Greetings to Tech employees from dean Eskild Holm Nielsen

The current exceptional situation has demanded a rapid transition from you all to address serious challenges that none of us could be prepared for. I would like to express my deep gratitude to you all for your positive attitude, patience and drive in this chaotic period.

2020.03.20 | Tina Fruelund

Dean Eskild Holm Nielsen sends a greeting to all employees at Tech.

Dean Eskild Holm Nielsen sends a greeting to all employees at Tech.

 

Dear employees at Tech

The current exceptional situation has demanded a rapid transition from you all to address serious challenges that none of us could be prepared for. I would like to express my deep gratitude to you all for your positive attitude, patience and drive in this chaotic period.

Although the university has closed down physically, you have demonstrated creativity, cooperation (at a distance) and enormous commitment, and you have successfully managed to keep teaching, do research, and uphold administrative functions running smoothly from home.

I myself, and the entire faculty management team at Tech, are very impressed by the speed at which you have been able to transfer teaching to digital platforms and how you have looked after our students to ensure that their programmes continue as well as possible. It is our clear impression that we are manoeuvring well over this new, uncharted terrain, thanks to the huge efforts of both students and teaching staff to ensure that teaching continues without interruption.

We are also very grateful for the enormous efforts being made by our administrative staff, who are showing tremendous flexibility and helpfulness in supporting our home work stations and virtual platforms, and in ensuring continued operations, even though we cannot be present physically at the university. 

It is important for me to send all of you this appreciation and praise at this turbulent time. Your efforts have been exemplary, and I hope that you will continue in this spirit. I am sure that Tech will get through this and come out the other side to a new working day “post corona quarantine”. 

At management level we are in close, daily dialogue, and we are working as hard as we can to ensure that things run as normally as possible. We are looking forward to when this is over and we can return to normal. Until then, I would like to ask all of you to persevere and continue your hard work. I know that it is difficult, and that it is tough, and I sincerely appreciate the immense creativity and efforts that you are all putting in at this time.   

Many of you have questions that need answering and challenges to be met. For this reason, I urge staff to contact their immediate supervisor for help if necessary.

Finally, we would like to ask you to think about our foreign colleagues and fellow students, who may be feeling isolated here in Denmark – perhaps without family or close friends. Why not send them an email, or give them a ring to hear how they are doing? Perhaps they need advice or help, or would just like to hear that they have not been forgotten. The same applies for our colleagues and students stranded abroad.

Best regards,

Eskild Holm Nielsen

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Tags: Faculty of Technical Sciences, Tech