services, Blackboard, Inspera, Intelliboard, LYRASIS, OpenLMS and WEBCON. We would like to thank:

  • Juan Ramon Alegret, Blackboard
  • Marcin Grotowski, No Limit Sp. z o.o.
  • Michele Mennielli, LYRASIS
  • Tomasz Olejnik, Amazon Web Services
  • Tonya Riney, IntelliBoard
  • Mariana Robson, IntelliBoard
  • Jakub Romankiewicz, WEBCON

More than 600 people took part in the our discussions, including both representatives of the university authorities – rectors, vice-rectors, chancellors, as well as persons responsible for operational activities – employees of IT departments, research departments or education departments. We would like to thank you all for your time and active participation in our meetings.

We invite you to watch and share the videos posted on the Blog and on the PCG Academia YouTube channel. The University of the Future series will return in spring 2022 with the participation of other universities cooperating with us. We warmly invite you to participate.

Webinar: Opportunities and challenges on the eve of evaluation of scientific activities – case studies of a public university, a non-public university and a research institute

Webinar: Electronic document workflow – why it is worth investing in and developing internal competences at universities

Webinar: Release of the latest version of DSpace 7 – how to successfully implement or update a scientific repository at a university?

Webinar: Increasing the reach and effectiveness of remote learning through innovation – a conversation with representatives from Jagiellonian University, Blackboard and AWS

Webinar: Accessibility policy implementation based on Blackboard Ally solution – case study of Northumbria University Newcastle and Nottingham Trent University

Webinar: Improving the quality of education through the analysis of data from e-learning platform – a case study of using Intelliboard solution at foreign universities15