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5th edition of Silesian Science Festival KATOWICE

21.09.2021 - 14:18, update 23.11.2021 - 08:28
Editors: OO

Silesian Science Festival KATOWICE was created for our University, to show it to the public and to meet one another. To show the communities of Silesia and Zagłębie what our scientists deal with behind the walls of academic buildings in four cities where the University of Silesia is based. Their inhabitants can see what our passion and profession is. It is also important to see ourselves in the multitude and richness of our scientific disciplines, and thanks to it feel the unique power that lies in the united variety of sciences.

The 5th edition of the Silesian Science Festival KATOWICE will be held from 9 to 15 October 2021. The opening gala will take place on 9 October (Saturday) by the Rawa river in Katowice. The inauguration will also be available online. On 10 October, the audience will be invited to the Rawa river boulevards (some lectures will be broadcast online). In order to participate in the Festival that day, you will need to download a  free entry pass. The Festival space will stretch from the Katowice Market Square, through ul. Teatralna, the Rawa river boulevards, the area of the University of Silesia campus, to the building of the Faculty of Law and Administration. The programme will feature dozens of workshops, lectures, exhibition booths, exhibitions, concerts, and meetings with special guests from Poland and abroad. The participants will have at their disposal:

  • four special zones,
  • fourteen stages,
  • six areas of knowledge,
  • two Science Stations,
  • “Tree of Tales” – a space where excerpts from Stanisław Lem’s books will be read,
  • two workshop areas.

The concert by Artur Andrus has been planned for 10 October.

From 11 for 15 October (i.e. from Monday for Friday), we will offer the Festival in online form – every day will be dedicated to a different field of knowledge (nature, technology, humanities and social sciences, exact sciences, medicine and health). Registration is mandatory for selected events.

Detailed information are is available at: ŚFN KATOWICE website and on Facebook.

The 5th Silesian Science Festival is organised by: University of Silesia in Katowice (leader and initiator of the event), City of Katowice (host city of the event), Metropolis GZM and Marshall Office of the Silesian Voivodeship (co-hosts), and Silesian University of Technology, Medical University of Silesia, Jan Długosz University in Częstochowa, Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Czestochowa University of Technology, University of Economics in Katowice, University of Bielsko-Biała. The golden sponsor of the festival is ING Bank Śląski S.A. The bronze sponsors of the festival are PZU SA, Operator Gazociągów Przesyłowych GAZ-SYSTEM S.A., Fundacja Deloitte Polska and Katowice Special Economic Zone. The partners include Górnośląskie Przedsiębiorstwo Wodociągów S.A., Państwowe Gospodarstwo Wodne Wody Polskie, Zarząd Transportu Metropolitalnego, Centrum Informacji Naukowej i Biblioteka Akademicka, Bajka Pana Kleksa, Bawialnia GiliGili, Bawialnia BombelCafe, Fundacja W TO MI GRAJ, Teatr Lufcik na Korbkę, Teatr TRIP, Regionalne Centrum Wolontariatu in Katowice and Rekopol Organizacja Odzysku Opakowań S.A.

The 5th Silesian Science Festival KATOWICE is under the honorary patronage of Przemysław Czarnek (Minister for Education and Science), Prof. Piotr Gliński (Vice-President of the Council of Ministers, Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport), Michał Kurtyka (Minister of Climate and Environment), Prof. Jerzy Duszyński (President of the Polish Academy of Sciences), National Science Centre, Polish Space Agency, Patent Office of the Republic of Poland, Jakub Chełstowski (Marshall of the Silesian Voivodeship), Kazimierz Karolczak (Chair of the Board of Metropolis GZM), Marcin Krupa (Mayor of Katowice), Arkadiusz Chęciński (Mayor of Sosnowiec), Andrzej Kotala (Mayor of Chorzów), Mariusz Wołosz (Mayor of Bytom), Małgorzata Mańka-Szulik (Mayor of Zabrze), Krzysztof Matyjaszczyk (Mayor of Częstochowa) and Katowice Special Economic Zone.

Media patrons: Radio 357, ONET.PL, „Polityka”, „Wiedza i Życie”, „Świat Nauki”, „Dziennik Zachodni”, „Gość Niedzielny”, Antyradio, Radio Katowice, Radio eM, Radio Bielsko, Radio Express, RYBNIK.COM.PL and OX.PL.

Co-financed by the “Społeczna odpowiedzialność nauki” (Social Responsibility of Science) programme of the Minister of Education and Science.

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