52nd Inauguration of the Academic Year on the University of Silesia

On Monday, October 7th, 2019, the University of Silesia will inaugurate the academic year for the 52nd time. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 in the Kazimierz Popiołek Hall at the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Rector of the University of Silesia and the Senate of the University of Silesia invite you to participate in the inauguration.

The program of the ceremony includes an inaugural speech of the Rector of the University of Silesia prof. dr. hab. Andrzej Kowalczyk, matriculation of students and doctoral students, as well as awarding the title of Honorary Professor of the University of Silesia to: Prof. Alicja Wakulicz-Deja from the Faculty of Computer Science and Materials Science, prof. zw. dr hab. Adam Lityński from the Faculty of Law and Administration and Prof. Józef Ciągwa from the Faculty of Law and Administration. The inaugural lecture entitled "Knowledge is not everything ... About university values and responsibility" will be delivered by Prof. Wiesław Banyś.

As a highlight of the event, the "Pro Scientia et Arte" award will be granted to the employees of the University of Silesia for outstanding scientific and artistic achievements.

This important and honourable distinction can be awarded each year to two laureates. For the educational and scientific achievements in mathematical, natural and technical sciences the prize will be granted to Prof. Danuta Stróż of the Faculty of Computer Science and Materials Science and for the achievements in the areas of humanities and arts the person awarded is Prof. Wieslaw Banyś of the Faculty of Philology, the Rector of the University of Silesia in 2008-2016.

The event will be broadcasted by the Internet Television of the University of Silesia.

Inaugurations of the Academic Year 2019/2020 in the Campuses of the Unviersity of Silesia:

  • Campus in Chorzów: 8th October 2019, at 11:00am in Silesian Centre for Education and Interdisciplinary Research.
  • Campus in Cieszyn: 9th October 2019, at 11:00am in Auditorium of the Faculty of  Arts and Educational Science (Cieszyn, ul. Bielska 62).
  • Campus in Sosnowiec: 10th October 2019, at 11:00am the Interfaculty Hall of the Faculty of Natural Sciences (Sosnowiec, ul. Będzińska 60).

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