In connection with the beginning of the new academic year 2020/2021 and the adopted model of education in the fall semester (hybrid mode: on-site and remote courses), please read the announcement about security measures applied on the university campus.
In connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to ensure the health safety of our students, the University authorities decided to organize courses in the fall semester 2020/2021 in a hybrid model, with the remote mode being the predominant one.
Due to the prolonged epidemic risk caused by the coronavirus, classes at the university are suspended until September 30. The online classes will continue as planned.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak and the inability to conduct regular classes our lecturers have possibility to conduct online classes with the support of Microsoft Teams application, which you can find here https://teams.microsoft.com.
This application is available for all KU employees and students.
In case you have any questions regarding conducting online classes reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Matters related to booking classrooms, rescheduling classes or reporting them should be addressed at email@example.com
In case of any technical issues please contact our IT Helpdesk: room A-115, email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone +48 22 519 21 45.
If you have any other issues please reach out to us at email@example.com
Procedure, rules and frequently asked questions related to attending online classes for students are to be found in the STUDENTS section.
Procedures, rules and frequently asked questions related to conducting online classes are to be found in the LECTURERS section.
All the updates to this website are to be found in the UPDATES section.
In the INSTRUCTIONS section you will find different types of materials related to MS Teams App.
In the TRAININGS section you will find schedule of upcoming and past courses.
In the NETIQUETTE section you will find useful rules to follow while at the online class.
This website will be constantly updated so that it is easier to conduct and take part in online classes.
Dear Colleagues, Dear Students
Yesterday, that is March 25, the first of the dates by which university classes were to be suspended expired. We already know that there is no guarantee of maintaining the second deadline, namely Easter. I do not intend to make you aware of the seriousness and horror of the situation.
You realize that we are living in the times of VUCA or Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity, i.e. the "misfortunes" that hinder our lives and work. To top it all off, there is the coronavirus, which has further intensified all these phenomena.
Today is a time of great trial for all of us, the entire academic community. These several days have shown that thanks to our unique organizational culture, modelled on turquoise organization and consciously built antifragility, we are in a fairly good situation.
Of course, according to the definition, we did not foresee this "black swan" (nobody predicted it), because this is how the phenomenon of the world-wide pandemic should be addressed.
At this point I would like to thank you all very warmly for your fantastic reaction to the situation, which surprised us all. In the first three days of the coronavirus turbulence, nearly 50% of the classes took place online. Now, a week later, this is over 87% of all classes. In the period 16-23 March, 100% of the classes of the "English Track" and MBA studies were held online. On average, we plan online classes for 4300 students per day – this is nearly 200 courses, seminars, lectures.
We would like to thank you for your commitment and hard work, which allowed us to minimize the losses resulting from the unexpected suspension of classes and, as a consequence, the reduction of the University's activities. This applies to all individuals: KEBS, KIBS, Management and Finance, Law, employees of administrative departments, Planning and Scheduling Office, IT, Dean's Office, Project Office and all others. I do not distinguish and do not mention anyone by name, according to my maxim that the success of the University is the success of all members of its community, although probably to a different extent.
Special thanks are also due to students who have shown great responsibility and understanding, as evidenced by the nearly 100% attendance at classes. Thus, students and listeners have proven their full and authentic membership in the academic community of KU.
Unfortunately, the situation is unpredictable. We cannot rule out the possibility that in the near or far future we will find ourselves in a situation requiring us, as the whole academic community, to make even greater sacrifices and increase our efforts, which will determine the future of our University.
To sum up, after these several days I can say that we have all shown that we are both a bit "Turquoise", but more importantly, definitely "Antifragile".
Keep it going like this