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The University of Gdańsk has signed a cooperation agreement with the Social Insurance Institution (Zakład Ubezpieczeń Społecznych), thus combining science and practice and opening up a way to mutual undertakings in the future. The agreement was signed on 4 October 2016 at the University of Gdańsk.
Over 30,000 students, doctoral and postgraduate students as well as 1,700 academic teachers have started the new academic year 2016/2017 at the University of Gdańsk. The university admitted over 11,500 students to the first year of study. 3 October 2016 saw the inauguration of the academic year for the largest university in the Pomeranian region.
On 19 October 2016 the Rector of the University of Gdańsk, Prof. Dr hab. Jerzy Gwizdała, and the Vice-Rector for Science and International Cooperation, Prof. Dr hab. Piotr Stepnowski, welcomed the Consul of the People's Republic of China, Ms Zhao Xiuzhen. The talks concerned cooperation between the University of Gdańsk and the People's Republic of China.
Thanks to a speedy and efficient rescue operation by the Professor Krzysztof Skóra Marine Station of the University of Gdańsk’s Institute of Oceanography and the Gdańsk Maritime Branch of the Border Guard, a humpback whale caught up fishing nets was released.
The Neophilology building and the central administration building, one of the newest and most modern investments by the University of Gdańsk have received the Mayor of the City of Gdańsk’s Award for the best architectural solution for the period 2011-2015. The architects – Wolski Architekci design office from Gdynia and the investor – the University of Gdańsk have been recognised for a skilful blend of solutions derived from purely technical conditions with a universal humanistic academic tradition.
In the 2016-2017 academic year the University of Gdańsk is beginning a new course of studies – Business Chemistry. Enrolment begins in May 2016 and the studies themselves in October 2016. This is the first unique course of studies in Poland with such an engineering and managerial profile. The course was inspired by employers in the chemical industry, working in conjunction with the University of Gdańsk as part of the UG’s Faculty of Chemistry’s Consultative Council.