The Institute of Informatics and Mechatronics (IIiM) of the University of Economy (WSG) was established on 1st October 2004. In the years 2004-2010 it was called The Institute of Applied Informatics.
The teaching staff of the Institute of Informatics and Mechatronics includes scientists with large scientific, teaching and organisational experience who gained recognition both in Poland and abroad. The staff consists of authors of numerous Polish and international publications, members of scientific associations, highly regarded experts and consultants on numerous scientific disciplines. The key part of that staff includes practitioners who are employed in or cooperate with leading companies of the region. The distinguishing feature of the human resources policy of the University of Economy in Bydgoszcz (WSG), compared to other universities is the fact that we employ experts who teach individual specialized subjects.
Cooperation with industry on the basis of direct contacts between employees of the Department with technologically advanced enterprises in Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship is the basis for practical education for students. This allows students to create very good theses in particular in the field of mechatronics. The University has already signed several partnership agreements with major companies on the Polish market representing manufacturers such as Siemens, and among others - GM System. Close cooperation with those companies has already led to some very interesting student projects like 3D robot model using SolidEdge software. An additional aspect of the close cooperation with industry is the ability to monitor the effects of education on the basis of employers’ opinions.
The Institute of Informatics and Mechatronics has a number of international agreements on cooperation. Thanks to the Eramus programme students of the Faculty of Technology not only have the ability to study abroad but also they can do their internship within three months. In academic year 2010/2011 the department of computer science students did their internship in Technische Universität Darmstadt in Germany.
Many researches are conducted among which the most important for the employees of the department are: