At the invitation of the Rector of the University of Gdańsk, Dr hab. Jerzy P. Gwizdała, associate professor, the Minister of Science and Higher Education Jarosław Gowin met at the University of Gdańsk with rectors of Pomeranian higher education institutions affiliated with the Rectors’ Council of the Pomeranian Voivodeship. At the University of Gdańsk the Deputy Prime Minister also met Tri-City journalists.
Rector of Kaliningrad State Technical University Prof. Vladimir A. Volkogon, the UG’s Vice-Rector for Science and International Cooperation Prof. Piotr Stepnowski and the Dean of the Faculty of Management Prof. Mirosław Szreder have signed a cooperation agreement.
The Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Gdańsk has celebrated its 25th anniversary. Although it was established in 1991, its beginnings date back to 1945. The jubilee event was held on 17 March 2017.
On 21 February 2017, the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences Dr hab. Tadeusz Dmochowski, associate professor, was elected to the five-member Jury of the Political Science Committee Award at the Polish Academy of Sciences which recognises outstanding articles on the subject of political science.
The Director of the Baltic Opera Warcisław Kunc and the Rector of the University of Gdańsk Prof. Jerzy Gwizdała have signed a cooperation agreement with a view to jointly popularise science, knowledge and culture, to exchange experience in didactics and to organise joint educational and cultural enterprises.
The agreement was signed on 14 February 2017 at the University of Gdańsk’s Rector’s Office.
On 7 February 2017 a letter of intent was signed between the Borough of the City of Sopot, represented by the Mayor of Sopot Dr Jacek Karnowski, and the University of Gdańsk, represented by the Rector of the University of Gdańsk Professor UG, Dr hab. Jerzy Gwizdała. The letter expresses the desire to continue joint efforts to support the education of Sopot school children by university staff. The partners will jointly develop initiatives such as the ‘Between’ or ‘Literacki Sopot’ festivals, aimed at popularising knowledge of the humanities.
The Financial Ombudsman is a new institution established to protect the rights of clients in the financial market. The Scientific Advisory Committee is an advisory body with the Ombudsman in matters relating to the protection of clients of financial services. It brings together individuals from the world of science representing different fields of knowledge and research centres, including Prof. Anna Jurkowska-Zeidler from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdańsk, who has been appointed Vice-Chair.