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vol. 5
Special paper

Report from the Inauguration Ceremony of the academic year 2019/2020 at the President Stanisław Wojciechowski State University of Applied Sciences, Kalisz, 4 October 2019

Kinga Janik-Koncewicz

  1. Health Promotion Foundation, Nadarzyn, Poland European Observatory of Health Inequalities, the President Stanisław Wojciechowski State University of Applied Sciences in Kalisz, Poland
J Health Inequal 2019; 5 (2): 133-136
Online publish date: 2019/12/30
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The President Stanisław Wojciechowski State University of Applied Sciences in Kalisz inaugurated the new academic year on 4 October 2019. It was also a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the University. The inauguration brought together distinguished guests, scientific and medical experts, local and national authorities, as well as students, academics, and administration staff. The first part of the ceremony was held in the University Collegium Novum Hall and was continued in the Wojciech Bogusławski Theatre in Kalisz. It was a fortunate occasion to matriculate new students, summarise the University’s achievements during the 20 years of its activity, award deserved University employees for their exceptional achievements, and to establish the World Institute of Family Health as a new University unit. As is traditional, the ceremony commenced with the song Laudate Dominum performed by the University choir.
Professor Andrzej Wojtyła gave a welcome speech and greeted all guests and participants. He presented a short history of the University and its main achievements. The President Stanisław Wojciechowski State University of Applied Sciences was established on 15 July 1999. It has been developing rapidly from the start and still aims to transform into an academy. The mission of the University is to educate young people with adjustment for current national social and economic needs. The main areas of interest are technical, medical, and economic sciences. The University aspires to develop research activities and international scientific collaboration. Currently, it provides 24 fields of studies, has approximately 3,000 new students, 18,000 graduates, and around 300 academics. Professor Wojtyła listed, among others, successes of the European Observatory of Health Inequalities and the Journal of Health Inequalities. He recalled the Calisia World Conference on Family Health which took place in June 2019 [1] and mentioned that this year the Journal of Health Inequalities was included in the list of scientific journals published by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. After Professor Wojtyła’s speech, he awarded those employees who had rendered great service to the University in recent years and matriculated first-year students.
In the next part of the ceremony, the founding deed of the World Institute of Family Health was signed by the Rector Andrzej Wojtyła, Professor Andrey Bazylevych, President of the World Federation of Ukrainian...

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