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Interuniversity Inauguration of the Academic Year 2023/2024

10.07.2023 - 13:24, update 06.09.2023 - 09:47
Editors: OO

Public universities of the Academic Consortium Katowice City of Science will jointly inaugurate the start of a new academic year for the second time.

The event’s name, ‘Interuniversity Inauguration of the Academic Year 2023/2024 – Year of Science in the Silesian Voivodeship’, refers to the Silesian Regional Assembly declaring 2023 as the Year of Science in the Silesian Voivodeship.

The ceremony will be held on 29 September 2023 at 4 p.m. in the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra concert hall in Katowice. The ceremony is preceded by the official march of Rectors’ retinues through city streets, accompanied by folk ensembles and brass orchestra.

Programme of the Official Part

  • Solemn march of Rector’s retinues
  • Official opening
  • Speeches by rectors
  • Matriculation and PhD students oath ceremony
  • Lecture by Prof. Tadeusz Sławek entitled ‘Andante moderato’. Melancholia Akademii

Artistic setting for the official part:

  • ‘Harmonia’ Choir of the University of Silesia,
  • Academic Choir of the Silesian University of Technology,
  • USil Silent Choir,
  • Choir of the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice,
  • Choir of the University of Economics in Katowice.

Concert programme

Léon Boëllmann – Suite Gothique – performing: Władysław Szymański

  • Choral
  • Menuet gothique
  • Prière à Notre-Dame
  • Toccata

Stanisław Moniuszko – overture Bajka (Fairytale)

Stanisław Moniuszko – overture to the opera Halka,

Stanisław Moniuszko – Mazur z opery „Halka”

Wojciech Kilar – suite from the film Pan Tadeusz

Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra in Katowice

Conducting: Néstor Bayona


To participate in the event, please fill out the registration form by 22 September 2023.

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The inauguration is organised by the Academic Consortium Katowice City of Science (Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, Silesian University of Technology, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, University of Economics in Katowice, University of Silesia in Katowice, the City of Katowice, the Silesian Voivodeship, and Metropolis GZM.

Patronage and sponsors

The honorary patronage of the project was taken by:

  • Ministry of Education and Science,
  • Ministry of Culture and National Heritage,
  • Ministry of Sport and Tourism,
  • Ministry of Health,

Event partners:

  • Foundation for the Development of the Education System, National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme, and the European Solidarity Corps.

Institutional partner:

  • Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra

Accessibility for everyone

We have chosen the building of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice (NOSPR) to host the Interuniversity Inauguration of the Academic Year 2023/2024, as it complies even with strict architectural accessibility standards. People with physical disabilities should not encounter any hard-to-overcome barriers there.

The newest assisting technologies were implemented in order to increase accessibility for people with sensory disabilities.

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Transportation and parking

In the Culture Zone, where the building of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR) is located, there are car parks available with clearly designated spots for people with disabilities. These spots are located within the closest possible distance from the main entrance. Parking there is free of charge for those entitled to it.

In justified situations, the event organiser offers the possibility to give a disabled person a lift by car right to the front door. However, please park your cars in designated parking spots.

The path leading from the parking spots for people with disabilities to the entrance of the building is paved and free of large level differences.

You can reach the place of the event via public transportation. The closest bus stop is called ‘Strefa Kultury NOSPR’ and is located in near proximity to the main entrance to the building.

Entrance area and getting around the facility

The entrances are accessible from the level of the pavement. The building has automatic revolving doors. People who might have such a need can enter through traditional doors.

The surfaces inside the building are flat, without level differences. The elevators suitable to transport people using wheelchairs provide vertical transportation in the building. There are seats for wheelchair users in the audience.


The facility is equipped with bathrooms for people with disabilities. A room for nursing mothers is available in the building, where the infant can also be comfortably changed.

Communication accessibility

The main language used at the event is the Polish language.

During the event, there will be the possibility to use live subtitles in Polish and English.

We recommend visiting the links provided below to access the subtitles on your mobile devices:

The event will be translated into Polish sign language.

The concert hall at the building has very good acoustics, but there are also assistive listening device systems available. Please indicate to the organisers a need to use such a system.

Available Help

The participants will be greeted at the entrance by people who can answer all your questions regarding the accessibility at the event.

Międzyuczelniana Inauguracja Roku Akademickiego 2023/2024. Treść plakatu dostępna w notce

Inter-university inauguration of academic year 2023/2024

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