The whole of the ULiège community presents each day numerous and varied needs in terms of IT services, internet and intranet use, or still yet telephone. In addition, the ULiège network, one of the largest in Wallonia, must offer a very high level of security, all while maintaining a great openness to the world.
he logistical aspect of computing at the University of Liège concerns the organisation of all the IT resources of the institution and their provision to the community. These activities fall under various "units" of computer science:
- The General IT Service (SEGI): as the central body, it hosts powerful equipment available to everyone, defines and implements the general strategy, standards, and architecture of the network; in addition, it manages the administrative computing of ULiège.
- The Decentralised IT Units (U.D.I.): they organise the local computer resources, and are the relays of the SEGI in their own geographical sphere or faculty.
- Beyond this, certain University departments, whether in Faculties or elsewhere, welcome users sharing the same subjects of interest.
An advisory board of the Board of Directors, the Scientific Council of Computer Science (CSI) is responsible for:
- advising on the general policy to be followed regarding the University's hardware and software infrastructure, and in particular IT support for teaching and research.
- giving an opinion on the distribution of IT resources allocated to the Decentralised IT Units (UDI).
- examining, prior to their being sent to the institutions likely to grant subsidies, research projects involving the acquisition of significant IT resources in order to ensure the coherence of the equipment implemented within ULiège.