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Opening Ceremony of the Academic Year 2022/2023 - Long Live Science!


On 1st October, in the heart of Gdańsk, with the sound of carillons playing Gaudeamus Igitur, several local universities will celebrate the start of a new 2022/2023 academic year. This is a special event in the country, emphasising the role of the academic community in the life of the city.

The science-focused festivities initiated by the Fahrenheit Universities will be attended by the FarU Universities’ representatives along with the several other Gdańsk higher education institutions and local authorities. Dariusz Drelich, Voiviode of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, City Mayor Aleksandra Dulkiewicz and Wiesław Byczkowski, Deputy Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, will be present as well.

A detailed programme is available below and on the FarU website.

Event schedule

11:15 am – 11:50 am – the arrival of the Gdańsk universities’ representatives – at the Coal Market (Targ Węglowy) right next to the Torture Chamber (Katownia) – and organising the participants in accordance with the parade’s structure

12 pm – the parade begins (departure from the Golden Gate)

12 pm – 12:20 pm – ceremonial march to the Main Town Hall

12:20 pm – 12:45 pm – reading of the Gdańsk Declaration of Science in Polish and English

12:45 pm – 13:30 pm – university representatives head to the European Solidarity Centre (each university on its own)

13:30 pm – 14:30 pm – Special session of the Senates and Faculty Councils of Gdańsk universities. Lecture by Prof. Szymon Malinowski – Climate crisis, planetary crisis; signing of the Declaration by the rectors. Live stream at

8:00 pm – the Fahrenheit University students’ freshman party at the Academic Club of the Gdańsk University of Technology Kwadratowa. Great party until dawn!

Long live science! (824 KB)

Time and place:


hours are given by the organizer

the Coal Market (Targ Węglowy), Gdańsk