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Date added: 2023-09-13

The new academic year starts on 2 October

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The ceremonial open meeting of the Senate of Gdańsk University of Technology on the occasion of the inauguration of the 2023/2024 academic year will be held on 2 October at 11.15 a.m. in the Auditorium of the Main Building. The event will be broadcast online on the university's YouTube channel.

As every year, the ceremony will begin with an inaugural speech delivered by prof. Krzysztof Wilde, Gdańsk Tech rector. 

The next part will be the matriculation of students. 16 students will take the oath - two representatives from each of the eight faculties who obtained the best results during the recruitment process. At the end, there will be a speech delivered by Agnieszka Skotnicka, president of the Gdańsk Tech Student Government.

The ceremonial meeting of the Senate will also be an opportunity to present the prize in the Romuald Szczęsny’s Competition for the best diploma thesis prepared at Gdańsk University of Technology, as well as awards for students who achieved the best results in the past academic year.

The inauguration will culminate with a lecture by prof. Andrzej Dragan, PhD, DSc, from the University of Warsaw entitled "How is time different from space?" Prof. Andrzej Dragan is a physicist, he leads a research group dealing with combining the theory of relativity with quantum theory. He is the winner of many scientific awards and a scholarship holder of the University of Oxford. He is also the winner of the Photographer of the Year title of the British magazine "Digital Camera" and a nomination for the Golden Lion at the Cannes advertising festival.

The musical setting for the ceremony will, of course, be taken care of by the Academic Choir of Gdańsk University of Technology, conducted by prof. Mariusz Mróz.

Due to the Inauguration of the Academic Year, on October 2, Rector's hours apply from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

On this day, at 9:30, a wreath laying ceremony is planned at the Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers. At 7:00 p.m., in the church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz, a mass commemorating the new academic year will be celebrated. The mass will be led by the Metropolitan Archbishop of Gdańsk, Tadeusz Wojda.

Various celebrations will also be held at individual faculties. Detailed information will be published on the faculty websites. Students who are starting their studies at Gdańsk University of Technology this year are invited to read the Freshman's Guide, which will make the first days at the university easier.