A meeting of the Senate of the University of Gdańsk, June 30, 2022, began with thanks and the awarding of diplomas to students particularly involved in charitable aid for Ukraine.
The meeting was opened by the Rector, prof. dr hab. Piotr Stepnowski, who welcomed the senators gathered in the Assembly Hall of the Library of Gdańsk University named after prof. Janusz Sokołowski. The Rector then handed over the floor to the Vice-Rector for Students and Quality of Education, prof. Arnold Kłonczyński, who thanked the students and staff of the UG for their involvement in organising and carrying out the collection for refugees arriving in Poland from areas affected by military action and for the Ukrainian residents who remained in their homeland.
- 'Since the first day that the conflict broke out in Ukraine, the academic community has been very much involved in supporting the Ukrainians. We want to symbolically honour particularly committed students and present them with occasional diplomas,' - said prof. Arnold Kłonczyński.
The Rector, prof. Piotr Stepnowski, and the Chairwoman of the UG Students' Parliament, Agata Myszka, presented diplomas of thanks to 11 people. They were received by Joanna Jakubowska, Kacper Konarzewski, Jakub Matys, Marta Miksa, Fatima Mohammed, Andrzej Nucyk, Piotr Patalas, Kinga Szymbara, Marcelina Wilczewska, Adam Zapart and Jakub Zboiński.
Later in the meeting, the Rector, prof. Piotr Stepnowski recalled the university's successes in international rankings, both industry-specific and in the largest national ranking - the Perspektywy Ranking. The Rector emphasised that, although the university has achieved the best position in its history (16th place in the Perspektywy ranking), we have still not said our last word and will aim even higher.
Commemorative diplomas from the hands of the UG Rector were received by the deans and heads of those units that contributed most to the UG's rise in the aforementioned ranking, i.e: Faculty of Biology (for being among the leaders in the Biology major), Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG and GUMed (for the Biotechnology major), Faculty of Social Sciences (for the majors: Spatial Management, Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology), Faculty of History (for History), Faculty of Philology (for Cultural Studies), Faculty of Chemistry (for Environmental Protection), Faculty of Law and Administration (for being among the leaders of the 16th Ranking of Law Faculties of Dziennik Gazeta Prawna), UG Technology Transfer Centre (for innovation), Centre for Sustainable Development (for achievements that enabled UG to be among the leaders of the Ranking of Higher Education Institutions Perspektywy 2022).
After the awarding of the diplomas, the agenda was adopted and voting began on 12 motions. 11 of them were supported: a motion of the Faculty of Chemistry to employ dr hab. Sergey Samsonov, a motion of the Faculty of Chemistry to employ dr hab. Adriana Mika, a motion of the Faculty of Social Sciences to employ dr hab. Łucja Bieleninik, a motion of the Faculty of Social Sciences to employ dr hab. Michał Jaśkiewicz, a motion of the Faculty of History to employ dr hab. Rafał Makała, a motion of the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics to employ dr Joanna Gondek, a motion of the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics to employ dr Antoni Augustynowicz, a motion of the Faculty of Philology to employ dr Maria Sibińska, a motion of the Faculty of Philology to employ dr Stanisław Milewski.
Senators also supported the candidacy of Roman Tabisz for the post of Director of the UG Library to replace retiring Director Grażyna Jaśkowiak, as well as the draft resolution to name a room in the building of the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG and GUMed after Professor Karol Taylor.
Further projects that received an opinion concerning changes to study programmes. These were, in turn: The draft resolution of the UG Senate amending resolution no. 4/22 of the Senate on the principles of recruitment to doctoral schools at the University of Gdańsk in the academic year 2022/2023, Draft resolution of the UG Senate on the establishment of curricula for degree programmes conducted at the University of Gdańsk, Draft resolution of the UG Senate on establishing curricula for postgraduate studies conducted at the University of Gdańsk, and Draft resolution of the UG Senate on giving an opinion on the draft agreement on establishing and conducting postgraduate studies 'Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change' under the patronage of the Daniel Fahrenheit Association of Universities in Gdańsk.
Later in the meeting, the Rector of UG asked the Director of the Daniel Fahrenheit Association of Universities in Gdańsk prof. dr hab. inż. Adriana Zaleska-Medynska to take the floor and present the annual report on the activities of the universities association.
One motion: The draft resolution of the UG Senate on the amendment of the Statutes of the University of Gdańsk, in accordance with the opinion of the senators, will be discussed again.
Following approval of the minutes of the meeting of the Senate of the University of Gdańsk on June 30, the meeting was closed.
All resolutions from Senate meetings are available in BIP
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