Teaching staff – Collegium Da Vinci Poznań

Collegium Da Vinci Rectors

Krzysztof Nowakowski, BEng, PhD

Rector of Collegium Da Vinci

Krzysztof Nowakowski, BEng, PhD

Rector of Collegium Da Vinci

expandAbout me

expandA graduate of Poznan University of Life Sciences: the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry. Specialization: information technology in engineering. In 2007 he defended his PhD thesis with honor on the topic “Neural identification of selected mechanical defects of kernels”.

expandScientific interests are focused on: artificial intelligence, artificial neural networks, image analysis, systems engineering and object-oriented programming.

expandAdditionally, he is a specialist in the field of personal data protection and protection of classified information. He has been connected with the university since 2003. He teaches Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering, Algorithms and Data Structures and Information Technology.

expandIn his free time, he pursues two passions: photography and hiking in the mountains.

Łukasz Fojutowski, PhD

Vice-Rector

Łukasz Fojutowski, PhD

Vice-Rector

expandAbout me

expandA graduate of the faculty of Economics at Poznan university of Economics and Business. He studied in the fields of “Economic policy and business strategies” at his home university and „Economie et Gestion des Entreprises” na Université de Rennes I. The doctoral dissertation, written at the Department of Economic Policy and Development Planning in Poznan, concerned the strategies of domestic enterprises towards the expansion of transnational corporations.

expandScientific interests include the issues of foreign trade policy, international economic relations, the activities of transnational corporations and its impact on the global economy, as well as the impact of regional and local environment on corporate strategies. He carried out research in this field as part of the French Government research scholarship at the Université Aix-Marseille, as well as within the research projects of the Regional Research Center of the Poznan university of Economics and Business.

Deans

Janina Rudowicz-Nawrocka, BEng, PhD

Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology and Visual Communication

Janina Rudowicz-Nawrocka, BEng, PhD

Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology and Visual Communication

expandAbout me

expandA graduate of the University of Technology in the field of Computer Science. She defended her doctoral thesis with distinction in the field of computer science applied in agricultural sciences. For many years she worked in IT departments as a server or network administrator, implementor and trainer. She conducts didactics primarily in the field of operational systems and spatial information systems. Research interests concentrate on the use of information technology and popularization of knowledge and common sense. Author of several dozen scientific and popular science articles on the use of information technology, primarily in agricultural engineering, and co-author of the monograph on meat cattle breeding. Head of the national project on the use of aero laps in monitoring grassland, contractor in European projects concerning the development of the data exchange standard (agriXchange) and applications of Internet solutions of the Future (FIware technology) in the creation of smart applications for the agri-food sector. A member of the Polish Society of Spatial Information, the Polish Society of the Application of Information Technologies in Agriculture, Food and Forest Economy and the Polish Society of Agricultural Engineering. Marked by the President of the Republic of Poland with the Bronze Medal for Long-Term Service. Initiator and producer of various social actions. Co-founder and co-editor of the cultural magazine ŌKŌ.

expandCurious about

expandShe spends her free time working in the garden, doing sports (e.g. karate) and searching for beef from meat breeds in Poland.

Alicja Rytelewska, BEng, PhD

Dean's Representative of the Faculty of Social Sciences

Alicja Rytelewska, BEng, PhD

Dean's Representative of the Faculty of Social Sciences

expandAbout me

expandHead of the Department of Coaching and Management, Graduate of Poznan University of Technology and Poznan University of Economics and Business. She also studied management and marketing at NHL Hogesschool in the Netherlands. In 2013, she defended her doctoral dissertation, written at the Department of Labor and Social Policy of the EU in Poznan, regarding the competences of managers and their impact on the economic results of IT companies. Since 2004, she has been an academic lecturer, conducting classes in Poland and abroad. Her research interests are focused on issues related to human resource management in enterprises and organization development. In her publications and the monograph published in 2015, she raises issues related to the competence and qualifications of employees, their development and the impact of the human factor on the results of enterprises. She also conducts research on effective talent management. She was a participant and co-organizer of many nationwide and international conferences.

expandFor over a dozen years she has been connected with business. She also gained her professional experience running her own business in the field of management, people management and talent development.

expandCurious about

expandA sports enthusiast, especially tennis. In free time she likes to play bridge with family and friends.

Tomasz Tyksiński, PhD

Dean's Representative of the Faculty of Information Technology and Visual Communication

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Information Technology

Tomasz Tyksiński, PhD

Dean's Representative of the Faculty of Information Technology and Visual Communication

expandAbout me

expandA graduate of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at UAM, he obtained his PhD in data security.

expandScientific interests focus on the security of computer systems, widely understood cryptology, as well as on programming, algorithmics and computational complexity.

expandI am curious

expandA light-hearted audiophile and record collector, maniacally watches movies and reads old fantasy.

Faculty of Information Technology and Visual Communication

Jarosław Kowalczyk

Deputy Head of the Department of Information Technology

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Information Technology

Jarosław Kowalczyk

Deputy Head of the Department of Information Technology

About me

expandThe dean’s representative for Game and Interactive Media Design at Collegium Da Vinci and lecturer at the Communication Design department at the School of Form in Poznań. Artistic director with many years of experience in the computer games industry in the United States. He worked, among others on the world’s hit games: Medal of Honor and Call of Duty. His experience and interests cover a wide range of game production, in particular: graphic art for games, organization of teamwork and production systems. He lectured and led the Game Art and Design department at the Art Institute in Los Angeles. His best students currently work in the most renowned computer game companies such as Bilzzard, Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Electronic Arts and CD Project Red.

I am curious

expandI am fascinated by human nature – everything that determines our ups and downs. This knowledge is also useful when designing games and UX, or player’s experience. My real passion is conceptual painting for games (concept art).

Sylwia Mikołajczak

Dean`s representative of the faculty Urban Management

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Urban Management

Sylwia Mikołajczak

Dean`s representative of the faculty Urban Management

About

expandSylwia Mikołajczak professional experience of sixteen years focuses on topics related to the functioning of cites, local and regional governments. Based on international experience, specific areas of interest and professional practice include spatial planning, urban management, local cooperation, strategic and economic development. For over twelve years she has been working with Dutch partners in projects in the field of integrated development and water management. She participates in the implementation of Dutch government programs and actively cooperates with The Embassy of The Kingdom of the Netherlands in Poland. Recently involved  in projects in Lithuania.

Piotr Jaszczak

Consultant | Trainer | Representative for the quality of services at the Legal Education Foundation, member of the Presidium of the Employers' Council of Collegium Da Vinci

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Information Technology

Piotr Jaszczak

Consultant | Trainer | Representative for the quality of services at the Legal Education Foundation, member of the Presidium of the Employers' Council of Collegium Da Vinci

expandAbout me 

expandI am a graduate of the Faculty of Management at the University of Economics in Poznań in the field of Management, specializing in Enterprise Management.

expandFor almost 30 years, I cooperated with an IT company, where I worked in managerial positions – Service Manager, Service Department Director, IT Services and Support Director. I created a network of 14 branches of the company and managed a team of 130 employees throughout the country. I am the author of many executive processes and procedures, resulting, among others,  from the guidelines of ISO 9001 and ISO 20000 standards and managed projects. I have made many changes in the department I manage and mapped the most important processes that are the basis of the company’s operation in the field of services. As a project manager, I have managed over 40 nationwide projects related to information technology. I also implemented service quality management systems based on the assumptions of ISO 9001 and ISO 20000.

expandFor over 15 years I have been conducting trainings, lectures, exercises and workshops. I share my experience and knowledge with everyone who wants to improve their competences in the field of service, quality, project, change or process management.

expandCurious about

expandI am found of photography, traveling and visiting interesting places, I like to play the guitar, listen to good music, especially from a good old black disc.

Krzysztof Hyzorek

Lecturer

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Information Technology

Krzysztof Hyzorek

Lecturer

expandAbout me 

expandI am a graduate of the Faculty of Technical Physics at the Poznań University of Technology, obtained my doctorate from the Institute of Molecular Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

expandResearch interests include computer simulations of physical phenomena. I am also involved in popularizing science and creating educational applications.

expandCurious about 

expandIn addition to work, my passion is writing novels. Other important interests include calisthenics, literature, and game development in Unity 3D.

Michal Grycz

Lecturer - practitioner

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Information Technology

Michal Grycz

Lecturer - practitioner

expandAbout me:

expandFor 10 years I am associated with the IT industry, specializing in distance learning using LMS platforms. Permanently I am cooperating with CDV, but also with the University of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Polish Academy of Sciences.

expandAt CDV, I conduct classes in the field of Information Technology, where I show first and second year students how to use new technologies in science and life.

expandI have additionally been a Manager in the IT department of CDV for 3 years. This allows me to develop the competences of a leader in a young and dynamic team.

expandCurious about

expand… is a world without material goods and based on human knowledge and reputation (as in Star Trek) possible? Or rather when

Bartosz Rakowski

Lecturer

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Information Technology

Bartosz Rakowski

Lecturer

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expandA man of many professions, focusing on versatility with an emphasis on development and creativity. I started working in advertising, created applications, industrial design, interfaces, websites, polygraphs, illustrations, invented advertising slogans, created special effects, TV commercials, made 3d models, architectural visualizations, dealt with animation and managed teams.

expandCurrently, I deal mainly with level design, graphic creation and project management. President and co-founder of the Atomic Jelly studio, which creates ambitious games with an emphasis on storytelling.

expandI am curious

expandA lover of good coffee, history, role-playing games, new technologies, broadly understood art, fascinated by the phenomenon of Demoscene, where I has been an active creator since the 90s. In free time, I am an amateur athlete, starting with running, through powerlifting and ending with sports shooting. I do what I like in life and get paid for it.

Leszek Wanat, PhD

Lecturer

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Information Technology

Leszek Wanat, PhD

Lecturer

About me

expandPhD in economics, engineer, graduate of the Poznan University of Life Sciences
(PULS) and Poznan University of Economics and Business (PUEB). Active university
lecturer, research and management experience in economics, e-commerce and
business informatics.

Curious about

expandPeople, computer science and ballroom dancing.

Miroslaw Szyper, M.Eng.

Head of the Department of Information Technology

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Information Technology

Miroslaw Szyper, M.Eng.

Head of the Department of Information Technology

expandAbout me

expandA graduate of the Poznań University of Technology in the field of Computer Science. Master’s thesis is dedicated to wireless IP monitoring powered by an autonomous energy source. I conduct teaching in the field of programming and operating systems. I have many years of experience in conducting courses in programming web applications, administration of computer labs and an e-learning platform. I am also an examiner of the Regional Examination Commission in Poznań.

expandCurious about

expandI am interested in programming, in particular the Laravel framework fascinates me. I like spending my free time in an active way, especially long distance swimming and street workout.

Huub Droogh

Urban management lecturer

Huub Droogh

Urban management lecturer

expandAbout me

expandMost important for me is to share my experience with my students. As Dutch urbanist and spatial planner I practiced the first years of my career at the Dutch ministry of economic development, in the field of regional economic development. Working at the National level is interesting, but a bit abstract. Later I started to work at RDH/Rothuizen Architecten Stedenbouwkundigen. Here my work became more practical. I was (and still am) involved in a substantial amount of projects related to (regional) urban development, city master planning, urban design and urban consultancy. I am practicing these projects in the Netherlands as well in Poland and Lithuania. In fact I am fulfilling every day a part of my dream. Working for and with society is the most inspirering for me. Monitoring progress of change, bringing understanding between people and creating concrete solutions helping people to improve their life conditions is very satisfying. I am looking forward to share this experience with young people who are choosing to step into the fascinating world of urban management!

Ernst Jan Pals

Urban management lecturer

Ernst Jan Pals

Urban management lecturer

expandAbout me

expandUrban designer and advisor in spatial planning at Rothuizen Architecten en Stedenbouwkundigen.

expandListen very carefully to all the different stakeholders and try to understand their needs, challenges and problems. Sometimes it seems obvious, but very often there is a meta-question: ‘a question behind the question’. So, develop your communication skills to find the essence of the problem. While your creativity will enable you to look for answers.

Elro van den Burg

Lecturer

Elro van den Burg

Lecturer

expandAbout me

expandManaging director of the Dutch – Polish Chamber of Commerce and former journalist, radio, television and press correspondent in Poland and the Netherlands.

expandDuring my 25-year career in media industry, I prepared reports for radio in the Netherlands, South Africa, Bosnia and Kosovo. I interviewed leading pop artists, including Madonna, Robbie Williams and Mariah Carey in the United States and Great Britain. As a correspondent in Poland, I wrote over 3000 articles on political and economic topics.

Ed Ravensbergen

Urban management lecturer

Ed Ravensbergen

Urban management lecturer

About me

expandArchitect, Urbanist, Researcher, Lecturer and Social Entrepreneur. Urban management lecturer.

expandHe worked as a designer and project leader for leading and internationally acclaimed Dutch firms in the field of architecture and urban design, before starting his own office Nieuwbruut with Marc Holvoet, after winning a number of competitions (Europan, Eo Wijers) in 2010.

expandHe was a part of international collaborations on projects in various countries, such as France, United Kingdom, Spain, Slovakia and Poland. Starting with urban planning and design, Nieuwbruut’s work gradually and increasingly came to include doing research. Their research involves exploring processes that are shaping today’s cities and their suburbs, and the civic, social and economic domains.

expandCurrently working as a lecturer for NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences at the department of Built Environment.

Jacek Jaśkowiak

Urban management lecturer

Jacek Jaśkowiak

Urban management lecturer

expandAbout me

expandGraduated from the Faculty of Law at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, postgraduate studies in finance, accounting and taxes. Former entrepreneur, co-organiser of the FIS Cross-Country World Cup in Szklarska Poręba. Mayor of Poznań since 2014.

expandYoung people are full of hope and beautiful ideas, while adult lives and careers often require compromises and the abandonment of ideals. It is important, however, to never lose our youthful zeal and desire to learn. Regardless of what we achieve in our lives, we should avoid taking ourselves too seriously and keep an open mind.

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Marc Holvoet

Urban management lecturer

Marc Holvoet

Urban management lecturer

About me

expandLandscape architect, urbanist, researcher, lecturer and social entrepreneur.

expandHe worked as a designer and project leader for leading and internationally concerned dutch firms in the field of landscape architecture and urban design, before starting his own office Nieuwbruut with Ed Ravensbergen, after winning a number of competitions in 2010.

expandHe was trained as a landscape architect at the Wageningen University and the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands, and gained recognition and experience with the construction of large housing projects and urban renewal and expansion projects as well as regional planning. He was a part of international collaborations on projects in various countries, such as Finland, United Kingdom, and U.S.A.

expandThe work of Nieuwbruut, starting with urban planning and design, progressively included doing research. On exploring processes that are shaping today’s cities and their suburbs, and the civic, social and economic domains. Last winter Marc completed a research called ‘Building Block for Liveable Neighbourhoods’. Currently he is conducting a EU-research Metamorphosis on the impact of children behaviour on mobility and liveability of city’s.
Marc Holvoet is currently also working as a lecturer and researcher for NHTV university of applied science at the department of Built Environment.