University welcomes new chemistry and biology facilities

This project is focused on taking Gdańsk University into the future with 52 000 m2 of state-of-the-art buildings for its chemistry and biology departments.

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For students and teachers, this translates into greater numbers of places and more teaching positions, alongside access to the latest in technologies for education, including e-learning.

Old ground, new vision

Rundown infrastructure in these departments has meant poor quality educational services on offer and subsequently a drop in interest in studying and teaching there. The project’s main objective is therefore to strengthen the position of Gdańsk University by creating a dynamic educational-scientific centre of Europe-wide significance. Gdańsk University will be responsible for implementing and managing this new infrastructure, to be located within the existing Oliwa Campus (Baltic Campus in the future). The project is comprehensive in nature, covering modern ICT infrastructure, new educational-scientific equipment, interactive teaching tools, broadband internet access and wifi coverage.

An environment ripe for a challenging world

The biology department building (total surface area approximately 23 300 m2) will have two four-level wings and one five-level wing, all connected by a common hall. Other features include two auditoria, three lecture halls, 71 laboratories and 38 specialist working rooms. There will also be greenhouses for educational purposes. The building will have air-conditioning and ventilation systems (including bacteriological filters), vacuum equipment, pressurised air equipment, distilled water equipment, audiovisual equipment, an access control and monitoring system, and IT and tele-technical networks.
For the chemistry department (total surface area approximately 28 600 m2), two new educational-scientific facilities will be built and connected by a passageway. In total, there will be five auditoria, 18 lecture halls, 22 laboratories, two specialist working rooms and 18 computer rooms. A limited-access zone will contain specialist laboratories covering almost 4 000 m2. A technological hall will also be built for chemical and environmental engineering activities.

Students and teachers relish better prospects

The beneficiaries of this project will mainly be young people, with the number of direct users expected to reach 1 650 by 2015 (85 new places). Indirectly, the beneficiaries include the existing teaching-scientific staff of 201, who will have better facilities as well as four new teaching posts.

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