On 22nd June 2018 the international course – Common Module – Advanced Technologies in Borders Surveillance at Military University of Technology was completed. It was held under the auspices of European Security and Defence College.
It was the first ever training at MUT for foreign military students within the so called Military Erasmus. Thirteen students from Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania and Italy were admitted as part of the first edition of this course.
‘So far our military students have only been involved in trainings abroad in other European military academies. At last, we are able to return the favour. The first so called common module carried out by MUT sends an unmistakable signal to our partner academies – we are the outright member of Military Erasmus – we make use of education offers and we propose ours, in accordance with the character of our university’ – says Col. Artur Król, DSc, Eng., the Vice-Rector for Military Affairs.
This first ever course is the result of collaboration between five elementary MUT organizational units: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Faculty of Cybernetics, Faculty of Electronics, Faculty of Advanced Technologies and Chemistry and Institute of Optoelectronics. The subject area comprised techniques of geospatial intelligence, application of virtual simulation for training of border guards, biometric support, detection of chemical, radiation and explosive hazards, detection and interference of unauthorized radio emissions and night vision and infrared technologies.
The pioneering nature of the course was very well received by the participants. They praised the organization, education and language level and, primarily, the lecturers’ creativity and passion.
płk Mariusz Gontarczyk
Photograph: Paweł Bylak, Mariusz Chmielewski