The three strongest universities of Pomerania have joined forces to form the Fahrenheit Union of Universities in Gdańsk (FarU) in 2020. Its most important task is to identify and prepare to make the best use of the resources and potential of the Medical University of Gdańsk, the Gdańsk University of Technology and the University of Gdańsk in the scientific, research, teaching, organizational and development areas.
- Joint interdisciplinary research and initiatives gradually implemented in synergistic areas provide a solid foundation for creating a recognisable academic center in Gdańsk that can successfully compete with the best in Europe and worldwide – says Prof. Adriana Zaleska-Medynska, the Director of the Union of Universities in Gdańsk Daniel Fahrenheit. – The formation of a bigger, stronger academic centre may result in a wide teaching offer, effective administration, and increased potential of change management. Integration of universities also enables closer cooperation with local authorities and the economic environment.
To familiarize not only the academic community with the idea of the Union, we have launched the website zwiazek-fahrenheita.edu.pl and profiles in social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube), through which we will inform the community about current events, as well as present the objectives and main directions of common activities. The creation of the website is one of the stages of the project Supporting university consolidation processes, implemented under the PO WER programme, co-financed by the European Social Fund. The leader of the media team, which was responsible for the works on the FarU’s website and social media profiles, is Joanna Śliwińska, Ph.D., the Spokesman of the Medical University of Gdańsk.
- This is the result of the joint, hard work of the Gdańsk Tech, UG, and MUG teams, for which I would like to thank all the people involved in this process. We are aware that not everything was implemented perfectly in such a short time, and we will continue to work on optimising the solutions – explains Joanna Śliwińska, Ph.D., Head of the Communication Unit at the Medical University. – I encourage you to visit the FarU website and social media profiles, as well as to send your comments and suggestions, which will allow us to improve the functioning of the service.
The FarU website contains, among other things, statutory documents, regulations for granting patronage, and the logo with the Logo Book. We are gradually supplementing the service with current events and initiatives undertaken within the framework of the. In the FAQ tab, there is a collection of questions divided into 4 thematic blocks – GENERAL, SCIENCE, EDUCATION and ORGANISATION, which will allow you to better understand the idea, objectives, and main activities.
ABOUT THE FAHRENHEIT UNIVERSITIES
The Fahrenheit Union of Universities in Gdańsk (FarU) was established following the joint motion of the rectors of the Gdańsk University of Technology and the University of Gdańsk. The Senates of the three universities passed appropriate resolutions and accepted the Statute of the Union, which defines the scope of tasks, bodies, and management of the new organisation.
The most important task of the Fahrenheit Universities is to make the best use of the resources and potential of the three universities that form it. Its activities are focused on developing solutions to support joint scientific research and development work, as well as recommendations concerning the consolidation or establishment of new, intercollegiate doctoral schools.
One of the strategic tasks of the FarU is to conduct a common promotional and ranking policy, especially in the international arena, as well as to express opinions and represent common interests towards state and local administration and legislative initiatives. The union is also to strengthen the publishing activity of the MUG, Gdańsk Tech, and UG.