Silesia University of Technology has opened the 77th academic year. The Faculty of Mining, Safety Engineering and Industrial Automation of the Silesian University of Technology, in the framework of which it operates, has prepared an interesting educational offer.

– The beginning of the academic year will be very difficult for all Polish universities, including the Silesian University of Technology – said the professor. Doctor Hebb. NS. Arkadiusz Mężyk, rector of the university.

We are entering the new school year with hope and fear at the same time. The COVID-19 pandemic continues. Although we have experience combating its effects, we are not sure how it will develop after the entire academic community of several thousand people has returned to the walls of our university – admitted the rector, appealing to the sense and responsibility in actions.

For the first time since the new Law on Higher Education and Science came into force, the university is waiting for an assessment of the quality of scientific activity, based on the new rules. It concerns the activities of the majors, and not the faculties, as is the case so far. As the university’s president mentioned in his speech, it will start in January 2022.

a. Dr. Hebb. NS. Arkadiusz Mężyk also emphasized the fact that the Silesian University of Technology, as one of ten universities in Poland, is the winner of the competition “Excellence Initiative – Research University”, the main assumptions of which were the internationalization of universities and the increasing importance of the achievements of Polish scientists in the world.

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Every year there are more and more foreigners at the Silesian University of Technology, both among students, doctoral students and university staff. It is – as the president of the university pointed out – an element to build its prestige. Among the students who officially opened their studies on October 1 in the lecture hall of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, there were, among others, young people from Ethiopia and Tanzania.

Over the past years – despite many difficulties, including those related to the pandemic – universities have been able to implement a package of more than 30 pro-quality programs, spurring them to improve research, obtain funding from external funding sources, develop collaborations, and improve methods Dissemination of the results of this work and the development of personal careers.

All these successes – as emphasized by the professor. Arkadiusz Mężyk – It would not be possible to achieve this without the participation of the entire academic community and without a sense of responsibility for the common good.

– The people were and will be the greatest value of this university – the president of the university emphasized.

In the new academic year 2021/2022, more than 5.5 thousand students started their education at the Silesian University of Technology. people, among whom are nearly 300 foreign students. 220 first-year students will begin their education in the College of Mining, Safety Engineering and Industrial Automation. The studies will cover the following areas: geodesy and cartography (73 people), safety engineering (45 people), geoengineering and exploitation of raw materials (21 people), automation and industrial information technology (41 people). In part-time studies, in the field of automatic control and industrial computer science, 40 students will begin their education.

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During the opening of the new academic year, a ceremony was held to honor Dr. Yurij Popalo, Dean of Lviv Polytechnic.

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In the gallery, photos from the opening of the 2021-2022 school year at the Silesian University of Technology on October 1, 2021, Photo: Kagitan Berezovsky