Photo by Krzysztof Krzempek/PG


The first-ever joint ceremony of the academic year opening by UG, PG and GUMed may take place already on October 1, 2022. A letter of intent in this matter was handed over to the President of Gdańsk by Rectors representing the Assembly of the Fahrenheit Universities (FarU).

The meeting took place on June 8 this year at the Gdańsk University of Technology. Mayor Aleksandra Dulkiewicz was greeted in front of the Main Building of the Gdańsk University of Technology by the rectors: prof. Marcin Gruchała (Medical University of Gdańsk), prof. Krzysztof Wilde (Gdańsk University of Technology) and prof. Piotr Stepnowski (University of Gdańsk).

The discussion concerned, among other things, the strengthening of relations between Fahrenheit Universities and the City of Gdańsk and future initiatives and activities. The main topic of the meeting was the idea of opening the academic year 2022/2023 by organising a joint ceremony by GUMed, PG, UG, the other Gdańsk universities and the City of Gdańsk. It would take place both on the streets of the Main City and at the European Solidarity Centre.

Long live science!

'We want to show that Gdańsk is an academic city and a city of science. We want this day to be a joyful manifestation of the unity of the academic community. A true celebration of science!' - wrote the Rectors of GUMed, PG and UG in their letter to Mayor Dulkiewicz.

What's important, the Rectors of the Fahrenheit Universities intend that the celebration should be organised jointly by all Gdańsk universities, and not only those which co-found the FarU. The event, under the theme Long Live Science! has been tentatively scheduled for October 1, 2022. In addition to it, all three universities are planning to organise separate traditional inaugurations within their walls.