From idea to reality
The moment the idea was announced, experts from the centre, including Adrian Ogłoza and Jakub Szauer, were keen to tackle the challenge, even though the path to implement the idea was paved with various obstacles. Before the classes could be conducted, numerous other activities had to be planned to the smallest detail.
“The project was complex and the pandemic didn’t make it easier. We had to build it from scratch, supporting the University of Lodz with creating the necessary infrastructure, organising equipment and obtaining the licence for BluePrism*. Leading the first semester completely online was also challenging,” says Adrian Ogłoza.
Nordea representatives also had to decide if other companies, for the most part competitors, should be invited to participate in running the project.
“Contrary to the market trend and what was expected, we invited our main competitors to join this project. This is who we are – it’s in line with our values. We don’t fight. We collaborate,” says Agnieszka Belowska.
Positive start – exciting times ahead
The first semester has just come to an end and students were asked to evaluate the cooperation and the quality of the laboratories provided by Nordea’s experts. The results are very encouraging. Both Jakub and Adrian received high ratings in the areas of conducting classes, technical and practical aspects, and the approach they presented.
“This is a long-term investment and we can’t know if current students will ever end up in Nordea. That is the risk we’re taking. But the feeling of making a difference is something irreplaceable,” concludes Jakub Szauer.
BluePrism* – The platform used by Nordea to automate processes and the main tool for developers in their daily work.