October 7, 2021

Inauguration of the 69th academic year at LUT

Nearly 7.8 thousand students began the academic year 2021/2022 at Lublin University of Technology. The official inaugural ceremony took place on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 in the assembly hall of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

The meeting was opened by Prof. Zbigniew Pater, rector of LUT, who emphasized the potential of our university in his speech: - During the September meeting of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (CRASP), Jarosław Oliwa, director of the Budget and Finance Department of the Ministry of Education and Science, presented an analysis in terms of the academic categories of employees. It shows that Lublin University of Technology obtained the highest indicator among academic universities, amounting to 1.12. Taking into account research universities, it would be the 5th position out of 10 universities. We were really close to the status of a research university.

Speaking about the building investments which are in progress, the rector also mentioned plans in this area: - We are not resting on our laurels. We are planning to build the headquarters of the Scientific and Technical Information Center, in which - in addition to modern rooms for its units, i.e. the Center for Bibliometric Analysis, the Library and the Publishing House of LUT - we also intend to place an auditorium which would be so important for the organization of the most important university events. The Center for Renewable Energy Sources - a research and teaching complex - is also under development.

The highlight of the ceremony was matriculation. The representatives of the individual faculties took the solemn oath on behalf of all newly admitted students and doctoral students.

The inauguration program also included granting the title of "Outstanding Graduate of Lublin University of Technology". This year's winner was Dariusz Gorajek, MSc., the managing director of the Business and Platform Solutions Division at Atos Poland, an experienced manager in IT industry.

The ceremony ended with an inaugural lecture entitled "The past, present and future of accreditation in higher education in Poland - a personal view", delivered by Professor Krzysztof Diks, former chairman of the Polish Accreditation Committee.

Fot. T. Maślona, SAF PL