UPJŠ Rector prof. RNDr. Pavol Sovák, CSc. on Thursday, 9 February 2023 at 11 a.m. welcomed a special visit of representatives of the management of Deutsche Telekom AG at the premises of UPJŠ in Košice:
Mardia Niehaus, SVP HR Business Partner, Technology & Innovation, Deutsche Telekom AG;
Olaf Salm, SVP HR BP GHS, Deutsche Telekom AG;
Juraj Girman, Vice President, Telekom IT;
Igor Stančik, Vice President, Human Resources;
In the large meeting room of the UPJŠ Rectorate, the approximately 20-member delegation met with members of the UPJŠ management – Rector, Vice-Rector for International Relations and Mobility, Assoc. Prof. Ing. Silvia Ručinská, PhD., and the Vice-Rector for Informatization and Quality Management, prof. RNDr. Gabriel Semanišin, PhD.
The UPJŠ management presented the history and current position of UPJŠ in the academic space in Slovakia and abroad, the action plan for digital transformation at UPJŠ, the Race to Zero action plan, study programmes offered by the university, the university campus, areas of science and research and cooperation of UPJŠ with Košice universities (TUKE and UVLF), the City of Košice, the Košice Self-Governing Region, the Košice Innovation Centre (ICKK), Košice institutes of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, UNLP and industrial partners associated in the Cassovia Discovery Park within the Cassovia Cluster of New Industry.
In the past, UPJŠ has already established close cooperation with T-Systems within the IT Academy – Education for the 21st Century project, at the level of outreach and educational events, student competitions, final theses, Career Day – an annual event designed to provide job opportunities for UPJŠ students. Deutsche Telekom is also an active member of the Career Club of UPJŠ. The cooperation between UPJŠ and T-Systems has a major impact on the region through the Košice IT Valley cluster. The guests appreciated the benefits of several years of cooperation.